spurs v wimbledon match reports
|07.01.2016||FA Cup Third Round Home (Wembley) Won 3-0. For a match report, click here.|
Home Won 2-0
When I turned up and saw the Wimbledon side performing like we did against them at the start of last season, I couldn't believe it. This was not a Wimbledon side of the past which came to spit fire and kick legs to get what they want. It was more like a Third Division side who had turned up for a cup game they had no hope or intention of winning. Spurs on the other hand were made to look like champions of the world. With Ginola in fine form, Danny Blanchflower would have loved watching Tottenham perform like this.
The game started at a steady pace and the first clear chance fell to the Dons when Gayle crossed from the right to Cort, who was unmarked, but could not get his free header on target from six yards out. Unfortunately for the visitors, Tottenham scored a couple of minutes later. Armstrong latched onto Iversen's flicked header and hit the ball over Sullivan with some power from just inside the left edge of the box. His customary non-celebration signalled another score in his good run of scoring form. Spurs laid siege to the Wimbledon goal and all Walker had to do in the first half was to hold a long range drive from Michael Hughes, who was the best Dons player on view. Ginola decided that he was going to turn it on and sometimes his extravagant flicks didn't work, which at only 1-0 caused some concern, but an outrageous back-heel set up Anderton on the edge of the area and his drive was tipped around the post. However, Darren was not to be denied and when Clemence's pass to Iversen allowed the Norwegian to open up the Wimbledon defence with a clinical pass, Anderton had made a perfectly timed run to get on the end of it. He got there ahead of the defender and slid the ball past Sullivan and off the post to make it 2-0. Iversen was stopped twice by the keeper after that - once with a volley from Ginola's low cross and then a header from the resulting corner. Ginola came the closest, when an Armo cross went over everyone in the box, David picked it up and coolly lobbed it over Sullivan, but tantalisingly over the bar. The ball landed on top of the net, but had it gone in it would have been an audaciously executed piece of skill.
The second half should have seen Wimbledon tear into Spurs to try and salvage something for their relegation fight, but it was really more of the same. Spurs eased off and have been caught out before and nearly were here. A sliced clearance went high into the air and Walker came for it, but Cort won the ball, which fell for Euell to overhead kick just over the bar. Ian claimed he had been pushed in the face and TV pictures showed this probably was the case, but it wasn't given on the day. Tottenham did get the ball into the net, when Gin crossed early for Armstrong to lift the ball over the diving keeper, but he had just strayed offside. Korsten shook off his lethargy to beat two players and hit a powerful left foot shot that Sullivan grabbed and Anderton managed to hook his foot around Kimble to poke the ball past the keeper, but it just went wide by a few inches. Armstrong had a double chance, when first put in by Dazza, he was thwarted by a save and when Etherington (on as a sub for Ginola) crossed it back in, Armo got his header over the bar.
Rarely had I seen such an apathetic Wimbledon side. But then, we have our own problems, so I'll let their legion of fans worry about their plight. A good performance - in the circumstances - and a few more like that when we needed them (Bradford twice, Watford away and Middlesbrough at home for example) and we could have been a contender ... for a European place. As it is ninth is probably the highest we will finish, so we will hope that the remaining games of this season show us more of the youngsters and some hope for the future.
MEHSTG TOP MAN : - DARREN
Away Drew 1-1
This was a dreadful match. Spurs lined up with Nielsen replacing Ginola on the left side of midfield. Apparently Ginola had a slight calf strain (allegedly), but I think it was more to do with stopping the flow of crosses to the numerous six footers bombing forward from the Dons midfield. What it meant was that Spurs lacked the ingenuity to open up Wimbledon.
In a drab first half the highlights saw Walker make an excellent save from a Gayle free kick. Carr came closest for Tottenham when he charged through and hit a rasping shot which Sullivan was just able to touch away for a corner. Hartson was booked for a stupid challenge on Taricco as he allowed Walker to collect the ball.
Half Time 0-0
Early in the second half Perry came close when his header from a corner was just over. Luke Young then conceded a needless handball on the edge of the penalty area. From the free kick Wimbledon won a corner. Hartson lost Perry as the corner was swung over and headed firmly into the net. It took Spurs a while to recover from the goal but they gradually gained momentum. Nielsen picked up a ball wide on the left and tracked inside looking for options. Carr made an excellent run and burst into the penalty area. He chested down Nielsen's pass and hit an absolute screamer into the roof of the net. The game was at last becoming interesting. Hartson made two consecutive challenges in the air on Young which left Luke in a heap on the ground. The eagle eyed assistant referee attracted the attention of the referee Graham Poll to point out the illegal challenges. Mr. Poll produced a second yellow card followed by a red. Hartson departed much to the delight of the Spurs fans.
Spurs then went chasing the winner and should have had it. There were a number of chances the best of which fell to Sherwood's left foot after excellent work by Carr. Sherwood blasted over. In the end a draw was a fair result from a game which took an hour to come alive.
For some reason Dominguez was introduced for Armstrong late in the second half. Jose made no impression at all. Leonhardsen started energetically but again ran out of steam. Excellent player though he is he does seem to tire early in the second half of most games. And for once Freund was not booked!
Wimbledon- Sullivan, Cunningham, Andersen (Kimble 87), Blackwell, Thatcher, Roberts, Euell, Badir, Gayle, Hartson, Cort.
Subs not used : Earle, Leaburn, Jupp, Davis
Tottenham Hotspur - Walker, Carr, Perry, Young, Taricco, Leonhardsen, Freund, Sherwood, Nielsen, Iversen, Armstrong (Dominguez 79)
Substitutes not used : Baardsen, Fox, King
Goalscorers: Wimbledon - Hartson 57
Tottenham - Carr 76
Attendance : 17,368
Weather : Warm & Showers
MEHSTG TOP MAN - STEPHEN CARR
Eric the Viking
|16.02.1999||League Cup semi-final
second leg. Away Won 1-0
As Chef in South Park would say, the journey to Selhurst is like making love to an ugly woman - it's best done in the dark. The suburbs of South London are not the height of attractiveness when seen from a railway line and therefore, despite the tube strike, it was a journey that was improved by the gathering night. Arriving at the ground with fifteen minutes to go, the atmosphere had already built up, with Tottenham fans outsinging the sprinkling of home fans before the teams came out. Like all games here, standing was compulsory - if you wanted to see anything that is. The pitch was scrubby and from the start it was obvious that any runs from Ginola would be doomed to failure - if not thanks to the pitch, then the brutish challeges from the Dons defenders. There was little to get excited about in the early exchanges, with Wimbledon getting the ball into the area and causing Spurs some slight panic in clearing and Euell hit a volley from outside the box that Walker pushed over (which is where it seemed to be going anyway). Tottenham's best chance came from Les' swivel and shot in the 19th minute, which forced Sullivan to push the ball wide. The breakthrough was made in the 39th minute, when Steffen Iversen was played in by a Dons defender on the edge of the box and he immediately looped a perfect parabola over the stranded Wimbledon keeper. Stef had been offside, but as the pass came from an opponent, the goal rightly stood. We went mad !! The goal was what we needed, because now they had to score twice to win and they hadn't looked like doing that in any of the five games recently. Straight from the restart, it became obvious that the home side were out to get some revenge, as they realised their chance had gone. Tackles, on and off the ball, were made, with little concern for punctuality or legality. Ref, Gary Willard, seemed unable to bring himself to give Spurs anything and for a while I thought I was watching "The Simpsons" - he was such a homer.
The second half was fairly tame in comparison. They came out and tried to hit Tottenham with the high ball treatment. Sol was outstanding in the centre of defence and for all the half-clearances and nervy challenges, Vega performed well alongside him. Perhaps most effective, but not necessarily the most obvious contribution came from Steffen Freund. He ran himself into the ground, taking the blows and getting up to close their midfield men down again. One block from a free-kick in a dangerous position was particularly needed. The Wimbledon side hoped for a knock down or a half chance and they did get them. A low ball pulled back into the box was skied over and near the final whistle, a half-cleared ball fell to Earle on the edge of the area and his drive skimmed off the crossbar and over. But Walker hardly had a real save to make and although Tottenham did keep the ball at the other end for periods, there were no real clear opportunities. The end came and a roar louder than all the singing that had gone on throughout the game signalled a pitch invasion that left some of the Spurs players without their shirts. I didn't see GG's reaction at the end, but I should imagine that even though he is only part way towards his vision of the Tottenham future, he must have been pleased to have one Wembley ticket booked so soon.
Special mentions should be made of Ferdinand, Edinburgh and Ginola, who all worked tirelessly to close down and harass the Dons players when they looked like making a dangerous move forward. But for keeping his cool against niggly opponents and coming out on top ....
MEHSTG TOP MAN : - STEFFEN FREUND
Teams : - Wimbledon : - Neil
Sullivan, Ben Thatcher (Yellow card), Chris Perry, Kenny Cunningham,
Dean Blackwell, Andy Roberts (Yellow card), Michael Hughes, Robbie
Earle, Marcus Gayle, Jason Euell (Mark Kennedy 79), Efan Ekoku (Carl
|02.02.1999||FA Cup Fourth Round replay.
Home Won 3-0
More of the same, someone said to me outside the ground, before the two adversaries met for the fourth time in eighteen days. You never know what might happen, I said half-heartedly. Well, blow me down, if Andy Sinton hadnt scored a scorcher of a goal after three minutes to set Tottenham on their way to Leeds in the next round !! Coming after all the dull and dreary fare served up in the three previous games, this set the tone for a Spurs win that was reasonably comfortable. Ardley had forced Walker to a sprawling save before the match had hardly begun, but Sints powerful shot gave Tottenham the basis for the result they required. Other opportunities arose for Anderton and Ferdinand, but the ball ran away from them as they homed in on goal, with Carr, Freund and Edinburgh all having shots go wide. The only real worry for Spurs had been a powerful swerving shot from Kennedy which went the wrong way as far as he was concerned and flew wide of the post by inches.
Into the second half and Earle was a whisker away from getting a touch to a cross-shot, but was flagged offside anyway. Then, breaking from a throw-in at the other end, Les shrugged Perry easily off the ball, before unselfishly squaring for Nielsen to tap home from two yards out. A similar chance came about when Ferdie, playing his best game in a Spurs shirt, got past Blackwell in the same circumstances, but his ball into the six yard box was slightly behind Iversen. Only a half-hit free-kick from Ardley from outside the box forced Walker into action and Edinburgh cleared from in front of goal when Earle knocked the ball in from out wide.
The icing on the cake to knock Wimbledon out of the FA Cup came when Nielsen went to make a tackle on the edge of the box and Euells clearance rebounded off his knee, rocketing past Sullivan low into the corner of the net. It was a moment to savour after 540 minutes of frankly poor football. However, lets hope we havent used our full allocation of luck and there will still be some to come in the second leg of the League Cup semi. And all this without Ginola ...
MEHSTG TOP MAN : - LES FERDINAND
|27.01.1999||League Cup semi-final first
leg. Home Drew 0-0
Goodness, this is getting boring. How many times can you say the same thing without getting repetitive?? You can have too much of a good thing you know !! Still, only two more meetings this season with the most dreadful side in Christendom. All talk of Wimbledon playing football must surely be taken with a sizable helping of Sodium Chloride. The fact that in the last three games, they have hardly been able to create a decent effort on goal (apart from Earle's overhead at home) speaks volumes. However, having said that, Tottenham have hardly been a lot better. While trying to play against a team out to spoil is never easy, there has been little fluidity in the passing from our boys. Indeed, in the first half, they could hardly string three passes together for most of the time. The best attacking moment was down the left when Justin put Ginola away, but David overran the ball.
The second half was only marginally better. A half-hearted cry for a penalty was waved away when Cunningham made a good tackle on Ginola and Dazza hit a 20 yard free-kick against the post. In a final flurry, Les was denied by a sliding Thatcher intervention and then at the death, put a header straight into the arms of Sullivan. The Dons only real shot on goal came from Hughes, who hit a long range drive into the side netting. Ardley wormed his way through, but could only produce a weak dribbler that went wide of the goal.
In truth, these sides appear to know each other too well. There is little enough opportunity for any spark of genius to open up the tie as heavy marking and closing down is the order of the day. It may come down to a mistake that will settle this semi or it will go all the way to penalties. Of course, a repeat of the result of the FA Cup tie would see Spurs through in the second leg, which is a nice thought, but the journey home from South London after extra time and penalties would be interminable should Tottenham not make it.
MEHSTG TOP MAN : - STEPHEN CARR.
|23.01.1999||FA Cup Fourth Round.
Away Drew 1-1
Only in the Cup can you relive the old days when you get drawn away at a lower league ground where you can stand and see your team play on a pitch like a ploughed field. This was it. What a disgrace Wimbledon are to the Premier League. If they sang "No-one Likes Us", no-one would be surprised. The nature of the game came as no surprise either, with the Dons launching an aerial bombardment to try an unsettle the Spurs defence. However, a clever flick by Earle put Euell in after four minutes and his first shot was blocked by Walker, but as the ball looped up off his body, the England Under-21 striker could only head against the outside of the post. In the previous round the ball had fallen for Watford, this time not for Wimbledon. Later in the half, Carr cleared off the line when Leaburn had headed on a corner, but apart from that they offered little direct threat. Tottenham had a goal ruled out as the line judge called Iversen offside when he slipped home the rebound from Ginola's fierce shot. Anderton had a rasping drive go not far wide early on and Carr dipped a forty yarder that had Sullivan scrambling across his goal. On the disciplinary front, Justin was cautioned for a late challenge and two Wombles were booked for late tackles also.
The second half was a bit better, but not a great deal. Either side of the home team's goal, Armstrong had chances. The first a shot, following Iversen's long run out of defence, which was saved and then Sullivan also denied him a diving header when Ginola whipped in a wicked cross from the right. Vega looked to be at fault for their goal, being beaten in the air, but Freund left Earle space to overhead kick the ball past Walker. The Spurs response was emphatic. Ginola seemed to be going nowhere, when he drifted right of centre and from twenty yards unleashed a rocket of a drive that whizzed into the net about a foot off the floor the whole way. Sullivan didn't stand a chance. After that there were some worrying moments in the Tottenham defence with one Walker clearance smacking Vega in the face and luckily rebounding away from goal. At the other end the only worry was if Justinho would stay on the pitch; a tackle from behind bringing a stern lecture from the referee, but no second yellow with matching red.
So, a fifth game is added to the rubber and boy, oh, boy, how we all look forward to these matches with Wimbledon. Don't go away now because there will be another one along in a minute....
MEHSTG TOP MAN : DAVID GINOLA
Home Drew 0-0
It may have been 0-0, but there were enough talking points in this match to keep us going. The early chances fell to Chris Armstrong, who headed successive crosses from Ginola against the post and low down forcing Sullivan to save. Apart from that the first half was all about the visitors strong-arm tactics in trying to rough Spurs up. Glad to say that it didn't work apart from Sinton's injury caused by Hartson's horrendous studs up, over the top challenge which earned him a booking, but should have got him sent off. Even more so when a short time after he raked Freund down the back of his ankle. Wimbledon, in truth, created very little and that meant that Walker had a fairly solitary afternoon, just picking off the odd cross here and there.
The second half was little better football-wise, with the Dons hitting the long ball trying to unsettle the Tottenham back line and although Spurs tried to open them up, there were just too many bodies in the way for most of the time. Ginola set up Edinburgh with a back-heel and the defender's run ended with the ball flashing across the face of the goal. Iversen headed just over and Freund had a couple of long range efforts fly too high. Freund was busy closing down and tying up the midfield and Taricco looked good going forward on his home debut when he replaced Clemence. The final whistle would have come as some relief for the football purist. But this is what we can expect in the next three encounters with the South London side. It won't be pretty and Tottenham must show as much commitment as they did today and a darn sight more constraint.
Ginola had the Wimbledon defence terrified every time he ran at them. They proved this, by doubling up the marking on him and tugging at his shirt and flying in with tackles to try and put him off his game. The drag back that left Thatcher skidding off the pitch was a dream and the turn that left his two markers before he was strongly challenged in the box, a delight. He must, however, give some end product to his play and I'm sure that this will be what GG will emphasise to him over the coming week. His dribbling ability has the potential to win all the upcoming games against this lot, but his theatrical falls only serve to detract from what he does so well. It gave Kinnear the opportunity to deflect flak away from his side's physical approach to the game and left the referee doubting any claim for fouls that would have been awarded to other players (i.e. the last foul, which should have been a free-kick on the edge of the box in a central position). Not only does he do himself a disservice by such actions, but he does the team out of set-pieces in dangerous areas. He must really concentrate on winding the opposition up by using his skill, rather than getting himself wound up by not being given free-kicks and penalties and going up to confront the ref at the end of the game. The scuffle between Chris Hughton and Mick Harford in the tunnel at the end of the match is a typical example of Wimbledon's bully-boy tactics and it was good to see that the Spurs assistant coach was not intimidated by his opposite number at Wimbledon.
MEHSTG TOP MAN : - DAVID GINOLA
Away Lost 1-3
What a difference a summer makes. If I used rude words on this site, then I would be using a very rude one now after witnessing a pitiful display by Tottenham Hotspur. The first half saw Wimbledon take the initiative and attack from the start, with the ball regularly flying across the face of the Spurs goal. Sol Campbell had Tottenham's first meaningful shot after about half an hour, but then Walker had to dash from his line to smother Earle's shot when he was left free on the edge of the box. Spurs offered very little and looked disjointed, going in at half-time lucky to be level. It didn't last long though, with the home side taking the lead just three minutes into the second half. A free-kick was swung in and Walker came to punch, but got nowhere near the ball, which Earle nodded in. He had a free header, as did Ekoku for the second, finishing off Hughes' cross after he easily went past Carr.
Walker partly made amends for his earlier error with good saves from Perry and Euell, but it was only then that Tottenham decided to start playing, with the introduction of Saib for the ineffectual Anderton being the spark they needed. His first touch was intercepted, but his second was a precise pass to Fox which opened up the Dons defence and was hit on the turn to pull a goal back. Fox had been booed by the Spurs fans for his lacklustre display and made a cupped hand to his ear gesture as the team lined up for the restart. Whilst not condoning booing of any Spurs player during a game, Fox had no right to respond in such a manner and will not endear himself to the Tottenham crowd if he continues to do so. David Ginola made his only telling contribution to the game (apart from getting booked for diving just a minute after the ref had warned him about it), when his mazy run into the box ended with a shot crashing against the bar and away from the goal. Ferdinand was anonymous for long periods, being easily knocked off the ball and his weak shot from three yards out summed up his performance. Armstrong had a header tipped over the bar and there were a few goalmouth scrambles as Vega was pushed upfront in an attempt to confuse the Wimbledon defence, but he only got in the way of the Spurs players. Then, against the run of play, a low cross into the Tottenham box in the last minute was knocked past Walker by Ekoku, who stole in front of a static Tramezzani.
All in all, a pretty poor showing and on this evidence, a long hard season lays ahead.
MEHSTG TOP MAN : MOUSSA SAIB
Spurs came into this game knowing that only a win would leave them safe from relegation. With David Ginola striking a shot against a post and then with Tottenham going one up through a Ferdinand shot in the 18th minute that converted Anderton's cross, they then went 1-2 down when Peter Fear who hadn't scored for over a year hit two - the first a twenty-five yard volley in the 22nd minute. The Dons midfielder powered home his second from close range on the half hour.
Jurgen Klinsmann got Spurs back into it before half time with a near post finish to Ginola's low left wing cross and Spurs had a man extra seven minutes after half time when Ben Thatcher (later to sign for Tottenham) wildly lunged at Allan Nielsen and was sent off.
The extra space afforded to Spurs was used to good effect with good passing and Klinsmann scored three more before creating a goal for Moussa Saib to round things off with his only goal in Spurs colours. After 55 minutes, Berti pounced on a McAllister mistake and fed Jurgen to hit the square pass past Sullivan, then he completed his hat-trick when Ferdinand headed on Walker's 58th minute clearance and Klinsmann powered the ball home low into the net. A drilled shot into the corner of the net two minutes later grabbed the German striker his fourth and then he turned provider, slipping a back-heeled pass through the Wimbledon defence to leave Saib the opportunity hit shoot in off the post for the sixth.
Although there was a mathematical chance that Tottenham could still go down, the performance in this game ensured their safety.
Attendance : -
What was I saying about Wimbledon being tight at the back ?? How could I ever have doubted our fine team and thought for a minute that they may succumb to such lowly foes ?? Even in their current predicament, they surely had enough class to do what was required ?? Well, as we all know now, they did. And how!! The game started well, with Spurs taking the fight to the home team. It took a while to make the breakthrough, when Ginola jinked around Thatcher and curled an exquisite shot against the right hand goalpost. The ball rebounded (for once) to Fox, who fed Anderton to cross for Klinsmann. Although slightly behind him, his header was superbly directed into the path of Ferdinand to prod past the slow-off-his-line Sullivan. All seemed well with the world, but like a bolt from the blue(s) came two rapier-like thrusts into the Spurs net. Let's examine the evidence. Peter Fear had not played all season and hadn't scored for three years. So, it was obvious that today was going to be his day, wasn't it ?? In between, Walker had to pull off a smart tip over from a header and Berti had a header disallowed (rightly so) for offside, but, in truth, Spurs should have been strolling this one. It took a moment of classic Klinsmann to restore parity. Ginola again outwitted Thatcher and put in a low, near-post cross, that found Jurgen getting ahead of his marker and the keeper to glance home. Similar to his goal against West Ham, it gave Spurs heart. Going in at half-time, it was important to hear how the other matches were going, but the awful quality of the PA meant that you had to rely on whispers from those with radios and fill in the gaps yourself.
Ian Walker must wish he could play Wimbledon every week, because in the second half, I can't remember him being called on to make a save at all. All the action was centred around the Dons goal and it all arose from one moment of madness. Ginola again beat the young right back to the ball and turning to run towards his own goal, was caught high on his shin by Fear. The ball had run to Nielsen, following up behind and before he knew it Thatcher was flying through the air two footed, straight at him. He was lucky to escape serious injury and the view of Robbie Earle on Sky TV the next day, that the ref was hasty and that Nielsen soon got up afterwards, was crass in the extreme. The red card was the only possible option for the referee and reduced to ten men, Wimbledon were reduced to chasing shadows, because Tottenham showed that it can be easier playing against ten men. Within three minutes, Berti had blocked McAllister's clearance and it fell to Jurgen, who advanced into the box and shot past Sullivan. Four minutes after that, Ferdinand flicked on a long ball and Klinsmann turned across his marker to fire in his third. Then two minutes on, he was put in on goal by Les' strong run and perceptive ball, to strike a left foot shot to notch his fourth of the game. He might have had five had his header from Anderton's cross been a foot or so lower. But his contribution had not finished. He played a sublime back-heel back into Moussa Saib's path and the Algerian ran on, slotting the ball into the net for his first Spurs goal. In fact, Spurs could have scored a few more, but were content for long periods to play possession football in the spring sunshine. Even Sol drove through the Dons midfield and onto the edge of the penalty area, before over-running the ball. But, it was a day like that. I remember, a few seasons back when we played at Selhurst against Wimbledon and we emerged 5-2 winners, with Gary Lineker responsible for four of them. The four today were possibly even better than Saint Gary's haul, what with the pressure on the team and on Klinsmann in particular. On a day that every Spur played their part, perhaps a word of praise for Christian Gross. It was his team and his selection that won the day. For all the arguments about who should play and how, we saw Armstrong on the bench, Ginola out wide on the left, Calderwood in the back four and Anderton on the right. But on the day it worked for him. And while he has taken a lot of criticism for things over the last couple of months, he deserves some applause for keeping Spurs afloat.
|27.09.1997||The game finished 0-0, but
Tottenham had most of the opportunities to score in this Premier League
match. Ginola and Dominguez tormented the Dons defence,
creating openings for Ferdinand, Vega, Armstrong, Clemence and Nielsen
to score, with the Portuguese winger also going close.
The only chances made by the visitors came when Hughes hit the side-netting and Carl Cort shot wide form a good position. Ruel Fox hit the post with a low shot, but the one time the ball went in the net, Cort was disappointed to see it chalked off for offside. Michael Hughes went close on two occasions while Walker saved well from Ekoku. However, the deadlock was not broken and a point each was the end result.
Spurs - Walker;
Carr, Campbell, Mabbutt, Vega; Dominguez, Fox (Nielsen), Clemence,
Ginola; Armstrong, Ferdinand
|05.04.1997||Jason Dozzell's second half
header (and what turned out to be his last Spurs goal) from an Andy
Sinton corner was enough to give Spurs the win in this Premier League
match. It came in a match that Tottenham had dominated with
Nielsen and Dozzell also having goals chalked off by the referee.
Sullivan kept out Sheringham, Rosenthal and Dozzell, while Campbell and
Sinton also went close.
In addition, Teddy Sheringham and Jason Dozzell also rattled the woodwork of the Wimbledon goal as Spurs kept their first clean sheet in the league against the Dons, thanks to a good save from Walker, who stopped Dean Holdsworth after good work from Leonhardsen.
|04.09.1996||Coming into the game
without a goal or a point, it was some surprise when Wimbledon beat
Spurs by a single goal in this Premier League match.
Rory Allen made his debut coming on for injured debutant Allan Nielsen at half-time, as Spurs were under-strength for this trip to Selhurst Park. A third minute goal proved too much to come back from as Ardley's cross was cleared back to him and his second effort was headed in by Robbie Earle.
Ian Walker did well to tip Vinnie Jones' drive over the bar and then did well to keep out Efan Ekoku's effort with the help of the post. Spurs went close when Anderton's half-volley grazed a post and things were made easier when Jones was dismissed after an hour for a second yellow card. Sullivan kept out Sinton and Nethercott, while Rosenthal could not keep his effort on target, as the home side did enough to deny Tottenham.
Away Won 1-0
Home Won 3-0.
|25.02.1995||Jurgen Klinsmann's second
half goal was not enough to overcome Wimbledon who scored twice through
Away Won 2-1.
Away Lost 1-2.
|24.11.1993||Nick Barmby's fifth minute
opener came about after David Howells had crafted the opportunity.
Losing Gary Mabbutt with a fractured skull in the 7th minute, Spurs
battled against the odds, but Wimbledon drew level in the 71st minute,
when Dean Holdsworth headed in. However, Howells nearly got a
winner when he hit an 86th minute shot that hit the post and bounced to
|01.05.1993||Another match that finished
all square in the Premier League in this season. A 38th minute
goal by Darren Anderton put Tottenham ahead in the derby, but Spurs were
pegged back by a strike from Robbie Earle after 62 minutes.
Tottenham's cause was assisted by Brian McAllister's red card awarded for a bad foul on Paul Allen, but the side was not able to make the extra man count.
|14.02.1993||Spurs' three goal first
half blast shocked Wimbledon and gave them a mountain to climb, although
they did stage a second half comeback.
Anderton's powerful drive and two goals from Nicky Barmby, one a diving header, put Tottenham in the driving seat, but a second half resurgence sparked goals from Gerard Dobbs and substitute Steve Cotterill made it interesting, but with the with the second goal coming into injury time, there was no realistic way that the Dons would salvage a draw.
|25.10.1992||A 37th minute opener for Wimbledon
by former Spurs striker Terry Gibson was wiped out by substitute Nicky
Barmby's equaliser early in the second period.
Home Won 3-2.
|21.09.1991||Gary Lineker's four goal
haul helped Spurs overcome a spirited Wimbledon performance.
Tottenham went a goal down after just five minutes, with Bergsson bringing down McGee and Fashanu hitting home the spot-kick. Six minutes later, Durie's long throw was volleyed home with great power by Lineker and a penalty for a foul in the box gave the Spurs striker his second on 32 minutes. A deep run by Samways beat the Dons' offside trap and he slotted home after going past Segers with ease.
It took only a minute of the second half for Gary to complete his hat-trick heading home Nayim's corner flicked on by Durie at the near post and then a link-up between Samways and Nayim gave Lineker the opportunity to curl the ball in from a narrow angle in the 56th minute. Although Alan Cork and Micky Bennett scored late on, the score-line flattered the home side at the finish.
Away Lost 1-5.
Home Won 4-2.
Away Lost 0-1.
Division 1 Home Lost 0-1.
Away Won 2-1.
Home Won 3-2.
Away Lost 0-3.
Home Lost 0-3.
Home Drew 1-1.
|15.03.1987||FA Cup Sixth
Round Away Won 2-0.
Home Lost 1-2.
|06.11.1985||Wimbledon travelled to
White Hart Lane for a League Cup Third Round tie, but found Spurs
in unforgiving mood.
Both sides had chance sin the first half of attacking play, but it was only in the 56th minute that Gary Mabbutt rose to head home Glenn Hoddle's free-kick. Then the second goal followed soon after when David Leworthy netted from close range to seal the win and to see Spurs through to Round 4.
League Cup Second Round Home Won 4-0.
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