the spurs almanac

april 7th

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

1890 Maidenhead A Friendly 3 - 2
1894 Old St. Stephen's H Friendly 1 - 1
1896 Swindon Town H Friendly 2 - 3
1900 Swindon Town H Southern League 3 - 0
1906 Brentford H Southern League 4 - 1
1917 Crystal Palace A London Combination 3 - 0
1923 Sunderland H First Division 0 - 1
1924 Cardiff City A First Division 1 - 2
1928 Arsenal H First Division 2 - 0
1934 Derby County A First Division 3 - 4
1939 Plymouth Argyle H Second Division 1 - 0
1947 Nottingham Forest A Second Division 1 - 1
1948 Luton Town H Second Division 0 - 2
1950 Hull City H Second Division 0 - 0
1951 Newcastle United A First Division 1 - 0
1956 Aston Villa H First Division 4 - 3
1958 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 2 - 0
1962 Sheffield Wednesday H First Division 4 - 0
1969 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 3 - 4
1971 Derby County H First Division 2 - 1
1973 Southampton H First Division 1 - 2
1979 Middlesbrough H First Division 1 - 2
1980 Arsenal H First Division 1 - 2
1982 Barcelona (Spain) H European Cup Winner's Cup Semi-Final 1L 1 - 1
1984 Sunderland A First Division 1 - 1
1987 Sheffield Wednesday A First Division 1 - 0
1990 Nottingham Forest A First Division 3 - 1
1992 Notts County A First Division 2 - 0
2007 Chelsea A Premier League 0 - 1
2012 Sunderland A Premier League 0 - 0
2013 Everton H Premier League 2 - 2
2014 Sunderland H Premier League 5 - 1

 

Notable Dates

1879

Alex "Sandy" Brown, centre forward 1900-1902, born.

1906 George Leach and Bill Berry both score the final goals of their Spurs careers.
1917 Jimmy Banks' hat trick gives Spurs their biggest away win against Crystal Palace.
1924 Equal biggest margin of defeat in an away game against Cardiff City.
1928 Arthur Sanders makes his last appearance for the club.

This was to be Tottenham's last win of the season before being relegated.

1938 James Fullwood plays his last match for Tottenham.
1947 Archie Hughes pulls on the Spurs shirt for the last time.
1950 Tottenham's biggest home crowd for a visit of Hull City = 66,889
1958 Tottenham's equal biggest winning margin in an away game against West Bromwich Albion.
1975 Peter Murphy, inside forward 1950-1952, dies.
1982

The infamous "Battle of White Hart Lane", when the "animals" of Barcelona came to visit in the semi-final of the European Cup Winner's Cup.  A cynical performance by the Spanish side saw them reduced to ten men when Estella was dismissed, but leave with the draw they wanted, gained when a long shot slipped through Ray Clemence's hands.  Spurs went in search of the equaliser and got it when Roberts scored from close in.  However, the spitting, shirt pulling and off-the-ball intimidation by Barcelona lives longer in the memory than the little football that was allowed to be played that night.

1980

Chris Jones scores his last goal in a Spurs shirt.

1987 Tim O'Shea makes his defensive debut.
1992 Gary Lineker's two goals, the joint highest number scored in a game against Notts County, give Spurs their biggest away win over the Magpies.
2007 Paul Robinson makes his 250th club career appearance (Leeds and Tottenham).

Jermaine Jenas makes his 50th Premiership appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

2013 Emmanuel Adebayor scores the second quickest Premier League goal (behind Ledley King's 10 second strike) with just 32 seconds on the clock.
2013 Milos Veljkovic makes his debut as a substitute.
Harry Kane scores his first Premier League goal on his first Premier League start.

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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