the spurs almanac

may 5th

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

1923 Huddersfield Town H First Division 0 - 0
1945 Luton Town H Football League South 1 - 0
1951 Liverpool H First Division 3 - 1
1954 Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) Brunswick Friendly 0 - 1
1955 Charlton Athletic A First Division 2 - 1
1962 Burnley Wembley FA Cup Final 3 - 1
1971 Stoke City A First Division 1 - 0
1976 Wellington FA XI (New Zealand) Wellington Friendly 3 - 2
1978 Orient A Peter Angell and Brian Blower Testimonial 3 - 1
1979 Everton H First Division 1 - 1
1980 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A Keith Miller Testimonial 2 - 1
1982 Swansea City H First Division 2 - 1
1984 Norwich City H First Division 2 - 0
1986 Southampton H First Division 5 - 3
1990 Southampton H First Division 2 - 1
1992 Cardiff  City A Harry Parsons Testimonial 2 - 0
1993 Blackburn Rovers H Premier League 1 - 2
1994 Oldham Athletic A Premier League 2 - 0
1996 Newcastle United A Premier League 1 - 1
1999 Arsenal H Premier League 1 - 3
2001 Leicester City A Premier League 2 - 4
2010 Manchester City A Premier League 1 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1910 Fred Channell, full back 1933-1936, born.
1923 Smallest home crowd for a game with the Terriers = 17,000
1951 Ron Burgess was presented with the First Division trophy after this match at White Hart Lane.
1962 Spurs win the FA Cup for the second year running against a Burnley side who were just edged out of the League title by Ipswich Town.  It was Tottenham's only chance of salvaging something from their season and took the lead through Jimmy Greaves.  Burnley hit back with an equaliser, but Tottenham went on to win with goals from Bobby Smith and a penalty from Danny Blanchflower.
1982 Milija Aleksic plays his last game for Tottenham.
1986 Tony Galvin scores a hat trick in Spurs win over the Saints.
1994 Spurs needed to win this match against fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic to ensure Premiership football for the next season.  Spurs had slipped down the table and the game had been postponed twice already, but was played in rainy conditions.  Goals by Vinny Samways (his last for the club) and David Howells ensured that the necessary result was achieved.
1996 Jason Dozzell's goal and a result elsewhere prevented Newcastle United from going top and gave Manchester United the championship.
2010 A late Peter Crouch goal gave Tottenham the result that took them into the Champions League for the first time by ensuring that they finished in fourth position with a game still to play.

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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