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200 derby days in the PL!

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 9 January 2014  - 16:30

We will create a little slice of history when we face Palace on Saturday - by becoming the first team to play 200 London derbies in the Premier League.

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By coincidence, our first London derby in the Premier League era was against Palace at the Lane on August 22, 1992 - Gordon Durie and Steve Sedgley on target in a 2-2 draw.

Our most recent derby was a 2-1 win at Fulham on December 4 as goals from Vlad Chiriches and a spectacular strike from Lewis Holtby saw us home.

In-between, our biggest derby win was 6-2 at at Wimbledon in May, 1998 and our heaviest loss 6-1 against Chelsea in December, 1997. The most goals in a game was a 5-4 reverse against Arsenal at the Lane in November, 2004 with the highest score draws  4-4 at the Emirates in November, 2008 and Chelsea at the Lane in March, 2008.

SPURS vs PALACE - KEY STATS

- If we win on Saturday, it will be our first Premier League double over the Eagles and first in the league since 1980-81 in the old Division One when we won 4-3 away in August, 1980 (Crooks 2, Archibald, Hoddle) and 4-2 at the Lane in November, 1980 (Crooks 3, Archibald).

- We are unbeaten in Tim Sherwood’s first four PL matches in charge (3 wins, 1 draw). No Spurs manager/Head Coach has remained unbeaten in their first five PL matches since Jacques Santini went six PL games unbeaten (2 wins, 4 draws) from August to September, 2004.

- We're unbeaten in the PL in the last 22 matches when we’ve opened the scoring (17 wins, 5 draws).

- We remain unbeaten in PL this season when we’ve scored (11 wins, 3 draws).

- We're unbeaten in the last 18 PL home matches when we have scored.