Some more milestones as we travel along The Lane. Over the last year we investigated the history of White Hart Lane. Revealing various events at the ground during its history. Sometimes it was the back drop to the teams triumphs and on others it took center stage. This is the fourth part of the collected 'snapshots'
24th Sept 1951 Tottenham hosted the Charity Shield in a game V Newcastle last season's Cup winners. Tottenham the League Champions winning 2-1. (1).
The same day in 1960 Tottenham beat Aston Villa 6-2 in the great double season. (2)
25th September 1968 – The first game in the League Cup at WHL sees Tottenham beat Exeter City 6-3. In this game Jimmy Greaves scores a hat trick – it is his 13th for the club and he becomes the man with the most competitive hat tricks for Spurs (he will go on to reach 15) as he overtakes George Hunt and Bobby Smith.
25th September 1909 – Our first home victory in Division One its 3-0 V Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Steel, Curtis and Minter score for Spurs.
Also on the 25th, 1926 The West Brom game saw a royal visor to the Lane. Prince Feisal who was the king of Hadjaz and the governor of Mecca,
The prince claimed ‘ he was delighted with the game.”
left- Perryman V Everton
26 - September 1955 and England played a private practice game at WHL against their own under 23 side under the floodlights the game ends in a 2-2 draw
26th Sept. 1956 We beat Partick Thistle 4-1 in the Anglo Scottish Floodlight Cup, (3).
27th Sept. 1969 – Steve Perryman makes his debut at home to Sunderland he will go on to record 655 league appearances.
27th Sept. 1972 and the 6-0 win over Lynn Oslo in the UEFA Cup sees Martin Chivers (just one day short of a year since the first ) score his second European hat trick. Coates 2 and Pearce get the other goals.
There is a European Triple header today as on 28th September 1971.
Its the first game in the UEFA Cup at WHL and is played V Keflavik and Spurs win 9-0 on the night.
The 15-1 over the two legs is our best result in Europe.
Chivers (right) records the first hat trick at home for Spurs in the competition. The first leg had seen Alan Gilzean score the first in the competition by any player.
The 28th Sept. 2006 and when we play Slavia Prague at home in the UEFA Cup and win 1-0 it’s the 50th Competitive European Game at WHL.
More European action on the 28th in 1982 when we beat Coleraine 4-0 at home in the ECWC the second goal that night is the 100th in European action scored at WHL by Spurs.
29th September 1953 – The first game at WHL played under floodlights sees us meet Racing Club de Paris and win 5-3,(4).
Left - Tommy Harmer and Hutchinson
29th Sept. 2010 - Our 50th win at home in European competition is the 4-1 win over FC Twente in the Champions League and Nacer Chaser scores his first goal at the Lane. Shame he was playing for FC Twente . We win 4-1 with Roman Pavlyuchenko firing home two penalties.
29th Sept. 1962 - Jimmy Greaves scores four times as we beat Forest 9-2
30th Sept 1989 – Gary Lineker scores his first goal at White Hart Lane as we beat QPR 3-2. In fact Gary scores a hat trick.
Top pic - Jimmy Greaves gets his flu jab 1964.
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Notes - 1- This game is featured in No Charity for Magpies, due next week.
4 -Racing Club -http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/hotspur-towers-under-the-lights
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