THE ROAD TO GLORY
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Now that we’re in a year ending in ‘One’ and look forward to celebrating a number of anniversaries of our previous trophy triumphs, in each matchday programme this season we’ll reflect on one game that we played along the road to glory in one of those successes.

THE TROPHY: 1981 FA CUP

THE MATCH: SPURS 3 COVENTRY CITY 1

THE DATE: 14 FEBRUARY 1981

Having faced Third Division and Second Division sides already in the 1980/81 FA Cup, we had Division One opposition to overcome in the form of Coventry City at the fifth round stage.

Hull City and QPR had been duly dispatched with victories at White Hart Lane – the latter in a replay - and it was another home draw in round five as hopes of reaching a first FA Cup Final for 14 years started to grow around the club. We had never met the Sky Blues in the FA Cup before despite the long histories of both clubs and at that time, Coventry had never gone further than the quarter-finals of the competition so their own ambitions were clear to see.

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