Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spurs in History - 17th January

17th January, 1968
Sheffield Wednesday 1 Spurs 2 (1st Division)

Martin Chivers became the most expensive player ever, when signed from Southampton for £125,000.
He made his debut in this game at a ground where Spurs had not won since 1937, and justified his price when four minutes from time he powered through the Wednesday defence to flight a looping shot into the net. Spurs had gone a goal down in the 42nd minute but a well worked goal from Greaves right on half-time brought the scores level.

Team: Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, Beal, Mackay, Robertson, Bond, Chivers, Gilzean, Greaves.

17th January, 1989

Spurs 1 West Ham United 0 (Premier League)

Jurgen Klinsmann scored his first goal for Spurs since re-joining the club in December. He had returned to Tottenham in an attempt to regain full fitness prior to the European Championships to be held in the summer in England and to assist Spurs' struggle against relegation.

It was a very difficult season at White Hart Lane as manager Christian Gross endeavoured to exert his authority at the club while he was highly ridiculed by the media and many fans who were sceptical of this unknown manager.


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