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KEEPER GOALS: THE FACTS

Posted on 18 March 2007  - 12:00

Following Paul Robinson's goal against Watford, Club historian Andy Porter gives us the lowdown on goalscoring goalkeepers at Spurs... 

Following Paul Robinson's goal against Watford, Club historian Andy Porter gives us the lowdown on goalscoring goalkeepers at Spurs...

Paul Robinson became the first Spurs goalkeeper to score from open play in a League fixture when his free kick put us 2-0 up in the 62nd minute of our 3-1 home win over Watford.

The only previous instance of one of our goalkeepers netting a goal in a Premier/Football League fixture since 1908 was on April 10, 1914 when ‘Tiny’ Joyce successfully converted a penalty kick in the 3-0 First Division home win over Bolton Wanderers.

That was Joyce’s ninth spot kick in our colours, the previous eight coming in reserve team games between December, 1910 and January, 1914. He notched his tenth and final goal for us in a tour match against Bayern Munich on May 9, 1914.

Pat Jennings scored from a drop kick from his own penalty area in the FA Charity Shield match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 12, 1967. The match ended 3-3.

Ray Clemence successfully converted a penalty in a friendly match against the Guernsey FA XI on April 8, 1985. We won the game 5-0.




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