On this date, 25th April, a goal by Micky Hazard was enough to defeat Hajduk Split and take Tottenham into the 1984 UEFA Cup Final.
25th April, 1984
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Hajduk Split 0 UEFA Cup Semi-Final (2nd Leg) [Agg. 2 - 2 Spurs won on away goals]
Team: Parks; Thomas, Hughton; Roberts, Miller, Perryman; Hazard, Archibald, Falco, Stevens (Mabbutt), Galvin
On this date, 25th April, Tottenham have played two UEFA Cup semi-final ties. Both were second leg matches at White Hart Lane and had similar results but contrasting outcomes in 1973 and 1984 when Tottenham played Liverpool and Hadjuk Split.
Having lost the first leg game by 1 – 2 with Split scoring twice in the second half Tottenham were under pressure to regain the initiative. They scored after six minutes when at a free kick outside the penalty area, Micky Hazard managed to bend the ball round the wall and inside the post. Spurs had the slender advantage that if the score remained unchanged they would progress on the away goals rule.
It was a long tense evening at White Hart Lane - Hajduk Split attacked and Spurs survived a major scare when Tony Parks parried the ball onto the bar which it rolled along before dropping to the ground where a flapping and relieved goalkeeper fell on it.
Earlier in the season manager, Keith Burkinshaw, had announced that he would be leaving at the end of the season and the players were determined to give him a leaving present, the UEFA Cup. At least, they had reached the Final.
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