spurs v middlesbrough match reports

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14.01.2020 FA Cup Third Round replay.  For a match report, click here
05.01.2020 FA Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here
04.02.2017 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
24.09.2016 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
04.03.2009 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
16.08.2008 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
12.04.2008 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
03.11.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
26.09.2007 League Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here
28.04.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
05.12.2006 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
18.12.2005 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
20.08.2005 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
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09.03.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

Ref. : Mark Halsey (Bolton)
Linesmen : Mr. G. Brittain ; Mr. P. Canadine
Fourth official : N. Miller
 

26.10.2003 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

Middlesbrough took 907 fans to Tottenham for the game.

17.12.2003 League Cup Fifth Round.  For a match report, click here

Middlesbrough took 907 fans to Tottenham for the game.

03.05.2003 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
28.09.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
30.03.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
27.10.2001 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
23.12.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
22.08.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

Ref. : Mr.P. Jones
Linesmen : Mr. A. J. Martin, Mr. P. Barnes
Fourth official : Steve Lodge
Matchball sponsor : Cumbrian Industrials
 

02.04.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
18.12.1999 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

Attendance :  33,129
Ref. : - Steve Dunn (Bristol)

Middlesbrough : Mark Schwarzer, Robbie Stockdale, Keith O’Neill, Steve Vickers, Gianluca Festa, Neil Maddison, Juninho, Robbie Musto (c), Hamilton Ricard (Alun Armstrong 86), Brian Deane, Christian Ziege (Mark Summerbell 90)
Subs. : Marlon Beresford, Jason Gavin, Carlos Marinelli
Manager : - Bryan Robson

Spurs : Walker, Young, Taricco, Freund (Sherwood 33), Campbell (c), Perry, Nielsen  83 , Vega, Armstrong (Fox 82), Iversen, Ginola (Edinburgh 46)
Subs. : Baardsen, Dominguez
Manager : - George Graham
 

20.02.1999 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
13.09.1998 Premier League.  For a match report, click here
24.04.1997 Spurs were without Steffen Iversen, Chris Armstrong and Rory Allen, which meant that Andy Sinton was used as a make-shift forward and he was an unlikely match-winner.

Despite possessing a talented squad and reaching the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions, Boro suffered in the league and when Justin Edinburgh's cross in the 72nd minute was headed back by Teddy Sheringham, Sinton got on the end of it to get to it first and force the ball past the keeper from close range for the only goal of the game.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , Edinburgh, , , , Sinton, Sheringham (c)
Subs not used : 
Middlesbrough -   , , , Pearson, , , Juninho, Emerson, Ravenelli, .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   29,940
Referee : -

19.10.1996 .  

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Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
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Attendance : - 

08.04.1996

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Spurs - 
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Middlesbrough -  
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21.11.1995 Tottenham's first visit to the new Riverside stadium and and a 71st minute strike from Chris Armstrong took Spurs South with the record of being the first team to take the three points away with them.  

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  C. Armstrong
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  29,487

20.04.1993 It was another quick start by Middlesbrough, who went ahead in the second minute after Paul Wilkinson played a one-two with John Hendrie and set up Tommy Wright to score the opening goal.

The same player scored in the 27th minute when he profited from Craig Hignett’s pass to convert the opportunity and make it 2-0 and then Wilkinson netted in the 76th minute and that was the way the score stayed until the end of the game.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 
17.10.1992 Substitute Nick Barmby rescued a point for Spurs, who came back to draw 2-2 with injury-hit Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane.

Boro stunned Spurs with a goal in the first minute, as a long Chris Morris cross was headed back for Robbie Mustoe to lob a volley over Ian Walker to give the visitors, who then extended their lead when Tommy Wright’s long ball found Paul Wilkinson and his low cross was met by Neil Ruddock - running back towards his own goal - and he put the ball past Walker to make it 2-0 in the 33rd minute.

Spurs struggled to get back into the match, but with twenty minutes left, Samways threaded a ball through the Boro defence for Steve Sedgley to run on to and he was brought down by Alan Kernaghan in the box.  The penalty was converted by Teddy Sheringham and Spurs went all out for the equaliser.  Four minutes after the penalty, Durie's unchallenged 50 yard left wing run produced a low ball into the box that Barmby prodded home at the far post from close range to make it 2-2.

Teams : 
Spurs - Walker , van den Hauwe, Tuttle, Edinburgh,
Sedgley, Anderton, Paul Allen, Samways, Durie, Sheringham.
Subs. : Barmby, Nayim
Middlesbrough - 
Steven Pears, , , , Chris Morris, , Alan Kernaghan, Robbie Mustoe, Paul Wilkinson, , .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 24,735
Ref. : - Paul Durkin (Dorset)

24.09.1988 A topsy-turvy game swung both ways at White Hart Lane, before Tottenham took the First Division points on offer at the death with an amazing come-back.

Boro took the lead through Bernie Slaven, but Chris Waddle made it 1-1 before centre-half Tony Mowbray put the Teeside club ahead once more.  White Hart Lane then witnessed an amazing turnaround in the last six minutes, as David Howells netted to tie it up at 2-2 and in injury time, Gary Pallister halted Paul Moran's run into the area and Terry Fenwick successfully converted the spot-kick to give Spurs an unexpected winning goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Fenwick, , , , Howells, Waddle, , Moran
Subs not used : 
Middlesbrough -  , , Mowbray, Pallister, , , , , , , Slaven.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  23,427

29.08.1981 Middlesbrough took a 1-0 lead at Ayresome Park when Heine Otto scored in the 10th minute, but Mark Falco earned an equaliser after 27 minutes.  Glenn Hoddle put Spurs ahead five minutes later and Ricky Villa rounded off the Tottenham win with a third goal on the break in the 89th minute.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  Otto.
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Hoddle, Villa, Falco
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  20,490

20.12.1980 .

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Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 

11.10.1980 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 

03.11.1979 .

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Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
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18.08.1979

Middlesbrough took the points with a three goal burst within 20 minutes to shock Spurs at White Hart Lane.

David Armstrong, Micky Burns and Bosco Jankovic put Boro into an unassailable lead, but Glenn Hoddle did pull one goal back with a classy finish.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Hoddle, 
Sub. not used : 
Middlesbrough -  Armstrong, Burns, Jankovic.
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  32,743

07.04.1979 .

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Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : - 

31.03.1979

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Middlesbrough -  .
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Spurs - 
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Attendance : - 

05.02.1977

Middlesbrough's 2-0 win at Ayresome Park kept Spurs fourth from bottom of the First Division.

David Mills' opening goal came from a debatable corner in the first half, which was added to early in the second half, despite Spurs making it difficult for the home team, when Mills seized on a half-cleared ball by Andy Keeley and hit the net shortly after the re-start.

John Duncan headed a chance wide and then got in the way when Keeley had an opportunity. In the end, as Boro pushed forward, Barry Daines made a very good save to deny Willie Maddren.

Teams :  
Middlesbrough - 
Pat Cuff, Stuart Boam, .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Daines, Naylor, Gorman, Hoddle, Keeley, Osgood, Chris Jones, Perryman, Duncan, McNab, Taylor
Unused sub. : - Pratt
Manager : - Keith Burkinshaw
Colours – All yellow, with navy trim
Attendance : - 
 

31.08.1976 Boro hosted a League Cup Second Round tie and it came just a few days after the league meeting between the two teams.

In between, Tottenham had signed Ian Moores from Stoke City and 23 minutes into his debut, he hit the back of the net to give Tottenham the lead.  Boro equalised through Tony McAndrew before the half-time whistle, but it was Jimmy Neighbour who popped up to hit the second half winner for Spurs - his last goal for the club.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  Platt, Craggs, Boam, Cooper, Maddren, Souness, McAndrew, Mills, Boersma, Hedley (Hickton), Armstrong
Spurs -  Daines, Naylor, Young, Osgood, McAllister, Perryman
(cpt) (Pratt), Hoddle, Neighbour, Coates, Moores, Chris Jones
Attendance : -  19,042

28.08.1976 Spurs visited Middlesbrough at Ayresome Park and played out a 0-0 First Division draw.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Daines, Naylor, McAllister, Hoddle, Young, Osgood, Coates, Perryman (cpt), G. Armstrong, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Subs not used :  - Pratt
Attendance : - 
Ref. : -  

20.12.1975 Spurs were unlucky not to come away from Ayresome Park with a point, losing out to the only goal against Middlesbrough.

David Armstrong had hit the post for the home side before John Hickton converted a 31st minute penalty to put Boro ahead.

In the second half, Spurs dominated and early on, Martin Chivers was unlucky to see his effort on goal bounce back off the goalpost, but despite playing the better football in the second period, they could not force an equaliser.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt
, John Craggs, Stuart Boam, Willie Maddren, Terry Cooper, David Armstrong, Bobby Murdoch, Alan Wiley, Ian Bailey (Alan Foggon), John Hickton, Phil Boersma.
Spurs - 
Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, McGrath, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Duncan, Neighbour
Sub. not used : 
Walford
Attendance : -  22,046
Ref. : -  

16.08.1975 Chris Jones was denied a goal by an offside flag, but Steve Perryman turned out to be the match-winner when he shot home Jimmy Neighbour's cross thirteen minutes before the end of the opening home game of the season.

Pat Jennings showed his class in keeping out a shot from David Armstrong and the referee had a tough time with Terry Naylor and Graeme Souness having a running battle, which ended with them both in the book.

Teams : Programme line-ups
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Naylor, Pratt, Osgood, McAllister, McNab, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Subs not used : 
- McGrath
Manager : - Terry Neill
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Terry Cooper, Graeme Souness, Stuart Boam (cpt), Willie Maddren, Bobby Murdoch, David Mills, John Hickton, Allan Willey, David Armstrong.
Subs not used : 
Manager : - Jack Charlton
Attendance : -  25,502
Ref. : - 
Roger Kirkpatrick (Leicester)
Linesmen : - Mr. D. A. Patten (Hants) – Red flag; Mr. K. Swift (Somerset) – Yellow flag

Goal time -  76m 17s
 

15.03.1975 Only four minutes had gone when John Hickton finished off a neat move, giving Boro a lead that they had to wait until the last minute of the first half to double. John Craggs took a throw to Hickton, who ran forward before crossing into the box, where Alan Foggon jumped over the ball leaving Graeme Souness to score with a shot from 12 yards out.
In the 81st minute, Tottenham’s misery was complete when substitute Alan Willey’s cross was met by ex-Spurs man Souness to make it 3-0.


Teams : 
Middlesbrough
: - , Craggs, , , Boam, , , , Souness, Hickton, Foggon
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, McAllister, Pratt, Naylor, Conn, Perryman, Chris Jones, Coates, Duncan
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 25,637
 
28.09.1974 Middlesbrough won this First Division match at White Hart Lane 2-1, despite a late rally from Tottenham.

David Armstrong scored early for the visitors, but then Jimmy Neighbour hit a left foot shot from Ralph Coates' left wing cross from twelve yards out at the Paxton Road end, hitting the ball over Platt as he dived at his feet.

However, just before half-time, David Mills scored the winning goal for Boro and they were then reliant on keeper Platt to stop Spurs from equalising. He blocked a Chivers effort after the interval when it definitely looked like it would be a goal, but Spurs could not beat the Middlesbrough stopper. Pat Jennings, at the other end, had to produce a good save from a close-range Graeme Souness header, while a late header by Martin Chivers from just inside the penalty area was cleared off the line by John Craggs.

Teams : 
Spurs - Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters
(cpt), Coates
Subs not used : Naylor
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Frank Spraggon, Stuart Boam
(cpt), Willie Maddren, Graeme Souness, David Armstrong, David Mills, Bobby Murdoch, Alan Willey, Alan Foggon.
Subs not used : 
Manager : - Jack Charlton
Attendance : -  23,282
Ref. Mr. Jack Taylor (Wolverhampton)
Linesmen : Mr. J. A. Christopher (Oxon) - Red flag; Mr. A. J. Parsons (Beds) - Yellow flag

Goal times
First goal – 7m 16s
Second goal – 12m 47s
Third goal - 42m 49s

 

11.09.1974 A League Cup tie in the Third Round marked the end of Bill Nicholson's managerial career at Tottenham and the performance was a poor tribute to the man who had done so much for Spurs.

In the 35th minute Malcolm Smith met a Craggs free-kick which looped over Jennings after being deflected and then Tottenham went further behind three minutes before the break, when they conceded a goal by David Mills after a four man move.

Tottenham made little impact on the Boro side and even Alfie Conn, making his debut, could not break through their defence.    Six minutes into the second half, Beal made what looked like a fair tackle on Mills, but the ref pointed to the spot and the penalty was tucked away by John Hickton and all that was left was for Armstrong to round off the scoring on 73 minutes.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Beal, Osgood (Conn), Pratt, Neighbour, Perryman, Coates, McGrath, Chivers
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Stuart Boam, Smith, Willie Maddren, Taylor, Bobby Murdoch, David Mills, John Hickton, David Armstrong, Alan Foggon 
Attendance : - 15,216

First goal – 34m 51s
Second goal – 41m 49s
Third goal – 51m 40s
 

30.10.1972 The toss of a coin won Spurs the right to stage the second replay of the Third Round League Cup tie and while Tottenham attacked from the start, they found Platt in inspired form.  Saving well from Chivers and Pearce, he kept Spurs out, while, at the other end, McMordie's long ball was misjudged by England and Hickton knocked the ball past Jennings to give the visitors the lead in the eighth minute.

Knowles, Pearce and Peters all had opportunities to score without taking them, but then Peters ghosted in to head home Perryman's free-kick at the far post to give Tottenham a 30th minute equaliser.  Jennings had to be alert to stop Mills and McMordie, while Platt stopped Knowles to take the game into extra time again.

Gilzean had replaced Pratt earlier, but his most telling contribution was in the 118th minute of the match, when he nipped across his marker and in front of Jim Platt in the Boro goal to guide Coates' left wing cross into the net to give Spurs a Fourth Round tie against Millwall.  A late Boro effort came back off the bar as they tried to force the game into another replay, but the tie was over shortly after and Spurs progressed to play Millwall later that week.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Evans, England, Dillon, Knowles, Pratt (Gilzean), Pearce, Perryman, Coates, Peters, Chivers 
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Stuart Boam, Frank Spraggon (Eric Gates), Willie Maddren, Eric McMordie, David Mills, John Hickton, David Armstrong, Gordon Jones
Attendance : -  19,287

 

11.10.1972 The replay of the League Cup Third Round tie was a dull affair with a strong wind affecting play.

Gordon Jones' cross-field pass picked out Bill Gates and his cross was headed tamely at Jennings, while Gilzean hit a fierce shot after starting the move himself, but it was turned round by Platt.  Craggs produced a save from Jennings with another header from a corner, but the game stayed scoreless at the break.  Martin Peters had a shot from outside the six yard box which was headed off the line.

Gilzean almost converted Perryman's cross with a cheeky back-heel, but it went wide of the mark and Chivers suffered the same fate with a header.  An improvised save by Pat Jennings saved Spurs with eight minutes left, after Spraggon's effort flew off Perryman's head and the Spurs keeper managed to somehow get the ball over the bar with his feet !!  That took the game into extra time and there were only two decent opportunities, both falling to Gilzean and both not converted.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Knowles, Pratt (Pearce), Perryman, Naylor, Coates, Gilzean, Peters, Chivers 
Subs not used : 
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Stuart Boam, Nobby Stiles (Peter Brine), Frank Spraggon, Willie Maddren, Eric McMordie, Eric Gates, David Mills, John Hickton, Gordon Jones.
Attendance : -  19,256
 

03.10.1972 A League Cup Third Round meeting with Middlesbrough was Tottenham's reward for overcoming Huddersfield Town.  Tottenham took the lead with Pratt setting Coates up for a cross that saw Jimmy Pearce race in to slam the ball in left-footed past Jim Platt in the Boro goal.  Chivers also drew a fine save from Platt with a firm header before the break.

A goal down in five minutes, Boro were not dispirited and fought back into the game after the break, when against the run of play, Beal hit a back-pass short and Hickton nipped into make it 1-1 in the 39th minute.  Both sides pressed for the win in the later stages and Jennings thwarted Hickton twice and Mills, while England's header at the other end was hacked off the line by Craggs.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  Jim Platt, John Craggs, Stuart Boam, Nobby Stiles, Frank Spraggon, Willie Maddren, Eric McMordie (Johnny Vincent), Eric Gates, David Mills, John Hickton, Gordon Jones.
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Beal, Knowles, Pearce, Pratt, Perryman, Naylor, Coates, Chivers 
Subs not used : Peters
Attendance : -  23,822
 

22.01.1966 Spurs hosted Middlesbrough in a FA Cup Third Round match at White Hart Lane, running out 4-0 winners.  Spurs were fifth in the First Division at the time, while injury-hit Boro were struggling near the bottom of Division Two and like ten years before when they visited in the FA Cup, the pitch was heavy and heavily sanded.

A well-timed run by Dave Mackay saw the Tottenham skipper beat the Boro keeper to the ball and head us into the lead from Jimmy Robertson's cross on 20 minutes and Frank Saul scored the second just three minutes later with a neat reading of a back pass that saw him round McPartland and slip the ball into an empty net for 2-0.

After half-time Mackay netted a penalty after Dickie Rooks had fouled Cliff Jones in the area and Saul bagged his brace with a quarter of an hour left to wrap up a convincing win.

Teams : 
Spurs :  Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Robertson, Clayton, Saul, Gilzean, Jones
Middlesbrough :  McPartland, Gates, Jones, Anderson (c), Rooks, Davidson, Townsend, Eric McMordie, Horsfield, Gibson, LeFlem
Ref.  Mr. L. J. Hamer (Lancs)
Linesmen :  Mr. A. G. Seeley (Norfolk) - Red flag;  Mr. M. J. Bayston (Herts) - Yellow flag

Attendance : -  37,349

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Teams :  
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used :
Attendance : - 

28.01.1956 Spurs eased past Second Division Middlesbrough in this Fourth Round FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane, but it was the visitors who overcame the misty conditions and the mud-heap of a pitch to take the lead.

Just 17 minutes had elapsed when Joe Scott scored, but Boro could have been ahead earlier when Charlie Wayman missed an opportunity.  Maurice Norman's far post header to Tony Marchi's cross levelled the score with half an hour gone, allowing Spurs to go on and control the second half, progressing to the Fifth Round thanks to a 64th minute George Robb effort and a Dave Dunmore goal three minutes from time that put the game out of Middlesbrough's reach.

Teams :  
Spurs -  Reynolds, Hopkins, Norman, Clarke, Blanchflower, Marchi, Robb, Dunmore, Duquemin, R. Smith, Brooks
Middlesbrough -  Rolando Ugolini, Ray Bilcliff, Bobby Corbett, .Dick Robinson, Ronnie Dicks, Bert Mitchell, Charlie Wayman, Lindy Delapenha, Arthur Fitzsimons, Joe Scott, Bill Harris,
Attendance : -  41,895

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Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
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02.01.1954 Despite ending the season being relegated, Middlesbrough won 3-0 against Spurs at Ayresome Park.

It took three second half goals from Johnny Spuhler, Sam Lawrie and Seamus O'Connell on his home debut to take both points for the Tees-side side.

Teams :  
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini
, Derek Stonehouse, Dick Robinson, Joe Birkbeck, Harry Bell, Ronnie Dicks, Johnny Spuhler, Sam Lawrie, Seamus O'Connell, Lindy Delapenha, Wilf Mannion.
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Hopkins, Clarke, Marchi, Wetton, Walters, Bennett,
Duquemin, Brooks, Robb
Attendance : -  35,141

29.08.1953 It was a matter of Tottenham being the team who took their chances in this 4-1 First Division win at White Hart Lane.

Ted Ditchburn was in fine form to keep Boro at bay, with their forwards missing a shot of chances as the pressure grew on the Spurs goal and at the other end the visitor's goalkeeper Rolando Ugolini fouled Sonny Walters, but Alf Ramsey had his effort saved from the spot.

However, Tottenham did manage goals through Walters and Les Bennett before the half-time break, while George Robb scored a third into the second period.  Lindy Delapenha pulled a goal back for Boro straight away, but Len Duquemin got on the end of a Robb cross-ball and made it 4-1 to Tottenham giving them three wins out of three at the start of the 1953-54 season.

Teams : 
Spurs - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett,
Duquemin, Baily, Robb
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini, Ray Bilcliff, Bobby Corbett, Harry Bell, Ronnie Dicks, Mulholland, Lindy Delapenha, Wilf Mannion, McPherson, Arthur Fitzsimons, Geoff Walker
Attendance : -  44,911
 

27.12.1952 The return Division 1 fixture at Ayresome Park also proved a good Yuletide for Tottenham, as they won 4-0.  Spurs were already 2-0 ahead when Len Duquemin lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper and it bounced off the legs of 21 year old full back Ray Bilcliff to go into the net.  Goals from Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters and Les Bennett rounded off a 4-0 win to complete a Christmas double over the Teeside club.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  , , , Ray Bilcliff, , , , ,
Spurs -  , , , , , Duquemin,
Attendance : -   23,265

25.12.1952 When Ollie Norris pulled Boro level at 1-1 in this Christmas Day First Division match at the Lane, there must have been high hopes for the North-East side to take something back home as a present, but it was Tottenham who were the happiest at full-time with four goals from Les Bennett , two from Len Duquemin and one from Eddie Baily giving Spurs the Christmas cheer of a 7-1 victory.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Clarke, Brittan, Nicholson, Medley, Duquemin, Walters, Bennett, Baily
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini, Ray Bilcliff, Bobby Corbett, George Aitken, Harry Bell, Eddie Russell, Geoff Walker, Sammy Lawrie, Ollie Norris, Wilf Mannion, Arthur Fitzsimons
Attendance : -  36,102
 

15.12.1951 Spurs overcame a strong Middlesbrough side at White Hart Lane for two valuable points in their challenge at the top of the table.

Goals from Les Bennett and two from Peter Murphy were enough to outdo the one for Lindy Delapenha to hand Spurs a 3-1 win.

Teams :  
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Clarke, Burgess (c), Nicholson, Medley, Murphy, Walters, Bennett, Baily
Middlesbrough -  Rolando Ugolini, Bobby Corbett, Dick Robinson, Billy Whitaker, Harry Bell, Ronnie Dicks, Johnny Spuhler, Lindy Delapenha, Neil Mochan, Arthur Fitzsimons, Wilf Mannion.
Attendance : -   37,781
Referee : - Mr. J. H. Clough (Lancashire)
Linesmen : -  Mr. F. C. B. Hullis (Suffolk) - Red Flag; Mr. K. A. Laflin (Suffolk) - Yellow Flag

18.08.1951 It took only six minutes for Spurs to score as defending League Champions on their visit to Middlesbrough. 

Les Bennett put the ball into the Middlesbrough net, but Brian Farley put through his own goal to put Boro level on fifteen minutes, deflecting a shot from Neil Mochan.  It was five minutes later that the scoring was complete when Harry Bell hit the winner for the home side.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini, Tommy Blenkinsop,
Dick Robinson, Harry Bell, Ronnie Dicks, Jimmy Gordon, Geoff Walker, Neil Mochan, Billy Linacre, Alex McCrae, Wilf Mannion
Spurs -   Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Farley, Murphy, Burgess, Nicholson, Medley, Duquemin, Murphy, Bennett, Baily
Attendance : -   44,004
 

21.04.1951 The First Division match ended in a draw at Ayresome Park.  Peter Murphy opened the scoring halfway through the first half with a powerful drive from long-range, but Johnny Spuhler equalised quickly and Ted Ditchburn was on top form to keep Boro at bay for a point.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini, Tommy Blenkinsop,
Dick Robinson, Harry Bell, Joe Brown, Ronnie Dicks, Geoff Walker, Johnny Spuhler, Lindy Delapenha, Arthur Fitzsimons, Alex McCrae
Spurs -   Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Clarke, Nicholson, Burgess, Medley, Duquemin, Walters, Murphy, Baily
Attendance : -  36,689
 

02.12.1950 A huge crowd turned out to see a 3-3 draw between Spurs and Middlesbrough played out on a heavy White Hart Lane pitch in the Tees-side club's first visit in 15 years.

Boro's Jimmy Hartnett scored from an Alex McCrae cross on 13 minutes, only for Alf Ramsey to equalise from the spot after a penalty had been given to Spurs just a minute after.  Legendary striker Wilf Mannion put the visitors ahead again, but once more Tottenham came back to score through Len Duquemin, who knocked home a free-kick from Les Medley before half-time.

Another free-kick saw Middlesbrough take the lead for the third time as Lindy Delapenha made it 3-2 on 70 minutes, but Spurs showed they did not give up when Sonny Walters got his head to Medley's corner kick to make it 3-3 just three minutes later.

Teams : 
Spurs -  D
itchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley
Middlesbrough - 
Rolando Ugolini,
Dick Robinson, Billy Whitaker, Ronnie Dicks, Jimmy Gordon, Harry Bell, Jimmy Hartnett, Johnny Spuhler, Lindy Delapenha, Alex McCrae, Wilf Mannion
Attendance : -  61,148
 

29.01.1944 .

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Spurs - 
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09.10.1943

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10.11.1934

1934 World Cup winners Italy watch Spurs play Middlesbrough at the Lane, just four days before meeting England in a friendly match and Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners.

Spurs had gone ahead with George Hunt scoring, but the visitors levelled through Micky Fenton before Tottenham went on to win with goals from Willie Evans and Les Howe.

“They (the Italians) spoke in high praise of the play of individual members of both sides and expressed their satisfaction that they has not to play against (George) Hunt on Wednesday.”  Hunt had been called up as a replacement for Manchester City's Sam Tilson, but got a knock in the Boro game and had to withdraw himself.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Nicholls, Channell, Whatley, Howe, Rowe, Meads, T. Evans, W. Evans, G. Hunt, Bolan, O'Callaghan
Middlesbrough -  Ernest Hillier, John Jennings, Bobby Stuart, Billy Brown, William Forrest, Tom Griffiths (cpt), Joseph Bell, Robert Baxter, George Camsell, Micky Fenton,
Ernest Coleman
Attendance : -  26,416
 

10.03.1934 Middlesbrough held Spurs to a 1-1 draw at Ayresome Park as George Camsell headed in just before the break and looked like going further ahead in the second half, when handball was given against Arthur Rowe in the penalty area. However, Joe Nicholls produced a good diving save to stop Jack Jennings' spot-kick.

That gave Tottenham the opportunity to grab a point when Willie Evans scored as Spurs poured forward after the penalty save.

Teams :  
Middlesbrough - 
 Frederick Gibson, Jack Jennings, Bobby Stuart, William Forrest, John Martin, Tom Griffiths, Clifton Chadwick, George Camsell, Robert Bruce, Benjamin Yorston.
Spurs - 
Nicholls, Channell, Whatley, Rowe, Alsford, T. Evans, W. Evans, McCormick, G. Hunt, O'Callaghan, Willie Hall
Attendance : -  11,823
 

28.10.1933 Spurs were keen to stay top of the table when Middlesbrough came to visit and they took the points from the match 2-0 with goals from Taffy O'Callaghan and George Hunt to stay top of the First Division.

Teams : 
Spurs - Nicholls, Channell, Whatley, Rowe, Meads, T. Evans, W. Evans, McCormick, G. Hunt, O'Callaghan, Willie Hall
Middlesbrough -  Frederick Gibson, John Jennings, Bobby Stuart, Billy Brown, John Martin, Tom Griffiths, Frederick Warren, Robert Baxter, George Camsell, Charles Ferguson, Robert Bruce.
Attendance : - 36,077
 

27.08.1928 Despite an evenly fought game between the two relegated sides from the previous season, Middlesbrough journeyed home northwards with two points from a 5-2 win.

Spurs goalkeeper Cyril Spiers had been injured and his place taken by left-back Jock Richardson, thus allowing Boro an advantage they seized on.  Goals from Jimmy Dimmock and Frank Osborne were not enough to prevent Middlesbrough netting five from
George Camsell, William Pease 2, Fred Kennedy and Owen Williams.

Teams :  
Spurs -   Spiers, Forster, Richardson, Lowdell, Grimsdell, Dimmock, Thompson, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Roberts, Elkes.
Middlesbrough -  James Mathieson, Frank Twine, John Smith, Joseph Miller, John Peacock, Robert Gibson Ferguson, Owen Williams, William Pease, George Camsell, John Carr, Fred Kennedy.
Attendance : -  23,990

12.09.1927 Spurs beat Middlesbrough 4-2 at home with Johnny Blair's hat-trick and a penalty from Jimmy Dimmock at White Hart Lane.  Boro's goals came from John Carr and George Camsell.

Teams :  
Spurs -  Britton, Forster, Richardson, Skitt, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Dimmock, Blair, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Elkes.
Middlesbrough -  James Mathieson, Reginald Freeman, Sydney Jarvis, Joseph Miller, Donald Ashman, Robert Gibson Ferguson, Owen Williams, William Pease, George Camsell, John Carr, John McKay.
Attendance : - 

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13.02.1915 In scoring five goals away from home, you might expect to take the points, but Boro hit seven in reply to earn the two points on offer on a match played on a greasy pitch on Teesside.

Jimmy Cantrell hit four Spurs goals and Bert Bliss the other, but Spurs lost out to strikes from Carr, Storey, George Elliott two and a Tinsley hat-trick ensured a high-scoring home win. 

Cantrell became the first scorer of an away hat-trick for the club.

Teams : 
Middlesbrough -  .
Spurs - 
Attendance : - 6,000

10.10.1914 A thrilling game saw six goals shared between the two sides.

Spurs scorers were Jimmy Cantrell, Ed Lightfoot and Fanny Walden, but they were pegged back by Boro's three goals from Jackie Carr (2) and Walter Tinsley.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Middlesbrough -  .
Attendance : - 15,000

13.02.1911 Tom Foreman's debut was notable for a goal against Boro in this game, as Spurs racked up a hatful of goals.  Bobby Steel recorded a hat-trick and was joined on the score-sheet by Percy Humphreys and Billy Minter in a 6-2 win.

Teams :  
Spurs -   , , , , , Humphreys, Foreman, Minter, B. Steel,
Subs not used :
Middlesbrough -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  8,000

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26.02.1910 Middlesbrough ran out 4-3 winners in this First Division match at their Ayresome Park ground.

Teams :  
Middlesbrough -  Tim Williamson, Harry Boardman, James Watson, Simon Beaton, Edward Verrill, John Jones, Fred Pentland, John Hall, Samuel G. Cail, Alf Common,  .
Spurs -   Joyce, Coquet, Bentley, Morris, Danny Steel, Robert Steel, Leslie, Curtis, Humphreys, Minter, Middlemiss
Attendance : -  5,000

09.02.1905 The First Round FA Cup replay was staged at White Hart Lane  the week after the initial meeting and a single goal settled the tie in Tottenham's favour.

An early chance fell to Daisy Bell right in front of goal, but somehow he contrived to miss and it allowed Spurs to compose themselves and start to gain a hold on the game.  Boro keeper Tim Williamson performed heroically to keep Tottenham out at times, but it was a late Joe Walton corner, played to the far post, that caused a melee in front of goal and Charlie O'Hagan got to the ball first to knock it into the net to see Spurs through to the Fourth Round.

Teams :  
Spurs -  Eggert, Tait, Watson, Bull, Morris, Kirwan, Brearley, Walton, Glen, O'Hagan, Woodward
Middlesbrough -  Tim Williamson, Donald McCallum, William Agnew, Abraham Jones, Samuel Aitken, James Thackeray, Arthur Davies, Henry Astley, Robert Atherton, Joseph Cassidy, James 'Daisy' Bell.
Attendance : -  18,000

04.02.1905 A First Round FA Cup tie at Ayresome Park was the first competitive match between the two clubs and ended in a 1-1 draw.

Although Spurs were in the Southern League and Middlesbrough in the First Division, it was Tottenham who went ahead thanks to a seventh minute goal from Alex Glen.  While Boro were having a struggle in the league, they pulled level with a 37th minute goal from Henry Astley.  A replay was required, mainly thanks to Spurs keeper John Eggert, who saved a penalty from Billy Agnew right on half-time.

Teams :  
Middlesbrough -  Tim Williamson, Donald McCallum, William Agnew, Abraham Jones, Samuel Aitken, James Thackeray, Arthur Davies, Henry Astley, Sandy Brown, Robert Atherton, Joseph Cassidy.
Spurs -  Eggert,
Attendance : -  20,340

06.04.1896 The first game between Spurs and Middlesbrough was a friendly at Northumberland Park prior to Tottenham joining the Southern League.

The match ended with a victory over the Teesiders by 5-0 with Brown scoring twice and there were also two goals apiece for Bob Clements.  Ernie Payne scored the other Tottenham goal.

Teams :  
Spurs - 
Middlesbrough -  .
Attendance : - 

   

 

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