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Posted on 23 March 2008  - 12:00

For the first time in 42 years over 100 goals have been scored at White Hart Lane in first team competitive matches.

For the first time in 42 years over 100 goals have been scored at White Hart Lane in first team competitive matches.

Darren Bent's opener against Portsmouth - coincidently, in the 250th senior appearance of his career - took the goal tally past the hundred mark in all first team competitions this season.

Our 24 home games have yielded a total of 101 goals to date, 65 for and 36 against.

The North Stand at the Edmonton end of the ground has seen 53 goals with 36 for and 17 against, whilst the South Stand at the Tottenham end has witnessed 48 goals, 29 for and 19 against.

The last time this occurred was back in 1965-66 when 103 league and cup goals were recorded, 63 for and 40 against. On four occasions in the interim over 90 goals were scored, with 99 in 1984-85, 96 in 1972-73, 95 in 1985-86 and 94 last season.

The record since we joined the Football League in 1908 stands at 120 goals, shared by seasons 1961-62 and 1962-63.

The latter saw us achieve a club record tally of 72 home goals scored in a league campaign and with 28 goals conceded the 100 mark was reached for the only time in our league history.

Next best is the Double campaign with 109, followed by 1958-59 and 1952-53 with 107 each and 1956-57 with 100.

With thanks to Club Historian Andy Porter...