Wednesday, December 2, 1998 Published at 23:39 GMT
Ginola magic seals Spurs win
David Ginola skips past United youngster Jonathan Greening
Tottenham 3 Man Utd 1
The win was made possible by Chris Armstrong, who scored two headed goals early in the second half following a dreadful first period.
Spurs will now play Wimbledon in the two-legged semi-final with the north London club at home in the first game.
Ronnie Johnsen was also in the line up as were Nicky Butt, Ole Gunnar Solksjar, Henning Berg and Phil Neville. But the rest of the United team had a youthful look about it.
Spurs picked a full strength side, although Ian Walker returned in goal and Colin Calderwood was back from suspension.
The first half was poor with only Solksjaer and Ginola remotely threatening, as too many passes were misplaced.
At half time Spurs boss George Graham brought Ruel Fox on for Calderwood to try to add some life to the match.
Before long it was two. Armstrong scoring again with his head, this time at the near post after a super cross from Ginola on the left.
Butt then had United's best chance so far, but with only Walker to beat, he skied a shot over the bar.
Steffen Iversen missed a glorious chance for Spurs, one they almost had reason to regret.
Sheringham then scored against his former club, directing a header across Walker into the corner after Neville's left wing cross.
Alex Ferguson then sent on another attacking option, but in keeping with his selection it was a youngster Alex Notman.
He set up a repeat chance for Sheringham but this time the England striker headed straight at Walker.
The United second string were now looking more dangerous and Spurs looked set for a difficult final quarter of an hour.
That was until a piece of magic from Ginola sealed their semi final place with six minutes to go.
Anderton played the ball to the Frenchman 30 yards from goal. Ginola moved forward and skipped past Giggs before curling a superb shot around Van Der Gouw.
It was a goal fit to win any game - no matter who the opposing manager had decided to select.
Tottenham: Walker, Carr, Calderwood, Nielsen, Anderton, Armstrong, Ginola, Iversen, Sinton, Campbell, Young. Subs: Baardsen, Wilson, Ferdinand, Fox, Clemence.
Man Utd: Van Der Gouw, Clegg, Curtis, Neville, Berg, Johnsen, Greening, Butt, Solskjaer, Sheringham, Giggs. Subs: Wallwork, Beckham, Blomqvist, Notman, Culkin.
Referee: P Jones (Loughborough)