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Spurs by Numbers

This month the featured number is 75,038 – our record attendance at White Hart Lane, established in March, 1938.

The statistic often overlooked when looking back on the game that attracted such a huge crowd to the Lane - is sadly that we actually lost the match!

Sunderland were the visitors for an FA Cup sixth round tie. They were the Cup holders and a powerful First Division force at the time while we would finish fifth in the Second Division at the end of that season.

Manager Jack Tresadern’s Tottenham team had overcome fellow Division Two outfit Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at home in the third round thanks to two goals from Jack Gibbons and one from Fred Sargent.

We then struggled a bit at New Brighton, of Third Division North, where we came away with a 0-0 draw but cruised through in the replay with Gibbons again bagging a brace in our 5-2 win. Johnny Morrison also scored two in that one with Colin Lyman completing the scoring.


Image: Sunderland captain Raich Carter with the FA Cup in 1937.

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