Aaron Lennon will make the 100th league appearance of his career if he steps out against Birmingham on Sunday.
The flying winger made his league debut as a 79th minute substitute for Leeds United against us at the Lane on August 23, 2003 and went on to play 38 league games for United, scoring one goal.
His record since joining us during July, 2005 is six goals in 61 league appearances. In addition, he has played in 30 cup matches for Leeds and us, scoring two goals.
BIRMINGHAM MATCH FACTS
Sunday afternoon’s match is the 39th League meeting between the two sides at the Lane.
The previous 38 have resulted in 25 Spurs wins, seven for Birmingham with six drawn matches.
City were last in N17 on Boxing Day, 2005 when goals from Robbie Keane – a 58th minute penalty – and Jermain Defoe – during second half stoppage time – secured a 2-0 win. The crowd figure was 36,045.
City’s last League win at the Lane came on February 25, 1984 when Mick Harford’s second half goal gave them a 1-0 victory.
City defender Stephen Kelly was a product of our Academy set up. He scored two goals in 44 senior appearances for us before joining Birmingham during June, 2006.
With thanks to Club historian Andy Porter...