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A leading question!

Posted on 4 September 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

We have received a number of emails regarding the last time Spurs topped the league and there appears to be a few different occasions being bandied about. Cue club historian Andy Porter.

"To clarify the current situation," said Andy.

"We last topped the league (Premiership/Football League) on 21.8.99 following a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday (after four games, a defeat plus three wins).

This lasted for 25 hours until Man Utd went top on winning 2-1 at Arsenal on the Sunday afternoon (Sky game- hence 25 hours!).

We last topped the old first division on 30.8.86 having defeated Man City 1-0 at home in our third game of the season (win, draw, win). Lost 0-2 at Southampton the following Tuesday and had dropped to eighth after a goal-less draw at Highbury the next Saturday.

The last sustained stay at top of league was for four weeks between December 22, 1984 and January 12, 1985.