spurs v manchester city match reports

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13.01.1996 Spurs scored the only goal of this poor match in the second half.  Sol Campbell, making his 100th Spurs appearance,  took the ball up the left wing with players supporting in the penalty box.  The defender's cross to the far post looked harmless enough, but a jump by Chris Armstrong met the ball and his header went over and across the keeper and into the net to give Spurs all three points with his 65th minute goal.

Tottenham's best chances had come from Teddy Sheringham, who had a shot cleared off the line and Justin Edinburgh, who brought a good low save from Immel at his near post.  The German keeper also stopped efforts fro Sheringham and Armstrong, with Walker doing well to keep out Niall Quinn and Uwe Rosler, before Rosler struck a shot that bounced away off the post, leaving City to return home with nothing for their trip to London.

Spurs:  Walker, Edinburgh, Mabbutt (c), Campbell, Austin, Caskey, Nethercott, Dozzell, Rosenthal, Armstrong, Sheringham
Unused Subs. : -  Day, Wilson, Slade
Man. City:  Immel, , Curle (c), Symons, , , , , , , Quinn, Rosler
Unused Subs. : -  ,
Ref. : - 
Attendance : -  31,438
Colours: -
Spurs - Pony - White shirts with navy collar and cuffs; Navy shorts, with white stripe on side; Navy socks with white turnover
Man. City - Umbro - Light blue shirts with white collar with dark blue trim and cuffs; White shorts with light blue side panel inside two dark blue segments; White socks with light blue and dark blue chequered hoop around turnover


At the start of the season, Spurs went to Maine Road and went ahead ten minutes before half time, when a long pass forward to Ronnie Rosenthal, wide left just outside the box, pulled the ball back to substitute Kevin Scott.  The defender put in a cross to the far post for Teddy Sheringham who was unmarked to head past goalkeeper Eike Immel.

Ten minutes into the second half, Uwe Rosler scored with a header over Walker, who had advanced from his line, to leave the scores level.

Man. City: Immel, , , , , , , , Rosler
Unused Subs. : -  ,
Spurs:  I. Walker, Austin, Nethercott, Mabbutt (c), Edinburgh (Scott), Kerslake, Howells, Rosenthal, Dumitrescu, Sheringham, Armstrong.
Unused Subs. : - Thorstvedt, McMahon
Ref. : -
Attendance : -  30,827
Colours: -
Spurs - Pony -
Man. City - Umbro - Light blue shirts with white collar

11.04.1995 Having just suffered defeat in the FA Cup semi-final, Spurs got straight back into the business of winning League points with a 2-1 win over City, in a game that had been postponed from 21st January, because of heavy rainfall in the morning prior to the game leading to a 2.00 p.m. postponement.

Uwe Rosler gave Tottenham a 49th minute shock with a goal put City ahead, but David Howells got Tottenham level four minutes later.  It was left to Jurgen Klinsmann to notch the winner with just four minutes remaining.

Man. City: Rosler
Spurs: Howells, Anderton, Klinsmann
Attendance : -  27,410

22.10.1994 Spurs were taken apart by a fluent Manchester City side, but some better finishing might have brought about a closer result.

Former Spurs forward Paul Walsh gave City a 15th minute lead somewhat against the run of play, when he converted Niall Quinn's pass, but home goalkeeper Andy Dibble fouled Jurgen Klinsmann a quarter of an hour later, allowing Ilie Dumitrescu the opportunity to successfully tuck away the spot-kick.  However, Manchester City went into the break with a 3-1 lead, thanks to Niall Quinn scoring with a header in the 41st minute and Walsh shooting home his second in the last minute of injury time before the interval.

Dumitrescu narrowed the gap a minute after the second half started, but City went on to add goals from a header by Steve Lomas in the 52nd minute and Gary Flitcroft in the 79th to run out 5-2 winners.

City : - Dibble, Phelan, Curle, I. Brightwell, Edghill, Summerbee, Lomas, Beagrie, Flitcroft, Walsh, Quinn
Unused subs. : - Margetson, Edge, Hill
Spurs : - Walker, Kerslake, Campbell, Scott, Edinburgh, Popescu, Dozzell (Hazard 72), Dumitrescu, Barmby, Sheringham, Klinsmann
Unused sub. : - Thorstvedt, Calderwood
Crowd : - 25,473
Ref. : - David Elleray (Harrow)
Weather : - Heavy rain.

11.12.1993 -
21.08.1993 -

Ref. : - Keith Hackett (Sheffield)
Linesmen : - Mr. M. K. Bullivant (Cambs - Quartered Flag); Mr. J. A. Elwin (Norwich - Red Flag)

Reserve Official : -  Mr. R. D. Spooner (Herts)
Crowd : -  24,535
Colours :  Spurs -  Umbro - White shirts with blue V-neck and collar with two white stripes around it; Navy Blue shorts, with white around leg, White socks with two navy hoops around turnover; Manchester City - Umbro -
Managers :  Spurs -  Ossie Ardiles; Manchester City - Player/manager - Peter Reid
Match sponsor : Holsten

24.03.1993 Manchester City's mid-week visit to White Hart Lane ended in a 3-1 Premier League defeat.

Spurs took a 23rd minute lead in this Wednesday night match, when Darren Anderton shot the ball past Tony Coton after Teddy Sheringham had taken a right wing cross down into his team-mate's path.  With two minutes left before half-time, Nayim extended the lead to 2-0, running into the left side of the penalty area and beating two players before curling the ball around them and into the far side of the net.

Mike Sheron pulled one back for City just on the hour mark, firing home from the edge of the box when a shot was blocked and rebounded to him, but 87 minutes had elapsed when Andy Turner's run from halfway and shot under Coton completed the scoring to give Spurs the three points.

Teams : - 
Spurs:  Thorstvedt, Austin, Mabbutt, Ruddock (Bergsson 48), van den Hauwe, Samways, Sedgley, Nayim, P. Allen, Anderton (Turner 86), Sheringham. 
Unused sub. : -  Dearden
Cards : - van den Hauwe (yellow) 5
Manager : -
Man. City:  Tony Coton, Andy Hill, Michel Vonk, Keith Curle, Terry Phelan, Peter Reid, Gary Flitcroft (Michael Quigley 51), Rick Holden, David White (Kaare Ingerbritsen 70), Niall Quinn, Mike Sheron
Cards : - Phelan (yellow) 48; Curle (yellow) 81
Manager : -
Unused sub. : -  Martin Margetson
Attendance : -  27,247
Ref. : - John Martin (-)

07.03.1993 Although hooligans marred this FA Cup Sixth round match, the game itself was a fine one, with Nayim scoring a hat-trick for Tottenham.  

Mike Sheron headed in a Terry Phelan cross after just three minutes to give the early advantage to City, but Nayim equalised when he hit a low half volley through a forest of legs in the box from 20 yards, after a long throw had been headed out to him.  Right on half-time, Tottenham took the lead when Paul Allen played the ball in from the left wing to Sedgley and he drove a shot past Tony Coton.

Into the second period, Spurs worked a throw-in on the right through Dean Austin to Sheringham, whose shot crashed back off the foot of a post.  It dropped in the middle of the box, where Nayim got the ball stuck under his foot but reacted quickly to put Tottenham 3-1 up.  The midfielder completed his hat-trick when Paul Allen found him near the penalty spot after a good run down the right wing.  He stopped the ball, picked his spot and curled it in around Coton.  Man. City fans invaded the pitch at 4-1, hoping to get the game abandoned, with Police horses also getting on the grass, but the match ended with a very good win for Spurs, who went on to the semi-final.  The best goal of the match was scored by Terry Phelan, who slalomed through the Tottenham side and finished at the end of a 50 yard run.

Teddy Sheringham also missed a penalty, probably because he was informed by City keeper Coton that he wouldn't get out alive if he scored !!  

Teams : - 
Man. City:  Coton, Phelan, Sheron
Spurs:  Thorstvedt, Austin, Sedgley, Nayim, P. Allen, Sheringham, . 
Attendance : -  34,504

28.11.1992 A single goal earned Tottenham a Premier League win at Maine Road.

A Spurs free kick led to a spell of head tennis in the City penalty area, with the ball hitting the bar.  The goal came halfway through the second half, with Nayim's long ball releasing Kevin Watson on the left.  The youngster's ball into the box came off Terry Phelan and beat Tony Coton at his near post to decide the match in Tottenham's favour.

Man. City:  Tony Coton, Andy Hill, Keith Curle, David Brightwell, Terry Phelan, Rick Holden, Fitzroy Simpson (Garry Flitcroft 86), Steve McMahon, David White, Niall Quinn, Mike Sheron
Unused subs. : - Martin Margetson, Nicky Reid
Spurs:  Thorstvedt, Austin, Ruddock, Mabbutt, Edinburgh, Nayim, Howells (Cundy 32), Watson, Samways, Sheringham, Barmby (Moran 79)
Unused subs. : -  Walker
Card : - Samways (yellow) 64
Ref. : - David Allison
Attendance : - 25,496

28.10.1992 A single goal decided this League Cup Fourth Round encounter at Maine Road.

With just 14 minutes on the clock, Erik Thorstvedt launched a big kick downfield and Vinny Samways latched onto Nicky Barmby's flicked header on and smashed a low left footed shot into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.  Thorsvedt then turned goal-stopper, with a succession of saves from Simpson, White, Sheron and Quinn's diving header.

When Sheringham missed Paul Allen's cross from the right wing, Barmby snuck in behind and forced a good save from Coton, while Teddy and Samways also tested the City custodian.  However, both goals stayed intact and Tottenham progressed by the narrowest of margins.

Man. City:  Tony Coton; Andy Hill, Keith Curle, Ian Brightwell, Mike Phelan; Steve McMahon, Paul Simpson, Andy Holden, David White; Mike Sheron, Niall Quinn
Spurs:  Thorstvedt; Edinburgh, Mabbutt, Ruddock, Austin; Samways (Turner), Paul Allen, Sedgley, Nayim (Howells), Barmby, Sheringham 
Attendance : - 18,399

01.02.1992 -
19.10.1991 .



Spurs:  Thorstvedt; Edinburgh, van den Hauwe (Howells), Nayim (Walsh), Sedgley, Bergsson, Mabbutt, Durie, Samways, Lineker, Paul Allen 
Man. City:   ; Andy Hill, Keith Curle, , Neil Pointon; , Peter Reid, , ; Adrian Heath, Niall Quinn
Attendance : -  30,502

15.12.1990 -
25.08.1990 -
13.01.1990 -
26.8.1989 -
15.04.1987 -

Man. City : 
Spurs: Clemence, Stevens, Mitchell Thomas, Roberts, Gough, Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Chiedozie, Waddle, Hoddle, Galvin

30.08.1986 -

Spurs: Clemence, Samways (Bowen), Mitchell Thomas, Hodge, Gough, Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Waddle, Hoddle, Claesen
Man. City : 

18.01.1986 -

Spurs: Clemence, Stevens, Hughton, Roberts, Miller, Paul Allen, Ardiles, Falco, Waddle, Hoddle, Galvin (Chiedozie)
Man. City : 

31.08.1985 -

Man. City : 
Spurs: Clemence, Danny Thomas, Hughton, Roberts, Miller, Perryman, Paul Allen, Falco, Clive Allen (Crook), Mabbutt, Waddle

05.02.1983 Spurs were denied a First Division win at Maine Road thanks to a late Manchester City comeback.  City had been rocked 24 hours before the game when manager John Bond resigned and John Benson took charge at short notice.

A dull first half saw Ossie Ardiles have to leave the field after a heavy tackle from David Cross and Falco went close twice, Perryman hit a shot just too high and then Garry Brooke shot over, as the high point of proceedings.  The second half caught light when Terry Gibson was denied a goal, when his volley, taken on the run, was pushed up onto the post by Joe Corrigan.  City were also unlucky, hitting the woodwork with Cross' shot bouncing off the inside of the post and away.  Clemence was called upon to make a sharp save diving to stop Asa Hartford's low volley, but he was beaten to a Tommy Caton cross by Bobby McDonald and the header hit the bar. 

It was Tottenham who took the lead, when Garth Crooks broke down the right and played in Gibson, who was brought down by Nicky Reid for a penalty.  Brooke stepped up to dispatch it high into the net, after Corrigan had been booked for protesting.  This inspired Spurs and Roberts got to the line before turning the ball inside to Falco, who passed to Villa for the midfielder to spread the play wide right.  Brooke's first time cross was just nicked away from Falco, but Cross should have equalised when Bodak's cross went over Clemence and the striker dived in to head the ball down but it went into the ground and bounced over the bar. 

Spurs broke on City when Villa won a header in midfield and Gibson latched onto it, but Corrigan rushed out at his feet.  Cross again mis-fired when he scuffed a Bodak cross wide with the goal at his mercy.  That cost City, as Brooke won a header and Falco flicked it on for Gibson to finish low past Corrigan's right hand to make it 2-0.

The points looked like heading back South with Spurs, but Ray Ranson's long cross was headed back across goal by Cross and the ball hit Perryman's hand to conceded a penalty, which DenisTueart slotted just inside Clemence's right hand post.  That was in the 79th minute and two minutes later, City were level.  Ricky Villa was booked for a tackle on Tueart and from the free-kick, Caton headed the ball into the goalmouth.  Cross' header was tipped onto the bar by Clemence and the striker was first to react, nudging the ball wide of the keeper's left hand.

Spurs were still looking to win the game and Villa won the ball in midfield, setting Crooks away on the left and his shot was touched wide by the diving Corrigan, but then Crooks was booked for not letting the keeper kick the ball out a short while later.  There was one last chance for the home side, with Hartford cutting into the middle of the area from the right to drill a low shot a couple of feet wide. 

Man. City :  Corrigan    , McDonald, Reid, Caton, Ranson, Hartford, Tueart, Bodak, Cross, Bond, Reeves
Unused sub. :  May
Spurs: Clemence, Hughton, Lacy, Roberts, Villa     , Perryman, Ardiles (Falco 17), Mabbutt, Gibson, Brooke, Crooks    
Crowd :  26,357
Ref. :  Bert Newsome (Shropshire)

11.09.1982 -

Spurs: Clemence, Mabbutt, Price, Lacy, Brooke, Perryman, Hazard (Roberts), Archibald, Galvin, Villa, Crooks
Man. City : 

20.02.1982 -

Spurs: Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Price, Villa, Perryman, Ardiles, Falco, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks (Hazard)
Man. City : 

26.09.1981 The heavy rain that fell in Manchester, as Spurs visited Maine Road, may have affected Tommy Caton's judgment, when he left a ball into the box, allowing Falco to set up Galvin, who forced Corrigan to save.

Martin O'Neill produced a shooting chance for Boyer, but Clemence was equal to his effort, diving left to push the ball away, but the keeper wasn't covered in glory, when a free kick from the left slipped through his hands and Caton sliced a shot that went over after landing on top of the bar. Clem did well when McDonald ran into the box and headed at goal from 15 yards out, pushing the ball aside and there was another City chance, when Boyer headed across goal to Gow, who managed to stumble over the ball and put it wide.

Into the second half, a scramble from a corner ended with Tueart producing an overhead kick that got stuck in a puddle in front of goal and it allowed Roberts to kick it off the line.

Spurs broke through when Ricky Villa passed to Galvin to shoot and Corrigan saved by pushing the ball up into the air. A defensive header went straight to Steve Archibald on the edge of the box. He took it on his chest and struck a shot at goal that Mark Falco deflected in to put Tottenham ahead.

A long left wing cross from Bond was headed into the side-netting by Reeves and then a free-kick went through Clemence's hands again leaving O'Neill a shot at goal, but it was blocked and Spurs took the points back home.

Man. City : Corrigan (c), Ranson, McDonald, Reid, O'Neill, Caton, Tueart, Gow, Boyer, Hutchison, Reeves
Sub. : Bond
Manager John Bond

Spurs: Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Roberts, Villa, Perryman (c), Ardiles, Archibald, Galvin, Hoddle, Falco
Sub. : Hazard

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Spurs: , , , , , , , , , , 
Man. City:  , , , , , , , , , , 
Attendance : -   ,
Ref. : -  - (-)



Man. City:   , , , , , , , , ,
Unused sub. : -
Spurs: , , , , , , , , , , 
Attendance : -   ,
Ref. : -  - (-)


Goals from Mike Channon, Peter Barnes and a Gary Owen penalty saw City ease to a 3-0 win at White Hart Lane to ruin Tony Galvin and Stuart Beavon's debuts for Tottenham.

Manchester City kicked off defending the Paxton Road goal and it was Tottenham who should have had a penalty for handball, but straight away City broke away and Steve Perryman hauled down Peter Barnes in the box to concede a penalty that Gary Owen stepped up to convert.

Another break, from a Spurs corner saw Barnes outpace Perryman down the City left from the halfway line and shot across Kendall from a narrow angle to make it 2-0.

With Deyna replacing the injured Dave Watson at the break, City attacked with confidence and when Barnes' left wing cross fell to Mick Channon eight yards out, it looked a goal all over, but Mark Kendall pushed the effort one-handed over the bar to make a fine stop.

City player Paul Power earned a booking for a foul on Galvin, who had been booked for kicking Colin Bell.  Lacy also went in the book for an agricultural challenge on Barnes.  McAllister was also booked for another foul on Barnes in the build up to the third goal.

Beavon had a shot blocked on the edge of the box, but Spurs were out of the game, relying on Peter Taylor to head an effort off the line.  However, City would not be denied and Barnes was once more the architect, with a left wing run ending in a cross for an unmarked Channon to head past Kendall to wrap up a 3-0 win in front of a watching Rinus Michaels, the Dutch national manager.

Spurs:  Kendall, Perryman, Holmes, Lacy, McAllister, Hoddle, Galvin, Ardiles, Taylor, Beavon, G. Armstrong
Unused sub. : Pratt 
Man. City:  Joe Corrigan, Willie Donachie, Paul Power, Gary Owen, Dave Watson (Kazimierz Deyna), Paul Futcher, Mick Channon, Colin Bell, Brian Kidd, Asa Hartford, Peter Barnes
Attendance : -   32,037
Ref. : -  Les Burden (Dorset)


Goals from Gary Owen and Ron Futcher earned City a 2-0 victory at Maine Road in Division One.

Man. City:  Corrigan, Clements, Donachie, Viljoen, Watson, P. Futcher, Channon, Owen, R. Futcher, Hartford, Power 
Unused sub. : - Booth
Spurs: , , , , , , , , , , 
Attendance : -   43,471
Ref. : -  - (-)


A 0-5 thrashing was an ignominious end to Tottenham's time in the top flight, as they were relegated with this defeat at Maine Road.

Joe Roye capitalised on Keith Osgood's slip and crossed for Peter Barnes to volley at goal, with Pat Jennings keeping it out with his legs.  From the ensuing corner, central defender Tommy Booth scored in the 19th minute with a header and that was the only score of the first half, leaving Tottenham with some hope that they might get back into the game.  

Spurs went close at the start of the second half, when John Pratt completely missed the ball and it rebounded off a City player to Glenn Hoddle, who could only poke it wide of the goal.  When Barnes headed on a long clearance, Dennis Tueart seized on it and finished first time from just inside the box to double the lead.  Barnes was through on goal when he dummied Jennings, putting hi on the floor, before dinking the ball over him for the third and the fourth came when a corner was headed out, but straight to Asa Hartford, who thumped a low volley in from 16 yards out.  City completed the humiliation when Tueart ran clear to square the ball for Brian Kidd, who was completely unmarked to score the fifth.

Man. City: Joe Corrigan, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Tommy Booth, Dave Watson, Gary Owen, Asa Hartford, Brian Kidd, Dennis Tueart, Joe Royle, Peter Barnes
Sub. : -  Jimmy Conway
Spurs:   Jennings, Naylor, M. Stead, Pratt, Osgood, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor (Moores) 
Attendance : -   37,919
Ref. : -  Mr. Derek Lloyd (Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire)


Peter Taylor's two goals earned Spurs a point in this First Division draw with Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

Teams : -
Spurs : - Jennings, Naylor, Gorman, Hoddle, Young, Osgood, Conn, Perryman (cpt), Moores, Coates, Taylor
Sub. : - Pratt
Programme line-up
Man City : - Joe Corrigan, Ken Clements, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle (cpt), Dave Watson, Paul Power, Gary Owen, Brian Kidd, Joe Royle, Asa Hartford, Dennis Tueart.
Sub. : - Jimmy Conway
Attendance : -   24,608
Ref : - Mr. Les C. Shapter (Paignton, Devon)
Linesmen : - Mr. J. B. Hazell (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. D. G. Mitcham (Bucks) - Yellow Flag

Man City fans paid £1.50 for reserved seats, £1.20 for reserved seats and 70p standing, with juveniles 35p.

22.11.1975 Spurs unbeaten run of four matches came to an end at Maine Road, as Manchester City beat Tottenham 2-1.

Spurs had been holding their own until the 55th minute, when Denis Tueart put the home team into the lead. When Alan Oakes scored in the 76th minute, the match looked beyond Tottenham, but a 30 yard screamer from Keith Osgood put the side back in the game.
Joe Corrigan denied Steve Perryman and John Duncan, as they were poised to get on the end of Chris Jones' low cross, he grabbed the ball at his near post, but, they were unable to force an equaliser.

Man. City: Joe Corrigan, , , Alan Oakes, , , Dennis Tueart, ,
Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Coates, Perryman (cpt), Duncan (Conn), Chris Jones, Neighbour
Attendance : -  
Ref. : - - (-)


18.10.1975 -

Teams :
Programme line-ups
Spurs : - Jennings, I. Smith, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Conn, Perryman (cpt), Duncan, Chivers, Neighbour
Manchester City : - Joe Corrigan, Kenny Clements, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Dave Watson, Alan Oakes, Peter Barnes, Colin bell, Joe Royle, Asa Hartford, Denis Tueart
Ref. : - Mr. Kenneth W. Baker (Warwickshire)
Linesmen : Mr. D. R. Drewitt (Sussex) - Red flag; Mr. R. Rodell (Bedfordshire) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -   ,


Tottenham had only one win in twelve games and were languishing near the bottom of the table, but Manchester City's visit brought a seventh draw of the campaign.

Chris Jones had been drafted into the team and he responded with both goals in a 2-2 draw.  Jones' first goal came at the Park Lane end, where he hit a left foot shot past Joe Corrigan from just inside the penalty area.

Prior to the game, Pat Jennings was presented with a silver salver by Ted Ditchburn to mark his 419th appearance for the club two weeks before, thus breaking Ditchburn's own record.

Spurs:   Jennings, McAllister, Knowles, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Conn, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Sub. not used : - McNab
Man. City:  Joe Corrigan, Mike Doyle (c), Tommy Booth, Clements, Colin Bell, , , , , , , 
Sub. not used : - 
Attendance : -  30,554
Ref. : -   - (-)

Goal times : -
First goal - 25m 15s
Second goal - 29m 02s
Third goal – 35m 49s

28.08.1974 Martin Peters got the first Spurs goal of this season after 12 minutes of the second half of this match at the Lane, but it was not enough to keep Manchester City out of it.

Colin Bell had given City the lead in the 52nd minute with a neatly placed lob and then with seconds remaining Tommy Booth scored a towering header to give City both points.

Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Coates, England, Beal, McGrath, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Neighbour
Sub. : - Pratt
Manchester City : - Keith MacRae, Colin Barrett, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Alan Oakes, Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell, Rodney Marsh, Asa Hartford, Dennis Tueart
Unused Sub. : -  Philip Henson
Crowd :  20,079

Ref. : - Mr. Harry New (Gloucs)
Linesmen : - Mr. R. H. Cocup (Kent) – Red flag; Mr. J. F. Jode (Herts) – Yellow flag

21.08.1974 Spurs succumbed to the only goal of the game at Manchester City as they slipped to their second successive 0-1 loss.

Asa Hartford scored a 35th minute goal that saw Tottenham defend weakly. Although the home team were the better in the first half, Spurs could have got a point out of the match as Chris McGrath and Steve Perryman both narrowly missed when well placed and Martin Peters had a header kept out by Keith MacRae.

Man. City :  Keith MacRae, Colin Barrett, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Jeff Clarke, Philip Henson, Colin Bell, Rodney Marsh, Asa Hartford, Dennis Tueart
Unused Sub. : -  Dennis Leman
Manager : -  Tony Book
Spurs:  Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Coates, Osgood, Beal, McGrath, Perryman, Chris Jones, Peters (cpt), Neighbour
Unused sub. : - Pratt
Crowd :  31,549
Referee : -  Pat Partridge (Bishops Auckland)

02.02.1974 A 0-0 First Division draw failed to entertain a good crowd who watched this match.

Man. City : Keith MacRae, Colin Barrett, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Tony Towers, Glyn Pardoe, Colin Bell, Dennis Leman, Alan Oakes, Frank Carrodus
Unused sub. : -
Philip Henson
Spurs:  Jennings, R. Evans, England, Beal, Naylor, Pratt, Coates, Perryman, Peters, McGrath, Chivers
Unused sub. : - Dillon
Crowd : 
Referee : -  W. J. Gow (-)


A December meeting kicked off at 14:00 because of the power crisis and Spurs were left powerless in this First Division meeting as Manchester City went on to win 2-0 at White Hart Lane.

Ray Evans had already cleared off the line when Tommy Booth headed City's opening goal. While Evans and Ralph Coates had chances before the interval, City were never in any really trouble and went on to add a second goal from Colin Bell near the end of the game.

Spurs:  Jennings, Ray Evans, England, Beal, Naylor, Pratt (Gilzean), Coates, Perryman, Peters (cpt), McGrath, Chivers 
Unused sub. : - Dillon
Man. City: 
Keith McRae, Glyn Pardoe (Colin Barrett), Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Tony Towers, Mike Summerbee (cpt), Colin Bell, Dennis Law, Rodney Marsh, Dennis Leman
Kit : - Red and black striped shirts, black shorts, black socks with three red stripes around sock tops.
Manager : - Ron Saunders
Attendance : -   17,066
Ref.  Mr. Kenneth H. Burns (Worcester)
Linesmen :  Mr. K. S. Crofts (Cornwall) - Red flag;  Mr. D. G. Martin (Beds) - Yellow flag


Spurs lost out in the odd goal in five at the Lane as City took two First Division points.

Rodney Marsh scored the first goal of the game, but Martin Chivers was on the mark, when he shot home after being picked out by an astute pass from Steve Perryman.  Francis Lee scored a second half brace, with the second being allowed despite it looking more than suspiciously like handball as he punched the ball in. Chivers' second of the match narrowed the score to 3-2, hitting a left footed shot into the net at the Park Lane end but it was no consolation as the feeling of being cheated remained.

Chivers also went close to a third with a shot from the right of the goal, but while his effort beat Joe Corrigan it also beat the far post and went just inches wide.

Teams : -
Spurs : -  Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt (Coates), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Man City : - Joe Corrigan, Tony Book, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Derek Jeffries, Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell (cpt), Rodney Marsh, Francis Lee, Tony Towers
Sub. : -
Colours : - Blue shirts with red and white diagonal sash across chest
Attendance : -   30,944
Ref. Mr. Norman Burtenshaw (Norfolk)
Linesmen : Mr. W. H. Smale (Devon) - Red flag; Mr. E. T. Walters (Hants) - Yellow flag


Two Rodney Marsh goals were enough for City to take the points in this First Division meeting at Maine Road.

In front of the watching England manager Sir Alf Ramsey, Marsh put away a knock-down by Mike Doyle before Martin Peters pulled the scores back level with a header.  However, four minutes from time Marsh gave Manchester City a vital two points with his second goal, knocking the ball home from close range four minutes from time, to take them up to fourth from bottom in the table.

Man. City:  Healey, Jeffries, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Oakes, Summerbee (Mellor), Bell (c), Marsh, Lee, Towers 
Spurs: Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Unused sub. : - Naylor.
Attendance : -   31 ,755
Ref. : -  ()


Honours were even at 1-1 at White Hart Lane after City travelled down to London for a First Division meeting.

Goals by Martin Peters early in the game and Wyn Davies in the second half cancelled each other out in this 1-1 draw, although Joe Corrigan was called upon to make a brave save at the feet of Ralph Coates to deny the Spurs winger.

Spurs:  Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Pratt, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean (Pearce)
Man. City:  Joe Corrigan, Tony Book, Willie Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Alan Oakes, Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell (cpt), Wyn Davies, Francis Lee, Tony Towers
Unused sub. : - Ian Mellor
Colours : - Red/Black striped shirts, black shorts, black socks with two red hoops on turnover

Attendance : -   36,470
Ref. : - Gordon Hill (Leicester)
Linesmen : - Mr. A. H. Cooper (Norfolk) – Red flag; Mr. D. R. Drewitt (Sussex) – Yellow flag


Spurs suffered a heavy defeat at Maine Road as they met City in a First Division game, losing 0-4 and they did not do themselves justice by turning in an under-par performance at Maine Road.

Colin Bell scored early on for City, who then went on to add another goal before half-time from Mike Summerbee despite Spurs coming back into the game between the goals.

The second half saw some sloppy defending that led to Wyn Davies and Francis Lee adding to the City total before the end.

Man. City:  Joe Corrigan, , Glyn Pardoe, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, , Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell, Wyn Davies, Francis Lee,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Want, Mullery (cpt), England, Naylor, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Unused sub. : - Pratt

Attendance : -   33,683



Steve Perryman's 30 yard drive three minutes into first half injury time was the deciding goal in a game of few chances.

The Spurs midfielder's shot came out of the blue and surprised City goalkeeper Ron Healey, who let the ball slip through his grasp and go into the net off the foot of the post.

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Spurs: , , , , , , Perryman, , , , 
Attendance : -   19,761
Ref. : -   - (-)


Spurs recorded a 2-0 home win over City in this First Division clash.

Steve Perryman put Martin Chivers through to give Tottenham the lead in the first half, but there was still doubt about the final outcome until Alan Gilzean scored a late goal to wrap up the two points for Spurs.

Spurs:  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Morgan (Pearce)
Man. City:   Joe Corrigan, Tony Book, Glyn Pardoe, Mike Doyle, George Heslop, Alan Oakes, Mike Summerbee, Colin Bell, Francis Lee
(Ian Bowyer), Neil Young, Tony Towers
Attendance : -  42,490
Ref. : -   Danny Lyden (Birmingham)
Linesmen :  Mr. N. Chamberlain (Norfolk) - Red flag; Mr. B. J. Caddy (Somerset)
- Yellow flag


A 1-1 First Division draw at Maine Road.

Neil Johnson got Tottenham's goal, when he ran onto a ball into the box and slid it into net the ball past the City keeper, but the scores were tied when Alan Oakes rammed home a shot from outside the box past Jennings.

Man. City:  Mulhearn, Book (c), Pardoe, Booth, Doyle, Oakes, Summerbee, Connor, Lee, Young, Bowyer
Unused sub. : - Donachie
Spurs: Jennings, , , , , Mullery, , Johnson, , , 
Attendance : -   29,216
Ref. : -   G. C. Kew (-)


Spurs suffered a 0-3 home defeat in the First Division, with goals from Keith Oakes, Colin Bell and Ian Bowyer.

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Man. City:  Corrigan, Book (c), Pardoe, Booth, Doyle, Oakes, Summerbee, Bell, Lee, Young, Bowyer
Unused sub. : - Bowles
Attendance : -   41,644
Ref. : -   D. J. Lynden (-)

01.03.1969 Francis Lee scored the only goal of this 6th Round FA Cup tie in 1970 played in the Maine Road rain.  Lee mis-kicked the ball fooling Jennings in the Tottenham goal with it eventually bouncing gently into the net.

Man. City : 
Spurs: Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, England, Collins, Johnson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Pearce



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City fans paid 12 shillings (60p) for their tickets


A 4-0 home win for City in the First Division

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Attendance : -   38,019
Ref. : -   - (-)
City fans paid 12 shillings (60p) for their tickets


A goal from Jimmy Greaves was only scant consolation for Tottenham, as Manchester City ran out 3-1 winners at White Hart Lane on their way to the First Division Championship.  Colin Bell scored a goal in each half and then Mike Summerbee hit the Citizens third goal after 74 minutes.  Greaves' penalty six minutes from the end was not enough to inspire Spurs to get anything from the game.

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09.12.1967 Spurs took an early lead through Jimmy Greaves, but with the temperature falling as the game went on, ice started to form on the surface of the pitch.  City hit back to win the match 4-1 in the end with goals from to complete the 'Ice Ballet' that the City fans regard as one of the best games at Maine Road the club played.   The victory was helped by the fact that at 0-1 behind (to a Jimmy Greaves goal), City captain Tony Book advised his team-mates to take their studs out of their boots and this helped their game no end.  "We were knocking the ball around like it was a bowling green while Spurs were slipping all over the place," said Colin Bell.  Alan Mullery remembers, “The referee checked the pitch, and not only was it bone hard, there were icicles on the pitch as well.  We said, ‘Well, we’re up here, let’s give it a go’.”

Despite being up against it, Jimmy Greaves was on hand to touch in a deflected free-kick with his first touch of the game, but Colin Bell drove an equaliser past Pat Jennings to make it 1-1.  Mike Summerbee started the City surge with a 50th minute header, then Tony Coleman bundled the ball home after Francis Lee had shot against the post and Neil Young scored following another rebound with 15 minutes left.

Man. City:  Corrigan, Book (cpt), , , , , Summerbee, Bell, Young, , Coleman
Spurs: Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, Hoy, Mackay, Saul, Greaves, England, Venables, Cliff Jones
Attendance : -   35,792
Ref. : -   D. W. Smith (-)

25.02.1967 Manchester City left White Hart Lane with a point in this First Division encounter.

A City goal from David Connor gave the visitors the lead into the second half, but Jimmy Robertson got an equaliser to salvage a point for Tottenham, although, sadly, they were more concerned about Phil Beal's broken forearm which put him out for the remainder of the season.

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08.10.1966 Two Alan Gilzean goals won the match for Tottenham at Maine Road on City's return to the top flight.

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Attendance : -  36,459
Ref. : -   - (-)


Just four days before the European Cup Winners Cup Final , this match at Maine Road saw Spurs rest John White and Dave Mackay.

Fighting to win points to keep them up, the home side ran out 1-0 winners with Alex Harley netting a 53rd minute header, but it was not enough to keep City up.

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Spurs: , , , , , , , , , , 
Attendance : -   27,784
Ref. : -   - (-)


Tottenham recorded their fourth win out of five games at the start of the season with a home win over Manchester City.  Goals from a Danny Blanchflower penalty, Terry Medwin, Jimmy Greaves and Cliff Jones handed Spurs maximum points.

Spurs:   , , , , , Blanchflower, , Medwin, Greaves, , Cliff Jones 
Man. City:  , , , , , , , , , , 
Attendance : -   48,758
Ref. : -   - (-)

03.03.1962 Spurs were taken apart by a rampant City side on a snow white pitch at Maine Road, which started to thaw as the game began.

Starting the game well, it was a shock to Spurs when Joe Hayes opened the scoring after 30 minutes, with Peter Dobing doubling the score two minutes later.  With half-time approaching Neil Young struck to make it 3-0 and two minutes after the interval Dave Mackay deflected Dobing's effort past John Hollowbread.  Peter Baker was forced into putting the ball into his own net by pressure from Colin Barlow five minutes later and the sixth City goal rounded off Dobing's hat-trick with 57 minutes of the match having elapsed.

Two Jimmy Greaves goals were Tottenham's only consolation from the trip North.

Man. City:  Bert Trautmann, Kennedy, Sear, John Benson, Bill Leivers, Alan Oakes, Neil Young, Peter Dobing, Colin Barlow, Joe Hayes, Wagstaffe
Spurs:  Hollowbread, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower
(cpt), Norman, Mackay, Medwin, White, B. Smith, Greaves, Cliff Jones
Crowd :  31,706



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Fifth placed Spurs hosted Manchester City and ended 2-0 winners at White Hart Lane.

A goal-less first half was followed by a second period that saw John White and Terry Medwin hit the goals that moved Spurs up two places in the table.

Spurs: Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Medwin, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
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Attendance : -  
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Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag



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10.10.1960 Spurs dropped their first point of the campaign, after a historic 11-match winning start. 

Spurs went one up through Bobby Smith and when Clive Colbridge equalised in the 50th minute, Spurs players claimed he handled the ball, but the goal stood, putting an end to that winning run.

Spurs:  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, White, Cliff Jones
Man. City:  Trautmann, , , , , Law, , Colbridge
Crowd :  58,916

16.04.1960 A single goal from Bill McAdams in the second half won this Easter match with Spurs at White Hart Lane.  However, The match was clouded with controversy when Cliff Jones converted a rebound from a penalty, which Bert Trautmann saved.  However, referee Gilbert Pullin ruled out the goal as the first half had ended as soon as the City keeper saved the penalty shot.

Spurs:  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, White, Cliff Jones
Man.City:  , McAdams
Kit :  Yellow shirts with red collar and cuffs, white shorts, yellow socks, red turnovers
Crowd :  49,767
Ref. : - Gilbert Pullin (-)

For some footage of the game, click here.

21.03.1959 Dave Mackay's debut saw him finish on the winning side over Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

A 19th minute opening goal from Bobby Smith gave Tottenham the lead and Cliff Jones' 18 yard drive made it two on 35 minutes.  Terry Medwin added a third for Spurs with a quarter of an hour left on the clock, but Bill McAdams pulled back a consolation goal for City a minute after.

Spurs:  Hollowbread, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, Brooks, Cliff Jones
Man. City:  , , , , , , McAdams
Crowd :  58,916

08.02.1958 A sad occasion coinciding with a visit to the Lane of Manchester City saw 37,539 spectators stand in pouring rain to pay their respects to the Busby Babes who had died in a plane crash at Munich two days before.  However, Tottenham turned on the style as they gained revenge for the City win in the away match with a 5-1 win of their own.

Coming into the game with a run of four games without a win, Spurs found themselves a goal behind as Joe Hayes gave City a lead after 38 minutes, but Spurs hit back with a second half surge.  Tommy Harmer had a penalty saved by Bert Trautmann and minutes later Johnny Brooks slid home the ball after the keeper had stopped Smith's fierce drive.  Then came a Bobby Smith hat-trick to put Spurs out of reach. 

Smith even set up the fifth goal for George Robb four minutes from the end of the game to cap a fine solo performance.

Spurs: Ditchburn, Hills, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Ryden, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, Brooks, Robb
Man. City:  Trautmann, Leivers, Sear, Barnes, Ewing, Warhurst, Barlow, Hayes, Johnstone, McAdam, Sambrook
Attendance : -  37,539
Ref. : - A. E. Westwood (Warwicks)

28.09.1957 Tottenham lost 1-5 as Manchester City put in a fine performance at Maine Road and only Ron Reynolds' inspired performance stopped a bigger winning margin.

2-0 up by half-time, through goals from Bobby Johnstone and Joe Hayes, Spurs did get back into the game with a Ken Brannigan own goal. But then City stepped up a gear and goals from Colin Barlow and second goals from Hayes and Johnstone rounded off a big win for the Citizens.

Man. City:   , , Ken Brannigan, , , , Colin Barlow, , Joe Hayes, Bobby Johnstone,
Reynolds, , , , , , , , , ,
Attendance : -  22,497

22.08.1956 .

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Attendance : -  32,718

29.08.1956 .


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Attendance : -  33,443

22.08.1956 Manchester City hosted Tottenham in their second successive away game at the start of the 1956-57 season, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

A home goal gave City a sixth minute lead, but Spurs were level when Johnny Brooks finished Tommy Harmer's centre with 28 minutes gone.  Just after the restart, Roy Clarke restored Manchester City's lead, but with some good pressure, Tottenham earned a point with an equaliser from Terry Medwin with two minutes left on the clock.

Man. City:   , , , , , , , ,
Ditchburn, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, Brooks, Robb
Attendance : -  32,718

24.03.1956 Spurs completed their first ever "double" over City with a 2-1 home First Division win.

Bobby Smith hit the 33rd minute opener and it became 2-0 when Johnny Brooks converted a penalty before the interval. In the second half, Joe Hayes pulled a goal back for City, but it wasn't enough to prevent their defeat.

Spurs : - Reynolds, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, McClellan, Brooks, Duquemin, Bobby Smith, Robb
Man City : - Bert Trautmann, Bill Leivers, Roy Little,
Peter Barnes, Dave Ewing, Roy Paul, Bill Spurdle, Joe Hayes, Johnstone, Jack Dyson, Roy Clarke
Attendance : -  31,622
Referee : -  Mr L. Howarth (Yorkshire)
Linesmen : -  Mr. T. F. Hewison (Hampshire), Mr. C. W. Jenkins (Norfolk)
17.03.1956 Bobby Johnstone, known to the Maine Road faithful as Bobby Dazzler, scored the goal that took City back to Wembley, where they fulfilled captain Roy Paul's vow to win the Cup in 1956 after losing to Newcastle in the previous year's final.

An early corner by George Robb dropped for Dave Dunmore to drive a shot at goal that beat Bert Trautmann, but not Leivers on the goal-line and his block was only just out of reach of Len Duquemin hoping to poach a goal.  Bobby Smith was denied a goal by a questionable offside flag on 30 minutes, with City getting their game together and five minutes before the break, Johnstone headed home a left wing cross from point-blank range to break the deadlock.

Second half injuries hampered Maurice Norman and George Robb a little, with Johnny Brooks taking Norman's place in defence.  Harry Clarke was in fine form in the back line and Norman's presence up front almost brought a leveller, but his shot was scuffed at goal, proving no threat.

However, in the last few minutes, it appeared that Spurs should have had a penalty when Trautmann dropped the ball and then grabbed the ankle of Spurs forward in the box, but the referee played on, consigning Tottenham to their third consecutive semi-final defeat at Villa Park.

Spurs: Reynolds, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Dunmore, Brooks, Duquemin, Smith, Robb
Man. City: 
Bert Trautmann, Bill Leivers, Roy Little, Peter Barnes, Dave Ewing, Roy Paul, Bill Spurdle, Joe Hayes, Bobby Johnstone, Jack Dyson, Roy Clarke
Attendance : -  69,788
Referee :  -  Mr. J. W. Topliss (Grimsby)
Linesmen : -  Mr. K. Douglas (Peterborough) - Red Flag; Mr. B. T. Whickham (Trowbridge) - Yellow Flag

From Michael Tibby : -
Spurs were not doing particularly well in the league and had been playing Tommy Harmer at outside right for a few games. Semi-Final day was St Patrick’s Day and a photo in the paper showed Danny Blanchflower (I think on Euston Station) pinning shamrock onto Dave Dunmore’s lapel.

Because of rainy weather and a possible heavy pitch at Villa Park, Tommy Harmer (a genius on his day) had been dropped by Manager Jimmy Anderson in favour of Dave Dunmore, who had never fulfilled his potential.

Spurs lost 1-0 to a Bobby Johnstone goal, but there was tremendous controversy concerning George Robb.  Late in the game he was held by the legs by City’s German born ex paratrooper goalkeeper Bert Trautmann (who was to become the hero of the next year’s 1955 Cup Final). Extensive newspaper photographs, in frame by frame sequence, show George Robb, with the goal at his mercy, being clearly held by Trautmann with the ball to one side.  No-one could understand how the referee managed to miss this incident.

Bert received a lot of hate mail over this and obviously, being not long after WWII, you can imagine what it was like.

11.12.1954 A goal-less draw was notable for one player, as Spurs brought in Danny Blanchflower to replace the right half Bill Nicholson to make his Spurs debut. 


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Spurs:  , , , Blanchflower, , , , , , ,
Attendance : -   27,052

01.09.1952 Manchester City shared the points with Spurs in a 3-3 draw at White Hart Lane.

Bill Sowden and Jimmy Meadows had put City 2-0 ahead at half-time, but that was stretched to 3-0 after the turnaround by a second Sowden goal. Despite being virtually out of the match, Tottenham put in a rally to get a point with Sid McClellan, George Robb and in the last minute, Alf Ramsey hit a penalty in off the crossbar, with the ball bouncing down behind Bert Trautmann.

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Attendance : -  41,113

06.10.1951 .

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Ref. : - Mr. G. Tedds (Nottinghamshire)
Linesmen : -  Mr. H. C. Oliver (Bedfordshire); Mr. F C. B. Hullis (Suffolk)

01.02.1947 The away meeting with Manchester City in season 1946-47 was settled by a single goal from Eric Westwood.

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28.09.1946 In the first season of football after WWII, Spurs met City for the first time in the 1940s, playing a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

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11.03.1939 In the return match at White Hart Lane, City completed the double for the season with a 3-2 win as Sproston grabbed two goals, the second a late winning goal for the visitors. .

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05.11.1938 Spurs lost at Maine Road 0-2, with right back Bert Sproston turning out for City, a couple of days after joining from Tottenham.

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14.04.1934 Manchester City arrived at White Hart Lane as FA Cup finalists (and they were to win the trophy a week later) and in sixth position in the league table, but they were put to the sword by a hungry Spurs team.

Ernie Toseland gave City the lead in the match came from an error from Spurs keeper Joe Nicholls, but George Hunt and Taffy O'Callaghan both grabbed a brace apiece which was added to by a Willie Evans penalty to leave third placed Spurs, driven on by captain Arthur Rowe, 5-1 winners.

Spurs: Nicholls, Colquhoun, Whatley, Day, Rowe (c), Meads, McCormick, W. Evans, George Hunt, G.W. Hall O'Callaghan
Man. City : 
Frank Swift, Cann, Billy Dale, Matt Busby, Sam Cowan, McLuckie, ErnieToseland, Bobby Marshall, Fred Tilson, Heale, Payne
Attendance : -  24,576


15.01.1930 The Third Round FA Cup replay went the way of Manchester City, with Andy Thompson's goal the only consolation for Tottenham.

Matt Busby scored twice, with the other two goals coming from Ernie Toseland and Bobby Marshall.

Man. City: Barber, , , , Marshall, Busby, , , Toseland
Spurs: Spiers, Illingworth, Herod, Skitt, Cable, A. Lindsay, Osborne, Thompson, Harper, Cook, Dimmock
Crowd : 37,716

11.01.1930 Tottenham were taken back to Maine Road for a replay in this FA Cup Third round tie, but did enough to win.

Lewis Barber in goal for Manchester City played a blinder, but Manchester City took the lead with a controversial goal.  Ernie Toseland's goal was ruled out and a free-kick given to Spurs, but the ref spoke to the linesman and awarded the goal to City.  

City were reduced to ten men, when Barber punched his own full-back Mick Ridley, who had to leave the field.  Tottenham capitalised on their numerical advantage, as Osborne went past Jimmy McMullan and Bill Felton to shoot Tottenham level.  Billy Cook converted Andy Thompson's cross in the 75th minute to give Tottenham what looked like a winning lead, but City came back with Sam Cowan equalising with a 25 yard shot with five minutes left.

Spurs: Spiers, Illingworth, Herod, Skitt, Cable, A. Lindsay, Osborne, Thompson, Harper, Cook, Dimmock
Man. City: Barber, Ridley, McMullan, Felton, , , , , , Cowan, Toseland
Crowd : 37,000

02.05.1925 The final league match of the season saw a 1-0 home win for Manchester City at Maine Road with Jack Warner netting in the 16th minute.

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Man. City:   Warner, 
Crowd :  10,000

21.04.1924 Spurs, who were without a win in 12 games when Manchester City came to town, won out in this Easter Monday meeting 4-1 through goals from Harry Hargreaves 2, Jack Elkes and Alec Lindsay, with the reply coming from Tommy Johnson.

Spurs:  Blake, Clay, Brown, Smith, Lowe, Skinner, Walden, Elkes, Lindsay, Hargreaves, Dimmock
Man. City:  Johnson, 
Crowd :  11,739

18.02.1922 A goal by Pat Kelly for the visiting Manchester City team was not enough to stop Spurs progressing in this Second Round FA Cup tie, as goals from Bert Bliss and Charlie Wilson secured Tottenham's place in Round Three.

Spurs: Jacques, Clay, McDonald, Smith, Walters, Grimsdell, Walden, Seed, Wilson, Bliss, Dimmock
Man. City:  Kelly, 
Crowd : 53,810

31.01.1914 A FA Cup trip to City proved another fruitless journey for Tottenham, as goals from Fred Howard and Tommy Browell knocked Spurs out of the competition, despite a goal from Bert Bliss.

Man. City:  Howard, Browell
Spurs:  Joyce, Collins, Webster, Lightfoot, R. Steel, Grimsdell, Walden, Newman, Cantrell, Bliss, MIddlemiss
Crowd : 36,256

26.12.1912 Spurs enjoyed a Boxing Day 4-0 home victory in the First Division against Manchester City.

Man. City: Goodchild, Henry, Fletcher, Bottomley, Eadie, Dorsett, Lawrence, Taylor, Holford, Jones, Wallace
Crowd :  20,000
Ref. : -

25.12.1912 .

Man. City: Goodchild, Henry, Fletcher, Bottomley, Eadie, Dorsett, Wynn, Taylor, Holford, Jones, Wallace
Crowd :  30,000
Ref. : -

08.04.1912 The scorers from Good Friday were on the mark again to give City the double over Spurs this Easter.

With Tottenham unable to breach the City defence this time, Billy Jones and Joe Dorsett were both scorers in the 2-0 win.  This win kick-started a revival of seven wins in their last eight games to lift them from the bottom of the table to safety.

Spurs: Joyce, Morris, Britttan, Darnell, Rance, Kennedy, J. McTavish, Newman, Elliott, Bliss, Middlemiss
Man. City:  Goodchild, Henry, Fletcher, Bottomley, Lawrence, Jones, Wynn, Wall, Holford, Hoad, J. Dorsett
Attendance : -  20,000

05.04.1912 The Good Friday game at Hyde Road was won by the home side.  Billy "Lot" Jones and Joe Dorsett did the damage and although Ernie Newman got one back for Spurs, it was not enough to deprive the home side of the points.

Man. City:   Goodchild, Henry, Fletcher, Bottomley, Lawrence, Jones, Wynn, Wall, Holford, Hoad, J. Dorsett
Spurs:  Joyce, Collins, Britttan, Darnell, D. Steel, Lightfoot, J. McTavish, Newman, Minter, R. Steel, Middlemiss
Attendance : -  39,800

03.01.1911 Spurs travelled to Hyde Road for the reverse festive fixture with Manchester City, but were beaten 2-1 by the Citizens.


Man. City:  Smith, Chaplin, Kelso, G. Dorsett, Wall, Ross, Holford, Stewart, Smith, Jones, J. Dorsett
Attendance : 20,000
Ref. :

27.12.1910 .

Man. City:  Smith, Chaplin, Kelso, Jones, Brown, Wynn, HOlford, Stewart, Smith, Conlin, J. Dorsett

16.01.1909 Spurs scraped through this FA Cup First Round tie at Hyde Road in their first match in the competition as a League club.

Two goals from Billy Minter, one from Bobby Steel and a Tom Morris penalty proved just enough to edge out City, who's three goals all came from Tom Holford.

Man. City:  , , , , , , , , , , Holford
Spurs: Hewitson, Coquet, Burton, Morris, D. Steel, Darnell, Walton, Minter, Woodward, B. Steel, Middlemiss
Attendance : 20,000

NOTE : -  Spurs went on a short training break at Southport before the Manchester City FA Cup tie.
Tickets for away FA Cup tie at Manchester City were 3s (£0.15) and return fare was 11s (£0.55).

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