Newcastle United 0 Spurs 1
Ossie Ardiles’ first game in control took him back to the newly promoted club where he had been manager for twelve months before being sacked.
Ardiles had the last laugh as Spurs won with a first half goal scored by Teddy Sheringham.
After the problems of the summer, with the dismissal of Venables, the departure of Neil Ruddock and newspaper stories featuring the club, many fans were disillusioned so Ardiles needed to make a good start to the season. New signings, Colin Calderwood and Jason Dozzell made their debuts and the team responded with a good performance.