Spurs Diary - April
01 April 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.
Burnley v Spurs, Premier League, at Turf Moor, 3pm
1992 Gary Lineker scores all three as we beat West Ham United 3-0 at home.
2007 We face Reading for the first time in the Premier League at the Lane. Robbie Keane’s (pictured, above) penalty is the decisive moment.
Cy Goddard’s 20th birthday.
1952 We beat Huddersfield Town by the only goal at the Lane, scored by Len Duquemin.
1994 Teddy Sheringham on target as we return from Carrow Road with a 2-1 win over Norwich City.
1901 We lose 2-1 at Gravesend United in the Southern League. Bob Stormont is our scorer, his first for the club.
1984 Jonathan Blondel born in Ypres, Belgium. He would join us in season 2002-03 but only make the one start.
1896 Oswaldtwistle Rovers visit us for a friendly. We win 4-0.
1964 We share nine goals with Ipswich Town at the Lane, winning 6-3. Cliff Jones scores a hat-trick with John White (2) and Jimmy Robertson also on target. We finish fourth in the Division One table that season while Town are relegated.
Swansea City v Spurs, Premier League, at The Liberty Stadium, 7.45pm
1920 Jimmy Seed makes his Spurs debut at Wolves where we win 3-1 in Division Two. Arthur Grimsdell (2) and Jimmy Cantrell score.
1999 Roger Nilsen makes his Spurs debut at Newcastle where we draw 1-1 thanks to Darren Anderton’s penalty.
1918 We win by the only goal at Millwall in the London Combination. Guest player Ernie Goldthorpe scores.
2002 A penalty for both sides and Teddy Sheringham converts ours – but we lose 2-1 at Highbury.
1982 Graham Roberts scores to earn us a 1-1 home draw with Barcelona in the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
1987 Defender Tim O’Shea makes his Spurs debut at Sheffield Wednesday where Clive Allen’s goal wins it for us.
Spurs v Watford, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 12.30pm
1901 Sandy Brown scores all our goals as we beat West Bromwich Albion 4-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park in front of a 46,000 crowd.
1907 West Ham hammered 4-0 in the Western League. Alf Whyman nets a hat-trick.
1921 Bert Bliss, Jimmy Dimmock, Bert Smith and Arthur Grimsdell all play for England against Scotland.
1995 Everton knock us out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage with a 4-1 triumph at Elland Road (pictured, above). Jurgen Klinsmann’s penalty is our only success.
1899 We lose 5-4 at New Brompton in the Thames and Medway League.
2001 Glenn Hoddle’s first game as Spurs manager sees us beat Bradford City 2-1 at White Hart Lane.
Deli Alli’s 21st birthday.
1992 Andy Gray scores his first Spurs goal in a 2-1 win at QPR. Gordon Durie also nets.
1999 We lose 2-0 after extra time to Newcastle United in the FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
1941 A 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal in the Football League War Cup. As a result we went out on a 3-2 aggregate because the Gunners won their ‘home’ game, also played at the Lane!
2014 A 3-3 draw at West Bromwich Albion. We come back from 3-0 down thanks to Harry Kane, an own goal and Christian Eriksen’s 90th minute equaliser.
Kyle Walker-Peters’ 20th birthday.
1900 We beat Southampton 2-0 to claim the Southern League title. Player-manager John Cameron scores both.
2011 Real Madrid win by the only goal at the Lane as we exit the Champions League on a 5-0 aggregate.
1923 Frank Hartley makes his Spurs debut at Birmingham where we lose 2-1 in Division One. Alex Lindsay is our marksman.
2010 Danny Rose (pictured, above) scores a spectacular goal on his debut as we beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Lane. Gareth Bale also hits the target.
Spurs v AFC Bournemouth, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 12.30pm
1922 We beat Arsenal 2-0 at home in the First Division, Arthur Grimsdell and Jimmy Seed on target.
1963 Liverpool defeated 7-2 at the Lane. Jimmy Greaves hits four.
1888 Ace goalscorer Billy Minter born in Woolwich and would join us in March, 1908.
2005 Michael Dawson makes his Spurs debut at Liverpool where we draw 2-2 - and Erik Edman scores a screamer.
1886 We beat Hermitage 3-0 in a friendly at home.
1900 Woolwich Arsenal defeated 4-2 in the Southern District Combination, Tom Pratt scores twice.
1936 Forward Albert Hall makes his Spurs debut at Norwich City where we lose by the only goal.
1953 Peter Baker makes his Spurs debut in a 1-1 draw at Sunderland where Sonny Walters scores our goal.
1972 We draw 1-1 at AC Milan in the UEFA Cup semi-final, second leg, to reach the final on a 3-2 aggregate. Alan Mullery nets.
2008 Dimitar Berbatov on target in a 1-1 draw at Wigan.
1918 Chelsea beat us 1-0 in a ‘home’ game at Highbury in the London Football Combination.
2011 Two goals for Rafael van der Vaart – one a penalty – in a 3-3 home draw with Arsenal.
1990 Paul Gascoigne (pictured, below) and Gary Lineker share our goals in a 2-1 home success over Manchester United.
2003 We hit back twice to win 3-2 at West Brom. Robbie Keane (2) and Teddy Sheringham score.
Chelsea v Spurs, Emirates FA Cup semi-final, at Wembley Stadium, 5.15pm
1949 Striker John Duncan born in Dundee and would join us in October, 1974.
1969 Roger Morgan scores his first Spurs goal as we win 2-1 at home to Southampton.
1904 Bert Badger plays his last game for us – a 1-0 Western League defeat at Southampton.
1921 We win the FA Cup again with Jimmy Dimmock the match winner against Wolves at Stamford Bridge.
Ben Davies’ 24th birthday.
Jan Vertonghen’s 30th birthday.
1940 We play Arsenal ‘away’ at White Hart Lane in the Football League South and win 4-2. Morrison scores twice for us.
1965 We complete an unbeaten season at home with a 6-2 win over Leicester City. Cliff Jones (3), Jimmy Greaves (2) and Alan Gilzean score.
1992 Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker play their last home games for us – and are presented with mini replica FA Cups. We draw 3-3 with Everton.
1998 Jurgen Klinsmann and Les Ferdinand both on target as we beat Newcastle 2-0 at the Lane.
Crystal Palace v Spurs, Premier League, at Selhurst Park, 8pm
1986 A 5-2 win on QPR’s plastic pitch. Mark Falco and Clive Allen both score twice with Glenn Hoddle also on target.
2014 Danny Rose scores the only goal as we win at Stoke.
Josh Onomah’s 20th birthday.
1993 Future Spur Paolo Tramezzani (pictured, below) makes his first appearance at the Lane – for Inter Milan in the Fiorucci Cup. Real Madrid also compete.
2002 Gus Poyet hits the winner in a 1-0 White Hart Lane win over Liverpool.
1888 Walter Tull born in Folkestone and would join us in April, 1909.
1975 We beat Leeds United 4-2 at the Lane to avoid relegation. Cyril Knowles (2), Martin Chivers and Alfie Conn all score.
Shilow Tracey’s 19th birthday.
1912 We lose 3-0 to Woolwich Arsenal at Park Royal in a game staged to support the Daily Telegraph’s Titanic Fund.
1967 Nottingham Forest beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough. Jimmy Greaves and Frank Saul score.
Spurs v Arsenal, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 4.30pm
1900 Willie Roberts plays his last game for Spurs and scores his only goal. We win 4-1 at Southampton.
2011 Sandro scores his first Spurs goal but we lose 2-1 at Chelsea.