1971 League Cup Final
Tottenham 2 A Villa 0
Played at Wembley, Att: 100,000
Spurs Team:1.Pat Jennings, 2.Joe Kinnear, 3.Cyril Knowles, 4.Alan Mullery, 5.Peter Collins, 6.Phil Beal, 7.Alan Gilzean, 8.Steve Perryman, 9.Martin Chivers, 10.Martin Peters, 11.Jimmy Neighbour, Sub (not used): Jimmy Pearce
Spurs Scorer(s):Martin Chivers (2)
Match Report: At the time, Spurs were riding high in the First Division (the top level of league football in England at that time) and Aston Villa, the most successful club of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras and a traditional heavyweight, was in the old Third Division (then the third tier of English football), to which it had never previously sunk.
Despite the disparity in the teams' league positions, Aston Villa dominated proceedings, creating several scoring opportunities.
However, Spurs' league standing eventually told, as Martin Chivers, scored Tottenham's first on 79 minutes after the ball was deflected into his path close in by a Villa defender. Three minutes later he scored a second, running through a Villa defence worn out by its efforts at marking him. The match finished 20 to Spurs.
Spurs Route to Final: Second Round - SPURS v Swansea 2-0. Third Round - SPURS v Sheff Utd 2-1. Fourth Round - SPURS v WBA 5-0. Quarter Final - SPURS v Coventry C 4-1. Semi Final - Bristol City v SPURS 1-1, 2-0