1961 FA Cup Final
Tottenham 2 Leicester City 0
Played at Wembley, Att: 100,00
Spurs Team: 1.Bill Brown, 2.Peter Baker, 3.Ron Henry, 4.Danny Blanchflower, 5.Maurice Norman, 6.Dave Mackay, 7.Cliff Jones, 8.John White, 9.Bobby Smith, 10.Les Allen, 11.Terry Dyson
Spurs Scorer(s): Bobby Smith, Terry Dyson
Match Report: Tottenham had made certain of the League championship on 17 April, nineteen days before the Cup Final.
But could 'Super Spurs' land the League and Cup double?
Despite an early injury to right-back Chalmers - another victim of the famous 'Wembley hoodoo' - Leicester City's
rearranged side held their own successfully for forty-five minutes against a Tottenham team hardly recognizable
as the one which had attracted over two and a half million fans in a season of sparkling displays.
But if Tottenham were disappointing, judged by their own standards, their opponents never really looked like scoring.
The vital first goal was scored by the hard-working Bobby Smith. With about twenty-five minutes of the match remaining,
he dashed into a vacant space to receive a pass in the inside-right position and hammered in a powerful drive
on the half-turn. Seven minutes later, White intercepted a square pass on the half-way line,
quickly moved the ball to Smith, and Dyson joyfully raced in to head the far post centre firmly past Banks
to make the result, and the 'double', quite certain.
Spurs Route to Final: Third Round - SPURS v Charlton Ath 3-2. Fourth Round - SPURS v Crewe Alex 5-1. Fifth Round - Aston Villa v SPURS 0-2. Quarter Final - Sunderland v SPURS 1-1, 0-5. Semi Final - SPURS v Burnley 3-0
1961 FA Cup Final footage