Do you remember... Man Utd (2)
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).
More of your treasured memories from past meetings with Saturday's visitors Manchester United...
I think it was nearly christmas in 1999 we were playing United and were 2-0 inside 25 minutes thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Beckham was getting boos from all corners of the ground and we were 2-0 down at the interval. Enter Sol Campbell and his 2 amazing power headers, the second coming deep into injury time and us snatching a late late draw!
Whenever the topic of Spurs vs Man U games comes up, there's only one game that leaps to mind. On a cold October day in 1965, a young James Greaves picked up the ball on the halfway line and set of towards the goal at the Paxton End. By the time he'd put it into the net, at least two thirds of the Man U team had been dumped on their backsides in their vain attempts to stop Jimbo. Spurs finished up 5-1 winners.
The only thing that slightly spoils that great win, was the fact that when we went to Old Trafford later that year, they returned the compliment and beat us by the same score. What price, a modern day 'Jimmy Greaves' in Glenn's Blue & White Army?
I do remember a game from the sixties, and I still get excited at the thought. Not sure of the exact year, but there I was behind the Paxton Road goal as always. A miserable afternoon with Spurs trailing 1-0, never looking likely to score and 5 minutes to go. Then enter the "G" men!
I think it was Keith Weller who finally cut down the left wing, beat the full back for the first time that afternoon crossed from the byline and Alan Gilzean glanced one of his famous headers past Stepney. Of course we all went wild and before we could stop cheering United had restarted the game.
Alan Mullery immediately intercepted the ball and seeing Jimmy Greaves racing through the middle like a "crazy bunny", sent a long hopeful ball over the United defence. Alex Stepney raced from his line but Greavsie got there first. The ball only bounced once and then Jimmy, in full flight, lifted it gently over Alex's head and into the net.
Hats went in the air never to be found again, incredibly the cheers got louder, everyone on the terraces were hugging eachother, jumping up and down and shouting at the same time. The afternoon was transformed, United (Bobby Charlton, Dennis Law, George Best et al) were defeated despite outplaying us for most of the game, and my father and I cycled home to Edmonton celebrating all the way! What a day!!!!!
October 23, 1999 - My first 'live' Spurs v Man Utd game.
My girlfriend, although a Spurs member, is a closet Man Utd fan. When Giggs opened the scoring she sat between me and a friend poking us in the ribs, whispering how Man Utd were going to thrash us. My friend and I had great delight in jumping around and poking my girlfriend in the ribs for the remainder of the match after Carr's amazing 30 yard strike!!!
I also remember the last day of last season when the whole ground had been chanting 'Glenn Hoddle's blue and white army' constantly for most of the second half, it was only interrupted when Korsten scored his second!! Brilliant!!!
Steven Carrs goal against Utd, October 23rd 1999. I wasn't even supposed to be at the game, as I was unable to get a ticket but a mate of mine got 2 for his birthday so I went with him. I remember sitting in the Park Lane end, the rain was lashing down and the atmosphere was electric. seeing Carr pick up the ball and unleash THAT shot was unbelievable. Normally when he'd attempted that before, it ended up in the stand!
I was behind the goal at the Paxton Road end when Stevie Carr scored THAT goal. From the moment it left his boot we all knew it had a chance. As it hit the back of the net, the crowd erupted into joyous celebration as we knew that the win against United had been sealed. The goal was so remarkable that, once we had all calmed down, myself and the fans around me were laughing at the ridiculousness of it all. Great goal, great match, great player.
Another memory is from the season we beat Man United 3 times in one season (1989 or 1990 season). It was 1-0 away, 2-1 at home and the most memorable of all 3-0 at Old Trafford in that years incarnation of the League Cup. Myself and a mate travelled to that game on a Wednesday night, having to skive off work to get there. We were lucky not to get caught out as the TV camera focussed os us before the game. Goals from Lineker, Samways and a Nayiiiiiiim volley sealed the win on that great night. We drove home in bouyant mood that night, despite having bottles thrown at the car by a Manchester roundabout.
Man United - White Hart Lane 3-1
What a game, all of us in the East Stand Lower, absolutely totally soaking we and all ready euphoric. Then up-steps Stevie Carr storming down the wing, soaking wet hair in his face looks up and smack! it was total bedlam in stands - fantastic.