spurs v norwich city match reports

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17.04.1995 Spurs faced struggling Norwich City at White Hart Lane, with Teddy Sheringham's 16th goal of the season settling the match.

Spurs : -
Unused subs. : -
Norwich : -
Unused subs. : -
Ref. : -
Crowd : -  32,304


02.04.1994 Chris Sutton's goal was not enough to stop Spurs taking the three points at Carrow Road in the Premier League.

Goals from Teddy Sheringham and an own goal from Colin Woodthorpe own goal gave Tottenham the victory.

Norwich : -
Unused subs. : -
Spurs : -
Unused subs. : -
Ref. : -
Crowd : -  21,181


09.04.1993 Tottenham ran out big winners in this home Premier League match against Norwich City.

Tottenham's opener came in the 26th minute, when a 28 yard free-kick was touched to Neil Ruddock, who drove the ball in past Bryan Gunn.  With half an hour gone, Anderton appeared on the right to square the ball to Sheringham on the edge of the box, firing home a first time low drive to make it 2-0.

After half-time, Tottenham continued their attacking, with Ruddock playing a free-kick to the right side of the penalty area, where Teddy Sheringham headed the ball across the area for Nick Barmby to dive in and head the third Spurs goal in the 54th minute.  With just a quarter of an hour left, Sheringham struck again.  Barmby played a short pass to Anderton in the area and winning a slide tackle, he squared the ball to Sheringham, who tapped the ball home at the second attempt at the near post.

Nayim sealed Tottenham's win winning the ball on the left and moving into the box, with a step-over and from a narrow angle, he lifted the ball over Gunn for number five.

Norwich got a goal in the 85th minute, with Mark Robins getting away on the right wing, going past two Spurs men and then sliding the ball towards goal, where Efan Ekoku forced it over the line, but it could not stop Spurs recording a comprehensive 5-1 win.

Spurs : -  Thorstvedt, Austin, Mabbutt, Ruddock, Sedgley, Edinburgh, Anderton (Nethercott 78), Nayim, P. Allen, Barmby (Turner 78), Sheringham
Unused sub. : - Dearden
Cards : - P. Allen (yellow) 82
Manager : -
Norwich : -  Bryan Gunn, Ian Culverhouse, John Polston, Chris Sutton, David Phillips (Efan Ekoku 46), Mark Bowen, Jeremy Goss, Gary Megson, Ruel Fox, Ian Crook, Mark Robins
Unused subs. : -  Mark Walton, Ian Butterworth
Cards : -  Sutton (yellow) 71; Goss (yellow) 82
Manager : -
Ref. : -  Keren Barratt (-)
Crowd : -  31,425

24.01.1993 This FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Carrow Road saw a  double see Spurs through to the Fifth Round.

Gordon Durie and Nick Barmby did some good work on the left wing and the latter put in a low ball to the near post, where Sheringham side-footed in to open the scoring three minutes after the break.  Darren Anderton's free-kick on the left created the second goal for Teddy, whipping the ball in, the striker glanced a header past Bryan Gunn in the Norwich City goal.

Norwich : - Bryan Gunn, , , , , , , , , .
Unused subs. : -
Spurs : -   , , , , , Darren Anderton, Nick Barmby, Gordon Durie,
Teddy Sheringham
Unused subs. : -
Ref. : -
Crowd : -  15,005







04.02.1990 Spurs turned in a masterly display to send the Canaries flying back to Norwich with very little to show from their visit to White Hart Lane.

Spurs were on the back foot early on, but Gary Lineker took David Howells' through ball around Norwich goalkeeper Bryan Gunn in the 24th minute to put Tottenham ahead.  Howells got his head to a Nayim corner to put Spurs two up before the interval and it was 3-0 shortly after the break, when Lineker struck again, this time scoring in the same fashion thanks to Paul Walsh's pass.

With 62 minutes elapsed, Lineker completed his hat trick as he tried to go around Gunn again, but was tripped and the England striker got up to slot the ball home from the penalty spot.  Ex-Spurs Mark Bowen and Ian Crook could do little about the final result as could Tim Sherwood, who was at his second club and was later to join Spurs.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Hughton, van den Hauwe, Polston, Howells, Mabbutt, Walsh, Gascoigne, Nayim, Lineker (Moran), Sedgley
Norwich City -  Gunn, Bowen, Crook, Sherwood, Sutton
Crowd : -  19,599





Spurs were beaten at home in the First Division by Norwich City, with Jeremy Goss, Robert Fleck and Kevin Drinkell giving them the points despite Nico Claesen getting a goal for Tottenham.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   , , , , , , Goss, , Fleck, Drinkell
Spurs -  , , Claesen
Crowd : -  19,322


It was Norwich City who came out in this First Division encounter with a 2-1 home win.

Spurs found Robert Rosario in good form and his header from Dale Gordon's corner found the net

Teams : 
Norwich City - 
, , , , , , , , , Rosario, Gordon
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , ,
Crowd : -  18,669



22.12.1984 Garth Crooks and Tony Galvin scored the goals that edged this game 2-1 at Carrow Road.

A Deehan penalty got Norwich a goal.

Teams : 
Norwich City -  Woods, Haylock, Downs (van Wyk 46), Bruce, Mendham, Watson, Donowa, Channon, Deehan, 
Hartford, Gordon
Spurs -  , , Roberts, Falco, Crooks, Galvin
Crowd : -  17,682

01.09.1984 Spurs hosted Norwich City, who left without the three points after a 3-1 home win for Tottenham.

Keith Bertschin scored the goal for the home side.

Teams : 
Norwich City -  Woods, Haylock, van Wyk, Mendham, Watson, Bruce, Devine (Goss 65), Channon, Deehan, 
Bertschin, Gordon
Spurs - 
Crowd : -  24,947

05.05.1984 A paltry 18,874 turned out to see Spurs triumph with a Mark Falco goal four minutes before half time and a Steve Archibald strike on 77 minutes which left Tottenham in seventh place in the league.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Norwich City - 
Crowd : -  18,874



03.12.1983 Early goals levelled matters in this game at Carrow Road, with Norwich grabbing a late winner to take the points.

Ally Dick and Keith Bertschin cancelled each other's goals out inside the first four minutes of the match at Carrow Road.  Peter Mendham intercepted Glenn Hoddle's diagonal pass and put Bertschin in on goal and he finished with a low shot from 12 yards out in the third minute.  However, within a minute, Dick picked up the ball on the left and went past two defenders before shooting past Chris Woods from a narrow angle to make it 1-1.

Barham was denied a shooting opportunity with a fine tackle and Hoddle hit the stanchion with a volley, before Mark Falco made Woods dive to keep out a low shot.

In the second half, Mick Channon picked up a yellow card for a foul on Hughton and then played Louis Donowa down the wing and his cross was headed narrowly wide by Bertschin, with Denis van Wyk hitting a 20 yard shot just wide soon afterwards.  Steve Archibald brought the best out of Woods at the other end with a header that was very well saved and then should have done better when put clear by Hoddle's pass, but with Woods stranded, the Scot shot wide.

With John Devine breaking up a Spurs move, he ran at the middle of the Spurs midfield and gave Mick Channon the chance to nick a winner, by slotting past Ray Clemence, with seven minutes left on the clock, thus ending Tottenham's run of nine games unbeaten.

Teams : 
Norwich City -  Woods, Devine, Downs, Mendham, Deehan, Watson, Donowa, Channon, van Wyk, Bertshin, Barham (Godbold)
Spurs -  R. Clemence, Hughton, Roberts, Stevens, Thomas, Perryman, Cooke (O'Reilly), Archibald, Falco, Hoddle, Dick
Crowd : -  21,987









05.03.1977 Peter Taylor's spectacular equaliser earned Tottenham a point against Norwich City at Carrow Road.

The Spurs winger scored with an acrobatic scissors kick to beat Kevin Keelan from inside the six yard box to salvage a point from the club's trip to Norfolk.

Norwich City : - Kevin Keelan
Spurs : -  Taylor,
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag

25.09.1976 A 1-1 draw saw the spoils shared at White Hart Lane in the First Division.

Teams : 

Spurs -  (Programme line-up) Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Hoddle, Young, Osgood, Coates, Steve Perryman (cpt), Ian Moores, Chris Jones, Jimmy Neighbour
Norwich City -  Kevin Keelan, John Ryan, Colin Sullivan, Billy Steele, David Jones, Tony Powell, Mel Machin, Viv Busby, Phil Boyer, Colin Suggett, Martin Peters (cpt)
Unused sub. : - Proudlove
Ref. : - Peter Reeves (Leicester)
Linemen : - Mr. J. Barker (Essex) - Red flag; Mr. D. R. Waterman (Surrey) - Yellow flag
Crowd : -  22,440


30.08.1975 Spurs were held 2-2 at home by Norwich City, who grabbed a late, late equaliser.

John Pratt's fine first half goal saw Spurs lead at the interval, but a Phil Boyer equaliser saw Norwich come back into the game, before the Tottenham lead was re-gained when John Duncan scored. John Duncan hit a shot with his right foot that flew in off the post to put Spurs back into the lead at 2-1 after Jimmy Neighbour had back-heeled the ball into his path in the second half.

It was Ted MacDougall who was on the mark late in the game who denied Tottenham a valuable win.

Substitute Glenn Hoddle curled a left foot shot just wide after he had replaced Cyril Knowles.

Spurs - Jennings, I. Smith, Knowles (Hoddle), Pratt, Osgood, McAllister, McNab, Naylor, Neighbour, Chris Jones, Duncan
Norwich : -
Kevin Keelean, Mel Machin, Colin Sullivan, Peter Morris, Duncan Forbes (cpt), Tony Powell, Steve Grapes, Ted McDougall, Phil Boyer, Colin Suggett, Martin Peters
Crowd : -  23,140
Ref. : - 
Peter G. Reeves (Leicester)
Linesmen : Mr. G. M. Taylor (Glamorgan) Red flag; Mr. D. R. Waterman (Surrey) Yellow flag

Goal times : -
First goal 40m 39s
Second goal 51m 09s
Third goal 60m 48s

There were first appearances in the first team for Ian Smith and Glenn Hoddle.

16.03.1974 Bottom of the table Norwich City held Spurs to a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane in a match squeezed between two UEFA Cup games with Cologne.


Teams : 
Spurs : -  Jennings, Evans, Naylor, Pratt, England, Beal, McGrath (Dillon), Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Coates
Norwich : - Kevin Keelan, Mel Machin, John Benson, Mike Stringer, Duncan Forbes (cpt), Howard, Prophett, Ted MacDougall, Colin Suggett, Phil Boyer, John Sissons
Crowd : -  18,476
Ref. : - John Williams (Wrexham)

20.10.1973 A late equaliser robbed Spurs of a point in this First Division meeting.

With David Cross' 85th minute header hitting the bar, Spurs seemed to have got away with a win at Carrow Road, but Doug Livermore was on hand to knock in the rebound with his head to level the game at 1-1.  Spurs had earlier taken a lead through Alan Gilzean, when his powerful header from a corner just before the half-time whistle.

Teams : 
Norwich City -  Keelan, Forbes, Paddon, Livermore, Cross
Spurs -  Daines, Evans, England, Naylor, Knowles, Pratt, Perryman, Peters, Coates, Gilzean (McGrath 74), Chivers
Crowd : -  25,032

10.03.1973 A first visit by Norwich City for a First Division match came just seven days after the two teams were to meet in the League Cup Final at Wembley.

The result was an emphatic win for Tottenham, despite playing below par.  Jimmy Pearce poked home an early goal, but it did not prompt any further goals in the first half, as Spurs struggled to maintain any sort of rhythm.

The second half saw Tottenham play better and when Pearce was fouled in the penalty area, Martin Chivers stepped up to convert the spot-kick.  It was Chivers again to make it 3-0 when Martin Peters and Pearce combined to set him up with a looping header over Kevin Keelan from eight yards out at the Park Lane end.

Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, Peter Collins, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Pearce
Sub. : - Evans
Programme line-up
Norwich City : Kevin Keelan, Clive Payne, Geoff Butler, David Stringer, Duncan Forbes (cpt), Trevor Hockey, Doug Livermore, Trevor Howard, David Cross, Graham Paddon, Ian Mellor
Sub. : - Jim Blair
Manager : Ron Saunders
Crowd : -  25,088
Ref. Mr. Bob Matthewson (Bolton, Lancashire)
Linesmen : Mr. D. G. Martin (Beds) - Red flag; Mr. K. W. Ridden (Essex) - Yellow flag

Goal times : -
First goal 01m 42s
Second goal 77m 06s
Third goal - 86m 29s


03.03.1973 The League Cup final at Wembley was settled by a single strike from the boot of substitute Ralph Coates.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Pratt (Coates), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce
Norwich City -  , , , , ,
Crowd : -   100,000

14.10.1972 This match saw the first meeting in the First Division between the two sides and it ended in a home win for Norwich City.

David Cross' early goal gave the Canaries the advantage at Carrow Road, but half an hour in, Ralph Coates fed the ball to Alan Gilzean on the left wing, who crossed for Martin Chivers to equalise by beating Kevin Keelan from twelve yards out.

While Spurs had a lot of possession in the second half of their first First Division visit to Norwich, it was City who took both points with Cross hitting his second with a powerful shot after 77 minutes somewhat against the run of play.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   Kevin Keelan, , , , , , David Cross
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Naylor, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (cpt) (Pearce 79), Coates

Ref. : - Pat Partridge

Crowd : -  34,445

18.02.1959 Having taken the Fifth Round to a replay at Carrow Road, a Terry Bly goal won the tie for the Canaries.

Teams : -
Norwich City : -
Spurs : -
Crowd : - 38,000

14.02.1959 Spurs were held to a draw by Third Division Norwich City in the Fifth Round at WHL in front of 67,633.

Norwich contested every ball and gave Spurs a torrid time, shocking them with a goal in the 66th minute from Terry Allcock, but Spurs managed to equalise through a Cliff Jones goal in the last minute of the match.

Teams : -
Spurs : -
Norwich City : -
Crowd : - 67,633





04.02.1939 A Second Division meeting at Carrow Road saw Norwich sit one off the bottom of the table, while Spurs showed no mercy with a 2-1 win.

Former Spurs striker Jack Acquroff stunned them by giving the Canaries a 1-0 half-time lead, but Tottenham turned the game around in the second half with a George Ludford equaliser and then a cross-shot from Vic Buckingham proved to be the winner that took both points back to London.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   , , , , , Acquroff
Spurs -  Hooper, Ward, Nicholson, Burgess, Page, Buckingham, Sargent, W. Hall, Ludford, A. Duncan, Tomkin
Crowd : -  15,347

01.10.1938 Standing for the national anthem before the game, to give thanks for the Munich talks, which were thought to have avoided war, this was the last match at White Hart Lane between the two teams before the outbreak of hostilities.

Despite Tottenham starting the game well, Norwich's Billy Furness gave them a 1-0 lead with an early header, but a swift equaliser by Colin Lyman got Spurs back in the game.  Into the second half, Spurs started to dominate and went ahead through a goal from Albert Hall and then Willie Hall extended the lead. A late goal from Albert Hall put Spurs 4-1 ahead a result that sent Norwich to the bottom of the league table.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , W. Hall, A. Hall, Lyman
Norwich City -   , , , , , Furness, ,
Crowd : -  30,055

26.03.1938 Spurs eased to a 4-0 home win against Norwich City, captained by Tom Halliday, in the Second Division.

A Johnny Morrison goal gave Spurs a 1-0 half-time lead, but they went on to extend that in the second period with an early goal from Ralph Ward and two more goals from Morrison and Fred Sargent.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , Ward, Sargent, Morrison
Norwich City -   , , , , , Halliday, ,
Crowd : -  18,431

13.11.1937 Spurs crashed to a controversial 1-2 defeat at Carrow Road.  Jack Gibbons hit Tottenham's goal, but Norwich's first caused a stir when Harry Ware bundled Tottenham's goalkeeper Percy Hopper over the line while he was holding the ball and the referee awarded a goal.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   , , , , , Ware, ,
Spurs -  Hooper, Ward , Whatley, Howe, Hitchins, Grice, Sargent, W. Hall, Morrison, Gibbons, Lyman
Crowd : -  19,019

02.01.1937 Norwich City's 2-0 lead was overtaken by a great Spurs comeback at Carrow Road.

Centre forward Jack Vinall had put City two up within half an hour, but Johnny Morrison got a goal back before half-time and then brought it back to 2-2 in the second half.  With Tottenham forcing the pace of the game, Morrison took a pass from a free-kick and thumped  the winner to complete his hat-trick.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   , , , , , , , Vinall
Spurs -  J. Hall, Ringrose, Whatley, Howe, Rowe, Buckingham, McCormick, Meek, Morrison, A. Duncan, L. Miller
Crowd : -  13,131

05.09.1936 The visitors took an early lead and dominated the game from thereon in.  But Spurs got two goals back through George Hunt and outside left Bill Edrich as the Canaries went on to win 3-2 at White Hart Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , Edrich, , George Hunt
Norwich City -   , , , , , , ,
Crowd : -  32,767

18.04.1936 Tottenham's first visit to Carrow Road, after Norwich City had flown "The Nest" (their old ground), ended in a  0-1 defeat. 

Tom Parker's City side took the points with a goal from Goffey, in a game that saw Albert Hall make his Spurs debut.

Teams : 
Norwich City -  , , , , , , ,
Spurs -   Hooper, Ward, Buckingham, W. Hall, Rowe, Grice, A. Hall, Meek, G. Hunt, Morrison, W. Evans 
Crowd : -  23,952

14.12.1935 Spurs topped the Division Two table after this 2-1 victory over Norwich City on their first visit to White Hart Lane for League points, with Jimmy McCormick and Johnny Morrison scoring Spurs' goals.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , McCormick, , Morrison
Norwich City -   , , , , , , ,
Crowd : -  29,204






30.01.1915 An FA Cup Second Round tie at the Nest in Rosary Road saw Spurs make a journey with no reward as Norwich City won 3-2.

Tottenham were turfed out of the FA Cup at Southern League Norwich City's The Nest ground with goals from Taylor and Wilson (2) for the Canaries saw off Tottenham, who had gone 2-0 ahead with goals from Cantrell and a Lansdale own goal.

Teams : 
Norwich City -   , Allen, Lansdale, Mackenzie (c), Martin, Potter, Ritchie, Taylor, Wilson, Woodlands
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , 
Crowd : -  9,758


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