spurs v wolverhampton wanderers match reports

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07.02.1996 FA Cup Fourth Round Replay.  

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  27,846

27.01.1996

FA Cup Fourth Round.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  32,816

31.03.1984 A lack-lustre match was settled by a thunderbolt from Micky Hazard, with Wolves' only attempt coming when Wayne Clarke managed to hit a shot over the bar from close range.

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   19,296

15.10.1983 .  

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  12,523

06.02.1982 The match marked the opening of the New West stand and Sir Stanley Rous, President of FIFA, cut the ribbon to a firework reception.

The fireworks were a taste of things to come as Glenn Hoddle's penalty in the ninth minute gave Spurs an early lead.  Ricky Villa hit another goal on the half-hour with a swerving volley from outside the box after Tony Galvin had crossed, then headed home Galvin's pinpoint cross on 40 minutes, before rounding off his hat-trick just after the interval.  Kenny Hibbitt had pulled a goal back for Wolves just before the half-time whistle.

A bullet header from Garth Crooks and a sixth goal from Mark Falco sealed a fitting way to mark the advent of the new part of White Hart Lane stadium.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
R. Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Price, Villa, Perryman, Ardiles, Falco, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks
Subs not used : 
Wolves - 
Paul Bradshaw, Geoff Palmer, John Humphrey, Hugh Atkinson, Joe Gallagher, George Berry, Kenny Hibbitt, Mel Eves, Andy Gray, John Richards, Colin Brazier (Wayne Clarke)
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  29 ,960

12.09.1981 Ossie Ardiles threaded a ball through the Wolves defence for Tony Galvin to beat the advancing Paul Bradshaw with his shot for the only goal of the match in the 65th minute.

Glenn Hoddle had a shot cleared off the line by John Humphrey, while Bradshaw did well to fist away the ball from Chris Jones.  Spurs were grateful to Ray Clemence as he blocked Norman Bell, when he was clean through on goal late on.  

Teams : 
Wolves -  Paul Bradshaw, John Humphrey, , , , , , Norman Bell
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  18,675

30.04.1981

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Teams : 
Wolves -  , .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used :
Attendance : -  18,350

15.04.1981 FA Cup Semi-final replay at Highbury.  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  52,539

11.04.1981 FA Cup Semi-final at Hillsborough.

Spurs were robbed when, with seconds left of the regulation 90 minutes,  Kenny Hibbitt went down in the box under challenge from Glenn Hoddle.  There looked nothing amiss at the time, but controversial referee Clive Thomas pointed to the spot and the resulting penalty kick was stuck away by Willie Carr to give Wolves a replay.  

This had equalled the scores after Hoddle had converted a free kick awarded inches outside the box, when a penalty had looked the correct decision.  Archibald had struck to give Spurs and early lead, but they were pulled back by Hibbitt's goal.  The crowd was dangerously packed in that day and many Spurs fans complained of crushing at the Leppings Lane end of the ground and had to be moved to the opposite end of the stadium.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Aleksic, Hughton, Miller, Roberts, Perryman, Villa, Hoddle, Ardiles (Brooke), Galvin, Archibald, Crooks
Wolves -  Hibbitt, Carr, .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  50,174

08.11.1980 .

Teams : 
Spurs -  .
Subs not used : 
Wolves - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   29,244

23.04.1980 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  19,843

03.04.1979 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   19,819

25.11.1978 A goal from the penalty spot by Peter Taylor was the difference between the two sides, although Spurs were unable to take advantage of Wolves goalkeeper Paul Bradshaw being injured and having to leave the field, being replaced by Kenny Hibbitt between the sticks.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub : 
Wolves -  .
Sub : 
Attendance : -  35,420

16.10.1978 A Colin Lee goal was all Spurs had to show for their trip to Molineux for John McAlle's testimonial match.

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - Daines (Kendall); Naylor, Lacy (Bowgett), McAllister, Holmes; Pratt (C. Lee), Villa, Ardiles, McNab; G. Armstrong (Hoddle), Chris Jones
Attendance : -  ,

16.03.1976 John Pratt's goal was the only one of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, John McAlle, .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Coates, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Duncan, Hoddle
Unused sub. : - M. Stead

Attendance : -    21,554
Ref. : -  - (-)

01.11.1975 .

Teams : Programme line-ups
Spurs - 
Jennings, Pratt, McAllister, Coates, Young, Osgood, Conn, Perryman (cpt), Chivers, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Sub. not used : 
Wolves - 
Gary Pierce, Geoff Palmer, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey (cpt), Frnak Munro, John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt, Willie Carr, John Richards, Steve Kindon, Steve Daley.
Sub. not used : 
Colours : - All gold
Manager : - Bill McGarry
Ref. : - Mr. Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Linesmen : - Mr. D. T. Sadler (Devon) - Yellow Flag; Mr. P. C. Wrenall (Bucks) - Red Flag
Attendance : -  26,102

28.03.1975 Spurs were well worth their 3-0 win over Wolves, which was their first in this First Division since 11th January.

The White Hart Lane crowd saw John Duncan's goal give Tottenham a first half lead, taking Alfie Conn's pass and firing home on the volley from the edge of the box.

Steve Perryman took over the scoring duties in the second half, with the skipper scoring twice. He struck the first with a shot from 18 yards, which he got away before John McAlle closed him down.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Beal, Osgood, Naylor, Conn, Perryman (cpt), Chris Jones, Duncan, McAllister
Sub. not used : 
Chivers
Programme line-up
Wolves : -
Gary Pierce, Geoff Palmer, Derek Parkin, Steve Daley, Frank Munro, John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt, Willie Carr, Peter Withe (Derek Dougan), Steve Kindon, Dave Wagstaffe
Unused sub. : - Dougan
Manager : - Bill McGarry
Attendance : -    27,238
Ref. Mr. Harry New (Bristol)
Linesmen : Mr. D. A. Burlingham (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. D. A. Waterman (Surrey) - Yellow flag


Goal times
First goal 35m 51s
Second goal 65m 45s
Third goal 88m 21s
 

21.09.1974 A late winner took the points on Tottenham's First Division visit to Molineux.

Spurs took the lead in the 27th minute when Martin Chivers intercepted the ball and when John McAlle went it to tackle him, the ball ran to Martin Peters, who hit the ball past Phil Parkes.

Just after the break, a Frank Munro header flicked off Ray Evans and beat Pat Jennings to equalise, before Derek Parkin struck a free-kick into the net to make it 2-1 to Wolves. 

With 14 minutes left, a deflected John Pratt shot fell to Jimmy Neighbour, who set up Chivers to equalise with a close range left foot shot, beating John McAlle on the line and then Terry Naylor made a winning goal for Chivers in the last minute of the game when he turned home a right wing cross with his right foot, beating the Wolves No. 2 to the ball.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Phil Parkes, Derek Parkin, Frank Munro, John McAlle,  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt) (Naylor 63), Coates
Kit : -  all white.
Attendance : -   
20,647
Ref. : -  - (-)
 

06.04.1974 Chris McGrath's equaliser salvaged a point from Tottenham's visit to Molineux.

Spurs had the better chances in the first half against struggling Wolves, but failed to profit from them.  McGrath struck the post, Martin Chivers' over-head kick flew just inches wise and Ralph Coates' fierce shot was well saved.  It was in the 61st minute that the home team took their chance and Barry Powell converted to give Wolves the lead. Tottenham were well worth their equaliser, which arrived when Ray Evans and Chivers combined to present McGrath the opportunity to shoot home from seven yards with his right foot.

Teams : 
Wolves -  McAlle, Powell, Bailey (c), , K. Hibbitt, , .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, R. Evans, England, Beal, Naylor, Pratt, Coates (Kinnear), Neighbour, Peters, Chivers, McGrath
Attendance : -   24,073
Ref. : -  Alf Grey (Great Yarmouth)

24.11.1973 Spurs lost this First Division match at White Hart Lane 1-3 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers went back to the West Midlands with a 3-1 First Division win after seeing off Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Geoff Palmer's handball handed Martin Chivers the chance to put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot, which he took gratefully.  However, Barry Powell's pile-driver drew Wolves level and then Palmer put them ahead before the half-time break.

Wolves reinforced their lead in the second half when Kenny Hibbitt scored the third away goal and Spurs could not come back from that.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt (McGrath), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Sub. not used : 
Wolves - 
Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey (cpt), Frank Munro, John McAlle, Barry Powell, Kenny Hibbitt, John Richards, Derek Dougan, Dave Wagstaffe
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   22,541
Ref. : - Ray Toseland (Kettering)

Goal times
First goal 14m 07s
Second goal 23m 32s
Third goal 43m 23s
 

30.04.1973 .

Programme line-ups
Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pratt
Sub. not used : 
Wolves : - Phil Parkes, Gerald Taylor, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey (cpt), John McAlle, Derek Jefferson, Barry Powell, Alan Sunderland, John Richards, Derek Dougan, Steve Daley
Sub. not used : 
Manager : - Bill McGarry
Kit : - Gold shirts, black shorts
Ref. Mr. John Thacker (Lincoln)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -  16,942
 
30.12.1972 In this League Cup semi-final Second Leg, Martin Peters had put Tottenham ahead, but two Wolves goals pulled the score level at 3-3 on aggregate, so the match went into extra time.

With the game becoming more tense as time ticked by, Martin Chivers stretched out to get to a ball ten yards from goal before two Wolves defenders, directing the ball past Phil Parkes to make the score 2-2 on the night and 4-3 to Spurs on aggregate.

Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Naylor, Gilzean (Coates), Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Wolves : -  Phil Parkes,
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 41,653

Goal times
First goal 34 mins 14 secs
Second goal 71 mins 17 secs
Third goal 88 mins 01 secs
 
20.12.1972 League Cup semi-final 1st Leg.

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  28,327

19.08.1972 Spurs lost their first First Division game of the season, when Wolves won by the odd goal in five at Molineux.

Poor first half defending lead to Tottenham turning around three goals behind. John Richards had already scored twice before Kenny Hibbitt scored the third in the 33rd minute.

A change in the way Spurs were picking up the Wolves players made a difference and Martin Peters scored to reduce the deficit before half-time, sweeping in a bouncing ball home with his right foot from the edge of the box. The second half saw Tottenham perform better and dominated Wolves, but could only score once more, when Ralph Coates crossed for John Pratt to turn home a fierce 18 yard left-foot volley on the hour.

There was an odd moment when a long throw by Martin Chivers went straight into the goal, with some confusion until the referee rightly ruled that as nobody had touched it the game would restart with a goal-kick.


Wolves : - Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Derek Parkin, Danny Hegan (Alan Sunderland), Francis Munro, John McAlle, Jim McCalliog, Kenny Hibbitt, John Richards, Derek Dougan, Steve Daley
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates.
Unused sub. : - Naylor

Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag-.
Crowd : -  24,237.
 

17.05.1971 UEFA Cup Final 2nd leg.

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Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

03.05.1971 UEFA Cup Final 1st leg.

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

16.10.1971 Spurs racked up a 4-1 home win over Wolves that could have been by an even bigger margin.

Having already missed a chance, Alan Gilzean made amends, converting Alan Mullery's dangerous cross, but Wolves defended well to keep Spurs out until the second half.

Martin Chivers drove home left footed from the edge of the box to make it 2-0 and followed it up with his second, after the visitors produced a spell of pressure that saw Jennings save well from Jim McCalliog, but he was unable to stop Mike Bailey's long range effort that had made it 2-1.

Jimmy Neighbour's shot that went in off the post ended the scoring, but the winger went close again, with a fierce drive that went just wide of the goal.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Sub. not used : 
Holder
Wolves - 
Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey (cpt), Gerry Taylor, John McAlle, Danny Hegan, Steve Daley, Jim McCalliog, John Richards, Paul Walker.
Sub. not used : 
Kenny Hibbitt
Ref. Mr. Bob Matthewson (Manchester)
Linesmen : Mr. D. A. Ling (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. A. G. Gorham (Suffolk) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -  36,582
 

14.08.1971 A 2-2 opening day draw was a good result for both sides, but Spurs had come from 0-2 down to grab a point.

Striker Bobby Gould put the home side ahead on 27 minutes and when Mike England handled Kenny Hibbitt's shot, Jim McCalliog hit the second from the penalty spot after 70 minutes.  With ten minutes left, Cyril Knowles' cross was dropped by keeper Phil Parkes at Martin Chivers' feet and he reduced the deficit.  When Alan Gilzean headed home Martin Peters' free-kick, Spurs were level with only six minutes remaining.

Alan Gilzean headed home an equaliser

Wolverhampton Wanderers : - , , , McAlle, Parkin, , , , Hibbitt, , , .
Spurs : - , , , Mullery (cpt), , , Coates, , Chivers, ,
 

Teams : 
Wolves -  Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Frank Munro,
John McAlle, Derek Parkin, Paul Walker, Kenny Hibbitt, Dave Wagstaffe, Jim McCalliog, Derek Dougan, Bobby Gould.
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Knowles, England, Beal, Kinnear, Mullery
(c), Coates, Perryman, Peters, Chivers, Gilzean
Sub. not used : 
Pratt
Attendance : -  30,495

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Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

19.12.1970 The two teams played out a First Division stalemate in this game at the Lane.


The goal-less draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers saw both keepers kept busy but the high point of the game was Alan Gilzean's header from Jimmy Neighbour's cross that went just inches over the top.

Programme listed Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce (Neighbour)
Wolves - 
 Phil Parkes, Bernard Shaw, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey (c), Frank Munro, John McAlle, Jim McCalliog, Kenny Hibbitt, Bobby Gould, Derek Dougan, David Wagstaffe
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   30,544
Ref. : - David Laing (Preston)

Linesmen :  Mr. A. A. Teale (Surrey) - Red flag;  Mr. A. F. Coghlan (Kent) - Yellow flag

22.08.1970 Spurs won their first game of the season 3-0 at Molineux with a fine performance.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Dougan, .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, England, Peter Collins, Knowles, Mullery (c), Perryman, Peters, Morgan, Gilzean, Chivers
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  23,896
Ref. : - 
 

07.02.1970 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -    27,295
Ref. : -  - (-)

11.10.1969 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   36,736

03.09.1969 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   34,017

22.02.1969 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  35,912

25.01.1969 FA Cup Fourth Round.

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   48,985

07.12.1968 A quick fire double by Wolves took the points at Molineux, thanks to a Derek Dougan goal on 61 minutes and Frank Wignall adding the second soon after.

Tottenham's only real opportunity came when centre-half Mike England moved forward and his shot from just outside the penalty area bounced back of the goalpost.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  30,846

11.05.1968 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -  40,929

06.09.1967 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Sub. not used : 
Wolves -  .
Sub. not used : 
Attendance : -   44,408

27.03.1965 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves -  .
Attendance : -  25,974

14.11.1964 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Spurs - 
Attendance : -   28,728

04.09.1963 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Spurs - 
Attendance : -   51,851

28.08.1963 Spurs travelled to Molineux and returned with a convincing 4-1 win.

The home side took the lead through Alan Hinton after just four minutes of this Wednesday evening match and it took until the latter stages of the first half for Spurs to bring the scores level through Bobby Smith.  It was Smith who put Tottenham ahead in the second half and Jimmy Greaves added a brace, his second coming from the penalty spot for a handball, to wrap up a good two points for Spurs.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Hinton,
Spurs -  Bobby Smith, Greaves
Attendance : -   41,488

19.09.1962 .

Teams : 
Wolves -  .
Spurs - 
Attendance : -    48,166
Ref. : -  - (-)

12.09.1962 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves -  .
Attendance : -   61,412

03.02.1962 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves -  .
Attendance : -   45,687

16.09.1961 A home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers came courtesy of a first half goal by Dave Mackay settled this game.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (cpt), Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Saul, Dyson
Wolves - 
Attendance : - 
45,334

22.02.1961 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves -  .
Attendance : -   62,261

01.10.1960 Spurs won 4-0 at Wolves to keep up their grip on top spot in Division One.

Les Allen did very well in setting up Cliff Jones for the Tottenham opener, before the goals started flowing from Danny Blanchflower, Allen and Terry Dyson to secure a big victory.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Sidebottom, Showell, Harris, Clamp, Stuart, Flowers, Deeley, Broadbent, Farmer, Mason, Horne
Spurs -  
 B. Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Attendance : -   52,829
Ref. : - H. Callaghan (Stockport)
Linesmen : -   Mr. R. J. Edwardes (Newport, Monmouthshire) - Red flag; Mr. E. Botham (Nottingham) -  Yellow flag

23.04.1960 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : - ,

10.10.1959 With the two teams at the top of the table with 16 points from 11 matches each, the First Division encounter looked like it would be a close one.  That proved to be the case in the early part of the match, with Wolves' Bobby Mason equalising Bobby Smith's opener, but Smith restored the lead before the interval.

Into the second period, Cliff Jones extended the lead to 3-1 and then Bobby Smith finished off a rumbustuous performance with two more goals before the end to take his personal tally to four.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Mason
Spurs - 
Cliff Jones, Bobby Smith
Attendance : -   59,344

02.03.1959 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  30,4
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27.09.1958 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  48,563

26.12.1957

Spurs took the points against Wolves in this Boxing Day match and ended the 18 match unbeaten run by the Midlands side.

Bobby Smith's goal

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

02.10.1957 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  36,024

12.01.1957 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  42,416

18.09.1956 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  ,

18.04.1956 Wolves ran out big home winners in this First Division game at Molineux.

The first thirty minutes were goal-less, but Wolves went on the rampage with three goals in the next nine minutes, one a penalty.  The second half was little better for Spurs, as they let in another two, one more from a spot-kick, but a further penalty gave Spurs a consolation as Tommy Harmer netted for our solitary goal in the 1-5 defeat in which Ron Reynolds played particularly well despite conceding five !!

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs -  Reynolds, Harmer
Attendance : -   29,890

19.11.1955 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  51,363

30.08.1954 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  37,384

25.08.1954 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  47,776

24.04.1954 The last match of the season saw Tottenham visit Molineux and leave pointless after a goal in each half from Roy Swinbourne gave Wolves a 2-0 win.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Williams, Stuart, Wright (c), Slater, Shorthouse, Flowers, Hancocks, Broadbent, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Mullen
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Baker, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Wetton, Walters, Bennett, Dunmore, Baily, McClellan
Attendance : -  44,055

05.12.1953 Wolves win at White Hart Lane gave them a club record 18 matches unbeaten in the First Division.

Les Bennett's header from Baily's cross had given Tottenham the lead in the 23rd minute and it wasn't until the 53rd minute that Wolves equalised.  Winger Johnny Hancocks was flying and his ball in was headed home low by Dennis Wilshaw.  In the next attack, Wolves took the lead when Jimmy Mullen's cross was met by Peter Broadbent's head and it flew into the top corner.

Len Duquemin pulled Spurs back level with an equaliser just before the hour, but Wolves' winner came from Hancocks, who drove home from a narrow angle with just ten minutes left on the clock.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Baily, Duquemin, Bennett, 
Subs not used : 
Wolves -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  48,164

25.04.1953 Les Medley's last game at White Hart Lane saw Tottenham beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 to make it a winning departure.

It was Wolves who went ahead through a Johnny Hancock goal, but it was Spurs who went into the half-time interval ahead courtesy of goals from Les Bennett and an Alf Ramsey penalty.

The advantage was increased after the break, when Bennett scored his second, although there was a nervy ending when Stockin scored to make it 3-2, but Tottenham held firm to keep the score-line the same at the final whistle.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Ditchburn, Ramsey, Nicholson, Marchi, King, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Harmer, Medley
Wolves : - Bert Williams, Billy Wright, Pritchard, Ron Flowers, Shorthouse, Bill Slater, Stockin, Swinbourne, Wilshaw, Stan Mullen
Attendance : -   47,776
 
06.12.1952

Having had their train delayed, the Spurs side had to get changed in the carriage and got to the ground just in time - thanks to a police escort !!

When Tottenham eventually arrived, they did find a frozen pitch and a Wolves side that came at them from the off, with Ditchburn having to be alert to keep them at bay.  Tottenham's best attack in the first half ended with Harmer being upended in the box, but penalty shouts were dismissed by the ref.

The second half saw both sides continue to master the conditions and Spurs were denied by the linesman's flag when Duquemin and Walters both looked like scoring.  Tottenham lost the services of Bennett through injury, but he had to stay on, there being no substitutes in those days and in the end were grateful for the 0-0 score-line, although some fans were not as lucky as the players, only getting to the ground after the game had started.

Things were just as bad on the way home, with the squad having to leave the train at Greenford, as the fog was so dense. They reached home using the Central Line from there, leaving the kit skips at the station.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn; Ramsey, Clarke, Nicholson; Burgess, Willis, Walters, Bennett, Harmer; Duquemin, Dicker 
Wolves - 

Attendance : -  37,062
 

22.03.1952 Ted Ditchburn performed heroically to keep Wolverhampton Wanderers at bay at Molineux, as Spurs earned a point in a 1-1 draw.

A gusting wind made play difficult, but Wolves adapted well and took a 10th minute lead, but a quick response two minutes later saw Sonny Walters set up Eddie Baily to equalise.

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Willis, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Adams
Attendance : -  45,343
 

03.11.1951 Wolves took the lead in this First Division match through Jessie Pye and this was added to by Jimmy Mullen tp put the visitors 0-2 up.  Spurs were up against the prospect of a home defeat, but driven on by captain Bill Nicholson, they staged a remarkable recovery. 

It was 2-2 at the break thanks to goals from Les Bennett, who headed home a cross from Len Duquemin and then Sonny Walters shot home through a packed goalmouth.

The score-line ended up 4-2 to Tottenham as a foul in the penalty area on Duquemin in the second half allowed Alf Ramsey to put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot and the Channel Islander got on the score-sheet with a fantastic header late on. 

Teams : 
Spurs -   Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson (c),
Clarke, Wetton, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley
Wolves - 
Bert Williams, Jack Short, Roy Pritchard, Alf Crook, Bill Shorthouse, Billy Wright (cpt), Les Smith, Jimmy Dunn, Wilshaw, Jessie Pye, Jimmy Mullen.
Attendance : -   61,626

 

20.01.1951 .

Teams : 
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson (c),
Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Murphy, McClellan, Baily, Medley
Wolves - 
Attendance : - ,

16.09.1950 There was a clash of styles with the long passing Wolves meeting Tottenham's Pass and Run side at Molineux.

With Wolves having the bulk of the first half chances, Ted Ditchburn was called into action more often than his counterpart, Bert Williams.

It took three minutes for the home team to go ahead, with Roy Swinbourne scoring with a header when he met Johnny Hancock's right wing free-kick. The closest Spurs came was with an Eddie Baily shot that bounced back off the post.

Ten minutes after the break, Hancocks hit the second, after being set up by Jimmy Mullen and a Ray Chatham deflection got a goal back for Tottenham five minutes later.

Teams : 
Wolves -  Bert Williams, Ray Chatham, , Jimmy Mullen , Johnny Hancocks, Roy Swinburne
Spurs -  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley
Ref. :  - 
Attendance : - 
55,364

01.09.1945 Football League South.

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -   24,889

25.08.1945 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  33,852

19.01.1935 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  28,209

08.09.1934 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  37,114

04.09.1933 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  20,510

28.08.1933 Tottenham's first home match back in the First Division after promotion saw Wolverhampton Wanderers come to the Lane.

Spurs put on a great display and ran out 4-0 winners with Taffy O'Callaghan and George Hunt both netting twice.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
O'Callaghan, George Hunt
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -   20,953

02.01.1932 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  25,122

29.08.1931 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  23,267

03.01.1931 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  26,221

06.09.1930 After two big home wins, Spurs went to Molineux in good heart, but losing left back Bert Hodgkinson on 20 minutes with a broken collar-bone hampered the chances of getting anything from the match.

Wolves went on to win 3-1 with centre-half Reg Hollingsworth having a fine match and the Tottenham goal coming from Billy Cook.

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Hollingsworth
Spurs -  , Hodgkinson, Billy Cook,
Attendance : -  24,990
 

22.02.1930 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -  29,341

19.10.1929 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  26,591

19.01.1929 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  11,956

08.09.1928 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -   26,018

23.04.1921 FA Cup Final.

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Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : - ,

05.04.1920 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -  25,000

02.04.1920 .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Wolves - 
Attendance : -   38,000

28.12.1908 .

Teams : 
Wolves - 
Spurs - 
Attendance : -   9,000

01.09.1908 This Thursday afternoon saw a momentous event in Tottenham's history as they staged their first Football League match. Having been elected to the Second Division in the summer of 1908, Spurs faced FA Cup holders Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first League fixture played at 17:00 on a Tuesday night.
 

FA Cup holders Wolves came to London to face League newcomers Spurs and were met by a team set on making their debut in League competition a winning one.  With Bob Hewitson, Doug McFarlane and Robert Steel all making their club debut, it was a good day for a whole number of reasons.  Even Vivian Woodward appeared before the end of the cricket season ... a most unusual occurrence.  The only thing that didn't read the script was the weather, with wind and rain sweeping across White Hart Lane.

Forward and Spurs Director Vivian Woodward had the prestige of scoring Tottenham's first ever league goal to add to his distinguished list of achievements throughout his career.  The goal, after after six minutes gave Tottenham the lead when Walton's 20 yard free-kick was only parried into the path of the forward, who knocked it home from close range.  Another Lunn error shortly after left Woodward with a golden opportunity for the second, but he shot wide.

The second goal came after the half-time break, when Woodward notched his second goal, set up by "Ginger" Walton and then Spurs were on their way to a 3-0 win, with the final goal coming from Tom Morris - a bullet of a shot from 30 yards out that tore in under the crossbar.  Only good keeping by Tommy Lunn (who was later to join Spurs as their goalie) prevented Woodward from scoring a hat-trick in Tottenham's league debut.

Teams : 
Spurs -   
Hewitson, Coquet, Burton, Morris, D. Steel, Darnell, Walton, V. J. Woodward, McFarlane, R. Steel, Middlemiss
Wolves - 
Lunn, Jones, Collins, K. R. G. Hunt, Wooldridge, Bishop, Harrison, Shelton, Hedley, Radford, Pedley

Attendance : -  20,000
Ref : - Jack Howcroft (Bolton)
 

 

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