On this day, 29 years ago, Paul Gascoigne, Gazza, scored one of the greatest goals in Spurs’ history.
On 14th April 1990, Gascoigne’s free-kick was the opening goal in a 3-1 FA Cup semi final win over Arsenal. His six goals in the competition that year helped Tottenham to a FA Cup win – to date, our last.
It would prove to be his last great act in a Spurs shirt after injuring himself just 15 minutes into the Final. Gascoigne ruptured his cruciate ligaments with a terrible tackle on Nottingham Forest’s Gary Charles, an injury that kept him out for the entire 1991-92 season.
Spurs, under huge financial pressure, eventually sold him for £5.5 million to Lazio the following summer.