On the 28th April 1951 we beat Sheffield Wednesday at White Hart Lane 1-0, to become the League Champions.
On the 17th April 1961 we beat Sheffield Wednesday at White Hart Lane 2-1, to become the League Champions !
There are a couple of other Red Letter days this month so pens and calendars at the ready.
The 20th April marks our first FA Cup Final appearance at Crystal Palace V Sheffield United in 1901.
The Replay coming a week later at Bolton on the 27th.
Champions - Tottenham moved to the top of the league table on 30th December 1950 for the first time in 17 years. They went into March with 12 games to go, seven of them in that month. We then went on a run of six wins and two draws before losing at home to Huddersfield Town followed by a draw at Middlesborugh. Then we beat Sheffield Wednesday at the Lane to win the League. Finishing four points clear of Manchester United with Blackpool in third.
Our record for 1950/51 - Ply 42, W42 D10 L7, F 82 A 44 GD +38 60 Points.
Moving forward to the 1960/61 season. We met Sheffield Wednesday who lay in second place on a Monday evening at White Hart Lane. Wednesday took the lead after 30 minutes from a free kick. Then in the 42nd we pulled level with a Bobby Smith goal who flipped the ball over England center-half Peter Swan and hit the ball on the half-volley. Then only a minute later Blanchflower’s free kick was headed across the box by Norman and Les Allen met the ball to thunder home.
The team was Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Jones, White, Smith Allen and Dyson. Tottenham were champions with three games to spare. Wednesday finished as runners up eight points behind with Wolves in third.
Our Record for 1960/61 - Ply 42, W 31 D 4 L 7, F 115 A, 55 GD + 60 66 Points.
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