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The 1982 FA Cup Final took place on 22 May 1982 at Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers.

1982 FA Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1981–82 FA Cup
Final
Date22 May 1982
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeClive White (Middlesex)
Attendance100,000
Replay
Date27 May 1982
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeClive White (Middlesex)
Attendance100,000
1981
1983

Spurs were the holders of the cup, and were hot favourites, while unfancied QPR had just missed out on promotion from the Second Division.

After three and a half hours of football, Spurs ran out eventual winners, 1–0 in the replay, which was only the third at that point in the 20th century.

It would be the last final involving a team from outside the top flight for 10 years.

Tottenham's victory meant that they had then won the FA Cup seven times – matching the record set by Aston Villa 25 years earlier. It also preserved their unbeaten record in FA Cup finals.

Tottenham's Argentinian player Ricky Villa decided not to play in the final because of the ongoing Falklands War.[1]

Contents

Road to WembleyEdit

Tottenham HotspurEdit

Home teams listed first. Round 3: Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Arsenal

 

Round 4: Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Leeds United

 

Round 5: Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Aston Villa

Round 6: Chelsea 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur

 

Semi-final: Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 Leicester City (at Villa Park, Birmingham)

Queens Park RangersEdit

Home teams listed first. Round 3: Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Middlesbrough

Replay: Middlesbrough 2–3 Queens Park Rangers

Round 4: Blackpool 0–0 Queens Park Rangers

Replay: Queens Park Rangers 5–1 Blackpool

Round 5: Queens Park Rangers 3–1 Grimsby Town

Round 6: Queens Park Rangers 1–0 Crystal Palace

Semi-final: West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Queens Park Rangers (at Highbury, London)

Match summaryEdit

The first game was a tense and largely dull game of few clear cut chances. QPR's young goalkeeper Peter Hucker was certainly the busier keeper although Spurs were mainly being kept to long range efforts. Hucker's performance in the first match would ultimately earn him the Man of the Match award. QPR were not outclassed however, although their attacking options were hindered when prolific striker Clive Allen who had scored the winner in the semi-final, was injured early in the game and was a peripheral figure thereafter. He was replaced by Gary Micklewhite five minutes into the second half. Ninety minutes came and went with the score 0–0. With ten minutes of extra time remaining, Glenn Hoddle found himself just outside the QPR penalty box. His shot took a deflection (off Tony Currie) and found the right-hand corner of Hucker's goal. Not to be outdone, five minutes later Simon Stainrod took a long throw ten yards from the Spurs goal line. Rangers' burly centre-back Bob Hazell, flicked the ball on at the near post and Terry Fenwick headed the ball past Spurs keeper Ray Clemence at point-blank range, making the final score 1–1.

ReplayEdit

The replay took place at Wembley five days later. Clive Allen had not recovered from his injury and his replacement on the Saturday, Gary Micklewhite, started the game. Early in the game after only six minutes had elapsed, the Spurs midfielder Graham Roberts broke through into the Rangers penalty area. Rangers' captain on the evening, Tony Currie (regular captain Glenn Roeder was suspended), made a lunge to get the ball but only succeeded in bringing Roberts down. It was a clear penalty. Glenn Hoddle coolly slotted the penalty away sending Peter Hucker the wrong way. QPR soon managed to get into the game though and before long had the ball in the net by Micklewhite, but the goal was disallowed for an offside against Stainrod. It was fair to say that for much of the rest of the game they were the better side, taking the game to their more highly fancied opponents. The only thing they could not manage to do was score. The closest they came was in the second half when John Gregory received a raking long pass from the left wing from Simon Stainrod and spotted Spurs keeper Ray Clemence slightly off his line. Gregory's audacious volleyed chip from just inside the box however, agonisingly hit the crossbar and bounced to safety. Steve Archibald hit the post late on for Spurs but Hoddle's early penalty remained the only goal, and Spurs retained the trophy just as they had done in 1962.

Match detailsEdit

Tottenham Hotspur1–1
(a.e.t)
Queens Park Rangers
Hoddle   110' (Report) Fenwick   115'
Attendance: 100,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tottenham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QPR
GK 1   Ray Clemence
LB 2   Chris Hughton
CB 3   Paul Miller
CB 4   Paul Price
RM 5   Micky Hazard   104'
RB 6   Steve Perryman (c)
CM 7   Graham Roberts
CF 8   Steve Archibald
LM 9   Tony Galvin
CM 10   Glenn Hoddle
CF 11   Garth Crooks
Substitute:
MF 12   Garry Brooke   104'
Manager:
  Keith Burkinshaw
GK 1   Peter Hucker
RB 2   Terry Fenwick
LB 3   Ian Gillard
CM 4   Gary Waddock
CB 5   Bob Hazell
CB 6   Glenn Roeder (c)
LM 7   Tony Currie
CM 8   Mike Flanagan
CF 9   Clive Allen   50'
CF 10   Simon Stainrod
RM 11   John Gregory
Substitute:
MF 12   Gary Micklewhite   50'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.
  • One substitute.

ReplayEdit

Tottenham Hotspur1–0Queens Park Rangers
Hoddle   6' (pen.)
Attendance: 90,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tottenham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QPR
GK 1   Ray Clemence
LB 2   Chris Hughton
CB 3   Paul Miller
CB 4   Paul Price
RM 5   Micky Hazard   67'
RB 6   Steve Perryman (c)
CM 7   Graham Roberts
CF 8   Steve Archibald
LM 9   Tony Galvin
CM 10   Glenn Hoddle
CF 11   Garth Crooks
Substitute:
CM 12   Garry Brooke   67'
Manager:
  Keith Burkinshaw
GK 1   Peter Hucker
CB 2   Terry Fenwick
LB 3   Ian Gillard
CM 4   Gary Waddock
CB 5   Bob Hazell
RB 6   Warren Neill
CM 7   Tony Currie (c)
LM 8   Mike Flanagan
CF 9   Gary Micklewhite   84'
CF 10   Simon Stainrod
RM 11   John Gregory
Substitute:
MF 12   Steve Burke   84'
Manager:
  Terry Venables

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • One substitute.

Cup final songEdit

The Tottenham Hotspur squad recorded a cup final song for the 1982 final – "Tottenham Tottenham".[2]

External linksEdit

  • Match report at fa-cupfinals.co.uk
  • [2] 1981–82 F.A Cup Results at soccerbase.com
  • [3] 1982 Cup Final at sportingchronicle.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ricky Villa: 'I recognise I am a little part of English football history'". The Independent. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ [1]