spurs v coventry city match reports

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05.01.2013 FA Cup Round 3.  For a match report, click here
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17.03.2001 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
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Teams : -
Spurs : -   Walker, Carr, Young, Perry, Taricco, Leonhardsen, Sherwood, Freund, Ginola (Dominguez 59), C. Armstrong (Nielsen85), Iversen
Coventry City : -  Marcus Hedman, Edworthy, Richard Shaw, Mo Konjic, Burrows (Marcus Hall 83), Chippo, Mustafa Hadji, Gary McAllister, John WIlliams, Froggatt (Paul Hall 59), Robbie Keane

06.02.1999 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
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Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Nielsen, Vega, Campbell, Fox, Berti, Ginola, Saib (Calderwood), Klinsmann, Armstrong (Ferdinand)
Unused Subs. : -  Grodas, Anderton, Scales
Coventry City -   Ogrizovic, Shaw, Burrows, , Dublin, Whelan, Huckerby
Unused Subs. : -   , , ,  
Ref. : - Mike Riley (Leeds)
Crowd : -  33,463


Spurs crashed to their heaviest defeat at Highfield Road in an abysmal performance.

Roland Nilsson cleared Ferdinand's header off the line, Marcus Hedman saved a Ginola drive and Carr drilled a shot against the post in the first half when Spurs looked favourites to win.  Two minutes before the break Dublin flicked on for Huckerby to score for the Sky Blues.

Fox hit a shot wide and then Ferdinand saw Nilsson hack another effort away from the line, but on 61 minutes, Gary Breen was first to the rebound when his first shot was blocked to make it 2-0.  Fox put a header in on goal that brought Hedman into action again, but Marcus Hall and Huckerby scored within five minutes of each other to wrap up a 4-0 win.

Coventry City -  Hedman, Hall, Breen, Nilsson, Telfer, McAllister, Dublin, Whelan, Huckerby
Unused Subs. : -  , 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Wilson (Edinburgh), Mabbutt, Calderwood, Ginola, Anderton (Clemence), Sinton (Iversen), Nielsen, Fox, Ferdinand 
Unused Subs. : -  Baardsen, R. Allen
Ref. : -  Steve Dunn (Bristol)
Crowd : -  19,499


A final day win was just enough to keep Coventry in the Premier League against a depleted Spurs side.

Dion Dublin had put the Sky Blues ahead in the 12th minute, heading home Gary McAllister's cross to beat Baardsen making his first start in goal.  Paul Williams added a second with a volley that flew in off the post, but Paul McVeigh pegged a goal back after 43 minutes of the first half, when he reacted first to head home Sheringham's free-kick that bounced back off the upright.  

Spurs had the chances to deprive Coventry of the points, but failed to capitalise on the openings.

Spurs -  Baardsen, Carr, Scales , Vega, Edinburgh, Campbell, Fox, Sinton (Clapham 24), Dozzell, McVeigh (Fenn 74), Sheringham  
Unused Subs. : -  Brown, Arber, Brady 
Coventry City -   Ogrizovic, Shaw, Burrows, Williams, Telfer, Richardson, Ndlovu, McAllister, Dublin, Whelan (Jess 34), Huckerby
Unused Subs. : -   Filan, Eustace, Breen, Strachan 
Crowd : -  33,029


A Teddy Sheringham goal gave Spurs a half-time lead, but the Sky Blues levelled through a Noel Whelan strike with an hour gone.  On 75 minutes, Andy Sinton hit the goal that won the match for Tottenham after being set up by debutant Steffen Iversen, who was lively throughout and caused the Coventry goal some serious threat.

Coventry City -  , , Whelan
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , Iversen, Sinton, Sheringham
Unused Subs. : -  , 
Crowd : -  19,675


Spurs lost this League Cup 3rd round tie, when it looked to have been settled in the first twenty minutes.

In that time Tottenham had taken a 2-0 lead through Chris Armstrong and a David Busst own goal, but the home side staged a rousing comeback to win with three goals from Busst, a Peter Ndlovu penalty and John Salako.

Coventry City -  , , Busst, Ndlovu, Salako
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , Armstrong, ,  
Unused Subs. : -  , 
Crowd : -  18,227


Spurs lost out 0-2 to Coventry City and it could have easily been more.

An early Sky Blues corner was headed on and David Howells cleared off the line, but John Williams was on hand to knock in the rebound to give Coventry the lead.  Williams also scored City's second, with a run that latched onto a ball down the right and his long legs got to the ball first, then he slid it past Thorstvedt to put Coventry 2-0 up before half-time.

Another long ball saw Robert Rosario chase the ball and Erik Thorstvedt brought him down to concede a penalty, which the Spurs keeper managed to beat out when Micky Gynn took the spot-kick.  To compound Tottenham's miserable day, late in the game, Gordon Durie was booked for feigning injury after he had been head-butted.

Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Cundy (A. Gray), Howells, Anderton, Durie
Subs. : - Hendry, Walker
Programme line-up
Coventry City -   Steve Ogrizovic, Terry Fleming, Kenny Samson, Stewart Robson, Andy Pearce, Peter Atherton, Micky Gynn, Lee Hurst, Robert Rosario, John Williams, David Smith, Phil Babb
Subs. : - Sean Flynn, Jonathan Gould
Crowd : -  24,388
Ref. : -  Dermot Gallagher (Oxon)
Linesmen : -  Mr. J. A. ELwin (Norfolk); Mr.

30.03.1991 Two Nayim goals earned Spurs a share of the points against Coventry City as the two sides met on Easter Saturday for the second successive season.

David Smith once more scored to give the Sky Blues the lead and Kevin Gallagher added a second before Nayim scored a brace of goals to grab a point for Tottenham.

Spurs -  Nayim
Coventry City -  D. Smith, Gallagher
Crowd : -  29,033


A 3-2 win saw Spurs edge past Coventry in this Easter encounter thanks to Gary Lineker and Paul Stewart.

David Smith and David Speedie had put the visitors 2-0 ahead, but Spurs came back with the goals from the England duo to secure victory.  Lineker got Spurs a foothold in the match before the break, then Stewart levelled things up a minute after the restart.  He took the ball from a throw-in on his thigh, lifted the ball over his and an opponent's head, then hit a stunning volley from a narrow angle to beat the keeper.  Gary Lineker secured the win, when he clinically finished for Tottenham's third.

Spurs -  Stewart, Lineker
Coventry City -  D. Smith, Speedie
Crowd : -  23,917


Mark Falco's two goals helped lift Spurs to third place in the First Division, with Glenn Hoddle and Chris Hughton adding two more to ease Tottenham past Coventry City, who replied through strikes from Stuart Pearce and ex-Spurs striker Terry Gibson.

Spurs -   Hughton, Hoddle, Falco
Coventry City -  Pearce, Gibson
Crowd : -  16,711

01.12.1984 Mark Falco was on the mark for the second game running, but it was not enough to guarantee Spurs the points, as Coventry came back to equalise through Cyrille Regis.

Coventry City - 
Spurs - 
Crowd : - 14,518


Glenn Hoddle's 31st minute penalty looked enough to give Spurs a win in this First Division meeting, but with only three minutes left, Spurs let in Graham Withey to equalise.

Spurs - 
Coventry City - 
Crowd : -  35,454

10.02.1979 This convincing win for Tottenham stopped a run of seven games without a victory.

Two goals from Peter Taylor and another added by striker Colin Lee were enough to overcome the Sky Blues, who hit back with one goal, but could not penetrate the Spurs defence further.

Coventry City - 
Spurs - 
Crowd : -  25,071

02.04.1977 A share of the points in a 1-1 draw was the result of this First Division encounter at Highfield Road.

Good work by Ralph Coates and John Pratt on the left wing provided Peter Taylor with the opportunity to put Spurs ahead against Coventry City.

Putting Taylor through, he ran in on goal and finished clinically to give Spurs the lead in the 18th minute, but three minutes later, the Sky Blues made it 1-1 when Ian Wallace's shot from 20 yards arrowed into the net.

Both sides created scoring chances, but neither could finish them off to find a winning goal.

Coventry City -  
Unused sub. : -
Spurs -   Daines, Naylor, Holmes (cpt), Pratt, Osgood, Perryman, Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor
Unused sub. : - M. Stead
Crowd : -   16,120
Ref. : -  - (-)

Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag

23.10.1976 .

Spurs -   Jennings, Keeley, Willie Young, Osgood, McAllister, Hoddle, Coates, Perryman (cpt), P. Taylor, Chris Jones, Moores
Unused sub. : - McNab 
Coventry City -  
Jim Blyth, Mick Coop, Alan Dugdale, Jim Holmes, Bob McDonald, Terry Yorath, Les Cartwright, Barry Powell, Tommy Hutchinson, Mick Ferguson, Alan Green
Crowd : -   21,877
Ref. : -  Tony Glasson (Wiltshire)

Linesmen : Mr. D. S. Bone (Bedfordshire) - Red flag; Mr. Danny Vickers (Essex) - Yellow flag

19.04.1976 Martin Chivers set up John Pratt to head Tottenham into the lead in this First Division match at White Hart Lane.  Keith Osgood added a 30-yarder with winger Jimmy Neighbour driving a volley home to make it 3-0, before Donal Murphy volleyed Tommy Hutchinson's cross home to pull one back.  When Jim Blyth parried John Pratt's 35 yard effort, John Duncan was on hand to finish off the scoring at 4-1.

Spurs -   Osgood, Pratt, Neighbour, Duncan,
Coventry City -  Blyth, Murphy, Hutchinson,

Programme line-ups
Spurs : - Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Chris Jones, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Duncan, Neighbour
Unused sub. : - M. Stead
Coventry City : - Jim Blyth, Graham Oakey, Chris Cattlin, John Craven, Alan Dugdale, Mick Coop, Donal Murphy, Alan Green, Mick Ferguson, David Cross, Tommy Hutchison
Unused sub : - Barry Powell
Crowd : -   21,107
Ref. : - Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Linesmen : - Mr. D. G. King (Sussex) Red flag; Mr. D. I. Thomas (Glamorgan) Yellow flag

15.02.1975 Spurs earned a 1-1 away draw at Highfield Road thanks to John Duncan's goal.

With the goalkeeper sprawling in front of him and with two defenders also on the floor, Duncan kept his cool to slot the ball home in the 11th minute after Alfie Conn and Martin Chivers had fashioned the chance. It could have been two when Chivers was through on Neil Ramsbottom, but the keeper kept his shot out.

Just before the interval, a shot drilled in from the edge of the area by Brian Alderson levelled the score.

The second half was a more sedate affair, with both teams having chances as Coventry defended in numbers and Spurs kept out a late charge by the Sky Blues.

Coventry : -
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, McAllister, England, Naylor, Conn, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Duncan
Unused sub. : - Coates
Ref. : - 
Linesmen :
Crowd : - 15,227
28.12.1974 Coventry City nicked a point at White Hart Lane with Colin Stein's early goal being defended until Tottenham managed an equaliser.

The Sky Blues almost took both points when a first half header from David Cross hit the bar, but Spurs got a share of the points when Martin Peters hit a shot that bounced back off the post and into the net off the unfortunate Wilf Smith, who was making his last appearance for the Midlands club.

Spurs -    Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Naylor, Coates, Perryman, Chivers (Neighbour), Peters (cpt), Duncan
Coventry City -   Neil Ramsbottom, Wilf Smith, Chris Cattlin, Larry Lloyd, Alan Dugdale, John Craven (Jimmy Holmes), Willie Carr, Brian Alderson, Colin Stein, David Cross, Tommy Hutchinson
Crowd : -   20,301
Ref. : -  Mr. Alex R. Lees (Street, Somerset)
Linesmen : Mr. R. S. Lewis (Surrey) - Red flag; Mr. R. Dix (Hants) - Yellow flag

19.01.1974 Two first half Martin Peters goals gave Tottenham a winning advantage in their First Division game with Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

The first goal came from Peters' finish after he got on the end of Ray Evans' lob and then he headed home to make it 2-0, getting on the end of Steve Perryman's free-kick.

While it seemed comfortable for Spurs, a goal by Brian Alderson with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net gave Tottenham a nervous ending and made them work for the victory.

Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Pratt (Neighbour), England, Beal, MacGrath, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Coventry : - Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Jimmy Holmes (Chris Cattlin), Willie Carr, John Craven, Alan Dugdale, Dennis Mortimer, Brian Alderson, Colin Stein, David Cross. Tommy Hutchinson
Manager : Gordon Milne
Kit : - Sky Blue shirts, Black shorts
Crowd : -   20,985
Ref. : -  - (-)

25.08.1973 Spurs slipped to a 0-1 defeat at Highfield Road, with Mick Coop scoring the only goal of the game in the 25th minute.  Only a good show by Pat Jennings kept out Colin Stein, Tommy Hutchinson and Brian Alderson.

Coventry City -  Glazier, Coop, Stein, Hutchinson, Alderson
Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, Dillon, Beal, Knowles, Coates, Perryman, Gilzean, Neighbour (Holder), Peters, Chivers
Crowd : -   24,712

17.02.1973 Spurs won 1-0 at Coventry City, but the game lacked the quality that might have been expected from a First Division match.

John Pratt scored the only goal of the match with a 76th minute dipping shot over Bill Glazier.

Coventry had a good share of possession in the match but were unable to get past the Spurs defence. Chris Cattlin had the best opportunity for the Sky Blues, but put his shot over the bar with Pat Jennings on the floor and only Mike England on the line.

Coventry City : - Bill Glazier,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Unused sub. : - Coates.
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 26,795
12.08.1972 Martin Peters grabbed a brace of goals on the opening day to give Spurs a fine start to the First Division season.

The England international hit an early goal in the first half and could have added a second early in the second, when he was given the chance to convert a penalty, but it was saved by Bill Glazier.  Ernie Hunt got the Sky Blues level, but a Steve Perryman cross from a free-kick gave Peters the opportunity to head home the winner at the Park Lane end.

Spurs : -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Unused sub, : - Naylor
Coventry City (Programme line-up) : Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Machin, Jeff Blockley (cpt), Roy Barry, Dennis Mortimer, Ernie Hunt, Bobby Graham, Willie Carr, Quinton Young
Unused sub. : - Wilf Smith
Manager Gordon Milne
Ref. : - Arthur Jones (Aughton, near Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Crowd : -   33,884

First goal : - 5 mins 45 secs
Second goal : - 61 mins 3 secs
Third goal : - 70 mins 5 secs

31.03.1972 Martin Chivers scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs both points.  The match looked liek it was drifting towards a goal-less draw until John Pratt's free kick lead to Chivers cracking home a fierce shot.

Spurs had come close to scoring earlier with Chivers firing a free-kick against the crossbar, while Martin Peters hit the post.

Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal (Pearce), Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Morgan
Unused sub. : - Pearce
Coventry (programme line-up) : - Bill Glazier, Wilf Smith, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Machin, Jeff Blockley (cpt), Roy Barry, Mick McGuire, Willie Carr, Chris Chilton, Bobby Graham, Ernie Hunt

Ref. Mr. Mike Kerkhof (Bicester)
Linesmen : Mr. Tom Bune (Sussex) - Red flag; Mr. P. Holness (Surrey) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -   32,542

25.09.1971 Spurs put in a poor performance at Highfield Road and lost out to a late goal as Coventry City scored the only goal of the game.

Veteran Ian St. John shot wide when well place din the first half and Alan Gilzean's header was saved by Bill Glazier.

The second half was more lively with Ralph Coates setting up Martin Peters to shoot just too high before the play moved to the other end, with Willie Carr putting a shot wide, Chris Chilton went within inches of hitting the target and Quinton Young was too high with a left foot shot.

Alan Mullery put in a dangerous cross, but there was nobody on the end of it, allowing Coventry to capitalise ten minutes from time. Mick Coop's throw-in to Young, who ran upfield with the ball before crossing from the right to Willie Carr at the far post, who headed past Jennings.

Coventry : - Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Smith, Jeff Blockley, Parker, Quinton Young, Willie Carr, Chris Chilton, Ernie Hunt, Ian St. John.
Spurs :- Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles (Pearce), Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean

Crowd : -   26,517


Spurs were shot shy in their 0-0 draw at Highfield Road with Coventry City.


Tony Want was in for the injured Cyril Knowles, replacing the defender in attacking moves during the first half.


In the 37th minute, good work from Joe Kinnear and Alan Mullery set up Martin Chivers for a shooting opportunity, but goalkeeper Bill Glazier was quick off his line to block the effort.  Spurs were thankful for the crossbar's intervention when Willie Carr's 'donkey kick' free-kick was volleyed against the woodwork by Ernie Hunt.


Pat Jennings had to receive treatment for a cut left eye during the first period, but had an easy time, although a late effort from Northern Ireland full-back Dave Clements flew over the top.

Coventry City -  Bill Glazier, Jeff Blockley, Geoff Strong, Chris Cattlin, Parker, Denis Mortimer, Willie Carr, Ernie Hunt
Spurs -  Jennings, Want, Peter Collins, Beal, Mullery (cpt), Perryman, Peters, Gilzean, Chivers
Unused sub. : - Pratt
Crowd : -   22,947

A League Cup Fourth Round tie at White Hart Lane saw Spurs progress with a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Alan Gilzean and a hat-trick from Martin Chivers.

Spurs : -   Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal (Neighbour), Gilzean, Pratt, Chivers, Peters, Pearce
Coventry City -  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Wilf Smith, Dennis Mortimer, Jeff Blockley, Geoff Strong, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr, Neil Martin (c), John O'Rourke, Dave Clements
Ref.  Mr. Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Linesmen :  Mr. R. W. Toseland (Northants) - Red flag;  Mr. P. K. Byford (Essex) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -   22,947


29.08.1970 Martin Chivers scored the goal that defeated Coventry City at White Hart Lane, the result of a fine run and pass from Steve Perryman.  It was a tough win for Spurs to gain and although they pressed forward in the second half, they were unable to break through a determined Coventry defence.  At the end, they were grateful that John O'Rourke put his shot wide when well placed to avoid dropping points in this First Division match.

Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Peter Collins, Knowles, Mullery (c), Perryman, Peters, Morgan (Pearce), Chivers, Gilzean
Coventry City -  Bill
Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Ian Goodwin, Jeff Blockley, Geoff Strong, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr, Neil Martin (c), John O'Rourke (Bobby Parker), Dave Clements
Crowd : -   27,103
Ref. : - Dennis Pugh (Chester)

Linesmen : Mr. A. H. Munday (Gloucs) Red flag; Mr. B. R. Stockley (Dorset) - Yellow flag

21.03.1970 Martin Peters goal was not enough to stop Coventry leaving White Hart Lane with both points.

His headed goal early on in this match, his debut, put Tottenham ahead with just 13 minutes on the clock.  Peters swept the ball wide to Alan Mullery, who slipped the ball outside to Ray Evans, who went on an over-lapping run before crossing for Peters to head past Bill Glazier in the Coventry goal.

But it was the Sky Blues with two second half goals that earned the Midlanders the points.  In the 58th minute, Neil Martin was unmarked at the far post to head in a corner and nine minutes from the end, John O'Rourke ran clear and slipped the ball past Pat Jennings to make the final score 2-1 to the Coventry for their first win at White Hart Lane.

Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, England, Beal, Want, Mullery, Peters, Bond, Morgan, Gilzean, Jenkins (Chivers)
Coventry City -  Bill Glazier, Dietmar Bruck, Jeff Blockley, Mick Coop, chris Cattlin, Brian Gibson (Brian Joicey), Willie Carr, John O'Rourke, Denis Mortimer, Bobby Gould, Neil Martin
Crowd : -   34,942
Ref. : -


06.12.1969 Spurs slipped to a 2-3 defeat at Highfield Road as Coventry took both points on home turf.

Ernie Machin was on the spot to put City ahead early on, with John O'Rourke hitting a second in the 25th minute. Mike England's header from a corner got Spurs back in the game before the break.  However, Ian Gibson restored the two goal lead and although Alan Gilzean got one back before the end with a headed effort, Tottenham could not find the equaliser.  Spurs had Neil Johnson injured in the first minute and he struggled on to half-time, when he was replaced by Peter Collins.

Coventry City -  Gibson, Machin, O'Rourke
Spurs -   Jennings, Kinnear, England, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, Pratt, Perryman, Johnson (Peter Collins), Greaves, Gilzean
Crowd : -   28,443 
Ref. : -

04.04.1969 Two goals within 35 minutes settled this First Division match in Spurs' favour.

Neil Johnson hit the opening goal after two minutes and then Jimmy Pearce fired Roger Morgan's header into the net with a powerful volley past Bill Glazier.  The Sky Blues almost got back into the game with Trevor Shepherd going too high when in front of goal and then Ray Evans diverted a shot from Willie Carr onto the post.

Spurs -  Evans, Johnson, Pearce, Morgan
Coventry City -  Glazier, Carr, Shepherd 
Crowd : -   35,034 

17.09.1968 John Tudor had given Coventry a well-deserved 1-0 lead as they dominated the first half, but a great second half comeback saw Tottenham claim both points.  Martin Chivers headed Spurs level and in the 78th minute, Alan Gilzean headed a winner.  

Coventry City -  Tudor,
Spurs -  Chivers, Gilzean
Crowd : -   40,950 

20.04.1968 Three first half goals virtually sewed this game up for Spurs, but two Neil Martin strikes for the Sky Blues put them back in the game in the second period.  Cliff Jones, Dave Mackay and Jimmy greaves had given Spurs the big lead before Martin headed a Coventry goal.  A fourth for Tottenham from Greaves again ended any resistance from the visitors in front of a crowd of 36,175 leaving them sixth in Division One, despite a late second header from Martin.

Spurs -   Mackay, Cliff Jones, Greaves
Coventry City - 
Crowd : -   36,175 

15.10.1967 A Jimmy Greaves double and another goal from Cliff Jones helped Spurs to a 3-2 away win at Highfield Road against Coventry City.

Coventry City - 
Unused sub. : -
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Jones
Unused sub. : -
Crowd : -   ,


Spurs visited Highfield Road for a friendly to celebrate Coventry finishing top of Division Three.

The game ended in a 6-5 win for Tottenham, as John White scored in his last game, Les Allen got a hat trick and Frank Saul grabbed two goals.  Coventry scored through Hudson, Farmer, Kirby and Newton.

Coventry City - 
Spurs - 
Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Alan Mullery, Laurie Brown, Tony Marchi, Cliff Jones, John White, Frank Saul, Les Allen, Terry Dyson
Crowd : -  

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Coventry City - 
Spurs -  ,
Crowd : -   ,

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Coventry City - 
Spurs -  ,
Crowd : -   ,

04.03.1950 One goal won this match at Highfield Road for Spurs in their promotion season and it came from Les Medley.  The Spurs forward headed home in the closing minutes of the match after Alf Ramsey had gone on a long dribble up the wing.

Coventry City - 
Spurs -  Ramsey, Medley
Crowd : -  36,320


This Division Two match drew the biggest crowd to watch a game between the two sides and Spurs ran out 3-1 winners, leaving City in bottom place in the league table.

Les Bennett opened the scoring for Tottenham, but Ted Roberts equalised for the Sky Blues, although a goal from Len Duquemin saw Spurs regain a lead before the interval.  It was another from Duquemin in the second half that saw Spurs through to a comfortable two points against a Coventry side disrupted by an injury to right back Harry Barratt.

Spurs - Bennett, Duquemin
Coventry City - Barratt, Roberts
Crowd : -  35,454

30.08.1948 Tottenham ran out 4-0 winners against Coventry City in this Second Division meeting at White Hart Lane.

Only a good performance by City keeper Alf Wood kept Spurs at bay on a pleasant Monday summer's evening.  However, Freddie Cox gave Tottenham the lead and then Len Duquemin picked up a ball that bounced away off Coventry centre-half George Mason and scored the second for Spurs.  Duquemin then scored a brilliant third Tottenham goal before the fourth was hooked home by Ernie Jones.

Spurs -  Cox, Duquemin, Ernie Jones
Coventry City -  Wood, Mason
Crowd : -   31,786

31.12.1938 A 4-0 defeat earned Coventry City their biggest home win over Spurs.


Coventry City - 
Spurs -  , , 
Crowd : -  19,499

03.09.1938 The last time Coventry played at White Hart Lane before World War II saw Tottenham take the points with a 2-1 win with all the goals coming in the first period.  Johnny Morrison and Colin Lyman gave Spurs a 2-0 lead before Ellis Lager knocked a goal in before the teams turned around for a goal-less second half in this Second Division match.

Spurs -  Morrison, Lyman
Coventry City - 
Crowd : -  39,982

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10.04.1937 An injury to Jack Hall saw Les Howe take over in goal for the last half hour of this 3-1 Division 2 win over Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

Spurs -  J. Hall, , , , , L. Howe 
Coventry City -  
Crowd : -   18,515

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Coventry City -  
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Coventry City -  
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On their way to the League title, Spurs also won the home match this season against Coventry.

Bliss, Chipperfield and Grimsdell were all on the scoresheet again, with Jimmy Cantrell adding a fourth, while the Sky Blues got one goal back.

Spurs -  Cantrell, Bliss, Chipperfield, Grimsdell
Coventry City - 
Crowd : -  30,610


This first meeting between the two sides ended with a 5-0 win for Tottenham at Coventry.

The result is still the biggest away won for Spurs and braces from Bert Bliss and Jimmy Chipperfield were added to by Arthur Grimsdell.

Coventry City - 
Spurs -  Bliss, Chipperfield, Grimsdell
Crowd : -  16,500


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