the spurs almanac

november 16th

          Results (with Tottenham's score shown first)
         (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1889 Finchley A Friendly 1 - 1
1895 Vampires H FA Cup 2QRr 2 - 1
1896 Luton Town A Friendly 0 - 3
1901 Portsmouth A Western League 1 - 3
1903 Brentford A London League 2 - 0
1907 Brentford H Southern League 1 - 0
1912 Sheffield United A First Division 0 - 4
1918 West Ham United H (at Homerton) London Combination 1 - 4
1925 Queens Park Rangers H London Professional Football Charity Fund 1 - 0
1929 Preston North End A Second Division 0 - 4
1935 Bury H Second Division 4 - 3
1940 Arsenal A Football League South 1 - 1
1946 Luton Town A Second Division 2 - 3
1957 Aston Villa A First Division 1 - 2
1959 Torpedo Moscow (Russia) H Friendly 3 - 2
1963 Burnley H First Division 3 - 2
1968 Sunderland H First Division 5 - 1
1974 Leicester City A First Division 2 - 1
1985 Manchester United A First Division 0 - 0
1991 Luton Town H First Division 4 - 1
1996 Sunderland H Premier League 2 - 0
2002 Arsenal A Premier League 0 - 3

 

          Notable Dates

1895 Spurs had played Vampires at Norbury on 2nd November, losing 2-4, but an appeal to the FA over the pitch markings caused the game to be replayed at Tottenham's Northumberland Park pitch.  Goals from Peter Hunter and Harry Pryor gave Spurs a 2-1 win.

J Gilmore, inside forward, makes his debut.

Cuthbert Monk plays his last game for the club.

Peter Hunter scores his last goal for Spurs.

1903 Robert Pilch, half back, makes his first appearance for Spurs, as does Arthur Archer, full-back.
1907 Bert Middlemiss, outside left, makes his debut.
1912 Solomon Upton and Gordon Jones play their last games in Spurs colours.
1929 Biggest away defeat by Preston North End.
1931 David Copeland, inside forward 1899-1905, dies.
1935 Vic Buckingham, defender, makes his debut.
1938 Spurs inside forward, Willie Hall represented England against Ireland and scored five goals in the match.  He grabbed a hat-trick inside three and a half minutes in the 7-0 win making it the fastest international hat-trick ever.
1968 Jimmy Greaves scores four goals in a 5-1 win over Sunderland.
1991 Luton Town's visit to White Hart Lane was interrupted by a floodlight failure when they were leading 1-0.  However, after the enforced break, Spurs took control with Scott Houghton scoring his first (and only) goals for the club with a brace and Gary Lineker chipped in with two more.
1996 Andy Sinton's first goal for Spurs.
2002 Midfielder Simon Davies is dismissed for two bookable offences after just 27 minutes of the North London derby, leaving Spurs an uphill task.  His red card was subsequently downgraded to a yellow as there was no contact involved in the first booking.

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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