Spurs v Coventry City Match Reports
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05.01.2013 FA Cup Round 3.     Home     Won     3-0     For a match report, click here.
24.09.2003 League Cup Round 2.     Away     Won     3-0     For a match report, click here.
16.01.2002 FA Cup Round 3.     Away     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
05.01.2002 FA Cup Round 3.     Away     Match postponed.
17.03.2001 Premier League.     Home     Won     3-0     For a match report, click here
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14.10.2000 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-2 

This was quite simply a disgraceful away performance. Coventry are a very poor side who had not won a home league match this season. In addition they had a number of injuries and a teenager making his league debut in goal. For Tottenham, Anderton made a welcome return and Walker was in goal for the suspended Sullivan.

The first half was appalling.  Spurs played as though they were going through the motions and this attitude ran right through the team. After some half hearted Tottenham efforts Coventry took the lead from a wonder strike by John Aloisi. From about 30 yards out with no sign of a challenge he hit an unstoppable shot passed Walker. Instead of rallying and bouncing back the Spurs heads went down. A second goal followed which was again down to Ramon Vega, who is now nicknamed Coco the Clown by the Spurs faithful. Bellamy advanced on a bouncing ball in the Spurs area and nipped it past Coco while he was deciding whether to head the ball or not. Bellamy then crossed for Eustace to slide home. Coventry could not believe it, two nil up at home. As the half wore on the Spurs fans anger grew and the “Graham out ” chants were followed by “Graham for England”. It’s good to keep a sense of humour in times like this.  Spurs started the second half with a blast from George clearly still ringing in their ears. They began to create some chances and on 53 minutes Rebrov took a pass from Leonhardsen and slammed home. Plenty of time to go on and take the game. All it needed was some composure and ability. Spurs were missing both. Perry had an excellent flick from a corner well saved. Ferdinand missed an absolute sitter with his head. Iversen came on and bundled the ball into the net but it was disallowed and Sherwood hit the bar in the final minute. 

There was also a dismissal in the second half. As Coventry were breaking from a Spurs corner Carlton Palmer and Chris Perry clashed. Perry seemed to flick at Palmer. Carlton reacted by launching a massive kick up Perry’s backside which the Assistant Referee saw clearly. In the nonsense that followed Palmer had to be ushered from the pitch after an altercation with Ferdinand. As Palmer walked down the touchline he then punted a water bottle. During all of this George and Gordon Strachan were having a set to. George would do well to follow Carlton Palmer’s example and kick a few more Spurs players up the backside. 

So ten man Coventry finished victorious. It is worth commenting on the Spurs players. Walker made one decent save, but showed nothing more and we hear he wants away because he can’t be bothered to fight for his place. Perry tried hard but seems to have too much to do when playing with Coco. As for Coco himself he should never be allowed to put on a Spurs shirt again after the run of mistakes and the goals he has cost us. Thatcher is committed but lacks any finesse at all. Leonhardsen is weak. His challenges are pathetic and for me he performs at the level of an average First Division player. Sherwood is slow and sluggish. He gives the ball away to often and despite wearing the captains armband is swift to blame others when things go wrong. Freund had a poor game and will never score as it becomes an obsession with him. Ferdinand appears to be past it. He is struggling with the pace of the Premiership and his body language on the field is sending all the messages of someone who doesn’t care. Iversen is struggling and being on the bench does not help. As for the other substitute, Dominguez, it is humiliating for Spurs to bring on a midget who does not want to play for us. That leaves only three players from our starting line up truly worthy of playing for Tottenham : Carr, Anderton & Rebrov. Add to them Campbell and you then realise how far we are from being a top side. George, you talk of taking us forward. We have not gone far yet have we?

MEHSTG TOP MAN :  –   NONE
Eric the Viking
Teams : –
Coventry City –   Chris Kirkland, Marc Edworthy, Richard Shaw, Gary Breen, Paul Telfer, John Eustace, Mustapha Hadji, Carlton Palmer    72, Youssef Chippo, John Aloisi (Cedric Roussel 71), Craig Bellamy (Colin Hendry 82).
Subs not used – Gary Montgomery, Ysrael Zuniga, Barry Quinn
Tottenham Hotspur –   Ian Walker, Stephen Carr    50, Ben Thatcher    90, Chris Perry    73, Ramon Vega    56, Tim Sherwood, Oyvind Leonhardsen (Jose Dominguez 83), Steffen Freund (Steffen Iversen 77), Darren Anderton    75, Sergei Rebrov, Les Ferdinand. 
Subs not used –  Hans Segers, Alton Thelwell, Stephen Clemence
Ref. : – Mr. P. Jones (-)
Linesmen : –
Attendance – 21,435
Goal-scorers : Coventry : – Aloisi 12, Eustace 25
                        Tottenham Hotspur : – Rebrov 53
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26.02.2000 Premier League     Away     Won     1-0

One Nil to the Tottenham. Not a good game by any stretch of the imagination, in fact at times it was downright boring. After three consecutive one nil defeats however any victory is most welcome.  Freund and Leonhardsen were back in midfield from the start. Leo played on the left freeing Ginola for a roaming strikers role. Clemence and Korsten were back on the bench. 

Chris Armstrong was straight into the action with a spectacular overhead effort which was just too high. Armstrong again had a strong drive which Hedman failed to hold. Gradually the first half settled into monotony with both sides giving the ball away cheaply on a tricky pitch. As half time approached Keane for once got clear and picked out Hadji at the far post. Just as Hadji was about to celebrate slotting in the first goal, Walker flew across his goal to make an excellent save.

Sherwood was injured early in the second half and was replaced by Clemence. It looked as if the problem was in the groin area (as opposed to the penalty area), maybe Sherwood will now have the long awaited operation. He certainly looks sluggish during games at present. Sol Campbell received an elbow from Whelan which went unpunished. Fortunately Sol recovered, unlike Taricco who was injured in a clash of heads. After lengthy treatment Taricco tried to carry on but was staggering about as if he was drunk. Sol ushered him from the field.

A goalless draw looked likely and the large contingent of travelling Spurs fans began to get restless. A small group began the chant of “We want Sugar out” and were probably surprised at the support they received. This was then followed by the usual anti Graham calls. Only the highly paid David Pleat escaped the fans wrath. Probably because we still don’t understand what he does.  In any event it’s one thing calling for some heads but what are the alternatives? If George makes the signings he wishes to make then a squad which is half reasonable could become very strong.

As if to placate the fans a goal then arrived. Anderton knocked over a corner. Armstrong rose unchallenged and headed powerfully downwards. Hedman failed to hold the ball on the line and it squirmed in to give Spurs the lead.

Walker then made another good save as Coventry threatened for once.  At the other end Ginola put Armstrong through one on one with the keeper. These are not good situations for Chris who has too much time to think and his effort was blocked by Hedman.

For once however Spurs hung on till the end to collect all three points.  Most of the Spurs players worked hard although Anderton could have done more. Campbell was again a tower of strength and despite his shortcomings in front of goal Armstrong worked hard. Walker kept a clean sheet and made a couple of excellent saves.

 MEHSTG TOP MAN – IAN WALKER
Eric the Viking
 
Teams :
Coventry City –   Magnus Hedman, Richard Shaw, Gary Breen, Paul D. Williams (Barry Quinn 46), David Burrows, Youssef Chippo, Gary McAllister, John Eustace, Mustapha Hadji, Whelan (Runar Normann 81), Robbie Keane  .
Subs not used –   Morten Hyldgaard, Mo Konjic, Gordon Strachan
Tottenham Hotspur –   Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Chris Perry, Sol Campbell, Mauricio Taricco (Luke Young 62), Darren Anderton, Tim Sherwood (Stephen Clemence 45), Steffen Freund, Oyvind Leonhardsen, David Ginola, Chris Armstrong.
Subs not used –  Espen Baardsen, John Scales, Willem Korsten
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : 23,077
Weather : Cold & Dry

Goal-scorer :  Armstrong 82.

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19.09.1999 Premier League     Home     Won     3-2

It’s not just the fact that my memory isn’t what it was, but I can’t think of a time when Tottenham have so dominated three consecutive matches. This one went much the same way as the Bradford match, but luckily, Spurs were able to hang on for the win in the end.

Early on Spurs had threatened, but Chippo had a shot from distance which went under Walker’s arm and inched wide of the post. In the next attack, Spurs scored. Seven minutes had elapsed when a long cross from Taricco on the left found Iversen stealing in to volley home on the stretch for a much needed goal. His pre-season form had started to desert him and the confidence the goal brought showed in his play, but he could have had a fistful of goals today to steal the headlines from five goal Shearer. It was mainly all one way traffic, apart from a long range McAllister effort and a dropped cross by Ian, which the ref gave a foul for. Sherwood latched onto a blocked Leonhardsen shot and put it over the bar; Freund had a shot blocked; Ginola had a shot fizz wide and another trouble the police in the control room suspended from the West Stand roof !!; Armstrong couldn’t convert a parry from another Leo shot; Iversen twice was in on the keeper, but was foiled by Hedman and then shot agonisingly just wide of the post; Armstrong slid a ball across the face of goal that Steffen couldn’t quite reach; Leonhardsen hit a Sherwood free-kick on the volley at the far post that forced the keeper to push it into the side-netting. It would have been a fair reflection of the first half had Tottenham gone in about 6-0 up. But they didn’t and that was where the trouble lies.

At the start of the second half, Spurs again took the game to Coventry and following a corner, a goal-bound header by Iversen hit Armstrong, just in front of the keeper and the returning striker returned it into the net to make it two. His “cupped hand around ear” celebration a reaction to the boos that rang out whenever he touched the ball on Thursday night. Very shortly after, Iversen’s flick over the defence onto Oyvind saw him unleash a vicious volley past Hedman to make it 3-0. It was at this point that things went wrong. Almost immediately, a ball in from the right wing towards Robbie Keane in the box saw him let it run across him and he turned Perry to shoot past Walker from ten yards out. Tottenham seemed to let Coventry dictate the pace of the game and let them come onto the defence. It was no surprise that in the 74th minute, the Sky Blues started to cast clouds over Spurs fans with their second goal. They had knocked the ball about for a minute or so in their own half, before a long ball to our far post from the left got to Chippo, who played a one-two with Hadji. Although his first shot was well blocked by Walker, the Moroccan was quick enough to react and slide the ball home to get them back into the game. Spurs suddenly started to panic and hoof the ball away, to nobody in particular since Ginola had made way for Jose. Now, Dominguez had drawn a few fouls, but does not hold the ball in the same way as David or indeed take two markers out of the game. It was pretty desperate stuff for the last fifteen minutes towards the end of the match, but Nielsen’s introduction for Armstrong (another echo of Bradford, which luckily didn’t rebound on this occasion) helped steady things a little. At the end it was Spurs who were going forward again as Iversen was denied by a last ditch tackle, but it should have been all so much easier. Full credit to Cov in coming back after seemingly dead and buried, but McAllister made himself look an old fool, by mouthing off at Taricco and then proceeding to spray passes to almost every member of the crowd in his anger to impose himself on Spurs !! The boos that greeted his every touch haven’t been heard from a Tottenham crowd since Le Homme Savage last appeared here.

All in all, it was a game that should have been wrapped up at half-time and Spurs could have shared the eight goal headlines with Newcastle, but once again the lack of a ruthless goal-poacher nearly cost Tottenham two points. Thankfully this time, they just had enough to overcome their opponents.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : OYVIND LEONHARDSEN

Pete Stachio

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Luke Young, Chris Perry, Mauricio Taricco, Oyvind Leonhardsen, Tim Sherwood, Steffen Freund, David Ginola (Jose Dominguez 59), Chris Armstrong    (Allan Nielsen 85), Steffen Iversen
Coventry City : –  Marcus Hedman, Edworthy, Richard Shaw  , Mo Konjic  , Burrows (Marcus Hall 83), Youssef Chippo, Mustafa Hadji  , Gary McAllister, John Williams, Steve Froggatt (Paul Hall 59), Robbie Keane
Ref. : –  Andy D’Urso (Billericay)
Linesmen :- .
Attendance : –  35,224
Goal-scorers : –
Spurs : – Iversen 7, Armstrong 50, Leonhardsen 51
Coventry : –  Keane 54, Chippo 75. 

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06.02.1999 Premier League     Home     Drew     0-0

In the preview for this game, we predicted that Tottenham would enjoy a three goal victory. But for wayward finishing it could have been all that and more. For the first fifteen minutes Tottenham ran the game. Sol had a soft header drift just wide of the post, Nielsen had a shot straight at Hedman and the best opportunity was when Anderton’s fierce half-volley whistled past the post. However, Coventry did rally and had their best chance of the game when Huckerby got away from Young, but was twice denied by Ian Walker’s legs. Apart from that and a free header from a corner by Breen which went wide, they did little else to threaten the Tottenham goal. Meanwhile, at the other end, Les had a diving header go close, Freund had a couple of drives go wide and Darren had another good shot blocked. The closest Spurs came to a goal was kept for last, when, with half-time approaching, Sinton cut in from the left and curled a shot against the bar. The follow-up fell to Sol, who put his over-head kick over the bar.

Half-time came at just the right time for the Sky Blues as it broke Tottenham’s momentum. They had a few corners and during the rest of the half they did manage a couple of counter-attacks, which were either dealt with by Young and Campbell or ended with crosses, which might have been dangerous if they had got people up to support the strikers. Tottenham produced more chances, but were wasteful in converting them. Iversen’s prod at the far post went over somehow, when it seemed easier to score; had Nielsen connected with Anderton’s cross with anything other than his knee (not as accurately as Tuesday this time) it would have gone in; Anderton had a left foot drive go wide and Freund surprised Hedman with a low shot on target, which he spilled in front of the goal, but there were no Spurs players on hand to stick it away. Les at the start of the half and Armstrong towards the end both had chances, but pulled the ball wide of the goal. Come the end of the match, it was disappointing that we did not take all three points and these are the sort of games Tottenham must win to be considered seriously. Coventry had only taken four points away all season and it wasn’t hard to see why. They reinforced their defence with two huge players in the second half – one was David Brightwell and the other, Bosnian Mohammed Konjic. Surely a case of Mohammed being the mountain here ! Their playing staff look better on paper than they play and with some of the talent there, it is difficult to see where the problem lies. But that is their problem. Ours is to turn possession and territorial superiority into victories.

The bonuses form the game were a solid debut by Taricco, another excellent display by Carr (how long can Eire ignore him ??) and Luke Young’s dogged display against the pacy Huckerby. Freund had his best game yet and looks as though he is settling in well, despite his theatrical responses to fouls on him. Sherwood did get on for a few minutes at the end, but had little chance to do anything. I’m sure his opportunity will come soon. Iversen looked a bit out of touch and Armstrong came on to replace him, but again didn’t have much time to do anything spectacular. Perhaps the team were saving their best for next Saturday and the following Tuesday !

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – STEPHEN CARR

Pete Stachio

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Luke Young  , Mauricio Taricco (Tim Sherwood 71), Darren Anderton, Steffen Freund, Allan Nielsen, Andy Sinton, Les Ferdinand, Steffen Iversen (Chris Armstrong 71)
Coventry City : –  Magnus Hedman, Gary Breen  (John Aloisi 90), Roland Nilsson, Richard Shaw, Paul D. Williams (Mo Konjic 53), Steve Froggatt, Gary McAllister  , Trond Egil Soltvedt (Phillippe Clement 71), Paul Telfer  , Darren Huckerby, Noel Whelan 
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   34,376

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26.12.1998 Premier League     Away     Drew     1-1

Three points were there for the taking in a poor match, but a poor Spurs performance against a poor Coventry side left honours even.  This was not a good Boxing Day out !

Coventry started with 41 year old Ogrizovic in goal after Hedman apparently suffered a migraine! (no pun intended). This was a wise move by Hedman in view of the atrocious conditions. A linesman (Assistant Referee) was also replaced early on after pulling a muscle and leaving on a stretcher. Spurs took the lead in the 17th minute when Campbell was on hand to stab home after Ogrizovic had fumbled Ginola’s flick on from Anderton’s corner. Anderton then had an excellent chance to increase the lead when he met Ginola’s pull back but hit his shot straight at the keeper. Spurs continued to dominate the first half but could not turn their superiority into goals. 

In the second half Coventry showed a little more urgency if not skill. Despite a fine hardworking performance by Anderton the Spurs midfield was struggling with Nielsen chasing shadows. Fox had another particularly frustrating game again showing his ‘lack of bottle’ in the tackle and his lack of pace on the heavy pitch. He must be a joy for fullbacks to play against as he invariably checks back instead of trying to get to the by-line. Come on George, unless Fox shows a remarkable improvement it’s time he was replaced. Ginola was out of the game for long periods and when he did get the ball he was fouled. There was however one classic nutmeg by Ginola for the connoisseurs. Boateng for Coventry seemed like a man on a mission to get himself booked and eventually did so after a string of nasty fouls. Walker made two superb saves . The first was a flying leap to tip a drive by Froggatt round the post, while the second saw him somehow keep out a bundled shot which finally rebound on to the post and out. The equaliser came from substitute John Aloisi, the bargain buy from Portsmouth, who somehow managed to turn both Carr and Young before hitting an unstoppable shot into the net. A late free kick by Anderton almost snatched the points, but it was not to be. Sinton still looks uncomfortable at left back and picked up a yellow card. I for one will be pleased to see Taricco given a run. When will he be fit? Ferdinand had a poor game and questions are being asked about his commitment and his control. Hopefully the return of Iversen will shake Ferdinand into action. After some good performances recently we now need to start picking up a few wins in the league. Let us also hope that the arrival of Freund brings some much needed steel to the midfield.  

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – SOL CAMPBELL (because he dominated and scored again.)

Eric the Viking

Teams : –
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Roland Nilsson, Richard Shaw, Paul D. Williams (Gary Breen 61), Marc Edworthy (John Aloisi 64), George Boateng  , Trond Egil Soltveldt, Gary McAllister, Steve Froggatt  , Darren Huckerby (Sam Shilton 77), Noel Whelan
Unused subs : –  
Spurs : – Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Luke Young, Sol Campbell, Andy Sinton  , Ruel Fox, Darren Anderton, Allan Nielsen, David Ginola (Stephen Clemence 81), Les Ferdinand (Steffen Iversen 88), Chris Armstrong. 
Unused subs : –  Espen Baardsen, Colin Calderwood, Justin Edinburgh

Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  23,098
Weather ; Wet & Windy.
Scorers – Spurs : –  Campbell 17;  Coventry : –  Aloisi 81

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13.04.1998 Premier League     Home     Drew     1-1

Another lapse at the death cost two points. It will be games like this and the Liverpool home match that could eventually cost us our place in the top league.  For 86 minutes of this game, Spurs dominated and had the lion’s share of possession, but finally, did not create enough decent chances for all of that.  From the first few minutes, when Vega’s header hit the bar and bounced down to the oncoming Fox, who nodded it over the bar, you just had the feeling that things were not going to go our way (Especially when you remember that Bolton managed to bury a rebound from the crossbar on Saturday to help them to victory). Saib had to depart the fray after only a minute when Moldovan’s knee somehow hit him in the face, leaving him unconscious and off on a stretcher. Spurs pressed forward and kept Coventry away from our goal in the process. Vega had another header saved spectacularly by Ogrizovic, but what was really frustrating was when Ginola went on a speedy run past three defenders from the halfway line and shot past the post, when a square ball along the six-yard box would have found Armstrong with the goal open in front of him.

The second half again saw Spurs on the offensive, with Klinsmann going close with a free-kick from 25 yards and the ball pinging around off defenders from a cross, but no Spurs player was available to apply the finishing touch. The goal, when it came, was simplicity itself. A Ginola corner swung over onto Nicola Berti’s head. It was after this, that Spurs seemed to go asleep a bit. Another opportunity came when Ferdinand beat Oggy to a cross, but saw his header sail agonisingly over the bar. Then, things started to go into slow motion as Coventry took a throw-in, the ball was laid to Dublin on the edge of the box and he stroked it past Walker to equalise. Just five minutes remained and the two points that vaporised in that time could have been so important in the long run. As could the lead we surrendered in the last minute against Liverpool. Too many drawn matches that we should have won, especially at home (viz. Blackburn and Wimbledon) are painful reminders that the team has neither the killer instinct to finish games off nor the defensive resolve to tighten things up at the back to protect a slender lead.

The silence of the crowd at the final whistle spoke more words than I could ever write about this match (and the whole season). I am very depressed, as Tottenham need three wins from their last four games to be certain of safety, but, try as I might, I cannot see where they are going to come from. I hope against hope that I am wrong, but the gritty determination needed to pull clear of the bottom three does not shine out of a tense and nervous Spurs side. The matches remaining must see them play in a fashion not associated with Tottenham teams of the past, but points are what are important at the moment. Glory can come later (hopefully).

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Allan Nielsen, Ramon Vega, Sol Campbell, Ruel Fox, Nicola Berti  , David Ginola, Moussa Saib (Colin Calderwood    5), Jurgen Klinsmann, Chris Armstrong (Les Ferdinand  54)
Unused subs. : –  Frode Grodas, Darren Anderton, John Scales.
Coventry City : –   Steve Ogrizovic, Gary Breen, Richard Shaw, David Burrows, Roland Nilsson, Marcus Hall  (Trond Egil Soltvedt 65), Gavin Strachan (Willie Bolland 73), Paul Telfer  , Dion Dublin, Noel Whelan, Viorel Moldovan (Darren Huckerby 60  ).
Unused subs. : –  .
Ref. : – Mike Riley (Leeds)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   33,463
Goal-scorers  : –
Spurs : –  Berti 68; Coventry : – Dublin 86.

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13.12.1997 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-4

Spurs, who were in the bottom three, crashed to their heaviest defeat at Highfield Road in an abysmal performance.

Roland Nilsson cleared Ferdinand’s header off the line, Marcus Hedman saved a Ginola drive and Carr drilled a shot against the post in the first half when Spurs looked favourites to win.  Two minutes before the break Dublin flicked on for Huckerby to go past Clive Wilson to score for the Sky Blues.

Fox hit a shot wide and then Ferdinand saw Nilsson hack another effort away from the line as Tottenham pressed for an equaliser, but, on 61 minutes, Gary Breen was first to the rebound when his first shot was blocked to make it 2-0, knocking it into the net with his left foot.  Fox put a header in on goal that brought Hedman into action again, but Huckerby and Marcus Hall scored within five minutes of each other to wrap up a 4-0 win.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Magnus Hedman, David Burrows, Richard Shaw, Gary Breen, Roland Nilsson, Paul Telfer  , Marcus Hall, Gary McAllister (Trond Egil Soltvedt 31), Dion Dublin, Noel Whelan (Michael O’Neill 87), Darren Huckerby
Unused Subs. : –  ,
Colours : –  Light blue and dark blue striped shirts with dark blue neck and cuffs; Dark blue shorts, with light blue striped down side; Dark blue socks with two light blue lines around shin with Le Coq Sportif logo between them
Kit Supplier : –  Le Coq Sportif
Manager : – Gordon Strachan
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Clive Wilson (Justin Edinburgh 70), Gary Mabbutt, Colin Calderwood, David Ginola, Darren Anderton (Stephen Clemence 70), Andy Sinton (Steffen Iversen 51), Allan Nielsen, Ruel Fox, Les Ferdinand.
Unused Subs. : –  Espen Baardsen, Rory Allen.
Colours : – White shirts with thin Navy blue piping on shoulder seams, with wrap over Navy blue neck with two white lines in it and Navy blue cuffs with two white lines in them; Navy blue shorts with two lines of thin white piping down side; White socks with two thin Navy blue lines around turnover
Kit Supplier : –  Pony
Manager : –  Christian Gross
Ref. : –  Steve Dunn (Bristol)
Linesmen : –  .
Attendance : –  19,499
Goal-scorers : – Coventry : – Huckerby 42, Gary Breen 63, Huckerby 84, Hall 87.

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11.05.1997 Premier League     Lost     Won     1-2

A final day win was just enough to keep Coventry in the Premier League against a depleted Spurs side, with the final game of the season kicking off late, due to the visitors getting stuck in M1 and M25 traffic.

A desperate Sky Blues team flew out of the blocks, with David Burrows earning a second minute booking and Noel Whelan being lucky not to be sent off in the early stages.  Dion Dublin put the Sky Blues ahead in the 13th minute, heading home Gary McAllister’s cross to beat Baardsen making his first start in goal.  At the other end, Steve Ogrizovic had to be alert to keep out a Ruel Fox effort, but the lead was doubled when Paul Williams added a volley that flew in off the post from around the penalty spot.  Baardsen made a flying save to prevent Jess’ drive putting the game even further out of Tottenham’s reach.

Paul McVeigh pegged a goal back after 43 minutes of the first half, when he reacted first to head home Sheringham’s free-kick that bounced back off the upright.  Indeed, the Irishman could have drawn Spurs level, but was denied by the Coventry keeper, who dived at his feet to end his run with the ball into the box.

Into the second half, Spurs had the chances to deprive Coventry of the points, but failed to capitalise on the openings.  Ramon Vega snuck in to head low to Ogrizovic’s left and he dived full length to push the ball wide.  Neale Fenn was denied by a point-blank stop by Ogrizovic and from the corner, the keeper did well to keep out Dozzell’s header. 

Spurs –  Baardsen, Carr, Scales, Vega, Edinburgh  , Campbell, Fox, Sinton (Clapham 24), Dozzell, McVeigh (Fenn 74), Sheringham 
Unused Subs. : –  Brown, Arber, Brady
Manager : –  Gerry Francis
Colours : –  White shirts with Navy Blue collar and cuffs and blue stripe down arm, Navy Blue shorts with white stripe on side, Navy Blue socks with white turnover
Kit supplier : –  Pony
Sponsor :  Hewlett Packard
Coventry City –   Steve Ogrizovic, Richard Shaw, David Burrows  , Paul D. Williams  , Paul Telfer, Kevin Richardson  , Peter Ndlovu, Gary McAllister, Dion Dublin, Noel Whelan  (Eoin Jess 34), Darren Huckerby
Unused Subs. : –   John Filan, John Eustace, Gary Breen, Gordon Strachan
Manager : –  Gordon Strachan
Colours : –  Sky Blue and Dark Blue striped shorts with Dark Blue collar and cuffs, Dark Blue shorts with light blue trim, Dark Blue socks with Light Blue turnover
Kit supplier : –  Le Coq Sportif
Sponsor :  Peugeot
Ref. : Martin Bodenham (Dorset)
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  33,029

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07.12.1996 Premier League     Away     Won     2-1

A Teddy Sheringham goal gave Spurs a half-time lead, but the Sky Blues levelled through a Noel Whelan strike with an hour gone.  On 75 minutes, Andy Sinton hit the goal that won the match for Tottenham after being set up by debutant Steffen Iversen, who was lively throughout and caused the Coventry goal some serious threat.

Coventry City : – Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows (Regis Genaux 78), Liam Daish, Richard Shaw, Paul D. Williams, Eoin Jess (Paul Telfer 78), Gary McAllister, John Salako, Dion Dublin, Darren Huckerby, Noel Whelan 
Unused subs. : – John Filan, Willie Bolland, Kevin Richardson
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Colin Calderwood  , Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, Clive Wilson, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Allan Nielsen (Jason Dozzell 85), Steffen Iversen, Andy Sinton  , Teddy Sheringham  .
 
Unused subs. : –  Espen Baardsen, Justin Edinburgh, Stuart Nethercott, Rory Allen
Ref. : –  Gary Willard (-)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  19,675
Goal-scorers : –
Coventry : – Whelan 60; Spurs : – Sheringham 27, Sinton 75.

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30.03.1996 Premier League     Home     Won     3-1

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Sol Campbell  , Stuart Nethercott  , Clive Wilson, David Howells, Jason Dozzell, Ruel Fox, Teddy Sheringham, Chris Armstrong, Andy Sinton
Unused subs. :- Erik Thorstvedt, Justin Edinburgh, Ronny Rosenthal  

Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, David Burrows (John Salako), Liam Daish, Richard Shaw, Paul Williams, Eoin Jess (Gordon Strachan), Kevin Richardson, Dion Dublin, Peter Ndlovu, Noel Whelan
Unused sub. : – John Filan
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 26,808

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04.11.1995 Premier League     Away     Won     3-2

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  John Filan, Brian Borrows (Ally Pickering 74), David Rennie, David Busst, Paul D. Williams, Marcus Hall, Nii Lamptey (Marques Isaias 74), Kevin Richardson, John Salako, Paul Telfer, Dion Dublin

Spurs : –  Ian Walker  , Dean Austin  , Sol Campbell, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Wilson, David Howells, Jason Dozzell, Ruel Fox, Teddy Sheringham, Chris Armstrong, Ronny Rosenthal (Colin Calderwood 70).
Ref. : –  Jeff Winter (Whitley Bay)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 17,545

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25.10.1995 League Cup Third Round     Away     Lost     2-3

Spurs lost this League Cup Third round tie 3-2 to Coventry City, when it looked to have been settled in the first twenty minutes.

In that time Tottenham had taken a 2-0 lead, starting with a second minute goal from Chris Armstrong who rolled his man on the halfway line, running away and slipping the ball past John Filan from the left side inside the penalty area.   A long throw down the right wing to Armstrong saw him move forward and cross the ball into the near post area, where David Busst nudged the ball into his own goal under pressure from Teddy Sheringham in the 20th minute.

However, Ron Atkinson’s side side staged a rousing comeback to win with three goals from a 55th minute Peter Ndlovu penalty after a handball by Colin Calderwood, a diving header from Davis Busst (61 minutes) and John Salako, netting a close range goal from a narrow angle after 76 minutes when a Dion Dublin header had been saved by Walker.

Teams : –
Coventry City –   John Filan, Brian Borrows (Nick Pickering), Marcus Hall, David Busst, Kevin Richardson, Paul D. Williams, Gordon Strachan (Dion Dublin), Nii Lamptey, Peter Ndlovu, John Salako.
Manager : Ron Atkinson.
Spurs –   Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Clive Wilson, David Howells, Colin Calderwood (Jason Dozzell), Gary Mabbutt, Gerry McMahon, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Chris Armstrong, Ronny Rosenthal.
Unused Sub. : –
Ref. : – Steve Dunn.
Linesmen : Mr. J. T. Boulton; Mr. M. J. Mountain.
Attendance : –  18,227.

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09.05.1995 Premier League     Home     Lost     1-3

Spurs lost this penultimate game of the season to leave Coventry City safe from relegation from the Premier League.

White Hart Lane was to be a happy hunting ground for the Sky Blues in their battles against the drop, with this game being no exception, in what should have been a happy farewell to Jurgen Klinsmann.

As it was, Gordon Strachan picked up the ball deep in his own half and exchanged passes before he crossed for Peter Ndlovu to head home on 32 minutes to see Coventry turn around with a slim lead.  In the 62nd minute, Justin Edinburgh fouled Strachan in the box to allow Ndlovu to double his tally and the score-line, with a third Sky Blue goal coming from Dublin, set up by Strachan again to hook the ball past Ian Walker on the volley at the near post five minutes later.

Darren Anderton’s goal seven minutes from the end was too little too late to salvage anything from the game for Tottenham, coming when Klinsmann caused panic on the edge of the box and the ball was sliced into the air and the England winger lobbed it calmly over Filan from inside the box.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Sol Campbell (Stuart Nethercott 40), Justin Edinburgh, David Howells, Colin Calderwood, Gary Mabbutt, Darren Anderton, Nicky Barmby, Jurgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Gerard McMahon
Unused Subs. : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Andy Turner
Manager : Gerry Francis
Colours : – White shirts with Navy Blue collar and cuffs and blue stripe down arm, Navy Blue shorts with white stripe on side, white socks
Kit supplier : –  Umbro
Shirt sponsor : –  Holsten
Coventry City –  John Filan, Ally Pickering, David Burrows, Kevin Richardson, David Rennie, Gordon Strachan, Julian Darby, Roy Wegerle (Cobi Jones 65), Peter Ndlovu
Unused subs. : –  Jonathan Gould, Steven Pressley
Manager : Ron Atkinson
Colours : –  All Sky Blue with white collar and cuffs on shirts, white trim on shorts and white turnover on socks
Kit supplier : –  Pony
Shirt sponsor : –  Peugeot
Ref. : – Alan Wilkie
Linesmen : Mr. . . ; Mr. . .
Attendance : –  24,124.

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31.12.1994 Premier League     Away     Won     4-0

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Ally Pickering, Paul Williams, Steve Morgan, Paul Cook (Marcus Hall 75), Julian Darby, Sean Flynn, Cobi Jones, Mike Marsh, Roy Wegerle (Mick Quinn 70)
Unused sub. : – Jonathan Gould

Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Gheorghe Popescu (Stuart Nethercott 83), Gary Mabbutt  , Darren Anderton, David Howells, Nick Barmby (Ronny Rosenthal 83  ), Jurgen Klinsmann  , Teddy Sheringham
Unused sub. : – Chris Day
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 19,951

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09.04.1994 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1

A game played in a snow storm saw a penalty settle the match in Coventry’s favour.

While the Sky Blues had the bulk of the better play, they were unable to make it count until Kevin Scott was adjudged to have fouled Peter Ndlovu in the box and the Coventry winger got up to convert the spot-kick in the 62nd minute for what turned out to be the winning goal.  The Zimbabwean almost doubled his tally when he struck the bar late on in the game.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Morgan, Ally Pickering, Phil Babb (Lloyd McGrath), Peter Atherton, Willie Boland, David Rennie, Peter Ndlovu, Sean Flynn, Leigh Jenkinson
Unused Subs. : –  .
Manager :  Phil Neal
Spurs –   Erik Thorstvedt, David Kerslake, Sol Campbell (Ronny Rosenthal), Kevin Scott, Vinny Samways, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Sedgley, David Howells (Jason Dozzell), Darren Anderton, Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Barmby
Unused Subs. : –  .
Manager : – Ossie Ardiles
Ref. : –  Mike Reed
Linesmen : Mr. – ; Mr. –
Attendance : –  14,487.

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01.01.1994 Premier League     Home     Lost     1-2

1994 started badly for Tottenham with a 1-2 defeat by Coventry City at the Lane.

The Sky Blues took a 25th minute lead when Phil Babb headed home the opening goal of the match from Wegerle’s corner at the Park Lane end, but Spurs hit back just before the break with Darren Caskey making it 1-1 on 43 minutes.  Nick Barmby looked as though he had been fouled when he nipped in behind the Coventry defence, but play continued and Caskey swept the ball home from ten yards out, leaving Ogizovic helpless.

The visitors scored the winner in the 77th minute, when Chris Marsden and Peter Ndlovu created the goal-scoring opportunity for Roy Wegerle, who shot home from a narrow angle inside the penalty area after receiving the ball in from the left and taking it around Erik Thorstvedt.

Teams : –
Spurs –   Erik Thorstvedt, David Kerslake, Colin Calderwood, Justin Edinburgh, Vinny Samways, Darren Caskey, Steve Sedgley, Micky Hazard (Sol Campbell  72), Jason Dozzell, Darren Anderton, Nicky Barmby
Unused subs. : – Ian Walker, Dean Austin
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Morgan, Julian Darby, Phil Babb, Peter Atherton, Chris Marsden, John Williams (Micky Quinn  72), Peter Ndlovu, Sean Flynn, Roy Wegerle
Unused subs. : –  Jonathan Gould, David Rennie
Manager :  Phil Neal
Ref. : –  Terry Holbrook
Linesmen : Mr. – ; Mr. –
Attendance : –  26,015.

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14.09.1992 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-1

A 61st minute goal from John Williams was the decider in this Premier League match with Coventry City a Highfield Road..

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Peter Atherton    60, Brian Borrows, Kenny Samson, Andy Pearce, Lee Hurst, Kevin Gallacher, Peter Ndlovu, Robert Rosario, John Williams    72
Unused subs. : – Jonathan Gould, Phil Babb, Terry Fleming
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Pat van den Hauwe, Jason Cundy, Neil Ruddock, Paul Allen, Darren Anderton (Andy Turner), Andy Gray, Vinny Samways , Gordon Durie(Steve Sedgley), Gordon Durie, Teddy Sheringham
Unused sub. :  – Erik Thorstvedt
Ref. : –  Martin Bodenham (Cornwall)
Attendance : – 15,348

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19.08.1992 Premier League     Home     Lost     0-2

Spurs lost out 0-2 to Coventry City and it could have easily been more, as Spurs were unsettled by a head injury to Jason Cundy in the first minute that saw him substituted.

An early Sky Blues corner was headed on and David Howells cleared off the line, but John Williams was on hand to knock in the rebound to give Coventry the lead in the fourth minute.  Williams also scored City’s second after 30 minutes, with a run that latched onto a ball down the right and his long legs got to the ball first, then he slid it past Ian Walker to put Coventry 2-0 up before half-time.

Another long ball saw Robert Rosario chase the ball and Erik Thorstvedt, having replaced Walker after half-time, brought him down to concede a penalty, which the Spurs keeper managed to beat out when Micky Gynn took the 72nd minute spot-kick.  To compound Tottenham’s miserable day, late in the game, Gordon Durie was booked for feigning injury after he had been head-butted.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ian Walker (Erik Thorstvedt 46), Terry Fenwick, Jason Cundy (Andy Gray 4), Neil Ruddock, Justin Edinburgh, David Howells, Paul Allen, Darren Anderton, Vinny Samways, Andy Turner, Gordon Durie    66
Unused Subs. : –   John Hendry
Coventry City –   Steve Ogrizovic, Terry Fleming, Kenny Samson, Stewart Robson, Andy Pearce    66, Peter Atherton, Micky Gynn, Lee Hurst, Robert Rosario    45, John Williams (Peter Ndlovu 70), David Smith, Phil Babb
Unused Subs. : – Sean Flynn,  Jonathan Gould
Ref. : –  Dermot Gallagher (Oxon)
Linesmen : –  Mr. J. A. Elwin (Norfolk); Mr..
Attendance : –  24,388

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28.03.1992 Premier League     Home     Won     4-3

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Pat van den Hauwe, Jason Cundy, Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh, Paul Allen, Andy Gray (Paul Walsh), Nayim, Paul Stewart, Gordon Durie, Gary Lineker (Steve Sedgley)
Coventry City : –  Paul Heald, Peter Atherton, Brian Borrows, Kenny Samson (Peter Billing), Andy Pearce, Dean Emerson, Sean Flynn, Lloyd McGrath, David Smith, Paul Furlong, Robert Rosario
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 22,744

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01.01.1992 Division 1     Away     Won     2-1

Teams : –  
Coventry City : – Steve Ogrizovic, Peter Billing, Brian Borrows, Kenny Samson, Andy Pearce, Sean Flynn, Lloyd McGrath, Stewart Robson, David Smith (Paul Furlong), Kevin Gallagher, Robert Rosario

Spurs : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, David Howells, Vinny Samways (Justin Edinburgh), Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh (Scott Houghton)
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 19,639

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04.12.1991 Division 1     Away     Won     2-1

Paul Furlong put the Sky Blues level at Highfield Road in this Fourth Round League Cup tie, after Paul Allen’s goal gave Tottenham the lead in the first half. However, a late goal by Gordon Durie won it for Spurs in front of a crowd of 20,053.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Billing, Brian Borrows, Stuart Pearce, Dean Emerson, Lee Hurst, Lloyd McGrath, Craig Middleton, Paul Furlong, Kevin Gallagher, Robert Rosario
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick, Gudni Bergsson, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, David Howells, Vinny Samways (Steve Sedgley), Paul Stewart, Gordon Durie, Paul Walsh (Nayim)
Referee : –  .
Attendance : –  20,053

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30.03.1991 Division 1     Home     Drew     2-2

Two Nayim goals earned Spurs a share of the points against Coventry City as the two sides met on Easter Saturday for the second successive season.

Terry Butcher had taken over from player turned coach turned manager John Sillett earlier in the season and new signing, former England full back Kenny Sansom was playing his second Sky Blues game.

Spurs may have had their upcoming FA Cup semi-final on their minds with both Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne missing from the line-up, but Coventry put in a first half display that belied their league position.  David Smith grabbed a ninth minute opener on his birthday, firing in Paul Stewart’s clearing header from a corner with his left foot from the edge of the box and then Kevin Gallacher doubled the Sky Blues lead after 20 minutes, hitting a first-time shot after Justin Edinburgh’s poor touch saw the ball run loose.  In between, Cyrille Regis had crashed a header against Erik Thorstvedt’s left hand post.

Nayim got Spurs back in the game two minutes before half-time, when Phil Gray’s cross provided Paul Walsh with a headed chance which was blocked.  The ball ran out to the left and Nayim came in to drive a shot into the roof of the net from a narrow angle.  It was the Moroccan who netted again in the 77th minute, latching onto Walsh’s ball into the area to the left side of the goal, where he bundled the ball past the half-hearted attempt to gather the ball by Steve Ogizovic. He then put the ball into the net from a yard out to earn Spurs a point as the Midlands side faded in the second half.

Teams : –
Spurs –   Erik Thorstvedt, Justin Edinburgh, Pat van den Hauwe, Steve Sedgley (John Moncur), Nayim, Gary Mabbutt (c), Paul Stewart, Vinny Samways, Phil Gray (Mitchell Thomas), Paul Walsh, Paul Allen
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Kenny Sansom, Stewart Robson (Dean Emerson), Andy Pearce, Trevor Peake, Ray Woods, Micky Gynn, Cyrille Regis (Kevin Drinkell), Kevin Gallacher, David Smith
Manager : –  Terry Butcher
Ref. : –  Brian Stevens
Attendance : –  29,033

Highlights can be seen on YouTube.

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26.12.1990 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-2

Coventry eased to a 2-0 home win with goals after the interval from Kevin Gallagher (46) and Micky Gynn (51).

Teams : –
Coventry City – Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Terry Butcher, Trevor Peake, Paul Edwards, Dean Emerson, Micky Gynn, David Smith, Kevin Gallacher, Cyrille Regis, David Speedie
Unused sub. :  –
Spurs –   Erik Thorstvedt, Steve Sedgley (Vinny Samways), Pat van den Hauwe, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, David Howells, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker, Paul Walsh (Nayim).
Attendance : –   22,731.

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14.04.1990 Division 1     Home     Won     3-2

A 3-2 win saw Spurs edge past Coventry in this Easter encounter thanks to Gary Lineker and Paul Stewart.

David Smith and David Speedie had put the visitors 2-0 ahead, but Spurs came back with the goals from the England duo to secure victory.  Lineker got Spurs a foothold in the match before the break, then Stewart levelled things up a minute after the restart.  He took the ball from a throw-in on his thigh, lifted the ball over his and an opponent’s head, then hit a stunning volley from a narrow angle to beat the keeper.  Gary Lineker secured the win, when he clinically finished for Tottenham’s third.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Gudni Bergsson, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, Nayim, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker.
Unused sub. : –
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Trevor Peake, Tony Dobson, Paul Edwards, Howard Clark, Micky Gynn (Craig Middleton), David Smith, Kevin Gallacher, Cyrille Regis, David Speedie
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 23,917

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01.01.1990 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Peter Billing, Brian Borrows, Trevor Peake, Greg Downs, Micky Gynn, Lloyd McGrath, Kevin MacDonald, David Smith, Kevin Drinkell (Cyrille Regis), David Speedie

Spurs : –  Bobby Mimms, Gudni Bergsson, Steve Sedgley, Pat van den Hauwe, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne (John Polston), David Howells, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker.
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 19,559

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18.03.1989 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

Highfield Road was the venue for Coventry City’s home match against Spurs that ended in a 1-1 draw.

It was Chris Waddle who earned Spurs a point, with good work by Nayim allowing the winger to finish superbly in the 67th minute to equalise an 18th minute Sky Blues goal from Gary Bannister, which came against the run of play, with Spurs having dominated the play in the first quarter of an hour of the match.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Tony Dobson, David Phillips, Lloyd McGrath (Howard Clark), David Smith, Gary Bannister, David Speedie, Dave Bennett

Spurs : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Terry Fenwick, Chris Hughton, Guy Butters, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne (David Howells), Nayim, Chris Waddle. Paul Stewart, Paul Walsh
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 17,156

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23.11.1988 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Having been postponed on the first day of the season because the ground safety certificate was not granted (which cost Spurs a two point deduction), Spurs drew with Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

Paul Stewart had given Tottenham the lead after a Gascoigne free-kick had been headed back across goal by Guy Butters, with the ball hitting Mitchell Thomas and falling for the Spurs striker to force the ball in from close range.  Keith Houchen grabbed a 73rd minute equaliser when Phillips’ low cross lead to a blocked shot and the ball dropped towards the left side of the goal for the equaliser to scored from a yard out. 

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Bobby Mimms, Terry Fenwick, Chris Fairclough, Guy Butters, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Gascoigne, Vinny Samways (Paul Allen), Chris Waddle. Paul Stewart, Paul Moran (Paul Walsh)
Manager : – Terry Venables
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Sedgley, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, David Phillips, Greg Downs, David Smith, Keith Houchen, Cyrille Regis, David Speedie
Manager : – John Sillett
Ref. : –  Alan Gunn (Sussex)
Attendance : – 21,961

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27.08.1988 Division 1     Match postponed

Tottenham suffered a two point deduction for failing to fulfil a fixture, when, on the morning of the match, Haringey Council would not grant a safety certificate for the works that had been carried out to the stadium at White Hart Lane.

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16.01.1988 Division 1     Home     Drew     2-2

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Tony Parks, Chris Fairclough, Terry Fenwick, Chris Hughton, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles (Brian Statham), Chris Waddle, Clive Allen, Paul Moran (David Howells)
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Sedgley, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Dave Phillips, Greg Downs, Micky Gynn, Lloyd McGrath, Cyrille Regis, Dave Bennett
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 25,650

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15.08.1987 Division 1     Away     Lost     1-2

Teams : –
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Greg Downs, Micky Gynn, Lloyd McGrath, Nick Pickering, Cyrille Regis, David Speedie (Keith Houchen), Dave Bennett
Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Fairclough, Richard Gough (c), Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Stevens, Paul Allen, Nico Claesen (Ossie Ardiles), Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen (Johnny Metgod)
Unused sub. : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 23,947

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16.05.1987 FA Cup Final  (Wembley)     Lost     2-3 (a.e.t.)  [2-2 at 90 minutes]

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton (Nico Claesen), Mitchell Thomas, Steve Hodge, Richard Gough, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Chris Waddle, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles (Gary Stevens)
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Dave Phillips, Greg Downs, Lloyd McGrath, Brian Kilcline (Graham Rodger), Trevor Peake, Dave Bennett, Micky Gynn, Cyrille Regis, Keith Houchen, Nick Pickering
Ref. : –  Neil Midgley
Attendance : – 98,000

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27.12.1986 Division 1     Away     Lost     3-4

Spurs somehow contrived to lose this match to Coventry City at Highfield Road in front of their biggest crowd for six years.  Perhaps it was because Spurs had to wear Coventry’s yellow away kit over a clash of colours with the Spurs all navy blue change strip and the referee’s outfit.

Clive Allen opened the scoring in the 38th minute, but Spurs were hauled back level by a 42nd minute Keith Houchen goal before Allen restored the lead right on half-time.  After the restart, two goals by Dave Bennett in four minutes swung the game in City’s favour, but a goal in the 84th minute by substitute Nico Claesen made it 3-3.  Tottenham looked to have grabbed a point, only to see it slip from their grasp when Cyrille Regis planted a header against the bar and reacted first to net the rebound at the death.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Micky Adams, Steve Sedgley, Trevor Peake, David Phillips, Greg Downs (Nick Pickering), Dean Emerson, Micky Gynn, Keith Houchen, Cyrille Regis, Dave Bennett

Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough, Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles (Nico Claesen), Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 21,175

Goalscorers : –
Coventry : –  Houchen 42, Bennett59, 62, Regis 89; Spurs : –  Clive Allen 38, 45, Claesen 84.

Match Sponsor : – Blundell.

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15.11.1986 Division 1     Home     Won     1-0

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Richard Gough (c), Chris Hughton (Ossie Ardiles), John Polston, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Nico Claesen, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Steve Sedgley, Trevor Peake, Dave Phillips, Greg Downs, Dean Emerson, Lloyd McGrath, Nick Pickering, Cyrille Regis, Dave Bennett
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 20,255
NOTE : –  John Polston’s debut for Spurs.

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08.02.1986 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-1

A Cyrille Regis goal won this First Division contest with Coventry City at the Lane.

Former Spurs Alan Brazil was out through in the box by Dave Bennett’s reverse pass, but he nudged the ball wide of the goal with only Ray Clemence to beat.  Regis squared a ball across the box from the right to give Brazil another opportunity, which he also put a few feet wide of the near post.

Clemence did well to beat a shot from just inside the area out for a corner and when Spurs did get to the other end of the pitch, Waddle set up Hoddle, but his shot flew over the bar from 12 yards out.  As it was, a long straight ball out of defence sent Cyrille Regis away and he outstripped the Spurs defenders and put the ball low past Clemence from the right to hand the Sky Blues the points with his 80th minute strike.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Gary Stevens, Graham Roberts (Richard Cooke), Gary Mabbutt, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c), John Chiedozie, Paul Allen, Ally Dick, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle.
Manager : –  David Pleat
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Greg Downs, David Bowman, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Dave Bennett, Lloyd McGrath, Cyrille Regis, Alan Brazil, Nick Pickering
Unused sub. :   John Hendrie
Manager : – Don Mackay
Ref. : –  I. Borrett (-)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   13,135.

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20.10.1985 Division 1     Away     Won     3-2

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Steve Ogrizovic, Brian Borrows, Micky Adams, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Greg Downs, David Bowman (Micky Gynn), Lloyd McGrath, Terry Gibson, Cyrille Regis, David Bennett

Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts. Paul Miller, Gary Stevens, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles (John Chiedozie), Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Mark Falco.
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 13,545

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04.05.1985 Division 1     Home     Won     4-2

Mark Falco’s two goals helped lift Spurs to third place in the First Division, with Glenn Hoddle and Chris Hughton adding two more to ease Tottenham past Coventry City, who replied through strikes from Stuart Pearce and ex-Spurs striker Terry Gibson.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts. Paul Miller, Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Falco, David Leworthy.
Coventry City – Steve Ogrizovic, Kirk Stephens, Micky Adams, Stuart Pearce, Ian Butterworth, Trevor Peake, Peter Barnes (Micky Gynn), Kenny Hibbitt, Lloyd McGrath, Terry Gibson, Cyrille Regis
Ref. : –  (-)
Linesmen : – (-)
Attendance : –  16,711.

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01.12.1984 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

Mark Falco was on the mark for the second game running, but it was not enough to guarantee Spurs the points, as Coventry came back to equalise through Cyrille Regis.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Steve Ogrizovic, Kirk Stephens, Micky Adams, Brian Kilcline, Trevor Peake, Peter Barnes, Micky Gynn, Kenny Hibbitt (Ian Butterworth), Terry Gibson, Cyrille Regis, Dave Bennett
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin (Gary Mabbutt), Glenn Hoddle, Clive Allen, Mark Falco, John Chiedozie.
Ref. : –  (-)
Linesmen : – (-)
Attendance : –  14,518.

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24.03.1984 Division 1     Away     Won     4-2

Spurs won out 4-2 in an action-packed game at Highfield Road against Coventry City.

A penalty scored by Alan Brazil put Tottenham ahead when Steve Perryman was felled in the box looking to get onto Graham Roberts’ perceptive through pass.  Brazil scored his second goal a minute before the half-time whistle to give Tottenham a two goal advantage, but it lasted for only a minute into the second half, when Coventry pulled a goal back when Graham Withey headed in a corner from the right.

In the 52nd minute, Perryman placed a free-kick on the head of Graham Roberts and he made no mistake with his header to put Tottenham 3-1 up, but another penalty, this time for Coventry gave the home side some hope.  Dave Bennett was fouled and Gerry Daly put the spot-kick past Ray Clemence with 20 minutes left.  The next goal in the game was going to be important and it was Spurs who got it.  Steve Archibald’s shot was well saved by Perry Suckling, but from the resulting corner, it came out to Micky Hazard on the edge of the box and he fired a first time shot that flew in to make it 4-2.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Perry Suckling, Steve Jacobs, Stuart Pearce, Ian Butterworth, Trevor Peake, Sam Allardyce, Gerry Daly, Ashley Grimes (Micky Adams), Tommy Langley, Graham Withey, Dave Bennett

Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin, Micky Hazard, Steve Archibald, Alan Brazil
Unused sub. : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 12,847

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29.08.1983 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Glenn Hoddle’s 28th minute penalty looked enough to give Spurs a win in this First Division meeting, but with only three minutes left, Spurs let in Graham Withey to equalise.

Ashley Grimes’ handball had given Hoddle the chance to give Tottenham the lead, which he took confidently, However, Spurs did pose some problems for the Coventry defence, with Perry Suckling making a double point-blank save from Archibald and Falco, but when they lost Brazil and Archibald to injury it caused the side’s play to become disjointed.   Thus, it was Withey, who had been a 19th minute substitute, who grabbed the equaliser a couple of minutes from time.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Mark Bowen, Graham Roberts. Danny Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Alan Brazil (Mark Falco)
Coventry City – Perry Suckling, Micky Adams, Steve Jacobs, Brian Roberts (c), Trevor Peake, Nicky Platnauer, Peter Hormantshuck, Ashley Grimes, Martin Singleton (Graham Withey 19), Dave Bamber, Terry Gibson.
Ref. : –  M. Taylor (-)
Linesmen : –  Mr. R. J. Clements (Kent) – Red flag; Mr. J. W. Storrie (Sussex) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –  35,454

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12.03.1983 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

When Spurs travelled to Highfield Road for a Division 1 match, they returned south with a point from a 1-1 draw with Coventry City.

According to Coventry reports, Spurs were in an aggressive mood and had four players booked, with it being claimed that Graham Roberts’ challenge on Jim Melrose worthy of a second yellow card.  As it was, Ray Clemence brought down Melrose in the area to concede a 24th minute penalty, which Steve Hunt slotted past the Spurs keeper.

Spurs battled their way back into the match and secured an equaliser in the 80th minute, when Paul Miller’s effort was deflected past Les Sealey in the Sky Blues goal.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Les Sealey, Danny Thomas, Brian Roberts, Ian Butterworth, Paul Dyson, Gary Gillespie, Keith Thompson, Gerry Francis, Mark Hateley, Jim Melrose, Steve Hunt
Colours : – Sky blue shirts with the “Talbot T” advertising on front, sky blue shorts and socks
Manager : –  Dave Sexton
Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Gary O’Reilly, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c), Tony Galvin, Gary Mabbutt, Terry Gibson, Mark Falco, Ian Crook (Simon Webster)
Colours : –  White shirts, Navy shorts, white socks
Manager : –  Keith Burkinshaw
Ref. : –  Kelvin Cooper
Attendance : – 11,027

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09.10.1982 Division 1     Home     Won     4-0.

Teams : –
Spurs –   Tony Parks, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, John Lacy, Gary O’Reilly, Gary Mabbutt, Garry Brooke, Micky Hazard, Ricky Villa, Steve Archibald (Mark Falco), Garth Crooks.
Coventry City –   Les Sealey, Danny Thomas, Brian Roberts, Ian Butterworth, Keith Dyson , Gary Gillespie, Steve Whitton, Steve Jacobs, Jim Melrose, Garry Thompson, Steve Hunt
Unused sub. :   John Hendrie
Attendance : –  25,188.

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01.05.1982 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Les Sealey, Danny Thomas, Steve Jacobs, Ian Butterworth, Paul Dyson, Gary Gillespie, Gerry Francis, Steve Whitton, Garry Thompson, Mark Hateley, Steve Hunt (Brian Roberts)

Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, John Lacy, Graham Roberts, Gary O’Reilly, Steve Perryman (c), Garry Brooke, Ricky Villa, Steve Archibald, Mark Falco, Tony Galvin (Ian Crook)
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 15,408

NOTE : – Ian Crook makes his Spurs debut.

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05.12.1981 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-2

A 21st minute Micky Hazard goal gave Spurs the lead over Coventry City at White Hart Lane, but the Sky Blues came back to win in this First Division encounter.

The visitors had gone close with debutant John Hendrie firing just wide after a lung-bursting 40 yard run, but Steve Hunt pulled Coventry level in the 41st minute, with a header past Clemence.  As City took the aerial route to goal, Gary Gillespie headed home in the 69th minute and was later denied a second goal by an offside flag.

Spurs –   Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton (Ricky Villa), Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Micky Hazard, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Steve Archibald, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Coventry City –  Jim Blyth, Danny Thomas, Brian Roberts, Steve Jacobs, Paul Dyson, Gary Gillespie, John Hendrie, Gerry Daly (Rudi Kaiser), Garry Thompson, Mark Hateley, Steve Hunt
Manager : – Dave Sexton
Ref. : –  Michael Taylor (Kent)
Linesmen : – Mr. J. A. Masters (Cambs) – Red flag; Mr. D. J. Simmons (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  27,972

Match Sponsor : – M&M Spanish Homes.

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28.03.1981 Division 1     Away     Won     1-0

Spurs won 1-0 away at Coventry City thanks to a deflected Garth Crooks shot that went in off Brian Roberts.

Taking Glenn Hoddle’s pass with a deft touch to kill the ball, Crooks then shot the ball at goal with a lot of power, with the Coventry defender getting a touch to take it beyond Les Sealey in the 27th minute. 

It was disappointing that Spurs failed to finish off several of the openings they created, but the defence was rock solid and Graham Roberts and Paul Miller repelled the Sky Blues attacks in a game that failed to ignite.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Les Sealey, Mick Coop, Gary Gillespie, Brian Roberts, Danny Thomas, Paul Dyson, Andy Blair (Steve Whitton), Gerry Daly, Tommy English, Gary Thompson, Steve Hunt

Spurs : –  Milija Aleksic, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Garry Brooke (Gordon Smith), Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 18,654

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14.02.1981 FA Cup Fifth Round     Home     Won     3-1

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles (Garry Brooke), Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Coventry City : –  Les Sealey, Steve Jacobs, Gary Gillespie, Brian Roberts, Danny Thomas, Paul Dyson (Mark Hateley), Andy Blair, Gerry Daly, Tommy English, Gary Thompson, Steve Hunt
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 36,688

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25.10.1980 Division 1     Home     Won     4-1

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Gordon Smith, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles), Ricky Villa, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Unused sub, : –
Coventry City : –  Les Sealey, Mick Coop, Gary Gillespie, Brian Roberts, Paul Dyson, Andy Blair, Peter Bodak, Ray Gooding, Gary Bannister (Tommy English), Gary Thompson, Steve Hunt
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 25,484

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27.02.1980 Division 1     Home     Won     4-3

Glenn Hoddle’s hat-trick included two penalties as Tottenham edged out Coventry City 4-3 at the Lane.

Mark Falco notched the other Spurs goal, while two goals from Tommy English and one from central defender Paul Dyson produced a game that was nip and tuck throughout.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Mark Kendall, Chris Hughton, Don McAllister, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Gerry Armstrong, Mark Falco, Terry Yorath
Coventry City : –  Jim Blyth, Mick Coop, Gary Gillespie, Paul Dyson, Bobby McDonald, Andy Blair, Ray Gooding (Brian Roberts), Tommy Hutchison, Tommy English, Garry Thompson, Steve Hunt
Ref. : –  Clive Thomas (Porthcawl)
Linesmen : – M. L. James (Sussex) – Red flag; D. J. Simmons (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : – 22,536

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16.02.1980 Division 1     Home     Postponed

Tottenham’s Division 1 home match against Coventry City had to be postponed because of Spurs being involved in the FA Cup Fifth round.

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29.09.1979 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

Spurs and Coventry City played out a 1-1 First Division draw at Highfield Road.

Ian Wallace was the Coventry goal-scorer in the first half with Chris Jones netting for Tottenham after the break to level the score.

Teams : –
Coventry City : – Les Sealey, Gareth Roberts, Bobby MacDonald, Steve Whitton (Danny Thomas), Jim Holton, Gary Gillespie, Tommy Hutchison, Ian Wallace, Tom English, Steve Powell, Steve Hunt
Manager : Gordon Milne
Spurs : – 
Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Don McAllister, Paul Miller, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa, Gerry Armstrong, Chris Jones, Terry Yorath

Attendance : –  20,085

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10.02.1979 Division 1     Away     Won     3-1

This convincing win for Tottenham stopped a run of seven games without a victory.

Two goals from Peter Taylor and another added by striker Colin Lee were enough to overcome the Sky Blues, who scored through Bobby McDonald to make it 1-1, but could not penetrate the Spurs defence further.

Taylor’s first goal came from his left foot as he broke into the penalty area and his second with the same boot was fired past Jim Blyth with a rising shot from the left corner of the penalty area.  Colin Lee finished the Sky Blues off with a right foot effort past Blyth’s left hand from the centre of the penalty box.

Coventry City –  Jim Blyth, Mick Coop, Jim Holton (Steve Hunt), Jim Hagan, Bobby McDonald, Andy Blair, Tommy Hutchison, Barry Powell, Mick Ferguson, Ian Wallace, Terry Yorath
Spurs –  Mark Kendall, Jimmy Holmes, Terry Naylor, John Lacy, Colin Lee, Steve Perryman (c), John Gorman, Ossie Ardiles (Gerry Armstrong), Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Peter Taylor
Ref. : – Terry Morris (Leeds)
Linesmen : – Mr. G. W. Preece – Orange flag; Mr. A. Rhodes – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  25,071

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30.09.1978 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Wearing the infamous brown Admiral away kit, Coventry City arrived at White Hart Lane with only one defeat to face Spurs in the First Division.

The sides cancelled out each other in a goal-less first half, but into the second, Spurs brought on Glenn Hoddle and with ten minutes left, he went on a run, dribbling past brown shirts to score the opening goal of the match.  However, it only lasted four minutes, as centre-forward Mick Ferguson crashed home a header from a Mick Coop cross to level the score.

Spurs –   Barry Daines, Don McAllister, John Gorman, Jimmy Holmes, John Lacy, Steve Perryman (c), Gerry Armstrong (Glenn Hoddle), John Pratt, Ossie Ardiles, Colin Lee, Peter Taylor
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Coventry City –   Les Sealey, Mick Coop, Bobby McDonald, Terry Yorath, Jim Holton, Gary Gillespie, Steve Hunt, Ian Wallace, Mick Ferguson, Barry Powell (John Beck), Tommy Hutchison
Manager : – Gordon Milne
Ref. : –  H. Robinson (Woodbridge, Suffolk)
Linesmen : Mr. M. E. Jeremy (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. G. J. Prevett (Surrey) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –   35,806

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26.10.1977 League Cup Third Round     Home     Lost     2-3

35,099 saw Coventry City win 3-2 with goals from Tommy Hutchison, Barry Powell and Ray Graydon over Second Division Spurs in the Third Round of the League Cup.

Tottenham’s goals came from Gerry Armstrong and John Pratt.

Spurs –   Barry Daines, Jimmy Homes, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, Steve Perryman, Glenn Hoddle, Neil McNab, John Pratt, Peter Taylor, Gerry Armstrong, Ian Moores
Unused sub. : –
Coventry City –   Jim Blyth, Mick Coop, Graham Oakey, Jim Holton (Ray Graydon), Bobby McDonald, John Beck, Tommy Hutchison, Barry Powell, Mick Ferguson, Ian Wallace, Donato Nardiello
Ref. : –  – (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   35,099

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02.04.1977 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

A share of the points in a 1-1 draw was the result of this First Division encounter at Highfield Road, the first game at the ground since early January because of bad weather.

Good work by Ralph Coates and John Pratt on the left wing provided Peter Taylor with the opportunity to put Spurs ahead against Coventry City.  Putting Taylor through, he ran in on goal and finished clinically to give Spurs the lead in the 18th minute, but three minutes later, the Sky Blues made it 1-1 when Ian Wallace’s shot from 20 yards arrowed into the net.

Both sides created scoring chances, but neither could finish them off to find a winning goal as the game disintegrated into an error-ridden affair, although Bobby McDonald struck the post late in the game.

Coventry City –   Jim Blyth, Brian Roberts, Bobby McDonald, Terry Yorath, Ray Gooding, Mick Coop, John beck, Ian Wallace, Mick Ferguson, Barry Powell, Tommy Hutchison
Unused sub. : –  Graham Oakley
Manager : – Gordon Milne
Spurs –   Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, Jimmy Holmes (c), John Pratt, Keith Osgood, Steve Perryman, Chris Jones, Glenn Hoddle, Gerry Armstrong, Ralph Coates, Peter Taylor
Unused sub. : – Micky Stead
Manager : –  Keith Burkinshaw
Ref. : –  K. Walmsley (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –   16,120

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23.10.1976 Division 1     Home     Lost     0-1

The Sky Blues recorded a 1-0 win at the Lane, as the two sides met in a First Division clash.

Donal Murphy scored the only goal of the game after 19 minutes, firing a 30 yard shot past Pat Jennings to give Coventry City both points.  Spurs thought that they had equalised, but Ian Moores’ “goal” was chalked off by the referee.

Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Andy Keeley, Willie Young, Keith Osgood, Don McAllister, Glenn Hoddle, Ralph Coates, Steve Perryman (c), Peter Taylor, Chris Jones, Ian Moores (Neil McNab)
Manager : –   
Coventry City –   Jim Blyth, Mick Coop, Alan Dugdale, Jim Holmes, Bob McDonald, John Beck, Les Cartwright, Barry Powell, Terry Yorath, Donal Murphy, Mick Ferguson.
Ref. : –  Tony Glasson (Wiltshire)
Linesmen : Mr. D. S. Bone (Bedfordshire) – Red flag; Mr. Danny Vickers (Essex) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –   21,877

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19.04.1976 Division 1     Home     Won     4-1

Martin Chivers set up John Pratt to head Tottenham into the lead in this First Division match at White Hart Lane, before Jimmy Neighbour doubled the lead.

Keith Osgood scored a 30-yarder with winger Jimmy Neighbour driving a volley home to make it 2-0 by half-time, before Donal Murphy volleyed Tommy Hutchinson’s cross home to pull one back with 65 minutes gone.  Martin Chivers set up John Pratt to head Tottenham into a 3-1 lead and when Jim Blyth parried Pratt’s 35 yard effort, John Duncan was on hand to finish off the scoring at 4-1.

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Pat Jennings, Terry Naylor, Don McAllister, John Pratt, Willie Young, Keith Osgood, Steve Perryman (c), Ralph Coates, Martin Chivers (Chris Jones), John Duncan, Jimmy Neighbour
Unused sub. : – Micky Stead
Coventry City : – Jim Blyth, Graham Oakey, Chris Cattlin (Donal Murphy), Jimmy Holmes, Alan Dugdale, Mick Coop, Brian Roberts, Alan Green, Mick Ferguson, David Cross, Tommy Hutchison
Ref. : – Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Linesmen : – Mr. D. G. King (Sussex) – Red flag; Mr. D. I. Thomas (Glamorgan) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –   21,107

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27.12.1975 Division 1     Away     Drew     2-2

Spurs came from behind to lead at Highfield Road, but had to settle for a point after Coventry City equalised soon after to make it 2-2.

It was David Cross who gave the Sky Blues the lead with a 26th minute header, but John Duncan equalised with a goal before the half-time interval.  It was the Scot who put Tottenham ahead in the 70th minute, when he hooked a left-footed shot home as he fell on the edge of the six-yard box.  The Spurs players showed a determination missing in their previous game a day earlier when beaten at home by Birmingham City.

However, Tommy Hutchison’s 75th minute leveller meant that Spurs had to settle for a point, although we kept pushing for a winner until the end.

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Bryan King, Mick Coop, Jim Brogan, Jimmy Holmes, Alan Dugdale, Les Cartwright, John Craven, Tommy Hutchison, Barry Powell, David Cross, Alan Green

Spurs : –  Pat Jennings, Don McAllister, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Willie Young, Steve Perryman, Chris McGrath (Chris Jones), Jimmy Neighbour, John Pratt, Martin Chivers, John Duncan
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 21,125

NOTE : – Chris McGrath’s last appearance for Tottenham.

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15.02.1975 Division 1     Away     Drew     1-1

Spurs earned a 1-1 away draw at Highfield Road thanks to John Duncan’s goal.

With the goalkeeper sprawling in front of him and with two defenders also on the floor, Duncan kept his cool to slot the ball home in the 11th minute after Alfie Conn and Martin Chivers had fashioned the chance. It could have been two when Chivers was through on Neil Ramsbottom, but the keeper kept his shot out.

Just two minutes before the interval, a shot drilled in from the edge of the area by Brian Alderson levelled the score.

The second half was a more sedate affair, with both teams having chances as Coventry defended in numbers and Spurs kept out a late charge by the Sky Blues.

Coventry : –  Neil Ramsbotham, Graham Oakey, Jimmy Holmes, John Craven, Peter Hindley, Alan Dugdale, Willie Carr, Brian Alderson, Mick Ferguson, Alan Green (Les Cartwright), Tommy Hutchison
Manager :  Gordon Milne
Spurs : –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Don McAllister, Mike England, Terry Naylor, Alfie Conn, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), John Duncan
Unused sub. : –  Ralph Coates
Colours : – White shorts, white shorts, yellow socks
Manager : –  Terry Neill
Ref. : –  W. Johnson
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 15,227.

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28.12.1974 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Coventry City nicked a point at White Hart Lane with Colin Stein’s early goal being defended until Tottenham managed an equaliser.

The Sky Blues almost took both points when a first half header from David Cross hit the bar, but Spurs got a share of the points when Martin Peters hit a shot that bounced back off the post and into the net off the unfortunate Wilf Smith, who was making his last appearance for the Midlands club.

Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, John Pratt, Mike England, Terry Naylor, Ralph Coates, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers (Jimmy Neighbour), Martin Peters (c), John Duncan
Coventry City –   Neil Ramsbottom, Wilf Smith, Chris Cattlin, Larry Lloyd, Alan Dugdale, John Craven (Jimmy Holmes), Willie Carr, Brian Alderson, Colin Stein, David Cross, Tommy Hutchinson
Ref. : –  Mr. Alex R. Lees (Street, Somerset)
Linesmen : Mr. R. S. Lewis (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. R. Dix (Hants) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –   20,301

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19.01.1974 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1

Two first half Martin Peters goals gave Tottenham a winning advantage in their First Division game with Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

The first goal came from Peters’ finish after he got on the end of Ray Evans’ lob and then he headed home to make it 2-0, meeting Steve Perryman’s free-kick.

While it seemed comfortable for Spurs, a goal by Brian Alderson with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net gave Tottenham a nervous ending and made them work for the victory.

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Terry Naylor, John Pratt (Jimmy Neighbour), Mike England, Phil Beal, Chris McGrath, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), Ralph Coates
Coventry : – Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Jimmy Holmes (Chris Cattlin), Willie Carr, John Craven, Alan Dugdale, Dennis Mortimer, Brian Alderson, Colin Stein, David Cross. Tommy Hutchinson
Manager : Gordon Milne
Kit : – Sky Blue shirts, Black shorts
Ref. : –  – (-)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   20,985.

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25.08.1973 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1

Spurs slipped to a 0-1 defeat at Highfield Road, with Mick Coop scoring the only goal of the game in the 25th minute, with a far post header that bobbled over the line out of Pat Jennings’ reach.  Only a good performance by Jennings kept out Colin Stein, Tommy Hutchinson and Brian Alderson to keep the score down to the single goal margin.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Jimmy Holmes, Dennis Mortimer, John Craven, Alan Dugdale, Wilf Smith, Alan Green, Colin Stein, Tommy Hutchinson, Brian Alderson
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Mike Dillon, Phil Beal, Cyril Knowles, Ralph Coates, Steve Perryman, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Neighbour (Phil Holder), Martin Peters, Martin Chivers
Referee : –  Pat Partridge (-)
Attendance : –   24,712

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17.02.1973 Division 1     Away     Won     1-0

Spurs won 1-0 at Coventry City, but the game lacked the quality that might have been expected from a First Division match.

John Pratt scored the only goal of the match with a 76th minute dipping shot over Bill Glazier.

Coventry had a good share of possession in the match but were unable to get past the Spurs defence. Chris Cattlin had the best opportunity for the Sky Blues, but put his shot over the bar with Pat Jennings on the floor and only Mike England on the line.

Teams : –
Coventry City : – Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Bobby Parker, Alan Dugdale, Chris Cattlin, Roy Barry, Tommy Hutchison, Mick Maguire, Dennis Mortimer, Colin Stein, Brian Alderson
Spurs : –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, John Pratt, Mike England, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), Jimmy Pearce
Unused sub. : –  Ralph Coates.
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : – 26,854.

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12.08.1972 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1

Martin Peters grabbed a brace of goals on the opening day to give Spurs a fine start to the First Division season.

The England international hit an early goal in the first half and could have added a second early in the second, when he was given the chance to convert a penalty, but it was saved by Bill Glazier.  Ernie Hunt got the Sky Blues level, but a Steve Perryman cross from a free-kick gave Peters the opportunity to head home the winner at the Park Lane end.

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, John Pratt, Mike England, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), Ralph Coates
Unused sub. : –  Terry Naylor
Unused sub. : –  Bill Nicholson
Coventry City : –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Machin, Jeff Blockley (c), Roy Barry, Dennis Mortimer, Ernie Hunt, Bobby Graham, Willie Carr, Alan Green
Unused sub. : – Wilf Smith
Manager – Gordon Milne
Ref. : – Arthur Jones (Aughton, near Ormskirk, Lancashire)
Attendance : –   33,884.

Goal times
First goal : – 5 mins 45 secs
Second goal : – 61 mins 3 secs
Third goal : – 70 mins 5 secs

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31.03.1972 Division 1     Home     Won     1-0

Martin Chivers scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs both points.  The match looked like it was drifting towards a goal-less draw until John Pratt’s free kick lead to Chivers cracking home a fierce shot.

Spurs had come close to scoring earlier with Chivers firing a free-kick against the crossbar, while Martin Peters hit the post.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Ralph Coates, Mike England, Phil Beal (Jimmy Pearce), Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), Roger Morgan
Unused sub. : – Pearce
Coventry (programme line-up) : – Bill Glazier, Wilf Smith, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Machin, Jeff Blockley (c), Roy Barry, Mick McGuire, Willie Carr, Chris Chilton, Bobby Graham, Ernie Hunt
Ref. Mr. Mike Kerkhof (Bicester)
Linesmen : Mr. Tom Bune (Sussex) – Red flag; Mr. P. Holness (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   32,542.

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25.09.1971 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1

Spurs put in a poor performance at Highfield Road and lost out to a late goal as Coventry City scored the only goal of the game.

Veteran Ian St. John shot wide when well placed in the first half and Alan Gilzean’s header was saved by Bill Glazier.

The second half was more lively with Ralph Coates setting up Martin Peters to shoot just too high before the play moved to the other end, with Willie Carr putting a shot wide, Chris Chilton went within inches of hitting the target and Quinton Young was too high with a left foot shot.

Alan Mullery put in a dangerous cross, but there was nobody on the end of it, allowing Coventry to capitalise ten minutes from time. Mick Coop’s throw-in to Young, who ran upfield with the ball before crossing from the right to Willie Carr at the far post, who headed past Jennings.

Teams : –
Coventry : – Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Wilf Smith, Jeff Blockley, Bobby Parker, Quintin Young, Willie Carr, Chris Chilton, Ernie Hunt, Ian St. John.
Manager : –  Noel Cantwell
Colours : – Sky Blue shirts with dark blue bands around neck and cuffs, Sky Blue shorts, Dark blue socks.

Spurs :-  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles (Jimmy Pearce), Alan Mullery (c), Mike England, Phil Beal, Ralph Coates, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Alan Gilzean
Manager : – Bill Nicholson.
Colours : -White shirts, Navy blue shorts, White socks

Referee : –  Mr. J. Thacker
Attendance : –   26,517.

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03.04.1971 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0

Spurs were shot shy in their 0-0 draw at Highfield Road with Coventry City.

Tony Want was in for the injured Cyril Knowles, replacing the defender in attacking moves during the first half.  In the 37th minute, good work from Joe Kinnear and Alan Mullery set up Martin Chivers for a shooting opportunity, but goalkeeper Bill Glazier was quick off his line to block the effort.  Spurs were thankful for the crossbar’s intervention when Willie Carr’s ‘donkey kick’ free-kick was volleyed against the woodwork by Ernie Hunt.

Pat Jennings had to receive treatment for a cut left eye during the first period, but had an easy time, although a late effort from Northern Ireland full-back Dave Clements flew over the top.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Geoff Strong, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Machin, Jeff Blockley, Bobby Parker (Brian Alderson), Dennis Mortimer, Willie Carr, Billy Rafferty, Ernie Hunt, Dave Clements
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Tony Want, Peter Collins, Phil Beal, Alan Mullery (c), Steve Perryman, Martin Peters, Alan Gilzean, Martin Chivers
Unused sub. : – John Pratt
Ref. :  –  C. Nicholls
Attendance : –   22,947.

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18.11.1970 League Cup Fourth Round     Home     Won     4-1

A League Cup Fourth Round tie at White Hart Lane saw Spurs progress with a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Alan Gilzean and a hat-trick from Martin Chivers, while Coventry scored through John O’Rourke.

Teams : –
Spurs : –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), Mike England, Phil Beal (Jimmy Neighbour 46), Alan Gilzean, John Pratt, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Jimmy Pearce
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Wilf Smith, Dennis Mortimer, Jeff Blockley, Geoff Strong, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr, Neil Martin (c), John O’Rourke, Dave Clements
Ref.  Mr. Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Linesmen :  Mr. R. W. Toseland (Northants) – Red flag;  Mr. P. K. Byford (Essex) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   31,864.

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29.08.1970 Division 1     Home     Won     1-0

Martin Chivers scored the goal that defeated Coventry City at White Hart Lane, the result of a fine run and pass from Steve Perryman.  It was a tough win for Spurs to gain and although they pressed forward in the second half, they were unable to break through a determined Coventry defence.  At the end, they were grateful that John O’Rourke put his shot wide when well placed to avoid dropping points in this First Division match.

Teams : –
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Mike England, Peter Collins, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), Steve Perryman, Martin Peters, Roger Morgan (Jimmy Pearce), Martin Chivers, Alan Gilzean
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Ian Goodwin, Jeff Blockley, Geoff Strong, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr, Neil Martin (c), John O’Rourke (Bobby Parker), Dave Clements
Manager : – Noel Cantwell
Ref. : – Dennis Pugh (Chester)
Linesmen : Mr. A. H. Munday (Gloucs) – Red flag; Mr. B. R. Stockley (Dorset) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   27,103
Saturday
Kick off : –  15.00.

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21.03.1970 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-2

Martin Peters’ debut goal was not enough to stop Coventry leaving White Hart Lane with both points.

His headed goal early on in this match, his debut, put Tottenham ahead with just 13 minutes on the clock.  Peters swept the ball wide to Alan Mullery, who slipped the ball outside to Ray Evans, who went on an over-lapping run before crossing for Peters to head past Bill Glazier in the Coventry goal.

But it was the Sky Blues with two second half goals that earned the Midlanders the points.  In the 58th minute, Neil Martin was unmarked at the far post to head in a corner from Willie Carr and nine minutes from the end, John O’Rourke ran clear onto substitute Brian Joicey’s pass and slipped the ball past Pat Jennings to make the final score 2-1 to the Coventry for their first win at White Hart Lane.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Mike England, Phil Beal, Tony Want, Alan Mullery, Martin Peters, Dennis Bond, Roger Morgan, Alan Gilzean, David Jenkins (Martin Chivers)
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Dietmar Bruck, Jeff Blockley, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Brian Gibson (Brian Joicey), Willie Carr, John O’Rourke, Denis Mortimer, Bobby Gould, Neil Martin
Ref. : –  E. Wallace (-)
Attendance : –   34,942.

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06.12.1969 Division 1     Away     Lost     2-3

Spurs slipped to a 2-3 defeat at Highfield Road as Coventry City took both points on home turf.

Ernie Machin was on the spot to put City ahead in the 12th minute sticking the ball past Pat Jennings, after the keeper had saved a Neil Martin effort after he had seized on a short Steve Perryman back-pass and a minute later, Alan Gilzean was just unable to reach a poor back-pass from Blockley that would have left him in the clear.  There was a second Coventry goal in the 22nd minute as Martin’s header from Dave Clement’s free-kick came off Alan Gilzean’s head to John O’Rourke, who nodded in from close range, but Mike England’s near post header from a Jimmy Greaves right-wing corner looped over Bill Glazier into the net at the far post getting Spurs back in the game ten minutes before the break.

Ian Gibson restored the two goal lead, sweeping the ball in from the middle of the goalmouth from a Mick Coop cross that Martin stepped over shortly after half-time and although Alan Gilzean threw himself at Perryman’s hooked cross to get one back before the end with a headed effort, Tottenham could not find the equaliser.  Spurs had Neil Johnson injured in the first minute and he struggled on to half-time, when he was replaced by Peter Collins.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Dave Clements, Roy Barry, Jeff Blockley, Ernie Hunt, Ian Gibson, Ernie Machin, John O’Rourke, Neil Martin, Willie Carr (Maurice Setters)
Colours : –  Sky blue shirts with one white and one dark blue band around neck and cuffs, Sky blue shorts, Dark blue socks
Manager : – Noel Cantwell
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Tony Want, Mike England, Phil Beal, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), John Pratt, Steve Perryman, Neil Johnson (Peter Collins 46), Jimmy Greaves, Alan Gilzean
Colours : –  White shirts, Navy blue shorts, white socks
Manager : –  Bill Nicholson
Ref. : –  H. Williams
Attendance : –   28,443

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04.04.1969 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0

Two goals within 35 minutes settled this First Division match in Spurs’ favour.

Neil Johnson hit the opening goal after two minutes and then Jimmy Pearce fired Roger Morgan’s header into the net with a powerful volley past Bill Glazier.  The Sky Blues almost got back into the game with Trevor Shepherd shooting too high when in front of goal and then Ray Evans diverted a shot from Willie Carr onto the post.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Phil Beal, Jimmy Pearce, John Pratt, Jimmy Greaves, Neil Johnson, Roger Morgan
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Brian Hill, George Curtis, Chris Cattlin, Willie Carr, Dave Clements (Jeff Blockley), Ernie Machin, Neil Martin, Ernie Hunt, Trevor Shepherd
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   35,034.

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17.09.1968 Division 1     Away     Won     2-1

John Tudor had given Coventry a well-deserved 1-0 lead as they dominated the first half, but a great second half comeback saw Tottenham claim both points.  Martin Chivers headed Spurs level and in the 78th minute, then Alan Gilzean headed a winner.

Teams : –
Coventry City – Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Brian Hill, Chris Cattlin, Dave Clements, Ian Gibson, Ernie Machin, Maurice Setters, Gerry Baker (Willie Carr), Ernie Hunt, John Tudor
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Phil Beal, Terry Venables, Cliff Jones, Martin Chivers, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves
Attendance : –   40,950.

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20.04.1968 Division 1     Home     Won     4-2

Three first half goals virtually sewed this game up for Spurs, but two Neil Martin strikes for the Sky Blues put them back in the game in the second period.

Cliff Jones, Dave Mackay and Jimmy Greaves had given Spurs the big lead before Martin headed a Coventry goal.  A fourth for Tottenham from Greaves again ended any resistance from the visitors in front of a crowd of 36,175 leaving them sixth in Division One, despite a late second header from Martin.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Dave Mackay, Phil Beal, Terry Venables, Cliff Jones, Martin Chivers (Alan Gilzean), Jimmy Greaves, Jimmy Robertson
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Brian Hill, Chris Cattlin, Willie Carr, Dave Clements, Ernie Machin, Maurice Setters, Gerry Baker (Brian Lewis), Neil Martin, John Tudor, Ernie Hannigan
Attendance : –   36,175.

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14.10.1967 Division 1     Away     Won     3-2

A Jimmy Greaves double and another goal from Cliff Jones helped Spurs to a 3-2 away win at Highfield Road against Coventry City.

Tottenham were 2-0 ahead early in the game with goals from Cliff Jones and Jimmy Greaves, but two Ronnie Rees goals pegged Spurs back at 2-.  It was Greaves’ second goal of the game that won it for Tottenham in the second half.

Teams : –
Coventry City –  Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Brian Hill, Tony Knapp, Dave Clements, Ian Gibson, Brian Lewis (Willie Carr), Ernie Machin, Ronnie Rees, Pat Morrisey, John Tudor
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Phil Beal, Jimmy Robertson, Jimmy Greaves, Alan Gilzean, Terry Venables, Cliff Jones
Unused sub. : –
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –   38,008.

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28.04.1964 Friendly     Away     Won     6-5

Spurs visited Highfield Road for a friendly to celebrate Coventry finishing top of Division Three.

The game ended in a 6-5 win for Tottenham, as John White scored in his last game, Les Allen got a hat trick and Frank Saul grabbed two goals.  Coventry scored through Hudson, Farmer, Kirby and Newton.

Teams : –
Coventry City –
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Alan Mullery, Laurie Brown, Tony Marchi, Cliff Jones, John White, Frank Saul, Les Allen, Terry Dyson
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance
: –   15,638.

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04.03.1950 Division 2     Away     Won     1-0

One goal won this match at Highfield Road for Spurs in their promotion season and it came from Les Medley.  The Spurs forward headed home in the closing minutes of the match after Alf Ramsey had gone on a long dribble up the wing.

Teams : –
Coventry City –   Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Dick Mason, Charlie Timmins, Martin McDonnell, Noel Simpson, Norman Lockhart, Dennis Simpson, Ted Roberts, Peter Murphy, Brynley Allen
Spurs –   Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Billy Rees, Eddie Baily
Attendance : –  36,320.

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15.10.1949 Division 2     Home     Won     3-1

This Division Two match drew the biggest crowd to watch a game between the two sides and Spurs ran out 3-1 winners, leaving City in bottom place in the league table.

Les Bennett opened the scoring for Tottenham, but Ted Roberts equalised for the Sky Blues, although a goal from Len Duquemin saw Spurs regain a lead before the interval.  It was another from Duquemin in the second half that saw Spurs through to a comfortable two points against a Coventry side disrupted by an injury to right back Harry Barratt.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, George Ludford, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Coventry City –  Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Dick Mason, George Mason, Jim Alderton, Les Cook, Ian Jamieson, Norman Lockhart, Les Warner, Ted Roberts, Peter Murphy
Attendance : –  54,375.

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30.08.1948 Division 2     Home     Won     4-0

Tottenham ran out 4-0 winners against Coventry City in this Second Division meeting at White Hart Lane.

Only a good performance by City keeper Alf Wood kept Spurs at bay on a pleasant Monday summer’s evening.  However, Freddie Cox gave Tottenham the lead and then Len Duquemin picked up a ball that bounced away off Coventry centre-half George Mason and scored the second for Spurs.  Duquemin then scored a brilliant third Tottenham goal before the fourth was hooked home by Ernie Jones.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Horace Woodward, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Len Duquemin, Freddie Cox, Ernie Jones, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Coventry City – Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Dick Mason, George Mason, Noel Simpson, Stan Smith, Les Shore, Les Warner, Ted Roberts, Peter Murphy, Alex McIntosh
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance
: –   31,786.

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23.08.1948 Division 2     Away     Lost     0-2

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Dick Mason, George Mason, Jim Alderton, Noel Simpson, Norman Lockhart, Les Warner, Ted Roberts, Peter Murphy, Alex McIntosh

Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Ron Burgess, George Ludford, Bill Nicholson, Les Stevens, Len Duquemin, Ernie Jones, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 21,110

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17.04.1948 Division 2     Away     Drew     1-1

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Dennis Tooze, George Mason, Jim Alderton, Stan Smith, Norman Lockhart, Ted Roberts, Trevor Lewis, Don Dearson, Alex McIntosh

Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Johnny Woodward, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Len Duquemin, Freddie Cox, Ernie Jones, Les Bennett, John Jordan
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  18,262

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29.11.1947 Division 2     Home     Won     2-1

Teams : –  
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Johnny Woodward, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Les Stevens, Len Duquemin, Freddie Cox, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily

Coventry City : – Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Charlie Elliott, Dick Mason, Jack Snape, Jim Alderton, Norman Lockhart, Dennis Simpson, Norman Smith, Peter Murphy, Don Dearson

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 41,843

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26.12.1946 Division 2     Home     Drew     0-0

Teams : –   
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Ron Burgess, George Ludford, Bill Nicholson, Les Stevens, Albert Hall, George Foreman, Ronnie Dix, Charlie Rundle

Coventry City : –  Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Charlie Elliott, Lol Coen, Jack Snape, George Mason, George Ashall, George Lowrie, Norman Smith, Peter Murphy, Bob Davidson

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 44,311

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25.12.1946 Division 2     Away     Lost     1-3

Teams : –  
Coventry City : –  Alf Wood, Harry Barratt, Charlie Elliott, Dick Mason, Lol Coen, Jack Snape, George Mason, George Ashall, George Lowrie, Norman Smith, Peter Murphy

Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Arthur Willis, Vic Buckingham, Ron Burgess, George Ludford, Bill Nicholson, Les Stevens, George Foreman, Freddie Cox, Les Bennett, Ronnie Dix
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 23,307

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04.05.1946 Football League South     Away     Won     1-0

Teams : –  
Coventry City : – 

Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Arthur Willis, Vic Buckingham, Len Garwood, Bill Nicholson, George Ludford, Freddie Cox, Les Bennett, George Foreman, Rundle, Medley
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 11,446

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26.01.1946 Football League South      Home     Won     2-0

Teams : –  
Spurs : – Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Harry Ferrier, George Ludford, Fred Hall, Tom Howshall, Albert Hall, George Skinner, Ron Burgess, Ronnie Dix, Charlie Whitchurch

Coventry City : – 

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 17,632

NOTE : – War-time guest players Harry Ferrier and Tom Howshall make their Spurs debut appearances.

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31.12.1938 Division 2     Away     Lost     0-4

A 4-0 defeat earned Coventry City their biggest home win over Spurs.

The match kicked off at 14.15 and it was Coventry who made the quick start with centre forward Tommy Crawley scoring the opening goal in the ninth minute, which became 2-0 four minutes later with left winger George Taylor finishing off a good move.  Coventry extended their lead further in the 42nd minute, as prolific striker Ted Roberts netted to add to his total for the season.

The second half performance was played out with little enthusiasm by either side until Bill MacDonald scored two minutes before the final whistle to seal a big home win that took the Sky Blues into fourth position in the Second Division table.

Teams : –
Coventry City – Bill Morgan, Jack Astley, Walter Metcalf, Billy Frith, George Mason (c), Harry Boileau, George Ashall, Ted Roberts, Tommy Crawley, Bill McDonald, George Taylor
Manager : –  Harry Storer
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Isaac Spelman, Arthur Hitchins, Vic Buckingham, Fred Sargent, Willie Hall (c), Albert Hall, Andy Duncan, Les Miller
Manager : –  Peter McWilliam
Referee:-  F. J. Lowe (Bristol)
Attendance : –  19,499.

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03.09.1938 Division 2     Home     Won     2-1

The last time Coventry played at White Hart Lane before World War II saw Tottenham take the points with a 2-1 win with all the goals coming in the first period.  Johnny Morrison and Colin Lyman gave Spurs a 2-0 lead before Ellis Lager knocked a goal in three minutes before the teams turned around for a goal-less second half in this Second Division match.

Teams : –
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Bert Sproston, Bill Whatley, Vic Buckingham, Les Howe, Albert Page, Colin Lyman, Fred Sargent, Willie Hall (c), Albert Hall, Johnny Morrison.
Coventry City – William Morgan, Jack Astley, Walter Metcalf, George Mason, John Archer, Billy Frith, George Ashall, George Taylor, Ellis Lager, Ted Roberts, William McDonald
Attendance : –  39,982.

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01.01.1938 Division 2     Away     Lost     1-3

Teams : –  
Coventry City : – William Morgan, Jack Astley, Walter Metcalf, Jack Snape, George Mason, John Archer, Jackie Brown, George Taylor, Magnus McPhee, William MacDonald, Laurence Conwell

Spurs : –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Arthur Hitchins, Joe Meek, Frank Grice, Colin Lyman, Fred Sargent, Johnny Morrison, Andy Duncan
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 24,336

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28.08.1937 Division 2     Home     Drew     0-0

Teams : –  
Spurs : –  Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Albert Page, Isaac Spelman, Jimmy McCormick, Fred Sargent, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall, Andy Duncan

Coventry City : – William Morgan, Jack Astley, Walter Metcalf, George Mason, John Archer, Billy Frith, Harry Pearson, Jackie Brown, Magnus McPhee, William MacDonald, Les Jones

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 32,519

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10.04.1937 Division 2     Home     Won     3-1

An injury to Jack Hall saw Les Howe take over in goal for the last half hour of this 3-1 Division 2 win over Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

At the other end, it was two goals from Andy Duncan and one from Ralph Ward from the penalty spot that helped Spurs to the home win, with Coventry getting onto the score-sheet through John Brown’s goal.

Teams : –
Spurs : – Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Les Howe, Joe Meek, Albert Page, Les Miller, Jimmy McCormick, Johnny Morrison, Andy Duncan
Coventry City : –  William Morgan, Jack Astley, George Mason, John Archer, Cecil McCaughey, Arthur Fitton, Jackie Brown, Tommy Crawley, Clarrie Bourton, Ellis Lager, Les Jones
Manager : – 
Attendance : –  18,515.

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05.12.1936 Division 2     Away     Lost     0-1

Teams : –  
Coventry City : – William Morgan, Jack Astley, Bernard Smith, George Mason, John Archer, Billy Frith, Arthur Fitton, Jackie Brown, Clarrie Bourton, William MacDonald, Les Jones

Spurs : –  Jack Hall, Ralph Ward, Bill Whatley, Jimmy Blyth, Frank Grice, Wally Alsford, Les Miller, Jimmy McCormick, George Hunt, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 27,395

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06.09.1919 Division 2     Home     Won     4-1

On their way to the Second Division title, Spurs completed the double over Coventry with a 4-1 home victory.

Bert Bliss, Jimmy Chipperfield, Arthur Grimsdell and Jimmy Cantrell (who scored the fourth) were on the scoresheet, while Alec Mercer’s 35th minute goal was Coventry’s first in league football.

Teams : –
Spurs : – Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, John Pearson, Bert Smith, Billy Minter, Arthur Grimsdell, Fanny Walden, Alex Lindsay, Jimmy Cantrell, Bert Bliss, Jimmy Chipperfield
Coventry City : –  Albert Lindon, Dick Roberts, George Chaplin, Jack Allan, Fred Hawley, Horace Clarke, Lance Sheldon, Alec Mercer, Chris Sambrooke, Tommy Lowes, Fred Gibson
Manager : – William Clayton
Referee : –  G. Pardoe (Kidderminster).
Attendance  : –  30,610

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30.08.1919 Division 2     Away     Won     5-0

This first meeting between the two sides ended in a 5-0 away win for Tottenham.

The Sky Blues were new to the Football League having been voted into the Second Division from the English League Midland Section after World War I.  The result is still the biggest away win for Spurs.

A goal a minute before half-time by Bert Bliss gave Tottenham the lead, but in the second half, Tottenham rana way with the game.  Bliss doubled his own and the Spurs total in the 52nd minute, with Jimmy Chipperfield finding the net in the 59th and 68th minutes.  It was left to Arthur Grimsdell in the 85th minute to score the final goal of the game.

Coventry’s inaugural season did not get off to the best start with nine straight defeats and their first win came on Boxing Day, although they survived because of a bribe to draw and win their last two games and they went through three managers in the season, although this only came to light a few years later.  Tottenham ended the season as champions.

Teams : –
Coventry City : –  Albert Lindon, Dick Roberts, George Chaplin, Jack Allan, Fred Hawley, Horace Clarke, Lance Sheldon, Alec Mercer, Chris Sambrooke, Tommy Lowes, Fred Gibson
Manager : – William Clayton
Spurs : – Bill Jacques, Tommy Clay, John Pearson, Bert Smith, Billy Minter, Arthur Grimsdell, Fanny Walden, Alex Lindsay, Jimmy Cantrell, Bert Bliss, Jimmy Chipperfield
Attendance : –  16,500.