Tottenham 3-0 Coventry

Spurs' new reality fits with cup romance

January 5, 2013
By Andy Brassell, White Hart Lane
Less than five minutes were on the clock when the 5,000-strong travelling contingent began to chant "there's only one Gary Mabbutt", in honour of the former Spurs captain whose extra-time own goal clinched Coventry's last major trophy. When the man himself gamely came out at half-time to give a fairly jovial pitchside interview on his inadvertently decisive role in that classic FA Cup final of 1987, all four stands of White Hart Lane applauded.

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