Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spurs in History - 2nd May

2nd May, 1998

Wimbledon 2 Spurs 6 Premiership
 Scorers: Klinsmann (4), Ferdinand, Saib

Jurgen Klinsmann
Survival and what a way to do it!  After a long and difficult season Spurs were still fighting to retain their place in the Premiership.   Christian Gross’ appointment had not been successful and there was discontent among the players over his style of management.

The return of Jurgen Klinsmann had not brought about the hoped for revitalisation of the team and he had struggled to make a major impact in his second spell at White Hart Lane.  However, Klinsmann rectified that situation in just one game.  Spurs had taken an early lead through Les Ferdinand after a shot from David Ginola had hit the post.  They were, however, a goal behind as half time approached, until Klinsmann equalised. 

In the second half Klinsmann scored another three goals inside five minutes and then set up the sixth goal for Moussa Saib.  While Klinsmann scored the goals and claimed the headlines, David Ginola was unplayable that day, creating so many problems for the Wimbledon defence that future Tottenham player, Ben Thatcher was sent off.

Team: Walker; Carr, Calderwood, Campbell, Nielsen; Fox (Saib), Anderton, Berti, Ginola; Ferdinand (Armstrong), Klinsmann.


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