1962 FA Cup Final: Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 Burnley

  • Tottenham Hotspur
    • McGrath Goal 41' (o.g.)
    • Deeley Goal 67', 88'
  • Burnley

Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday 5th May 1962

Attendance: 100,000

Match Referee: J Finney (Hereford)

Team Line-ups:

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 1Bill Brown
  • 2Peter Baker
  • 3Ron Henry
  • 4Danny Blanchflower (c)
  • 5Maurice Norman
  • 6Dave Mackay
  • 7Terry Medwin
  • 8John White
  • 9Bobby Smith
  • 10Jimmy Greaves
  • 11Cliff Jones
  • Manager
  • Bill Nicholson


  • 1 Adam Blacklaw
  • 2 John Angus
  • 3 Alex Elder
  • 4 Jimmy Adamson (c)
  • 5 Tommy Cummings
  • 6 Brian Miller
  • 7 John Connelly
  • 8 Jimmy McIlroy
  • 9 Ray Pointer
  • 10 Jimmy Robson
  • 11 Gordon Harris
  • Manager
  • Harry Potts

Match Highlights

FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley FA Cup Final 1962: Match Ticket

Above: Cup Final Match Ticket

FA Cup Final 1962: Pitch Entrance

Above: Teams Make Their Entrance onto the Pitch

The 'Chessboard Final' of 1962 was a mixture of patience and artistry, rather than fire and passion, and some thought the match strangely flat and lacking in excitement.

FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham's Ron Henry at the bottom of the pyramid

Above: Tottenham's Ron Henry at the bottom of the pyramid

No team had lost a Wembley Final after winning there a year earlier, and Burnley's hopes of forcing Spurs to become the first side to do so took a jolt as early as the third minute, when Greaves scored. Tottenham kept their lead to the interval, but Burnley were level a few minutes later. Pointer swept the ball out to Harris on the left and Robson diverted his centre between Spurs goalkeeper Brown and a post-the one hundredth goal to be scored in a Wembley Final.

FA Cup Final 1962: Pitch Entrance

Tottenham players appeal after Burnley's centre-half, Cummings, handles on the line.

Ten minutes from time Spurs ended the doubts. Smith appeared to foul Blacklaw as they went up for White's lob into the middle, and when Medwin hit the loose ball goalwards, Burnley centre-half Cummings handled on the line. Blanchflower sent Blacklaw the wrong way with the spot-kick.

FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Winners

Goal-scorers Bobby Smith, Danny Blanchflower and Jimmy Greaves hold the FA Cup after their win over Burnley.

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