The Lane - 14
The latest set of milestones from our trip down The Lane which ran last season. The snapshots in time as we head into the Spring include the FA Cup and European action. There is England and other visitors. A host of legends including the biggest in the clubs history and maybe fittingly in this series some changes to the ground. We start this block of Milestones however from White Hart Lane with the FA Cup.
10th March 1962 - Aston Villa are beaten 2-0 in the 6th Round on Tottenham's way to winning the trophy.
10th March 1991 – Another trophy winning season and this time its Notts County, 2-1.
11th March 1978 – Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Charlton sees us collect our 500th home point in Division 2.
11th March 1929 – England are at the Lane against the Rest in a trial game and win 2-1.
11th March 2000 - Our first hat trick this century comes from Stefan Iversen (top) as we beat Southampton 7-2.
11th March 1967 – Another trophy winning season as we beat Bristol City 2-2, Greaves scores both, one a penalty while City missed one (left).
14th March 1959 - The Cup and the semi final game sees Luton meet Norwich.
15th March 1902 – The Ground sees the first (of 12) FA Cup semi-finals when Southampton beat Nottingham forest.
15th March 1961 - Bang in the middle of the Double season England Under 23’s play their only game at the ground. They beat West Germany 4-1 under the floodlights with a crowd of fifteen and a half thousand.
16th March 1968 – Another international this time, English Schools play Scottish Schools.
16th March 1937 – Bill Nicholson arrives at White Hart Lane on trial.
17th March 2016 – The last competitive European game at the old WHL is the 95th and sees our 246th goal in a 1-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Europa League as we go out on aggregate.
17th March 2012 – During the game with Bolton Fabrice Muamba collapsed with a heart attack and was rushed to hospital. The FAC 6th Round game was abandoned with the score 1-1 after 41 minutes. He has since studied for a BA in Sports Journalism and now works in the media.
18th March 1950 - WHL sees the FA Cup semi final between Arsenal and Chelsea which is a 2-2 draw, the replay three days later is also at the Lane.
Then in April 1952 the same teams met again in a semi final and again it goes to a replay again played at the Lane. Arsenal win on both occasions.
left - Bill Nicholson
20th March 1982 - Graham Roberts rejected by Southampton scores his only hat trick for Spurs against them in a 3-2 win.
21st march 1959 – Dave Mackay plays his debut V Manchester City and we win 3-1.
22nd Match 1934 – One of the stranger matches (and an annual fixture) to be played at the Lane was between two London markets Spitalfields V Covent Garden.
22nd March 2001 - England Under 18’s make their fifth (and latest) visit to WHL and lose to Poland by the only goal after winning their four previous games on the ground as they are eliminated from the UEFA Championship.
23th Match 1934 – The Weekly Herald announces that the club has mounted a clock on the wall of the Red House this electric clock which has a cockerel motif and is illuminated is to help fans approaching the ground.
Left - The clock now on dispay in Lilywhite House.
26th March 1910 - Newcastle v Swindon and another FAC Semi - final.
27th March 2006 - Spurs beat WBA 2-1. Keane (right) scores twice. The first is his 50th for Spurs in the PL the second is his 100th PL career goal.
28th March 1901 - The FA Cup replay with Reading sees us overcome fellow Southern League club 3-0 in the season of our first FA Cup triumph.
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