Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spurs in History - 18th April

18th April, 1998
Barnsley 1 Spurs 1 (Premiership)

From the excitement of League, Cup and European achievement to the anxiety of trying to avoid relegation. All season Spurs had been battling to avoid the drop and changing the manager from Gerry Francis to Christian Gross hadn’t seen any improvement.

It was now coming down to the wire – who could hold their nerve and scrap for points, not something that any Spurs team is famous for.

This was a real six pointer against another relegation candidate. Spurs had lost at Barnsley in the Cup and went a goal down after 19 minutes of the first half. They had chances to equalise but it wasn’t until the 47th minute that Colin Calderwood redirected an Allan Nielsen shot into the goal.

With 25 minutes remaining Ramon Vega was sent off for a professional foul but this seemed to further inspire Spurs who held out for their point which set them up for the final three games of the season.


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