Clough had made several odd decisions in his starting line-up, and going into the match his supporters weren’t at all convinced.
The opening minutes were notable for a crazy, vicious tackle made by Paul Gascoigne, after which he was forced to leave the pitch, having damaged his own knee in the incident. Forest scored from the subsequent free kick.
With the match having gone the full distance, the scores were level at 1-1. Both teams were exhausted, and stayed on the pitch awaiting extra time.
Venables gathered his team around him and went into overdrive, inspiring them for one last great effort. But Clough was strangely ineffective and just sat on the bench, leaving his side to their own devices.
In extra time, Tottenham prevailed – with an own goal from their opponents.