1962 FA Cup Final
Tottenham 3 Burnley 1
Played at Wembley, Att: 100,000
Spurs Team: 1.Bill Brown, 2.Peter Baker, 3.Ron Henry, 4.Danny Blanchflower, 5.Maurice Norman, 6.Dave Mackay,
7.Terry Medwin, 8.John White, 9.Bobby Smith, 10.Jimmy Greaves, 11.Cliff Jones
Spurs Scorer(s): Danny Blanchflower (pen), Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves
Match Report: The 'Chessboard Final' of 1962 was a mixture of patience and artistry, rather than fire and passion,
and some thought the match strangely flat and lacking in excitement.
No team had lost a Wembley Final after winning there a year earlier, and Burnley's hopes of forcing Spurs to become
the first side to do so took a jolt as early as the third minute, when Greaves scored. Tottenham kept their lead
to the interval, but Burnley were level a few minutes later. Pointer swept the ball out to Harris on the left and Robson
diverted his centre between Spurs goalkeeper Brown and a post-the one hundredth goal to be scored in a Wembley Final.
Ten minutes from time Spurs ended the doubts. Smith appeared to foul Blacklaw as they went up for White's lob
into the middle, and when Medwin hit the loose ball goalwards, Burnley centre-half Cummings handled on the line.
Blanchflower sent Blacklaw the wrong way with the spot-kick.
Spurs Route to Final: Third
Round - Birmingham C v SPURS 3-3,2-4. Fourth Round - Plymouth v SPURS 1-5.
Fifth Round - WBA v SPURS 2-4. Quarter Final - SPURS v Aston Villa 2-0. Semi Final - Man Utd v SPURS 1-3
1962 FA Cup Final footage