The 101st FA Cup competition didn’t end in such dramatic fashion as the 100th. It did end in another victory for Spurs though, after another replayed final. After extra time, the first game ended 1-1. In the replay a Glenn Hoddle penalty after 6 minutes was enough to defeat QPR.
The semi final line up saw Spurs take on Leicester with Garth Crooks and Ian Wilson seeing off Leicester City at Villa Park. At Highbury in the battle of the TLA’s, future Spurs hero Clive Allen’s single strike was enough for QPR against WBA.
In the quarter finals Leicester had finally put an end to Shrewsbury Town’s dramatic run. The Shrews had seen off Ipswich Town in the previous round in an act of giant killing. Previously they had beaten Burnley and Port Vale. In the second round, non-league Altrincham had beaten Sheffield United who were playing in what was their only ever season in the bottom division in the Football League.
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