the spurs almanac

may 16th

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

1905 Everton Prague Friendly 0 - 1
1912 Bewegungs Spiele (Germany) Leipzig Friendly 3 - 1
1921 Burnley H FA Charity Shield 2 - 0
1928 Rotterdam (Holland) Rotterdam Friendly 3 - 0
1929 British Army Malta Friendly 5 - 0
1932 Jersey A Friendly 9 - 0
1935 Channel Islands Guernsey Friendly 5 - 0
1951 Racing Club de Paris (France) A Friendly 4 - 2
1970 Sliema Wanderers (Malta) A Friendly 2 - 1
1976 Australian National XI Sydney Friendly 3 - 2
1979 Kuwait Army XI A Friendly 2 - 1
1987 Coventry City Wembley FA Cup Final 2 - 3 (aet)
1999 Manchester United A Premier League 1 - 2
2009 Manchester City H Premier League 2 - 1
2015 Hull City H Premier League 2 - 0


           Notable Dates

1900 Edwin Herod, full back 1928-1931, born.
1921 Spurs win the Charity Shield for the first time.
1987 Spurs were overwhelming favourites against a Sky Blues side that had not won a major trophy in their history, but not much went Tottenham's way that day starting with the fact that when the players came out for the game, some had new shirts with and some without the sponsor's (Holsten) name on !!  However, once the match had started, Spurs settled well and took a second minute lead when Waddle's cross was headed in by Clive Allen.  Coventry equalised, but when a ball was bouncing around in the Coventry box went in, but whether it went in off Mabbutt or Kilcline, no-one was sure although Mabbs was awarded the goal later.  That was just before half-time and it looked as though Spurs had taken the initiative, but Coventry winger Dave Bennett gave Mitchell Thomas a torrid time and When Keith Houchen went horizontal to score a fine diving header, the match was destined for extra time.  Into the later stages of the match a cross from the Coventry right hit Mabbutt's outstretched leg and ballooned up and over Clemence, who was unable to reach it and Coventry went on to win the Cup.  For Spurs (and Clive Allen, who had scored 50 goals), there was to be no silverware, but Holsten probably got more advertising out of the shirt fiasco than they would have even if Tottenham had won !!

 The FA Cup Final was also Glenn Hoddle's last game for Spurs.

1999 The last match of Andy Sinton's Spurs career.
2005 Spurs sign Canadian international full back Paul Stalteri from Werder Bremen.
2009 Tottenham create a new club record for the fewest home goals conceded in a league season of 10.

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

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