West Ham United 1 Spurs 0 (Premiership)
The earliest start to a football season as the European Championships were to be held in Belgium and Holland the following June.
As always, Spurs started the season with injuries and the situation got worse with Sol Campbell going off after fifteen minutes. After a poor first half they conceded a goal just on half-time.
Manager, George Graham took off David Ginola and replaced him with new signing Oyvind Leonhardsen. An improved second half brought no reward and Spurs played the last twenty minutes with ten men when Justin Edinburgh went off injured, all the substitutes having been used.