Spurs Diary - October
01 October 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.
1951 Our Reserves play their Southampton counterparts at The Dell in the first ever competitive match under floodlights in this country.
1962 Nico Claesen (pictured, above) born in Leut. The Belgian international would join us from Standard Liege in October, 1986.
SPURS v MANCHESTER CITY, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 2.15pm
1886 We beat South Hackney 13-1 in a home friendly.
1963 Jimmy Greaves scores a hat-trick as we beat Birmingham City 6-1 in Division One.
1973 Martin Peters twice on target as we beat Grasshoppers Zurich 4-1 in the UEFA Cup at White Hart Lane for a 9-2 aggregate.
2013 We return from Anji Makhachkala with a 2-0 Europa League victory. Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli score.
1919 Striker Jimmy Dimmock, hero of our 1921 FA Cup win, makes his Spurs debut in a 1-1 draw at Lincoln.
2015 A brace from Christian Eriksen steers us to a 2-2 draw at Swansea City.
1974 Mike England scores an usual hat-trick at home to Burnley – two were own goals! We lose 3-2.
2014 Christian Eriksen’s goal is enough to see us beat Southampton at the Lane.
1965 Home-grown winger Neil Johnson makes his Spurs debut at home to Sunderland, a 3-0 win. Eddie Clayton among our goalscorers.
1993 We beat Burnley 3-1 at home in the League Cup. Teddy Sheringham (pictured, below) scores twice.
1982 Jermain Defoe born in Beckton. Happy birthday, JD!
2007 We draw 2-2 at Liverpool thanks to a Robbie Keane double.
1898 We beat Chatham 2-0 at home in the Southern League. John Cameron, who would soon take over as player manager, scores.
1932 We return from Preston with a welcome 6-2 Second Division win. Willie Evans hits two.
1990 Paul Stewart scores both in a 2-1 League Cup win at Hartlepool United.
2001 Tim Sherwood is sent off for a second bookable at Tranmere where home midfielder Micky Mellon is also dismissed but we still progress 4-0 in the League Cup.
1908 Bobby Steel scores his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw at Blackpool.
1931 Future manager Arthur Rowe and goalkeeper Alan Taylor make their Spurs debuts at home to Burnley. The game ends one apiece.
1959 Paul Miller (pictured, below) born in Stepney. He starts out with us as an apprentice in 1976.
1986 Nico Claesen makes his debut at Liverpool where we win thanks to a Clive Allen goal.
1980 Ledley King born in Bow. He would join us as a trainee in July, 1997. Happy birthday, Ledders!
1984 Garth Crooks scores the only goal as we beat Liverpool at the Lane in a ‘live’ Friday night televised game.
1888 Old Etonians knock us out of the London Senior Cup with an 8-2 win at Northumberland Park.
1990 We win 5-2 at Arsenal in a testimonial for Graham Rix. A 14,806 crowd looks on as Paul Stewart grabs a hat-trick.
1995 Winger Ruel Fox plays his first Spurs game at home to Nottingham Forest. We lose 1-0.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION v SPURS, Premier League, at The Hawthorns, 3pm
1899 Millwall Athletic provide the opposition in a benefit match for James McNaught and Tom Smith. We win 2-1.
1966 Goalkeeper Roy Brown makes his only senior appearance for us in a 2-2 draw at Blackpool.
1965 We beat Manchester United 5-1 in the old First Division at White Hart Lane. Jimmy Greaves scores a cracker following an amazing run.
2011 A 2-2 draw at Newcastle where Rafa van der Vaart (pictured, below) converts a penalty and Jermain Defoe also scores.
2002 We play DC United in the Tottenham Tribute match which the American side win with a late goal. Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Jurgen Klinsmann, Chris Waddle and Clive Allen are among past Spurs players on show.
2009 Ledley King on target at Portsmouth in a 2-1 win.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN v SPURS, UEFA Champions League, matchday three, at BayArena, 7.45pm UK time
1977 Paul Stalteri born in Ontario. The Canadian international would join us from Werder Bremen in May, 2005. Happy birthday, Paul!
2004 England midfielder Michael Carrick makes his Spurs debut at Portsmouth where we lose to a lone goal.
1887 Bert Middlemiss born in Newcastle and would join us in November, 1907.
1974 Arsenal defeated 2-0 at the Lane. Steve Perryman and Martin Chivers score.
Michel Vorm’s 33rd birthday.
1979 Glenn Hoddle takes over in goal from the injured Barry Daines at Leeds but we still win 2-1.
1992 Paul Gascoigne returns to the Lane to help his new club Lazio lift the Capital Cup.
1950 We beat Stoke City 6-1 at the Lane. Les Bennett and Len Duquemin both score twice.
2001 Gus Poyet (pictured, below) on target at Newcastle where we win 2-0.
BOURNEMOUTH v SPURS, Premier League, at Vitality Stadium, 12.30pm
1883 We stage a friendly with local side Latymer and win 2-0.
1977 Debutant Colin Lee hits four goals in a 9-0 home win over Bristol Rovers. Ian Moores also bags a hat-trick.
1905 Bill Berry scores four in our 5-0 Western League win over Millwall at the Lane.
2004 Sad day as the great Bill Nicholson passes on.
1984 Glenn Hoddle is sent off during our 2-1 UEFA Cup defeat at Club Brugge. Clive Allen scores.
1987 Frank Bruno stops fellow heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner in front of 35,000 fans at the Lane.
LIVERPOOL v SPURS, EFL Cup, fourth round, at Anfield, 7.45pm
1972 Back in the UEFA Cup, Jimmy Pearce bags a brace as we record a 4-0 second round victory at home to Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus.
2006 We return from MK Dons after a 5-0 League Cup win. Mido and Jermain Defoe both score twice with Robbie Keane also on target.
1974 John Duncan steps up for his Spurs debut, a 1-1 draw at Luton Town where Martin Chivers scores.
2008 Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge. We beat Bolton 2-0 at home.
1917 We beat Crystal Palace by the only goal in a wartime London Combination ‘home’ game at Highbury. Jimmy Banks scores.
2009 Tom Huddlestone (pictured, below) on target as we knock Everton out of the League Cup with a 2-0 triumph at the Lane. Robbie Keane also scores.
1972 Four goals for Martin Peters at Manchester United where we win 4-1.
1992 A single goal League Cup victory at Manchester City as Vinny Samways hits the winner.
SPURS v LEICESTER CITY, Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 3pm
2005 Ledley King on target for us in a 1-1 home draw with Arsenal.
2008 Another draw with the Gunners – this time 4-4 at the Emirates where we hit back from two goals down.
1897 We beat the 2nd Coldstream Guards 7-0 in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. Tom Meade nets twice.
2013 We need a penalty shootout to overcome Hull City at home in the League Cup as the game ends 2-2 after extra time.
1936 Full-back Ralph Ward scores his first Spurs goal in a 5-1 home win over Bradford City in Division Two.
2007 Juande Ramos’s first game as manager sees us beat Blackpool 2-0 at the Lane as we go on to lift the League Cup.