spurs v manchester united match reports

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10.01.1998 Two Ryan Giggs goals gave Manchester United the win in this Premier League meeting. 

Baardsen was in early action to stop Andy Cole from scoring, while the defence worked hard to deny United any chances.  Two minutes before the break, Giggs hit a shot past our Norwegian keeper, after our keeper spilled Beckham's cross and then headed a second in the 67th minute to seal the win.  

Baardsen did well to keep Sheringham's effort out and Spurs did not give up, with Klinsmann shooting just wide and debutant Nicola Berti hitting a shot just too high, but it was not enough to beat United.

Teams : 
Man U  -  G. Neville, Johnsen, Pallister; Giggs, Beckham; Cole, Sheringham.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Baardsen, Carr, Vega, Campbell, Wilson, Clemence (Sinton), Fox (Brady), Calderwood, Berti, Dominguez, Klinsmann, 
Subs not used :  Brown, Mabbutt, Mahorn
Attendance : - 
55,281

10.08.1997 This was the first time Tottenham had been allocated a home match to open a campaign since the Premier League began and the game was played out in front of an empty North Stand, which was being redeveloped. 

Roy Keane had a early chance with a fifth minute header that went over the bar, then debutant Les Ferdinand forced Schmeichel into two saves, while Ramon Vega had two close attempts.  Spurs had a penalty shout denied, when Paul Scholes appeared to foul Vega in a match of few chances.  Walker stopped efforts from Sheringham and Cruyff, while Nielsen and Vega both missed the target at the other end.  Spurs fans were howling with laughter when Sheringham completely missed his kick in front of Ian Walker's goal.  Ferdinand looked like reaching Nielsen's cross until Phil Neville stretched a leg to get there first in the 76th minute. 

Allan Nielsen's 81st minute tackle on Sheringham unfortunately took the ball straight into the path of Nicky Butt, who fired past Walker.  Tottenham's woe was compounded within 60 seconds, as Vega sliced David Beckham's cross into his own goal.

So, even though Spurs slipped to a 2-0 defeat, the Spurs crowd had something to celebrate - the fact that a penalty awarded to United for handball against Justin Edinburgh - his sliding tackle on Jordi Cruyff saw his arm make contact with the ball - was taken by recent defectee Teddy Sheringham and he could only hit it against the post.

Teams : 
Spurs  -  Walker, Carr, Campbell, Vega, Edinburgh, Nielsen, Howells, Clemence (Sinton 73), Ginola, Iversen, Ferdinand.
Subs not used : Baardsen, Calderwood, Scales, Fenn
Man U  -  Schmeichel,
Irwin, Johnsen, Pallister, P. Neville, Scholes (Beckham 64), Butt, Keane, Giggs, Sheringham, Cruyff
Subs not used : 
van der Gouw, G. Neville, McClair, Poborsky
Attendance : -   26,359
Ref. : - Graham Poll (Herts)

Weather : -   Hot, humid,

Note :
David Ginola, Stephen Clemence and Les Ferdinand made their debuts
 

12.01.1997 Spurs lost out 1-2 in this Premier League against United, who took the lead through Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on 22 minutes.  Rory Allen nodded in an unconventional equaliser from a blocked shot a minute before the half-time interval.  However, it was a well constructed goal that won the game for United, with the ball being laid back to David Beckham, who powered home his shot from 30 yards with fifteen minutes remaining.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr (Fox 83), Vega (Austin 70), Campbell, Edinburgh, Calderwood, Howells, Wilson, Sinton, R. Allen, Iversen.
Subs not used :   Baardsen, Nethercott, Rosenthal
Man U -  Schmeichel, Johnsen (Casper 79), May, Pallister, G. Neville, Keane,  Beckham, Giggs, Scholes (Poborsky 70), Solskjaer (Cole 89), Cantona
Subs not used :  Van Der Gouw, McClair
Attendance : -  33,026

05.01.1997 An injury hit Spurs put up a good fight in the FA Cup Third Round tie, but ended up losing out to a United side on a good run. 

Youngsters Neale Fen and Rory Allen led the Tottenham attack, but they had few chances, as United went through thanks to goals from Paul Scholes and a fine free-kick from David Beckham.

Teams : 
Man U  Scholes, Beckham.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Fenn, R. Allen
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  52,495

29.09.1996 Spurs slipped to defeat at Old Trafford in this Premier League game, but only after being denied a goal when the referee ruled out David Howells' strike for offside.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer netted in the 39th minute and then added another in the second half to give United a 2-0 win. 

Teams : 
Man U -  Solskjaer.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Howells, 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  54,943

24.03.1996 Premier League.

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  50,157

01.01.1996 Spurs opened up 1996 with a convincing 4-1 Premier League win over Manchester United.

The two teams sat second (United) and third (Spurs) and absences had robbed both sides of regular starters.  An injury to Peter Schmeichel in the pre-match warm-up saw him struggle through the first half, but leave the action at the break and debutant William Prunier failed to adjust to the pace of the Premiership as Spurs tore into the Red Devils.

Spurs strikers Teddy Sheringham and Chris Armstrong had both been denied by the woodwork before the latter set up the former to fire home on 35 minutes.  United hit straight back though, with Phil Neville putting in a low ball for Andrew Cole to convert.  However, Tottenham went into the interval 2-1 up as Dean Austin's cross was powered home by Sol Campbell's head.

With substitute keeper Kevin Pilkington on between the sticks, Spurs continued to press forward and three minutes after the restart Chris Armstrong got Tottenham's third.  United strove to get back into the game, but Ian Walker denied them with some good stops and when he was beaten, Ronnie Rosenthal was on hand to clear off the goal-line.  It  was left to Armstrong to round off the scoring with a towering 66th minute header to complete United's misery.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Walker, Austin, Campbell, Rosenthal, Sheringham (c), Armstrong.
Subs not used : 
Man U -  Schmeichel (Pilkington 46), P. Neville, Prunier, Beckham, Cole.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  32,852

15.03.1995 Premier League.

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  43,802

27.08.1994 Premier League.

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Teams : 
Spurs - Walker, Carr, Edinburgh, Vega, Campbell, Nielsen, Ginola, Ferdinand
Subs not used : 
Man U : -  Schmeichel, , , , , Cruyff, Sheringham, Scholes, Beckham, Butt, .
Subs not used : 

Attendance : -   24,502
Ref. : - Graham Poll (Herts)
 

15.01.1994 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   31,343

16.10.1993 .

Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   44,655

09.01.1993 Tottenham's only satisfaction from this 1-4 defeat at Old Trafford was a goal against Manchester United by Nick Barmby. 

Teddy Sheringham played the ball to Barmby, who fed Paul Allen out wide, who crossed in low for the little forward to dart in and head past Peter Schmeichel in the United goal.  The goal was a mere consolation coming two minutes from the end of the match.

By then goals from Eric Cantona (40 mins), Denis Irwin (52), Brian McClair (53) and Paul Parker (58) sealed a comfortable win for United.

Teams : 
Man U -  Peter
Schmeichel, Paul Parker, Gary Pallister, Steve Bruce, Denis Irwin, Lee Sharpe, Brian McClair, Paul Ince (Mike Phelan 67), Ryan Giggs (Andrei Kanchelskis 74), Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes.
Subs not used :  Les Sealey
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Austin (Bergsson 81), Mabbutt , Ruddock, Edinburgh, Paul Allen, Howells, Nayim (Anderton 70), Samways, Sheringham, Barmby .
Subs not used :  Walker
Attendance : -   35,648

19.09.1992 Spurs drew 1-1 with Manchester United in the Premier League at White Hart Lane.

Teddy Sheringham had an effort cleared off the goal-line before Ryan Giggs took the ball off Dean Austin, who had slipped over.  He nut-megged Jason Cundy and went racing in on goal to take the ball to his left and around Erik Thorstvedt to slide it into the net to make it 0-1 to United.  However, after the break, Spurs got their game together and Paul Allen fed the ball to Andy Gray, passing it on to Sheringham and the Spurs striker crossed beyond everyone in the goalmouth to Gordon Durie, who finished the move at the far post from five yards out to level the scores.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Thorstvedt, Austin, Cundy, , , A. Gray,  P. Allen, Sheringham, Durie
Subs not used : 
Man U -  , , , , , , , , , , Giggs.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   33,296

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

28.09.1991 United took the lead with Mark Hughes scoring from what looked like an offside position in the 21st minute, but Spurs got back into it with a goal on 38 minutes from Gordon Durie.  Samways took a quick free-kick and played in Nayim, who passed to Lineker.  His shot was knocked down by Schmeichel and Durie was on hand to put the ball into the net.  

Paul Stewart's second yellow card reduced Spurs to ten men in the 75th minute, but Mabbutt flashed a header wide and Walker made a fine save from Giggs when clean through.  When Bryan Robson headed a late winner from a free-kick ten minutes from the end, it was a bitter pill to swallow when it had been such an even match.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Wlaker, Bergsson (Howells), Tuttle, Mabbutt, Sedgley, Nayim (Houghton), Stewart, Samways, P. Allen, Lineker, Durie
Man U -   Schemeichel, Pallister, Robson, Giggs, Hughes
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  35,087

Scott Houghton made his debut as a late substitute.

20.05.1991 An end of season meeting saw Man U show off the European Cup-Winners Cup and Tottenham the FA Cup and as well as sharing the silverware, they also shared the points.

Paul Ince's shot from a narrow angle gave the home side an eighth minute lead, but Tottenham managed to squeeze a point out of the game when John Hendry headed a 52nd minute equaliser.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bosnich, Irwin, Bruce, Pallister, Donaghy, Blackmore, Robson, D. Wallace, Ince, McClair, Hughes,.
Subs not used :  Bergsson
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Edinburgh, Mabbutt, Sedgley, Fenwick, Samways, Howells, Stewart, Walsh, Hendry, Lineker
Subs not used : Robins
Attendance : -   46,791

01.01.1991 Paul Gascoigne harsh dismissal for abuse believed to be directed at the referee left Tottenham with a Herculean task, but they nearly managed it.

 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, M. Thomas, Mabbutt, Sedgley (Moran 68), van den Hauwe, Howells, Nayim, Gascoigne, P. Allen, Lineker, Stewart
Subs not used :  Bergsson
Man U -  Sealey, Irwin (Martin 82), Bruce, Pallister, Blackmore, Phelan (Robins 68), Webb, Ince, Sharpe, Hughes, McClair
Attendance : -   29,399

21.04.1990 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   33,317

16.12.1989 Tottenham recorded a rare win at Old Trafford with a single goal from Gary Lineker.

Bobby Mimms was alert in the Tottenham goal to deny Hughes and McClair, while Stewart and Lineker twice had hit the woodwork.  The only goal of the match came in the 68th minute when Paul Gascoigne put Lineker in to beat the Man U keeper from 20 yards out.

Teams : 
Man U -  Leighton, McClair, Hughes.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Mimms, Gascoigne, Stewart, Lineker
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  36,230

25.10.1989 League Cup Round Three.

Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

05.02.1989 Brian McClair's 57th minute goal gave United the lead in a First Division match at Old Trafford, but it was Jim Leighton in the home goal who preserved the lead with a fine flying save from David Howells' volley late in the game.

Teams : 
Man U -  Leighton, , , , , , , , McClair.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , Howells, , , 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   41,423

01.10.1988 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   29,318

23.02.1988 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   25,731

26.09.1987 .

Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   47,601

04.05.1987

An end of season 4-0 win for Spurs at the Lane, with second place still up for grabs.

Defender Mitchell Thomas scored twice, one an overhead kick, while Clive Allen grabbed his 33rd goal of the season and his cousin Paul Allen added the fourth goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , M. Thomas, , , , , P. Allen, , , , C. Allen
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   36,692

24.03.1986 Division One. 

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  50,157

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

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Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

16.12.1983 BBC TV televised this game and Tottenham ran out wearing the name of 'Holsten' on their shirts for the first ever time.  The one match deal was such a success that it was quickly extended to 1986 and then beyond that date, so lucrative was the partnership.

The match attracted a smaller than expected attendance, leading to the home side claiming over 300,000 from the fund to compensate sides for people staying away to watch it at home.  They saw Arthur Graham give United a 12th minute lead, but this was cancelled out in the 53rd minute by Alan Brazil's overhead kick.  However, a minute later, Kevin Moran slid in a well worked free-kick with Strachan being given the ball at the side of the wall and crossing low to the far post.  

Graham added a 74th minute header to put Man U further ahead, but Ardiles played in Falco to hit a rising shot straight after to get Spurs back in it.  However, Moran's second on 80 minutes wrapped up the victory for the home team.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Moran, Strachan, Graham, Hughes.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Clemence, Ardiles, Falco, Brazil
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  33,616

17.04.1982 Manchester United took the points in this First Division meeting 2-0 at Old Trafford.

As Paul Price went in for a Arthur Albiston cross, his challenge with Frank Stapleton was deemed to be worthy of a penalty by the ref and the spot-kick was converted by Steve Coppell.  It was Albiston who was the supplier once more, when Scott McGarvey headed in with three minutes remaining to seal the win.

Teams : 
Man U -  Albiston, Stapleton, McGarvey, Coppell.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -   Miller (Price),
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  50,724
Ref. :  -  Derek Lloyd

21.11.1981 Spurs earned a 3-1 win over Manchester United at White Hart Lane in the First Division.

Spurs played towards the Paxton Road end in the first half and a corner by Glenn Hoddle was headed on by Graham Roberts, but defender Mike Duxbury nodded the ball up into the air.  Roberts went up for the ball again and it dropped to Mike Hazard, whose shot was deflected on it's way past Paddy Roche in the United goal.

Another Hoddle corner this time found Roberts unmarked and his header went down past the keeper to make it 2-0, but before half time, Garry Birtles scored for United when a Ray Wilkins free kick was swung in and headed back across goal for the striker to hook a shot back across Clemence and into the net.

Spurs wrapped the game up in the second half when a poor pass by United was intercepted by Steve Archibald on the edge of the box and he buried the ball into the net with his left foot.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Roberts, Perryman (c), Hoddle, Hazard, Ardiles, Galvin, Archibald, Crooks
Subs not used :  Gibson
Man U -  Roche, Duxbury, Albiston, Wilkins (c), Moran, Buchan (Nicholl), Robson, Birtles, Stapleton, Moses, McIlroy.
Attendance : -   35,534
Man U ticket prices - seats 4, standing 2

28.10.1981 A single Micky Hazard goal gave Spurs victory in this League Cup Second Round second leg tie at Old Trafford.  Added to the same score-line in the first leg, Tottenham progressed through to the next round.

 

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Gidman, Albiston, Wilkins, Moran, Buchan, Robson, Birtles (Duxbury), Stapleton, Moses, Coppell.
Sub. not used :  Duxbury
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  55,890

07.10.1981 .

 

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  Bailey, Gidman, Albiston, Wilkins, Moran, Buchan, Coppell, Birtles (Duxbury), Stapleton, McIlroy, Robson.
Attendance : -  39,333
Man U ticket prices - seats 4, standing 2

12.04.1980 A 4-1 home win for Manchester United was sealed with goals from Ray Wilkins and a hat-trick from Andy Ritchie.  .

 

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, McQueen, Buchan, Coppell, Wilkins, Jordan, Ritchie, Thomas .
Sub. not used :  Moran
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   ,

09.01.1980 Spurs won at Old Trafford against all the odds, when a very physical challenge by Joe Jordan on Milija Aleksic left the Spurs goalie being carried off on a stretcher with a broken jaw.  With him seemed to go Tottenham's FA Cup hopes, as midfield maestro Glenn Hoddle had to take over the gloves.

Spurs battled away and kept plugging away, bravely taking the tie into extra time, with Hoddle withstanding Jordan's aerial attentions.  It was then that the Argentinian pair of Ardiles and Villa linked up to produce a winner.  Ricky jinked into the penalty area, laid the ball back, almost psychically knowing Ardiles would be there to sweep it into the net to give Tottenham a highly unexpected 1-0 win.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Houston, McIlroy, McQueen, Buchan, Coppell, Wilkins, Jordan, Macari, Thomas (McGrath).
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Aleksic (Pratt), Hughton, McAllister, Yorath, Miller, Perryman, Ardiles, Armstrong, Gibson, Hoddle, Villa
Attendance : -  53,762

05.01.1980 A dubious penalty converted by Sammy McIlroy saved Manchester United in this FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane.

Ossie Ardiles had swept the ball home to give Tottenham the lead, but a supposed push on Gordon McQueen from a set-piece saw the referee give a spot-kick, when it looked as though nobody had touched the Scots centre-half.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Aleksic, Hughton, McAllister, Yorath, Perryman, Hoddle, Ardiles, Villa
Sub. not used : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Houston, McIlroy, McQueen, Buchan, Coppell, Wilkins, Jordan, Macari, Thomas.
Sub. not used : -
Attendance : -    45,207
Ref. : - Pat Patridge

01.12.1979 Manchester United took the points on their visit to White Hart Lane for a Division One game.

Goals from Steve Coppell and Lou Macari gave the visitors the advantage, with Tottenham's goal coming from Glenn Hoddle.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Grimes, McIlroy, Moran, Buchan, Coppell, Wilkins, Jordan, Macari, Thomas.
Sub. not used : -  Houston
Attendance : -    51,389

05.09.1979 A 3-1 win for Manchester United in the League Cup Second Round second leg saw them through with an own goal, Steve Coppell and Mickey Thomas on the score-sheet.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, Houston (Ritchie), Buchan, Coppell, Wilkins, Jordan, Macari, Thomas.
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -    48,292

29.08.1979 Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the first leg  of this League Cup Second Round tie with Manchester United.

The White Hart Lane crowd were treated to a stunning goal from Glenn Hoddle after he had been set up by Ossie Ardiles from a free kick.  Played up into the air outside of the penalty area on the right side, Hoddle cracked a waist-high volley past Gary Bailey at the Park Lane end with ferocious power.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Albiston, Paterson, McQueen, Buchan, Ritchie, Wilkins, Jordan, Macari, Thomas.
Sub. not used : Grimes
Attendance : -    29,163

21.04.1979 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -    ,
United fans paid 1 for tickets to the game.

14.03.1979 Spurs were beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford as the sides travelled North to play out the FA Cup Sixth Round replay.

Sammy McIlroy and Joe Jordan scored the goals that put United through to the semi-finals.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, Nicholl, Albiston, McIlroy, McQueen, Buchan, Coppell, J. Greenhoff, Jordan, Grimes, Thomas.
Subs not used :  Ritchie
Spurs -  Kendall, , , , Ardiles,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  55,584

10.03.1979 A goal from Ossie Ardiles gave Tottenham the lead in this FA Cup Sixth Round tie at White Hart Lane, but Mickey Thomas pulled a goal back to take the tie to a replay.

Spurs applied most of the pressure in the first half, with Chris Jones having a goal disallowed for a foul on Gary Bailey when the United keeper dropped a high ball at his feet.  Don McAllister thundered a header against Bailey's bar and Glenn Hoddle fired a 20 yard shot straight at the keeper.  Spurs won a free-kick on the right side of centre about 30 yards out and Perryman curled it into the area, where Ossie Ardiles had ghosted in across a defender and headed into the net, with Bailey having come out to try to take the ball. 

Sammy McIlroy was booked for taking out Ardiles, as Spurs kept up their attacks, with Bailey scrambling to his left to save when Hoddle volleyed back a headed clearance by Gordon McQueen.  Just before the half-time interval Spurs had a good shout for a penalty when Martin Buchan slid in on Ardiles and did not appear to take the ball, but the referee was not interested in the claims.

The second half saw United move forward more and Steve Coppell had broken through the middle of the Spurs defence early on but when he got six yards out, he fluffed his shot under pressure from Terry Naylor.  Jimmy Greenhoff shot narrowly wide from the right before Mark Kendall reacted well to push Micky Thomas' header wide.  From the resulting corner, Thomas flicked the ball on at the near post and it dropped for him, off McQueen's backside, to force it in from close range for the equaliser.

United went looking for the winning goal and Andy Ritchie hit the top of the bar with a header from Greenhoff's cross.  Spurs had another claim for a penalty when Jones was bundled over by McQueen as he went for a header, but the refusal by the ref got the Spurs forward for his protests.

Chances still came at each end, with Pratt forcing Bailey to a low save with a 20 yard shot and Steve Perryman almost let United in with a back-pass that was intercepted by Coppell.  He went around Kendall, but his ball into the goalmouth was cleared by John Lacy at the near post.  Substitute Peter Taylor broke through on the right side of the box and hit a shot across goal, before Sammy McIlroy had the last chance, breaking away down the United right, cutting into the penalty area to turn inside Perryman and his shot across the six yard box was kicked away from in front of goal by Naylor to leave the two sides facing a replay in a few days time.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Kendall, Naylor, McAllister, Lacy, Holmes, Perryman (cpt), Hoddle, Perryman, Pratt, Ardiles, Villa (P. Taylor), Chris Jones
Subs not used : 
Man U -  Gary Bailey, Jimmy Nicholl, Arthur Albiston, Sammy McIlroy, Gordon McQueen, Martin Buchan (cpt), Steve Coppell, Jimmy Greenhoff, Andy Ritchie (Joe Jordan), Ashley Grimes, Micky Thomas.
Manager : - Dave Sexton
Attendance : -  51,800
Re. : - Keith Hackett (Sheffield)

16.12.1978 Goals from Sammy McIlroy and Andy Ritchie sealed a 2-0 home win for United when the sides met in the First Division at Old Trafford.

Teams : 
Man U -  Bailey, B. Greenhoff, Houston (Paterson), McIlroy, McQueen, Buchan, Coppell, J. Greenhoff, Ritchie, Macari, Thomas
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  52,026

12.02.1977 Spurs slumped to a 1-3 home defeat to Manchester United as they hovered above the relegation zone.

Goals from a Sammy McIlroy header, Gordon Hill and a close range finish from Lou Macari gave United the points.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Keeley, Gorman, Hoddle, Perryman, 
Sub. not used : 
Man U -  Alex Stepney, Jimmy Nicholl, Stewart Houston, Sammy McIlroy, Brian Greenhoff, Martin Buchan, Steve Coppell, Jimmy Greenhoff, Stuart Pearson, Lou Macari, Gordon Hill.
Sub. not used : Gerry Daly
Attendance : -  46,946

04.09.1976 Without a league win in the first three games of the season, it was a major surprise that Tottenham won at Old Trafford.  

Winger Steve Coppell had put United in front after 16 minutes, with Stuart Pearson netting a second before half-time, as Spurs gave the home side a great deal of space, time and respect.  The second period was very different, as Spurs set about United in a determined fashion.  A goal from Ralph Coates, which swung straight in past the confused United keeper from a 56th minute corner put Tottenham back in it, while Ian Moores scored his first Spurs league goal after Naylor and Neighbour set up the opening for him.  With just ten minutes remaining on the clock, a left-footed drive from substitute John Pratt flew into the net for the winner to give Spurs all the points.

Teams : 
Man U -  Alex Stepney, Jimmy Nicholl, Stewart Houston, Gerry Daly, Brian Greenhoff, Martin Buchan, Steve Coppell, Sammy McIlroy (David McCreery), Stuart Pearson, Lou Macari, Gordon Hill.
Spurs -  Daines, Naylor, McAllister, Hoddle, Willie Young, Osgood, Coates (Pratt), Perryman, Moores, Chris Jones, Neighbour 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   60,723
Ref. : - 
 

17.01.1976 Spurs were facing a Man. U side back in the top flight after returning from Division Two as champions, but who had shot to the top of the table. 

Gordon Hill had given the visitors the lead, but Spurs pulled back a goal when John Duncan's low, angled shot beat Alex Stepney all ends up.  Try as they might, neither side could break through again and settled for the draw.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings; Naylor, Young, Osgood, McAllister; Coates, Perryman
(cpt), Pratt, Neighbour; Chivers, Duncan
Sub not used : 
Manchester United : - Alex Stepney, Alex Forsyth, Stewart Houston, Gerry Daly, Brian Greenhoff, Martin Buchan (cpt), Steve Coppell, Sammy McIlroy (David McCreery), Stuart Pearson, Lou Macari, Gordon Hill
Sub not used : 
Manager : - Tommy Docherty
Ref. : - Jack Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Linesmen : - Mr. K. R. Bell (Hants) Red flag; Mr. B. Hill (Northants) Yellow flag
Attendance : -  49,198

London Girl Pipers provided pre-match and half-time entertainment.
 

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06.09.1975 A 2-3 defeat at Old Trafford was a disappointing result from Tottenham's trip to play Manchester United in the First Division.

Spurs could have doubled their goal tally, but Chris Jones' opening goal a header from Jimmy Neighbour's free-kick - was cancelled out when John Pratt's clearance hit Ian Smith and the ball went into the Tottenham goal.

Gerry Daly put United ahead just before the break from the penalty spot and then the same player gave the home team a two goal cushion two minutes after the break.

Spurs went forward with attacking intent, with Jimmy Neighbour hitting a penalty kick against the bar and in the 82nd minute, they were rewarded with a second goal as Martin Chivers drove in from outside the box on the right side of the D.

Teams : 
Man U : - Brian Greenhoff, Gerry Daly,
Sub. not used : 
Spurs : - Jennings, I. Smith (Chivers), Naylor, Pratt, Osgood, McAllister, McNab, Perryman (cpt), Neighbour, Chris Jones, Duncan.
Sub.
not used : 
Ref. : -

Crowd : - 51,641
 
07.12.1974 .

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Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs. not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

Goal times
Manchester United
First goal 32m 43s
Second goal 34m 46s
Third goal 39m 55s
 

23.03.1974 Manchester United had been in the bottom four for most of the season and Ralph Coates single goal gave Tottenham a 1-0 win that plunged the home side to the bottom place.

The nervousness affected United and Spurs played a freer game, with the goal coming early in the second half.  Martin Chivers' long throw deflected off a United defender and fell kindly to Ralph Coates around the penalty spot to rifle low past the keeper with his left foot.

United pressed towards the end, but John Pratt and Chris McGrath has chances to score on the breakaway, but Spurs had to settle for the one goal win.

Teams : 
Man U -  Buchan, ,
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, R. Evans, England, Beal, Naylor, Pratt, Perryman, Peters, Coates, McGrath, Chivers
Sub. not used :  Dillon
Attendance : -  36,278

10.11.1973 Two fine goals for Spurs won the day against Manchester United in the First Division at the Lane.

Martin Chivers showed a striker's instinct when he took the ball on the edge of the United box and struck the ball low past Alex Stepney to hand Tottenham the advantage  Cyril Knowles conceded an own goal to put United back in the game straight away, with George Best's shot hitting him on the way in, but he made amends for his error with a superb curling free-kick around the wall before half-time to win the match for Spurs.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, England, Beal, Knowles, Naylor, Pratt, Perryman, Peters, McGrath, Chivers (Gilzean)
Man U -  Holton, Brian Greenhoff, Kidd, Graham, Best, .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  42,756
Ref. : - Peter Baldwin (Middlesbrough)
 

24.03.1973 A dull First Division game finished 1-1 with George Graham scoring early on for United and Martin Chivers finally secured a point with a late breakthrough to equalise.  Chivers equalised by powering a low shot from the edge of the box past Jimmy Rimmer, who had closed him down and two defenders on the line at the Park Lane end.

Jimmy Pearce later went close with a header.
 

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, Dillon, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Sub. not used : 
Naylor
Programme line-up -
Man U - 
Jimmy Rimmer, Tony Young, Steve James, George Graham, Jim Holton, Martin Buchan, Willie Morgan, Brian Kidd, Bobby Charlton (cpt), Lou Macari, Mick Martin .
Sub. not used : 
Anderson
Attendance : -  50,017
Ref. Mr. John Gow (Swansea)
Linesmen : Mr. R. Croysdale (Northumberland) - Red flag; Mr. R. Glasson (Wiltshire) - Yellow flag

Goal times-
First goal 6m 20s
Second goal 84m 26s
 

28.10.1972 Martin Peters completed an outstanding individual display of finishing to see Spurs win 4-1.  The England midfielder netted his first goal in the 20th minute, then hit two quick goals to claim a hat-trick by the 35th minute.

Into the second half, Bobby Charlton scored for the home side, but Peters was on the mark again when he headed in Cyril Knowles' cross.

Teams : 
Man U -  Stepney, Watson, Dunne, Law, Sadler, Buchan, Morgan, MacDougall, Davies, Best, Charlton.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Dillon, Knowles, Peters
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

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04.03.1972 Spurs had a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane in this First Division game against Manchester United to make it a disappointing debut for Martin Buchan.

Roger Morgan went close with a shot after racing onto a long ball into the left side of the box, while Ray Evans did well to get in a block to a George Best shot after the United winger pulled his left foot back just inside the box.

Tottenham had three good opportunities in the first half, with Morgan's corner finding Alan Gilzean's head, but it went wide, before England had a headed chance from a corner and Martin Chivers shot too high after Gilzean had provided the opening.

However, Spurs scored twice in two minutes in the middle of the second half to take both points. Steve Perryman emphatically hit the ball into the United net for the first goal (67 minutes and 28 seconds) and almost straight away, Martin Chivers fired home from a free-kick, giving Alex Stepney no chance (69 minutes and 09 seconds).

United pushed to get back in the game and put the Spurs goal under pressure towards the end, but there were few clear chances for the visitors. Bobby Charlton had a shot go wide, with Best twice testing Pat Jennings and other chances saw Willie Morgan go close with a shot and Charlton curl an effort just off target for United, who slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Holder, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Gilzean, Chivers (Pratt), Peters (cpt), Morgan
Man U -  Alex Stepney, Tom O'Neil, Tony Dunne, Martin Buchan, Steve James, David Sadler, Willie Morgan, Alan Gowling, Bobby Charlton (cpt), George Best, Dennis Law.
Sub. not used : Francis Burns
Kit : -
Red shirts, white shorts, black socks with red/white turnover
Manager : - Frank O'Farrell
Ref. : - Mr. Roger Kirkpatrick (Leicestershire)
Linesmen : Mr. A. R. Glasson (Wilts) - Red flag; Mr. F. C. Lane (Sussex) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -  54,814
 

13.11.1971 Sammy McIlroy and two from Denis Law sunk Spurs 1-3 at Old Trafford.

Spurs grabbed a consolation goal when Martin Chivers rose magnificently to power home a header from ten yards out.

Teams : 
Man U - 
Alex Stepney, O'Neil, Francis Burns, Alan Gowling, Steve James, David Sadler, Willie Morgan, Sammy McIlroy, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best.
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Chivers, Gilzean
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  54,058

06.02.1971 Tottenham started well at Old Trafford, but fell behind to a skilful lob over Pat Jennings and Phil Beal on the line from George Best after he had chested the ball down in the 15th minute and then went 0-2 down in the 23rd minute when Willie Morgan netted from the penalty spot.  Spurs got back in the game quickly, when Peters drove home as Chivers jumped over the ball, deceiving Alex Stepney.  We then went close with Gilzean and Neighbour troubling the United defence, but Best hit the bar and Alan Gowling shot narrowly too high with a fierce drive in the last minute. 

Teams : 
Man U - 
Alex Stepney, John Fitzpatrick, Francis Burns, Pat Crerand, Paul Edwards, David Sadler, Willie Morgan, Brian Kidd, Bobby Charlton (cpt), Alan Gowling, George Best
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -   Jennings, Evans, Peter Collins, Beal, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), Perryman, Peters, Neighbour, Gilzean, Chivers
Sub. not used : Pearce
Attendance : -  48,416

05.12.1970 A well-fought out First Division  match ended all square at 2-2 at White Hart Lane.  
 

Martin Peters headed home past Rimmer from ten yards out at the Paxton Road end to give Spurs the lead in the second half and Alan Gilzean scored Tottenham's second.


 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Beal, Knowles, Mullery (c), Perryman (Neighbour), Peters, Chivers, Gilzean 
Man U -  Jimmy Rimmer, Willie Watson, Tony Dunne, John Fitzpatrick, Steve James, David Sadler, Denis Law, George Best, Bobby Charlton (c), John Aston.
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   55,693

Ref.  Mr. Ray Tinkler (Lincolnshire)
Linesmen :  Mr. A. R. Glasson (Wiltshire) - Red flag;  Mr. C. F. Attwell (Northants) - Yellow flag

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03.02.1968 Meeting for the third time in ten days, United won for the first time in the series of games. 

An early Spurs lead given to them by Martin Chivers evaporated when George Best equalised and then Pat Jennings saved a penalty from Bobby Charlton before half-time.  It looked like the game would end in a draw until Charlton scored a cracking winner just two minutes before the final whistle.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Chivers
Sub. not used : 
Man U -  Best, Charlton.
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  57,690

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23.09.1967 Spurs were beaten at Old Trafford although they gave the home side a shock with an Alan Gilzean goal in the fourth minute.

However, United were soon on level terms when George Best scored.  The home side could have taken the lead when they were awarded a penalty, but Denis Law missed from the spot.  However, Law and Best scored in the second half to take the points from the match. 

Teams : 
Man U -   Law, Best.
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, Clayton, Robertson, Gilzean, Greaves, Saul
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  58,779

12.08.1967 The Charity Shield was shared after the two sides drew 3-3 at Old Trafford.

Spurs went 2-0 ahead with Jimmy Robertson netting a second minute goal and 14 minutes in, Pat Jennings launched the ball upfield to see it fly over Alex Stepney on the bounce off the wet pitch, but two rocket shots from the boots of Bobby Charlton levelled before Tottenham once more lead in the second half through a Frank Saul strike, but Denis Law pulled out an equaliser for the trophy to be held by each club for six months.

Teams : 
Man U -  Stepney, Brennan, Law, B. Charlton, Kidd.
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

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10.09.1966 George Best set up the opening goal for Denis Law to head home, but Spurs staged late surge to win the game with two goals in the final three minutes.  Alan Gilzean and Jimmy Greaves hit the net at the end of the game to give Spurs a 2-1 win at WHL. 

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Gilzean, Greaves
Subs not used : 
Man U -  Best, Law.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  56,295

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18.12.1965 Manchester United got revenge for their drubbing at White Hart lane earlier in the season by inflicting a 5-1 defeat on Spurs.

Cliff Jones scored Tottenham's lone goal as Spurs were over-run at Old Trafford.

Teams : 
Man U -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Cliff Jones,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   39,511

16.10.1965 The gates were closed on many waiting fans as Spurs met league champions Manchester United at the Lane.

Alan Gilzean and Neil Johnson gave Spurs a 2-0 half-time lead, with Jimmy Greaves (58 minutes), Eddie Clayton and Jimmy Robertson making it five before Bobby Charlton netted to get a consolation for United.

Greaves goal came at the end of a great move.  Eleven passes were made (involving Alan Mullery, Alan Gilzean, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay and Eddie Clayton) before the ball came to Dave Mackay to hit a pass through to Greaves.  The striker spun away from the first tackle, sprinted clear of two defenders and as keeper Pat Dunne came out, he skipped around him and slid the ball into an empty net.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
 
Jennings, Norman, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Clayton, Robertson, Johnson, Gilzean, Greaves
Subs not used : 
Man U -  Pat Dunne, Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne, Pat Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Nobby Stiles, John Connelly, George Best, Denis Law (c), Bobby Charlton, John Aston.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   58,051

Ref.  Mr. E. D. Wallace (Wilts)
Linesmen :  Mr. I. J. Miller (Wilts) Red flag; Mr. Ron Challis (Kent) Yellow flag

06.02.1965 Fourth placed Spurs beat the team above them Manchester United 1-0 at White Hart Lane in front of a big crowd.

The deciding goal in the match came in the first half from Tottenham captain Ron Henry.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Brown, Knowles, Henry (cpt), Mullery, Norman, Clayton, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Man U - 
Pat Dunne, Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne, Pat Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Nobby Stiles, Connelly, Bobby Charlton, David Herd, Dennis Law, George Best.
Attendance : -  
58,639

26.09.1964 26.09.1964

United enjoyed a 4-1 home win over Spurs at Old Trafford, with two goals apiece for Paddy Crerand and Denis Law.

Jimmy Robertson grabbed a late consolation for Spurs.

Teams : 
Man U : - Pat Dunne, Paddy Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Nobby Stiles, John Conelly, Bobby Charlton, Herd, Denis Law, George Best
Sub. not used : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, L. Brown, Marchi, Robertson, Greaves, Saul, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  53,362

10.12.1963 European Cup Winner's Cup - First Round Second Leg

With Dave Mackay suffering a broken leg after just eight minutes, Spurs were reduced to ten men for the majority of the game, allowing United to go on to win and go through to the next round of the European Cup-Winners' Cup.

David Herd had scored for United a minute before Mackay left the action and the same player made it 2-0, but ten minutes after the interval, Jimmy Greaves scored to give Spurs the aggregate lead.

However, Charlton levelled the score in the tie in the 76th minute, then hit the winner against the ten men of Spurs with just four minutes remaining.

Teams : 
Man U - 
Gaskell, Tony Dunne, Neol Cantwell, Pat Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Maurice Setters, Albert Quixall, Phil Chisnall, David Sadler, David Herd, Bobby Charlton.
Spurs - 
Brown, Baker, Henry, Marchi, Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Smith, Greaves, Dyson
Attendance : -   48,639

03.12.1963

European Cup Winner's Cup - First Round First Leg

Postponed for a week because of fog on the night of the first game, a big crowd turned up for the match between two of England's glamour sides.  A cagey first half finished 0-0, but from Cliff Jones' back-heel, Mackay drilled home a shot to give Spurs the lead.

Bill Brown was on form in goal to deny Man U on a number of occasions, including turning a fierce drive from Denis Law over the bar, but the lead was doubled when Terry Dyson was alert to seize on a short Dunne back-pass, sticking the chance away for a valuable 2-0 lead just before the end of the match.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Brown; Baker, Norman, Henry; Marchi, Mackay, White; Cliff Jones, Bobby Smith, Greaves, Dyson
Man U - Gaskell, Dunne, Stiles, Charlton, Law, Quixall

Attendance : -  57,000

09.03.1963 Two goals won this match for top of the table Spurs at Old Trafford against Manchester United. 

Bobby Smith's cross in the 32nd minute was looped over Gregg by the head of Cliff Jones from 18 yards out and the match was won in the 65th minute when Greaves and Jones exchanged passes to leave Frank Saul an opportunity to glide past the defence and slot home.  A late rally by United was to no avail as Bill Brown kept them out with a good display in goal.

Teams : 
Man U - 
Spurs -  Brown, Hopkins, Norman, Henry, Mackay, Marchi,
Saul, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Greaves
Attendance : -  53,416

 

09.11.1963 The game was played a a fast pace, but had to wait until five minutes before the interval for the first goal, which went to Manchester United.  Denis Law was the scorer and Denis Herd adding a United second ten minutes into the second half.

Spurs got back into the game when Jimmy Greaves' curling free-kick was punched into his own net by United goalie Harry Gregg to make it 2-1, but Law went on to complete a hat-trick and leave Spurs with nothing to show for their trip to Old Trafford.

Teams : 
Man U -  Gregg, Dunne, Cantwell, Crerand, Foulkes, Setters, Quixall, Moore, Herd, Law, Charlton
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Norman, Henry, Blanchflower, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Greaves, Bobby Smith, Dyson
Attendance : -  57,513

09.03.1963 .

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Man U - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : - ,
Ref. : -

24.10.1962 Jimmy Greaves' hat-trick lead the way for a big Spurs win over United at the Lane.

15 minutes in, Greaves pounced on Dave Mackay's half-saved shot to put Spurs one up, then a hooked shot by Medwin made it 2-0 after 28 minutes.  Blanchflower's free-kick was finished by Medwin five minutes prior to the break and five minutes the other side of half-time, Greaves slipped the ball past Gregg after latching onto Baker's pass.  Jimmy completed his hat-trick on 78 minutes and only two late goals from David Herd and Albert Quixall reduced the margin of victory.  Although Manchester United were more attack-minded in the second half, Cliff Jones' 82nd minute goal made the final score 6-2.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Norman, Henry, Blanchflower, Mackay, Medwin, Cliff Jones, White, L. Allen, Greaves
Man U -  Harry Gregg, Shay Brennan, Bill Foulkes, Maurice Setters, Noel Cantwell, Johnny Giles, Nobby Stiles, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, David Herd, Albert Quixall
Attendance : -  51,314

16.01.1961

Our second defeat of the season arrived at Old Trafford in this First Division match.

Nobby Stiles scored the opener for United in the first half and Mark Pearson added a second after the break to seal the points for the home side.  This United win came despite the fact that goalkeeper Harry Gregg sustained an injury and came out for the second half as a centre-forward.

Teams : 
Man U -  Harry Gregg, Shay Brennan, Noel Cantwell, Maurice Setters (c), Bill Foulkes, Nicholson, Albert Quixall, Nobby Stiles, Dawson, Mark Pearson, B. Charlton.
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Barton, Norman, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Mackay, J. White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Attendance : -  65,535
Ref. : - W. T. Surtees (Durham)
Linesmen : -  Mr. R. Bowling (Doncaster) - Red flag; Mr. F. Carter (Burnley) - Yellow flag

03.09.1960 Spurs kept their 100% home record in their fifth match with a 4-1 win over Manchester United.

Strikers Bobby Smith and Les Allen put Tottenham 2-0 ahead before Denis Viollet brought United back into the game before half-time.  Allen notched his second in the second half to restore the two-goal gap and Smith got his brace with another strike to put the game beyond Manchester United's reach.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Norman, Henry, Blanchflower, Mackay, J. White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson, Cliff Jones
Man U -  Harry Gregg, Shay Brennan, Bill Foulkes, Frank Haydock, Johnny Giles, Jimmy Nicholson, Maurice Setters, Bobby Charlton, Alex Dawson, Denis Viollet, Albert Quixall.
Attendance : -  55,442

23.01.1960 An error by Harry Gregg let Spurs in for the opener in this First Division encounter.  His goal-kick went straight to Bobby Smith and shaking off Ron Cope, he fired the ball back into the United goal before Gregg could recover his ground.   Smith made it 2-0 before the interval, sliding in through the mud in the six-yard box at the Park Lane end, but in the second period, Warren Bradley pulled a goal back just after the restart, but the visitors could not pierce the defence again and lost out 2-1.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, White, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Cliff Jones
Man U -  Harry Gregg, Carolan, Bill Foulkes, Maurice Setters, Ron Cope, Shay Brennan, Bradley, Denis Violett (c), B. Charlton, Arthur Scanlon
Attendance : -  62,602
Ref. : Mr. G. McCabe (Yorkshire)
Linesmen : - Mr. D. J. Farrow (Suffolk) - red flag; Mr. J. A. Hanger (Northants) - yellow flag
NOTE : - The Beswick Prize Band played at the game - "Liberty Bell"; "Blue Danube"; "Birthday Serenade"; "Casino Tanse"; "Brass Band Boogie"; "Standard of St. George"

12.09.1959 Tottenham's visit to Old Trafford saw them win comfortably 5-1.

Goals from Bobby Smith 2, Dave Mackay, Tommy Harmer and Dave Dunmore earned a well-deserved victory.

Teams : 
Man U -   Harry Gregg, Ron Cope, Joe Carolan, Freddie Goodwin, Bill Foulkes, Wilf McGuinness, Warren Bradley, Johnny Giles, Denis Violett (c), Bobby Charlton, Arthur Scanlon.
Spurs -   B. Brown, Baker, Hopkins, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Medwin, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Dunmore, Cliff Jones
Attendance : -  55,641

07.02.1959 Maurice Norman's goal was not enough to stop Manchester United leaving the Lane with a 3-1 win.

Two goals from Bobby Charlton and another from Arthur Scanlon helped United to two points.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Hollowbread, Baker, Hopkins, Dodge, Norman, Iley, Brooks, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Dunmore, Cliff Jones
Man U -   Harry Gregg, Ron Cope, Joe Carolan, Ian Greaves, Arthur Scanlon, Freddie Godowin, Wilf McGuinness, Warren Bradley, Johnny Giles, Denis Violett (c), Bobby Charlton.
Attendance : -  48,401

12.04.1958 Having lost many of their staff in the Munich air disaster two months previous to this game, it was an unfamiliar United side that took to the field.

The Reds were already in the FA Cup Final, but the closely fought affair was won by a Tommy Harmer penalty - the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute after a handball by Stan Crowther.

The wind had a major effect as it was blowing the length of the pitch, with Spurs having the first half advantage.  Cliff Jones, Jim Iley, Tommy Harmer and Bobby Smith all had efforts saved, while in the second period, Manchester United had chances through Bobby Charlton, Ernie Taylor and Colin Webster.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Reynolds, Hills, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Iley, Medwin, Harmer, B. Smith, Clayton, Cliff Jones
Man U -   Gregg, , Crowther, , Webster, , , E. Taylor, B. Charlton.
Attendance : -   59,836

30.11.1957 Losing goalkeeper Ray Wood through illness was a blow for United and former England Schoolboy keeper David Gaskell came in as a raw 17 year old.  It proved a change which Tottenham benefited from.

But the home side scored first, with Ted Ditchburn beaten by a 16th minute goal from David Pegg, who cut in from the left wing to rasp a drive past him.  The lead was short-lived, as four minutes later, Tottenham drew level with Bobby Smith beating Jackie Blanchflower in the air and taking the rebound on to score past Gaskell.  Smith was to prove too hot for the Manchester United defence and when he took down John Ryden's 25th minute cross, he popped the ball over Roger Byrne's head and hit a right-footed shot past the young Red Devils goalie.

Danny Blanchflower looked to play in Smith once more, but his brother Jackie got to the ball first, only to direct it into his own net, but Bobby got his hat-trick a couple of minutes before the interval, when he headed George Robb's cross powerfully past the keeper to make it 4-1 to Spurs at half-time.

As expected United came out for the second half pumped up and Pegg got a second goal with 60 minutes gone and then a 67th minute goal from Liam Whelan brought the score to 4-3 after he converted Eddie Colman's well-flighted free-kick.  The match ended with great excitement with Ditchburn keeping out two late Colin Webster efforts at the death to preserve the win.

Teams : 
Man U -  Gaskell, , Byrne, J. Blanchflower, Colman, Whelan, Pegg, Webster.
Spurs -  Ditchburn, D. Blanchflower, Robb, Bobby Smith, Ryden.
Attendance : -  43,307
Ref. : -

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24.11.1956 In this Division One match at the Lane, Tommy Harmer put Tottenham in front, from the penalty spot and George Robb added a second to make it 2-0 by half-time.  United ripped back into the match with a goal from Eddie Colman and their equaliser came from Johnny Berry to earn them a share of the points.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Baker, Clarke, Marchi, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Medwin, Harmer, Brooks, Bobby Smith, Robb
Man U -   Colman, Berry
Attendance : -  57,724

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31.08.1955 A midweek game saw the Busby Babes take the points against Spurs at White Hart Lane with a 2-1 win.

Duncan Edwards cracked in both United goals at the Park Lane end.  His first was a left footed drive from the edge of the penalty area on two minutes, with the second following on 41 minutes as he fired a pile-driver past Ted Ditchburn from 30 yards.  United had to struggle on with injured players Denis Violett and Charlie Withers taking little part in the action, but Spurs could only manage a late consolation as Harry Clarke rose to head home George Robb's corner with two minutes to go, but it did prompt Ditchburn to take a throw-in to try and produce a late equaliser.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, , , , H. Clarke, , , , Robb
Man U -  , , , , , Edwards, , , Violett, Withers
Attendance : -   27,453

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26.09.1953 A first half Jack Rowley goal put the visitors ahead in this First Division encounter at the Lane, but in the second half Les Duquemin equalised to share the points.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Hutchinson, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Robb
Man U -  Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Whitefoot, Chilton, Cockburn, Berry, Taylor, Rowley, Pearson, McShane
Attendance : -  52,837

26.01.1952 Man U beat Spurs 2-0 on a frozen Old Trafford pitch with second half goals firstly from an Alf Ramsey own goal and then a Stan Pearson goal.

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Teams : 
Man U - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  42,668

22.09.1951 A huge crowd watched Spurs beat table-topping Manchester United at White Hart Lane.  Just before half-time, Les Medley hit a fine left-footed shot to give Tottenham the lead and a Sonny Walters effort made it 2-0 after 68 minutes.

Spurs could have gone further ahead when a penalty was awarded following Johnny Carey's foul on Walters, but Alf Ramsey's spot-kick was kept out by Reg Allen in the United goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, McClellan, Harmer, Medley
Man U -  R. Allen, Carey, 
Attendance : -  70,882

13.01.1951

A Tottenham team hit by injury and illness lost to Manchester United 1-2 at Old Trafford.


With Ron Burgess carrying an injury and influenza hitting Les Bennett, Spurs travelled north with hope and with a early lead in the bag from Eddie Baily, who converted a pass from Les Medley, it looked like a surprise could be on the cards.

However, that hope didn't last long, with Brian Birch squaring things a few minutes later.  

Into the second half, Jack Rowley got in ahead of Alf Ramsey and Harry Clarke to net United's second, beating Ted Ditchburn with his fierce shot to win the game for the Red Devils.

Teams : 
Man U - 
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Spurs - 
Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Brittan, Clarke, Nicholson, Walters, Murphy, McClellan, Baily, Medley
Attendance : -   45,104

09.09.1950 A single strike right on the half-time whistle earned Spurs a narrow win at White Hart Lane.

A cross eluded United keeper Reg Allen and fell to Sonny Walters, whose shot went through defender John Aston's legs and went in off the post.

United strove to get back into the game, but their best chance was kept out when Ditchburn made a fine stop from Billy McGlen's effort.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Murphy
Man U -  Reg Allen, John Aston, Billy McGlen.
Attendance : -  60,621

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04.02.1939 Ron Burgess' debut for Tottenham .

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19.02.1938 Tottenham's Second Division visit to Old Trafford saw a reverse of the season's previous meeting, with Fred Sargent notching the only goal of the game to win it for Spurs.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Sargent
Man U -  ,
Attendance : -   34,631

09.10.1937 Both sides were battling away to get out of the Second Division and this meeting at White Hart Lane saw a single goal by left-winger Tom Manley win the points for United.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Man U -  Manley,
Attendance : -   31,189

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10.09.1932 Tottenham recorded a big Second Division win over Manchester United when they ran out 6-1 winners.

George Hunt grabbed two goals, Willie Evans two as well, one a penalty, while Jimmy Brain and Taffy O'Callaghan netted one apiece.  United's only response came from Bill Ridding.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
O'Callaghan, Brain, George Hunt, Willie Evans
Man U -  Silcock (c), Ridding
Attendance : -   23,333

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04.02.1928 A convincing win for Spurs saw them take the points in this First Division match.

Tottenham had the lead when Jimmy Armstrong beat keeper Lance Richardson after timing his run from the halfway line past the United defence to perfection, with Spurs going further ahead when Taffy O'Callaghan scored the second with a fierce shot before the half time whistle.

Tich Handley put in a cross after the break for Jimmy Dimmock to make it 3-0 with a shot off Richardson's legs, before Billy Chapman laid on an opportunity for Billy Johnson to pull a goal back for United.  However, Armstrong struck again with a 40 yard shot that rattled the underside of the bar as it swerved and dipped to deceive the keeper and hit the back of the net  to round off a 4-1 win for Tottenham.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Handley, J. Armstrong, O'Callaghan
Man U -  Richardson, Chapman, Johnson
Attendance : -   23,545

27.12.1926 The traditional return fixture was played a couple of days later and with home advantage, United took the points with goals from Frank McPherson.  Handley had given Tottenham a glimpse of hope with a header and things might have been even better for Spurs had Tommy Clay not slipped his penalty (given for a foul on Frank Osborne) past the post on the 17th minute. What chances a penalty being given against United at Old Trafford now ??

Tottenham were denied a share of the points after McPherson's second came just six minutes from the end of the game.

Teams : 
Spurs - J. Smith, Clay, Forster, B. Smith, Elkes, Lindsay, Thompson, Seed, Osborne, Handley, Dimmock
Man U -  McPherson.
Attendance : -   50,665

25.12.1926

A Christmas Day match saw the points shared with Jimmy Dimmock scoring for Tottenham and Joe Spence notching the United strike.

Teams : 
Man U -  Spence.
Spurs -  J. Smith, Clay, Forster, B. Smith, Elkes, Lindsay, Thompson, Seed, Osborne, Handley, Dimmock
Attendance : -  37,762

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25.09.1920 A trip to Old Trafford was profitable for Spurs, as Arthur Grimsdell scored in the 75th minute to win the game for Tottenham.

United keeper Jack Mew was on top form to keep the tally down, as Fanny Walden turned in a man of the match performance.

Teams : 
Man U - Mew, 
Spurs -  Clay, McDonald, Rance, Walden, Grimsdell, 
Attendance : - 52,000

09.04.1912 A 1-1 draw  saw Tottenham's 50 signing Bert Bliss open his goal-scoring account in his second First Division match and Tottenham's fourth in five days.

Bert Middlemiss spurned the chance to put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot in the 20th minute, while United took the opportunity to score from the spot with George Wall successfully netting.

With both sides being hit by injuries, Spurs with Billy Minter getting hit in the face with the ball and Frank Bentley followed him, while Manchester United's Billy Meredith came to harm in a clash with Spurs keeper Tiny Joyce and United's Sandy Turnbull also left the pitch in the second half.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Joyce, Bentley, Middlemiss, Minter, Bliss
Man U -  Wall , Turnbull, Meredith
Attendance : -   14,000

11.09.1909 The first league meeting in the First Division saw the two teams meet with vastly different records.  Man U had maximum points from their previous three games, while Spurs had lost the two matches they had played.

The White Hart Lane crowd paid receipts of 1,043 to watch an exciting 2-2 draw with Bobby Steel scoring the two goals for Spurs, both from the penalty spot, while United's goals came through efforts from Jimmy Turnbull and George Wall.  The first point of the season came on the day that the West Stand was open for the first time.

Teams : 
Spurs -  R. Steel
Man U -  Turnbull, Wall
Attendance : -  32,275

   

 

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