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march 17th

          Results
          (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1888 St. Bride's A Friendly 3 - 0
1902 Portsmouth H Western League 0 - 0
1906 Millwall H Southern League 3 - 1
1917 Clapton Orient H (at Highbury) London Combination 5 - 2
1923 Stoke A First Division 0 - 0
1928 West Ham United A First Division 1 - 1
1934 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 2 - 1
1951 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 5 - 0
1954 Manchester City A First Division 1 - 4
1956 Manchester City Villa Park FA Cup Semi-Final 0 - 1
1962 Burnley A First Division 2 - 0
1979 Norwich City H First Division 0 - 0
1982 Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) A European Cup Winners Cup R3 2L 1 - 2
1984 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 1 - 0
1990 Queens Park Rangers A First Division 1 - 3
2001 Coventry City H Premier League 3 - 0
2012 Bolton Wanderers H FA Cup R6 1 - 1 A
2013 Fulham H Premier League 0 - 1
2016 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) H Europa League Ro16 2L 1 - 2

 

            Notable Dates

1906 John Shackleton scores the only goal of his Tottenham career, while Chris Carrick gets the last one of his.
1917 Basset scores four goals - the equal highest number of goals by a single player for Spurs v Orient.
1947 Dennis Bond, midfielder 1966-1971, born.
1951 Len Duquemin's hat trick helps Spurs record their equal highest home win over West Bromwich Albion.
1954 Ted Ditchburn plays his 247th consecutive match - a club record - in front of the smallest away crowd for a Spurs game against Manchester City = 9,984
1956 With the semi-final going the way of Manchester City, captain Danny Blanchflower made a change to push Maurice Norman into attack.  The ploy did not pay off and the manager was irate that he had taken things into his own hands, while the directors were vindicated in their thinking that he could not be trusted to obey orders.  When similar moves had worked in the past, nothing had been said !!
1962 Spurs' biggest crowd for a trip to Turf Moor = 46,804
2001 David Pleat, in charge of the team following George Graham's dismissal from the club, guides Spurs to a win over Coventry City.
2012 This FA Cup tie was abandoned after 41 minutes when Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2016 Erik Lamela makes his 100th Spurs appearance.

Information gathered from  "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts,  Spurs Handbooks and 
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.

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