the spurs almanac

august 21st

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

1948 Sheffield Wednesday H Second Division 3 - 2
1954 Aston Villa A First Division 4 - 2
1968 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 1 - 1
1971 Huddersfield Town H First Division 4 - 1
1974 Manchester City A First Division 0 - 1
1976 Ipswich Town A First Division 1 - 3
1982 Liverpool Wembley FA Charity Shield 0 - 1
1983 West Ham United H Bill Nicholson Testimonial 1 - 1
1985 Oxford United A First Division 1 - 1
1988 West Ham United A Alvin Martin Testimonial 0 - 2
1991 Sparkasse Stockerau (Austria) A European Cup Winner's Cup Preliminary Round 1L 1 - 0
1993 Manchester City H Premier League 1 - 0
1996 Derby County H Premier League 1 - 1
1999 Sheffield Wednesday A Premier League 2 - 1
2004 Newcastle United A Premier League 1 - 0
2010 Stoke City A Premier League 2 - 1
2014 AEL Limassol (Cyprus) A Europa League Play-off 1L 2 - 1

 

          Notable Dates

1932 George Payne, inside forward 1906-1908, dies.
1954 Dickie Dowsett makes his only appearance in a Spurs shirt, scoring once from the outside left position.

Les Bennett scores his last goal for the club.

1971 Biggest home win over Huddersfield Town achieved with Alan Gilzean and Martin Chivers equalling the most goals scored by a Spurs player in a match against the Terriers.
1974 Darren Caskey, midfield 1992-1996, born.
1976 Forward Gerry Armstrong makes his debut.
1985 Danny Thomas scores his first and only goal for Tottenham in the club's first match against the U's.
1991 Spurs' return to Europe was ignominious as they had to pre-qualify as English clubs had not been earning points during the ban imposed after the Heysel tragedy.  Therefore, the club was tossed in with the previously (and since) unheard of Stockerau team.  There was no easy ride however, as Spurs struggled to break down the resolute Austrians and came home with a 1-0 win thanks to a Gordon Durie goal.
1993 Paul Allen officially opened the new North Stand Disabled Enclosure.
2004 Thimothee Atouba scores his first and only Tottenham goal in the 1-0 away win at St. James' Park.

Sean Davis makes his 200th career club appearance.

Frederic Kanoute makes his 100th English League start.

2010 Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes his 100th appearance for Spurs.
2012 Spurs sell Sebastien Bassong to Norwich City and sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City for 5 million.
2014 Ben Davies makes his Spurs debut.

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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