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Spurs v Aston Villa 1934

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

January 6 1934

Aston Villa 1 Spurs 5

A brilliant display of attacking football earned this Spurs their biggest away victory of a season what saw them finish third in Division One.

James McCormick opened the scoring with he headed home a loose ball from close range and Spurs doubled their advantage when full-back Tom Meads hit a rare goal from 25 yards.

A rampant Spurs made it 4-0 before half-time leaving Villa shell-shocked through the prolific George Hunt, a player who scored 151 goals in 205 games, and Les Howe who hammered home a glorious goal from 20 yards.

Spurs took their foot off the pedal in the second half due mainly to the fact that they had to play with ten men after wing-half David Colqhoun was forced to leave the field nursing nasty gash on his head.

However, it did not prevent the visitors going 5-0 up when McCormick grabbed his second goal of the game when he weaved his way through the Villa defence.

The home side had Pongo Waring sent off in the last minute for charging into Spurs' keeper Joe Nicholls and Arthur Rowe and after warning the bustling Villa striker several times earlier in the game for similar offences, referee Mr Snape dismissed Waring.

Villa scored a consolation goal in the last seconds but it was not enough to appease a disgruntled home crowd who pelted their team with apples, oranges and beer bottles as they left the field.

Team: Nicholls; Channell, Whatley, Colquhoun, Rowe, Meads, McCormick, Howe, Hunt, GW Hall, W. Evans.
Attendance: 30,000