Greaves was given a by Spurs on 17 October 1972 in a 2—1 win over at White Hart Lane attended by over 45,000 people.
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We'd have drink in the house and he'd pour me a wine — before he had his stroke, of course.
His replacement for the quarter-final against , , scored the only goal of the game and kept his place all the way to , where Hurst scored a hat-trick as England won the tournament.
During a match against , Greaves kicked a player who had spat in his face.
Nicholson bought Greaves a new strike partner in from for a £125,000 fee, with Gilzean dropping further back into midfield to accommodate, but Greaves and Chivers were not as effective together as Nicholson had hoped.