Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Spurs in History - 24th October

Hat-trick hero Jimmy Greaves

24th October, 1962

Spurs 6 Manchester United 2 (1st Division)

Spurs home record over seven games was five wins, one draw and one defeat. In those games they scored 29 goals. The rich vein of scoring continued against United who were struggling in the early season.

Spurs were three ahead by half-time with goals from Jimmy Greaves and Terry Medwin who scored twice. Unlike in recent times, Spurs didn’t let the advantage slip and increased the pressure in the second half with Greaves’ second. Cliff Jones scored number five and Greaves completed his hat-trick for the sixth.

United came back to score two late consolation goals.

Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay. Jones, White, Smith, Greaves, Medwin.

24th October, 1984

Brugge 2 Spurs 1 UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

Spurs were so concerned about security for this game they cancelled all excursions and asked fans not to travel. Spurs lost but Clive Allen scored the important away goal.

The main talking point after the game was the dismissal of Glenn Hoddle following a second booking. After awarding Brugge a free-kick near the Spurs box, Hoddle played the ball which the referee interpreted as time wasting or dissent. Hoddle claimed that he hadn't heard the whistle over the noise fo the crowd.

Spurs won the 2nd leg by three goals to nil.

24th October, 1970

Another hat-trick hero on this day - Martin Chiver
Spurs 3 Stoke City 0 (1st Division)

A Martin Chivers hat-trick ensured Spurs earned the two points.


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