spurs v crystal palace match reports

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Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker; Carr (Howells), Vega, Campbell, Wilson (Vega 26); Calderwood, Berti, Fox (Dominguez), Saib (Brady); Klinsmann, Armstrong
Subs not used : Baardsen, Mabbutt
Crystal Palace -  Miller; Edworthy, , , ; , , , ; Lombardo, Shipperley
Subs not used :  , , , 
Ref. : -  Mike Reed (West Midlands)
Attendance : -  26,116

24.11.1997 Neil Shipperley's 57th minute goal won this Premier League match for Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane, with new manager in waiting Christian Gross watching from the stands.  

Daren Anderton went close twice in the early stages, with Kevin Miller making a number of good saves for Palace.  A 52nd minute stop from Sinton was the best of the bunch and after the goal, Ginola, Iversen and Nielsen all had opportunities to score, but could not breach the packed Palace defence.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker; Carr, Scales, Campbell, Edinburgh (Vega 26); Sinton, Clemence, Anderton (Nielsen 66), Ginola; Ferdinand, Iversen (R. Allen 66)
Subs not used : Baardsen, Dominguez
Crystal Palace -  Miller; Edworthy, Hreidarsson, Linighan, Gordon; Roberts, Warhurst, Rodger, Dyer; Padovano (Veart 80), Shipperley
Subs not used :  Nash, Davies, Zohar, Emblen
Ref. : -  Paul Durkin (Dorset)
Attendance : -  25,634

14.04.1997

A draw was the result of a fairly matched game, where Palace had the best of the first fifteen minutes, while Spurs dominated the rest of the first half.  Wilmot was kept busy in the Palace goal, but the home side took the lead just before the break.  On 42 minutes, a Young header was not properly cleared and Chris Armstrong drove a 20-yarder low into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

Spurs survived Ian Cox's shot that ended up in the side-netting with ten minutes left and with two minutes left on the clock, a free-kick was given just outside the box and Jurgen Klinsmann hit the dead ball over the wall and past Wilmot for a late equaliser.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Wilmot, Patterson, Gordon, Southgate, Young, Shaw, Pitcher (Newman), Houghton, Armstrong, Dowie, Salako (Cox.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Walker, Austin, Calderwood, Mabbutt, Edinburgh, Popescu, Rosenthal, Barmby, Sheringham, Anderton, Klinsmann
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  18,149

14.04.1995 Although Jurgen Klinsmann twice tested goalkeeper Rhys Wilmot, it was Palace striker Chris Armstrong who put the home side ahead with a 41st minute shot, after a ball had not been cleared properly.  It was Klinsmann, who had been Tottenham's main threat, who scored the equaliser with just three minutes remaining, when he curled a free-kick on the edge of the box around the wall and in off the goalpost for a share of the points.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Wilmot, Armstrong, .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Klinsmann
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  18,149

27.12.1994 A goal-less draw saw both teams playing their second game in consecutive days and perhaps the performances reflected that as one Premiership point each was all that was taken from this encounter.

A 33rd minute Sheringham shot was well tipped over the bar by Nigel Martyn, with Howells pulling a shot to bring Martyn into action again, while Anderton shot over.  The best chance for Palace saw Ricky Newman go close.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Austin, Campbell, Popescu, Mabbutt, Calderwood, Barmby (Rosenthal 46), Howells (Nethercott 83), Anderton, Sheringham, Klinsmann
Subs not used :  Day
Crystal Palace -  Martyn, Shaw, Southgate, Coleman, Gordon, Pitcher, Newman, Patterson, Bowry, Armstrong, Salako (Paul Williams 28).
Subs not used :  Wilmot, Humphrey
Attendance : -  27,730

30.01.1993 Spurs played well in beating Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park in this Premier League contest.

Good work on the left wing by Paul Allen and Vinny Samways produced a low ball across the face of goal to the far post, where Teddy Sheringham got on the end of it to score from a narrow angle, giving Tottenham the lead on 16 minutes.  When a left wing corner was cleared and the ball knocked back into the Palace area by David Howells' lob, Andy Gray was on hand to head in to score against one of his former clubs.

With 33 minutes gone, Sheringham made it 3-0, with a header at the far post from Darren Anderton's right wing free-kick.

Palace pulled a goal back through Andy Thorn, who headed in at the near post from a second half corner.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace - 
, , , , Andy Thorn, , , , , .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
, , , , Andy Gray, , Vinny Samways, Paul Allen, David Howells, Darren Anderton, Teddy Sheringham
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  20,937

22.08.1992 Spurs gained a point from an eventful London derby with Crystal Palace at the Lane in this Premier League meeting.

Vinny Samways and Paul Allen worked a good move on the right, with Samways freeing Allen inside the penalty area and the midfielder dinked a cross up into the goalmouth, where Gordon  was unmarked to head home into an empty net.  Palace equalised when Eddie McGoldrick whipped in a free-kick from the right and shortly after John Humphrey picked up the clearance on the far side, crossing for Chris Coleman to challenge with Terry Fenwick in the air, with the referee deciding it was a penalty for a push.  McGoldrick took the penalty and smacked it straight down the middle, but it was saved by Erik Thorstvedt.

Into the second half, a Samways corner was cleared and Neil Ruddock tackled Andy Thorn, with both players getting up to square up to each other.  With players swarming around, the referee pulled the two defenders away and showed them both the red card.  Palace went on to take a 2-1 lead, when Eric Young headed in a left wing free-kick from McGoldrick, but from a throw-in, Dean Austin crossed the ball into the box and Steve Sedgley took the ball on his chest before burying a volley at the Park Lane end to make it 2-2 with the goal times at 88m 04 seconds !!

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Thorstvedt, Austin, , Fenwick, , Sedgley, , Paul Allen, , Durie, Samways
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -   ,
John Humphrey, , , Chris Coleman, , , , , , Eddie McGoldrick.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  25,237

16.02.1992 Division One.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  19,834

22.12.1991 .

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  22,491

17.04.1991 .

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  26,285

22.09.1990

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  34,859

03.03.1990 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  26,181

03.03.1990 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  26,181

18.11.1989 .

Teams : 
Crystal Palace - 
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  26,366

31.01.1987

A FA Cup Fourth Round tie which was fought out in a derby atmosphere ended up as a comfortable win for Tottenham.

Eagles midfielder Andy Rray had an opportunity to put his side ahead on six minutes, but, released by Finnigan and clean through on goal, he blazed over the top.  Gary Mabbutt pounced on Clive Allen's stabbed effort towards goal George Wood's fumble to Hoddle's corner and gave Tottenham a 28th minute lead.  Former Spurs defender Gary O'Reilly stuck in an own goal six minutes after to add to our lead, following good work from Clive Allen, Waddle and Hoddle. 

Tottenham had to wait until the 80th minute for Clive Allen to make it 3-0 from a penalty on 80 minutes awarded for a trip on Waddle, while substitute Nico Claesen added a fourth goal right at the end of the game. 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, D. Thomas, Mabbutt, Gough, M. Thomas, Hoddle, Hodge, P. Allen (Stevens), Waddle, Galvin (Claesen), C. Allen
Crystal Palace -  Wood, Stebbing, Brush (Higginbottom), Cannon, O'Reilly, Taylor, A. Gray, Ketteridge, Barber, Bright,  Finnigan
Subs not used : Nebbeling

Attendance : -  29,603

12.11.1980

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 25,
777  

30.09.1980 The Third Round League Cup replay at Selhurst Park was more exciting, with Clive Allen putting the Eagles into the lead with a penalty, but a Glenn Hoddle equaliser took the replay into extra time.

In the added half hour, things really hotted up, with Palace midfielder Gerry Murphy hauling back Hoddle as he broke past the Irishman, causing the England midfielder to lash out and both players were sent off.  However, the two players were left to watch the rest of the game together, chatting by the tunnel.

The Tottenham ten were more controlled in the remainder of extra time and Garth Crooks and Ricky Villa scored the goals to send Spurs through to Round Four.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Barron, Gerry Francis, Murphy, C. Allen, .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Daines, G. Smith, Hughton, Yorath, Lacy, Perryman, Ardiles (Taylor), Archibald, Villa, Hoddle, Crooks
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 26,409

24.09.1980 Crystal Palace were the visitors to White Hart Lane and manager Terry Venables failed to inspire his team to any sort of performance, with the game a drab affair until there was a late bust-up between Palace's Gerry Francis and Ossie Ardiles.

Paul Barron finger-tipped a shot from Glenn Hoddle over the bar in the 25th minute, while the keeper also denied Garth Crooks, Steve Archibald and Terry Yorath, while Barry Daines had to produce a good stop from an effort by Clive Allen.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Barron, , , , , Francis, , , , C. Allen.
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Daines, G. Smith, Hughton, Yorath, Lacy, Perryman, Ardiles, Archibald, Villa, Hoddle, Crooks
Unused sub. : - Taylor
 
Attendance : - 29,654

19.08.1980 A cracking game saw Spurs triumph over Terry Venables talented young side at Selhurst Park.  

Spurs ran into a two goal lead, before Vince Hilaire pulled a goal back for Palace, but Tottenham scored a third before the interval.  Neil Smillie seized on some loose defending to make it 3-2 and then a bizarre incident occurred.  Crooks fouled Hilaire, who stood up and hit the first person he saw, who happened to be the referee, who had not option but to send him off.

Spurs made the extra man pay by taking a 4-2 lead, although the home side continued to go forward and scored a consolation goal through Jim Cannon near the end of the game.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Cannon, Hilaire, Smillie.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Hoddle, Ardiles, Villa, Archibald, Crooks
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 27,841

17.12.1977

This Division Two derby ended up all square with Terry Venables' Palace side worth their point.

Although Tottenham dominated the match, they were unable to put Palace away and even Hoddle's early volleyed goal from eight yards out, finishing off Lee's headed pass did not deter the visitors, who thought they had pulled the goal back through Dave Swindlehurst moments later, but the striker was ruled offside, although that may have been a mistake.  The Palace front man didn't have to wait long to level the score, when a quick throw-in caught Tottenham out and Chatterton fired in a shot that Daines kept out, but Swindlehurst was there to fire the ball home from ten yards out. 

Pratt set up Peter Taylor to hit a falling volley against his old club that Burns managed to divert around the post and John Duncan nodded a Taylor cross wide.  Hoddle netted a rare header from Peter Taylor's in-swinging 22nd minute free-kick, followed by a Don McAllister shot that bounced out off the post and Colin Lee nearly making it 3-1 when Taylor's shot was beaten out by Burns, but the Spurs striker put the rebound just wide.   A looping cross from Keith Osgood fell to McAllister, whose shot was hacked off the line by Hinshelwood, but once more Swindlehurst regained parity as the half-time break approached, glancing home a header to Phil Holder's free-kick.

In the second period, Pratt hit the bar with a 20 yard drive, then Harkouk hooked a good chance wide before Burns saved with his legs from Taylor to squirm the ball just wide of the post, while Daines had to be on his mettle to save from Silkman to protect the point we took from the match at the end.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Daines, Naylor, McAllister, Osgood, Hoddle, Perryman, Pratt, McNab, Lee, Taylor, Duncan
Subs not used : Armstrong
Manager :  -  Keith Burkinshaw
Kit : -  white shirts, navy shorts, white socks
Crystal Palace -   Tony Burns, Paul Hinshelwood, Kenny Sansom, Phil Holder, Jim Cannon (c), Peter Nicholas (Jerry Murphy), Nicky Chatterton, Terry Fenwick, Dave Swindlehurst, Rachid Harkouk, Barry Silkman.
Manager : - Terry Venables
Kit : -  Red and blue striped shirts, white shorts, blue socks with red and white turnover
Attendance : -  34,211
Ref. : - Malcolm Sinclair (Surrey)

Crystal Palace kicked off attacking the Paxton Road end in the first half.
 

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  34,859

27.01.1973 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  26,181

09.09.1972

Spurs came through this game 2-1 despite scoring all three goals !!

A Martin Peters penalty and a near post header from Mike England, both at the Park Lane end, had given Spurs a two goal lead, but with seconds remaining, Alan Gilzean chested a pass down and chipped the ball to Cyril Knowles.  Knowles then did the same to Jennings to run time down, but unfortunately, the ball sailed over the keeper's head and into the net for Palace's consolation goal, which drew uncomplimentary comment from Bill Nicholson in the dressing room after the match.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear (Pearce), Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Programme line-ups
Crystal Palace : -  John Jackson, David Payne, Bill Roffey, Bobby Kelland (cpt), John McCormick, Mel Blyth, Alan Pinkney, John Craven, Willie Wallace, Ross Jenkins, Tony Taylor
Manager : - Bert Head
Kit : Yellow shirts, blue shorts, yellow socks
Ref. : - Ralph Lee (Cheadle, Cheshire)
Linesman : - Mr. T. G. Bune (Sussex) Red flag; Mr. B. Mullen (Hants) Yellow flag
Attendance : - 28,545

Goal times
First goal 36 mins 02 secs
Second goal 41 mins 59 secs
Third goal 89 mins 25 secs

 

01.01.1972 Tottenham earned a point on their visit to Selhurst Park where they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace.

Spurs took the lead when Martin Chivers too a short free-kick and fired the ball home from just outside the penalty area.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  .
Subs not used : 
Kit : White shirts with central broad vertical bands of claret and light blue, white shorts and white socks with claret turnover.
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Kit :  Yellow shirts, navy shorts and yellow socks.
Attendance : -  35,
571  
 
18.09.1971 Spurs beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at home with goals from Martin Peters (penalty), Martin Chivers and Alan Mullery

Martin Chivers crashed home Tottenham's second goal past John Jackson from the edge of the area at the Park Lane end, getting his shot away just before a challenge came in.

Peters got a shot from close range past Jackson, but it only found the side-netting as Spurs continued to make goal-scoring opportunities that could have lead to a bigger winning margin.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Sub. : -
Crystal Palace : - John Jackson, Phil Hoadley, Peter Wall, David Payne, John McCormick, Mel Blyth,
Gerry Queen, Steve Kimber (cpt), Ross Jenkins, Bobby Tambling (Loughlan 80), Alan Birchenall
Ref. Mr. David Smith (Gloucestershire)
Linesmen : Mr. C. I. Boswell (Kent) - Red flag; Mr. L. Leonard (Beds) - Yellow flag
Attendance : - 37,
239
 
 
24.04.1971

Spurs had taken a 1-0 lead through Steve Perryman and the lead was preserved by Peter Collins, who cleared off the line when Alan Birchenall drew Pat Jennings off his line and dinked the ball over him, but the game was petering out until Mel Blyth stepped in.

Believing he had heard a whistle for a free-kick against a team-mate, he was not happy and in an attempt to allow his side time to organise, he punted the ball away, only to see it drift over keeper John Jackson's head and for the referee to be running back to the centre circle indicating a second goal for Spurs !!

Minutes after the start of the second half, Jennings had been forced to make a good save from a free-kick from defender Phil Hoadley and Spurs let Palace off the hook when Alan Mullery and Martin Peters engineered a chance for Martin Chivers, but he mis-cued and the ball ran to Peters, who, with the net open before him, shot over the bar.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Evans, Knowles (Pearce), Mullery (c), Peter Collins, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour
Crystal Palace (as per programme) - 
John Jackson, David Payne, Peter Wall, Phil Hoadley, John McCormick, Mel Blyth, Jimmy Scott, Steve Kember (c), Alan Birchenall, Gerry Queen, Tony Taylor
Sub not used : 
Attendance : - 28,619
Ref. : - John Gow (Swansea)
Linesmen : - Mr. L. A. Howells (Glamorgan) - Red Flag; Mr. L. B. Harris (Somerset) - Yellow flag

19.09.1970

Spurs strolled to a victory against Palace at Selhurst Park on a hot day after playing in midweek.

Thirty minutes into the match, Spurs created a good goal with Chivers heading home Knowles' pin-point cross.  However, the home side fought hard to stay in the game and it was only half way through the second half that Alan Mullery fired Spurs into a 2-0 lead.

The final goal started with Ken Hancock in goal, who threw the ball out to Gilzean.  It was moved on to Perryman and Peters, who passed through to Chivers, who slammed in a third goal for Tottenham.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  John Jackson, Jackie Sewell (c), Peter Wall, David Payne, John McCormick, Mel Blyth, Bobby |Tambling, Steve Kember, Gerry Queen, Phil Hoadley (Tony Taylor), Jimmy Scott.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Hancock, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce (Johnson) 
Attendance : -  41,
308 

28.01.1970

One of the greatest nights in Palace's history ended with a 1-0 win in this FA Cup Fourth Round replay over the star-studded Tottenham side.

Tottenham forced the early pace, but the chances that were created were not converted and home striker Gerry Queen scored the only goal of the match with a glancing header in the 59th minute to put Palace through to the Fifth Round.  

After the match, manager Bill Nicholson slammed his players and ended up dropping many of them for the following game, with Jimmy Greaves never playing for Tottenham again.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  
Spurs -  
Attendance : -  45,980

24.01.1970

The match at the Fourth Round stage of the FA Cup saw Palace hold Tottenham 0-0 at White Hart Lane.

A heavy pitch following days of rain bogged play down and Palace settled quicker, with Jackson and John Sewell making Jennings save their efforts.  At the opposite end, Gilzean drew a low save from John Jackson.  

A late surge by Spurs followed Morgan's effort being hacked away from in front of the goal, Greaves got a shot over the bar and Gilzean's header was kicked off the line by Sewell.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Pearce (Chivers), Greaves, Gilzean, Perryman, Morgan
Crystal Palace -  John Jackson, Sewell, Loughlan, Payne, McCormick, Blyth, Taylor, Hoy (Hoadley), Hynd, Queen, Cliff Jackson 
Attendance : -  43,948

26.12.1969

Palace visited White Hart Lane for the first time in the league and left for South London as 2-0 losers.

Alan Mullery gave Spurs a great start with a headed goal from Neil Johnson's cross after just six minutes, leaving Palace reeling.   18 year old Steve Perryman added to the lead on 37 minutes with his first league goal for Spurs, having been set up by Jimmy Greaves' pass to break into the area and shoot over the diving John Jackson to grab the two points in this Division One match.
 

Teams : 
Spurs -  
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), Beal, Evans, Morgan, Greaves, Pearce, Gilzean, Perryman
Subs not used : 
Crystal Palace - 
Jackson, Sewell (c), Hoadley, Payne, McCormick, Hind, Dawkins, Kember, Hoy, Queen, Vansittart.
Subs not used : 
Ref.  Sgt. Major Mike Kerkhof  (Oxon)
Linesmen :  Mr. Tom Bune (Surrey) - Red flag;  Mr. A. G. Hitchman (Berks) - Yellow flag

Attendance : -  32,
845  

12.01.1924

Second Division Crystal Palace took this First Round FA Cup tie with a 2-0 win on their own ground "the Nest", although another nearby game caused a smaller than expected crowd to turn out.

Defences were mostly on top in the opening exchanges, with Whitworth going close for Palace, while Spurs forced two saves from goalkeeper Alderson. However, Morgan gave Palace the lead with a header in the first half and added another after the break, being set up by Roy McCracken and Albert Harry.  The latter blazed over the top shortly after and Tottenham's only riposte was a shot by Grimsdell that went close, as the game progressed as the heavy pitch cut up further.

Palace finished strongly, with Hand and Hoddinott having shots and Maddison making a fine save from Whitworth near the end, to ensure there was no way back for Spurs of the First Division, especially s they finished the match with ten men after Grimsdell limped off the pitch.

Teams : 
Crystal Palace -  Alderson, Greener, Whitworth, Hand, Hoddinott, Harry, McCracken.
Spurs -  Maddison, Lindsay, Elkes, Grimsdell, Walden
Attendance : - 17
,000  

 

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