Tottenham On This Day: Micky Hazard Goal Takes Spurs To UEFA Cup Final


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.

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25th April, 1984

Tottenham Hotspur 1  Hajduk Split 0  UEFA Cup Semi-Final (2nd Leg)  [Agg. 2 - 2 Spurs won on away goals]

Scorer: Hazard

Team: Parks; Thomas, Hughton; Roberts, Miller, Perryman; Hazard, Archibald, Falco, Stevens (Mabbutt), Galvin

Tottenham v Hajduk Split (UEFA Cup s/f)

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.

Spurs win 1984 UEFA Cup semi-final. [Photo: Logan Holmes]

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  • jim

    There used to be a football club there. Spurs won things. Since then, 3 trophies in 30 years. I suppose you have to believe that the good times could return, but until then you have to be content with 6th and no cups !

    • Logan Holmes

      Yes, I so long for an FA Cup success – it’s long overdue for a club with our traditions in the competition. !991 – 23 years since our last win, yet surprisingly Spurs are still 3rd on the list of all time winners.

      “believe that the good times could return” that’s what keeps us going season after season – that this might be our year – I’m referring to 2014-15 now. I’d hate to throw it all in now after all these years and next season be the year Spurs take the PL by storm. ‘Dream on!’ COYS!

      • jim

        Liverpool have shown it’s not just about money. Everton to an extent too. For all their money, Manchester City and Chelsea have weaknesses, and hopefully FFP will take away at least some of their financial advantage.
        Good management, on and off the field, is often as important as loads of money.
        Spurs could have their day again, hopefully.

  • jim

    It was 50 years ago today that John White played his last League game for Spurs, at Leicester, and scored.