200 derby days in the PL!
09 January 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
We will create a little slice of history when we face Palace on Saturday - by becoming the first team to play 200 London derbies in the Premier League.
By coincidence, our first London derby in the Premier League era was against Palace at the Lane on August 22, 1992 - Gordon Durie and Steve Sedgley on target in a 2-2 draw.
Our most recent derby was a 2-1 win at Fulham on December 4 as goals from Vlad Chiriches and a spectacular strike from Lewis Holtby saw us home.
In-between, our biggest derby win was 6-2 at at Wimbledon in May, 1998 and our heaviest loss 6-1 against Chelsea in December, 1997. The most goals in a game was a 5-4 reverse against Arsenal at the Lane in November, 2004 with the highest score draws 4-4 at the Emirates in November, 2008 and Chelsea at the Lane in March, 2008.
SPURS vs PALACE - KEY STATS
- If we win on Saturday, it will be our first Premier League double over the Eagles and first in the league since 1980-81 in the old Division One when we won 4-3 away in August, 1980 (Crooks 2, Archibald, Hoddle) and 4-2 at the Lane in November, 1980 (Crooks 3, Archibald).
- We are unbeaten in Tim Sherwood’s first four PL matches in charge (3 wins, 1 draw). No Spurs manager/Head Coach has remained unbeaten in their first five PL matches since Jacques Santini went six PL games unbeaten (2 wins, 4 draws) from August to September, 2004.
- We're unbeaten in the PL in the last 22 matches when we’ve opened the scoring (17 wins, 5 draws).
- We remain unbeaten in PL this season when we’ve scored (11 wins, 3 draws).
- We're unbeaten in the last 18 PL home matches when we have scored.