Norwich City conqueror Ralph Coates dies

Former England midfielder Ralph Coates - who scored the winning goal for Tottenham on Norwich City's first Wembley appearance -

has died at the age of 64.

Coates died peacefully this morning following a stroke.

He was capped four times by England and scored the winner for Spurs in their 1973 League Cup final victory over the Canaries after coming on as a substitute for John Pratt.

Coates started his career at Burnley and also played for Leyton Orient.


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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said this morning: 'He was just a great guy, one of life's nice fellas. He is still loved here.

'I came across him in his Burnley days. We have sent condolences to his family.'

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