FA Cup Final Week: Tottenham Hotspur's Ricky Villa Goes Solo Against Manchester City In 1981 Replay (VIDEO)

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Had Tommy Hutchison not netted an own goal for Tottenham against Manchester City, the Lilywhites' greatest FA Cup moment would never have been realised.

Ricky Villa, one of two Argentinians signed by Spurs along with Ossie Ardiles, was substituted for Garth Brooke in the 68th minute at Wembley after a disappointing performance during the 1-1 draw.

Yet five days later, manager Keith Burkinshaw retained the South American in his starting lineup and Villa repaid him with the opening goal of the replay inside eight minutes.

To quote Michael Caine (or not), not a lot of people remember that. And that is because Villa's first goal is buried beneath his 76th minute winner. Watch the video to see why as Spurs' love affair with years ending in '1' continued.

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