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Spurs Diary - December

01 December 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.


2004    A 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool results in us being knocked out of the Carling Cup on penalties at the fifth round stage. Jermain Defoe (pictured, above) scores for us in extra time.

2013    Kyle Walker nets at Old Trafford where we draw 2-2 with Manchester United.


1916    We beat Arsenal 4-1 in a ‘home’ game at Highbury after White Hart Lane is requisitioned by the War Office.  Jimmy Banks bags a hat-trick.

1941    Mike England born at Greenfield, North Wales, and would join us from Blackburn Rovers in 1966. Happy birthday, Mike.


SPURS v SWANSEA CITY, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 3pm

2005    We go fourth in the table by beating Sunderland 3-2 at home with Mido, Robbie Keane and Michael Carrick all on target. Future Spur Ben Alnwick saves a Keane penalty.

2011    We defeat Bolton Wanderers 3-0 at the Lane. Gary Cahill is sent off after 18 minutes.


1978    Jimmy Holmes and John Pratt score as we lose 4-2 at Upton Park in a testimonial game for Billy Bonds.

2004    Robbie Keane’s strike sees us leave Ewood Park with a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.


1900    Jimmy Dimmock born in Edmonton. He would earn a place in our history by scoring the winning goal in the 1921 FA Cup Final.

2006    We beat Middlesbrough 2-1 in a home midweek game. Dimitar Berbatov and Keano on target.


1884    Hotspur beat Tottenham 4-0 in a friendly.

2007    We draw 1-1 at Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup. Berba’s penalty (pictured, below) is enough to secure our place in the Round of 32.



SPURS v CSKA MOSCOW, UEFA Champions League, Group E, at Wembley Stadium, 7.45pm

1991    We beat Notts County 2-1 in Division One at the Lane thanks to goals by Paul Walsh and Gary Mabbutt.

2010    A valuable 3-3 Champions League draw at FC Twente where we take the lead three times! A brace from Jermain Defoe follows an own goal.


1883    Only 10 men turn up but we still kick off at Leyton Rovers in a friendly – and lose 3-1. One of our founder members Bobby Buckle is our goalscorer.

2008    We return from Upton Park with a welcome 2-0 win over West Ham United thanks to goals from Ledley King and Jamie O’Hara.


1907    Back from Luton Town with a 5-1 Western League win. Jimmy Pass nets twice.

1995    Teddy Sheringham scores the only goal as we beat QPR at the Lane.


1963    We hold a two goal first leg lead on arrival at Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Not only do we lose the return 4-1 but talisman Dave Mackay breaks his leg.

2006    We hammer Charlton Athletic 5-1 at home. Dimitar Berbatov leads the way with two while Jermain Defoe, Teemu Tainio and Steed Malbranque also chip in.

11    SUNDAY

MANCHESTER UNITED v SPURS, Premier League, at Old Trafford, 2.15pm

1958    Birthday greetings to Chris Hughton (pictured, below) who was born on this day in Forest Gate.

2004    Fredi Kanoute scores the only goal as we win at Manchester City.


12    MONDAY

2005    We beat Portsmouth 3-1 at the Lane. Ledley King, Mido (penalty) and Jermain Defoe all score.

2010    A 1-1 Sunday home draw with Chelsea. Heurelho Gomes saves a penalty after Roman Pavlyuchenko’s opener.


Pau Lopez’s 22nd birthday.

1884    We play a friendly at Woodgrange but the game is abandoned after 40 minutes due to bad light with the score at 0-0.

1919    We beat Fulham 4-0 in the Second Division at home. Billy Minter scores twice.


SPURS v HULL CITY, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 8pm

1912    We come away from Woolwich Arsenal with a 3-0 win in the First Division; Jimmy Cantrell hits two of our goals.

2006    Goals from Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov maintain our 100 per cent record in the competition as Dinamo Bucharest are defeated 3-1 in the UEFA Cup at White Hart Lane.


1981    Birthday greetings to Russia international Roman Pavlyuchenko who was born this day in Mostovskoy.

2007    Dimitar Berbatov’s late goal gives us a 1-0 win at Portsmouth.

16    FRIDAY

1899    We win 6-1 at Cowes but then the home side resign from the Southern League so the result is not officially recorded.

1916    We were winning 1-0 against Portsmouth at Highbury in the London Combo when fog forces the abandonment of the game after 15 minutes.


1969    Our first attempt at entertaining Everton is postponed due to snow and then this re-arranged game is abandoned when the lights fail after 29 minutes! When we finally meet in March we lose 1-0. Everton are Champions that season.


2014    A 4-0 success at home to Newcastle in the League Cup. Harry Kane (pictured, above) among our marksmen.

18    SUNDAY

SPURS v BURNLEY, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 4pm

2007    We beat Manchester City 2-0 at Eastlands on our way to winning the Carling Cup. Jermain Defoe and Steed Malbranque score. Didier Zokora is sent off.

2008    We hit back from trailing by two goals to draw 2-2 with Spartak Moscow at the Lane in the UEFA Cup. Luka Modric and Tom Huddlestone are our goalscorers.

19    MONDAY

1891    We face the 1st Battalion Scots Guards in the second round of the Luton Charity Cup – and lose 4-0.

1898    We play Luton Town in an FA Cup second replay at Tufnell Park, winning 2-0 with our goals scored by James Cameron and Tom Bradshaw. We play 10 ties in the competition that season but still only reach round three where we lose 4-1 at Stoke.


1997    Our Premier League game at home to Barnsley is billed as a ‘relegation battle’ with both teams struggling. But two goals from David Ginola – one a header – ease our fears as we win 3-0.

2006    We need an extra time goal from Jermain Defoe to beat Championship strugglers Southend United in the fourth round of the Carling Cup at the Lane.


1951    Steve Perryman born in Ealing. His 656 league appearances remain a club record. Happy birthday, Stevie!

1957    We win 4-2 at Chelsea where Bobby Smith scores twice against his former club.


1923    A 1-0 triumph at Blackburn thanks to a goal from Alex Lindsay who had also scored the previous week when we beat the same side 2-1 at the Lane.

2013    Two goals for Emmanuel Adebayor as we win 3-2 at Southampton.

23    FRIDAY

1905    We beat the Saints 5-0 at home in the Western League. Vivian Woodward and Joe Walton score two goals apiece.


1970    We reach the League Cup Final with a 2-0 extra time home win over Bristol City. Martin Chivers and Jimmy Pearce (pictured, above, with Bill Nicholson) score.


1898    Another game ‘expunged’ from the records after our opponents withdraw from the Southern League. This time it is a fine 5-1 win at Warmley.

1955    Bobby Smith makes his debut at home to Luton Town. We are desperate for First Division points and win 2-1 thanks to goals from Johnny Brooks and Len Duquemin.

25    SUNDAY


1911    More than 10,000 fans are locked outside the Lane as the 47,109 inside watch us demolish Woolwich Arsenal 5-0 in the First Division.

1956    We beat Everton 6-0 at home thanks in the main to two goals apiece from Terry Medwin and Bobby Smith.

26    MONDAY

Hugo Lloris’s 30th birthday.

2004    A welcome 2-0 win at Norwich where Michael Brown and Robbie Keane do the damage to make it five wins on the trot.

2005    Goals from Keano and Jermain Defoe see us beat Birmingham City 2-0 in the Boxing Day game at the Lane.


1885    We beat Dreadnought 6-0 in a home friendly.

2011    We return from Norwich following a 2-0 win courtesy of a Gareth Bale double.


SOUTHAMPTON v SPURS, Premier League, at St Mary’s Stadium, 7.45pm

2009    We beat West Ham 2-0 at White Hart Lane with fit again Luka Modric (pictured, below), back from the broken leg he suffered in August, and Jermain Defoe our marksmen.


2011    A late Heung-Min Son strike gives us a 2-1 win at Watford where Nathan Ake is sent off for a foul on our opening goalscorer Erik Lamela.


2006    An amazing game at home to Reading with Spurs winning 6-4 following on from a 5-1 triumph over Fulham at the Lane three days before.

2013    Mousa Dembele among our goalscorers in a 3-0 home victory over Stoke City.

30    FRIDAY

1961    Our ‘Double’ side beat Chelsea 5-2 at the Lane. Cliff Jones hits three with Les Allen and Dave Mackay also netting.

1972    We reach the League Cup Final with a 4-3 aggregate win over Wolves. Martin Peters scores in both games.


Cameron Carter-Vickers’ 19th birthday.

2005    Newcastle United go down 2-0 at the Lane thanks to goals from Teemu Tanio and Mido.

2011    We head into the New Year as London’s top club following a 1-1 draw at Swansea.