Friday, February 09, 2007

Spurs in History - 9th February

9th February, 1901

Spurs 1 Preston North End 1 FA Cup (1st Round)

This was the first ever F.A.Cup tie at White Hart Lane and had been delayed following the death of Queen Victoria. Spurs, Southern League Champions, were drawn in the 1st Round against the team who had defeated them at the same stage the previous year.

Preston were to be relegated from the 1st Division at the end of the season but they went ahead within half an hour and looked set to progress until Spurs scored with nine minutes remaining. The goal was scored by Sandy Brown from a cross by Jack Kirwan, finally beating the Preston goalkeeper who had had an outstanding game.

Few gave Spurs much hope of producing a result from the replay.


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