the spurs almanac

august 20th

         (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1938 Arsenal A Jubilee Trust Fund 2 - 0
1949 Brentford A Second Division 4 - 1
1951 Fulham H First Division 1 - 0
1955 Burnley H First Division 0 - 1
1960 Everton H First Division 2 - 0
1962 Aston Villa A First Division 1 - 2
1966 Leeds United H First Division 3 - 1
1975 Ipswich Town H First Division 1 - 1
1977 Sheffield United H Second Division 4 - 2
1984 Fulham H Peter Southey Memorial match 3 - 1
1986 AC Milan Barcelona Friendly 2 - 1
1990 Southend United A Friendly 4 - 1
1994 Sheffield Wednesday A Premier League 4 - 3
2001 Everton A Premier League 1 - 1
2005 Middlesbrough H Premier League 2 - 0
2016 Crystal Palace H Premier League 1 - 0
2017 Chelsea H (Wembley) Premier League 1 - 2


          Notable Dates

1949 Alf Ramsey made his debut for Spurs at full back in front of the biggest crowd for an away match against Brentford = 37,702
1951 Centre half Derek King makes his first appearance in a Spurs shirt.
1960 Tottenham's Double campaign got off to a slow start with Everton holding out until the last five minutes, when Les Allen and Bobby Smith grabbed late goals.
1966 Mike England makes his Spurs debut in the centre half position.
1977 Spurs first game back in the Second Division after relegation.  They took a decisive grip on their season early on by beating a determined Sheffield United side.
1994 Ilie Dumitrescu makes his Spurs debut.

Jurgen Klinsmann, also making his Spurs debut, scored one of the goals in the win on the opening day of the season.  He showed a considerable amount of humour in celebrating his goal with a "dive" celebration followed by his team-mates to mock his reputation as a a player who went down dramatically when tackled.  He later left the field on a stretcher after a sickening clash of heads with Des Walker to round off a day to remember.

2001 Spurs, leading at half-time, have to hang on to a point as Gary Doherty is sent off for a professional foul conceding the equalising penalty and Gus Poyet gets a red card for a foul tackle.
2002 Diego Bortolozzo signs for Spurs on a free transfer from Italian club Treviso.
2004 Spurs sell Gary Doherty to Norwich City.
2005 Spurs score their 400th home Premier League goal when Jermain Defoe opens the scoring.

Edgar Davids makes his Premier League debut for Spurs.

The points gained in this match give Tottenham Hotspur 3002 in post war league football.

2016 Christian Eriksen makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Spurs.

Victor Wanyama scores his first goal in Tottenham colours.

Information gathered from "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts, Spurs Handbooks,  
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.

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