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2016-17 in numbers - high-scoring wins

Posted on 30 May 2017  - 12:51

Our 7-1 win at Hull City on the last day of the 2016-17 campaign was our best-ever away win.

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We'd registered seven goals or more on 30 previous occasions in league and cup action – amazingly, every single one was at White Hart Lane.

In fact, we broke our away win record in the Premier League twice in the space of four days!

The 6-1 win at Leicester City toppled the previous bests of 5-1 at Hull (August, 2009) and Bournemouth (September, 2015) and 4-0 wins at Villa (December, 2012), Newcastle (February, 2014) and Stoke (April, 2016 and August, 2016).

We last scored seven or more in the 9-1 win in the Premier League against Wigan in November, 2009, when Jermain Defoe scored five goals. That remains our biggest margin of victory in a top-flight match since joining the Football League in 1908.

Since joining the Football League, we have now notched seven goals or more in a game on 21 occasions, 10 times in the old First Division, eight in the Second Division and three times in the Premier League – the 9-1 against Wigan, 7-2 against Southampton (March, 2000) and now 7-1 at Hull.

In addition, we can claim seven or more in a further 10 cup matches – six in the FA Cup, three in European competition plus one in the Football League Cup.

Listed below are all 31 instances of our having netted seven or more goals in a match – all were at home until last Sunday!

SEVEN-PLUS – PREMIER/FOOTBALL LEAGUE

11.10.1958 Everton 10-4 Division One
22.10.1977 Bristol Rovers 9-0 Division Two
22.11.2009 Wigan Athletic 9-1 Premier League
29.09.1962 Nottingham Forest 9-2 Division One
21.11.1931 Port Vale 9-3 Division Two
28.03.1936 Southampton 8-0 Division Two
01.09.1930 Burnley 8-1 Division Two
03.12.1932 Swansea Town 7-0 Division Two
12.11.1949 Sheffield United 7-0 Division Two
18.11.1950 Newcastle United 7-0 Division One
07.09.1968 Burnley 7-0 Division One
21.05.2017 Hull (away) 7-1 Premier League
30.08.1930 Reading 7-1 Division Two
25.12.1952 Middlesbrough 7-1 Division One
18.09.1957 Birmingham City 7-1 Division One
02.11.1935 Swansea Town 7-2 Division Two
22.01.1955 Sheffield Wednesday 7-2 Division One
15.04.1963 Liverpool 7-2 Division One
11.03.2000 Southampton 7-2 Premier League
30.08.1926 Sheffield Wednesday 7-3 Division One
27.03.1965 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7-4 Division One

SEVEN-PLUS – MAJOR CUP COMPETITIONS

03.02.1960 Crewe Alexandra 13-2 FA Cup 4 replay
15.01.1923 Worksop Town 9-0 FA Cup 1 replay
28.09.1971 Keflavik 9-0 UEFA Cup 1
12.01.1953 Tranmere Rovers 9-1 FA Cup 3 replay
28.09.1983 Drogheda United 8-0 UEFA Cup 1
20.09.1961 Gornik 8-1 European Cup Prel.
30.10.1897 2nd Coldstream Guards 7-0 FA Cup 3 Qual.
19.01.1910 Plymouth Argyle 7-1 FA Cup 1 replay
07.01.1939 Watford 7-1 FA Cup 3
03.12.1975 Doncaster Rovers 7-2 League Cup 5