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Spurs v Stoke City 1934

Posted on 3 August 2004  - 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).

December 8 1934

Spurs 3 Stoke City 2

A magnificent result for Spurs as injury problems, which had ravaged their side, forced them to field a reserve forward-line and then saw them lose inspirational centre-half Arthur Rowe after 46 minutes.

Stoke, at the time, were one of the top sides in the country and had won five out of their last nine league visits and were fully expected to add White Hart Lane to their list of victorious away days

Spurs took the lead through George Hunt but the men from the Potteries responded almost immediately when Davies capitalised on some hesitancy in the home defence to level the scores.

The influential Taffy O'Callaghan sustained an injured back shortly after Rowe's departure but with Spurs already down to ten men, the little Welshman was forced out on the wing where he could do little but limp up and down the line.

Almost inevitably Stoke took the lead for the first time in the game when Matthews headed home a corner.

However, Spurs showing real character, dug in and somehow produced a victory when O'Callaghan, despite his injury, got the final touch to a goalmouth melee to scramble the ball home.

Then three minutes from time, the ten men sealed a memorable win Bellamy rose highest to head home O'Callaghan's corner.

Team: Nicholls; Channell, Whatley, T.Evans, Rowe, Meads, Howe, O'Callaghan, Hunt, Bellamy, Greenfield.

Attendance: 31,854