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Firsts, lasts and Harry's hat-trick - it's Leicester at the Lane

27 October 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

There have been some notable firsts and particularly notable lasts when Leicester City have rolled into the Lane over the years...


Leicester's first trip to White Hart Lane came in an FA Cup replay on January 15, 1914. The team was then known as Leicester Fosse and goals from Fanny Walden and Bert Bliss saw us home 2-0.


Five years later, the newly-renamed Leicester City visited the Lane for the first time in Football League action. Bert Bliss was on target again in a 4-2 win and joined by Tommy Clay, Billy Minter and James Cantrell on September 19, 1919.

Below: Harry Kane's penalty secures his first Premier League hat-triick against Leicester in 2015



As Bill Nicholson's team started to take shape, Leicester were hammered 6-0 at the Lane on March 7, 1959. Terry Medwin led the way with four goals - still the most in a match against the Foxes - with Danny Blanchflower and Dave Dunmore also on target.


Our most famous win against the Foxes clinched the First Division title and FA Cup double at Wembley on May 6, 1961. Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson hit the goals as we made history.

Below: The great Danny Blanchflower



Danny Blanchflower, captain of the double-winning team who then lifted the 1962 FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup in 1963, scored his last Spurs goal against Leicester at the Lane on November 3, 1962. Jimmy Greaves (2) and Terry Medwin also scored in a 4-0 win. Troubled by a knee injury in the latter stages of his glorious career, Danny retired in the summer of 1964.


Two Spurs greats played their final games for us against Leicester on February 22, 1975. It was Mike England's 300th and final league game for us in a total of 397 appearances for us between 1966-75 while World Cup winner Martin Peters clocked up 245 matches for us between 1970-75.

Below: Mike England up against Leicester's Frank Worthington in 1975



Jurgen Klinsmann's penultimate home goal in his first spell came at the Lane against Leicester on March 18, 1995, a trademark  volley to see us home 1-0.


Back at Wembley, and Allan Nielsen's last goal for Spurs was another famous goal from the Club's history, his winner against the Foxes to clinch the League Cup Final in the final seconds of extra time on March 21, 1999

Below: Michael Brown celebrates his first Spurs goal in the 4-4 draw against the Foxes in 2004



In the season that brought us OJ Mabizela's cracker on his debut at Leicester, the home match had another first-time goalscorer in Michael Brown, the midfielder firing home a free-kick in a crazy match that ended 4-4 on February 22, 2004. Jermain Defoe struck twice.

Below: Harry Kane slots home his hat-trick from the penalty spot



It's been all about Harry Kane in recent years against the Foxes. A former Leicester loanee, Harry scored his first Premier League hat-trick for us in a 4-3 win against Leicester at the Lane on March 21, 2015 on his way to 31 goals in his breakthrough 2014-15 campaign.


Less than a year later, Harry was on target again in a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup on January 10, 2016 - his 50th goal for Spurs.