The next chapter in our tribute to White Hart Lane and this time around there is the European game that didn't happen, several record crowds. An own goal we didn't want to see and goals galore with various hat tricks. A massive milestone from the non-league days as well as brothers and clowns.
March 21st February 1953- Len Duquemin scores a hat trick V Preston but we draw 4-4, in Division One.
22nd Feb. 1937-The Everton game we have mentioned before where we scored three in six minutes to win 4-3, (1).
22nd February 2007 – Our game with Feyenoord in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 is cancelled when they are thrown out of the competition for Crowd trouble and we receive a bye into the next round. UEFA award both games to Spurs 3-0, which has caused endless confusion over the years with various databases.
23rd February 1901 – One of the biggest Cup upsets is recorded when Spurs become the first non league side to knock the reigning FA Cup holders out of the competition with a 2-1 win at home to Bury . The game is watched by the first 20 thousand plus crowd as Sandy Brown scores twice.
25th Feb. 1950- The best ever crowd for a Spurs Division 2 game is V Southampton, 70,302.
25th Feb. 2016 -Our 250th home goal in European action arrives in the game V Fiorentina in the Europa League round of 32 game, we win 3-0.
27th Feb. 1980 - Glenn Hoddle (above in 1984) only scored one hat trick for Spurs and it came in a 4-3 win over Coventry. Two of them are penalties.
29th - For events on this day refer to -
1st March 1902 – WHL sees Tottenham defeat the Corinthians 5-3 in the Dewar Shield, which was the forerunner of the Charity Shield.
1st March 1992 – The League Cup Semi Final, second Leg match with Nottingham Forest is delayed as the stadium is cleared following a bomb scare.
3rd March 1990 and in our game with Crystal Palace Andy Polston comes off the bench to join his brother John its the first time brothers have appeared in the first team together since 1910.
5th March 1938 – The largest recorded crowd at the ground, 75,038, are at WHL to see Second Division Tottenham lose by the only goal to Sunderland (Cup holders) in the Cup quarter final. Fans queue for at least ten hours to see the game and the actual figure is believed to be higher than the official total. Spurs are denied the opening goal when Colin Lyman’s shot beats the goalie. The ref gives the goal but the linesman signals that Jack Gibbons following the ball in handled the ball over the line.
5th March 1914 – Another of the Music Hall matches, (2).
5th March 1960 and when Cliff Jones scores a hat trick at home to Sheffield Wednesday in Division One game it becomes our 100th in competitive action, as we win 4-1.
5th March 2017- we beat Everton 3-2 at the Lane and set a new record for the PL era of nine consecutive victories at home.
6th March 1920 – The first 50,000 crowd at WHL (52,179) is V Villa in the FA Cup.cup. The game sees Tommy Clay credited with our first own goal the first in the FA Cup.
6th March 1985 – The 0-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid in the 4th Round of the UEFA Cup is our first in European action at home and the first time we fail to score at WHL.
Right - Dunmore here V Arsenal
7th March 1959. Terry Medwin scored two hat tricks for Spurs. They both came in this season, and on this day he managed 4 as we beat Leicester 6-0.
8th March 1961 - The Double looms as we beat Sunderland in the 6th round replay 5-0.
9th March 1922 - Thousands are locked out as we beat Cardiff in the FA Cup quarter final replay 2-1. Below some of the 53,626 cram into the Park Lane and sit on teh hoardings.
The Lane - Milestones series ran successfully on social media last season and is repeated in omnibus format here. When it started it was envisaged it would grow to the size it aspired to or attract as much attention as it did. March continues shortly.
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2 - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/hotspur-towers-star-billing
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