Spurs 4 Manchester Utd 0

Frank Barson

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0, White Hart Lane, Eng­lish FA Cup Fourth Ro­und Fix­ture, Feb­ruary 3, 1923. Af­ter hav­ing dis­patched of fel­low Sec­ond Di­vi­sion club Brad­ford City in the third ro­und, Man­chester Uni­ted fou­nd them­selves knock­ed out of the com­pet­i­tion as Frank Bar­son and com­pany lost 4-0 to Fir­st Di­vi­sion Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur in front of al­most 40,000 spec­tat­ors at White Hart Lane.

Man­chester Uni­ted came in­to this en­counter on the back of a 1-0 Sec­ond Di­vi­sion tri­umph ag­ainst Leeds at El­land Road, where­as Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur had in­flic­ted a 3-0 de­feat on Old­ham Ath­let­ic 3-0 at White Hart Lane in Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One. 1921 FA Cup Win­ners Tot­ten­ham were firm fa­vor­ites to be­at Man­chester Uni­ted who had suf­fered re­leg­a­tion to the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion the pre­vi­ous sea­son af­ter fin­ish­ing rock bot­tom of the Fir­st Di­vi­sion, and the North Lon­doners had no prob­lems what­soever ag­ainst The Reds who they de­mol­ished 4-0 cour­tesy of a tre­ble by Middle­sex born wing­er Charles Hand­ley and a single from ex-Raith Rov­ers for­ward Al­ex Lind­say. Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Te­am: Her­bert Blake, Tho­mas Clay, Ro­bert Bro­wn, Harry Lowe, Ar­thur Grims­dell, Ber­tram Smith, Jim­my Dim­mock, Al­ex­an­der Lind­say, Fanny Walden, Jim­my Seed, Charles Hand­ley. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: John Mew, Charles Rad­ford, John Sil­cock, Frank Bar­son, Clar­ence Hilditch, John Grim­wood, Ern­est Gold­thorpe, Ed­ward Part­ridge, Joseph My­er­scough, Wil­fred Lieves­ley, Ar­thur Lochhead.

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