Spurs vs Hull - the stats
25 October 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
As we get set to welcome Hull City to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday, here are some facts and figures relevant to the game.
Kick-off is at 4.00pm on Sunday, and the game marks the first of a home double-header against the Tigers.
Steve Bruce’s men return to the Lane next Wednesday night in Capital One Cup action.
All eight of our Premier League goals so far this season have either been scored or assisted by a summer signing.
Jermain Defoe is just one goal away from equalling Robbie Keane’s 91 Premier League goals for the club.
Jermain Defoe is the only Spurs player to have scored a hat-trick against Hull in our history. That came in a 5-1 away win in August, 2009. This is also our joint best away win anywhere in the Premier League era.
In 40 per cent of Hugo Lloris’ Premier League games for the club, the opposition have failed to score past him. The fact that the next best-ranked Spurs goalkeepers in the Premier League era are Heurelho Gomes (32 per cent) and Brad Friedel (28 per cent) perfectly illustrates the high quality of custodians we currently boast at the club.
Only Heurelho Gomes, Michael Dawson and Jermain Defoe remain at the club from the players that featured in our last meeting with Hull – a 0-0 home Premier League draw in January, 2010.
We have only lost once in our last six meetings with Hull dating back to April, 1978.
We have only conceded more than a single goal once in our last 13 meetings with Hull dating back to September, 1935. That was in a 2-0 away defeat in Division Two at Boothferry Park in October, 1977.
We’ve scored two or more goals in three of our last five meetings with Hull.
The last Spurs player to score against Hull at the Lane was Steve Archibald in our 2-0 home FA Cup fourth round win in January, 1981.
The last Spurs player to score a league goal at the Lane against Hull was Steve Perryman in our 1-0 home Division Two win in April, 1978.
We have kept clean sheets in five of our last six meetings with Hull at the Lane.
If we score on Sunday, it will be our first home Premier League goal against Hull at the third attempt.
This is our best defensive start to a Premier League season after eight games since 2005-06.
We have kept five clean-sheets in eight Premier League games this season; we’ve only achieved this feat twice before in the Premier League era, in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
A total of 49 of our 74 Premier League goals under Andre Villas-Boas have been scored in the second half (66 per cent).
We have lost only one of the last 37 Premier League matches when winning at half-time (31 wins, five draws).
Since becoming our Head Coach, Andre Villas-Boas has a 100 per cent winning record against newly promoted clubs, claiming eight wins out of eight. This includes wins against the other two newly promoted clubs this season – Crystal Palace and Cardiff.
Michael Dawson’s older brother Andy Dawson played for Hull from 2003 to 2013, making 317 appearances in all competitions. He was transferred to Scunthorpe in the summer.