Spurs 3 FC Porto 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup 2nd Round (1st Leg)
Spurs were back in Europe after a six year absence due to the ban on English clubs. Early progress over Stockerau and Hadjuk Split had set up a potentially more difficult tie against Porto.
However, Spurs set about the first leg in a determined fashion and won with goals from Gordon Durie and Gary Lineker (2). Although Porto scored an important away goal at White Hart Lane, in the away leg, a fortnight later, Spurs defended their two goal lead to earn a scoreless draw.
The perfect way to progress in a European competition.
23rd October, 1987
Following newspaper allegations about his private life, David Pleat resigned as manager, after little more than a year in charge. his only full season as amnager had seen Spurs finish 3rd in the league, lose their first FA Cup Final, to Coventry City, and lose in the semi-finals of the Littlewoods Cup to Arsenal - after three games and Arsenal led on only one occasion - the final moments of the third game. It was a 'nearly' season that saw Clive allen as a lone striker beat Jimmy Greaves goalscoring record for the highest number of goals scored in a season - 49 goals.
23rd October, 1971
Spurs 6 Nottingham Forest 1 (1st Division)
Spurs enjoyed a great day against Forest who were to be relegated at the end of the season. The goals were scored by Alan Mullery, Martin Chivers, Martin (2) 1pen., Jimmy Pearce (2). Spurs had won the previous home game a week earlier by 4-1.
23rd October, 1938
Alan Gilzean was born in Coupar Angus in Scotland - he was to bewcome one of the stars of the successful Spurs' team at the end of the 1960s - early 1970s.