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Relive Bale's belter at Stoke!

07 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Our first FA Cup first round and third round ties, Glenn Hoddle's first Spurs goal and one of our great Premier League goals from Gareth Bale - watch below - as our 'brief history' highlights, Stoke has been home to some notable moments in the Club's history.


A couple of notable firsts - our first match at Stoke's famous former home, the Victoria Ground as we took our place in the first round of the FA Cup for the first time. As a non-league club, we'd made it through four qualifying rounds to get to Stoke, but lost 5-0 on February 2.

Below: From the Vault - Gareth Bale's beauty at Stoke in 2010



Two years later, we were back at the Victoria Ground, this time our first match in the third round of the FA Cup. Still in the Southern League, we'd got through five rounds (and nine matches, including replays - and including a replay win against Newton Heath, who would become Manchester United) but lost out 4-1 this time, February 25. Two years later, we'd stun the football world by winning the FA Cup and remain the only non-league team to do so.


Jump forward 21 years and our first league match at Stoke and first win at the Victoria Ground as goals from Jimmy Cantrell (2) and Jimmy Seed secured a 3-1 success in a Division Two encounter on April 10.

Below: Danny Blanchflower leads the team out at Stoke in 1963



Our biggest away win against Stoke came in a Division One match on September 15 as goals from Les Medley (2), Alf Ramsey, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett and Sid McClellan saw us home 6-1 at the Victoria Ground.


Three of our players - Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves and Cliff Jones - were invited to play in 'Stan's XI' against an International XI in Stanley Matthews' Farewell Match at the Victoria Ground on April 28. It was a 'who's who' of football with the likes of Yashin, Charles, Baxter, Eusebio, De Stefano, Puskas, Moore, Law and Charlton all turning out for the great man.

Below: Cliff Jones, Alan Gilzean and Jimmy Greaves with Stanley Matthews, 1965



We'd only won once at Stoke (1966) since 1951 when Martin Peters struck the only goal of the game to secure third place in Division One on the final day of the 1970-71 season, May 5.



A notable first - Glenn Hoddle's (pictured right at Spurs in 1975) first goal for Spurs on his full debut in a 2-1 win at Stoke on February 21, a sweet strike from 30 yards that flashed past Peter Shilton.


Garth Crooks scored both goals against his former club in a 2-0 win on February 27 as we finished fourth in Division One.


Our final match at the old Victoria Ground. Garth Crooks struck again in a 1-0 win as we finished third in Division one. It was a disastrous campaign for the Potters though as they were relegated, finishing 23 points adrift at the bottom.

Below: Clint Dempsey celebrates after landing a 30-yard lob in our 2-1 win in 2013



It was all new when we returned to Stoke on October 16. Stoke were back in the top flight for the first time since 1985 and this was our first visit to the all-new Britannia Stadium (now Bet 365 Stadium). We lost 2-1, Darren Bent on target.


Gareth Bale scored one of the great Premier League goals with a chest-high volley in a 2-1 win on August 21. Two months later, he would score a hat-trick in the Champions League against Inter at the San Siro.

Below: Relive our 4-0 win at Stoke last season in 90 seconds



Taking us right up to date, Harry Kane and Dele Alli scored two goals each in a 4-0 win at Stoke on April 18, seen as our best display on our way to our highest finish of third in the Premier League last season.