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banner Thursday, 10 May, 2001, 09:47 GMT 10:47 UK
1981 - Villa thriller
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After a final which had seen Tommy Hutchison score at both ends to force a replay, the fireworks were well and truly lit on a damp, dark night at Wembley.

In contrast to the original clash, the replay flowed from the very first whistle and Spurs and Manchester City exchanged goals in the opening 10 minutes through Ricardo Villa and Steve Mackenzie.

City got their noses in front four minutes into the second half when Kevin Reeves fired home a penalty after Paul Miller and Chris Hughton had combined to squeeze out Dave Bennett.

Ricky Villa celebrates winning the FA Cup for Spurs
Villa reels away after scoring an all-time great goal

But Spurs hit back when Garth Crooks rammed home an equaliser 20 minutes from time, setting the stage for one of the greatest winning goals ever seen in a Wembley final.

Villa was faced with a sea of blue shirts as he picked up Tony Galvin's pass on the edge of the area.

But the Agentina midfielder weaved his way past Tony Caton, Ray Ranson then, cruelly, Caton again before sliding a shot beyond the advancing Joe Corrigan.

FA Cup Final 1981
Tottenham 3-2 Man City
Scorers:
Spurs: Villa 7, 76; Crooks 70
Man City: MacKenzie 10; Reeves (pen) 49
HT: 1-1
Att: 92,000

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