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Spurs - Walker, Carr,
Nielsen, Vega, Campbell, Fox, Berti, Ginola, Saib (Calderwood),
Klinsmann, Armstrong (Ferdinand)
Spurs crashed to their heaviest defeat at Highfield Road in an abysmal performance.
Roland Nilsson cleared Ferdinand's header off the line, Marcus Hedman saved a Ginola drive and Carr drilled a shot against the post in the first half when Spurs looked favourites to win. Two minutes before the break Dublin flicked on for Huckerby to score for the Sky Blues.
Fox hit a shot wide and then Ferdinand saw Nilsson hack another effort away from the line, but on 61 minutes, Gary Breen was first to the rebound when his first shot was blocked to make it 2-0. Fox put a header in on goal that brought Hedman into action again, but Marcus Hall and Huckerby scored within five minutes of each other to wrap up a 4-0 win.
Coventry City - Hedman, Hall, Breen, Nilsson, Telfer, McAllister, Dublin,
A final day win was just enough to keep Coventry in the Premier League against a depleted Spurs side, with the final game of the season kicking off late, due to the visitors getting stuck in M1 and M25 traffic.
A desperate Sky Blues team flew out of the blocks, with David Burrows earning a second minute booking and Noel Whelan being lucky not to be sent off in the early stages. Dion Dublin put the Sky Blues ahead in the 13th minute, heading home Gary McAllister's cross to beat Baardsen making his first start in goal. At the other end, Steve Ogrizovic had to be alert to keep out a Ruel Fox effort, but the lead was doubled when Paul Williams added a volley that flew in off the post from around the penalty spot. Baardsen made a flying save to prevent Jess' drive putting the game even further out of Tottenham's reach.
Paul McVeigh pegged a goal back after 43 minutes of the first half, when he reacted first to head home Sheringham's free-kick that bounced back off the upright. Indeed, the Irishman could have drawn Spurs level, but was denied by the Coventry keeper, who dived at his feet to end his run with the ball into the box.
Into the second half, Spurs had the chances to deprive Coventry of the points, but failed to capitalise on the openings. Ramon Vega snuck in to head low to Ogrizovic's left and he dived full length to push the ball wide. Neale Fenn was denied by a point-blank stop by Ogrizovic and from the corner, the keeper did well to keep out Dozzell's header.
Baardsen, Carr, Scales, Vega, Edinburgh, Campbell, Fox, Sinton (Clapham
24), Dozzell, McVeigh (Fenn 74), Sheringham
A Teddy Sheringham goal gave Spurs a half-time lead, but the Sky Blues levelled through a Noel Whelan strike with an hour gone. On 75 minutes, Andy Sinton hit the goal that won the match for Tottenham after being set up by debutant Steffen Iversen, who was lively throughout and caused the Coventry goal some serious threat.
Coventry City - , , Whelan
Spurs lost this League Cup 3rd round tie, when it looked to have been settled in the first twenty minutes.
In that time Tottenham had taken a 2-0 lead through Chris Armstrong and a David Busst own goal, but the home side staged a rousing comeback to win with three goals from Busst, a Peter Ndlovu penalty and John Salako.
Coventry City - , , Busst, Ndlovu, Salako
Spurs lost this
penultimate game of the season to leave Coventry City safe from
relegation from the Premier League.
White Hart Lane was to be a happy hunting ground for the Sky Blues in their battles against the drop, with this game being no exception, in what should have been a happy farewell to Jurgen Klinsmann.
As it was, Gordon Strachan picked up the ball deep in his own half and exchanged passes before he crossed for Peter Ndlovu to head home on 32 minutes to see Coventry turn around with a slim lead. In the 62nd minute, Justin Edinburgh fouled Strachan in the box to allow Ndlovu to double his tally and the score-line, with a third Sky Blue goal coming from Dublin, set up by Strachan again to hook the ball past Ian Walker on the volley at the near post five minutes later.
Darren Anderton's goal seven minutes from the end was too little too late to salvage anything from the game for Tottenham, coming when Klinsmann caused panic on the edge of the box and the ball was sliced into the air and the England winger lobbed it calmly over Filan from inside the box.
A game played in a
snow storm saw a penalty settle the match in Coventry's favour.
While the Sky Blues had the bulk of the better play, they were unable to make it count until Kevin Scott was adjudged to have fouled Peter Ndlovu in the box and the Coventry winger got up to convert the spot-kick in the 62nd minute for what turned out to be the winning goal. The Zimbabwean almost doubled his tally when he struck the bar lat eon in the game.
Coventry City -
Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Morgan, Ally Pickering, Phil
Babb (Lloyd McGrath), Peter Atherton, Willie Boland, David Rennie,
Peter Ndlovu, Sean Flynn, Leigh Jenkinson
Spurs lost out 0-2 to Coventry City and it could have easily been more.
An early Sky Blues corner was headed on and David Howells cleared off the line, but John Williams was on hand to knock in the rebound to give Coventry the lead. Williams also scored City's second, with a run that latched onto a ball down the right and his long legs got to the ball first, then he slid it past Thorstvedt to put Coventry 2-0 up before half-time.
Another long ball saw Robert Rosario chase the ball and Erik Thorstvedt brought him down to concede a penalty, which the Spurs keeper managed to beat out when Micky Gynn took the spot-kick. To compound Tottenham's miserable day, late in the game, Gordon Durie was booked for feigning injury after he had been head-butted.
Thorstvedt, Cundy (A. Gray), Howells, Anderton, Durie
Paul Furlong put the Sky Blues level at Highfield Road in this Fourth Round League Cup tie, after Paul Allen’s goal gave Tottenham the lead in the first half. However, a late goal by Gordon Durie won it for Spurs in front of 20,053.
Spurs - P.
Two Nayim goals earned
Spurs a share of the points against Coventry City as the two sides met on Easter Saturday for
the second successive season.
Terry Butcher had taken over from player turned coach turned manager John Sillett earlier in the season and new signing, former England full back Kenny Sansom was playing his second Sky Blues game.
Spurs may have had their upcoming FA Cup semi-final on their minds with both Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne missing from the line-up, but Coventry put in a first half display that belied their league position. David Smith grabbed a ninth minute opener on his birthday and then Kevin Gallacher doubled the Sky Blues lead after 20 minutes.
Nayim got Spurs back in the game two minutes before half-time and it was the Moroccan who netted again in the 77th minute to earn Spurs a point as the Midlands side faded tin the second half.
Thorstvedt, Edinburgh, van den Hauwe, Sedgley (Moncur), Nayim,
Mabbutt (c), Stewart, Samways, P. Gray (M. Thomas), Walsh, P. Allen
Coventry eased to a 2-0
home win with goals after the interval from Kevin Gallagher (46) and
Micky Gynn (51).
Coventry City - ,
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A 3-2 win saw Spurs edge past Coventry in this Easter encounter thanks to Gary Lineker and Paul Stewart.
David Smith and David Speedie had put the visitors 2-0 ahead, but Spurs came back with the goals from the England duo to secure victory. Lineker got Spurs a foothold in the match before the break, then Stewart levelled things up a minute after the restart. He took the ball from a throw-in on his thigh, lifted the ball over his and an opponent's head, then hit a stunning volley from a narrow angle to beat the keeper. Gary Lineker secured the win, when he clinically finished for Tottenham's third.
Spurs - Stewart, Lineker
Mark Falco's two goals helped lift Spurs to third place in the First Division, with Glenn Hoddle and Chris Hughton adding two more to ease Tottenham past Coventry City, who replied through strikes from Stuart Pearce and ex-Spurs striker Terry Gibson.
Spurs - Hughton, Hoddle, Falco
was on the mark for the second game running, but it was not enough to
guarantee Spurs the points, as Coventry came back to equalise through
Coventry City -
Glenn Hoddle's 31st minute penalty looked enough to give Spurs a win in this First Division meeting, but with only three minutes left, Spurs let in Graham Withey to equalise.
Spurs - ,
A 21st minute Micky
Hazard goal gave Spurs the lead over Coventry City at White Hart
Lane, but the Sky Blues came back to win in this First Division
The visitors had gone close with debutant John Hendrie firing just wide after a lung-bursting 40 yard run, but Steve Hunt pulled Coventry level in the 41st minute, with a header past Clemence. As City took the aerial route to goal, Gary Gillsespie headed home in the 69th minute and was denied a second goal by an offside flag.
Clemence, Hughton (Villa), Miller, Graham Roberts, Hazard, Perryman,
Ardiles, Archibald, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks
Coventry City played out a 1-1 First Division draw at Highfield
Ian Wallace was the Coventry goal-scorer with Chris Jones netting for Tottenham.
Coventry City - Les
Sealey, Gareth Roberts, Bobby MacDonald, Steve Whitton (Danny
Thomas), Jim Holton, Gary Gillespie, Tommy Hutchison, Ian Wallace,
Tom English, Steve Powell, Steve Hunt
convincing win for Tottenham stopped a run of seven games without a
Two goals from Peter Taylor and another added by striker Colin Lee were enough to overcome the Sky Blues, who hit back with one goal, but could not penetrate the Spurs defence further.
Coventry City -
Coventry City win 3-2 with goals from Tommy Hutchison, Barry Powell
and Ray Graydon over Second Division Spurs in the Third Round of the
Tottenham’s goal came from Gerry Armstrong and John Pratt.
, Pratt, , G. Armstrong, ,
A share of the points in
a 1-1 draw was the result of this First Division encounter at
Highfield Road, the first game at the ground since early January
because of bad weather.
Good work by Ralph Coates and John Pratt on the left wing provided Peter Taylor with the opportunity to put Spurs ahead against Coventry City. Putting Taylor through, he ran in on goal and finished clinically to give Spurs the lead in the 18th minute, but three minutes later, the Sky Blues made it 1-1 when Ian Wallace's shot from 20 yards arrowed into the net.
Both sides created scoring chances, but neither could finish them off to find a winning goal as the game disintegrated into an error-ridden affair, although Bobby McDonald struck the post late in the game.
Coventry City -
Jim Blyth, Brian Roberts, Bobby McDonald, Terry Yorath, Ray Gooding,
Mick Coop, John beck, Ian Wallace, Mick Ferguson, Barry Powell,
The Sky Blues recorded a
1-0 win at the Lane, as the two sides met in a First Division clash.
Donal Murphy scored the only goal of the game to give Coventry City both points.
Spurs - Jennings, Keeley, Willie Young, Osgood, McAllister,
Hoddle, Coates, Perryman (cpt),
P. Taylor, Chris Jones, Moores
Chivers set up John Pratt to head Tottenham into the lead in this First
Division match at White Hart Lane. Keith Osgood added a 30-yarder
with winger Jimmy Neighbour driving a volley home to make it 3-0, before
Donal Murphy volleyed Tommy Hutchinson's cross home to pull one
back. When Jim Blyth parried John Pratt's 35 yard effort, John
Duncan was on hand to finish off the scoring at 4-1.
Spurs earned a 1-1 away
draw at Highfield Road thanks to John Duncan's goal.
With the goalkeeper sprawling in front of him and with two defenders also on the floor, Duncan kept his cool to slot the ball home in the 11th minute after Alfie Conn and Martin Chivers had fashioned the chance. It could have been two when Chivers was through on Neil Ramsbottom, but the keeper kept his shot out.
Just two minutes before the interval, a shot drilled in from the edge of the area by Brian Alderson levelled the score.
The second half was a more sedate affair, with both teams having chances as Coventry defended in numbers and Spurs kept out a late charge by the Sky Blues.
Coventry : - Neil Ramsbotham, Graham Oakey, Jimmy Holmes, John Craven, Peter Hindley, Alan Dugdale, WIllie Carr, Brian Alderson, Mick Ferguson, Alan Green (Les Cartwright), Tommy Hutchison
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, McAllister, England, Naylor, Conn, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Duncan
Unused sub. : - Coates
Ref. : - W. Johnson
Crowd : - 15,227
Coventry City nicked a
point at White Hart Lane with Colin Stein's early goal being
defended until Tottenham managed an equaliser.
The Sky Blues almost took both points when a first half header from David Cross hit the bar, but Spurs got a share of the points when Martin Peters hit a shot that bounced back off the post and into the net off the unfortunate Wilf Smith, who was making his last appearance for the Midlands club.
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Naylor, Coates,
Perryman, Chivers (Neighbour), Peters (cpt), Duncan
Two first half Martin Peters goals gave Tottenham a winning
advantage in their First Division game with Coventry City at White
The first goal came from Peters' finish after he got on the end of Ray Evans' lob and then he headed home to make it 2-0, getting on the end of Steve Perryman's free-kick.
While it seemed comfortable for Spurs, a goal by Brian Alderson with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net gave Tottenham a nervous ending and made them work for the victory.
Spurs : - Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Pratt (Neighbour), England, Beal,
MacGrath, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
|25.08.1973||Spurs slipped to a 0-1 defeat at
Highfield Road, with Mick Coop scoring the only goal of the game in the
Only a good show by Pat Jennings kept out Colin
Stein, Tommy Hutchinson and Brian Alderson.
Coventry City - Glazier,
|17.02.1973||Spurs won 1-0 at
Coventry City, but the game lacked the quality that might have been
expected from a First Division match.
John Pratt scored the only goal of the match with a 76th minute dipping shot over Bill Glazier.
Coventry had a good share of possession in the match but were unable to get past the Spurs defence. Chris Cattlin had the best opportunity for the Sky Blues, but put his shot over the bar with Pat Jennings on the floor and only Mike England on the line.
Coventry City : - Bill Glazier,
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Unused sub. : - Coates.
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 26,795
Peters grabbed a brace of goals on the opening day to give Spurs a fine
start to the First Division season.
The England international hit an early goal in the first half and could have added a second early in the second, when he was given the chance to convert a penalty, but it was saved by Bill Glazier. Ernie Hunt got the Sky Blues level, but a Steve Perryman cross from a free-kick gave Peters the opportunity to head home the winner at the Park Lane end.
Chivers scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs both points.
The match looked liek it was drifting towards a goal-less draw until John Pratt's free kick lead to Chivers cracking home a fierce
Spurs had come close to scoring earlier with Chivers firing a free-kick against the crossbar, while Martin Peters hit the post.
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal
Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Morgan
|25.09.1971||Spurs put in a
poor performance at Highfield Road and lost out to a late goal as
Coventry City scored the only goal of the game.
Veteran Ian St. John shot wide when well place din the first half and Alan Gilzean's header was saved by Bill Glazier.
The second half was more lively with Ralph Coates setting up Martin Peters to shoot just too high before the play moved to the other end, with Willie Carr putting a shot wide, Chris Chilton went within inches of hitting the target and Quinton Young was too high with a left foot shot.
Alan Mullery put in a dangerous cross, but there was nobody on the end of it, allowing Coventry to capitalise ten minutes from time. Mick Coop's throw-in to Young, who ran upfield with the ball before crossing from the right to Willie Carr at the far post, who headed past Jennings.
Coventry : - Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Smith, Jeff Blockley, Parker, Quinton Young, Willie Carr, Chris Chilton, Ernie Hunt, Ian St. John.
Spurs :- Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles (Pearce), Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Crowd : -
Spurs were shot shy in their 0-0 draw at Highfield Road with Coventry City.
Tony Want was in for the injured Cyril Knowles, replacing the defender in attacking moves during the first half.
In the 37th minute, good work from Joe Kinnear and Alan Mullery set up Martin Chivers for a shooting opportunity, but goalkeeper Bill Glazier was quick off his line to block the effort. Spurs were thankful for the crossbar's intervention when Willie Carr's 'donkey kick' free-kick was volleyed against the woodwork by Ernie Hunt.
Pat Jennings had to receive treatment for a cut left eye during the first period, but had an easy time, although a late effort from Northern Ireland full-back Dave Clements flew over the top.
Coventry City -
Glazier, Geoff Strong,
Ernie Machin, Jeff
Blockley, Bobby Parker
(Brian Alderson), Dennis
Carr, Billy Rafferty, Ernie Hunt,
League Cup Fourth Round tie at White Hart Lane saw Spurs progress with a
4-1 win thanks to goals from Alan Gilzean and a hat-trick from Martin
Chivers, while Coventry scored through John O’Rourke.
Spurs : -
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal (Neighbour
Gilzean, Pratt, Chivers, Peters, Pearce
Chivers scored the goal that defeated Coventry City at White Hart Lane,
the result of a fine run and pass from Steve Perryman. It was a
tough win for Spurs to gain and although they pressed forward in the
second half, they were unable to break through a determined Coventry
defence. At the end, they were grateful that John O'Rourke put his
shot wide when well placed to avoid dropping points in this First
Spurs - Jennings, Kinnear, England, Peter Collins, Knowles,
Mullery (c), Perryman, Peters, Morgan (Pearce), Chivers, Gilzean
Peters goal was not enough to stop Coventry leaving White Hart Lane with
His headed goal early on in this match, his debut, put Tottenham ahead with just 13 minutes on the clock. Peters swept the ball wide to Alan Mullery, who slipped the ball outside to Ray Evans, who went on an over-lapping run before crossing for Peters to head past Bill Glazier in the Coventry goal.
But it was the Sky Blues with two second half goals that earned the Midlanders the points. In the 58th minute, Neil Martin was unmarked at the far post to head in a corner and nine minutes from the end, John O'Rourke ran clear and slipped the ball past Pat Jennings to make the final score 2-1 to the Coventry for their first win at White Hart Lane.
Spurs - Jennings, Evans, England, Beal, Want, Mullery, Peters,
Bond, Morgan, Gilzean, Jenkins (Chivers)
slipped to a 2-3 defeat at Highfield Road as Coventry City took both points on
Ernie Machin was on the spot to put City ahead in the 12th minute sticking the ball past Pat Jennings, after the keeper had saved a Neil Martin effort. There was a second Coventry goal in the 22nd minute as Martin's header from Dave Clement's free-kick found John O'Rourke, who nodded in from close range. Mike England's header from a corner got Spurs back in the game ten minutes before the break.
Ian Gibson restored the two goal lead, scoring from a Mick Coop cross that Martin stepped over to allow Gibson the chance shortly after half-time and although Alan Gilzean got one back before the end with a headed effort, Tottenham could not find the equaliser. Spurs had Neil Johnson injured in the first minute and he struggled on to half-time, when he was replaced by Peter Collins.
Coventry City -
Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Dave Clements, Roy Barry, Jeff Blockley,
Ernie Hunt, Ian Gibson, Ernie Machin, John O'Rourke, Neil Martin,
Willie Carr (Maurice Setters)
within 35 minutes settled this First Division match in Spurs' favour.
Neil Johnson hit the opening goal after two minutes and then Jimmy Pearce fired Roger Morgan's header into the net with a powerful volley past Bill Glazier. The Sky Blues almost got back into the game with Trevor Shepherd going too high when in front of goal and then Ray Evans diverted a shot from Willie Carr onto the post.
Spurs - Evans, Johnson, Pearce, Morgan
had given Coventry a well-deserved 1-0 lead as they dominated the first
half, but a great second half comeback saw Tottenham claim both points.
Martin Chivers headed Spurs level and in the 78th minute, Alan Gilzean
headed a winner.
Coventry City - Tudor,
half goals virtually sewed this game up for Spurs, but two Neil Martin
strikes for the Sky Blues put them back in the game in the second period.
Cliff Jones, Dave Mackay and Jimmy greaves had given Spurs the big lead
before Martin headed a Coventry goal. A fourth for Tottenham from
Greaves again ended any resistance from the visitors in
front of a crowd of 36,175 leaving them sixth in Division One, despite a
late second header from Martin.
Spurs - Mackay, Cliff Jones, Greaves
A Jimmy Greaves double
and another goal from Cliff Jones helped Spurs to a 3-2 away win at
Highfield Road against Coventry City.
Coventry City -
Spurs visited Highfield Road for a friendly to celebrate Coventry finishing top of Division Three.
The game ended in a 6-5 win for Tottenham, as John White scored in his last game, Les Allen got a hat trick and Frank Saul grabbed two goals. Coventry scored through Hudson, Farmer, Kirby and Newton.
Coventry City -
Coventry City -
Coventry City -
One goal won this
match at Highfield Road for Spurs in their promotion season and it came from Les Medley.
The Spurs forward headed home in the closing minutes of the match after
Alf Ramsey had gone on a long dribble up the wing.
Coventry City -
This Division Two match drew the biggest crowd to watch a game between the two sides and Spurs ran out 3-1 winners, leaving City in bottom place in the league table.
Les Bennett opened the scoring for Tottenham, but Ted Roberts equalised for the Sky Blues, although a goal from Len Duquemin saw Spurs regain a lead before the interval. It was another from Duquemin in the second half that saw Spurs through to a comfortable two points against a Coventry side disrupted by an injury to right back Harry Barratt.
Spurs - Bennett, Duquemin
|30.08.1948||Tottenham ran out 4-0
Coventry City in this Second Division meeting at White Hart Lane.
Only a good performance by City keeper Alf Wood kept Spurs at bay on a pleasant Monday summer's evening. However, Freddie Cox gave Tottenham the lead and then Len Duquemin picked up a ball that bounced away off Coventry centre-half George Mason and scored the second for Spurs. Duquemin then scored a brilliant third Tottenham goal before the fourth was hooked home by Ernie Jones.
Spurs - Cox, Duquemin, Ernie Jones
A 4-0 defeat earned
Coventry City their biggest home win over Spurs.
The match kicked
off at 14.15 and it was Coventry who made the quick start with
centre forward Tommy Crawley scoring the opening goal in the ninth
minute, which became 2-0 four minutes later with left winger George
Taylor finishing off a good move. Coventry extended their lead
further in the 42nd minute, as
Coventry City - Bill
Morgan, Jack Astley, Walter Metcalf, Billy Frith, George Mason (c),
Harry Boileau, George Ashall, Ted Roberts, Tommy Crawley, Bill
McDonald, George Taylor
|03.09.1938||The last time Coventry played at White Hart Lane
before World War II saw Tottenham take the points with a 2-1 win with
all the goals coming in the first period. Johnny Morrison and
Colin Lyman gave Spurs a 2-0 lead before Ellis Lager knocked a goal in
three minutes before the teams turned around for a goal-less second half in this
Second Division match.
An injury to Jack Hall
saw Les Howe take over in goal for the last half hour of this 3-1
Division 2 win over Coventry City at White Hart Lane.
Spurs - J. Hall, , ,
, , L. Howe
On their way to the League title, Spurs also won the home match this season against Coventry.
Bliss, Chipperfield and Grimsdell were all on the scoresheet again, with Jimmy Cantrell adding a fourth, while the Sky Blues got one goal back.
Spurs - Cantrell, Bliss, Chipperfield, Grimsdell
This first meeting between the two sides ended with a 5-0 win for Tottenham at Coventry.
The result is still the biggest away won for Spurs and braces from Bert Bliss and Jimmy Chipperfield were added to by Arthur Grimsdell.
Coventry City -
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