24 November 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday’s match against West Brom and our fixture at Leicester City on Tuesday represent significant landmarks in our long and proud history.
Saturday’s encounter at Wembley will mark our 2,000th home league game since joining the Football League in 1908-09. Tuesday’s trip to the King Power Stadium will be our 4,000th league fixture.
Landmark matches at White Hart Lane
Spurs 3-0 Wolves
FL Division Two - September 1 1908
After 12 years of plying our trade in the Southern League, we finally began our Football League career with a Division Two clash against FA Cup holders Wolves. After only six minutes, the great Vivian Woodward scored our first-ever Football League goal before adding a second, with Tom Morris also on target.
Spurs: Hewitson, Coquet, Burton, Morris, Steel D, Darnell, Walton, Woodward, McFarlane, Steel R, Middlemiss.
Spurs 3-3 Blackburn
FL Division One - October 25, 1913
Billy Minter, Jimmy Cantrell and Bert Middlemiss were on target against the eventual champions but we continued to struggle in Division One and ended the season fourth from bottom.
Spurs: King, Collins, Webster, Weir, Steel R, Grimsdell, Walden, Minter, Cantrell, Bliss, Middlemiss.
Spurs 2-0 Doncaster
FL Division Two - December 12, 1936
Goals from Jimmy McCormick and George Hunt gave us the win, but inconsistent performances throughout the campaign meant we ended in mid-table.
Spurs: Hall, Ward, Whalley, Alsford, Blyth, Grice, McCormick, Howe, Hunt, Hall, Miller.
Spurs 1-1 Sheffield United
FL Division One - October 7, 1967
The Blades held us to a draw in this milestone game, with Jimmy Greaves scoring 15 minutes from time to cancel out Bernard Shaw’s first-half penalty. We finished the season in seventh place.
Spurs: Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Jones (Saul).
Spurs 1-2 Forest
December 26, 1991
We’d beaten Brian Clough’s side in the FA Cup Final six months earlier, but they exacted an element of revenge with a 2-1 win in this game on Boxing Day, Paul Stewart on target.
Spurs: Thorstvedt, Fenwick, Van Den Hauwe, Bergsson, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Walsh, Samways (Sedgley), Lineker, Allen.
Landmark league matches
Newcastle 1-1 Spurs
FL Division One - January 21, 1911
Billy Minter was on target in this 1-1 on Tyneside in the middle of a run of seven matches without a win as we went on to finish 15th in Division One.
Spurs: Lunn, Collins, Wilkes, Bentley, R Steel, Darnell, Curtis, Minter, Crompton, McTavish, D Steel.
Bury 5-2 Spurs
FL Division One - January 1, 1925
This was Bury’s highest-ever league finish - fifth - as Jimmy Seed scored twice without reward. We went on to finish 12th.
Spurs: Hinton, Forster, Poynton, Smith, Skitt, Skinner, Osbourne, Seed, Lindsay, Elkes, Dimmock.
Blackburn 0-4 Spurs
FL Division Two - December 25, 1936
We played Blackburn on Christmas Day and December 28 - winning 4-0 and 5-1. Jonny Morrison (2), Joe Meek and Les Miller netted at Ewood Park as we finished 10th in Division One.
Spurs: Hall, Ward, Buckingham, Alsford, Rowe, Grice, McCormick, Meek, Morrison, Duncan, Miller.
Coventry City 2-3 Spurs
FL Division One - October 15, 1967
Jimmy Greaves - who else? - scored twice with Cliff Jones also on target as our FA Cup holders finished seventh in Division One.
Spurs: Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Jones.
Spurs 1-2 Liverpool
December 18, 1991
Paul Walsh, who would later play for Liverpool, scored in this 2-1 loss at the Lane. We went on to finish 15th in the final season of the Football League before the dawn of the Premier League era.
Spurs: Thorstvedt, Fenwick, Van den Hauwe, Bergsson, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Walsh, Samways, Lineker, P Allen.