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Diary - December

Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by...


1 SUNDAY
SPURS v MANCHESTER UNITED
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
AT WHITE HART LANE, Noon
1990 We arrive late for our game at Chelsea after our coach is clamped! A 3-2 defeat follows. Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker score our goals.

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Image: Congratulations to Hugo Lloris who celebrates his birthday on Boxing Day

2 MONDAY
TODAY AND TOMORROW, MIKE ENGLAND AND ALAN GILZEAN INDUCTED INTO SPURS ‘HALL OF FAME’ AT WHITE HART LANE.
1941 Mike England born in Greenfield. The future Welsh international centre-half would join us from Blackburn Rovers in August, 1966.

3 TUESDAY
1956 Alf Stokes hits a hat-trick as we hammer Hungarian touring side Red Banner 7-1 in a friendly at White Hart Lane.
1973 We draw 2-2 with Bayern Munich in Phil Beal’s testimonial. John Pratt and Alan Gilzean score.

4 WEDNESDAY
FULHAM v SPURS
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
AT CRAVEN COTTAGE, 8pm
1948 Bill Nicholson scores his first ever Spurs goal as we draw 1-1 at Fulham in the Second Division.
1954 Bill Nicholson plays his last game for Spurs – a 3-1 home defeat by Everton. Eddie Baily, later Bill’s assistant manager, scores our goal.



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