spurs v sunderland match reports

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31.01.2017 Premier League.  For match report, click here.
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29.12.2012 Premier League.  For match report, click here.
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19.09.2001 Premier League.  For match report, click here.
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04.11.2000 Premier League (home).  For match report, click here.
14.05.2000 Premier League (home).  For match report, click here.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Carr, King, Freund, Campbell, Perry, Anderton, Leonhardsen (Sherwood 42), Ginola, C. Armstrong, Iversen (Doherty 46)
Subs not used :  Baardsen, Gardner, Clemence
Sunderland -  Sorensen, Makin (Holloway 73), Gray, Oster (Kilbane 62), Thirwell (Rae 65), Butler, Summerbee, Craddock, Quinn, Phillips, Roy.
Subs not used :  Marriott, Dichio
Attendance : -  36,070

31.10.1999 Premier League (away).  For match report, click here.
04.03.1997 Premier League. 

Steffen Iversen scored twice in the first ten minutes and completed a hat-trick just after the hour as Spurs ran out convincing 4-0 winners at Roker Park.

16.11.1996 Premier League.   

Andy Sinton and Chris Armstrong were the scorers in a 2-0 home win for Tottenham, with Teddy Sheringham hitting the post from a spot-kick against Sunderland.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , Sinton, C. Armstrong, Sheringham
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23.10.1996 League Cup Round 3.  
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08.12.1990 A 10th minute Colin Pascoe goal shocked Spurs in this Division One match and they were even more aghast when Peter Davenport doubled the lead on 23 minutes.  Spurs struggled to break through the Sunderland defence and it took until the 65th minute for Paul Walsh to score, having entered the fray just seven minutes before as a substitute.

Walshie completed his brace on 70 minutes to make it 2-2, but Pascoe restored the Rokerites lead six minutes later.  Spurs were grateful to Gary Lineker for their equaliser in stoppage time to take a point at 3-3.  

Teams : 
Spurs -   , , , , , , Gascoigne, (Walsh), Lineker
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Sunderland -   , Ball, G. Bennett, Pascoe, Davenport.
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Attendance : -  30,431

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05.12.1984 A brilliant goalkeeping display by Chris Turner foiled Tottenham's attempts to progress in the League Cup.

Graham Roberts gave Spurs an early lead from the penalty spot, but the visitors equalised with a shot that deflected in off Paul Miller.  Turner then came into his own, saving shot after shot and a second Roberts penalty.  His best effort denied Mark Falco a goal.

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Attendance : -  25,835

04.04.1984 This First Division game at White Hart Lane saw Spurs and Sunderland share four goals in an exciting draw.

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Attendance : -  39,898,

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Attendance : -   32,030

10.12.1977

After going three games without a victory, Tottenham's 2-1 win at Roker Park was a welcome win.

A Neil McNab effort had threatened the Sunderland goal in the early stages of the game, but an eighth minute lead was secured when John Duncan scored.  A penalty was awarded to the home side when Colin Lee was adjudged to have fouled Jack Ashurst and the scores were levelled when Gary Rowell shot the spot-kick past Daines.  Sunderland pushed into the Spurs penalty area and the ball pin-balled about the box, but stayed out of the goal.

In the second half, Tottenham played a more controlled game, which paid off when Colin Lee crossed for Duncan to coolly steer home the winner in the 68th minute.  The second half also saw Barry Daines make some important saves to keep Sunderland out and  dived at the feet of Joe Bolton to deny him when it looked like he might score.

Teams : 
Sunderland -   , Bolton, , Ashurst, , , , Rowell, , , , .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Daines, Naylor, Holmes (G. Armstrong), Osgood, Perryman (c), Hoddle, Pratt, Taylor, McNab, C. Lee, Moores
Attendance : -   31,960

16.04.1977 Chris Jones struck a spectacular equaliser to earn Tottenham a draw against the Rokerites at White Hart Lane in this game in the Second Division after Mel Holden had given Sunderland the lead.

The striker's left foot drive from just inside the area beat Sidall to make the score 1-1.


Programme line-ups
Spurs :  -  Daines, Naylor, M. Stead, Pratt, Osgood, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Hoddle, G. Armstrong, Coates, Taylor
Unused sub. : - McNab
Manager : - Keith Burkinshaw
Sunderland :  - Brian Siddall, Mike Docherty, Joe Bolton, Kevin Arnott, Colin Waldron, Jackie Ashurst, Tony Towers, Shaun Elliott, Mel Holden, Bob Lee, Gary Rowell
Manager : - Jimmy Adamson
Colours : - Red and white striped shirts, black shorts
Ref. : - Mr. Ray Toseland (Northants)
Linesmen : - Mr. C. Downey (Middlesex) Red flag; Mr. P. C. Wrennall (Bucks) Yellow flag
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  34,155

Goal times
First goal 47m 19s
Second goal 57m 36s
 
20.11.1976 A fourth minute goal from Ian Moores was not enough to take the points at Sunderland in this First Division match.  A long kick up-field by Jennings was knocked on by John Pratt to Alfie Conn.  The flamboyant Scotsman flicked the ball between his legs to put Moores in to shoot past Barry Siddall.

Alfie Conn came as close as possible to adding a second, with his shot hitting the post, bounce across the line to hit the other upright and then come out into play.  While Spurs could not add to their score, they controlled the play for 70 minutes until Sunderland got two late goals. In the 76th minute, Ray Train equalised for the home side and Bob Lee's late winner made it a long journey home for Tottenham with nothing for their troubles and left them second bottom in Division 1.

Teams : 
Sunderland -  Sidall, Train, Lee.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Naylor, Willie Young, Osgood, Gorman, Hoddle, Pratt, Perryman (cpt), P. Taylor, Conn, Moores.
Subs not used : McAllister
Attendance : -   30,325
Ref. : - Keith Style (Barnsley)
 

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18.08.1973 Pre-season friendly.  For a match report, click here.
27.09.1969 A single goal won this match for Sunderland and it came from Tottenham's centre-half Mike England, who put through his own net in the 41st minute to give the Rokerites two First Division points.

Tottenham had occupied eighth place in the First Division and Sunderland were bottom, but with Spurs seeking a goal, Mike England was pushed up front to bolster the attack. However, despite bringing out two fine stops from keeper Jim Montgomery, he was unable to find the net and Steve Perryman's debut ended in defeat.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), England, P. Collins, Pearce, Greaves, Gilzean, Bond, Perryman
Sunderland - 
Jim Montgomery, Colin Irwin, Len Ashurst, Colin Todd, George Heslop, Mick McGiven, Gordon Harris, Hughes, Joe Baker, Kerr (Park), Dennis Tueart.
Attendance : -  30,523

16.11.1968 Jimmy Greaves could be said to have won this game on his own with four of Tottenham's five goals as they restricted Sunderland to one in reply in this First Division match at the Lane.

Greaves tucked away a second goal with a side-footed finish at the far post past Montgomery from a couple of yards out.

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Spurs -  , , , , , , , Gilzean, Greaves,
Subs not used : 
Sunderland -  Montgomery, .
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Attendance : -  29,072

03.12.1966 Pat Jennings had a fine game in goal for Spurs to stop Sunderland and it was a 55th minute Alan Gilzean goal that settled the game in Tottenham's favour.

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Spurs -  Jennings, Gilzean
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Attendance : -  41,089

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06.10.1965 Jimmy Greaves grabbed Tottenham's second goal, as he took the ball around Montgomery and shot home from the right side of the six yard box.

 

Teams : 
Spurs - 
B. Brown, Norman, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Possee, Clayton, Gilzean, Greaves, Robertson
Sunderland - 
Jim Montgomery, Cecil Irwin, Len Ashurst, John Parke, Martin Harvey, Jimmy McNab, Mike Hellaway, George Herd, Nicky Sharkey, Jim Baxter (c), Alan Guaden.
Attendance : -  37,364

Ref :  Mr. P. Bye (Beds)

Linesmen :  Mr. C. J. Mullings (Wilts) Red Flag; Mr. E. Garfield (Wilts) Yellow flag.

20.03.1965 Spurs lost 1-2 at Sunderland in the First Division and also lost Jimmy Robertson with a broken collar-bone early in the second half.

The home team took the lead after 30 minutes, with George Herd netting, but the scored were levelled when Jimmy Greaves scored just after half-time. With just three minutes remaining Nick Sharkey scored the winner for the Rokerites to send Spurs on the long journey home pointless.

Teams : 
Sunderland : - McLaughlan, Parke, Len Ashurst, Harvey, Charlie Hurley, McNab, Hallawell, George Herd, Hood, Nick Sharkey, George Mulhall
Spurs : - Brown, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, L. Brown, Clayton, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Attendance : -  44,394
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag

 
07.11.1964 Spurs ran out 3-0 winners in this First Division meeting with Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

There were no goals in a disappointing first half, but two quick goals out Spurs in the driving seat.  Jimmy Greaves headed home Terry Dyson's left wing cross at the far post to make it 1-0 and within five minutes of the restart the lead had been doubled, with Cliff Jones' diving header finishing off Jimmy Robertson's left wing cross.

Robertson made it 3-0 himself, when his first shot was stopped by defender Dickie Rooks, but he converted the rebound by knocking it home past goalkeeper Jim Montgomery.  There was a chance for Sunderland to pull one back, but a penalty kick taken by Johnny Crossan hit the post and bounced away from goal.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, Norman, Marchi, Robertson, Greaves, Les Allen, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Sub. not used : 
Manager : - Bill Nicholson
Sunderland -  Jim Montgomery, Cecil Irwin, Len Ashurst, Martin Harvey, Dickie Rooks, Jimmy McNab, Brian Usher, Johnny Crossan, John O'Hare, George Herd, Charlie Mulhall
Sub. not used : 
Manager : -  Selection Committee
Attendance : -  36,224
 

08.03.1961 A much improved performance in the Sixth Round FA Cup replay saw Spurs move into the semi-finals to meet Burnley in front of a packed White Hart Lane, with rumours there were as many locked outside as there were inside.

John White struck a 27th minute shot that hit Charlie Hurley and looped up into the air for Les Allen to shoot into the net.  The two Spurs players linked up just after the half hour to provide Cliff Jones with a shot that keeper Peter Wakeham could only block the ball into the path of Bobby Smith, who hit the net to make it 2-0.  Terry Dyson made it three before half time with a goal created by Jones, leaving Sunderland with a mountain to climb.

With a fourth goal in the 65th minute courtesy of Dyson's header, Spurs went on to wrap up the win five minutes later when Dave Mackay looped in a shot with his left foot to put Spurs through.  Ian Lawther had Sunderland's best opportunity, but shot over the bar.

Teams : 
Spurs -   B. Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, L. Allen, B. Smith, Dyson
Sunderland -  Peter Wakeham, Nelson, Ashurst, Martin Harvey, Charlie Hurley, Stan Anderson, Harry Hooper, Ambrose Fogarty, Ian Lawther,
Willie McPheat, John Dillon.
Attendance : -  64,797
Ref. : - W. Clements (Staffordshire)
Linesmen : - Mr. D. W. Markham (Suffolk) - Red flag; Mr. R. A. L. Williams (Essex) - Yellow flag

04.03.1961 Spurs were taken back to White Hart Lane for a Fifth Round FA Cup replay by a plucky Second Division Sunderland side. 

Cliff Jones provided Spurs with the lead with a ninth minute header that arced over keeper Peter Wakeham, but youngster Willie McPheat scored in the same minute of the second half to leave the scores tied at 1-1, although Sunderland had the better chances in the remainder of the match.

Teams : 
Sunderland - 
Peter Wakeham, Willie McPheat, .
Spurs -  Cliff Jones,
Attendance : -  61,236

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15.03.1958 Don Revie's goal settled this game in Sunderland's favour at White Hart Lane.

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Attendance : -   40,751

02.11.1957 Tottenham's trip to Roker Park brought a First Division point in a match that had a thrilling finish.

A goal in the first half by Johnny Brooks was levelled by Billy Bingham's second half goal, but there were chances for both sides to win the match.  Bobby Smith went through and although he was tripped on the edge of the box, kept going, only to be robbed of a shooting chance just as he was about to shoot.  Sunderland thought they had won the game near the end, as Alan O'Neil put the ball in the net, but the referee ruled it out for offside and both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Teams : 
Sunderland -  , , , , , , , , , Bingham, O'Neil.
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , Brooks, Bobby Smith
Attendance : -   36,091
Ref. : -  Clough (-)

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28.08.1954 Arthur Rowe's side was in decline, as was his health, so when Sunderland came to White Hart Lane, they eased to a 1-0 win over an aging Tottenham team.

Having won the first two matches of the season, Spurs lost to the only goal of the game came when Purdon netted a cross from Chisholm in the 39th minute in front of a big crowd,  condemning Spurs to their first defeat of the season.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Wetton, Clarke, Brittan, Walters, Bennett, Dunmore, Baily, Robb
Sunderland : - Fraser, Hedley, McDonald, Anderson, Daniel, Aitken, Bingham, Shackleton, Purdon, Chisholm, Elliott
Crowd : - 53,646
 

18.04.1953 Spurs visited Sunderland at Roker Park and the teams shared the points in a 1-1 draw.

Tottenham had more chances in the match, but poor finishing cost them the win. With the game approaching half-time, Sonny Walters put Spurs ahead, but the home team pulled level 15 minutes from the end. There was a close call at the end when Les Bennett forced a good save from Sunderland keeper Harry Threadgold.

Teams : 
Sunderland : -  Harry Threadgold, , , , , , , , , ,
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Baker, Willis, Nicholson, King, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Harmer, Medley
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Attendance : -  24,953
 
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23.09.1950 A first half goal by ten man Spurs was equalised in the second to see the sides share the points at White Hart Lane.

After Sid McClellan had seen his debut end with a knock on the head that required his removal to hospital leaving Spurs with ten men halfway through the first half, Tottenham pushed forward.  Although a man short, Denis Uphill slipped a pass to Eddie Baily, who shot home to give Spurs the lead before the break.

Star striker Ivor Broadis grabbed an equaliser early in the second half, but it was Spurs who had the best chances to win the match, being kept out by keeper John Mapson.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Uphill, McClellan, Baily, Medley. 
Sunderland -  Mapson, Broadis.
Attendance : -  59,190

28.01.1950

Spurs staged a fine comeback from a goal down to record a big win over high-riding Sunderland at White Hart Lane in this FA Cup Fourth Round tie.

Dickie Davis put the Rokerites ahead with an 11th minute shot from the edge of the area after he was set up by Tommy McLain.  It took only six minutes for Spurs to equalise, when Billy Rees got to a long pass up the wing and crossed for Sonny Walters to score, with his effort taking a deflection off Jack Stelling on it's way in.  Just after the half hour, Walters turned provider for Les Bennett to nod Tottenham in front off the left hand upright.  Ivor Broadis, who had played for Spurs during the war, missed a great opportunity to level the scores after the restart, but Walters punished the mistake with his second goal of the match, a scrambled effort in the 69th minute.

Spurs were now in the ascendancy and on 76 minutes, Les Medley smashed an unstoppable shot past Mapson after Rees, Baily and Walters had all linked up.  Medley had a last minute shot blocked, after Ron Burgess' run had presented the chance, but Bennett was on hand to round off the win with his second goal in front of a big crowd at the Lane, including some 16,000 Mackems.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Rees, Baily, Medley
Sunderland -  Mapson, Stelling, Hudgell, Watson, Walsh, McLain, Wright, Broadis, Davis, Shackleton, Reynolds.
Attendance : -   66,245

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05.03.1938 In a Sixth Round FA Cup tie, visitors Sunderland helped draw a record Spurs crowd of 75,038.

It was Sunderland who won the tie 1-0 with goal from England international forward Raich Carter.

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07.10.1933 Second place Spurs hosted fifth place Sunderland in the match of the day in the First Division on a day when Fred Channell made his debut for Spurs.

Goals from George Hunt, Willie Hall and Willie Evans were enough to take  Tottenham to top of the table despite Bobby Gurney netting a consolation for the Wearsiders.

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Sunderland - 
McDougall, Benny Yorston, Bobby Gurney, Harold Shaw.
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Attendance : -   44,235

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19.12.1914

Spurs crashed to their biggest defeat to Sunderland in front of the lowest league crowd at White Hart Lane.

George Philip and Bobby Best got two goals each, with Charles Buchan and Harry Martin netting one apiece took Sunderland to a 6-0 away win.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sunderland -  Buchan, Best, Philip, Martin

Attendance : -  5,000

08.11.1913 Sunderland arrived at White Hart Lane as reigning First Division champions and they showed that form with a 4-1 win.  The Sunderland goals came from Bobby Best, Billy Cringan, Jimmy Richardson and Charlie Buchan, with the only Tottenham response coming from Jimmy Cantrell.

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Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , , Cantrell
Subs not used : 
Sunderland -  , , , Charles Buchan, , , , , Billy Cringan, Jimmy Richardson, Bobby Best.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   36,000

   

 

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