spurs v manchester city notes

05.11.1938 Bert Sproston was listed in the programme to play for Spurs, but transferred to City before the game and made his debut in light blue.
10.10.1960 Manchester City became the first team to take a point off Tottenham in the Double season.
21.08.1993 Paul Allen officially opened the new North Stand Disabled Enclosure.
18.04.2003 Manchester City record their first Premier League win at White Hart Lane.
03.12.2003 The first League Cup match between the two sides at White Hart Lane.
25.01.2004 The first FA Cup tie between the two sides at the City of Manchester Stadium.
13.05.2007 Stuart Pearce takes charge of the Manchester City team for the last time in his tenure as manager.  The match ended in a 2-1 home win for Spurs.
Pearce's first match in charge was on 19.03.2005 in a game at White Hart Lane that ended 2-1 to Spurs.
05.05.2010 Tottenham's 1-0 win at Eastlands in what was virtually a play-off for fourth place, gave them qualification to the Champions League for the first time.
16.12.2017 Manchester City's victory was the 16th consecutive game that they had won, a feat never achieved before in English football.


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Emmanuel Adebayor Former Arsenal striker who went to Manchester City on big money, but fell out of favour and was loaned to Tottenham, with the move being made permanent a year later in 2012.
Clive Allen A rare venture outside London for Clive, who joined City for a short time after having had such a successful time at Tottenham between 1984 and 1988.
Michael Brown Youth-teamer who progressed to the first team at City, but after a time at Sheffield United arrived at Spurs in 2004.
John 'Jack' Chaplin Signed for Spurs in May 1905, spending three seasons with the club before returning to his native Scotland.  Joined City in November 1910 and played 15 league matches before retiring.
Bill Felton -
Foster Hedley Played for City from March 1930 after joining from Nelson, then moved onto Chester before signing for Spurs in November 1933.  Played five matches for the senior side, netting one goal and left to sign for Millwall in June 1937 for 250.
Chris Jones Spurs youth product who managed just three games at Maine Road.
Neil McNab Young signing from Morton in 1974 could not oust Ardiles and Hoddle and went North to find first team football at Bolton and then moved on, turning up at City in 1983, making 200+ appearances.
Bobby Mimms Calamity keeper went to Man City on loan after leaving Tottenham.
Joe Moffat Played for the Spurs reserve side in 1900-01 and scored three goals in five Southern League games before he returned home to Scotland.  In May 1903, he joined City and stayed or three years scoring five times in 20 First Division matches.
Bert Sproston Came to Spurs from Leeds United for 9,500 in June 1938 and played just 9 league games, as he could not settle in London.  Joined City in 1938 for the same fee and made his debut against Tottenham !!  Spent ten years at Maine Road.
Alexander Steel Joined his two brothers at Tottenham when signed from City.
Paul Stewart  Was bought by Spurs from City as a forward, but ended up moving back to midfield, where he was effective for Spurs in winning the 1991 FA Cup.

Started his career at Spurs suspended for misdemeanours from his time at City.

Perry Suckling Keeper who played 39 games for City, but later became goalkeeping coach for Tottenham's Academy.
Kyle Walker Signed by Spurs as a youngster form Sheffield United and he achieved a high profile playing for Tottenham, including becoming an England international.  Fell out with Mauricio Pochettino as he wanted to leave at the end of the 2016-17 season, so was sidelined and left for Manchester City in the summer for 52 million.
Charlie Williams -
Clive Wilson -
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debuts against manchester city

Bert Bliss 08.04.1912
Jimmy Ross 14.03.1923
Alf Day 14.04.1934
Andy Duncan 16.03.1935
Danny Blanchflower 11.12.1954
Dave Mackay 21.03.1959
Stuart Beavon 03.02.1979
Tony Galvin 03.02.1979
Ally Dick 20.02.1982
Chris Armstrong 19.08.1995
Kazuyuki Toda 18.04.2003
Steven Bergwijn 02.02.2020


last game for the club - played against manchester city

Bert Elkin 03.01.1911
Ernie Newman 31.01.1914
Tom Collins 15.03.1915
Foster Hedley 16.03.1935
Charlie Whitchurch 01.02.1947
Alan Grubb 27.08.1952
Tommy Harmer 16.04.1960
Jimmy Robertson 12.10.1968
Gerry Armstrong 22.10.1980
Peter Taylor 22.10.1980
John Chiedozie 30.08.1986
Gudni Bergsson 24.03.1993


first goal for the club - scored against manchester city

Jimmy Kennedy 03.01.1911
Harry Hargreaves 21.04.1924
Arthur Hitchins 11.03.1939
Keith Osgood 22.11.1975
Kevin Watson 28.11.1992
Helder Postiga 03.12.2003
Calum Davenport 17.12.2006
Etienne Capoue 29.01.2014
Toby Alderweireld 26.09.2015
Steven Bergwijn 02.02.2020


last goal for the club - scored against manchester city

Walter Tull 27.12.1910
Jimmy Kennedy 03.01.1911
Harry Sparrow 15.03.1915
Bert Smith 10.11.1924
Arthur Hitchins 11.03.1939
Neil Johnson 13.12.1969
Terry Gibson 05.02.1983
Andy Turner 24.03.1993
Ilie Dumitrescu 22.10.1994
Chris Perry 23.12.2002
Gary Doherty 25.01.2004
Christian Ziege 04.02.2004
Pascal Chimbonda 07.12.2007



05.11.1938 Eric Westwood makes his Manchester City debut at Maine Road.
27.09.1975 Pat Jennings makes his 418th League appearance for Spurs, breaking Ted Ditchburn's previous record at the time.
12.11.1955 Tottenham play their 1,500th League match.
22.10.1980 Glenn Hoddle plays his 150th match for Spurs.
13.01.1996 Sol Campbell makes his 100th Spurs appearance.
23.12.2002 The last league match to be played between the two sides at Maine Road

Shaun Goater plays his 200th game for City.


Arni Aranson makes his City debut in goal.

12.04.2004 Nicolas Anelka makes his 150th English League appearance.

Sun Jihai makes his 100th appearance for an English football.

11.12.2004 Paul Bosvelt makes his 50th appearance for Manchester City.

Frederic Kanoute scores his 50th goal in English football (West Ham and Tottenham).

19.03.2005 Stephen Kelly makes the 50th league appearance of his career.

Stuart Pearce's first game in charge of Manchester City.

17.12.2006 Martin Jol manages Spurs for the 100th time.

Darius Vassell makes his 50th start for City.

13.05.2007 Robbie Keane makes his 200th Tottenham appearance.

Tottenham play their 2,500th League match since the end of World War II.

The first goal that Manchester City conceded was their 300th in the Premier League.

The loss was Manchester City's 100th Premier League defeat.

Georgios Samaras makes his 50th Premiership appearance.


Didier Zokora makes his 50th Premier League appearance for Tottenham.

Victory gave City 500 Premier League points.

09.11.2008 This home defeat was Manchester City's 1,500th loss in League football.

Ledley King makes his 250th career club appearance for Tottenham.


Valeri Bojinov scores his first goal for Manchester City.

With one goal conceded, Tottenham Hotspur set a new club record for the least home goals scored in a league season - just 10, albeit in only 19 games compared to 11 in 21 games in 1919-20.

16.12.2009 Tottenham's win was their 800th home win in the top flight.
14.08.2010 Gareth Barry plays his 400th Premier League match.

Manchester City handed debuts to Yaya Toure, Aleksander Kolarov and David Silva.

10.05.2011 Manchester City's win sees them qualify for the Champions League for the first time.
28.08.2011 Edin Dzeko scores four in City's 5-1 win at White Hart Lane.
22.01.2012 The win was Manchester City's 200th victory in the Premier League.

Carlos Tevez would made his 100th appearance for Manchester City.

21.04.2012 Benoit Assou-Ekotto made his 200th career appearance for Tottenham.

Clint Dempsey's goal in this game was Tottenham's 200th against City in competitive matches.

29.01.2014 Stefan Jovetic scores his first goal for Manchester City.
18.10.2014 Manchester City score their 50th Premier League goal against Spurs with their fourth of the match.
26.09.2015 Tottenham's first goal, scored by Eric Dier,  was their 50th Premier League goal against Manchester City.
21.01.2017 Harry Kane plays his 100th Premier League game for Tottenham.

Gabriel Jesus makes his Manchester City debut.

29.10.2018 Raheem Sterling makes his 200th Premier League career appearance.
02.02.2020 Steven Bergwijn becomes the 250th Premier League player to score on his debut.


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