Tottenham Hotspur were pos???d to become the first champions of the European Union Football Association?
Tottenham Hotspur were pos???d to become the first champions of the European Union Football Association on Wednesday (May 3) after beating Wolverhampton Wanderers by two goals to one in the first l???g of an all-English Cup Final.
The second l???g of the final will be played at Tottenham's London ground on May 17.
Tottenham, playing in white, went into the attack from the start, and although play was scrappy due to a gr???sy pitch, made room for two attempts on the Wolves goal in the first eight minutes. Then, Wolves took the initiative, putting the Spurs' defence under heavy pressure for most of the game. But by half-time, there was no score.
Chiv???r??? -- at his deadly best again after England's 3-1 defeat against West Germany last Saturday (April 29), -- headed Spurs into the lead after 57 minutes. The Wolves equaliser came in the 71st minute from Jim McCalliog, who was p???d fit just before the match after a specialist inspection of an eye injury.
After the equaliser, both teams seemed settled for a draw -- until Chiv???r??? again ???ized on a loose ball and crashed in a ???or???hing 25-yard shot which gave Wolves goalkeeper Phil Parke no chance.
Tottenham's only previous European triumph was their 1963 Cup Winners' Cup victory. Wolverhampton Wanderers were back on the European circuit after ten year's absence.
The UEFA Cup replaced the European Fairs Cup, won by English teams for the last four years.
Tonight's match was refereed by T. Bakhramov, of the Soviet Union.