spurs v arsenal match reports

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06.11.2016 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
05.03.2016 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
08.11.2015 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
23.09.2015 League Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here.  
07.02.2015 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
27.09.2014 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
16.03.2014 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
04.01.2014 FA Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here.  
01.09.2013 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
03.03.2013 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
17.11.2012 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
26.02.2012 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
02.10.2011 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
20.04.2011 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
20.11.2010 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
21.09.2010 League Cup.  For a match report, click here.  
14.04.2010 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
31.10.2009 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
08.02.2009 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
22.01.2008 League Cup semi-final second leg.  For a match report, click here.  
09.01.2008 League Cup semi-final first leg.  For a match report, click here.  
22.12.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
15.09.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
21.04.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
31.01.2007 League Cup semi-final second leg.  For a match report, click here.  
24.01.2007 League Cup semi-final first leg.  For a match report, click here.  
02.12.2006 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
29.10.2005 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
25.04.2005 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
13.11.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
25.04.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
08.11.2003 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
15.12.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
16.11.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
06.04.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
17.11.2001 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
08.04.2001 FA Cup semi-final.  For a match report, click here.  
31.03.2001 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
18.12.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
19.03.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
07.11.1999 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
05.05.1999 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Subs not used :  
Arsenal -  
Subs not used :  
Ref : - Steve Dunn (Bristol)

Attendance : -  36,019

14.11.1998 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.  
28.12.1997

In a season where relegation was to threaten Spurs, who welcomed back Jurgen Klinsmann to the Lilywhite shirt, a point from this North London derby was welcome.  

Ginola's spectacular overhead kick was well saved and Clemence had a header from a Klinsmann cross  go narrowly wide and Arsenal's Parlour fizzed one past the post, just before Ginola went close with a free-kick.  It was 28 minutes before the first goal and it fell for Tottenham.  Fox's cross nearly got to Klinsmann, but bounced into the path of Allan Nielsen, who dispatched the ball past Seaman.

Anelka hit the woodwork for the visitors and Overmars drew a good save from Walker before both Ginola and Clemence threatened again at the start of the second half.  However, with the game swinging from end to end, it was Parlour's shot that deflected off Vega's legs that drew the Gunners level in the 61st minute. Calderwood and Vieira hit shots just to high, but the match could not be settled and the clubs had to settle for a point apiece.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Vega, Campbell, Wilson, Clemence, Fox (Dominguez 61), Calderwood, Nielsen, Ginola (Iversen 67), Klinsmann
Subs not used :  Baardsen, Mabbutt, Scales
Arsenal -  Seaman, Dixon (Grimandi 27), Bould, Keown, Winterburn, Parlour, Petit, Overmars, Anelka (Rankin 89), Bergkamp (Hughes 80)
Subs not used :  Manninger, Upson
Ref : - Mike Riley (Leeds)

Attendance : -  29,610

30.08.1997 Justin Edinburgh's sending off for a second bookable offence just before half time left Spurs performing a rear-guard action to salvage a point by keeping Arsenal out.

Arsenal hit the woodwork four times in the first half, but the defence produced sterling performances to keep the home side at bay, with Campbell tackling Wright at a vital moment to prevent him scoring.  However, David Howells' 30 yard drive made Seaman dive and produce a good save to keep it out after 40 minutes.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Seaman, Dixon, Petit, Vieira.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Edinburgh, Campbell, Scales, Howells, Fox (Mabbutt 46), Nielsen, Clemence, Ferdinand, Iversen (Dominguez)
Subs not used : Baardsen, Arber
Attendance : -  38,102

15.02.1997 An open, attacking Premier League match somehow ended goal-less, but not for the lack of trying.

An opening minute Edinburgh cross flew invitingly across the face of goal with Rosenthal unable to apply the finishing touch, Iversen brought a save out of Lukic in the third minute with a header and then Anderton and Rosenthal both were off target.  

A 54th minute shot from Anderton brought Lukic into action again, before Walker had to be on his toes to keep out a Bergkamp volley and Parlour was off target with a shot from the resulting corner.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Austin, Calderwood, Campbell, Carr, Howells, Edinburgh, Sinton, Anderton, Rosenthal, Iversen
Subs not used :  Baardsen, Wilson, Fox, Nielsen, R. Allen
Arsenal -  Lukic, Dixon, Adams, Keown, Bould, Winterburn, Vieira, Merson (Hughes 89), Parlour, Bergkamp, Wright.
Subs not used :  Marshall, Shaw, Morrow, Harper
Attendance : -  33,
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24.11.1996 Spurs looked like journeying back up the Seven Sisters Road with a point until Arsenal scored twice in the last two minutes.

Wilson was adjudged to have fouled Bergkamp in the 27th minute and Wright converted the penalty, but Spurs hit back through Sinton in the 57th minute, when his low drive flew in off the post and Lukic.  With time running out Adams and Bergkamp netted to give the home side the points. 

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Lukic, Adams, Bergkamp, Wright.
Subs not used : 
Spurs - Wilson, Sinton, 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  38,264
 

15.04.1996

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Teams : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used :
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  38,273
 

18.11.1995 .  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  32,894
 

29.04.1995 Teams : 

Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  38,377
 
02.01.1995 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  28,747
 

06.12.1993 A Darren Anderton goal gave Spurs the lead in the 25th minute of this North London derby, after Hazard's long pass had been headed into his path.  Continuing his run from the halfway line, Anderton zipped the ball past Seaman.  Tottenham had dominated the first half, but Arsenal came back in the second period and despite the best efforts of Erik Thorstvedt, he was finally beaten in the 66th minute, when Wright equalised to earn a share of the points.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Thorstvedt; Kerslake, Calderwood, Campbell, Edinburgh; Hazard, Sedgley, Caskey (Hendry), Samways (Austin); Anderton, Dozzell 
Sub not used : Walker
Attendance : -  35,669
 

16.08.1993 A late winner for the visitors saw the points stolen from Spurs.

Erik Thorstvedt had kept Arsenal at bay with saves from Parlour, Wright, Jensen and Campbell, but Sheringham's free-kick and Mabbutt's 67th minute header posed problems at the other end.  Calderwood cleared a ball from under his own crossbar in the 35th minute and Dozzell threatened Seaman's goal with a header in the 81st minute. 

It was after this spell of Spurs pressure, including a good save by Seaman from Jason Dozzell's header, that the Highbury side broke away and Wright's header four minutes from the end was enough to win the match. 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Austin, Calderwood, Mabbutt, Campbell, Sedgley, Samways, Dozzell, Howells (Caskey), Durie, Sheringham
Subs not used :  Walker, Hendry
Arsenal - 
Seaman, Linighan, Adams (c), Winterburn, Parlour, Jensen, Wright, K. Campbell.
Subs not used : 
Ref :  - David Elleray (Harrow)
Attendance : -  28,355

Note : -  Paul Allen officially opened the new North Stand Disabled Enclosure.
 

11.05.1993 Spurs enjoyed an end of season 3-1 win at Highbury against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Good work between Danny Hill and Darren Anderton produced a cross that Teddy Sheringham headed past Alan Miller in the 39th minute. 

A minute after the break, John Hendry was on hand when Sheringham put Danny Hill away on the left and his low cross was palmed out for the Scot to fire home.  Arsenal did pull a goal back when Paul Dickov exchanged passes on the edge of the Spurs box to shoot home with 50 minutes gone, but Hendry was sent through on goal by Hill's chip over the defence and the forward took the ball around Miller before slipping a low shot into the net in the 78th minute.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Alan Miller, Steve Bould, Pal Lydersen (Gavin McGowan 70), David O'Leary, Scott Marshall, Martin Keown, Mark Flatts (Jimmy Carter 70), Ian Selley, Neil Heaney, Alan Smith, Paul Dickov.
Subs not used : Will
Spurs -  Walker, McDonald, Sedgley, van den Hauwe, Ruddock, Mabbutt (c), Hill, Anderton, Paul Allen, Sheringham, Hendry (Hodges 84)
Subs not used :  Dearden, Nethercott
Attendance : -  26,393
Ref. : - Keith A. Cooper (Wales)
 

04.04.1993 FA Cup Semi-final.

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  76,263
 

12.12.1992

Paul Allen thrilled the Spurs crowd as they cheered on a home Premier League win over near neighbours Arsenal.

The goal started with some neat footwork by Erik Thorstvedt, who found Gary Mabbutt with a pass.  The Spurs captain's pass up to Paul Allen, saw the little midfielder turn his marker and play the ball to Gordon Durie, taking the ball back before nipping the ball into the net past Seaman, with the aid of a slight deflection from Pal Lydersen's foot

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Thorstvedt; Austin, Ruddock, Mabbutt (c), Edinburgh; Howells, Samways, Nayim, P. Allen; Durie (Barmby 76), Sheringham
Subs not used : Walker, Bergsson
Cards : -  Durie (yellow 27),  Ruddock (yellow 54)
Arsenal -   David Seaman; Pal Lydersen, Steve Bould, Tony Adams (c), Nigel Winterburn; Paul Hillier, John Jensen (Anders Limpar 81), Ray Parlour, Paul Merson; Ian Wright, Kevin Campbell
Subs not used :  Kevin Miller, David O'Leary
Cards : -  Bould (yellow 25),  Adams (yellow 46), Jensen  (yellow 53)
Ref. : - Alf Buksh (-)
Linesmen : -
Attendance : -  33,709
 

22.02.1992 Tottenham dominated this First Division match and Paul Stewart gave Spurs the lead with a powerful header past David Seaman from close range in the 53rd minute.  As Tottenham pressed for a second, Gary Lineker hit the bar when it looked easier to score from close range, Howells headed Nayim's corner just wide and Seaman denied Lineker when clean through.

Arsenal grabbed a late equaliser through Wright to earn an undeserved point from the match.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Fenwick, van den Hauwe, Sedgley, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Durie, Nayim (Walsh), Lineker, P. Allen
Sub not used : Edinburgh 
Arsenal -  Seaman, Dixon, Bould, O'Leary, Wright.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  33,124
 

01.12.1991 This First Division meeting ended with Arsenal winning 2-0 with goals from Wright (69) and Campbell (77).  Spurs created few openings and with Gary Lineker missing, away with his baby son who was ill, there was little respite and we were under the cosh for much of the match.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Winterburn, Rocastle, Limpar, Wright, Campbell
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Fenwick, van den Hauwe, Bergsson, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Durie, Samways (Nayim), Walsh, P. Allen
Subs not used :  Sedgley
Attendance : -  38,892
 

10.08.1991

FA Charity Shield.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -  65,482
 

14.04.1991

FA Cup Semi-final.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -  77,893
 

12.01.1991

Division One.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , Gascoigne, Lineker,
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  , Dixon, Bould, Linighan, O'Leary, , , Davis, Limpar
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -  34,753
 

01.09.1990

Division One.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  40,009
 

20.01.1990

Division One.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  46,132
 

06.03.1988 Division One.

Teams : 
Arsenal -   Smith, ,
Subs not used : 

Spurs -  , , , , Fairclough,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  46,132
 

04.03.1987 The replay of the League Cup semi-final saw Tottenham gain home advantage, but  went all the way to the end before it was decided.

The two sides had become almost impossible to separate, but it was Clive Allen once more, who opened the scoring, with a powerful finish to ram home Richard Gough's header down after 62 minutes.  With Charlie Nicholas having to be replaced by Ian Allinson, the replacement managed to take Paul Davis' 83rd minute pass and beat Clemence at his near post, then with time almost up and extra time looking likely for the second time, the substitute hit a shot that was blocked by a Spurs defender and fell invitingly for David Rocastle to hit a low 12 yard shot under Clemence for the winner right at the death.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, D. Thomas, M. Thomas, Mabbutt, Gough (c), Ardiles, P. Allen, Waddle, Stevens, Claesen (Galvin), C. Allen
Sub not used :  Bowen
Arsenal -  Lukic, Anderson, Samson, Thomas, O'Leary, Adams, Rocastle, Davis, Quinn, Nicholas (Allinson), Hayes
Sub not used :  Caesar

Attendance : -  41,005
 

01.03.1987 With the second leg of the League Cup semi-final going into extra time, a late goal took it to a third meeting.

11 minutes into the game, Clive Allen was on the mark for the second time in the semi, when he knocked home a fumble by Lukic from Richard Gough's ball into the area.  The goal gave him a record 12 goals in the competition in a season - a new record at the time.

The 2-0 lead was secure until the 50th minute, when Viv Anderson scored from close range past Ray Clemence to put Arsenal back in with a shout.  On 64 minutes, David Rocastle put in a low right wing cross, which Niall Quinn bundled home to make the score 2-2 on aggregate. 

While there were late chances for Charlie Nicholas and Martin Hayes, they went begging and Tottenham were denied by O'Leary's header out from under the bar when Galvin's shot looped off Lukic's leg in extra time.  The teams were required to meet again three days later at White Hart Lane after Tottenham won the toss after the game for home advantage.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, D. Thomas, M. Thomas, Gough (c), Mabbutt, Ardiles (Stevens), P. Allen, Waddle, Hoddle, Claesen (Galvin), C. Allen
Arsenal -  Lukic, Anderson, Samson,  THomas, O'Leary, Adams, Rocastle, Davis, Quinn, Nicholas, Hayes (Allinson)
Subs not used :  Caesar

Attendance : -  37,099
 

08.02.1987 A local derby in the League Cup semi-final started off at Highbury, with a tough encounter which Tottenham just edged.

Spurs opened well, with Glenn Hoddle and Nico Claesen linking to open up a chance for Allen to bring John Lukic into the match, forcing him to tip his shot over the top.  From the 39th minute corner, Mabbutt had a shot and Lukic saved at full stretch.  As the ball bounced about the Arsenal penalty area, it rebounded to striker Allen, who stuck it away past Lukic to give Spurs a lead they held until the end of the match.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Lukic, Caesar (Thomas), Samson, O'Leary, Adams, S. Williams, P. Davis, Quinn, Nicholas (Rix), Groves

Spurs - Clemence, D. Thomas, M. Thomas, Gough (c), Mabbutt, Ardiles, C. Allen, P. Allen, Waddle, Hoddle, Claesen (Galvin)
Subs not used :  Stevens
Attendance : -  41,256
 

04.01.1987 .

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Spurs - 
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Arsenal - 
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Attendance : -   ,
 

06.09.1986 .

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Arsenal - 
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Spurs - 
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Attendance : -   ,
 

29.03.1986 .

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Spurs - 
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Arsenal - 
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Attendance : -   ,
 

01.01.1986 .

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Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

17.04.1985 .

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Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
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Attendance : -   ,
 

01.01.1985 .

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Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

21.04.1984 Spurs lost out 2-3 in a First Division meeting at Highbury.

Stewart Robson scored the opening goal in the 42nd minute and the home side had to wait until the 79th minute until it was 2-0 with a Charlie Nicholas goal.  Straight away Steve Archibald scored when he volleyed home Garth Crooks' cross, but the two goal cushion was restored two minutes later as Tony Woodcock made it 3-1.  Straight from the kick off, Steve Perryman's high ball forward was nodded out by David O'Leary to the feet of Archibald, who struck a low shot into the net to set up a rousing finish, but Arsenal held out.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Robson, Nicholas, Woodcock.
Spurs - 
, Perryman, , Crooks, Archibald, 
Referee : -

Attendance : -   48,831
 

26.12.1983

Having just sacked Terry Neill, Arsenal were under the caretaker management of Don Howe for this League visit to White Hart Lane.  The Gunners left with the points thanks to two goals each from Charlie Nicholas and Raphael Meade, while Spurs managed goals from Graham Roberts, who converted a Chris Hughton free-kick and Steve Archibald who got on the end of a Glenn Hoddle dead-ball.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Hughton, Roberts, Hoddle, Archibald
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  Meade, Nicholas
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -  48,200
 

09.11.1983

In a League Cup tie, Spurs' progress was halted by goals from Nicholas and Woodcock, although Glenn Hoddle had put Tottenham back into the match with a penalty.

Charlie Nicholas was left with the task of putting the ball into an empty net after a defensive misunderstanding left him with a simple goal in the 34th minute and Woodcock ran a full 30 yards without a meaningful challenge before scoring the second four minutes after half-time.  A corner taken by Glenn Hoddle soon after was handled by an Arsenal player and the Spurs midfielder swept the spot-kick past Pat Jennings to give Tottenham a little hope, but they were unable to break down Arsenal again.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, Hughton, Thomas, Price (Brazil), Stevens, Perryman (c), Roberts, Archibald, Falco, Hoddle, Galvin 
Arsenal -  Jennings, Robson, Sansom, Whyte, O'Leary, Hills, Sunderland, Davis, Woodcock, Nicholas, Rix
Sub not used :  Madden

Attendance : -  48,200
 

04.04.1983

Spurs ensured that their fans would have a Happy Easter with this Easter Monday thrashing of Arsenal.

Full back Chris Hughton scored the opener in the 10th minute, quickly followed by Mark Falco's 14th minute strike.  When Hughton added a third in the 18th minute, Terry Neill's Arsenal side were shell-shocked and although we had to wait until the 56th minute for Mark Falco to hit a fine fourth past George Wood in the Gunners' goal, the Spurs team were on top throughout.  Alan Brazil got in on the act grabbing his first goal in Spurs colours after 65 minutes to round off the rout.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, Hughton, O'Reilly, Roberts, Miller, Gibson, Mabbutt, Archibald, Galvin, Brazil, Falco
Sub not used : Hazard
Arsenal -  Wood, Robson, Sansom, Whyte (Petrovic), O'Leary, Nicholas, Talbot, Davis, Sunderland, Woodcock, Rix 
Ref : - Alan Robinson (Waterlooville)

Attendance : -  43,642
 

27.12.1982 .

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

12.04.1982 .

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

29.03.1982 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,
 

02.01.1982 Arsenal and former Spurs keeper Pat Jennings made an uncharacteristic mistake to allow an innocuous Garth Crooks shot go under his dive to record the only goal in this FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane.

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Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, Hughton, Roberts, Perryman, Miller, Ardiles, Villa, Hoddle, Galvin, Archibald, Crooks
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  Jennings, , , , , , , , ,
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,

Quotes about the game.
 

17.01.1981 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,
 

04.11.1980 A delayed Fourth Round League Cup tie (because of international call-ups) saw a single goal settle the match on a bitterly cold night at White Hart Lane.

After 26 minutes, man of the match Ricky Villa broke down the left wing and played the ball inside to Garth Crooks.  The Spurs forward drifted past Willie Young and fired a shot on goal, which George Wood could only knock down in front of goal for Ossie Ardiles to knock home from close range, past Young who had tried to recover.  Villa had scored in the first half, only for it to be ruled out for an infringement by Garth Crooks.

The second half was more workmanlike, with few chances, leading to Spurs progressing to the Fifth round, as Barry Daines had a fine game denying Arsenal out .

Teams : 
Spurs -  Daines, G. Smith, Hughton, Miller, Lacy, Perryman (c), Ardiles (Roberts), Archibald, Villa, Hoddle, Crooks
Arsenal -  Wood, Devine, Sansom, Talbot, Walford, Young, Hollins (McDermott), Sunderland, Stapleton, Gatting, Rix 

Attendance : -  42,511
Ref : -
 

30.08.1980 Spurs succumbed to a 0-2 defeat at Highbury with second half goals from Frank Stapleton and David Price settling the game.

A goal by Price just after the restart set Spurs back and although Garth Crooks and Ricky Villa both brought the best out of Pat Jennings, Tottenham rarely looked like getting back into the match.  This left Stapleton the opportunity to  seal the game for the Gunners.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  , , , , , , , , , , Rix
Subs not used : 

Spurs -  , , , , , , , , Ardiles, Villa, ,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

07.04.1980 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,
 

26.12.1979 .

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

10.04.1979 .

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

23.12.1978 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,
 

11.04.1977 Spurs lost out by the only goal of the game at Highbury, but Jimmy Rimmer was called upon to keep the Tottenham forwards out. His save from Chris Jones, who got on the end of a Peter Taylor cross, was an athletic effort.

The first half was a midfield battle, but Barry Daines had to be equally alert to make two fine saves in the second half and was called upon twice more near the end to prevent a bigger defeat.

Hooking the ball past the Spurs keeper, Malcolm Macdonald got the goal which won the game for Arsenal in the 71st minute.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Jimmy Rimmer, Pat Rice, David O'Leary, , , , , , , Malcolm Macdonald,
Unused sub. : 

Spurs - Daines, Naylor, Holmes, Pratt, Osgood, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor
Unused sub. :- Keeley

Attendance : -   ,
 

27.12.1976

Willie Young and John Duncan were Spurs scorers in this 2-2 First Division draw at White Hart Lane.

Striking the ball first time past Pat Jennings, Malcolm Macdonald put Arsenal ahead early on, but Peter Taylor's free-kick was perfectly flighted for Willie Young to dive in low to head Tottenham level halfway through the first half.  The Arsenal striker netted his second to restore the visitors lead before the sides turned round, but John Duncan came to Spurs' rescue when he finished off Ralph Coates and John Gorman's good work on the left wing to score from close range late in the match.

Central defender Young was sent off in the 74th minute.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Jennings, Naylor, Willie Young, Osgood, Gorman, Hoddle (Pratt
80), Perryman (cpt), Taylor, Coates, Conn, John Duncan
Arsenal -  
Jimmy Rimmer, Pat Rice, Peter Simpson, Malcolm Macdonald
Sub not used : 
Attendance : -   47,751


Goal times
First goal 04m 25s
Second goal 20m 16s
Third goal 32m 02s
 

23.11.1976

Pat Jennings' Testimonial saw Spurs beat Arsenal at White Hart Lane.  

It took just two minutes for former Spurs goal-scorer extraordinaire Jimmy Greaves to tap in the first goal of the match, but four minutes later, Sammy Nelson's drive gave Arsenal an equaliser.  However, a brilliant Peter Taylor goal put Spurs back ahead on 25 minutes.

Just after half-time, Malcolm Macdonald brought the scored back to 2-2 before Greaves knocked home a 66th minute effort and later brought a very good save out of Jimmy Rimmer to stop him completing a hat-trick.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Jennings (Daines), Knowles (Gorman), Willie Young (McAllister 46), Osgood, Naylor, McNab, Taylor, Perryman (Pratt 46), Moores, Greaves, Coates
Arsenal -  Rimmer, Nelson, Macdonald.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   28,924

 

09.10.1976

Peter Simpson's Testimonial saw Spurs play Arsenal at Highbury.  Two goals from John Duncan and Alfie Conn won this match for Tottenham

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Brian Parker, , .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -   , Naylor, , , , , , Conn, ; Duncan, Chris Jones
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   19,456

 

03.04.1976 Coming into the game on a good run, this was the fifth consecutive win for Spurs to put them sixth in the first Division.

An Arsenal chance right from the kick off was missed and Spurs went on to record a deserved victory started by John  Pratt's 16th minute corner kick that went in, as Jimmy Rimmer tried in vain to stop it entering the net.  With 39 minutes gone, John Duncan sealed the win with a powerful header from Naylor's cross.  Despite Arsenal's attempts to get back into the match in the second half, they failed to breach the Spurs defence and Willie Young's header from a corner was cleared off the line by Pat Rice.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Jimmy Rimmer, Pat Rice, Terry Mancini, Peter Simpson, , Richie Powling, , , , John Radford, George Armstrong.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Chris Jones, Perryman, Chivers, Duncan, Neighbour
Sub. not used : Hoddle
Attendance : -   42,134

Ref. : - Gordon Kew (Amersham).
 

27.09.1975 The first ever 0-0 league draw between the teams came in the 79th meeting for points.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Naylor, Knowles, Pratt, Young, Osgood, McNab, Perryman (cpt), Duncan (Chivers), Chris Jones, Neighbour
Arsenal -   
Jimmy Rimmer, Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, Eddie Kelly (cpt), Terry Mancini, David O'Leary, Alan Ball, Alex Cropley, Frank Stapleton, Brian Kidd, Wilfred Rostron (Liam Brady).
Sub. not used : 
Manager : - Bertie Mee
Ref : - Mr. Peter Willis (County Durham)
Linesmen : - Mr. J. E. Wathen (Gwent) Red flag; Mr. J. T. Kensett (Croydon) Yellow flag
Attendance : -   37,064

Cyril Knowles made his 500th total appearance for Spurs.

Pre-match and half-time entertainment was from the London Girl Pipers.
 

26.04.1975 .

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

19.10.1974 Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0 at home to take two First Division points.

Steve Perryman beat Alan Ball to fire home Tottenham's first goal from the edge of the box at the Park Lane end after 35 minutes.

In the second half, Martin Peters rose above Peter Storey to head a far post cross from the right wing back across goal to where Martin Chivers was waiting to head home the second Spurs goal in the 70th minute.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Naylor, Neighbour, Perryman (Coates), Chivers, Peters (cpt), Chris Jones
Sub. not used : 
Arsenal -  Jimmy Rimmer, Richard Powling, Peter Simpson, Peter Storey, Sammy Nelson,
George Armstrong, Liam Brady, Alan Ball (cpt), Eddie Kelly, John Radford, Brian Kidd
Sub. not used : 

Manager - Bertie Mee
Ref - John Hunting (Leicester)
Linesmen : - Mr. G. Colyer (Sussex) Red flag; Mr. D. I. Thomas (Glamorganshire) Yellow flag
Attendance : -   36,194
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19.10.1974
Arsenal goal times

First goal 35m 52s
Second goal - 69m 29s

 

16.02.1974 .

Teams : 
Arsenal -  , , , , , , , , Kennedy,
Subs not used : 

Spurs -   , , , , , Beal, Coates, Perryman, , ,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,
 

13.10.1973 Two late goals prevented the first ever goal-less draw between the two teams.

Alan Gilzean scored towards the end of the match and with seconds remaining, Martin Chivers glanced a Cyril Knowles free-kick in to make it 2-0 to Tottenham, who had Chris McGrath making his league debut for the club.

Teams : 
Spurs - Daines, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Sub. not used : 
Arsenal - Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, Bob McNab, Peter Storey, Peter Simpson, Eddie Kelly, George Armstrong, Charlie George, John Radford (Brendan Batson), Ray Kennedy, Liam Brady
Sub. not used : 

Attendance : -   41,856
 

14.04.1973 Spurs had a tough game at Highbury following their UEFA Cup semi-final first leg game at Liverpool, but in a match where defences were on top, they came out of the meeting with Arsenal with a 1-1 draw.

Martin Chivers had put Tottenham into the lead in the 57th minute, taking a Martin Peters through pass and firing home, but Peter Storey levelled for the Gunners straight from the restart.

Teams : 
Arsenal : - Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, Jeff Blockley, , , , , Alan Ball, George Armstrong, Ray Kennedy,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates (Evans), England, Beal, Gizean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pratt

Attendance : -   50,863
 
09.12.1972 Arsenal edged a tight game by winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the First Division.

When Jimmy Neighbour slid the ball into the net at the Paxton Road end, he thought that he scored, but the linesman flagged denied him with an offside decision given against him.

Second half goals from John Radford and Peter Storey gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead until Martin Peters scored a fine goal late in the game, but it was not enough.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Naylor, Neighbour (Coates), Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Programme line-up
Arsenal : - Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, Bob McNab (cpt), Peter Storey, Jeff Blockley, Peter Simpson (Frank McLintock), George Armstrong, Alan Ball, John Radford, Ray Kennedy, Eddie Kelly
Manager : Bertie Mee
Ref. Mr. Roy Capey (Madeley Heath, Cheshire)
Linesmen : Mr. J. W. A. Craigie (Kent) - Red flag; Mr. R. Dix (Hants) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -   47,505

Goal-times

First goal - 65 mins 01 secs
Second goal - 69 mins 15 secs
Third goal 80 mins 00 secs
 

11.05.1972 The final league fixture of Tottenham's season saw them come out on top of a match with Arsenal at Highbury, winning 2-0.

Playing on a hard surface, play was disjointed and the only worthwhile effort of the first half came near the half-time whistle, with Sammy Nelson forcing Pat Jennings into a save at close quarters.   However, in the 62nd minute, Alan Mullery's shot beat the keeper to give Tottenham the advantage and this was doubled when Ralph Coates ran onto John Pratt's pass deep in his own half to finish with a fine shot that handed Spurs the 2-0 victory.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Pearce, Pratt, Coates
Sub. not used :  Morgan
Attendance : -   42,038

 

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal - 
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   ,
 

24.11.1971 Honours were even after Ray Kennedy gave Arsenal a 35th minute lead with a well-taken goal.  Tottenham had to wait until the 80th minute to grab an equaliser, when Martin Chivers seized on a short back-pass from Pat Rice to slot past Wilson and a defender on the line from a narrow angle on the left to make it 1-1. Martin Peters' diving header from six yards out had brought a good stop from Bob Wilson, at the Paxton Road end and Chivers' long throw producing a shooting chance for Steve Perryman in the 90th minute forcing Bob Wilson to a finger-tip save, pushing the ball over the bar.

Teams : 
Spurs - Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean (Pratt)
Manager  - Bill Nicholson
Arsenal -  Bob Wilson; Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, Peter Storey, John Roberts, Frank McLintock (cpt), George Armstrong, Charlie George, John Radford, Ray Kennedy, George Graham.
Sub.  Eddie Kelly
Manager - Bertie Mee
Subs not used : 
Ref.  Mr. B. J. Homewood (Middlesex)
Linesmen : -  Mr. P. K. Byford (Essex) - Red flag ; Mr. D. F. Pond (Essex) Yellow flag

Attendance : -   52,884
 

03.05.1971 A single Ray Kennedy goal won this match for Arsenal, but that does not tell the full story of the game.

Steve Perryman had to abandon his car a mile away and walk to White Hart Lane as a crowd of nearly 52,000 were inside the Lane, but an estimated 100,000 were locked out as battle commenced.  Martin Peters hit the crossbar with a fine effort and Spurs had to clear a McLintock shot off the line, but with just three minutes left Armstrong's cross was headed in by Kennedy.

Spurs then laid siege to the Arsenal goal, but when a last minute melee in front of the goal ended with Wilson grabbing the ball, the last chance had gone for Tottenham.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, Collins, Beal, Gilzean (Pearce), Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour 
Arsenal -  Bob Wilson, Bob McNab, Frank McLintock, Peter Storey, George Graham, George Armstrong, John Radford, Ray Kennedy .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   51,992

 

05.09.1970
Two George Armstrong goals in the 18th and 24th minutes were the deciding factor between the two sides in this First Division match at Highbury.  Despite pressing in the second half and winning a string of corners, Spurs were unable to make it pay and left N7 pointless, suffering their first away defeat of the season.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Bob Wilson, Pat Rice, Frank McLintock (Sammy Nelson), John Roberts, Bob McNab, Eddie Kelly, George Graham, Peter Storey, George Armstrong, John Radford, Ray Kennedy. 
Spurs -  Hancock, Kinnear, England, Beal, Want, Mullery (cpt) , Perryman, Peters, Morgan, Chivers, Gilzean
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   48,713

 

04.12.1968 It was League Cup disappointment for Tottenham in the second leg of the semi-final when Radford scored his second goal of the tie to send Arsenal through to a final with Leeds United.

Mike England was used an an auxiliary forward, as he had been in the first leg, but it was midfielder Terry Venables who brought Bob Wilson into action with three shots from distance in the first half.

Into the second period, it was Alan Mullery's through pass that sent Jimmy Pearce away to dink in a cross for Greaves to finish and level the aggregate score halfway through the half.  However, with just three minutes remaining, George Armstrong fashioned a cross for Radford to head home and send Arsenal through to a final against Swindon Town, which they lost.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, P. Collins, Beal, Pearce, Greaves, England, Venables, Gilzean
Sub not used :  Want
Arsenal -  Bob Wilson, Peter Storey, Bob McNab (George Graham), Frank McLintock, Ian Ure, Peter Simpson, John Radford, David Court, Jon Sammels, Bobby Gould, George Armstrong
Attendance : -   55,923
 

20.11.1968 A League Cup semi-final first leg meeting at Highbury was settled by a late John Radford goal.

Fans had paid five shillings (25p) for their tickets, only to see two sides cancelling each other out until Radford seized on some defensive slackness to score the only goal of the game.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Bob Wilson, Peter Storey, Bob McNab, Frank McLintock, Ian Ure, Peter Simpson, John Radford, David Court, Jon Sammels, George Graham (Bobby Gould), George Armstrong
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, P. Collins, Beal, Pearce, Greaves, England, Venables, Gilzean
Sub not used :  Want
Attendance : -   55,237
 

10.08.1968 Arsenal scraped a League win with a huge slice of luck.  John Radford scored one of the Gunners' goals, while the other was an own goal off Phil Beal.  Jimmy Greaves netted Tottenham's reply that could not stop the points going back to Highbury.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   56,280

 

20.01.1968 A First Division clash at White Hart Lane saw Spurs take both points with a 1-0 win, with Martin Chivers impressing on his home debut.

Alan Gilzean scored the winning goal, seizing on some loose defensive work and slotting home past keeper Jim Furnell.  Although Arsenal had a lot of the game and found Pat Jennings in fine form, it was Spurs who won the day. 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Chivers, Gilzean, Greaves
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  Furnell, Simpson, Neill, Graham, Radford.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   57,885
 

07.01.1967

This First Division encounter saw Spurs return down the Seven Sisters Road with the two points.

The victory completed the double over the Highbury side and Gilzean's hooked shot from Mullery's cross gave Tottenham a fifth minute lead.  Keith Weller's through pass gave Jimmy Robertson the opportunity to add to the lead in the 27th minute against his old club.

Arsenal came out in the second half determined to get back into the match, but George Graham and John Radford both went close without hitting the target, with Robertson and Saul almost extending the lead at the other end.

Teams : 
Arsenal -   Ure, ; Graham; Radford
Subs not used : 

Spurs - Jennings; Beal, England, Knowles; Mullery, Clayton, Venables, Weller; Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean (Saul)
Attendance : -  49,851
 

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

..19  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

11.09.1965 Arsenal were 2-0 ahead in 20 minutes of the match at White Hart Lane, putting Tottenham's unbeaten home record reaching back to the end of the 1963-64 season looked under threat.  

Billy McCullough and Joe Baker had given the visitors a flying start and it took goals from Frank Saul in the 35th minute and Alan Gilzean in the 75th minute to level things up.

Derek Possee was replaced by Roy Low, who became the first substitute ever used by Spurs in the Football League.
 

Teams : 
Spurs - 
B. Brown, Norman, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Possee (Low), Clayton, Gilzean, Greaves, Saul.
Arsenal - 
Jim Furnell, Don Howe, Billy McCullough, Frank McLintock, Terry Neill, David Court, George Armstrong, John Radford, Joe Baker, Jon Sammels, George Eastham (c).
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   53,962

Ref : Leo Callaghan (Glamorgan)

Linesmen :  Mr. W. Morris (Staffs) - Red flag; Mr. B. H. Daniels  (Essex) Yellow flag
 

..19  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

..19  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

..19  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

22.02.1964 Tottenham topped the league with Arsenal tied for second place as a huge crowd packed into White Hart Lane to witness this top of the table clash.

Forward John White had an early shot cleared off the line, Laurie Brown hit the bar and Joe Baker rattled the woodwork at the other end.  Arsenal took the lead with a goal from Geoff Strong who converted John MacLeod's cross in the 43rd minute, but Spurs were level before half-time.  Only a fisted save by Fred Clarke stopped Brown scoring on his impressive debut for Spurs after signing the day before from the opponents in this match !!  However, Jimmy Greaves knocked home the spot kick to score for Spurs.

Two goals by winger Cliff Jones within the space of three minutes gave Spurs a 3-1 win.  His first was a neat finish to Greaves' pull back from the bye-line and his second from White's right wing cross.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Hollowbread, Baker, Hopkins, Beal, Norman, Marchi, Jones, White, Brown, Greaves, Dyson
Arsenal -  Ure, F.Clarke, Strong, MacLeod.
Attendance : -   57,261

 

15.10.1963

At Highbury, Arsenal left it late to hold Tottenham to a 4-4 draw in the First Division.

Nearly 68,000 were in the crowd that witnessed a flicked header, just 20 seconds from time, as Geoff Strong equalised from a John MacLeod corner.

Spurs had gone into the game top of the table with Dave Mackay and John White running the midfield.

Spurs were soon 2-0 ahead with a typical Jimmy Greaves poacher's goal after 30 seconds and a thundering Bobby Smith 15th minute drive. However, when Terry Dyson fouled Arsenal winger George Armstrong in the box, George Eastham scored from the penalty spot, but Dave Mackay hit Tottenham's third.  The scoring wasn't quite over for the first half, as Eastham pegged Spurs back again before Smith restored the two-goal cushion for Spurs with another goal to make it 4-2 at the break.

A thigh injury to Jimmy Greaves in the 55th minute hindered Tottenham's attacking efforts, but Arsenal had to wait for Joe Baker brought Arsenal closer with five minutes left and Strong headed in the equaliser to share the points in a pulsating London derby.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Ian McKechnie, Eddie Magill, Billy McCullough, Laurie Brown, Ian Ure, Vic Groves, John MacLeod, Geoff Strong, Joe Baker, George Eastham, George Armstrong
Spurs - 
Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, John White, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Dyson
Attendance : -   
67,857
 

23.02.1963 A big crowd gathered for the derby match with Arsenal at Highbury, played out on a snow covered surface and won by Spurs by three goals to two.

A 35th minute Bobby Smith goal gave Tottenham a half time lead, with the opening being engineered by John White and Cliff Jones. It was Welsh winger Jones who doubled the lead shortly after the break, but Geoff Strong soon pulled a goal back for the home team.

Within minutes and with a crowded goalmouth ahead of him, Tony Marchi drove a shot through and into the net to make it 3-1, but during a frantic finish, Joe Baker scored to make the final score 3-2.

Teams : 
Arsenal : - McClelland, Magill, McCullough, Barnwell, Brown, Sneddon, McLeod, Geoff Strong, Joe Baker, Goerge Eastham, George Armstrong
Spurs : - Brown, Baker, Henry, Marchi, Norman, Mackay, Medwin, White, Bobby Smith, Greaves, Cliff Jones
Attendance : -   59,980
 

06.10.1962 An eight goal thriller saw the points shared in a high scoring draw, with Arsenal coming back late in the game to gain a First Division point.  

Spurs took a four minute lead when Dave Mackay hit home from 18 yards and John White doubled the lead after 16 minutes.  When White set up Cliff Jones on 30 minutes to fire in a third, it looked a formality for Tottenham to claim the points, but David Court dragged Arsenal back into the match with a goal a minute and made it 3-2 before the break.

Good play between Blanchflower, White and Les Allen provided an opportunity that Jones accepted before half-time, but George Eastham created an opportunity for John MacLeod, who brought the score back to a one goal deficit and Geoff Strong squared it up at 4-4 with just 17 minutes before the end.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Terry Medwin, John White, Les Allen, Eddie Clayton, Cliff Jones
Arsenal - 
John McClelland, Eddie Magill, Billy McCullough, John Snedden, Laurie Brown, Vic Groves, John MacLeod, Geoff Strong, David Court, George Eastham, Alan Skirton
Attendance : -   61,749

 

21.01.1961 Eight minutes were on the clock when Arsenal took the lead in this London derby, but Spurs hit back to take both Division One points.

A shot from outside the box gave the Gunners the leas, but Tottenham worked their way back into the match, with only two minutes passing before John White played in Less Allen for the equaliser.  Halfway through the first period, Terry Dyson was brought down just inside the area and Danny Blanchflower stepped up to convert the penalty and just before the break, Bobby Smith's interception of a back-pass by an Arsenal defender saw him able to pass the ball into an unguarded net.

Beating his marker with a tricky driblle along the goal line, Les Allen made it 4-1 on the hour and a minute later, Arsenal pulled the score back to 4-2 with another goal, as Haverty's shot from the left wing flicked off a Spurs defender to fly past Bill Brown, but there were no further goals and Spurs beat the visitors.

Teams : 
Spurs -  B. Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen,  Dyson
Arsenal -  McClelland, Magill, McCullough, Terry Neill, Young, Tommy Docherty, Danny Clapton, George Eastham, David Herd, Henderson, Haverty.
Attendance : -   ,

Ref.
: -  Mr. . - (-)
Subs not used :  Mr. . - (-) - Red flag; Mr. . - (-) - Yellow flag

10.09.1960 .

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Jack Kelsey, WIlls, McCullough, Ward, Snedden, Tommy Docherty, Jimmy Bloomfield, David Herd, Kane, Henderson.
Spurs -  B. Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen,  Dyson
Attendance : -   ,

Ref.
: J. G. Williams (Nottingham)
Subs not used :  Mr. D. J. Farrow (Suffolk) - Red flag; Mr. B. C. Jakeman (Hants) - Yellow flag
NOTE : -  The Metropolitan police Band played at the match. 
"Celebrities"; "Perchance To Dream"; "Vienna Citizens"; "Plain & Fancy"; "Napolitaine/Gretchen"; "Flower Drum Song"; "No Business Like Show Business"; "Galopade"; "In Martial Step"; "Famous Musical Plays"; "Le Carnival De Bal"; "West Side Story"; "March from The League of Gentlemen/Blaydon Races"; "Gigi"; "Kiss Me Kate"; "Viva Villa"

16.01.1960 Tottenham ran out easy 3-0 winners over Arsenal in a First Division match at White Hart Lane.

A snow-covered pitch started this game, but by the time the floodlights lit the ground at the end, it was wet through and Spurs had played some wonderful football in seeing off the challenge of the opposition.

Bill Brown made an early finger-tip save from John Barnwell to push his shot wide, but Spurs were soon laying siege to the Arsenal goal and in a fifteen minute spell with the ball still at the Arsenal end, Bobby Smith missed two good chances.  Smith was fouled on the edge of the area and Blanchflower's free-kick was saved by Standen at the cost of a corner, which Harmer put onto Maurice Norman's head and Evans diverted the ball away from goal.  When Arsenal did manage to forge an attack, Brown was equal to Julians' effort and then Spurs broke up-field to open the scoring.  White's pass went to Les Allen and the striker made a yard to get his shot through a mass of defenders.

Brown preserved the lead with his boot stopping Haverty's deflected shot and Julian should have done better with a header that hit the bar and a shot that went wide, when he was through on goal.  Spurs could have gone in at half-time two ahead, when Snedden missed his kick and allowed Smith through and his shot beat the keeper but rolled just wide of the post.

An injury to Evans moved him from back to front as he continued on the field, but left Spurs with a man's advantage, which they exploited.  While Haverty's shot bounced off Brown and away, Les Allen fired a low effort against the foot of a post and in the 57th minute, Harmer mesmerised three defenders before passing to Smith, who drove the ball past Standen and into the net.

Once more Julians wasted two good openings, with Brown saving the first and the second being shot wide.  The Spurs response was a goal by Cliff Jones that was disallowed for offside, but then the third did come from Les Allen who headed into an empty net, following a Bobby Smith drive that bounced back off the crossbar.

Teams : 
Spurs -  B. Brown, Baker, Henry Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, White, Harmer, B. Smith, L. Allen, Cliff Jones.
Arsenal -  Jim Standen, Magill, Evans, Wills, Snedden, John Barnwell, Danny Clapton, Herd, Julians, Bloomfield, Haverty.
Ref :  Mr. Leo Callaghan
Attendance : -   58,962

 

22.02.1958 Nearly 60,000 crammed into Highbury to see Cliff Jones' debut for Spurs and the driving rain and sleet did not detract from the spectacle the two teams served up, when a late Tottenham comeback shocked the home side to gain a 4-4 draw at Highbury.

When Gordon Nutt put in an early centre, Ron Henry unfortunately deflected the ball into his own net to give Arsenal the lead. Half an hour into the match, Bobby Smith pulled Spurs level and when the teams turned around the score was the same.

However, Danny Clapton put Arsenal back into the lead and although Tommy Harmer made it 2-2, Spurs found themselves 2-4 behind with only four minutes remaining, with the home team scoring through David Herd and Gordon Nutt.

When Dennis Evans handled the ball in the penalty area, Harmer put the ball down on the spot and converted past the Arsenal keeper Jack Kelsey. It gave Spurs the hope that they might be able to salvage something from the game and they poured forward with Harmer feeding the ball to Cliff Jones, whose shot bounced out to Smith, who fired home low past Kelsey to tie the game up at 4-4.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Jack Kelsey, Stan Charlton, Dennis Evans, Gerry Ward, Jim Fotheringham, John Petts, Danny Clapton, Vic Groves, David Herd, Jimmy Bloomfield, Gordon Nutt
Spurs - 
Ted Ditchburn, John Hills, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Maurice Norman, John Ryden, Terry Medwin, Tommy Harmer, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, Cliff Jones
Attendance : -  
59,116
 

12.10.1957 Fifth place Arsenal came unstuck on their visit to seventeenth placed Spurs in this First Division.

White Hart Lane's 60,671 crowd saw Bobby Smith give Tottenham an early lead and before half time, the creator of the first, Tommy Harmer, scored a second. Halfway through the second half, Terry Medwin made it 3-0, after being set up by Harmer, but Cliff Holton got a late consolation goal for the visitors, who had been struggling with Vic Groves hobbling with a knee injury after being off the field for 30 minutes.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Iley, Ryden, Medwin, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Brooks
Arsenal -  Jack
Kelsey, Charlton, Evans, Cliff Holton, Bill Dodgin, Bowen, Tapscott, Vic Groves, David Herd, Jimmy Bloomfield, Tiddy.
Attendance : -   60,
671
 

13.03.1957
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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   64,555

 

20.10.1956 A First Division match at Highbury saw the home side run out 3-1 winners.

Bobby Smith opened the scoring on 35 minutes with a Spurs goal, but Arsenal hit back with an equalising goal from the head of David Herd soon after.  Joe Baker put the home team ahead halfway through the second half and the scoring was rounded off two minutes from time with Herd's second goal.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Con Sullivan, Dennis Evans, Stan Charlton, Len Wills, Bil Dodgin, Jimmy Bloomfield, Joe Haverty, Danny Clapton, Cliff Holton, Derek Tapscott, David Herd.
Spurs -   Ditchburn; Baker, Henry; Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi; Dulin, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Robb.
Attendance : -   60,588

 

14.01.1956 One goal decided this match in Tottenham's favour, with George Robb finding the net in the first half.

Teams : 
Arsenal - 
Jack Kelsey, Wills, Evans, Forbes, Fotheringham, Cliff Holton, Danny Clapton, Derek Tapscott, Vic Groves, Jimmy Bloomfield, Nutt.
Spurs -  
Reynolds, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Dulin, Brooks, Duquemin, Bobby Smith, Robb
Attendance : -   60,606

 

10.09.1955  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Arsenal -  .
Attendance : -   51,029

 

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

 

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Arsenal -  .
Subs not used : 
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07.02.1953 Spurs lost 0-4 to Arsenal in a First Division encounter in front of nearly 70,000 at Highbury.

Cliff Holton's goal was the only score of the first half, but in the second period, Spurs conceded three more to Holton, Doug Lishman and Jimmy Logie.
 

Teams : 
Arsenal : - Jack Kelsey, Wade, L. Smith, Forbes, Daniel, Joe Mercer, Arthur Milton, Jimmy Logie, Cliff Holton, Doug Lishman, Roper.
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nichollson, Clarke,Brittan, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley
Attendance : -   69,051
 

20.09.1952 Arsenal won a derby game at White Hart Lane against Spurs 3-1 in front of a big crowd.

George Robb and Eddie Baily had early chances, but failed to score and this allowed Arsenal to go ahead with a goal from Peter Goring. After half-time, Arthur Milton dribbled through to score a second and soon after that Jimmy Logie made it 3-0. Tottenham's only consolation was a late goal from Tommy Harmer.

Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Medley, Harmer, Duquemin, Baily, Robb
Arsenal : - Platt, Chenhall, L. Smith, Shaw, Daniel, Forbes, Arthur Milton, Jimmy Logie, Peter Goring, Lishman, Roper
Crowd : - 69,247
 
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29.09.1951 Spurs went to Highbury and gained a point when they capitalised on a defensive lapse in the Arsenal defence.

Joe Mercer allowed Peter Murphy to put Tottenham ahead and Ted Ditchburn was in outstanding form to help the Spurs team in front of him keep the lead. The side held out until the second half when Jimmy Logie's cross was header powerfully past Ditchburn to level the scores.

Teams : 
Arsenal : - George Swindin, Wally Barnes, L. Smith, Forbes, Daniel, Joe Mercer, Milton, Jimmy Logie, Cliff Holton, Lishman, Freddie Cox
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Murphy, McClellan, Harmer, Medley
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Attendance  : - 72,164
 
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26.08.1950 Spurs faced Arsenal at Highbury for the first time in sixteen years, having just been promoted to the First Division.  It was the home team that took the lead, when Don Roper looped a high ball over Ted Ditchburn's head, but Tottenham hit back with a goal from Ron Burgess, heading Alf Ramsey's free-kick home.

Spurs took the lead in the second half, when Sonny Walters scored, but a Wally Barnes equaliser from the penalty spot saw the game finish 2-2.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  George Swindin, Wally Barnes, L. Smith, Shaw, Leslie Compton, Joe Mercer (c), Cox, Jimmy Logie, Goring, Lishman, Roper.
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Clarke, Willis, Nicholson, Burgess (c), Walters, Murphy, Baily, Medwin, Duquemin
Attendance : -   64,500
Ref. : - 
Mr. E. W. Baker (Stoneleigh)
Linesmen : - Mr. W. E. Dellow (Croydon) - blue and white flag; Mr. A. J. Hammond (Romford) - red and white flag
 

08.01.1949 An FA Cup Third Round tie at Highbury ended in a 3-0 win for the home side.

Spurs, then of the Second Division, were managed by former Arsenal winger Joe Hulme and he took the team back to his old home ground where the reigning league champions lay in wait.  Hulme brought in Harry Gilberg in an inside forward role in place of the industrious Eddie Baily and the swap failed to inspire Spurs.

Arsenal went ahead early in the game when Ian McPherson managed to beat Ted Ditchburn with a header in at the near post from a narrow angle.  It was in the second half that the home team showed the difference in league placings as goals from Don Roper and Doug Lishman took them through to the Fourth Round.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  , , , , , Don Roper, Doug Lishman, Ian McPherson.
Spurs -  Ditchburn, , , , , , ,  , Gilberg
Attendance : -   47,314
 
 

22.04.1944 Tottenham were the away team at White Hart Lane in this war time Football League South match, that ended up as a 3-3 draw.

Spurs scored through Ron Burgess, Pat Beesley and Jack Martin, but their goals were matched by Cliff Bastin, Ted Drake and Alexander for Arsenal.

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Attendance : -   26,330

 

24.04.1940 Spurs were technically the away team as the match was played at White Hart Lane, shared by both clubs during the war.

Tottenham must have enjoyed the familiar surroundings as they won 4-2 with goals from Johnny Morrison (2), Ronnie Dix and Andy Duncan, while Arsenal replied with goals from Ted Drake and Cliff Bastin. 

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Attendance : -  4,455

 

31.01.1934 Arsenal sat atop the First Division, with Spurs just back into the top flight, but this game at Highbury saw the tables turned, with Tottenham winning 3-1.

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Attendance : -    68,647 

 

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07.04.1928 Spurs were heading for relegation at the end of the season when Spurs and Arsenal met at White Hart Lane.

At the time the game was played both teams sat in mid-table and Spurs won the match 2-0.  'Taffy' O'Callaghan put them ahead early on and then scored a second towards the end of the match.  There were chances for Arsenal to score, but their failure to take them cost them.

This was to be the last win of the season for Spurs with only one point gained from the last four matches, but at the end of the season, although Arsenal were 10th and Tottenham 21st there were only three points between them.

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Attendance : -    39,193 

 

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02.01.1926 First Division leaders Arsenal were held to a draw at White Hart Lane by Spurs.

The points were shared with Andy Thomson scoring for Tottenham and Alf Baker equalising for the visitors.

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29.08.1925 The opening day fixture saw Tottenham visit Highbury and travel back across North London with two points from a 1-0 victory.

The game was hardly one of the best, even though there were plenty of exciting moments, but Spurs came out on top thanks to Jimmy Dimmock's goal, which proved to be the decider.

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24.11.1923 Tottenham came out on top of this encounter with a convincing win after a dull first period.

Five minutes into the second half, Spurs took the lead through a burst through the visiting defence and a good finish by Alec Lindsay.  The same player added a second in the 83rd minute, beating keeper Robson as he came out with an 18 yard shot.  Jack Elkes completed the scoring after 87 minutes to wrap up a good victory.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Maddison, Clay, Forster, Smith, Lowe, Grimsdell, Walden, Seed, Lindsay, Elkes, Handley
Arsenal -  Robson, .
Attendance : -   31,624

 

17.11.1923 The lead Arsenal took through Frank Townrow on the hour, following a scramble caused by Dr. James Patterson's cross was wiped out by Jimmy Seed's header from a 68th minute corner, earning Spurs a point on their trip across to Highbury

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Patterson, Townrow.
Spurs -  Maddison, Clay, Forster, Smith, Lowe, Grimsdell, Walden, Seed, Lindsay, Elkes, Handley
Attendance : -   50,000

 

23.09.1922 With Spurs having been demoted thanks to skullduggery by Arsenal's hierarchy a couple of seasons earlier, the bad feeling spilled over into this match after Tottenham had rightly reclaiming their place in the top flight.

Tottenham were once more the victims, this time on the end of some brutal tackling.  Winger 'Fanny' Walden was forced off after only 15 minutes having been kicked out of the action and by the final whistle, both Alec Lindsay and Bert Bliss were heavily limping.  As there were not substitutes in this era, Spurs were reduced to nine men for much of the game, with Walden taken out of the game and Lindsay was off the pitch receiving treatment.  The referee - Mr Austin - had allowed Arsenal to get away with their "physical" approach without sanction.

Boreham gave Arsenal the lead just after half-time and scored a second near the end of the game.  But Spurs battled against the injustice and were determined not to let the rough-house tactics succeed.  Near the end, Lindsay grabbed a late consolation goal for Spurs, but the Arsenal players - not wanting anything to go against them - claimed they had been distracted by someone blowing a whistle that had made them think the referee had blown for full time and so they had not challenged Lindsay (unusual in the context of the rest of the match).  The Arsenal players surrounded the referee to contest the goal and there was a certain amount of pushing of him with punches thrown on and off the field.

The Football Association received the referee's report and both clubs were charged with bringing the game into disrepute.  The Association's Committee of Enquiry came to the decision that Tottenham's Bert Smith had used foul and abusive language and he was suspended for four weeks.  Arsenal's Alex Graham was severely reprimanded for retaliating while Stephen Dunn, the Gooners' goalkeeper, was severely denounced for his protests to the referee after the Spurs goal.

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Arsenal - 
Stephen Dunn, , , , Alex Graham, , , Fred Boreham, .
Attendance : -    40,582 

Ref. : -  Mr. Austin
 

22.04.1922 A penalty goal gave Arsenal a home win over Spurs in a rain lashed match at Highbury.

The penalty came when Jimmy Dimmock was adjudged to have brought down in  the area and Graham, who was captain for this - his benefit - match, converted from the spot in the first half.  Spurs had been restricted by an thigh injury to Grimsdell after about 25 minutes, but he was unable to continue in the second half.

Dimmock came close to making amends for his earlier indiscretion with a run that saw him shoot as Tim Williamson advanced, but the ball was cleared as it was going in by defender Alf Baker.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Williamson, Baker, Graham, White.
Spurs -  Blake, Grimsdell, Dimmock 
Attendance : -   42,000

 

15.04.1922 Spurs recorded a 2-0 victory in this meeting at a very windy White Hart Lane.

Arthur Grimsdell put Tottenham ahead when he intercepted a pass and ran through to blast a shot past the keeper from distance.  His effort was added to by Jimmy Seed's goal, a powerful header from a corner.  

Teams : 
Spurs -   Grimsdell, Seed
Arsenal -  .
Attendance : -   40,394

 

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26.12.1911 This Division one meeting ended in defeat for Spurs as they trekked to Woolwich to play Arsenal.

Charlie Lewis, Charlie Randall and Tom Winship gave Woolwich a 3-0 half-time lead before Billy Minter pulled one goal back for Tottenham who were well supported among the crowd, with two football specials put on from Enfield to transport our large number of travelling fans South of the river in the torrential rain.

Teams : 
Arsenal -  Lewis, Randall, Winship.
Spurs - Minter
Attendance : -   22,000

 

25.12.1911 A packed White Hart Lane crowd of 47,000 saw Spurs inflict a big Christmas Day defeat on our South London opponents with both teams sitting near the bottom of the table.

Bert Middlemiss, Jabez Darnell and John McTavish scored one each, while Billy Minter ran in two goals to produce a 5-0 win that saw 10,000 fans locked outside the ground.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
J. McTavish, Darnell, , Minter, Middlemiss, 
Arsenal -  .
Attendance : -  47,109

 

16.04.1910 Both sides were near the foot of the table when they met in a First Division encounter at White Hart Lane. 

Played out in front of a fervent 39,860 crowd paying receipts of 1,188, the game was fiercely fought out watched by fans on the touchline and on the roof.  The lead was taken by the visitors in the 16th minute, with Rod MacEarchrane sending Frank Heppinstall away down the left wing and his cross into the box was palmed out by goalkeeper Tiny Joyce straight to Charlie McGibbon, who netted from close in.  There were few other chances in the first period, with both sides cancelling each other out. 

The second half was a different affair, with Tottenham dominating and Percy Humphreys, Bob Steel and Jack Curtis all went close to scoring, with Woolwich defender Andy Ducat robbing Humphreys just before he was about to shoot. 

MacEarchrane had to receive treatment for an accidental kick in a goalmouth scramble and while reduced to ten men, the South Londoners were hit by a Spurs goal.  With 69 minutes gone, Bob Steel played in Curtis to strike a drive that flew in just inside the Arsenal keeper Hugh McDonald's left hand post. 

With Spurs pressing, it was only the odd breakaway that threatened the Spurs goal and most of the chances were at the other end before the game finished 1-1.

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04.12.1909 Spurs and Arsenal have never met at Division 2 level.

Their first Football League match took place on 4th December 1909. Both clubs were near the bottom of the Division at the time as Spurs travelled to Plumstead, South London to play Woolwich Arsenal and lost out 0-1 with Walter Lawrence netting the only goal of the game.

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Attendance : -   18,000 

 

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24.04.1900 I wonder what the referee of the match played between the two clubs in Woolwich on 24th April 1900 in the Southern District Combination would make of today's standards. Arsenal were winning 2-1, thanks to goals by Logan and Tennant whilst Spurs' goal was scored by Pratt. The match was abandoned after 75 minutes because of bad language !!

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25.12.1897 Spurs travelled to South London for a United League match with Woolwich Arsenal and won 3-2.

A goal from Bob Stormont and two from Bill Joyce saw Spurs to a win, but the home side notched two goals - both by John Brock.

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Arsenal -  Brock.
Spurs - 
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Attendance : -    ?? 

 

09.11.1897 The first competitive match between the two clubs occurred in the United League on 9th November 1896 in South London. 

Arsenal, by now based at Woolwich, won 2-1 thanks to two goals by Russell whilst the Spurs goal was scored by McElhaney.  Arsenal, of course, were already in the Football League, playing in Division 2, whilst Spurs were playing their first season in the Southern League Division 1.

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19.11.1887 Spurs hosted Royal Arsenal from South London on Tottenham Marshes in the first meeting between the two sides as amateurs for a friendly match.  Having arrived late, the visitors scored early on in proceedings and defended their lead with all their might. 

The tactic failed, as Spurs went 2-1 ahead and were only denied when bad light stopped play after 75 minutes ... a result of the Arsenal side turning up late.

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