the spurs almanac

april 4th

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

1885 Mars H Friendly Unknown
1890 Dreadnought H Friendly 0 - 1
1896 Oswaldtwistle Rovers H Friendly 4 - 0
1899 Brighton United H United League 3 - 0
1903 Reading A Southern League 0 - 0
1904 Portsmouth A Southern League 0 -1
1908 Reading H Southern League 2 - 0
1914 Liverpool H First Division 0 - 0
1925 Sheffield United A First Division 0 - 2
1931 Port Vale A Second Division 0 - 3
1936 Blackpool A Second Division 4 - 2
1942 Reading H London War Cup Group 3 2 - 1
1947 Nottingham Forest H Second Division 2 - 0
1953 Bolton Wanderers A First Division 3 - 2
1958 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 0 - 0
1959 Luton Town H First Division 3 - 0
1964 Ipswich Town H First Division 6 - 3
1969 Coventry City H First Division 2 - 0
1970 Chelsea A First Division 0 - 1
1981 Everton H First Division 2 - 2
1983 Arsenal H First Division 5 - 0
1987 Norwich City H First Division 3 - 0
1988 Queens Park Rangers A First Division 0 - 2
1989 Charlton Athletic A Steve Gritt Testimonial 3 - 4
1992 Aston Villa H First Division 2 - 5
1993 Arsenal Wembley FA Cup Semi-Final 0 - 1
1994 West Ham United H Premier League 1 - 4
1998 Everton H Premier League 1 - 1
2009 Blackburn Rovers A Premier League 1 - 2
2013 FC Basel (Switzerland) H Europa League QF 1L 2 - 2

 

          Notable Dates

1902 

Cyril Spiers, goalkeeper 1927-1932, born.

1903 

Bob Houston plays his last game for Spurs.

1904 

Allan Leach-Lewis makes his final appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

1914 Fanny Walden played his first England game while his colleagues took on Liverpool.  Walden is the smallest player ever to represent his country standing at just 5'2".

George Bowler and Bill Cartwright both play their last game for the club.

1925 Arthur Turner, winger 1903-1904, dies.
1931 Tottenham's biggest defeat in an away game against Port Vale.
1936 George Hunt scores a hat trick to help Spurs to a win over Blackpool.
1942 Ace goal-getter Andy Duncan scores his last goal for the club.
1953 Alfie Stokes scores once on his debut in the forward line.
1964 Spurs won the highest scoring game ever played between them and Ipswich Town, with Cliff Jones scoring a hat trick.

Jimmy Robertson scores his first goal for the club.

John Hollowbread and Mel Hopkins play their last matches for Spurs.

1983 Tottenham's equal biggest home win over Arsenal with goals coming from Brazil (his first for Tottenham), Falco 2 and Hughton 2.  Revenge was obtained for a defeat by a similar score some five years before.
1987 Clive Allen scores all three goals in Tottenham's win over Norwich City.
1988 Bobby Mimms acquires his nickname "Booby" after letting a soft long-range shot from David Kerslake (then playing for QPR) through his body to concede the second goal.
1993 The second FA Cup semi-final between the two sides in three years and this time Arsenal came out on top, but only after a blatant penalty appeal for a foul on Darren Anderton was turned down and Lee Dixon had been sent off.
1998 David Howells and Clive Wilson play their last game in a Spurs shirt.
2009 Robbie Keane makes his 300th career Premier League appearance.

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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