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Spurs v Wolves 1908

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).

September 1 1908

Spurs 3 Wolverhampton 0

THE club's first ever Football League fixture ended with a fantastic victory over the FA Cup holders in a game they dominated from start to finish.

Despite the game being played in rainswept conditions and on a Thursday afternoon, a crowd of 20,000 still turned up to watch the game.

It took just six minutes for Spurs to open their account when John Woodward blasted home the club's first ever league goal from close range after Walton's free-kick was blocked. Wolves had their one and only chance of the half a minute before half-time but Radford's goal was disallowed for offside.

Woodward doubled his and Spurs' total for the afternoon straight from the kick-off to put the game out of Wolves' reach and despite some heavy pressure from the Cup holders for large, goalscoring chances were few and far between.

Late in the game Spurs made things safe when Tom Morris weaved his way past three players before drilling a 30-yard effort into the top-hand corner.

Team: Hewitson; Couquet, Burton, Morris, D. Steel, Darnell, Walton, Woodward, McFarlane, R. Steel, Middlemiss.
Attendance: 20,000