Monday, August 13, 2007

Spurs in History - 13th August

13th August, 1969

Spurs 4 Burnley 0

After the opening day defeat at Leeds, Spurs gave a better performance in the Wednesday evening game at White Hart Lane against Burnley.

The goals were scored by Peter Collins, Jimmy Pearce, Jimmy Greaves and Martin Chivers. The following Saturday they lost at home to Liverpool but the next Tuesday, in the return fixture at Turf Moor, defeated Burnley 2 – 0 with Collins and Pearce scoring again.

At that time Burnley were a hard working mid-table team with a talent for producing young players whom they later sold. Spurs were to sign Ralph Coates in May, 1971 when Burnley’s time in the top division drew to a close with relegation to the 2nd Division.

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