spurs v blackburn rovers match reports

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30.01.1999 Premier League.  Away     Drew    1-1

Bit of a novelty this - not playing Wimbledon. Blackburn included two debutants in their side ; Matt Jansen and Jason McAteer, both of whom had been linked with Spurs in the recent past. Tim Sherwood did not play due to suspension, but will he be a Spurs player soon? Chris Sutton did not play due to injury, I would dearly like to see him at Spurs.

The game started with Rovers having the early chances. Spurs then established themselves and created numerous openings - all spurned. Ferdinand had an excellent opportunity only to head straight at Filan. Iversen also missed. As half time approached the Spurs defence seemed to freeze and allow Matt Jansen to bring down a looping pass, swivel and hit a left foot volley past a motionless Walker in to the corner of the net. Jansen may have been offside, but in any event Sol should not have allowed him to turn.
 

During the interval, we were entertained by countless re-runs of the goal on the Blackburn Jumbotron accompanied by the ranting of the local commentator who had decided it was the best goal in the Premier that day !  Spurs gradually built up the pressure in the second half and you could feel the goal coming. It arrived courtesy of Iversen's head after Filan had fumbled under pressure from Ferdinand. Almost immediately Jason Wilcox let his frustration get the better of him by committing a ludicrous foul on Nielsen close to the halfway line which earned him a straight red card.  Blackburn were reduced to ten men. Were Spurs going to record their first League away win under George? No.  Rovers defended resolutely and we could not break them down. Overall a fair result and another well earned point.  Now back to the Dons (Groan).

MEHSTG TOP MAN - Steffen Freund ( for his involvement & commitment)  
Eric the Viking

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers: Filan, Kenna, Henchoz, Broomes, Davidson, McAteer, Dunn (Peacock 85), Wilcox, Duff (Marcolin 62), Ward, Jansen (Davies 63)
 
Subs not used: Croft, Flowers.  
Spurs; Walker, Carr, Campbell, Vega, Edinburgh, Anderton, Freund. Nielsen, Sinton (Armstrong 85), Ferdinand,  Iversen. 
Subs not used: Baardsen, Fox, Taricco, Young.
 
Crowd : -   29,643
Weather ; Mild & Damp
 


09.09.1998 Premier League.  Home   Won   2-1

Having removed Sherwood from the Rovers midfield by “unsettling” him and losing Sol and Dazza from our side, the match looked all set for an away win. Nobody seemed very hopeful beforehand, but once the match kicked off, the side appeared to have rediscovered the will to play. It always surprises me when a team plays for a new manager. What changes within those few days? 

Anyway, Ferdinand looked lively and Nielsen was fighting hard in the middle of the park. Then, as almost always happens, Spurs went a goal down. Sutton lobbed the ball into the box, Flitcroft headed back to Gallacher, who controlled on his chest and volleyed past Baardsen from the edge of the box. Les headed just over and Espen came to our rescue, when Dailly ran through into the box unchallenged. He produced an even better save when springing across his goal to push out a shot from Wilcox unmarked on the penalty spot. Baardsen dived amongst the feet to get the ball and a follow-up shot was deflected just wide by Berti. Tottenham got an equaliser when Ginola’s sharp free-kick found Ferdie elude his marker and power a header past Flowers. Ginola went close and Spurs were putting together some good football. The action was still at the other end though and Baardsen got down smartly to keep out a low drive from Dailly again.

Into the second half, Spurs started the quicker and five minutes after the break took the lead. Ginola took the ball from Nielsen, beat his man and switching inside, placed a perfect cross onto the head of the inrushing Nielsen, who beat Flowers from ten yards out. It was no more than Spurs deserved and although Baardsen was brave and agile in keeping Rovers at bay, Blackburn also rode their luck in their own area. Vega came in for some booing after he let a ball go between his legs for Baardsen, but almost let in Gallacher and Fox played well, making me wonder why he can’t play like that all the time. Three times Flowers spilled the ball after shots from Spurs players, but just managed to recover in time. Tottenham owe their victory to Dailly, who toe-poked an easy chance a long way wide when it looked easier to hit the target and the lead was preserved by Baardsen, saving a late effort from Peacock.

A much better display from Tottenham tonight and a much better shape to the team. Berti, Clemence and Nielsen worked tirelessly in midfield and Les looked more like the old Les upfront. At the back, Calderwood and Vega played well and Tramezzani had his best game so far. Ginola showed what can happen when he uses the ball and Baardsen looks like he will be keeping Ian the Saxon on the bench for a little while.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : ALLAN NIELSEN


07.02.1998 Premier League   Away    Won   3-0   

Spurs bounced back from their FA Cup defeat to beat Blackburn Rovers comprehensively at Ewood Park.  

Nicola Berti had already gone close with one effort before the Italian converted Fox's cross at the far post to give Spurs a 37th minute lead.  

In the closing stages, Spurs piled on the pressure scoring through Armstrong and Fox, who both fired powerful shots past the Rovers keeper.

The fallout from the Barnsley match was quite horrendous and the prospect of bringing home the bacon from Blackburn looked decidedly unlikely, the way they had been playing. However, I would happily trade a place in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup if we could have three points from the League game at Oakwell in the near future. Keeping the team together after the Yorkshire defeat may have given them the opportunity to have clear the air talks and to reassess the tactics in the light of the new injuries the side had suffered (Sling us some arrows). The injury to Klinsmann was the major concern. With Rory Allen not the finished article and becoming as injury-prone as the long-lost Darren Anderton; Neale Fenn turning Div. 3 defenders inside out while on loan to Leyton Orient; Chris Armstrong only just back from injury, where did this leave the forward line and what were the options available to Gross ? Well, he could have played Ginola upfront alongside Les, but I feel that this would have led to David dropping back to find the ball and isolating Les. I was happy to see Christian play some sort of inverted Christmas Tree formation (just the thing for this time of year) allowing Ginola to play between the front man and midfield, thus acting as a go-between and not detracting from one or the other when he went walkabout. It could be that having been forced into the position and tactics at Ewood Park, some good could have come of it. Indeed, the strengthening of the midfield by the returning Nielsen and Howells also firms up that area and acts as a springboard for Spurs to bounce their attacks off. The side did ride their luck during the match, but it was luck that had been owing to the team for some weeks now. Indeed, the was it across the line / wasn’t it across the line debate even went our way and without too much dispute from the Rovers players. The two goals at the end did flatter us, but then how many games this season (West Ham at home for one) should we have scored more goals in. The score-line certainly helped reduce our burgeoning goal difference which was about to assume Swindon style proportions.

News that Spurs were looking to line up Raddy Antic as their new manager in the summer came as somewhat of a shock. With Gross still warm in the seat, it seems the height of bad manners to even hint at a new man coming in when the present incumbent hasn’t even had a fair go. I presume that Antic’s name was put in the frame because of his association with football at Luton and therefore, David Pleat. There is no doubt that he has been a success at Atletico Madrid, but this season has fallen back from the leading pack that includes arch rivals Real and therefore, has brought down the wrath of Jesus (Gil) on his position. For too long there has been a culture at the club for chopping and changing managers. Not many get the chance to implement a five-year plan. We need some stability and should we survive our present perilous position I’m sure that Herr Gross will take Spurs forward. We must hope however, that if Arsene buggers off for Real, that the name on the contract as manager at the Arse isn’t Antic’s. With more important games to come, it will be necessary to get as many players as fit as we can and the failure to get Schmidt his work permit, will make Gross’s job harder in this respect, but hopefully, the side can settle down to a more regular XI and put together a run of results. I never did like it down there where the position numbers are high and the points are low. It’s a hell of a downer !!

Blackburn Rovers : -  Flowers, Kenna, Hanchoz,
Spurs : - Baardsen, Carr, Vega, Campbell, Wilson (Clemence), Howells, Fox, Berti, Ginola, Nielsen (Brady), Ferdinand (Armstrong)
Unused Subs. : - Grodas, Calderwood


20.09.1997 A scoreless match result did not tell the tale of this game, in which Spurs played well without a lot of luck.

Tim Flowers was in outstanding form, making excellent saves from Howells in the 16th minute and then Wilcox cleared Mahorn's effort off the line shortly afterwards.  Dominguez forced Flowers to save well once more, while Valery managed to clear the ball off the line fro Howells in a goalmouth scramble.  Even though Blackburn were reduced to ten men by the second yellow card for Valery, Spurs could not break Rovers down and had to settle for a point, despite Howells and Dominguez going close and with Campbell blocking a Sutton shot.

Spurs - Walker, Carr, Edinburgh, Mabbutt, Campbell, Howells, Fox, Clemence, Ginola, Dominguez, Mahorn (Vega) 
Unused Sub. : - Baardsen, Calderwood, Nielsen, Sinton
Blackburn Rovers - 
Flowers, Valery, Sutton, Wilcox  
Unused Sub. : - 

Crowd : -   26,573
Ref. : -  Graham Barber (Surrey)


29.01.1997 Steffen Iversen gave Spurs the lead in the 40th minute of this Premier League game, finishing at the far post following Fox's cross before Colin Hendry equalised for Rovers from a 56th minute Jason Wilcox corner.  

Walker denied Le Saux's fierce drive with a fine one-handed save, with Flowers relieved to see Sinton's cross bounce back off the bar and he was alert to keep Spurs at bay.  But then, with 82 minutes on the clock, Andy Sinton popped up to hit the winner for Tottenham, chesting down Allan Nielsen's long-throw and firing past the Rovers goalie.

Spurs -  Walker, Carr, Campbell, Vega (Nethercott 49), Edinburgh, Sinton, Howells, Fox (Anderton 63), Nielsen, Armstrong, Iversen
Unused Subs. : -  Baardsen, Austin, Rosenthal
Blackburn Rovers -  Flowers, Berg, Hendry, Kenna, Le Saux, Sherwood (Donis 84), Flitcroft, Gallagher, Sutton, Bohinen, Wilcox 
Unused Sub. : -  Given, Warhurst, Marker, McKinley, 

Crowd : -   22,943 


17.08.1996 An opening day win at Ewood Park for Spurs was tinged with sadness.

Two Chris Armstrong goals won the game for Tottenham, but they lost Gary Mabbutt with a broken leg in the 18th minute, after Graham Fenton followed through on a tackle after the ball had gone.

Spurs took the lead in the 32nd minute, when David Howells crossed to Armstrong who flung himself headlong to steer his header past Flowers.  Spurs strung together a 16 pass move to create the second goal, which was finished off by Armstrong after being set up by Howells and Fox.

Blackburn Rovers -  Flowers, Coleman, Fenton, 
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs -   , , , , Fox, Sinton, Howells, Armstrong
Unused Subs. : -  
Crowd : -   26,960 


16.03.1996 Two Alan Shearer goals had Tottenham playing catch-up in this Premier League meeting at White Hart Lane.

The goals came in the eighth and 34th minutes, but Teddy Sheringham grabbed one goal back with a 62nd minute goal and then equalised in the 80th minute, only to see Shearer hit his hat-trick goal as the clock showed the match was two minutes into injury time.

There had been a one minute's silence for the Dunblane shootings before the kick off.

Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , Sheringham
Unused Subs. : -  
Blackburn Rovers -  , , , , , , , , , , Shearer
Unused Sub. : -  
Crowd : -   31,803


30.12.1995 Blackburn brought a 10 game unbeaten away run to an end for Spurs. 

Midfielder Nicky Marker hit the back of the Spurs net in the 31st minute and the home side's lead doubled just before half-time when Alan Shearer scored.  Spurs hit back in the second half with Teddy Sheringham made it 2-1 with a volley with 54 minutes on the clock, but Spurs could not find an equaliser.

Blackburn Rovers -  , , Coleman, , , , , , Marker, Shearer
Unused Sub. : -  Sinton, Howells, Armstrong
, Sheringham
Spurs -  
Unused Subs. : -  
Crowd : -   30,004 


05.02.1995 Spurs took on title-chasing Blackburn Rovers at White Hart  Lane in front of the Sky TV cameras and won 3-1. 

18 minutes in and Spurs went ahead as Jurgen Klinsmann took Darren Anderton's through pass and slipped the ball into the net through goalkeeper Bobby Mimms' legs.  On the half hour, Anderton was Tottenham's second goal-scorer, with a shot that took a big deflection off Rovers centre-half Colin Hendry to make it 2-0, as Spurs sparkled in attack. 

In the second half, Blackburn pulled a goal back when Tim Sherwood netted from close range, but 10 minutes from the end, Anderton made the third Spurs goal with a cross that Nicky Barmby headed home to make the final score 3-1.

Spurs -  Walker, Edinburgh, Calderwood, Campbell, Mabbutt, Popescu, Anderton, Barmby (Nethercott), Howells, Klinsmann Sheringham
Unused Subs. : -  
Blackburn Rovers -  
Mimms, Berg, Wright, Sherwood, Hendry, Pearce, Ripley (Newell), Sutton, Shearer, Warhurst, Wilcox (Adkins)
Unused Sub. : - 

Crowd : -   28,124


05.11.1994

Rovers overcame a determined Spurs side, under the caretaker management of Steve Perryman, at Ewood Park with an eighth minute goal putting them on their way.

Chris Sutton's low cross into the box was deflected onto the post by Alan Shearer' touch and Jason Wilcox hit the rebound into the net to give Rovers the lead. Spurs created a heading chance for Teddy Sheringham, which he put narrowly wide and then Jurgen Klinsmann shot over when well placed.

Into the second half, a forty ninth minute foul on Alan Shearer by Justin Edinburgh in the box, gave the striker the opportunity to get up and convert the spot-kick to make it 2-0 to Rovers.

Spurs were knocked down to 13th place in the table in this Premier League match, but the three points were among those that took Blackburn to their league title at the end of the season.  


Blackburn Rovers : - Flowers, Berg, Gale, Hendry, Le Saux, Ripley, Warhurst, Sherwood, Wilcox, Sutton, Shearer
Unused subs. : - Mimms, Atkins, Newell
Spurs : - Walker, Kerslake, Mabbutt (Hazard 71), Popescu, Edinburgh, Campbell, Dozzell (Rosenthal 30), Howells, Klinsmann, Sheringham, Barmby
Unused sub. : - Day
Crowd : -   26,271
Ref : Terry Holbrook
 


12.02.1994 Spurs drew a blank at home to Blackburn Rovers, who took the points from this Premier League match.  Rosenthal supplied early activity for Tim Flowers in the Rovers goal, making him save well twice and Ripley drew a save from Walker at the other end.  With an hour on the clock, Shearer headed in the opening goal of the game and eleven minutes later, Gallagher finished off a good move to make it 2-0.

Nick Barmby, Kevin Scott and Darren Caskey all had good efforts, but Spurs were unable to get back into the match.

Spurs -  Walker, Austin, Nethercott, Scott, Edinburgh, Samways, Anderton, Dozzell, Sedgley, Barmby, Rosenthal
Unused Subs. : -  Day, Campbell, Gray
Blackburn Rovers -  Flowers, Shearer, Gallagher
Unused Sub. : - 
Ref : -  I. J. Borrett (Suffolk)

Crowd : -   30,236


01.12.1993 Spurs took this League Cup Fourth Round match with a 1-0 win that came against a determined Blackburn side.

Spurs were kept at bay by former keeper Bobby Mimms, who produced fine stops from efforts by Dozzell and  Barmby shot over when through in the 82nd minute.  Spurs had moved Campbell forward from defence to hit a 64th minute shot after Samways, Edinburgh and Barmby linked to give him the chance to see Tottenham through.

Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Mabbutt (c), Calderwood, Campbell, Edinburgh, Robinson (Caskey), Howells, Dozzell, Sedgley,  Anderton, Barmby
Unused Subs. : -  Walker, Howells
Blackburn Rovers -  Mimms,
Unused Sub. : - 
Ref : -  R. Milford (Bristol)

Crowd : -   22,295


30.10.1993 Alan Shearer made the strike that won this match in the 15th minute, firing a shot past Spurs keeper Erik Thorstvedt to earn the three points for Blackburn, in which they dominated and only a fine performance from the Norwegian goalie, the margin could have been much bigger.

Blackburn Rovers -  
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Austin, Nethercott, Scott, Edinburgh, Samways, Anderton, Dozzell, Sedgley, Barmby, Rosenthal
Unused Subs. : -  Day, Campbell, Gray
Crowd : -   16,849


05.05.1993 The last home match of the season saw Tottenham slip to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers.

A 22nd minute strike from Mike Newell gave Rovers the lead, heading in at the far post to convert Stuart Ripley's cross.  The Blackburn striker added a second in the 56th minute to finish off a low cross from the left that he shot home, with another Blackburn player unmarked too.  Darren Anderton scored with four minutes remaining, firing a shot across the keeper, to make it a grandstand finish, but Spurs could not get an equaliser in the time remaining. 

Spurs -  Walker, Nethercott (Hill 58), van den Hauwe, Samways, Mabbutt, Ruddock, Sedgley, Turner (Hodges 58), Anderton, Sheringham
Unused Sub. : -  Dearden
Blackburn Rovers - 
Bobby Mimms, Nicky Marker, Graeme Le Saux, Tim Sherwood, Colin Hendry, Gordon Cowans, Stuart Ripley, Mark Atkins (Tony Dobson 84), Kevin Gallagher, Mike Newell, Jason Wilcox
Unused Sub. : -  Patrik Andersson, Frank Talia

Crowd : -   23,097
Ref. : - Kelvin Morton


07.11.1992 Goals from Teddy Sheringham from the penalty spot and David Howells won this Premier League match for Spurs.

Spurs went ahead when Vinny Samways' left wing cross was headed down by Teddy Sheringham for David Howells to knock the ball past former Spurs keeper Bobby Mimms from five yards out.

The goal that put Spurs out of Blackburn's reach came when Gordon Durie jinked down the right and was felled in the box by Colin Hendry, allowing Sheringham to score from the spot to secure the three points.

Blackburn Rovers -  Bobby Mimms, , , , Colin Hendry, , , , , ,
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs -  Howells, Sheringham, 
Unused Sub. : - 
Crowd : -   17,305


09.11.1988 The League Cup Third Round replay went all the way to extra time as the teams proved difficult to separate.   

Chris Waddle hit the bar in the 27th minute, then took the lead, but it was only after the game had finished 0-0 and gone into extra time.

106 minutes was on the clock when Paul Gascoigne's free kick was headed close to the ground by Mitchell Thomas and the ball went in off the goalpost to put Tottenham 1-0 up.  However, that lead only lasted for three minutes as a free kick by Ally Dawson was deflected past Bobby Mimms, but within a minute, Paul Stewart broke past two defenders to shoot home to score the winning goal.

Blackburn Rovers -   , , , , , , Dawson, , , ,
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs - Mimms, Stevens, Thomas, Fenwick, Fairclough (Butters), Mabbutt, Walsh, Gascoigne, Waddle (Samways), Stewart, Allen
Crowd : -   12,964


01.11.1988 Spurs dominated against Second Division Rovers in this League Cup Third Round tie at the lane, with Paul Moran hitting the post and the winger looked to have a header going in, but it was handled out of the sight of the match officials.

The game ended in a goal-less draw, but only after Spurs had been denied another penalty when Paul Stewart was brought down as he bore down on goal.

 Spurs -  Mimms, Stevens, M. Thomas, Fenwick, Fairclough, Mabbutt, Moran, Gascoigne (Samways 52), Waddle, Stewart, P. Allen
Unused Sub. : -  D. Howells
Blackburn Rovers - Gennoe, Atkins
, MIllar, Dawson, Hendry, Mail, Gayle, Reid, Curry, Garner, Sellars
Unused Sub. : -  Miller, Hill

Crowd : -   18,814


31.12.1977 A 4-0 win over Rovers rounded off the year in a great way for Tottenham, as they continued their escape from Division Two.

With draws in the last four home games, Spurs got back on track thanks to goals from Colin Lee (2), Glenn Hoddle and John Pratt eased Tottenham to victory.

Spurs -  Daines, Naylor, Holmes, Hoddle, McAllister, Perryman (c), Perryman, Pratt, McNab, Duncan (Armstrong), Lee, Taylor 
Blackburn Rovers - 
Butcher, Hird, Bailey, Metcalfe, Waddington (Mitchell), Fazackerley, Brotherston, Fear, Keeley, Parkes, Taylor 
Crowd : -   30,520


24.08.1977 Spurs first away match in their Division Two campaign saw a nervous 0-0 draw fought out at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers - , ,  
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs -  
Unused Sub. : - 
Crowd : -  9,540


09.05.1966 This Division One match ended the season after being postponed from the opening day (21.08.1965) because of a polio epidemic in Blackburn.  A single Jimmy Greaves goal won the match for Spurs against a Blackburn side who were already relegated before this game kicked off.  Phil Beal created the opportunity for Greaves after 22 minutes, but Tottenham were indebted to Bill Brown, who kept a busy Rovers side at bay.

Blackburn Rovers - , ,  
Unused Sub. : - 

Spurs -   B. Brown, , , , , , , Greaves
Unused Sub. : - 
Crowd : -   7,256


29.01.1966

Spurs ran out comfortable winners as injury-hit Blackburn travelled to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham were missing broken leg victim Maurice Norman and Cliff Jones with a thigh strain, but Jimmy Greaves' return to action after ten weeks out with jaundice meant that Rovers were the victims of his enforced lay-off.  It was Frank Saul who opened the scoring though, having rounded the Blackburn goalkeeper Else, the striker slammed the ball into an empty goal for the first goal and Greaves then added a second.  Strike partner Alan Gilzean rounded off the win with a brace of goals, his second from the edge of the six-yard box, that even soon to be Spurs defender Mike England could not help keep out.

Spurs - Jennings, Beal, Mullery (Johnson), Laurie Brown, Mackay (cpt), Robertson, Clayton, Saul, Gilzean, Greaves  
Blackburn Rovers - 
Else, Wilson, Newton, Clayton (cpt), England, Joyce, Darling, Byrom, McEvoy, Ferguson, Harrison
Unused Sub. : - 
Ref : - D. J. Lyden (Warwickshire)

Linesmen :  Mr. D. J. Burns (Middx) - Red flag;  Mr. D. E. Ranner (Suffolk) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -   23,097


19.04.1965 Division 1   Away    Lost   1-3

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   14,026


16.04.1965 Spurs won 5-2 at home against Blackburn Rovers, who had Mike England playing in their defence, in this Good Friday First Division meeting at White Hart Lane.

Alan Gilzean's two first half goals sandwiched one from Jimmy Greaves to see Spurs lead 3-0 at the interval.

Blackburn staged a second half comeback with Bryan Douglas and Andy McEvoy pulling the deficit back to a single goal, but with Gilzean scoring a hat-trick goal and Jimmy Greaves adding another, Tottenham ran out comfortable winners.

Spurs : -  Jennings, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, L. Brown, Clayton, Greaves, Low, Saul, Gilzean, Weller
Blackburn Rovers : - Else, Keith Newton, Joyce, Ronnie Clayton, Mike England, Sharples, Ferguson, Andy McEvoy, John Byrom, Bryan Douglas, Harrison

Crowd : -  36,497

11.01.1964 With Blackburn Rovers taking a first half lead after 23 minutes through Mike Harrison, it looked like Tottenham might struggle to get back into the game.  A hat-trick from Jimmy Greaves and a further goal from Terry Dyson set Spurs fans minds at rest and saw Tottenham through to a good win. 

Spurs -  Hollowbread, Baker, Hopkins, Beal, Norman, Marchi (c), Cliff Jones, White, L. Allen, Greaves, Dyson 
Blackburn Rovers - 
  Else, Bray, Newton, Clayton (c), England, McGrath, Ferguson, McEvoy, Pickering, Douglas, Harrison  
Crowd : -   43,646
Ref : -  Mr. W. Clements (Staffs)
Linesmen : - Mr. P. K. Byford (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. A. R. C. Weller (Kent) - Yellow flag


20.05.1963 Spurs had won the European Cup Winners Cup just five days before this First Division meeting with Blackburn Rovers and played a less than familiar line-up in losing 0-3.  The game had originally been postponed during the severe winter in February, but a two goal haul from Mick Ferguson and another goal from Mike Harrison sealed a win for Rovers. 

Spurs -  , , Piper
Blackburn Rovers - 
, , Ferguson, Harrison 
Crowd : -   22,867


15.09.1962 Fred Pickering had given Rovers an early lead on their visit to the Lane, but Spurs stormed back to take the points.  Les Allen drew Tottenham level, before John White, a Ken Taylor own goal and Terry Medwin wrapped up a 4-1 win.

Spurs -  , L. Allen, White, Medwin
Blackburn Rovers -  Taylor
, Pickering,  
Crowd : -   43,014


23.04.1962 The Easter return match was played at Ewood Park on Easter Monday, with Jimmy Greaves scoring the single goal in the game to win the points for Tottenham.

Blackburn : -  , , , , Mike England, , , , , ,
Spurs : -   , , , , , , , Greaves, , , 

Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : 23,301
 

20.04.1962 Spurs hosted Blackburn Rovers at a sunny White Hart Lane on Good Friday and struggle to assert themselves until the second half.

Although Tottenham sat fourth in the table, their early lead from Terry Medwin was wiped out by Bryan Douglas before the interval, but they had more joy in the second half, with Bobby Smith re-establishing the lead and before Spurs managed to pull away with goals from Cliff Jones and Jimmy Greaves.

Spurs : - Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (cpt), Norman, Marchi, Medwin, White, Bobby Smith, Greaves, Cliff Jones
Blackburn : - Jones, Taylor, Keith Newton, Ronnie Clayton, Mike England, John McGrath, Ratcliffe, Lawther, Fred Pickering, Bryan Douglas, Haverty

Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag

Crowd : 55,183

Mike England played against Spurs in this match and in the return on Easter Monday which Spurs won 1-0.

 

31.12.1960 Spurs were shocked when England international Bryan Douglas gave Blackburn the lead, but Bobby Smith equalised before the half-time interval.

Tottenham went on to dominate the second half, with two goals from Les Allen and Danny Blanchflower and Bobby Smith's second wrapped up the points, although Peter Dobing hit a late consolation for Rovers, making the final score 5-2.

Spurs -   Blanchflower, Les Allen, Bobby Smith, 
Blackburn Rovers -  Reeves, Taylor
, Bray, McEvoy, Woods, Ronnie Clayton, Bryan Douglas, Peter Dobing, Derek Dougan, Crowe,  MacLeod 
Crowd : -   48,742


27.08.1960 Spurs won their first away match of the season with Bobby Smith 2, Les Allen and Terry Dyson netting the goals in a 4-1 win at Ewood Park.

Three goals ahead at half-time, the second half saw just a goal apiece for the two sides, with the Rovers goal being scored by Derek Dougan. 

Blackburn Rovers -   Jones, Mike England, Eckersley, Ronnie Clayton, Woods, John McGrath, Peter Dobing, Bryan Douglas, Derek Dougan, Crowe, MacLeod.  
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Norman, Mackay, Medwin, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Crowd : -   26,819
Ref. : Mr. J. E. Carr


27.02.1960 Division 1   Away    Won   4-1

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   29,228


20.02.1960 FA Cup  Fifth Round   Home   Lost  1-3
On a quagmire of a White Hart Lane pitch that has to be seen to be believed, Dally Duncanís Blackburn Rovers side won 3-1 with their goals coming from a 60-yard free kick from Matt Woods and two Louis Bimpson goals both set-up by England midfielder Bryan Douglas. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   54,745


05.12.1959 Division 1    Home    Won  2-1. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   37,310


03.01.1959 Division 1    Home    Won  3-1. 

Teams :
Spurs -  , ,
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   39,552


30.08.1958 Division 1    Away    Lost    0-5. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   41,830


24.12.1950 Division 1    Away    Won  2-1. 

Blackburn Rovers -  , ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   33,078


27.08.1949 Division 1    Home    Lost  2-3. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   53,016


26.02.1949 Division 1    Away    Drew    1-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   20,262


02.10.1948 Division 1    Home    Won  4-0. 

Team :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   53,721


25.02.1939 A 3.15 p.m. kick off in this Division Two meeting saw a seven goal thriller at the Lane. 

Spurs -  Hooper, Ward, Whatley, Burgess, Hitchins, Buckingham, Sargent, A. E. Hall, Morrison, G. W. Hall (c), L. Miller
Blackburn Rovers - 
Barron, Hough, Crook (c), Chivers, Pryde, Whiteside, Guest, Langton, Weddle, Butt, Rogers
Crowd : -   22,709
Ref. : - Mr. H. T. Wright (Macclesfield)


22.10.1938 Division 1    Away     Lost   1-3

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - Hooper, Ward, Nicholson, Page, Buckingham, Sargent, G. W. Hall, Morrison, A. E. Hall, Lyman 
Crowd : -   18,136


30.04.1938 Division 1    Away    Lost   1-2. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   7,088


08.01.1938 FA Cup Third Round    Home    Won   3-2. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   35,576


18.12.1937 Division 2    Home    Won     3-1. 

Blackburn Rovers -  , ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   20,251


28.12.1936 Les Miller was the hero with four goals in the 5-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the return at White Hart Lane, with Jimmy McCormick scoring the other goal, although Frank Baxendale got a goal for Rovers.

Spurs -  , , , , , , , , L. Miller, McCormick
Blackburn Rovers - 
, , , , , , , Baxendale 
Crowd : -   16,135


25.12.1936 Spurs won 4-0 with Jackie Morrison scoring twice and Joe Meek and Les Miller were also on the score-sheet as Tottenham enjoyed a happy Christmas

Blackburn Rovers -  , ,  
Spurs -  Hall, Ward, Buckingham, Alsford, Rowe, Grice, McCormick, Meek, Morrison, Duncan, L. Miller
Crowd : -   26,756


19.04.1935 Division 1    Home    Won     1-0. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   31,101


01.01.1935 Division 1    Away    Lost   0-2. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   12,083


01.01.1934 Division 1    Away    Lost   0-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   19,995


23.12.1933 Division 1    Home    Won     4-1. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   28,001


25.02.1928 Division 1    Away    Lost   1-2. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   20,890


15.10.1927 Division 1    Home    Drew     1-1. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   23,020


22.01.1927 Division 1    Home    Drew     1-1. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   14,323


04.09.1926 Division 1    Away    Lost   0-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   21,964


13.02.1926 Division 1    Away    Lost   2-4. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   21,584


03.10.1925 Division 1    Home    Won   4-2. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   35,645


21.03.1925 Division 1    Away     Drew      1-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   15,000


26.02.1925 FA Cup Third Round replay    Away   Lost   1-3. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   48,000


21.02.1925 FA Cup Third Round    Home    Drew   2-2. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   54,521


15.11.1924 Division 1    Home    Won   5-0. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   30,000


22.12.1923 Division 1    Away    Won   1-0.

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   15,000


15.12.1923 Division 1    Home    Won   2-0. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   19,471


14.02.1923 Division 1    Home    Won   2-0. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   10,000


10.02.1923 Division 1    Away    Lost   0-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   6,000


06.05.1922 The return game came a week later to finish the league programme at Ewood Park.  This time the match ended in a 1-1 draw with a goal from Charlie Wilson cancelling out Jock McKay's early strike for Rovers, but the point was enough to give Spurs the runners-up spot in the First Division.

Spurs - , Charlie Wilson 
Blackburn Rovers - 
McKay, , ,  
Crowd : -   12,000


29.04.1922 Our last match of the season at the Lane ended 2-1 in Tottenham's favour, with goals from Fanny Walden and Charlie Wilson, although Ron Haworth pegged one goal back for the visitors. 

Spurs - Walden, C. Wilson 
Blackburn Rovers - 
Haworth, , ,  
Crowd : -   24,559


04.09.1920 Division 1    Away    Drew   1-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   40,000


28.08.1920 Division 1    Home    Lost   1-2. 

Teams :
Spurs - , ,
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,   
Crowd : -   47,345


10.04.1915 Division 1    Away    Lost   1-4. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   10,000


05.12.1914 A big win for Blackburn stood as their record win at White Hart Lane until 2003, when it was equalled.

Two goals for Joe Hodkinson and two more from Eddie Latherton and a Tom Collins own goal sealed a 4-0 win for Rovers. 

Spurs - , T. Collins, 
Blackburn Rovers - 
Hodkinson, Latherton, ,  
Crowd : -   14,000


28.02.1914 Division 1    Away    Drew    1-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   25,000


25.10.1913 Tottenham's 100th home league match saw them share six goals with Blackburn Rovers

Spurs scored through Billy Minter, Jimmy Cantrell and Bert Middlemisss.

Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, , ,
Crowd : -   46,128


04.01.1913 Division 1    Home    Lost    0-1. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   33,000


14.09.1912 Division 1    Away    Lost    1-6. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   25,000


27.01.1912 Division 1    Away    Drew    0-0. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   14,000


23.09.1911 Spurs were unbeaten in their league programme before they welcomed Blackburn to White Hart Lane and suffered with a loss to the Lancashire visitors, who scored through "Tinker" Davies and Walter "Wattie" Aitkenhead. 

Teams :
Spurs - King, Collins, Webster, Weir, Steel R, Grimsdell, Walden, Minter, Cantrell, Bliss, Middlemiss
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,
Davies, Aitkenhead, , ,  
Crowd : -   37,820


22.04.1911 Division 1    Away    Lost    0-3.

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   14,000


09.02.1911 FA Cup Second Round replay     Lost     Drew   0-2. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   26,946


04.02.1911 FA Cup  Second Round    Away    Drew    0-0. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   25,000


17.12.1910 Division 1    Home    Drew    2-2. 

Teams : 
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,
Crowd : -   16,000


28.03.1910 Division 1    Home    Won    4-0. 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   23,000


01.01.1910 Division 1    Away    Lost    0-2. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   15,000


11.02.1907 FA Cup Second Round second replay     Villa Park    Won   2-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   18,000


07.02.1907 FA Cup Second Round replay     Home     Drew   1-1 (after extra time). 

Teams :
Spurs - , , 
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Crowd : -   29,900


02.02.1907 FA Cup Second Round     Away    Drew   1-1. 

Teams :
Blackburn Rovers - 
, ,  
Spurs - , , 
Crowd : -   24,963


 

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