Monday, March 22, 1999 Published at 09:21 GMT
Nielsen nicks it for Spurs
Nielsen scored in the last minute of injury time
Leicester 0-1 Spurs
The Dane reacted sharply to poach a headed goal and take the Cup back to North London and book their place in the UEFA Cup next season.
But the game will be remembered as one of the dullest in recent Wembley history, with little in the way of goalscoring opportunities or flair.
The opening ten minutes were competitive, but not incisive, Leicester being aware of the threat being posed by Ginola, with Robert Ullathorne detailed to prevent any threat from the left wing.
Leicester manager Martin O'Neill had clearly worked out a gameplan to deal with Ginola, using Robbie Savage and Muzzy Izzet to cover for whenever Ullathorne was out of position.
It was Heskey who came closest to breaking the deadlock on 21 minutes, receiving a ball from Neil Lennon which seemingly had him through on goal, but Swiss international Ramon Vega came back to make a vital tackle before the burly Leicester centre forward could hit his shot.
The game's first talking point came on the half hour, when Nielsen seemed to be tripped by Ullathorne inside the penalty area as the Dane tried to get on the end of Les Ferdinand's right wing cross. But the referee allowed play to continue.
The first half finished tamely, with much of the play being compressed into the midfield, with the likes of Ginola, Ferdinand, Heskey and Izzet all struggling to make any kind of impact.
Tottenham's German international Stefan Freund had the first chance of the second half, volleying high and wide after Justin Edinburgh's throw had caused minor confusion in the Leicester penalty area.
Just when it seemed as if the game would be notable for nothing, on 63 minutes, Edinburgh and Savage clashed off the ball.
The sending off did not inspire either team, and on 75 minutes, Leicester brought on Ian Marshall for the struggling Heskey.
With ten minutes later, Iversen volleyed Elliott's clearance just a foot wide, with Keller beaten.
Then Walker failed to collect a back pass from Vega, and Cottee had a chance from a very acute angle, which he failed to take.
And within 30 seconds, Anderton's shot from 25 yards needed safe handling from Keller.
But with just a minute left, Iversen made a superb break down the right wing, and when Keller could only palm his shot, Nielsen headed in the rebound.
Leicester: Keller, Savage, Guppy, Elliott, Taggart, Walsh,
Ullathorne, Izzet, Lennon, Heskey, Cottee. Subs: Arphexad,
Campbell, Marshall, Zagorakis, Kaamark.