Spurs v Arsenal Match Reports  1980 –
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26.09.2021 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

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02.12.2018 League Cup.  For a match report, click here.

10.02.2018 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

18.11.2017 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

30.04.2017 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

06.11.2016 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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08.11.2015 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

23.09.2015 League Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here.

07.02.2015 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

27.09.2014 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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04.01.2014 FA Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here.

01.09.2013 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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17.11.2012 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

26.02.2012 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

02.10.2011 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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20.11.2010 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

21.09.2010 League Cup.  For a match report, click here.

14.04.2010 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

31.10.2009 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

08.02.2009 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

22.01.2008 League Cup semi-final second leg.  For a match report, click here.

09.01.2008 League Cup semi-final first leg.  For a match report, click here.

22.12.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

15.09.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

21.04.2007 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

31.01.2007 League Cup semi-final second leg.  For a match report, click here.

24.01.2007 League Cup semi-final first leg.  For a match report, click here.

02.12.2006 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

22.04.2006 Premier League.

Teams :-
Arsenal : – John Lukic, Colin Hill, Kenny Samson, Brian Talbot, David O’Leary, Tommy Caton, Stewart Robson, Tony Woodcock, Charles Nicholas, Paul Mariner, Graham Rix (Paul Davis)
Spurs : – Parks, Thomas, Hughton, Mark Robson, Miller, Perryman, Mabbutt, Archibald, Galvin, Crook (Stevens), Crooks
Matchball sponsor :  David Thurgood.


29.10.2005 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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13.11.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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06.04.2002 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

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08.04.2001 FA Cup semi-final.  For a match report, click here.

31.03.2001 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

18.12.2000 Premier League.  For a match report, click here.

19.03.2000 Premier League

This was a day when Spurs arrived at Highbury full of optimism with a chance to pick up three points on Arsenal and move closer to the coveted European places in the Premiership. It was not to be. Perhaps expectedly Arsenal were out to avenge the defeat at White Hart Lane earlier in the season and they set about their task with a commitment and will to win which Spurs could not match. They also accumulated plenty of yellow cards and finished with ten men after Grimandi was rightly dismissed close to the end of the game.

Spurs lined up with the same side that started against Southampton. Perry had recovered from concussion. The Sunday papers had been full of ridiculous speculation stirred up by Wenger that Sol Campbell is the only English player who could replace Adams. Wenger is an idiot and it seems will make any inane comment before a big match just to get in the press. 

The match began at a hectic pace as expected. Neither side had a clear cut chance in the early stages but Arsenal threatened from a free kick on their right which Silvinho whipped in to the near post. Walker made an excellent save from Kanu diving low to his right. Then on 20 minutes Silvinho again whipped in a wicked cross to the near post this time from a corner. Initially it looked as if Henry had headed into the Spurs net beating Walker to the ball. The replays showed that actually the ball had come off Armstrong for an own goal.

Arsenal were looking threatening on the break but Spurs worked hard to grab an equaliser. Ginola strangely playing on the right in the first half made space for a superb cross. Armstrong met the cross on the run and glanced an excellent header past Manninger into the far side of the goal. 1-1 with Armo the only goal scorer! Anderton hit a long range effort wide and just when it looked like being all square at half time referee Mr. Durkin awarded the home team a penalty. When did Spurs last have a penalty? Certainly not in the FA Cup semi-final last year when Mr. Durkin was the referee. From a quick break Parlour turned just inside the area and Taricco was adjudged to have brought him down. Henry scored from the spot sending the unfortunate Walker the wrong way and rolling the ball past him. Grimandi was booked in the first half for a stupid and reckless challenge on Campbell. Kanu was also booked for hauling Campbell down.

In the second half the Gooners seemed content to defend their lead. This became very clear when Wenger withdrew Henry and sent on Winterburn. Campbell limped off to be replaced by Young. Anderton took the skipper’s armband. Arsenal rarely threatened and Walker was more than a match for any of their efforts. Ferdinand was sent on for Iversen. Les caused some problems in the air as Spurs pushed for the draw. Even in the tightest of matches there is always going to be one chance. The golden opportunity to level the match fell to Ginola. This followed some excellent work by Carr down the right. He got to the byline and crossed. The ball eventually reached Ginola bearing in on goal from the left. He leaned back and smashed his shot high over the bar when he should have scored. He was subsequently replaced by Korsten.

Then in the dying minutes Grimandi received a second yellow card followed by a red. Stephen Carr was charging down the right he touched the ball on before being bundled into touch by the grim Grimandi. Everyone saw the foul coming and the referee had no option but to dismiss the Gooner. It was a foolish, dangerous and completely unnecessary challenge from a player already on a yellow. No doubt Wenger will come out with his usual comment that he did not see the incident.

Unfortunately it was too late in the game to have an impact and the 10 men held out. This was not Spurs day but at least it’s honours even for the season. On a final note the atmosphere inside the Library for this North London derby was strangely subdued with the Gooners particularly quiet even when winning.

Teams :
Arsenal – Manninger, Dixon, Adams, Luzhny, Silvinho, Parlour, Grimandi                , Viera, Overmars (Ljungberg 55), Kanu, Henry (Winterburn 75)
Subs not used – Lukic, Suker, Bergkamp
Tottenham Hotspur – Walker, Carr, Perry, Campbell (Young 73), Taricco, Anderton, Freund, Leonhardsen, Ginola (Korsten 86), Armstrong, Iversen (Ferdinand 60)

Subs not used – Baardsen, Clemence

Goalscorer:  Arsenal – Armstrong o.g. 20, Henry 45 (pen)
                  Tottenham – Armstrong 31 
 
Attendance : 38,131 
Weather : Bright & Sunny
 
MEHSTG TOP MAN : – IAN WALKER
 
Eric the Viking 

07.11.1999 Premier League

The Tottenham team raised their game after the deflating defeat in Germany only four days before, to inflict a victory over the auld enemy in a bruising encounter at the Lane.  Before the game had hardly begun, Petit had been spoken to for a tackle from behind, then a looped ball by Leonhardsen over the defence caught Dixon ball-watching and Steffen Iversen ran around his blind-side to sweep the ball past Seaman.  One up in six minutes – had Spurs scored too soon ?  Adams was unbelievably allowed to continue in the game without a caution after he trampled (quite literally) all over Leo.  Then, following a trip by Petit on Armstrong as Chris ran away from him and towards the penalty area, the French pony-tailed one earned a yellow card and Spurs a free-kick.  From this, after prolonged negotiation with the red wall to get back 10 yards, Tim Sherwood was teed up to hit a sweet shot past Seaman from outside the left edge of the box.  At this stage things were slipping away from Arsenal and the referee.  Petit exhibited one marvellous show of petulance (worthy of Beckham) and threw the ball down violently in front of the ref, but only got a talking to.  So three bookable offences and only one yellow to show for it.

Arsenal started to come back into the match, when Kanu bundled the ball and Armo over the line, resulting in a free-kick to Spurs and not a goal for the Arse.  But shortly after, a free-kick from the right found Vieira unmarked and he headed home off a post.  Walker had little else to do in the first half as the defence broke down everything that was thrown at them.  The yellows continued to be brandished by Elleray, who had difficulty determining what was a corner and what a goal kick at times !!

The second half saw a more determined effort by the visitors.  In effort more than stylish play though.  Everyone in a red shirt was fair game for a yellow card – Dixon, Vieira, Keown, Bergkamp … even Suker, who was only on for fifteen minutes, but could easily have seen red.  The lack of discipline was truly shocking.  This was exemplified by Ljungberg’s reaction to Edinburgh’s tackle.  He pushed him over and as Spurs players ran in to protect the prone full-back, the Swede really lost his head and (although I dislike the man intensely) Lee Dixon was the only one who prevented Mad Freddie having a nightmare, as Elleray kept his distance and let the squabble proceed without intervention.  When he did deign to get involved he produced the red card (which I found out afterwards was for head butting Ginola).  Ljungberg departed directing a two fingered salute to the ref and kicking a chunk out of the tunnel wall.  In truth, Arsenal produced little to trouble Walker, but the Spurs keeper had to be alert when producing a fine reflex double save from Overmars as he broke into the box and then getting up from the floor to push away a follow-up shot by Suker.  Campbell, Carr and Perry produced outstanding performances in the back line and the midfield worked tirelessly. Even Clemence played his heart out and had his best game for the club.

At the end, Ginola was replaced by Dominguez and he was brought on to run at the Arsenal defence.  This he did and drew a nasty foul by Keown, which got him dismissed for a second bookable offence and only Steffen Iversen’s quick thinking in stopping Suker from reaching the ref prevented another dismissal.  Sherwood’s celebration at the final whistle in front of the Croat must have made his day just about complete !!

Sweet though the victory was, it is not the be all and end all of our season and although we have a long way to go to catch up with the top three or four clubs, this shows that with some reinforcements, the cavalry can charge on without fear to gain at least a place in Europe for next season.  With consistency and a fuller squad, improvement there is possible.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – IAN WALKER

Pete Stachio


05.05.1999 Premier League

What can you say, apart from we were totally outclassed. It showed a huge gulf between the two sides which will take a long time to bridge and in the end we were lucky to escape with only three goals in the “against” column. In fact, without an inspired display by Ian Walker, we could have been six or seven down by half time.

The atmosphere was decidedly heavy as the two teams met in such an important game for a few years. The threat of violence erupting off the field was heightened by the Old Firm match the previous Sunday and although I was told that the route back to Seven Sisters saw some fights, it appeared to be reasonably absent within the crowd. What went on on the pitch was sometimes bordering on the illegal. The spat just after half-time, when a free-kick was awarded against Vieira and Petit ran 20 yards to push Sherwood in the chest, was out of order. To compare it to Justin’s dismissal at Wembley would not have been too far from a true reflection of what happened. Vieira then showed what an absolute berk he is by dropping his shorts in front of the Spurs fans in the East stand (didn’t Fowler once get done for that – amongst other things) and made faces at the Tottenham supporters throughout the remainder of the game. Then Vieira and Sherwood spent the rest of the match trying to have a go at each other. One particularly late and high challenge by the French international was only avoided by a timely leap by the Spurs England midfielder, who inadvertently landed on Vieira’s back with his studs. Winterburn too, will find himself answering to the FA for his celebrations in front of the Spurs bench and his comments in the next day’s papers (“If anyone tries to stop me celebrating they’ll have a fight on their hands” – such considered words).

But by then the damage was done. Bergkamp’s deep role, which nobody tracked, allowed him to carve open the Spurs defence and if Overmars could finish, the game would have been over by the time the clock had reached 15 minutes. Walker denied him and Anelka, before Petit ran onto Bergkamp’s pass to lob over Walker. The second goal followed shortly and a through ball found Anelka racing clear of the square Spurs defence to slip it past the Spurs keeper. The same player also had a header come back off the bar. Tottenham threatened rarely. Iversen could not react quickly enough when a ball fell to his feet. One back-pass was latched onto by Armstrong, but he could not force the onrushing Seaman into a save. Then, Taricco found himself on the edge of the Arsenal box, but an Arsenal foot just got it away before the Argentinian could make contact.  It was a real surprise when Anderton hit a 25 yard free-kick, which eluded the wall and slipped beneath a slow-diving Seaman, who appeared to let the ball go under him.

For all that, the second half was much tighter, although it started in much the same vein as the first – Walker saving as Overmars pushed the ball too far in front of him. For Tottenham, there was a lot of hard work from the midfield, but the ball was conceded too often and too easily, which played into Arsenal’s hands as they tried to hit on the break. Iversen had a good chance, after Jose’s cross was missed by Dazza, but lifted the ball into the side netting. The yellows came thick and fast, but the end of the contest was confirmed near the 90 minutes, when a ball was played into Kanu, who flicked the ball over Young and lashed it past Walker. It was a fitting way for the game to end. There is still a long way to go for Spurs and this season can’t really end quick enough.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – IAN WALKER.

Pete Stachio

Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –   36,019
Referee :  Steve Dunn (Bristol)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


14.11.1998 Premier League

A scrappy game that saw Tottenham pushed onto the back foot for the majority of the match ended in a scoreless draw. The outcome of the meeting of two teams fashioned by George Graham was never going to be a pretty affair and so it proved. With Tottenham trying to clear their lines and giving the ball away too much and Arsenal impotent in attack and lacking the guile to break down the staunch Spurs defence, the scoreboard was always set to have a quiet time of it. Anelka missed chance after chance, but when he did finally get one on target just prior to half-time, Baardsen produced a good reflex save from the volley. He had previously dived low to thwart Petit and also Overmars. Tottenham’s best chance was when Steffen ran through the middle of the red defence and hit a powerful shot, which was unfortunately too straight and Seaman pushed the ball aside.

The second half followed a similar pattern and Baardsen confirmed his improvement with sharp saves from Ljungberg (who should have done better), Wreh and Overmars when he raced from his line to block his shot. At the other end, Anderton had a shot blocked, Armo ran wide and flicked the ball into the middle of the goal where nobody had followed up and Iversen had a snap shot from the edge of the box that flew over Seaman’s bar. The home side ran out of ideas and put on Wreh and Boa Morte. If there is a worse forward pairing in the Premier League, I’ve yet to see it. Both looked totally out of their depth with Boa Morte in front of goal, hitting a shot which didn’t even go out for a throw-in !! The referee booked Calderwood early on for kicking the ball away and then proceeded to let some “tasty” challenges go unpunished with even a free-kick. At the end the free-kicks on the edge of the Spurs box seemed to indicate that he was trying to squeeze a result out of the game, but Vieira’s effort went wide off a Tottenham body. The final whistle saw the honours even, but the biggest smile was on the face of GG. The return had borne fruit and helped drag Arsenal further behind the top two. Like I said, not pretty, but then pretty can wait for another day. The prettiest part of Tottenham’s play came when Stephen Carr lobbed the ball over Winterbum’s head and sped round him, then ran off grinning. Ginola will surely feature when the time is right and not at a time when he is still recovering from injury, but the rest of the side performed with great passion and effort. They should all have been man of the match but …

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – ESPEN BAARDSEN


28.12.1997 In a season where relegation was to threaten Spurs, who welcomed back Jurgen Klinsmann to the Lilywhite shirt, a point from this North London derby was welcome.

Ginola’s spectacular overhead kick was well saved and Clemence had a header from a Klinsmann cross  go narrowly wide and Arsenal’s Parlour fizzed one past the post, just before Ginola went close with a free-kick.  It was 28 minutes before the first goal and it fell for Tottenham.  Fox’s cross nearly got to Klinsmann, but bounced into the path of Allan Nielsen, who dispatched the ball past Seaman.

Anelka hit the woodwork for the visitors and Overmars drew a good save from Walker before both Ginola and Clemence threatened again at the start of the second half.  However, with the game swinging from end to end, it was Parlour’s shot that deflected off Vega’s legs that drew the Gunners level in the 61st minute. Calderwood and Vieira hit shots just to high, but the match could not be settled and the clubs had to settle for a point apiece.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Ramon Vega, Sol Campbell, Clive Wilson, Ray Clemence, Ruel Fox (Jose Dominguez 61), Colin Calderwood, Allan Nielsen, David Ginola (Steffen Iversen 67), Jurgen Klinsmann
Subs not used :  Espen Baardsen, Gary Mabbutt, John Scales
Arsenal –  David Seaman, Lee Dixon (Gilles Grimandi 27), Steve Bould, Martin Keown, Nigel Winterburn, Ray Parlour, Emmanuel Petit, Marc Overmars, Nicolas Anelka (Isaiah Rankin 89), Dennis Bergkamp (Stephen Hughes 80)
Subs not used :  Alex Manninger, Matthew Upson
Ref : – Mike Riley (Leeds)
Attendance : –  29,610.


30.08.1997 Justin Edinburgh’s sending off for a second bookable offence a minute before half-time left Spurs performing a rear-guard action to salvage a point by keeping Arsenal out at Highbury.

Arsenal hit the frame of the goal four times in the first half, but the Tottenham defence produced sterling performances to keep the home side at bay, with Campbell tackling Wright at a vital moment to prevent him scoring.  However, it wasn’t all Arsenal before the dismissal, as David Howells hit a shot from 30 yards that had Seaman diving to make a good save to keep the ball out in the 40th minute.

Teams : –
Arsenal : –  David Seaman, Steve Bould  , Lee Dixon, Gilles Grimandi, Nigel Winterburn, Marc Overmars, Ray Parlour (Nicolas Anelka 71), Emmanuel Petit (David Platt 69), Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp  , Ian Wright  
Subs not used : –
Manager : – Arsene Wenger

Spurs : – Ian Walker, Stephen Carr  , Justin Edinburgh    , Sol Campbell  , John Scales, David Howells, Ruel Fox (Allan Nielsen 46), Andy Sinton (Jose Dominguez 31  ), Clemence, Les Ferdinand, Steffen Iversen (Gary Mabbutt 46).
Subs not used : –  Espen Baardsen, Mark Arber
Manager : – Gerry Francis

Attendance : –  38,102
Referee : – Gary Willard (Worthing)
Linesmen : – Mr. S. L. Gagen (Surrey); P. J. Joslin (Nottinghamshire)
Fourth Official : – R. Upton (Surrey).


15.02.1997 An open, attacking Premier League match somehow ended goal-less, but not for the lack of trying.

An opening minute Edinburgh cross flew invitingly across the face of goal with Rosenthal unable to apply the finishing touch, Iversen brought a save out of Lukic in the third minute with a header and then Anderton and Rosenthal both were off target.

A 54th minute shot from Anderton brought Lukic into action again, before Walker had to be on his toes to keep out a Bergkamp volley and Parlour was off target with a shot from the resulting corner.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, David Howells, Justin Edinburgh, Andy Sinton, Darren Anderton, Ronny Rosenthal, Steffen Iversen
Subs not used :  Espen Baardsen, Clive Wilson, Ruel Fox, Allan Nielsen, Rory Allen
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Steve Bould, Nigel Winterburn, Patrick Vieira, Paul Merson (Stephen Hughes 89), Ray Parlour, Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright.
Subs not used :  Scott Marshall, Paul Shaw, Steve Morrow, Lee Harper
Attendance : –  33,039.


24.11.1996 Spurs looked like journeying back up the Seven Sisters Road with a point until Arsenal scored twice in the last two minutes.

Wilson was adjudged to have fouled Bergkamp in the 27th minute and Wright converted the penalty, but Spurs hit back through Sinton in the 57th minute, when his low drive flew in off the post and Lukic.  With time running out Adams and Bergkamp netted to give the home side the points.

Teams : –
Arsenal : –  John Lukic, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon  , Martin Keown, Nigel Winterburn, Paul Merson, David Platt  (John Hartson 80), Patrick Vieira  , Dennis Bergkamp (Ray Parlour 90), Ian Wright
Manager : – Arsene Wenger
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Clive Wilson, Darren Anderton,  David Howells, Allan Nielsen, Andy Sinton, Chris Armstrong  , Teddy Sheringham

Manager : – Gerry Francis
Attendance : – 38,264

Ref. : – David Elleray (Harrow)
Linesmen : – Mr. L. E. Cable – Yellow/red flag; Mr P.R. Sharp (St. Albans) – Yellow flag
Fourth Official : – Gary Willard (Worthing)



15.04.1996 .

Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Manager : – Bruce Rioch

Tottenham : –  –
Manager : – Gerry Francis

Attendance : –  38,273
Referee :  Mike Reed (Birmingham)
Linesmen : – Mr. G. M. Lee (Corby) – Red/Yellow flag; Mr. P. R. Sharp (St. Albans) – Yellow flag
Fourth Official : – Gary Willard (Worthing).


18.11.1995 .

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Gary Mabbutt    41, Jason Dozzell, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Chris Armstrong, Ronny Rosenthal (Gerry McMahon 87), Teddy Sheringham
Unused subs : –  Chris Day, Justin Edinburgh.

Arsenal : –  David Seaman, Lee Dixon    89, Martin Keown    83, Tony Adams, David Platt    73, John Hartson, Paul Merson, Dennis Bergkamp    48, Glenn Helder (David Hillier 71)
Unused subs. : – Vince Bartram, John Jensen.
Attendance : –  32,894
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


29.04.1995 .

Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Manager  : –  Stewart Houston.
Tottenham : –  –
Manager  : –  Gerry Francis.

Attendance : –  38,377
Referee :  Robbie Hart (Darlington)
Linesmen : – Mr. P. J. Griffin (Hornchurch) – Red/Yellow flag; Mr. I. M. Mitchell (West Wickham, Kent) – Yellow flag
Fourth Official : –  M. Ives (Stevenage).


02.01.1995 Premier League    Home    Won    1-0.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  –
Arsenal : – David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, John Jensen, Steve Bould, Andy Linighan, Ian Selley (Alan Smith 78), Ian Wright, Kevin Campbell, Ray Parlour, Steffan Schwartz
Unused subs. : –  Lee Harper, Martin Keown
Attendance : –  28,747
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


06.12.1993 A Darren Anderton goal gave Spurs the lead in the 25th minute of this North London derby, after Hazard’s long pass had been headed into his path.  Continuing his run from the halfway line, Anderton zipped the ball past Seaman.  Tottenham had dominated the first half, but Arsenal came back in the second period and despite the best efforts of Erik Thorstvedt, he was finally beaten in the 66th minute, when Wright equalised to earn a share of the points.


Teams :
Arsenal –  .
Subs not used :
Manager : – George Graham
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt; David Kerslake, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Justin Edinburgh; Micky Hazard, Steve Sedgley, Darren Caskey (John Hendry), Vinny Samways (Dean Austin); Darren Anderton, JasonDozzell
Sub not used :  Ian Walker
Manager : – Ossie Ardiles.

Attendance : –  35,669
Referee :  Philip Don (Hanworth Park)
Linesmen : – Mr. G. P. Barber (Guildford) – Red trim; Mr. B. T. Millership  (Tamworth) – Yellow trim
Fourth Official :  A. Frasier (New Barnet).


16.08.1993 A late winner for the visitors saw the points stolen from Spurs. Erik Thorstvedt had kept Arsenal at bay with saves from Parlour, Wright, Jensen and Campbell, but Sheringham’s free-kick and Mabbutt’s 67th minute header posed problems at the other end.  Calderwood cleared a ball from under his own crossbar in the 35th minute and Dozzell threatened Seaman’s goal with a header in the 81st minute.

It was after this spell of Spurs pressure, including a good save by Seaman from Jason Dozzell’s header, that the Highbury side broke away and Wright’s header four minutes from the end was enough to win the match.

Teams :
Spurs –  Thorstvedt, Austin, Calderwood, Mabbutt, Campbell, Sedgley, Samways, Dozzell, Howells (Caskey), Durie, Sheringham
Subs not used :  Walker, Hendry
Arsenal –  David Seaman, Martin Keown, Andy Linighan, Tony Adams (c), Nigel Winterburn, Paul Davis, Ray Parlour, John Jensen, Ian Wright, Kevin Campbell, Eddie McGoldrick.
Subs not used :  Kevin Miller, Ian Selley, Alan Smith
Ref :  – David Elleray (Harrow)
Attendance : –  28,355.

Note : –  Paul Allen officially opened the new North Stand Disabled Enclosure.


11.05.1993 Spurs enjoyed an end of season 3-1 win at Highbury against Arsenal in the Premier League. Good work between Danny Hill and Darren Anderton produced a cross that Teddy Sheringham headed past Alan Miller in the 39th minute.

A minute after the break, John Hendry was on hand when Sheringham put Danny Hill away on the left and his low cross was palmed out for the Scot to fire home.  Arsenal did pull a goal back when Paul Dickov exchanged passes on the edge of the Spurs box to shoot home with 50 minutes gone, but Hendry was sent through on goal by Hill’s chip over the defence and the forward took the ball around Miller before slipping a low shot into the net in the 78th minute.

Teams :
Arsenal –  Alan Miller, Steve Bould, Pal Lydersen (Gavin McGowan 70), David O’Leary, Scott Marshall, Martin Keown, Mark Flatts (Jimmy Carter 70), Ian Selley, Neil Heaney, Alan Smith, Paul Dickov.
Subs not used : Will
Spurs –  Walker, McDonald, Sedgley, van den Hauwe, Ruddock, Mabbutt (c), Hill, Anderton, Paul Allen, Sheringham, Hendry (Hodges 84)
Subs not used :  Dearden, Nethercott
Attendance : –  26,393
Ref. : – Keith A. Cooper (Wales).


04.04.1993 FA Cup Semi-final.

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Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  76,263
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


12.12.1992 Paul Allen thrilled the Spurs crowd as they cheered on a home Premier League win over near neighbours Arsenal.

The goal started with some neat footwork by Erik Thorstvedt, who found Gary Mabbutt with a pass.  The Spurs captain’s pass up to Paul Allen, saw the little midfielder turn his marker and play the ball to Gordon Durie, taking the ball back before nipping the ball into the net past Seaman, with the aid of a slight deflection from Pal Lydersen’s foot.

Teams :
Spurs –  Thorstvedt; Austin, Ruddock, Mabbutt (c), Edinburgh; Howells, Samways, Nayim, P. Allen; Durie (Barmby 76), Sheringham
Subs not used : Walker, Bergsson
Cards : –  Durie (yellow 27),  Ruddock (yellow 54)
Arsenal –   David Seaman; Pal Lydersen, Steve Bould, Tony Adams (c), Nigel Winterburn; Paul Hillier, John Jensen (Anders Limpar 81), Ray Parlour, Paul Merson; Ian Wright, Kevin Campbell
Subs not used :  Kevin Miller, David O’Leary
Cards : –  Bould (yellow 25),  Adams (yellow 46), Jensen  (yellow 53)
Ref. : – Alf Buksh (Wembley)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  33,709.


22.02.1992 Tottenham dominated this First Division match and Paul Stewart gave Spurs the lead with a powerful header past David Seaman from close range in the 53rd minute.  As Tottenham pressed for a second, Gary Lineker hit the bar when it looked easier to score from close range, Howells headed Nayim’s corner just wide and Seaman denied Lineker when clean through. Arsenal grabbed a late equaliser through Wright to earn an undeserved point from the match.

Teams :
Spurs –  Thorstvedt, Fenwick, van den Hauwe, Sedgley, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Durie, Nayim (Walsh), Lineker, P. Allen
Sub not used : Edinburgh
Arsenal –  Seaman, Dixon, Bould, O’Leary, Wright.
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  33,124.


01.12.1991 This First Division meeting ended with Arsenal winning 2-0 with goals from Wright (69) and Campbell (77).  Spurs created few openings and with Gary Lineker missing, away with his baby son who was ill, there was little respite and we were under the cosh for much of the match.

Teams :
Arsenal –  Winterburn, Rocastle, Limpar, Wright, Campbell
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Thorstvedt, Fenwick, van den Hauwe, Bergsson, Howells, Mabbutt, Stewart, Durie, Samways (Nayim), Walsh, P. Allen
Subs not used :  Sedgley
Attendance : –  38,892.


10.08.1991 FA Charity Shield.

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Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  65,482
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


14.04.1991 Division 1.

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Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  77,893
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


12.01.1991 Division One.

Teams :
Spurs –  , , , , , , , , , Gascoigne, Lineker,
Subs not used :
Arsenal –  , Dixon, Bould, Linighan, O’Leary, , , Davis, Limpar
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  34,753
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13.10.1990 Graham Rix Testimonial   (Away)   

Teams – :
Arsenal : –  , , , , , , , , , ,
Sub. not used : – 
Tottenham : –  , , , , , , , , , ,
Sub. not used : – 
Attendance : –   ,
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


01.09.1990 Division 1

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Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  40,009
Referee :  Joe Worrall (Warrington)
Linesmen : – Mr. M. K. Bullivant (-) – Red trim; Mr. C. J. Henderson (-) – Yellow trim
Fourth Official : – R. Spooner


20.01.1990 Division 1.

A single Tony Adams goal won this game for Arsenal at Highbury.

Teams – :
Arsenal : – John Lukic, Lee Dixon, Paul Davis, Michael Thomas, David O’Leary, Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Kevin Richardson, Alan Smith, Steve Bould, Perry Groves
Tottenham : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Mitchell Thomas, Pat van den Hauwe (Paul Walsh), Paul Allen, David Howells, Gary Mabbutt, Vinny Samways (Nayim), John Polston, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker, Steve Sedgley 
Attendance : –  46,132
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


18.10.1989 Division 1      Home     Won     2-1.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, Vinny Samways (David Howells), Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh
Unused subs. : –
Manager : – Terry Venables

Arsenal : – John Lukic, Tony Adams, Lee Dixon, David O’Leary, Nigel Winterburn, Martin Hayes, Kevin Richardson (Sigurdur Jonsson), David Rocastle, Michael Thomas, Perry Groves, Alan Smith (Paul Merson)
Manager : – George Graham

Attendance : –   33,944
Referee :  Roger Milford (Bristol)
Linesmen : – Mr. D. A. Daughtery (East Sussex) – Red trim; Mr. D. J. Gallagher (Oxon) – Yellow trim
Reserve Official : – Mr. P. McCallion (Essex).


02.01.1989 .

Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  ,
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


10.09.1988 .

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Bobby Mimms, Chris Fairclough, Terry Fenwick, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Brian Statham (Paul Moran 64), Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, Vinny Samways (David Howells 64), Chris Waddle, Paul Walsh
Manager : – Terry Venables.
Arsenal : –  John Lukic, Tony Adams (c), Lee Dixon, David O’Leary, Nigel Winterburn, Paul Davis (Kevin Richardson 82), Paul Merson, David Rocastle, Michael Thomas, Alan Smith, Brian Marwood (Perry Groves 66)
Manager : –  George Graham.

Attendance : –   32,621
Referee :  Les Shapter (Torquay)
Linesmen : – Mr. V. N. Crew (Kent) – Red trim; Mr. J. R. Harris (Suffolk) – Yellow flag


06.03.1988 Division One.

Teams :
Arsenal –   Smith, ,
Subs not used :
Spurs –  , , , , Fairclough,
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  46,132
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18.10.1987 When Arsenal came to White Hart Lane, Tottenham were on a run of 14 consecutive home wins, but that ended with the visitors edging the match 2-1.

It was a lightning start from Spurs, when Nico Claesen took the ball off Tony Adams and hooked a shot over John Lukic only 41 seconds after the game kicked off.  The lead didn’t last for long though, as four minutes after the goal, Arsenal equalised when David Rocastle cut in from the right wing to shoot across Tony Parks and into the far side of the net.  A similar goal came from Michael Thomas in the 15th minute to score what turned out to be the winning goal.

In trademark Arsenal fashion, they tried to kill the game with their well-drilled offside trap, which appeared to have been breached when Gary Mabbutt ran through to score, only to be denied by a late linesman’s flag.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Tony Parks, Gary Stevens, Mitchell Thomas, Ossie Ardiles, Chris Fairclough, Gary Mabbutt, Shaun Close (Vinny Samways 68), Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Steve Hodge (Clive Allen 74), Nico Claesen
Arsenal : – John Lukic, Michael Thomas, Kenny Sansom, Steve Williams, David O’Leary, Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Paul Davis, ALan Smith, Perry Groves (Martin Hayes 68), Kevin Richardson 
Attendance : –  36,680
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


04.03.1987 The replay of the League Cup semi-final saw Tottenham gain home advantage, but  went all the way to the end before it was decided.

The two sides had become almost impossible to separate, but it was Clive Allen once more, who opened the scoring, with a powerful finish to ram home Richard Gough’s header down after 62 minutes.  With Charlie Nicholas having to be replaced by Ian Allinson, the replacement managed to take Paul Davis’ 83rd minute pass and beat Clemence at his near post, then with time almost up and extra time looking likely for the second time, the substitute hit a shot that was blocked by a Spurs defender and fell invitingly for David Rocastle to hit a low 12 yard shot under Clemence for the winner right at the death.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Richard Gough (c), Ossie Ardiles, Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Gary Stevens, Nico Claesen (Tony Galvin), Clive Allen
Sub not used :  Mark Bowen
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Viv Anderson, Kenny Samson, Michael Thomas, David O’Leary, Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Paul Davis, Niall Quinn, Charlie Nicholas (Ian Allinson), Martin Hayes
Sub not used :  Gus Caesar
Attendance : –  41,005
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01.03.1987 With the second leg of the League Cup semi-final going into extra time, a late goal took it to a third meeting.

11 minutes into the game, Clive Allen was on the mark for the second time in the semi, when he knocked home a fumble by Lukic from Richard Gough’s ball into the area.  The goal gave him a record 12 goals in the competition in a season – a new record at the time.

The 2-0 lead was secure until the 50th minute, when Viv Anderson scored from close range past Ray Clemence to put Arsenal back in with a shout.  On 64 minutes, David Rocastle put in a low right wing cross, which Niall Quinn bundled home to make the score 2-2 on aggregate.

While there were late chances for Charlie Nicholas and Martin Hayes, they went begging and Tottenham were denied by O’Leary’s header out from under the bar when Galvin’s shot looped off Lukic’s leg in extra time.  The teams were required to meet again three days later at White Hart Lane after Tottenham won the toss after the game for home advantage.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Richard Gough (c), Gary Mabbutt, Ossie Ardiles (Gary Stevens), Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, NIco Claesen (Tony Galvin), Clive Allen
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Viv Anderson, Kenny Samson, Michael Thomas, David O’Leary, Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Paul Davis, Niall Quinn, Charlie Nicholas, Martin Hayes (Ian Allinson)
Sub. not used :  Gus Caesar
Ref : –
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  37,099


08.02.1987 A local derby in the League Cup semi-final started off at Highbury, with a tough encounter which Tottenham just edged.

Spurs opened well, with Glenn Hoddle and Nico Claesen linking to open up a chance for Allen to bring John Lukic into the match, forcing him to tip his shot over the top.  From the 39th minute corner, Mabbutt had a shot and Lukic saved at full stretch.  As the ball bounced about the Arsenal penalty area, it rebounded to striker Allen, who stuck it away past Lukic to give Spurs a lead they held until the end of the match.

Teams :
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Gus Caesar (Michael Thomas), Kenny Samson, David O’Leary, Tony Adams, Steve Williams, Paul Davis, Niall Quinn, Charlie Nicholas (Graham Rix), Perry Groves
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Richard Gough (c), Gary Mabbutt, Ossie Ardiles, Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, Nico Claesen (Tony Galvin)
Sub. not used :  Gary Stevens
Attendance : –  41,256
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04.01.1987 First half goals from Tony Adams and Paul Davis gave Arsenal the impression that this match was won, but Spurs fought back in a brave effort to grab a draw.

Mitchell Thomas pulled a goal back just before the half-time whistle and then into the second half, Glenn Hoddle and Richard Gough both came close to securing a second goal that would have brought Tottenham a point, but the team ran out of time in their efforts to find an equaliser.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Danny Thomas, Mitchell Thomas, Ossie Ardiles (Nico Claesen), Richard Gough, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, Tony Galvin.
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Tony Adams, Viv Anderson, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Paul Davis, Martin Hayes, David Rocastle (Graham Rix), Steve Williams, Charlie Nicholas, Niall Quinn
Attendance : –   37,723
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06.09.1986 Spurs played out a 0-0 First Division match at Highbury.

Teams :
Arsenal –  John Lukic, Tony Adams, Viv Anderson, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Paul Davis, Graham Rix, Stewart Robson, David Rocastle (Martin Hayes), Charlie Nicholas, Niall Quinn
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Gary Stevens, Mitchell Thomas, Graham Roberts, Richard Gough, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Mark Falco (Ossie Ardiles), Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, Tony Galvin
Attendance : –   44,707
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29.03.1986 Gary Stevens’ first half goal gave Spurs a home victory over the Gunners.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Ray Clemence, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Mark Falco
Arsenal : –  John Lukic, Viv Anderson, Martin Keown, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Martin Hayes, Graham Rix, David Rocastle, Steve Williams, Charlie Nicholas, Niall Quinn (Paul Mariner)
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  33,427


01.01.1986 Division 1     Away     Drew      0-0.

Teams – :
Arsenal : –  John Lukic, Viv Anderson, David O’Leary, Martin Keown, Kenny Sansom, Paul Davis, Graham Rix, David Rocastle, Ian Allinson, Charlie Nicholas, NIall Quinn (Tony Woodcock)
Tottenham : – Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Gary Stevens, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Falco, Clive Allen, Chris Waddle
Attendance : –  45,109
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


08.05.1985 Pat Jennings Farewell Match   (Away)   Won  3-2.

Teams – :
Arsenal : – –
Tottenham : –  –
Attendance : –  ,
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


17.04.1985 Arsenal won a League game at White Hart Lane 2-0 on a Wednesday evening.

Spurs started the better of the two sides, coming close  to scoring when David Leworthy set up Mark Falco to hit the post, but Arsenal went ahead in the 21st minute as Charlie Nicholas scored.  With David O’Leary picking up an injury, Paul Mariner had to move back into defence and Spurs had an opportunity to equalise with ten minutes left, as Viv Anderson handled in the penalty area to concede a penalty.  Unfortunately, Graham Roberts’ spot-kick hit the crossbar and came out, with the game put out of Tottenham’s reach with the last kick of the game when Brian Talbot ran 40 yards before curling the ball past Ray Clemence.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Ray Clemence, Mark Bowen, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin (Micky Hazard), Glenn Hoddle, Mark Falco, David Leworthy, John Chiedozie
Arsenal : – John Lukic, Viv Anderson, David O’Leary (Paul Mariner), Kenny Sansom, Tommy Caton, Graham Rix, Stewart Robson, Brian Talbot, Steve Williams, Ian Allinson, Charlie Nicholas
Attendance : –  40,399
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


01.01.1985 Division 1     Away     Won      2-1.

Teams :
Arsenal : –  John Lukic, Tony Adams, Viv Anderson, David O’Leary, Tommy Caton, Stewart Robson, Brian Talbot, Ian Allinson, Paul Mariner, Charlie Nicholas (Steve Williams), Tony Woodcock
Tottenham : –  Ray Clemence, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle (Clive Allen), Garth Crooks, M<ark Falco, John Chiedozie
Attendance : –  48,714
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


21.04.1984 Spurs lost out in a First Division meeting – the 100th match between the two clubs – at Highbury in a game that saw five goals and a frantic finish as Arsenal just managed a 3-2 win.

Stewart Robson scored the opening goal in the 42nd minute with a wickedly deflected shot that beat Tony Parks just after Charlie Nicholas had gone close when a corner dropped to him on the edge of the box.  The home side had to wait until the 79th minute until it was 2-0 with a Charlie Nicholas goal.  Straight away Steve Archibald scored when he volleyed home Garth Crooks’ cross, but the two goal cushion was restored two minutes later as Tony Woodcock made it 3-1.  Straight from the kick off, Steve Perryman’s high ball forward was nodded out by David O’Leary to the feet of Archibald, who struck a low shot into the net to set up a rousing finish, but Arsenal clung on at the end for a fortunate victory.

Teams :
Arsenal –   John Lukic, Colin Hill, David O’Leary, Kenny Samson, Tommy Caton, Graham Rix (Paul Davis), Stewart Robson, Brian Talbot, Paul Mariner, Charlie Nicholas, Tony Woodcock.
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Ian Crook (Gary Stevens), Tony Galvin, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Referee : –
Attendance : –   48,831
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26.12.1983 Having just sacked Terry Neill, Arsenal were under the caretaker management of Don Howe for this League visit to White Hart Lane.  The Gunners left with the points thanks to two goals each from Charlie Nicholas and Raphael Meade, while Spurs managed goals from Graham Roberts, who converted a Chris Hughton free-kick and Steve Archibald who got on the end of a Glenn Hoddle dead-ball.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton (Mark Falco), Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Ossie Ardiles, Ally Dick, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Alan Brazil, Richard Cooke
Arsenal –  Pat Jennings, Colin Hill, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Tommy Caton, Paul Davis, Stewart Robson (David Cork), Ian Allinson, Raphael Meade, Charlie Nicholas, Tony Woodcock.
Attendance : –  48,200
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09.11.1983 In a League Cup tie, Spurs’ progress was halted by goals from Nicholas and Woodcock, although Glenn Hoddle had put Tottenham back into the match with a penalty.

Charlie Nicholas was left with the task of lobbing the ball into an empty net after a defensive misunderstanding left him with a simple goal in the 34th minute and Woodcock ran a full 30 yards without a meaningful challenge before scoring the second four minutes after half-time.  A corner taken by Glenn Hoddle soon after was handled by Chris Whyte and the Spurs midfielder swept the spot-kick past Pat Jennings to give Tottenham a little hope, but they were unable to break down Arsenal again.

Teams :
Spurs –   Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Danny Thomas, Paul Price (Alan Brazil), Gary Stevens, Steve Perryman (c), Graham Roberts, Steve Archibald, Mark Falco, Glenn Hoddle, Tony Galvin
Arsenal –  Pat Jennings, Stewart Robson, Kenny Sansom, Chris Whyte, David O’Leary, Colin Hill, Alan Sunderland, Paul Davis, Tony Woodcock, Charlie Nicholas, Graham Rix
Sub not used :  Madden
Ref. : –  Keith Hackett (Sheffield)
Linesmen : –  Mr. C. J. Henderson (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. J. F. Hill (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  48,200

Match Sponsors : – Express Dairy Ltd.; Lonconex Ltd.; Masters Ticket Service Ltd.; Shelana Fashions Ltd,; VAT Watkins Ltd.
Match Ball Sponsor : – Mr. Keith Childs.


04.04.1983 Spurs ensured that their fans would have a Happy Easter with this Easter Monday thrashing of Arsenal.

Full back Chris Hughton scored the opener in the 10th minute, quickly followed by Mark Falco’s 14th minute strike.  When Hughton added a third in the 18th minute, Terry Neill’s Arsenal side were shell-shocked and although we had to wait until the 56th minute for Mark Falco to hit a fine fourth past George Wood in the Gunners’ goal, the Spurs team were on top throughout.  Alan Brazil got in on the act grabbing his first goal in Spurs colours after 65 minutes to round off the rout.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Gary O’Reilly, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Terry Gibson, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Archibald, Tony Galvin, Alan Brazil, Mark Falco
Sub not used : Micky Hazard
Arsenal –   George Wood, Stewart Robson, Sansom, Chris Whyte (Vladimir Petrovic), David O’Leary, Charlie Nicholas, Brian Talbot, Paul Davis, Alan Sunderland, Tony Woodcock, Graham Rix.

Referee : – Alan Robinson (Waterlooville)
Linesmen : – Mr. N. S. Butler (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. J. F. Hill (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : – 43,642


27.12.1982 .

Teams – :
Arsenal : – Pat Jennings, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Paul Davis, John Hollins, Peter Nicholas, Graham Rix, Stewart Robson, Brian Talbot, Tony Woodcock, Alan Sunderland
Unused sub. : –
Tottenham : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Gary O’Reilly, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Tony Galvin (Garry Brooke), Micky Hazard, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks

Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : – 51,497.


12.04.1982 Tottenham enjoyed a 3-1 win over Arsenal at Highbury on Easter Monday.

Two goals from Garth Crooks and another from Micky Hazard gave Tottenham the points despite a goal being pulled back by John Hawley.

Teams – :
Arsenal : –  George Wood, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Chris Whyte, John Hollins, Peter Nicholas, Graham Rix, Stewart Robson (Brian McDermott), Brian Talbot, John Hawley, Raphael Meade
Tottenham : – Ray Clemence, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Paul Price, Ricky Villa, Steve Perryman (c), Steve Archibald, Tony Galvin, Micky Hazard, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Jones
Attendance : –  48,897
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


29.03.1982 This derby with Arsenal ended all square at 2-2 and ten players apiece at White Hart Lane.

Two goals by Alan Sunderland for Arsenal were cancelled out by a 64th minute Steve Archibald goal and an equaliser by Chris Hughton before a late session of handbags saw Hughton and Sunderland dismissed.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Paul Price, Ricky Villa, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Steve Archibald, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Micky Hazard
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Arsenal : – George Wood, John Hollins, Kenny Sansom, Brian Talbot, David O’Leary, Chris Whyte, Raphael Meade, Alan Sunderland, Paul Davis (Peter Nicholas), Stewart Robson, Graham Rix
Manager : – 

Attendance : –   40,940
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


02.01.1982 Arsenal and former Spurs keeper Pat Jennings made an uncharacteristic mistake to allow an innocuous Garth Crooks shot go under his dive to record the only goal in this FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane.

The 14th minute goal was the only one of the game, but Crooks was a constant threat as he also struck the crossbar with a fierce shot.  Pat Jennings had to go off injured with 15 minutes left, but Spurs could not take advantage of an outfield player going between the posts.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Paul Miller, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Glenn Hoddle, Tony Galvin, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Subs not used :
Colours : – White shirts with one Navy blue line in V-neck and cuffs, Navy blue shorts, White socks with one Navy blue line around turnover
Kit supplier : – Le Coq Sportif
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
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Arsenal –  Pat Jennings (Raphael Meade 75), David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Chris Whyte, Paul Davis, John Hollins, Peter Nicholas, Graham Rix, Stewart Robson, Brian Talbot, Alan Sunderland
Colours : – Red shirts with white sleeves, white round neck and red cuffs; White shorts; Red socks with one white line around turnover
Kit Supplier : – Umbro
Manager : – Terry Neill
Ref. : – Neil Midgley (Salford)
Linesmen : – Mr. J. L. Godfrey (West Midlands) – Red flag; Mr. J. M. Carter (Dorset) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   38,421

Quotes about the game

Match sponsor : – The Literary Guild.


17.01.1981 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Barry Daines, Don McAllister, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, John Lacy (Terry Yorath), Steve Perryman (c), Garry Brooke, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Arsenal : – Pat Jennings, Kenny Sansom, Steve Walford, Willie Young, Steve Gatting, JOhn Devine, John Hollins, Graham Rix, FrankS tapleton, ALan SUnderland, Brian McDermott
Unused sub. : – .
Attendance : –  32,994
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


04.11.1980 A delayed Fourth Round League Cup tie (from 27th October because of international call-ups) saw a single goal settle the match on a bitterly cold night at White Hart Lane.

After 26 minutes, man of the match Ricky Villa broke down the left wing and played the ball inside to Garth Crooks.  The Spurs forward drifted past Willie Young and fired a shot at goal, which George Wood could only knock down in front of goal for Ossie Ardiles to knock in from close range, past Young who had tried to recover.  Villa had scored in the first half, only for it to be ruled out for an infringement by Crooks.

Arsenal tried to pull level in the second half, with Tottenham being grateful to keeper Barry Daines for two great saves from Frank Stapleton and Graham Rix, although Wood was in the right place to get behind Crooks’ late effort.

Teams : – 
Tottenham : –  Barry Daines, Gordon Smith, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles (Graham Roberts), Steve Archibald, Ricky Villa, Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Arsenal : – George Wood, John Devine, Kenny Sansom, Brian Talbot, Steve Walford, Willie Young, John Hollins (Brian McDermott), Alan Sunderland, Frank Stapleton, Steve Gatting, Graham Rix
Manager : – Terry Neill
Attendance : –  42,511
Referee :  Ron Challis (Tonbridge, Kent)
Linesmen : – Mr. B. M. Burns (Hants) – Red flag; Mr. P. G. Daly (Norfolk) – Yellow flag


30.08.1980 Spurs succumbed to a 0-2 defeat at Highbury with second half goals from Frank Stapleton and David Price settling the game.

A goal by Price just after the restart set Spurs back and although Garth Crooks and Ricky Villa both brought the best out of Pat Jennings, Tottenham rarely looked like getting back into the match.  This left Stapleton the opportunity to seal the game for the Gunners. 

Teams – :
Arsenal : – Paul Barron, David O’Leary, Kenny Sansom, Willie Young, John Devine, John Hollins, David Price, Graham Rix, Brian Talbot, Frank Stapleton, Alan Sunderland
Tottenham : –  Mark Kendall, Chris Hughton (Peter Taylor), John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Gordon Smith, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks, Terry Yorath
Attendance : –  54,045 
Referee :  – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. .. (-) – Red flag; Mr. .. (-) – Yellow flag


07.04.1980 Division 1     Home   Lost   1-2

Two late goals by Paul Vaessen and Alan Sunderland took the points back down the Seven Sisters Road in a disappointing match for Spurs at the Lane, with only Chris Jones’ goal as a positive.

Teams – :
Tottenham : –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Don McAllister, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Chris Jones, Terry Yorath
Sub. not used : – 
Arsenal : – Paul Barron, David O’Leary, Pat Rice, Steve Walford, Willie Young, Liam Brady, Paul Davis, John Devine, John Hollins, Brian Talbot, Paul Vaessen
Attendance : –  41,365 
Referee :  Ray Toseland (Leicestershire)
Linesmen : – Mr. L. E. Archer (Buckinghamshire) – Red flag; Mr. K. B. Daniels (Kent) – Yellow flag