the spurs almanac

april 25th

            Results
         (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1895 London Caledonians H Friendly 2 - 0
1896 Wellingborough H Friendly 3 - 0
1898 Aston Villa H Friendly 2 - 3
1901 Luton Town H Southern League 3 - 2
1903 Kettering Town A Southern League 0 - 1
1904 Northampton Town A Southern League 1 - 0
1906 Southampton A Western League 0 - 1
1914 Sheffield Wednesday A First Division 0 - 2
1921 Huddersfield Town A First Division 0 - 2
1925 Nottingham Forest A First Division 0 -1
1931 Barnsley H Second Division 4 - 2
1936 Doncaster Rovers H Second Division 3 - 1
1949 Hibernian H Friendly 2 - 5
1953 Wolverhampton Wanderers H First Division 3 - 2
1959 Preston North End A First Division 2 - 2
1964 Leicester City A First Division 1 - 0
1966 West Ham United A First Division 0 - 2
1973 Liverpool H UEFA Cup Semi-Final 2L 2 - 1
1981 Liverpool H First Division 1 - 1
1984 Hajduk Split (Yugoslavia) H UEFA Cup Semi-Final 2L 1 - 0
1987 Oxford United H First Division 3 - 1
1992 Everton H First Division 3 - 3
1998 Newcastle United H Premier League 2 - 0
2004 Arsenal H Premier League 2 - 2
2005 Arsenal A Premier League 0 - 1
2009 Manchester United A Premier League 2 - 5
2015 Southampton A Premier League 2 - 2
2016 West Bromwich Albion H Premier League 1 - 1

 

           Notable Dates

1901 E.G. Hudson makes his only Spurs appearance in the inside forward position.

Jimmy Melia scores his only goal for Tottenham.

Joe Moffat scores for the first time for the club.

1903

George Clawley and William Dryburgh play their last games for Spurs.

1904

Fred Mearns and Arthur Turner play their last games in the shirt of Tottenham Hotspur.

1914 Sid Crowl plays his first and last game for Spurs.
1921 Spurs first away defeat to Huddersfield Town.
1931 George Hunt and Ted Harper score two goals apiece in this match to equal the most scored by a Spurs payer against Barnsley.  Harper's goals gave him a total of 36 for the season - at the time a record for Spurs that stood until 1962-63.
1942 Tom Morris, half back 1899-1913, dies.
1953 The last Tottenham match for Les Medley.
1964 John White nets his final goal for the club in the last game before his death.

Tony Marchi makes his last Spurs appearance

1965 Ally Dick, Spurs' youngest League debutant and winger 1981-1986, born.
1973 Having trailed from the first leg, Spurs had to get the upper hand over Liverpool to go through to the UEFA Cup final.  Spurs went ahead after half-time with a trademark Martin Peters header, but then Steve Heighway scored for Liverpool, meaning Spurs needed two more to progress.  While Peters did score another, the woodwork denied Tottenham a third and it was Liverpool with their away goal who went on to the final.
1976 Gilberto da Silva Melo, defender 2008-2009, born.
1984 Having lost the away leg, but scored an away goal, a single Micky Hazard strike from a free kick gave Tottenham the passage through to the Final of the UEFA Cup for the third time.  In the celebrations, one of Hazard's contact lenses fell out and he had to leave the field to replace it !!  Apart from a shot which Parks fumbled upwards onto the bar before gratefully grabbing inches in front of the goal-line, Spurs managed to cope with all that Hajduk Split threw at them.
1987 Glenn Hoddle runs from the halfway line, bamboozling two defenders on the edge of the centre circle and shimmying past Peter Hucker in goal without touching the ball to score an outstanding farewell Tottenham goal to the White Hart Lane crowd in his penultimate home game before leaving for Monaco.
1992 Jeff Minton scores his only goal for Spurs on his debut in midfield.  

This match marked the last home game for the mercurial Paul Gascoigne and ace goalscorer Gary Lineker and the fact was marked by presenting them with small replicas of the FA Cup to thank them for their part in achieving the win in that competition in 1991.

Paul Stewart scores the last goal of his Tottenham career.

Paul Walsh's last appearance in a Spurs shirt. 

1998 It was the returning Jurgen Klinsmann who, in the torrential rain, scored the first goal in this match that Spurs had to win to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.  Another from Les Ferdinand sealed the victory.
2004 Jamie Redknapp hits his last goal for Spurs.
2009 Darren Bent scores his 50th career Premier League goal.
2015 Tottenham's second goal was the club's 100th goal scored away against Southampton.

Information gathered from "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts, Spurs Handbooks, 
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.

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