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Posted on 16 February 2001  - 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).

  • Spurs have not lost to a lower division side at home since Nottingham Forest beat them in a 3rd round replay in 1974/5
  • This is County's first appearance in the 5th round since 1949/50 - and they have never reached the quarter-finals
  • This is the first meeting of the clubs since February 1938

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
(11th in Premiership/White Hart Lane/George Graham (Oct '98)/Spurs)

  • FA Cup Best: Winners 8 times: 1901, 21, 61, 62, 67, 81, 82, 91, Runners up 1987
  • Last Season: 3rd Round, lost replay 1-6 at Newcastle
  • Round 3: Leyton Orient (A) W1-0 (Doherty)
  • Round 4: Charlton (A) W4-2 (Rufus og, Anderton, Leonhardsen, Rebrov)
  • Became the only non league team to win the cup as a Southern League side in 1901
  • 4 QF appearances in the 1990's
  • Last knocked out by a lower division side when Ipswich beat them 0-3 at Portman Road in the 4th Round, 1993/4
  • Also lost 0-1 to old 2nd Division Bradford in the 3rd Round at Valley Parade in 1988/9 and 1-2 at 3rd Division Port Vale in 1987/8 (4th Round)
  • Not lost to a lower division side at home since Nottingham Forest beat them in a 3rd round replay in 1974/5 - Neil Martin scoring the only goal
  • Won only 1 of their last 7 ties away from home
  • Spurs fans will be convinced their team's name is on the cup this season - 5 of Spurs 8 wins have come when the year ends in a '1'
  • Won 3 of their last 4 ties away from home
  • Lost only 1 of their last 6 ties away from home
  • Unbeaten in 8 games in all comps
  • Drawn 4 of their last 6 games in all comps
    Last Six: DDDDWW
    Top Scorers: Rebrov - 9 (8 lge, 1 FAC) (1 pen)
    Also: Ferdinand - 7 lge, Leonhardsen - 5 (3 lge, 1 FAC, 1 LC), Anderton - 4 (2 lge, 1 FAC, 1 LC) (3 pens)

STOCKPORT COUNTY
(18th in Division 1/Edgeley Park/Andy Kilner (July '99)/County or Hatters)

  • FA Cup Best: 5th Round 1935, 50, 2001
  • Last Season: 3rd Round, lost 2-3 at Grimsby
  • Round 3: Preston North End (A) W1-0 (Fradin)
  • Round 4: Crewe Alexandra (A) W1-0 (Wiss)
  • This is their first appearance in the 5th round since 1949/50
  • Never gone past the 5th round in their history
  • This is the 11th time on the trot they have been drawn away from home
  • Won 6 of their last 10 ties away from home
  • Lost only 1 of their 8 games in all comps
  • However, won only 3 of their last 10 games in all comps
  • Drawn 4 of their last 6 games in all comps
  • Clean sheets in 4 of their last 8 games in all comps
  • Unbeaten in 4 games away from home in all comps
    Last Six: WDDWDD
    Top Scorer: Moore (now Burnley) - 8 (7 lge, 1 LC)
    Also: Wiss - 7 (6 lge, 1 FAC), Wilbraham - 6 lge, Cooper - 5 lge, Fradin - 4 (3 lge, 1 FAC)

Head to Head

  • This is only the 7th meeting
  • This is the first meeting since February 1938
  • Spurs have won 4 of the previous 6 meetings
  • Stockport have never won at White Hart Lane
  • County's only win over Spurs came at Edgeley Park in October 1937
  • Never met in the cup before
    This Corresponding Fixture: Spurs 2 Stockport 0 - Division 2, 23rd February '38
  • StatPack - By Dave Todd