Thursday, November 16, 2006

Spurs in History - 16th November

Gary Lineker scored twice
16th November, 1991

Spurs 4 Luton Town 1 (1st Division)

Spurs were a goal behind in the second half and looked likely to lose this game when the floodlights failed.

However, on the resumption after a break of fifteen minutes, Spurs were revitalised and went on to win, scoring four goals in the last quarter of the game. Substitute Scott Houghton equalised, scoring his first goal for Spurs. Houghton scored a second and Gary Lineker also scored twice as Spurs ran out comfortable winners against the team who were to be relegated at the end of the season.

16th November, 1968

Spurs 5 Sunderland 1 (1st Division)

'Greaves for England'

Jimmy Greaves had rediscovered his goal scoring touch and people were starting to call for his return to the England team.

Jimmy had already scored three hat-tricks in the first three months of the season against Burnley and Leicester City in the League and against Exeter City in the League Cup. This gave him a goal tally for the season, to date, of 19.

However, against Sunderland he went one better and scored four with Mike England scoring the other goal.
Although Jimmy maintained his goalscoring record Sir Alf Ramsay didn't recall him to the England team.


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