Spurs 1 Aston Villa 4
An Argentinean style World Cup ticker tape welcome was prepared for the home debuts of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa.
The ground was throbbing with excitement and anticipation but the wrong Villa made the headlines.
Aston Villa came to spoil the party and ruined Spurs and the Argentineans’ big night. Spurs goal was scored by Glenn Hoddle from the penalty spot but it was inconsequential.
Spurs had come back down to earth with an almighty crash – they had discovered that life back in the First Division was going to be very difficult.