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Spurs v Leicester - back in time - double dates

Posted on 8 January 2016  - 11:15

When Leicester City came out the hat as our FA Cup opponents in the third round draw, it meant a double-header against the Foxes with Wednesday’s league encounter already in the fixture schedule. This will be the 16th time since joining the Football League in 1908-09 that we have met the same team in back-to-back fixtures in the two competitions.

It first happened over a century ago against City in Division One and then the second round of the FA Cup and last occured against Southampton in the Premier League and FA Cup in January, 2003.

In-between, there have been some hugely-significant matches, not least in our history-making double season of 1960-61, when we beat Villa in Division One on February 11 and then progressed to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup against the same team a week later.

Below: Steve Archibald takes on Kenny Swain in our 1-0 FA Cup win against Villa in 1982

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We met Villa again back-to-back in 1982 as we reached both League and FA Cup Finals for the first time in our history.

DOUBLE DATES - THE FULL LIST

1913-14 v Manchester City
24.01.14 - Division One A - L 1-2
31.01.14 - FA Cup R2 - A - L 1-2

1921-22 v Manchester City
11.02.22 - Division One H - W 3-1
18.02.22 - FA Cup R3 H - W 2-1

1935-36 v Bradford Park Avenue
15.02.36 - FA Cup R5 A - D 0-0
17.02.36 - FA Cup Replay H - W 2-1
22.02.36 - Division Two A - W 5-2

1947-48 v Southampton
21.02.48 - Division Two H - D 0-0
28.02.48 - FA Cup R6 A - W 1-0

1959-60 v Blackburn Rovers
20.02.60 - FA Cup R5 H - L 1-3
27.02.60 - Division One A - W 4-1

1960-61 v Aston Villa
11.02.61 - Division One A - W 2-1
18.02.61 - FA Cup R5 A - W 2-0

1967-68 v Manchester United
27.01.68 - FA Cup R3 A - D 2-2
31.01.68 - FA Cup Replay H - W 1-0
03.02.68 - Division One H - L 1-2

1971-72 v Everton
26.02.72 - FA Cup R5 A - W 2-0
01.03.72 - Division One A - D 1-1

1981-82 v Aston Villa
13.02.82 - FA Cup R5 H - W 1-0
17.02.82 - Division One A - D 1-1

1996-97 v Manchester United
05.01.97 - FA Cup R3 A - L 2-0
12.01.97 - Premier League H - L 2-1

1998-99 v Wimbledon
16.01.99 - Premier League H - D 0-0
23.01.99 - FA Cup R4 A - D 1-1
02.02.99 - FA Cup Replay - H W 3-0

1998-99 v Newcastle United
05.04.99 - Premier League A - D 1-1
13.04.99 - FA Cup SF A - L 0-2

2000-01 v Arsenal
31.03.01 - Premier League A - L 2-0
08.04.01 - FA Cup SF N - L 2-1

2001-02 v Chelsea
10.03.02 - FA Cup R6 H - L 4-0
13.03.02 - Premier League A - L 4-0

2002-03 v Southampton    
01.01.03 - Premier League A - L 1-0
04.01.03 - FA Cup R3 A - L 4-0