Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Spurs in History - 10th January

10th January, 1970

Spurs 2 Derby County 1
(1st Division)

From late November to mid February, Spurs were to play eleven League games but would only record two victories, this was the second of them. The poor form was to have repercussions that were not apparent at the time of this match which saw Spurs win with goals from Greaves and Roger Morgan.

However, as results continued to disappoint, Bill Nicholson decided to drop some of the star names. All managed to win back their place in the team but Jimmy Greaves’ career at Spurs came to a sudden and unexpected end and so this was the last League goal that he scored for the club.

10th January, 1914

Leicester Fosse 5 Spurs 5 FA Cup 1st Round

On this day in 1914 Spurs shared ten goals in an FA Cup match with Leicester, Spurs' highest scoring draw in the competition. The goals were scored by Fanny Walden, Billy Minter, Jimmy Cantrell, Bert Bliss (2).

In the replay at White Hart Lane, two goals from Walden and Bliss were sufficient to take Spurs into the next round, an away game against Manchester City. For the replay, centre forward Jimmy Cantrell was injured and was replaced by George Gemmell who was making his debut for Spurs, having scored in his previous four reserve games for the club. This was Gemmell's only senior appearance for Spurs and still remains the only player to have made his only appearance for Spurs in the FA Cup.


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