spurs v cardiff city match reports

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01.01.2019 Premier League.  Click here for a match report.
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17.01.2007 FA Cup Round 3 replay.  For a match report, click here.  

Cardiff City Manager : Dave Jones
Match sponsor : Davis Langdon
Match ball sponsor : West & Wales
Programme sponsor : WD Turner
Referee : Howard Webb (South Yorkshire)
Linesmen : Mr. K. Pike (Red flag); Mr. D. S. Bryan (Yellow flag)
Fourth Official : Peter Walton
 

07.01.2007 FA Cup Round 3.  For a match report, click here.  
01.10.2002 League Cup Round 2.  For a match report, click here.  
21.01.1978 A double from John Duncan gave Spurs a 2-1 win with Cardiff's goal, coming through central defender Paul Went.

Teams : 
Spurs - Daines, McAllister, Naylor, C. Lee, Perryman (c), Holmes, Hoddle, McNab, Pratt, Taylor, Duncan
Subs not used : 
Cardiff City -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   29,104

03.09.1977

A goal-less draw at Ninian Park was the result of this Second Division match.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -    .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -   Daines, Naylor, Osgood, Perryman (c), Holmes, Hoddle, McNab, Pratt, Taylor, Duncan, Chris Jones
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   8,90
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08.01.1977 This Third Round tie caused a FA Cup upset as Cardiff City turned over First Division Spurs at Ninian Park.  

The Second Division side took a seventh minute lead when Peter Sayer scored the only goal of the game to knock Tottenham out.  When Ralph Coates’ header dropped for Steve Grapes, who headed it forward to Peter Sayer, who strode forward away from Spurs players chasing him to hit a dipping shot that went under Pat Jennings’ dive to hand the home side a lead that they held onto until the final whistle.

Cardiff : Ron Healey, Phil Dwyer, Brian Attley, John Buchanan, Paul Went, Albert Lamour, Steve Grapes, Doug Livermore, Tony Evans, Peter Sayer, David Giles
Unused Sub. : - Keith Pontin
Spurs : Jennings, Naylor, Gorman, Hoddle, Pratt, Osgood, Conn, Perryman, Duncan, Coates (McAllister)
Unused sub. : - Taylor
Attendance : -  27,868

Cardiff played towards the Canton End in the first half.
 

11.08.1973 Pre-season friendly.  For a match report, click here.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Cardiff City -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

13.01.1962 King's penalty cancelled out Dave Mackay's goal in this 1-1 First Division draw.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Brown, Hopkins, Norman, Mackay, Henry, Blanchflower, L. Allen, Greaves, Medwin, Cliff Jones, Clayton
Attendance : -  33,606

02.09.1961 Spurs ran out 3-2 winners as Cliff Jones, Bobby Smith and Danny Blanchflower's penalty out-scored the Bluebirds' King and Ward.

Teams : 
Spurs - Brown, Norman, Mackay, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Dyson, L. Allen, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, White
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   37,669

11.03.1961 Spurs lost this First Division encounter in Wales, with Hogg, Walsh and Tapscott hitting the goals for Cardiff that saw off the effort from Tottenham that brought goals from Les Allen and Terry Dyson.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Brown, Norman, Mackay, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Dyson, L. Allen, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, White
Attendance : -  45,463

02.11.1960 Donnelly's brace for the visiting Bluebirds could not stop Tottenham going on to a 3-2 home win with Terry Dyson, Terry Medwin and a Danny Blanchflower penalty just edging the match for Spurs.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Brown, Norman, Mackay, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Dyson, L. Allen, Medwin, Bobby Smith, White
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   47,605

20.04.1957 Tottenham completed the season's double over Cardiff in Ninian Park with a 3-0 win

There were opportunities at both ends before Terry Dyson put Spurs ahead on 20 minutes after receiving a pass from Tommy Harmer.  Cardiff came out fighting in the second half and should have found a way back into the game, having several good scoring chances and missed a penalty after a handball in the box had been given.  As it was, Spurs were more ruthless in the last five minutes, with Dave Dunmore scoring a very good goal and Johnny Brooks hitting the net to seal a good away win on Easter Saturday.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs -  Reynolds, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Norman, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Dunmore, Brooks, Dyson
Attendance : -   25,181

13.10.1956 A 5-0 win for Spurs was secured by goals from a George Robb hat-trick and a double from Alfie Stokes.  Spurs were not at their best despite the final score-line against a Cardiff side who were seven places off the bottom of the table.

Robb put Tottenham ahead after 16 minutes, from a free-kick in what was the only goal of the first half.

Spurs almost conceded at the start of the second half, but the Bluebird's "goal" was ruled out for a foul , then Tottenham doubled their lead when Blanchflower set up Alfie Stokes, who took on one man and slid home the second goal.  Stokes soon made it 3-0 and although Cardiff struck the crossbar, Robb struck twice more to complete his hat-trick and wrap up a comfortable win. 

Teams : 
Spurs -   Ditchburn, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower (c), Clarke, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Robb
Cardiff City -  Vearncombe, Davies, Stitfall, Harrington, Malloy, Sullivan, Walsh, Reynolds, Ford, Hitchens, McSeveney
Attendance : -   52,429
Ref. : -  Mr, P. G. Brandwood (Worcestershire)
Linesmen : -  Mr. R. A. L. Williams (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. A. C. B. Spurling (Hants) - Yellow flag

23.04.1956 A 0-0 draw saw the pints shared in this First Division match at Ninian Park.

Teams : 
Spurs - Reynolds, Hopkins, Norman, Clarke, Brittan, Marchi, Robb, Duquemin, Bobby Smith, Walters, Harmer
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   19,684

05.11.1955 Johnny Brooks' penalty cancelled out Walsh's goal for Cardiff as the team played out a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Reynolds, Norman, Henry, Clarke, Blanchflower, Marchi, Robb, Dunmore, Walters, Brooks, Baily
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -    34,368

26.03.1955 Spurs came out on top in this game at Ninian Park as Len Duquemin and George Robb netted for Tottenham while Ford scored for the Bluebirds.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs -  Reynolds, Hopkins, Baker, Clarke, Blanchflower, Marchi, Robb, Gavin, Duquemin, Brooks, Baily
Attendance : -   14,461

06.11.1954 Stockin's two goals earned Cardiff a 2-0 win away in the First Division.

Teams : 
Spurs - Ditchburn, Hopkins, Ramsey, Clarke, Marchi, Nicholson, Robb, Gavin, Brooks, McClellan, Baily
Cardiff -  
Attendance : -   38,805

06.03.1954 Cardiff won this match with Tottenham at White Hart Lane 1-0 as Tiddy got the only goal of the game.

Teams : 
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Clarke, Burgess, Nicholson, Robb, Duquemin, Walters, Bennett, Baily
Cardiff -
Attendance : -   45,247

17.10.1953 A Grant penalty was the deciding factor in this First Division game at Ninian Park.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Clarke, Burgess, Nicholson, Robb, Duquemin, Walters, Brooks, Baily
Attendance : -   41,083

17.01.1953 The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Ninian Park.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Ditchburn, Willis, Withers, Clarke, Brittan, Nicholson, Medley, Duquemin, Hollis, McClellan, Baily
Attendance : -   36,463

06.09.1952 Len Duquemin and Sid McClellan secured a 2-1 home win against Cardiff, whose goal came from Chisholm.

Teams : 
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Clarke, Burgess, Wetton, Dicker, Duquemin, Bennett, McClellan, Baily
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -  62,150

31.12.1949 Eddie Baily put Spurs on the road to a 2-0 win over the Bluebirds at White Hart Lane, which was completed by recent signing from Cardiff - Billy Rees.

Teams : 
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Clarke, Ludford, Nicholson, Medley, Duquemin, Walters, Rees, Baily
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   59,780

03.09.1949 Spurs won this game at Ninian Park in the Second Division with a Les Medley goal being the only difference between the sides.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Clarke, Burgess, Nicholson, Medley, Duquemin, Walters, Bennett, Baily
Attendance : -   42,649

05.03.1949 A single Hollyman goal earned Cardiff a 1-0 win at the Lane in the Second Division meeting with Spurs.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Ditchburn, Tickridge, Buckingham, H. Woodward, Burgess, Nicholson, Cox, Jones, Walters, Bennett, Baily
Cardiff -
Attendance : -  51,183

09.10.1948 Jones scored the only goal of the game to see Spurs beat Cardiff City at the Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Tickridge, Willis, Buckingham, Burgess, Ludford, Duquemin, Cox, Jones, Bennett, Baily
Cardiff -
Attendance : -   56,018

17.01.1948 Tottenham took both points in this Second Division meeting with goals from Johnny Jordan and Freddie Cox's penalty, although Rees pulled a goal back for the visitors.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Tickridge, Buckingham, H. Woodward, Burgess, Nicholson, L. Stevens, Duquemin, Cox, Jordan, Baily
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -    57,386

06.09.1947 Spurs eased to a 3-0 away win in their first meeting with Cardiff after World War II.  Goals scored by Len Duquemin 2 and Les Bennett earned both points for Tottenham.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Tickridge, Buckingham, H. Woodward, Burgess, Ludford, Duquemin, Cox, Jones, Bennett, Jordan
Attendance : -   48,894

27.03.1941 A week later the next instalment of the War Cup saw Tottenham win 3-2 thanks to George Ludford, Ivan Broadis and Jack Gibbons all being on the mark to see off Cardiff who scored through James and Parker.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   5,210

22.03.1941 An Ivan Broadis hat-trick earned Tottenham a point in this Football League War Cup tie at the Lane, with Cardiff's three goals coming from Moore (2) and Burns.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   5,210

06.04.1931 A 0-0 draw was played out in front of a 6,666 crowd at Ninian Park.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Spiers, Hodgkinson, Poynton, Messer, Meads, Alsford, Smailes, W. Davies, Hunt, O'Callaghan, Cook
Attendance : -    6,666

03.04.1931 Jimmy Cook and George Hunt were on the score-sheet as their goals were evened out by Cardiff City's two coming from McCambridge. 

Teams : 
Spurs - Spiers, Lyons, Hodgkinson, Messer, Meads, Alsford, Smailes, W. Davies, Hunt, O'Callaghan, Cook
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   41,932

15.03.1930 Jones' goal earned Cardiff a double over Spurs in this Second Division season.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Spiers, Forster, Herod, Skitt, Cable, Meads, W. Davies, Rowley, Osborne, Bellamy, Cook
Attendance : -   15,404

09.11.1929 A home defeat for Tottenham was brought on by Miles and Robinson's goals for Cardiff, which were too much for a Meads goal for Spurs in this Second Division game.

Teams : 
Spurs - Spiers, Herod, Lowdell, Skitt, Cable, Meads, Dimmock, Harper, Osborne, Thompson, O'Callaghan
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -  23,071

05.03.1928 A single Jimmy Dimmock goal was enough to win the First Division match between the two sides at White Hart Lane.

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Teams : 
Spurs - Spiers, Clay, Forster, Poynton, Lowdell, Grimsdell, Dimmock, J. Armstrong, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Handley
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -   16,600

08.10.1927 Townley's goal for Tottenham was not enough to stop Len Davies and Ferguson scoring to condemn Tottenham to a 2-1 defeat in Wales.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Britton, Forster, Richardson, Lowdell, Skitt, Grimsdell, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Bellamy, Townley, Elkes
Attendance : -  21,811

02.04.1927 Handley and O'Callaghan were the scorers as Spurs ran out 2-1 winners and even scored the Cardiff goal, when Harry Skitt put through his own goal.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs -  Britton, Forster, Poynton, Skitt, Dimmock, Lindsay, Sanders, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Handley, Elkes
Attendance : -  13,384

13.11.1926 Curtis scored for the Bluebirds, but Spurs ran out 4-1 winners thanks to two goals from Osborne and one apiece from Jimmy Dimmock and Handley.

Teams : 
Spurs -  J. Smith, Clay, Poynton, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Lindsay, Osborne, Thompson, Seed, Handley, Elkes
Cardiff City -  .
Attendance : -  16,185

21.09.1925 Jimmy Dimmock scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs the win at Cardiff in this First Division meeting.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  .
Spurs - Hinton, Clay, Forster, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Sage, Lane, Osborne, Thompson, Elkes
Attendance : -   20,698

14.09.1925 Jack Elkes' goal could not stop Spurs falling to a home defeat as the Bluebirds scored through W. Davies and Lawson to take two points with the 2-1 score-line.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Hinton, Clay, Forster, Lowe, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Lindsay, Osborne, Seed, Elkes
Cardiff City -  ,

Attendance : -   27, 465

18.03.1925 An away win came via two Jimmy Seed goals at Ninian Park.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  ,

Spurs -   Hinton, Clay, Poynton, Skitt, Grimsdell, Skinner, Dimmock, Lane, Thompson, Seed, Handley
Attendance : -   , 

27.09.1924 Jack Elkes' goal was cancelled out by one for Cardiff from McIlvenny to tie the scores at 1-1.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Hinton, Clay, Poynton, Lowe, Grimsdell, Skinner, Dimmock, Lindsay, Sage, Seed,  Elkes
Cardiff City -  ,

Attendance : -   38,324 

07.04.1924 Tottenham's first defeat at the hands of the Bluebirds was brought about by goals from Jones and Clennell that outdone the one from Alec Lindsay.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  ,

Spurs -   Maddison, Clay, Forster, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Lindsay, Sage, Walden, Osborne, Elkes
Attendance : -   15,000 

16.02.1924 Goals from Smith and Hagan earned each team a point in this drawn First Division encounter at the Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Maddison, Clay, Poynton, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Walden, Osborne, Handley, Hargreaves, Elkes
Cardiff City -  ,

Attendance : -   32,473 

24.02.1923 A rousing first half performance saw Tottenham through this FA Cup Third round tie.  3-0 up at the break, Spurs managed to hold off a determined fight-back by Cardiff to go through 3-2 at the final whistle.

First half goals from Alec Lindsay, Jimmy Seed and Charlie Handley's 42nd minute effort put Tottenham in control, but after the hour, a Jack Evans penalty brought the Bluebirds back into the match and a frantic finish was ensured when Jimmy Gill grabbed a second.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  , , , , , , J. Evans, Gill, ,.
Spurs -   Blake, R. Brown, Lowe, Grimsdell, Skinner, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Lindsay, Walden, Seed, Handley
Attendance : -   53,475

02.09.1922 Len Davies' two goals were not enough to stop Spurs leaving Wales with both points as Bert Bliss, Jimmy Seed and Smith hit the net to secure a 3-2 win.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  , , , , , , , Len Davies, , 

Spurs -   Blake, Clay, McDonald, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Walden, Cantrell, Thompson, Seed, Bliss
Attendance : -   40,000 

26.08.1922 The spoils were shared when goals from Jimmy Cantrell and Jimmy Gill produced a 1-1 draw in the First Division at White Hart Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Blake, Clay, McDonald, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Walden, Cantrell, Thompson, Seed
Cardiff City -  ,

Attendance : -   43,168 

09.03.1922 The Fourth Round replay in the FA Cup took place on a Thursday afternoon as Spurs progressed with a 2-1 win.

This time it was Cardiff City who went ahead, with Jimmy Gill taking the chance to give the Welsh side a 1-0 advantage in the 42nd minute.  It took until halfway through the second half for Jimmy Dimmock to pull Tottenham level and with just six minutes left, Charlie Wilson took Spurs into the Fifth Round with the decisive goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Jacques, Clay, McDonald, Bert Smith, Walters, Grimsdell, Walden, Seed, Charlie Wilson, Bliss, Dimmock
Cardiff City -   H. Davies, Page, Blair, H P Evans, Keenor, Hardy, Grimshaw, Gill, L. Davies, Clennell, J Evans
Attendance : -   53,626

04.03.1922 A late late equaliser grabbed a Fourth Round FA Cup replay for the Bluebirds, after Spurs had taken the lead through a 23rd minute Jimmy Seed goal.

It was nearly 1-1 after 53 minutes when goalkeeper Bill Jacques caught a ball, but was charged by Len Davies into the goal.  The ball was adjudged to have stayed in front of the line, while the majority of the keeper's body was over the line.  Even though there were many protests from the crowd, who claimed the ball had clearly crossed the line, only a corner was awarded.

However, Davies had the last laugh with a last minute leveller to take the game to White Hart Lane for a replay.

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  Davies,

Spurs -   Jacques, Clay, McDonald, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Walden, Charlie Wilson, Seed, Bliss
Attendance : -   55,000 

03.09.1921 A 4-1 win for Spurs came through goals from Thompson 2, Jimmy Dimmock and a Tom Clay penalty, while the Cardiff goal came from West.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Hunter, Clay, McDonald, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Lindsay, Cantrell, Banks, Thompson
Cardiff City -  ,

Attendance : -   35,700 

27.08.1921 A goal from Banks gave Spurs the 1-0 win on this Division One meeting at Ninian Park

Teams : 
Cardiff City -  ,

Spurs -   Hunter, Clay, McDonald, Walters, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Cantrell, Banks, Seed, Bliss
Attendance : -   53,000 

 

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