Spurs were the holders of the cup, and were hot favourites, while unfancied QPR had just missed out on promotion from the Second Division.
After three and a half hours of football, Spurs ran out eventual winners, 1–0 in the replay, which was only the third at that point in the 20th century.
It would be the last final involving a team from outside the top flight for 10 years.
Tottenham's victory meant that they had then won the FA Cup seven times – matching the record set by Aston Villa 25 years earlier. It also preserved their unbeaten record in FA Cup finals.
|1982 FA Cup Final|
|Event||1981–82 FA Cup|
|Date||22 May 1982|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Referee||Clive White (Middlesex)|
|Date||27 May 1982|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Referee||Clive White (Middlesex)|
Queens Park Rangers
The first game was a tense and largely dull game of few clear cut chances. QPR's young goalkeeper Peter Hucker was certainly the busier keeper although Spurs were mainly being kept to long range efforts. Hucker's performance in the first match would ultimately earn him the Man of the Match award. QPR were not outclassed however, although their attacking options were hindered when prolific striker Clive Allen who had scored the winner in the semi-final, was injured early in the game and was a peripheral figure thereafter. He was replaced by Gary Micklewhite five minutes into the second half. Ninety minutes came and went with the score 0–0. With ten minutes of extra time remaining, Glenn Hoddle found himself just outside the QPR penalty box. His shot took a deflection (off Tony Currie) and found the right-hand corner of Hucker's goal. Not to be outdone, five minutes later Simon Stainrod took a long throw ten yards from the Spurs goal line. Rangers' burly centre-back Bob Hazell, flicked the ball on at the near post and Terry Fenwick headed the ball past Spurs keeper Ray Clemence at point-blank range, making the final score 1–1.
The replay took place at Wembley five days later. Clive Allen had not recovered from his injury and his replacement on the Saturday, Gary Micklewhite, started the game. Early in the game after only six minutes had elapsed, the Spurs midfielder Graham Roberts broke through into the Rangers penalty area. Rangers' captain on the evening, Tony Currie (regular captain Glenn Roeder was suspended), made a lunge to get the ball but only succeeded in bringing Roberts down. It was a clear penalty. Glenn Hoddle coolly slotted the penalty away sending Peter Hucker the wrong way. QPR soon managed to get into the game though and before long had the ball in the net by Micklewhite, but the goal was disallowed for an offside against Stainrod. It was fair to say that for much of the rest of the game they were the better side, taking the game to their more highly fancied opponents. The only thing they could not manage to do was score. The closest they came was in the second half when John Gregory received a raking long pass from the left wing from Simon Stainrod and spotted Spurs keeper Ray Clemence slightly off his line. Gregory's audacious volleyed chip from just inside the box however, agonisingly hit the crossbar and bounced to safety. Steve Archibald hit the post late on for Spurs but Hoddle's early penalty remained the only goal, and Spurs retained the trophy just as they had done in 1962.
|Tottenham Hotspur||1–1 |
|Queens Park Rangers|
|Hoddle 110'||(Report)||Fenwick 115'|
|Tottenham Hotspur||1–0||Queens Park Rangers|
|Hoddle 6' (pen.)|
The Tottenham Hotspur squad recorded a cup final song for the 1982 final – "Tottenham Tottenham".
The 1982 FA Charity Shield was a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on 21 August 1982.
Liverpool, managed by Bob Paisley had won the 1981–82 Football League, and Tottenham, managed by Keith Burkinshaw had won the 1982 FA Cup Final for the second season in a row to qualify for the season opener which was played the week before the new league season kicked off.Ian Rush scored the only goal in the thirty second minute to win the trophy for a ninth time for Liverpool.Bob Hazell
Robert Joseph Hazell (born 14 June 1959) is a former footballer who made 266 league appearances in a 12-year career in the English Football League between 1977 and 1989. Despite being born in Kingston, Jamaica, he represented England at under-21 level. His nephew is the former Oldham Athletic defender Reuben Hazell, and his son Rohan is a non-League player.A big physical defender, he began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, featuring in the FA Youth Cup final in 1976. He moved on to Queens Park Rangers in 1979. He helped QPR to the Second Division title in 1982–83, and also played in the 1982 FA Cup Final. He moved on to Leicester City in 1983, and had a brief spell back on loan at Wolves in 1985, before he signed with Reading. He joined Port Vale in December 1986, and was a regular for the "Valiants" until a back injury forced his retirement in June 1989.Chas
Chas is a Municipal Corporation City in Bokaro district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Chas is the sub-urban area of Bokaro Steel City. Chas Nagar nigam area consists of 35 wards.Chas is notable for a large wholesale market.Clive White
Clive Bradley White (born 2 May 1940) is a retired English football referee from Harrow, Middlesex.Gary Micklewhite
Gary Micklewhite (born 21 March 1961) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Queens Park Rangers, Derby County and Gillingham in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Born in Southwark, London, Micklewhite began his career as a schoolboy with Manchester United, signing for them in March 1976. He turned professional on 23 March 1978, but despite being a regular in the club's reserve team, he could not break into the first team and signed for Queens Park Rangers on 4 July 1979. He came on a free transfer, signed by former United boss Tommy Docherty, and made his debut in a 2-0 win against Blackburn Rovers in October 1981. Micklewhite came on as a substitute for Clive Allen in the 1982 FA Cup Final and started the replay, scoring a goal which was disallowed. In all, Micklewhite played 97 league games scoring 11 goals for QPR before moving to Derby County in 1985.Gary Waddock
Gary Patrick Waddock (born 17 March 1962, in Kingsbury, London) is a former professional footballer. He was most recently manager of Aldershot Town. He formerly managed Queens Park Rangers, Aldershot Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United, and has previously worked at MK Dons as Head of Coaching and Portsmouth as assistant and caretaker manager. He grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, and attended Alperton High School.Glenn Roeder
Glenn Victor Roeder (born 13 December 1955 in Woodford, Essex) is an English football manager and former player. He was most recently managerial assistant at Stevenage. As a player, Roeder represented England B on seven occasions. A defender, he played club football for Leyton Orient, Queens Park Rangers, Notts County, Newcastle United, Watford and Gillingham. His managerial career included spells with Gillingham, Watford, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City.John Burridge
John Burridge (born 3 December 1951) is an English former football goalkeeper. In his senior career he played for 29 different clubs in a career that lasted nearly 30 years. Overall, Burridge played 771 league games in the English and Scottish leagues, and several more at non-league level. Burridge (nicknamed Budgie), played for fifteen Football League teams, which is a still-existing record.Mike Flanagan (footballer)
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Peter Hucker (born 28 October 1959) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper in The Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Born in Hampstead, he joined Queens Park Rangers as a schoolboy in December 1974, signed apprentice forms in July 1976 and turned professional in July 1977, making his league debut against Shrewsbury Town in 1981. Hucker had been at the club since he was a junior but had played very few games.He had seen a succession of managers bring their own preferred goalkeepers in while he bided his time in the reserves.
He got his big chance in a FA Cup Third Round tie at Loftus Road in 1982 against Middlesbrough. The first-choice keeper at the time, John Burridge, was injured but was also not very keen on playing on the synthetic playing surface that Loftus Road had at the time. Hucker played very well in the cup tie and retained his place for the remainder of the season, including in the 1982 FA Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur in which he was voted the 'Man of the Match' for his performance in the first game, in which he played extremely well despite being injured.
Hucker was to play a key role the following season as well as QPR stormed to the Second Division title and then the following year as Rangers finished top London club in the 1983-84 season, qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Like many of the talented players of that team his form suffered as Terry Venables left the club in 1984 to be replaced by Alan Mullery. He lost his place during the 1985-86 season (to Paul Barron and he transferred to Oxford United in February 1987. Hucker played 160 league games for QPR.
In a three-year spell at Oxford, Hucker played 66 league matches, but towards the end of his time there, he went on several loan spells, first to West Bromwich Albion in 1987–88, making seven appearances, and then twice to Manchester United without making a single appearance.
He finished his career in non-league football and went on to establish a successful goalkeeping coaching school after retiring from the game.Simon Stainrod
Simon Allan Stainrod (born 1 February 1959) is an English former footballer who played for Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Stoke City. He also played in France for RC Strasbourg and FC Rouen and in Scotland for Falkirk, Dundee and Ayr United.Steve Burke (footballer)
Steven James Burke (born 29 September 1960) is an English former footballer who played 156 games in the Football League. He played as a left winger.Steve Wicks
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Over his two spells at QPR he was part of the successful QPR side that won the Second Division Championship in 1983 and appeared in the Milk Cup Final in 1986. The cry used to be heard around Loftus Road: "6 foot 2, eyes of blue, Stevie Wicks is after you".
He later moved into management with Crawley Town, and in the Football League at that time with Scarborough, and then Lincoln City where he held the post for only 42 days. He then moved abroad and managed in New Zealand with Woodlands Wellington and subsequently Malaysian side Selangor FA from 1997 to 1998. He is currently working at Queens Park Rangers football club as part of the corporate hospitality team. He is the father of Matt Wicks who was on the books at Manchester United and Arsenal and played for Brighton and Hove Albion. After retiring from football Wicks got offered a huge managing job in Malaysia and Singapore, which he took, and all his family moved with him. He enjoyed the time away but returned to England five years later.
His son Matt was also a professional footballer.Terry Venables
Terence Frederick Venables (born 6 January 1943), often referred to as "El Tel ", is an English former football player and manager. During the 1960s and 70s, he played for various clubs including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers, and gained two caps for England.
As a club manager, Venables won the Second Division championship with Crystal Palace in 1979. He reached the 1982 FA Cup Final with Queens Park Rangers and won the Second Division in 1983. With Barcelona, he won La Liga in 1985 and reached the 1986 European Cup Final. He guided Tottenham Hotspur to FA Cup victory in 1991. He also managed Middlesbrough and Leeds United. As the England national team manager from 1994 to 1996, he reached the semi-finals of the 1996 European Championships, and managed Australia from 1997 to 1998.Tony Currie (footballer)
Anthony William Currie (born 1 January 1950) is an English former footballer who had significant spells for Sheffield United, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers as well as representing England.
He was an effervescent and exuberant attacking midfield player with the vision and ability to strike long dangerous passes. His nephew, Darren Currie, was also a midfielder.Tottenham, Tottenham
"Tottenham, Tottenham" was a single released by the English football team Tottenham Hotspur, with uncredited accompaniment by Chas & Dave, in 1982. It reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart.
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