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31.10.2000 A 1-3 home defeat to Birmingham City in the League Cup Fourth Round was an embarrassment for Tottenham, who failed to resist a forceful Blues side.

Dele Adebola scored twice in the 14th and 26th minutes, with Mark Burchill putting the visitors 3-0 ahead two minutes before the break with Tottenham's only response a penalty from Darren Anderton after Stephen Clemence had been brought down in the area.  Spurs did have chances, with Les Ferdinand having three headers saved, Stephen Carr testing Ian Bennett with a fierce shot and Chris Perry hitting the crossbar with a header.

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Spurs:  Sullivan, Carr, Vega, Perry, Thatcher, Anderton, Sherwood, Freund (Davies (Young)), Clemence, Ferdinand, Korsten (Dominguez)
Subs. not used : -  Walker, Doherty.
Birmingham City :  Bennett, , , , , , , , Burchill, Adebola, . 
Managers : -  Spurs  -  Keith Burkinshaw;  Birmingham City  -  Jim Smith
Colours :
Spurs - Le Coq Sportif - White shirts one navy line around V neck and cuffs, Navy Blue shorts, White socks with one navy hoops around edge of turnover
Birmingham City : - Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue socks
Crowd : -  27,069

Ref : -  Stephen Bates (Bristol)
Linesmen : -  Mr. I. S. Hamley (Beds - Red flag);  Mr. B. A. Obray (Cambs - Yellow Flag)

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29.10.1987 A Third Round League Cup tie saw Spurs progress easily 5-0 in front of a small crowd of 15,542.  

Chris Waddle poked home a blocked Gough header from Paul Allen's corner to give Spurs the lead.  Then Clive Allen turned to hit a second and headed the third with a header from cousin Paul's corner kick into the second half.  The goals kept coming with a fierce Roberts volley and a typical curling Glenn Hoddle free-kick to wrap up a comfortable win.

Spurs : - Clemence: Paul Allen, Mitchell Thomas (Miller), Roberts, Gough, Mabbutt,  Stevens, Claesen, Clive Allen, Hoddle, Waddle.  
Birmingham City : - Hansbury; Ranson, Dicks, Hagan, Overson, Kuhl (Geddis), Bremner, Clarke, Whitton, Kennedy, Williams
Crowd : - 15,542

29.10.1986 Spurs had an easy 5-0 victory over Birmingham City at White Hart Lane in the Third Round of the League Cup.

Goals from Chris Waddle, Clive Allen 2, Graham Roberts and Glenn Hoddle saw Tottenham through to the Fourth round.

Spurs: -  R. Clemence, P. Allen, M. Thomas (Miller), Roberts, Gough, Mabbutt, Stevens, Claesen, C. Allen, Hoddle, Waddle.
Birmingham City : - Hansbury, Ranson ,Dicks, Overson, Hagan, Kuhl (Geddis), Bremner, Clarke, Whitton, Kennedy, Williams. 
Crowd : -  15,542

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18.12.1982

A 2-1 win over Birmingham at White Hart Lane was secured by two Gary Mabbutt goals. 

Pressed into a striker's role in place of flu-stricken Steve Archibald, Mabbutt showed his flexibility by taking both strikes well to ensure Spurs came out on top.

Spurs: -  Clemence, Hughton, Lacy, Roberts, Villa (Brooke), Perryman, Mabbutt, Hazard, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks
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10.01.1981 A single Garth Crooks goal gave Spurs victory over Birmingham at White Hart Lane in the First Division.

 

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Crowd : -  24,90Ref : -  Stephen Bates (Bristol)

22.11.1980 Spurs were denied anything from this game by the woodwork and some good finishing by the Birmingham City midfielders, as they slipped to a 1-2 defeat at At. Andrews.

Both the Tottenham Argentinians - Ardiles and Villa - had struck the woodwork before Alan Curbishley hit a 30 yard drive to give the home team the lead.  Ossie Ardiles levelled the scores halfway through the second half and Spurs looked like they might be taking something home with them, but with eight minutes left in the match, Frank Worthington flick headed a ball on and Alan Ainscow stole in to score in off the post to give Brum both points. 

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Crowd : -  24,817

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16.02.1980 A fiercely fought FA Cup Fifth Round tie was hosted by Spurs, who ran out 3-1 winners.  

Terry Yorath was through on goal, but his shot was stopped by Jeff Wealands in the Birmingham goal and then a Gerry Armstrong shot flew in from close range to make it 2-0.

Spurs:  , , , McAllister, Perryman, Yorath, Ardiles, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Falco.
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Crowd : -  49,936

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14.10.1978

Bottom of the league Birmingham City lost out to the only goal of the game at White Hart Lane in this First Division clash.

Ricardo Villa watched from the stands as his fellow countryman Alberto Tarantini made his Blues debut in a game that ended 1-0 to Spurs thanks to an Alan Ainscow own goal from a Glenn Hoddle free-kick.

Spurs: -  Daines, Naylor, Holmes, LacyMcAllister, Perryman, Pratt, Ardiles, Hoddle, Lee, P. Taylor
Birmingham City :  Montgomery, Tarantini, Dennis, Dillon (Broadhurst), Gallagher, Pendrey, Page, Barrowclough, Ainscow, Emmanuel, Givens. 
Crowd : -   41,230

19.03.1977 Spurs won a vital two points away against Birmingham City with a 2-1 victory at St. Andrews.

With Spurs perilously close to the relegation places, there was a nervousness about the play, which exhibited itself within five minutes, when John Connolly nipped in to intercept Ralph Coates' back pass to knock the ball past Barry Daines.

Spurs picked themselves up very quickly and levelled within a minute through Glenn Hoddle's goal following a corner, when he shot home from 12 yards with his left foot.

The second half proved a good 45 minutes for Tottenham and even though they had a couple of close shaves, a 63rd minute goal from Chris Jones, flicking
a low cross past keeper Jim Montgomery at the near post having beaten Joe Gallagher to the ball, after Peter Taylor set him up.

Spurs almost added another goal as they finished the match strongly, but were worthy winners.

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Spurs : - Daines, Naylor, Holmes, Pratt, Osgood, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor
Unused sub. : - Keeley
Crowd : - 23,398
 
17.04.1976 Manager Willie Bell fielded the same starting eleven for the second match running and secured a second win with three goals scored, against a Spurs side who were hoping to push into the UEFA Cup places at the top of the table.

The win eased the relegation threat for the Blues, who missed some easy opportunities in the opening exchanges and had to wait until the 40th minute before Gary Emmanuel's corner was firmly headed past Pat Jennings by centre-half Joe Gallagher.

When Trevor Francis buried a low drive past Jennings to make it 2-0 (the 2,000th away league goal Tottenham had let in), the win looked secure for Brum, but an injury to Hibbert, who had been controlling midfield, let Spurs creep back into it and Ralph Coates laid the ball into John Pratt's path to drill home past Dave Latchford to give Birmingham some jitters in the closing stages.

Having started the match in attack, but dropped deeper into defence when the pressure was mounting on the Blues goal, captain Kenny Burns popped up to shoot home Bob Hatton's lay-off to make it 3-1 with four minutes remaining and grab both points.

Birmingham City :  Latchford, Calderwood, Styles, Page, Gallagher, Want, Emmanuel, Francis, Burns (c), Withe, Hibbert (Hatton). 
Spurs: -   Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Coates, Perryman (c), Chivers, J. Duncan, Neighbour (Chris Jones).
Crowd : -   30,616

26.12.1975 Birmingham City enjoyed a late Christmas present with a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.

Unfortunately, the railways were not operating on the Bank Holiday and this limited the size of the crowd, but it was the home supporters who left disappointed, witnessing Trevor Francis give City the lead halfway through the first half, then quickly add a second when Tony Want's cross was not cleared.

Just after the interval, Francis turned provider with a cross for Peter Withe to convert to make it 0-3 and only a late penalty from Martin Chivers, after Joe Gallagher had handled in the box, gave the Spurs fans anything to cheer about.


Programme line-ups
Spurs : - Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt,
Dillon/Young, Osgood, McNab , Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Duncan, McGrath (Chris Jones)
Birmingham City : - Dave Latchford, Ian Osborne, Tony Want, Howard Kendall, Joe Gallagher, Kenny Burns (cpt), Malcolm Page, Trevor Francis, Peter Withe, Bob Hatton, Terry Hibbitt
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Crowd : -  21,651
Ref. : - Mr. Tom H. C. Reynolds (Glamorgan)
Linesmen : - Mr. J. W. Craigie (Kent) - Red flag; Mr. A. S. Heselgrave (Kent) - Yellow flag
 

18.02.1975 A ninth minute goal by Bob Hatton gave Birmingham an early lead in Tottenham's visit to St. Andrew's.

Kenny Burns went down the right wing and put in a mis-hit cross that fell in front of Hatton, who slid the ball into the net.

Tottenham did come back into the match, but found Dave Latchford in good form to keep out efforts from John Duncan and Terry Naylor. Alfie Conn went close on a couple of occasions,
 almost grabbing a very late leveller when his shot in crowded goal-mouth was blocked by Latchford on the floor, but Spurs could not get the equaliser they were seeking.

Birmingham : - D. Latchford, Burns, Hatton
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, McAllister, England, Naylor (Coates), Conn, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Duncan
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Crowd : - 24,240
 
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Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Beal, Pratt (McGrath), England, Naylor, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Duncan
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Birmingham City : - Dave Latchford, Ray Martin, Archie Styles, Howard Kendall, Joe Gallagher, Malcolm Page, Alan Campbell, Gordon Taylor, Ken Burns, Bob Hatton, Jimmy Calderwood
Manager : - Freddie Goodwin
Crowd : -  27,761

Ref. : - Mr. Tom H. C. Reynolds (Glamorgan)
Linesmen : Mr. W. H. Smale (Devon) - Red flag; Mr. D. S. Bone (Beds) - Yellow flag

 
06.02.1974 Birmingham City visited White Hart Lane on a Wednesday evening in the First Division, but succumbed 4-2 to Tottenham.

A first minute goal from Martin Chivers set Spurs on their way, but they were pegged back when Mike England put the ball past Pat Jennings. The score was still 1-1 at the break, but with a further brace from Chivers completing his hat-trick, Spurs took a 3-1 lead before Steve Phillips narrowed the score-line. However, substitute Mike Dillon put the result beyond doubt with a fourth Spurs goal.

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Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Pratt, England, Beal, McGrath, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (Dillon), Coates
Birmingham City : - Gary Sprake, Ray Martin, Clarke, Garry Pendrey, Joe Gallagher, Roger Hynd, Campbell (Steve Phillips), Trevor Francis, Bob Latchford, Bob Hatton, Kenny Burns
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28.08.1973 Martin Peters two goals were enough to give Spurs a win at St. Andrews, where Bob Hatton pegged Spurs back with a goal for the home side.

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Crowd : -   37,7540

04.11.1972 Tottenham's visit to St. Andrews saw them dominate the first half, but fail to produce enough forward movement to damage Birmingham City.

Martin Chivers went down under challenge in the area, but there was no interest in awarding a penalty from the referee and later Coates was baulked by Bobby Hope and goalkeeper Bob Latchford.

There was an opportunity to grab a winner in the closing moments of the match, but it would have been unfair on City, who played their part in the game.

Birmingham City : - Bob Latchford, , , , , , Bobby Hope, , , ,
Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pearce, England, Naylor, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates (Pratt)
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Crowd : - 38,504
23.08.1972

Birmingham City came to White Hart Lane wearing a three colour shirt of yellow, red and black vertical thirds and left with nothing.  A goal from Chivers, despite former Spurs defender Tony Want's attempt to tackle him and another by Ralph Coates, sliding in to finish from the six yard line, just after the half time break, gave Tottenham the goals that took the points.

Spurs: Jennings, Kinnear (Naylor), Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Coates.
Unused. Sub. : - Pearce

Birmingham City :  Cooper, Want, Carroll, Campbell, Hynd, Harland, Pendry, Francis, Latchford, Hatton, Gordon Taylor. 

Manager – Freddie Goodwin

Ref. Mr. Tommy Dawes (Norwich)
Linesmen : Mr. W. G. V. Cleere (Bucks) - Red flag; Mr. R. L. Weedon (Berks) - Yellow flag
Crowd - 30,798

Goal times
First goal 22 mins 04 secs
Second goal 47 mins 10 secs
 

12.04.1967 Birmingham City visited White Hart Lane on a Wednesday night for a Sixth Round FA Cup replay. The first game ended 0-0, but this one was a simpler task for Spurs, who ran out 6-0 winners.

Terry Venables put Tottenham 2-0 ahead with Alan Gilzean adding a third goal before the half-time whistle. Spurs piled on the pressure in the second half as Jimmy Greaves grabbed a brace and Frank Saul ensured an easy passage to the semi-final.

Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Mackay, Robertson, Greaves, Venables, Saul
Birmingham City : - Herriott, Murray, Green, Ron Wylie, Sharples, Beard, Trevor, Hockey, Thomson, Leggat, Geoff Vowden, Barry Bridges.
Crowd : - 52,304.

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08.04.1967

A gritty performance by City gave Spurs a scare in this FA Cup quarter final tie that ended 0-0. 

While there was little to talk about in terms of goal-scoring chances, the match was memorable for one moment when Dave Mackay stepped in between Cyril Knowles and Trevor Hockey, who were having their own private battle, to save the referee getting involved. Defences held sway, shutting out the other team's forwards in a game which went to White Hart Lane for the replay.

Birmingham City :  Jim Herriot, Murray, Green, Ron Wylie, Sharples, Malcolm Beard, Trevor Hockey, Thomson, Fenton, Vowden, Bridges
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Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Mackay (cpt), Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul
Crowd : -  51,500
 

02.01.1965

Tottenham's trip to the Midlands proved pointless on this occasion, as Malcolm Beard hit the winner after 25 minutes, following good work from Brian Sharples and Dennis Thwaites.  Spurs hit back and Greaves went close twice being denied by Colin Green and Sharples.

Tottenham strove to get an equaliser, but Marchi's 25 yard effort went just wide and Schofield was required to save from Jimmy Robertson.

Birmingham City :  Schofield, Green, Sharples, Thwaites. 
Spurs: -  Marchi, Greaves, Robertson.
Crowd : -  33,833

29.02.1964 Cliff Jones scored with a flicked header at St. Andrews to put Spurs ahead against Birmingham City and Jimmy Greaves later added a penalty to help Spurs gain a 2-1 victory at St. Andrews.

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Crowd : -  28,433

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18.08.1962 Bobby Smith converted a tap-in at the far post after Jimmy Greaves' shot had been blocked, but he was given offside.

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10.01.1962 Spurs had an easier task of progressing to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with a 4-2 replay win over Birmingham City at White Hart Lane.

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Crowd : -  62,917

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06.01.1962 A 3-3 draw in this FA Cup Third Round saw both teams head to London the following week for the replay.

Jimmy Greaves raced onto Maurice Norman's pass and although keeper John Schofield saved his shot, the Spurs striker got the rebound into the net. The lead was doubled on the half-hour when Cliff Jones headed home Terry Medwin's cross and it became 3-0 three minutes later, when Greaves got his second of the afternoon with a header after Les Allen had put the ball into the box.

With time still remaining in the first half, Stan Lynn's fierce free-kick lead to a goal for Jimmy Harris and the teams turned around at 3-1.

Shortly after the interval, Harris headed a second goal and with the fans now behind the home side, they grabbed an equaliser with Lynn hitting another rocket free kick and Ken Leek putting the ball into the net as the ball ran loose in the box.

Birmingham City : - John Schofield, Stan Lynn, Sissons, Terry Hennessey, Smith, Beard, Hallawell, Orritt, Jimmy Harris, Ken Leek, Bertie Auld
Spurs : - Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Wedwin, White, Les Allen, Greaves, Cliff Jones
Crowd : -  46,096

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28.04.1961

Bobby Smith's early goal set Spurs up for a 3-2 win in the First Division at St. Andrews.

Les Allen added a second, with John White contributing a third, before Jimmy Harris netted twice (the first from the penalty spot in the first half) to reduce the difference, but Spurs ran out winners on the day.

Birmingham City :  , , , , , , , , Harris 
Spurs : - Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Crowd : -  29,614
 

19.11.1960 A 6-0 home win helped Tottenham maintain their Double season success, with Terry Dyson 2, Cliff Jones 2, John White and a Bobby Smith penalty hitting the goals that saw Spurs keep their top spot in the table.

White opened the scoring, with Dyson and Jones making it 3-0 at the interval.  Dyson got his second after half-time and then Smith converted from the spot and Cliff Jones rounded off the win with the sixth Tottenham goal.

Spurs: Bill Brown; Baker, Henry, Norman, Blanchflower (c), Mackay, Cliff Jones, L. Allen, White, Bobby Smith, Dyson.
Birmingham City : Withers, Farmer, Allen, Watts, Smith (c), Neal, Hellawell, Gordon, Stibbs, Singer, Taylor. 
Crowd : - 46,010
Ref : -  G. W. Thorpe (Wilts)

02.01.1960

Bobby Smith created an opening for Les Allen to give Tottenham the two points in this game at St. Andrews.

Making the trip at the top of the league, Spurs took the lead when Allen rounded Johnny Schofield in the Birmingham goal to hit the net.  The lead was a narrow one, which almost did not prove enough when Robin Stubbs scored, but the goal was wiped out when the referee awarded a handball against Dick Neal.

Birmingham City :  Schofield, Neal, Stubbs, Trevor Smith (c), Bloomfield,
Spurs: -  Bobby Smith, L. Allen
Crowd : -  27,558

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29.08.1959 A game of two halves saw Tottenham have the best openings of the first half, while Birmingham had the lion's share of the opportunities in the second.

Spurs created chances for Bobby Smith, Terry Medwin and Johnny Brooks, while Brum's Brian Taylor, Robin Stubbs and Bryan Orritt could not force the ball home for the visitors, leaving the points shared in a goal-less draw.

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Crowd : -  45,243

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18.09.1957 Following a 0-0 draw at St. Andrews the week before, Spurs romped home 7-1 against Birmingham City at White Hart Lane. 

A Tommy Harmer penalty and a goal from Terry Dyson were overshadowed by five goals from Alfie Stokes.  Birmingham scored through Eddie Brown, but they could not live with the link-up between Stokes and his strike partner Bobby Smith. 

The Brummies were hampered by goalkeeper Gil Merrick's collision with Dyson, when he needed four stitches before coming out to play on.  However, he could not carry on in goal and played on the right wing, while he handed the gloves over to Gordon Astall.  City also missed a penalty when Alec Govan hit the post and the ball went wide.

Spurs : -  , , , , , , , , Harmer, Stokes, B. Smith, Dyson.
Birmingham City :   Merrick, , , , Govan, E. Brown, ,
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Crowd : - 35,292
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13.04.1957 A 5-1 home victory saw Spurs ease past Birmingham City in a First Division meeting.

Dave Dunmore gave Tottenham the lead, with a penalty from Tommy Harmer making it 2-0 before Birmingham's Gordon Astall pulled a goal back before the interval.

Dunmore hit his second after the restart and Terry Dyson and Terry Medwin added goals to round off a comfortable win.

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Spurs: Reynolds, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Norman, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Dunmore, Brooks, Dyson. .
Birmingham City : Gil Merrick, Hall, Green, Larkin, Smith, Warhurst, Gordon Astall, Kinsey, Finney, Orritt, Murphy. 
Crowd : -  33,512

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11.02.1956 The only goal of the game came in the second half, with Gordon Astall's effort winning the match at White Hart Lane for Birmingham City.

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Spurs: Reynolds, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Robb, Brooks, Duquemin, Bobby Smith, Dyson.
Birmingham City : Gil Merrick, Hall, Green, Boyd, Newman, Warhurst, Gordon Astall,Finney, Brown, Kinsey, Murphy. 
Crowd : -  26,141

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09.03.1953 A Second replay was required in this Sixth Round tie to separate the two sides and Molineux was the venue for the game.

Having missed the replay because of the death of his son, Charlie Walters returned at his wife's behest and it was his excellent 12th minute goal that decided the tie.  He took Ron Burgess' throw-in and dribbled along the dead-ball line, moved in-field and then slipped his shot between Merrick and the near post to put Spurs through to a semi-final against Blackpool at Villa Park.

Spurs:  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Brittan, Gibbins, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley.
Birmingham City :  Merrick, Hall, Green, Bannister, Badham, Boyd, Stewart, Purdon, Trigg, Ferris, Wardle. 
Crowd : -   50,801

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04.03.1953 Spurs took the lead in this Sixth Round replay, but once more it ended all square.

A quarter of an hour in, Len Duquemin headed Spurs into the lead from Medley's corner, but 45 minutes later, Jackie Stewart put a free-kick in for captain Len Boyd to equalise.

Charlie Withers, Eddie Baily and Duquemin combined to provide Bennett with a scoring opportunity to give Spurs the lead again in the 69th minute, but back came Brum when Ray Ferris headed home Stewart's cross to take the game into extra time.  No further scoring meant a second replay and with Birmingham chairman Harry Morris calling correctly for the toss, the venue choice was his and Spurs had to head to the Midlands for a third game at Wolves.

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Birmingham City :   Boyd (c), Ferris, Stewart. 
Crowd : -  59,543

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28.02.1953 Spurs faced Second Division Birmingham City in this Sixth Round FA Cup tie at St. Andrews.

City took the lead through Willie Wardle, who scored with a 25 yard effort, but following Gil Merrick making a good save and a header hitting the crossbar, Spurs hit back in the 75th minute, when Les Bennett  headed home Les Medley's centre to earn a replay.

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Spurs:  Bennett, Medley.
Crowd : -  52,348

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01.05.1948 Despite Ted Ditchburn's heroics keeping the score at 0-0, Birmingham City celebrated at the end of the match, as the point had secured them the Second Division title.

On their home ground, Birmingham captain Fred Harris was presented with the trophy by Arthur Oakley of the Football League.

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Crowd : -  35,569

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31.08.1946 Birmingham City earned a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on the resumption of football after World War Two. 

Charlie Wilson-Jones gave the Blues a lead, but an equaliser for Tottenham came from George Foreman.  However, it was Wilson-Jones who hit the winner for the Midlands side to give them a solid win.

Spurs: -   , Nicholson, , , , , Burgess, Buckingham, Foreman, Ludford.
Birmingham City : -   , , , , , , Wilson-Jones, Billy Hughes, , Ted Duckhouse, Fred Harris, .
Crowd : -  52,348

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13.10.1945 Spurs showed a marked difference in approach (in line with programme comments that " ... we have to survey the situation and take every possible measure to bring about an improvement" from the previous week's humiliation).  However, the outcome was the same, although the result was a much narrower 0-1 defeat, the only goal scored by Ambrose Mulraney in the second period.

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Crowd : -  30,589

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06.10.1945 Spurs suffered a 8-0 trouncing at the hands of Birmingham City at St. Andrews in this Football League South match.

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Crowd : -  21,608

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26.08.1939 Birmingham were the last team to visit White Hart Lane before football stopped when World War II was declared. 

Arriving at the Lane for a Second Division match, the crowd witnessed a goal-less first half, but into the second period, Fred Sargent put Tottenham ahead, only for Birmingham's Jackie Brown to level things.

Spurs:  , Nicholson, , , Burgess, Buckingham, Sargent, Ludford, , , .
Birmingham City : , , , Arthur Turner (c), , Billy Hughes, Jackie Brown, Ted Duckhouse, Fred Harris, . 
Crowd : -  28,366

Ref : -

27.08.1927 A fine goal from Welshman Taffy O'Callaghan gave Spurs an opening day 1-0 win at White Hart Lane.

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Birmingham City : . 
Crowd : -  37,408

Ref : -

05.01.1924

Spurs opened the scoring with Tich Handley setting up Andy Thompson, who took on two defenders and hit his shot past the keeper.  Bill Harvey crossed for Joe Bradford to bring the scores level For Birmingham and a 20-yarder from Jimmy Cringan gave the Blues the lead.

Both Bradford and Ernie Islip hit the woodwork before Moses Lane put City 3-1 up, but Tottenham narrowed the gap with Jack Elkes scoring against his old club.

Birmingham City :  Islip, Bradford, Lane, Cringan. 
Spurs: -  Elkes, Handley, Thompson
Crowd : -  25,000

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Birmingham City : . 
Crowd : -  ,

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14.11.1908

New boys to the Football League Spurs ran out 4-0 winners against Birmingham City on the day that Charlie Woodruff made his debut.

An early chance fell to the visitors' Charles “Bullet” Jones and he missed the target with the goal gaping in front of him.  Two goals each from Vivian Woodward and Bert Middlemiss secured the two points for Tottenham, but there were other notable incidents in the match between Birmingham, who had lead the table for much of the season and Spurs, who had just been beaten 0-3 by West Bromwich Albion.

Woodward could have grabbed a hat-trick if the crossbar had not stopped one of his shots and in an odd incident, Birmingham's Edmund Eyre got his foot stuck in the main stand railings at the edge of the pitch.  With injury time building up, there was some concern that the game might be abandoned, but the match finished in fading light, even though the game kicked off five minutes early to avoid this.

Spurs:  , , , , , , Woodward, Woodruff, Middlemiss, .
Birmingham City :  ,
Edmund Eyre, Charles “Bullet” Jones, , , , ,  .
Crowd : -  25,000
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