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David Herd

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Hills­bor­ough Sta­dium, Eng­lish FA Cup Semi Fi­nal, Mar­ch 31, 1962. Af­ter dis­pens­ing of Sec­ond Di­vi­sion te­am Pre­ston North End in the pre­vi­ous ro­und of the com­pet­i­tion, Matt Busby´s Man­chester Uni­ted suc­cumbed to a 3-1 de­feat at the hands of FA Cup hold­ers Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur at Hills­bor­ough in Sheffield. 

Man­chester Uni­ted fou­nd them­selves a goal down in the fourth min­ute of the semi fi­nal when Jim­my Greaves be­at Da­vid Gaskell wi­th a trade­mark fin­ish. The Man­cuni­ans push­ed hard for an equal­iser, but in­stead it was The Li­ly­whites who mo­ved fur­ther in front as Cliff Jones con­ver­ted a cross from John White in the 24th min­ute of the ga­me. Da­vid Herd, who had joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted from Ar­senal at the be­gin­ning of the 1961-62 sea­son, ma­naged to re­duce the de­fi­cit for The Reds in the 82nd min­ute, on­ly for Welsh in­ter­na­tion­al Terry Med­win to score a third goal for the White Hart Laners when the wing­er head­ed ho­me five min­utes la­ter. Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Te­am: Bill Bro­wn, Mau­rice Nor­man, Dave Mac­kay, Pe­ter Baker, Ron Henry, Dan­ny Blanch­flower, Jim­my Greaves, Terry Med­win, Bob­by Smith, Cliff Jones, John White. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid Gaskell, Noel Can­t­well, To­ny Dun­ne, Bill Foulk­es, Johnny Giles, Norbert Law­ton, Nob­by Sti­les, Mau­rice Set­ters, Bob­by Charl­ton, Da­vid Herd, Al­bert Quix­all. Sub­stitutes: None.


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In the fir­st ever en­counter be­tween Man­chester Uni­ted, then called New­ton Heath, and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur on the 28th of Jan­uary 1899, the two clubs drew 2-2 at Northum­ber­land Park in North Lon­don in the FA Cup Fir­st Ro­und. The South­ern Lea­gue si­de won the re­play at Bank Street in Clay­ton by 5-3. 


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