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Everton v Spurs - a brief history

11 August 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

It's over 112 years since we first stepped out in competitive action at Goodison Park - here are the dates that matter from our trips to the blue half of Liverpool as we count down to the big kick-off on Saturday.


Our first competitive match at Goodison Park and a 2-1 win in the FA Cup thanks to goals from Vivian Woodward and an own goal on February 6.


Our first league meeting against Everton. Promoted from Division Two at the first attempt in 1908-09, this match at Goodison on September 4 was only our second game in Division One and we lost 4-2.


Our first league victory at Goodison followed on New Year's Day, 1913, Billy Minter netted both goals in a 2-1 win in Division One.


Taffy O'Callaghan scored four goals in a 5-2 win at Goodison in Division One on February 11. Jimmy Dimmock claimed the fifth. O'Callaghan remains the only Spur to score a hat-trick at Goodison.


After a gap of 16 years (following our relegation in 1935, the war years and winning the Division Two title in 1950) we returned to Goodison on November 11. Eddie Baily and Les Medley were on target in a 2-1 win and our famous 'push and run' team went on to win the Division One title.


A key victory in the double campaign. Everton were second when we travelled to Goodison on December 17 and goals from Les Allen, John White and a 35-yarder from Dave Mackay saw us home 3-1 and pull 10 points clear.

Below: Gary Stevens takes on Peter Reid at Goodison in 1984



We ended a run of 16 years without a league win at Goodison in spectacular style on August 25. It was the season opener and goals from Clive Allen (2), Mark Falco and John Chiedozie saw us home 4-1. We went on to battle it out for the title with the Toffees, who eventually ran away with it after beating us at the Lane on April 3.


It was another nine years before we'd win again at Goodison, this time in the Premier League era as goals from Gary Mabbutt and Paul Allen saw us home 2-1 on February 10.


We had a great run at Goodison in the Premier League. Indeed, from 1991, we lost just twice (1997, 2004) until Everton's 2-1 victory in 2011.


Harry Kane provided the perfect end to a season to remember with goal number 31 in all competitions in a 1-0 win on the final day of 2014-15, securing fifth place in the Premier League.