Spurs v Newcastle United Match Reports
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Referee : Andre Marriner
Linesmen : Mr. P. Keane; Mr. M. Matadar
Fourth Official : Mike Jones
Managers:  –
Newcastle United : Joe Kinnear
THFC : Harry Redknapp

24.09.2008 League Cup Round 3.  For a match report, click here

30.03.2008 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

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13.03.2005 FA Cup Sixth Round.  For a match report, click here

Managers :
Newcastle United :  Graeme Souness
Spurs : Martin JolRef : Rob Styles
Linesmen : Mr, D. Babski; Mr. G. Sutton
Fourth official : Chris Foy
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21.08.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

Timothee Atouba struck a wicked cross-shot past Shay Given in the 51st minute that the keeper had no chance of stopping, but it was slightly against the run of play, as first half saves by Paul Robinson stopped Craig Bellamy and James Milner from opening the scoring. Jermaine Jenas (then a Newcastle player) put a shot just wide and then his header hit Bellamy in front of goal, before the Gallowgate end roared for a penalty for Atouba’s push on Shearer, but the referee ignored their claims.

Newcastle : Shay Given, Stephen Carr, Andy O’Brien, Aaron Hughes (Patrick Kluivert 76), Oliver Bernard, Nicky Butt, Jermaine Jenas (Kieron Dyer 76), James Milner, Laurent Robert       (Shola Ameobi 76), Alan Shearer, Craig Bellamy
Unused subs : Steve Harper, Robbie Elliott
Manager : Bobby Robson

14.03.2004 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

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29.01.2003 Premier League.  For a match report, click here

29.12.2002 Premier League.   For a match report, click here.

Ref.: – Steve Bennett (Kent)
Linesmen : –  Mr. A. Garratt, Mr. S. Brand
Fourth Official : – Mike Messais
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Match ball sponsor :-  Stanton Grove.
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26.08.2000 Premier League     Away     Lost     0-2

St. James Park is an awesome sight with it’s massive new stands towering above the Newcastle skyline. When you find you are sitting in the upper tier which is where the away fans are located you realise just how high it is. The seats are certainly not for anyone who suffers from vertigo. As well as being very high they are also a long way from the pitch. I have stood outside Premier ground and been closer to the game. Add to that a grey rainy day and 50,000 screaming Geordies and this had the potential for another miserable day in the North East. The Spurs fans arrived with some optimism after recent performances and with injuries to the home side. But a miserable day it was destined to be as Spurs never looked like scoring.

Tottenham started with the same side. After six minutes Darren Anderton got free down the right and drove over a cross which arrived knee high at Steffen Iversen. Steffen got away from his marker but failed to connect properly and skewed his effort wide. Shortly afterwards Newcastle went ahead. A long ball from the back cleared the Spurs defence and found Gary Speed who had broken from midfield, unmarked, and beaten the offside trap. Speed steadied himself and lobbed over the advancing Sullivan. Nine minutes gone and already a goal down. The golden rule at Newcastle is don’t let them get an early goal.

Another Anderton break down the right saw his deep cross take an early deflection off a defender. This sent the ball spiralling over Given, but unfortunately the ball hit the post and rebounded out.  Shearer was up to his usual tricks throughout the game rattling Campbell and Perry. His best effort however was headed away by Campbell on the line with Sullivan beaten. Further efforts from Spurs came from Carr cutting in from the right after beating two defenders. His hard cross reached Leonhardsen at the far post but Leo’s finish was disappointing and the ball was cleared. Just before half time with Spurs still pressing Iversen was badly fouled from behind and eventually limped off with what looked like a thigh injury. He was replaced by Ferdinand who was greeted with rapturous applause by the Newcastle fans no doubt still remembering his exploits in the black and white stripes. Oh for some of those goals from Les wearing a Spurs shirt.

In the second half Spurs had plenty of possession but never really looked like punishing Newcastle. In one spell of play Carr and Anderton combined well and Given could not hold Darren’s cross. The ball eventually found Leonhardsen who hit a fierce shot against the post. The goalkeeper was floundering as the rebound reached Steffen Freund. He drove a shot along the ground past the keeper only to see a defender hack the ball off the line. For a moment it looked like we were going to witness a Steffen goal but we must all wait for that momentous event.

  Newcastle went two nil up after Solano had again got behind the Spurs defence. His shot was parried by Sullivan but Cordone was quickest to smash the ball home. Spurs sent on Young and Taricco for Leo and Thatcher. George switched to three at the back. Ferdinand came close to scoring meeting a Young cross with a powerful downward header. The ball however bounced over the bar. This was not to be Spurs day. We did not take our chances, Newcastle did and they took the three points. For Spurs Sherwood again looked sluggish in midfield and he and Freund could not contain the strong running of Dyer.  At the back we looked wobbly on occasions as our strikers, in particular Rebrov were well marshalled by the Newcastle defence. All in all a predictable outcome confirming we still have a way to go before we come to places like St James park and plunder the points.

 Oh and no cards from referee Elleray !


Eric The Viking

Teams : –
Newcastle United : – Shay Given, Warren Barton, Alain Goma, Aaron Hughes, Didier Domi, Norberto Solano, Gary Speed, Kieron Dyer, Daniel Cordone (James Coppinger 79), Alan Shearer, Stephen Glass (Andy Griffin 74).
Unused subs. : –  Steve  Harper, Diego Gavilan, Laurent Charvet
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Manager : – Bobby Robson.
Spurs : –  Neil  Sullivan, Stephen Carr, Ben Thatcher (Mauricio Taricco 70), Sol Campbell, Chris Perry, Tim Sherwood, Steffen Freund, Darren Anderton, Oyvind Leonhardsen (Luke Young 70), Sergei Rebrov, Steffen Iversen (Les Ferdinand 42).
Unused subs. : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Clemence.
Manager : – George Graham.
Ref. : – David Elleray (Harrow).
Linesmen : Mr. D. Drysdale; Mr. J. Holbrook.
Fourth Official : G. Laws.
Attendance : –   51,572

Goal scorers :-  Speed 9, Cordone 66

Match sponsor : –  Mondiboard
Match ball sponsor :-  Kent PHK.
Programme sponsor : – Cumbrian.

This match marked Gary Speed’s 600th career appearance.

22.12.1999 12.12.1999

Starting the game with three centre-halves to counter the aerial attack of the home side seemed a good idea, but in a first half dominated by Newcastle, Tottenham were overwhelmed.  With only five minutes gone a high ball to the far post saw Perry against Ferguson and a header down onto the edge of the six-yard box was stuck away by Speed.  A quarter of an hour after and Dabizas rose above Vega, who didn’t get off the floor to make it two.  Spurs looked dead and buried as they had shown nothing up until this point.  Young’s substitution by Fox made things seem even worse, but then Ginola unleashed Tottenham’s first shot on target after 31 minutes and it deflected up and over the keeper to put Spurs back in it.  The Magpies wavered and Spurs did put some balls into the box, but no clear chances came their way.  A foul on Ginola was let go by the ref, who then refused him treatment, but the game swung towards the Spurs goal and a low ball across the box was fumbled by Walker straight to Ferguson, who crashed it in off the bar.  Just when Spurs seemed to be getting at United, an error let them have the advantage straight back.  Walker had just before made a sharp save at his near post from a Shearer header, but this was a routine ball that he should have gathered without any trouble.  In truth, the height in attack was causing Spurs all sorts of problems and Newcastle carved Tottenham’s defence apart in the opening 20 minutes, but as the season slipped away, the goal came just before the break. 

The second half was even worse.  When Spurs beat Newcastle 3-1 at the start of the season, you would never have imagined that they would end up losing in such a disgraceful style as they did tonight.  Further goals from Dyer, and two from Shearer (one from a penalty) sealed a win that echoed the defeat by 7 goals to 1 in Francis’ time.  Having said that this game was not important, but progress was, the question will be asked of GG, where is the progress ??  The only good thing to come out of it is that Sugar might finally see how much needs investing in the side to make them half decent.  The league position is flattering as we have got away with it too often and although recent form has been poor, they have stayed static in the table.

But tonight you could point out many defects : –

         Poor passing and inability to retain possession of the ball
         Lack of awareness of who to mark at the back
         Playing with one forward as an outlet doesn’t work, as Iversen is unable to hold the ball up
         Inability to do the simple thing like clear the ball when under pressure or track back an opponent or close players down as they advance on goal
         Lightweight players who do not add anything to our play (Clemence, Dominguez, Taricco, Fox, Vega)
         Lack of depth in the squad when we have a few players out injured
         Players playing on with injuries (Sherwood)
         A keeper who does not dominate his box
         Too many players unaware of what to do when they do not have the ball (i.e. move into space and give the player in possession an option to pass to)

Basic things that really ought to come naturally, but obviously don’t.  The lack of effort and lack of ideas, especially (as usual) when Ginola was substituted, leaves Spurs fans with little hope for the rest of the season, little hope of getting a European place and little hope of attracting top players.  Now that the team has been on a run of no wins in six games and the cracks covered up by the Worthington Cup win have exposed, what will those in charge do to put it right ??  While Tottenham’s season ended tonight going out of the FA Cup, the tie was lost at WHL when we were 1-0 up and Newcastle were there for the taking.  The lack of the killer instinct has cost the club dear.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – DAVID GINOLA (for wanting the ball)

Pete Stachio.

Newcastle United : –  Steve Harper, Warren Barton, Nikos Dabizas, Helder (Marcelino 46), Aaron Hughes, Norberto Solano, Rob Lee  , Gary Speed, Duncan Ferguson    (Temuri Ketsbaia 77), Kevin Gallacher (Kieron Dyer 65), Alan Shearer
Unused subs. : –  .
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Sol Campbell, Ramon Vega   , Luke Young (Ruel Fox 22 [Chris Armstrong 71]), Chris Perry, Mauricio Taricco, Stephen Clemence  , Tim Sherwood, David Ginola (Jose Dominguez 74), Allan Nielsen, Steffen Iversen
Unused subs. : –  .
Ref. : – Graham Poll (Herts).
Linesmen : –  .
Fourth official :-  .
Attendance : –  35,415.

12.12.1999 A strange feeling swept over me when I walked into the ground and was told that Dominguez and Fox were both starting the match.  How were we going to win this then?  The team had to be changed because of suspensions and Leo’s injury, but even with our limited squad surely this was too much to bear.

The game started with Spurs going forward and Harper tipping a great drive over the bar.  Then Allan Nielsen headed a Fox cross downwards and Harper again saved at the post, while moments later, Iversen got past Charvet and could not get round the keeper.  Nielsen was again denied when a great run along the right wing (about half the length of the pitch) by Young, saw his cross missed at the near post by Iversen and then grabbed before it could reach the Dane.  Walker was untroubled in the first half as Tottenham had supremacy in terms of possession, but could not make the breakthrough.

They had to wait until the second half for that to happen.  Only after Ferguson had contrived to head down and over the bar from five yards out, did Spurs get their goal.  A throw resulted from Young’s interception and break, which he took quickly to Ginola.  He made half a yard for himself and crossed to the edge of the six yard box, where Iversen came flying in to head home in front of Dabizas.  At this stage, Tottenham should have been looking to press home their advantage, but they seemed to withdraw and let Newcastle into the match.  A tactical change by Robson saw them move to a back three and push another man into midfield with an option to go forward.  It was here that Spurs should have brought on Armo for Jose, who by now was losing his effectiveness.  Some last gasp defending denied Dyer and Glass, before a corner was swung over and Speed rose to head the equaliser.  It was coming as the Barcodes applied more pressure and as the game wore on, they looked the more likely to win it.  Gallagher and Shearer both had chances towards the final whistle.

The England captain got the stick he deserved for persistent whingeing and diving, but for most of the match Sol had him in his pocket.  This was a match that Spurs should really have sewn up, but a draw leaves us still in the competition, although a replay at St. James Park will be a very tough one.

In the end, the changes didn’t work out too bad.  Fox worked hard and Jose; well, he was just Jose.  As for the rest, Nielsen got up and back and Luke Young did well at the back. Perry was sound and Sol was excellent.  David flitted around, usually pursued by a couple of Magpies and Steffen should have wrapped it up in the first half.  For the replay, Taricco and Sherwood will both be available and hopefully, Leo will have recovered from his injury.  Let’s hope that it is an occasion the team decides to play.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – STEFFEN FREUND (despite his shooting)

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Sol Campbell, Luke Young, Chris Perry, Justin Edinburgh (Ramon Vega 81), Ruel Fox, Steffen Freund  , David Ginola, Jose Dominguez (Chris Armstrong 81), Allan Nielsen  , Steffen Iversen.
Unused subs. : –   .
Newcastle United : –  Steve Harper, Warren Barton, Laurent Charvet, Nikos Dabizas, Helder    (Stephen Glass 64), Alessandro Pistone, Kieron Dyer  (Temuri Ketsbaia 76), Rob Lee, Gary Speed, Duncan Ferguson  (Kevin Gallacher 64), Alan Shearer.
Unused subs. : –  .
Ref. : – Graham Poll (Herts).
Linesmen : –  .
Fourth official :-  .
Attendance : –  33,116.

28.11.1999 Another pointless trip to the North East. Another poor performance. Another 2-1 defeat.

St. James’ Park Newcastle is not the football ground it used to be. In fact it is more like a building site at present with 3 massive cranes dominating the skyline. Half the roof has been removed from one side of the ground. Behind the goal the whole roof has been removed and the area is completely exposed. Meanwhile an incredibly high new stand is being built behind the existing stand. Visiting supporters are located in an open corner of the ground with a restricted view behind a temporary floodlight pylon.  There is absolutely no atmosphere whatever. The famous noisy support is gone. Outside there are protest groups campaigning against the board and their proposals for corporate entertainment in the new seats

It appears that those fans currently holding £500 season tickets for seats behind the goal will, when the stand is complete, either have to move to the top of the stand which is miles from the pitch or they can fork out an increased sum of £1300 to retain their existing seat. Newcastle fans were distributing a newsletter called ‘Divvent bite the hand that feeds ya!’ and calling for a boycott of all club shops. It appears also that the club are returning part of their ticket allocation to away games and then showing the match on their own big screen. The infamous Freddy Shepherd and his board have obviously been to the Alan Sugar school for customer service.

Spurs were unchanged from the side that started at Southampton. Newcastle lined up with several players not even known to the home fans.

The game got off to a disastrous start for Spurs when, after six minutes, Solano crossed from the right. From 12 yards out an unmarked Glass headed an innocuous effort towards goal. For some strange reason Walker was only able to parry the shot and then did an impression of a seal flapping furiously until eventually under pressure from Ketsbaia the ball crossed the line.  Newcastle had returned from a long European trip to Roma and the last thing we wanted to concede was an early goal.

Gradually Tottenham battled back with Ginola threatening. David was also coming in for some stick from the home crowd no doubt due to his remarks about Shearer at the Oxford Union. It was Ginola who made the breakthrough just before half-time. His cross from the Spurs right eluded Iversen but was met by Chris Armstrong to level the scores.

Normally scoring just on half-time is considered a psychological advantage. Not for Spurs as it was Newcastle who started the second half the livelier side. A wicked Solano corner was met at knee height by a diving Dabizas header to give them the lead. It was a ball which should have been cut out. Spurs battled to equalise but through some dogged and last ditch challenges Newcastle held on, urged on by a white haired old man on their bench. Campbell came the closest with a header just over

 The most amazing part of the afternoon has to be the performance of Mr. Alcock – the referee. He gave one yellow card to Newcastle to Solano for overreacting to a tackle. Spurs received 6 yellow cards and I do not recall one bad tackle. Mr. Alcock’s enthusiasm to book Spurs players was only matched by his lack of enthusiasm to book the home team. After receiving his yellow card Solano committed 3 further cautionable offences (2 trips on Dominguez and kicking the ball away), but was not spoken to again and was eventually substituted. It was the most inconsistent of refereeing performances … and I thought Mr. Alcock was no pushover!  Shearer was his usual nasty self, backing in, little nudges and digs and constantly griping to the referee. The final action of the game saw Shearer flatten Taricco with no action taken. It appears there was some altercation in the tunnel afterwards which is hardly surprising in the circumstances. Scene set for a cracking cup tie maybe ? 

MEHSTG TOP MAN : DAVID GINOLA (Just rose above the rest)

Eric The Viking

Teams : –
Newcastle United : –  Steve Harper, Laurent Charvet, Nikos Dabizas, Helder, Aaron Hughes, Norberto Solano    (Silvio Maric 86), Rob Lee, Fumaca (Jamie McClen 81), Stephen Glass, Alan Shearer, Temuri Ketsbaia, (Duncan Ferguson 68) .
Unused subs. : –  Shay  Given, David Beharall
Spurs : –  Ian  Walker, Mauricio Taricco  , Chris Perry  , Sol Campbell, Justin Edinburgh  , Oyvind Leonhardsen, Tim Sherwood  , Steffen Freund (Stephen Clemence 85), David Ginola  , Steffen Iversen, Chris Armstrong  (Jose Dominguez 68).
Unused subs. : –   Espen  Baardsen, Luke Young, Ramon Vega.
Ref. :-  Paul Alcock (-).
Linesmen :- .
Fourth official : – .
Attendance : –  36,454

Newcastle United – Glass 6, Dabizas 58;
 Tottenham – Armstrong 44.

09.08.1999 This match started at 100 mph and seemed to get faster and faster. The home debut of Leonhardsen must have flown by, but he did contribute greatly to the proceedings. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The home season started in it’s usual fashion, by conceding the early goal after 16 minutes. Route One must be sexy where Ruud Gullitt comes from, because the keeper launched the ball forward and Alan “Elbows” Shearer managed to connect (with Chris Perry) and the ball dropped to Norberto Solano. He did well to manufacture a yard of space and let fly with a shot that went between Scales’ legs and low into the net past an unsighted Walker. This had come shortly after Walks had dropped a long cross and Shearer (again all over Perry at the far stick) swivelled and scooped the ball over the bar. It was a let off for Spurs, who had started reasonably without worrying the Geordies defence. The best chance coming when Les didn’t have the legs to latch onto a lobbed through ball from Dazza. It looked like another one of those evenings when Ferdinand again failed to capitalise on a ball into the box and clashed with Harper in goal, leaving the Spurs man needing treatment (so soon). This all changed when Steffen Iversen started his scoring season with a unimpeded headed goal from an Anderton corner on 29. It was rank bad defending and it had a seriously adverse effect on those in black and white, because they went to pieces. Where they had been knocking the ball about with assurance, they suddenly became individuals who did not link up together. This was further emphasised when Taricco and Iversen linked down the left to set up Les at the near post with a low cross, which he deftly diverted past Harper in first half injury time. To think Tottenham would have been ahead after going a goal down was hard to comprehend, but they had probably deserved it after showing more determination than the visitors.

Jose replaced Les at the start of the second half and Oyvind’s passing on the break was a constant thorn in Newcastle’s side. Jose often found space, but frustrated his partners in the side by delaying the cross or putting it where they weren’t. Ginola was also guilty of this and Sherwood wasn’t slow to let him know that he should have had a pass. When Taricco went off for treatment, Leonhardsen covered at left back and then within a minute found himself bursting into the Toon box to be denied by the keeper as he tried to lob him. David had a volley from the edge of the box, which he sliced across and the shot went wide of the post. Sherwood and Iversen were denied by Harper and it was left until the 61st minute for Sherwood, again unmarked in the six yard box, to head home after a free-kick from Anderton. Shearer’s disallowed goal for offside rounded off a miserable day for the England captain.

Like the FA Cup semi-final, this match had a blatant penalty for Spurs turned down, when Goma punched away a corner and the same lack-lustre Newcastle, who this time got their just desserts. I didn’t think I would see a team lacking a strike force more than Tottenham this season, but even with the England captain and their expensive new signings, Newcastle, surprisingly, were that team.


Pete Stachio

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Chris Perry, John Scales, Mauricio Taricco (Luke Young 89), Darren Anderton, David Ginola, Oyvind Leonhardsen, Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand (Jose Dominguez 46 [Steffen Freund 78]), Steffen Iversen.
Unused subs. : – .
Newcastle United : – Steve Harper, Warren Barton, Didier Domi, Franck Dumas (Paul D. Robinson 73), Aaron Hughes (Silvio Maric 67), Alain Goma, Norberto Solano, Kieron Dyer, Temuri Ketsbaia, Gary Speed, Alan Shearer.
Unused subs. : – .
Ref. : – Rob Harris.
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  28,701.

11.04.1999 FA Cup Semi-final    Old Trafford     Lost     0-2    (after extra time).

Despite losing out to two goals from Alan Shearer, Tottenham felt they were robbed when referee Paul Durkin and his linesmen failed to spot Nikos Dabizas’ handball in the box in the second half, which could clearly be seen form the opposite end of the ground.

So close, yet so far. One refereeing decision and a hatful of chances missed away from our second final of the season, but in the end there could really be no complaints about the result. After all the build-up, Tottenham probably did enough to win, but didn’t have a striker on the pitch to put away the opportunities that were created against a frankly ordinary Newcastle side. Whichever team gets through from the other semi should proceed to win the Cup, unless they have an off day or Newcastle suddenly produce some sort of form from somewhere. They never looked like scoring until Sol had a rush of blood and knocked the ball away with his hand in the second period of extra time. Shearer put away the penalty, firing it past Walker as he dived left and the ball went right, then near the end broke away to punish Spurs with a powerfully hit second. This came straight after Armstrong had been put through and could only hit a weak shot straight at Given.

Tottenham started the brighter and could have taken the lead within a couple of minutes, with Given producing an excellent diving save to tip Anderton’s long-range thunderbolt over the top. He was by far the busier keeper in normal time, having to deal with efforts from Armstrong on a number of occasions, Ferdinand, Sherwood and Iversen. Ginola played like he wanted to win the game himself and this didn’t really help the rest of the team. Having played tight to the touchline, when he did beat his marker, there was invariably another waiting for him. His crosses rarely found their target and after receiving a heavy tackle in the second half, he limped off to be replaced by Sinton. He followed in Ginola’s footsteps, by having to be replaced when injured by an awful tackle that restricted his involvement to a half hour. This didn’t help when others were struggling and Newcastle seemed intent on rough-housing the Spurs players every time they had the ball.

It was only at the end of normal time and into extra time that Les started to put himself about and forced Given to make saves. At the other end, the Magpies finally stirred themselves and Walker had to make smart saves from long shots by Hamman and Griffin. The game was starting to open up and play swung from end to end. Tottenham’s midfield kept plugging away on tired legs and it seemed that the tiredness was spreading to their minds. Sol’s involuntary handball was most uncharacteristic and he was crestfallen when the penalty went in, but even then chances fell to Spurs. Freund had a volley go wide, Nielsen’s first action was when a ball fell to him in the box from a corner, but it slipped through his legs and a cross from the left was flicked up by Given (a la Keller), but went just behind Nielsen as he raced in at the far post. I suppose it just wasn’t going to be our day.  With time ticking away, just two minutes remained on the clock when Silvio Maric played a short pass in front of Shearer to allow him to shoot in off the underside of the crossbar and seal their passage to the final in what was Newcastle’s last win of the season.  The second goal sealed it and it was left for the formalities of the final whistle and the Geordie celebrations.

The handball by Dabizas seemed pretty obvious to all in the ground, except the ref. Having him admit he missed it is no consolation, but the game should have been won by then anyway. The only thing to come out of the game followed an incident on the pitch (which I can’t even remember now), but led to Gullitt and Graham having a bust-up from their technical areas. This prompted the Spurs contingent to launch into a five minute burst of “Georgie Graham’s Blue And White Army” that was so loud and long that the Newcastle fans stood in stunned silence. I think that only he could have turned this club around as he has and full credit to him. With one trophy and Europe already in the bag, the disappointment of losing was just a little easier to take.


Pete Stachio

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell  , Luke Young  , Mauricio Taricco  , Darren Anderton (Andy Sinton 50    [Allan Nielsen 83]), David Ginola (Steffen Iversen 75), Steffen Freund, Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand, Chris Armstrong.
Manager : – George Graham
Newcastle United : – Shay Given, Warren Barton, Nikos Dabizas, Andy Griffin  , Steve Howey (Aaron Hughes 36), Norberto Solano (Duncan Ferguson 75), Diermar Hamann, Temuri Ketsbaia (Silvio Maric 105  ), Rob Lee, Gary Speed, Alan Shearer.
Manager : – Ruud Gullitt
Ref. : –  Paul Durkin (Dorset).
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  53,609.

05.04.1999 Premier League

Spurs fans were greeted with seats in the open corner of the ground. St James Park is undergoing further development to increase the capacity which has necessitated the removal of the roof in the west corner. So in true fashion this has become home for the away fans. Fortunately it did not rain. It was however a little spooky at times sitting in a full St James park with no roof over your head and a deathly hush all around as Spurs silenced the home fans. Where’s the Roker Roar taunted the Tottenham following.

Talk beforehand was that this could be a dress rehearsal for the semi-final. No chance. Spurs left Ginola & Ferdinand out of the squad and there was no sign of Shearer or Ferguson for Newcastle.

The first half saw the usual Spurs domination with plenty of chances going begging. The second half came to life after Anderton put Carr clear down the right. As the full back advanced on goal Warren Barton, a half time substitute, made a desperate lunge and conceded a penalty. Up stepped Darren to just beat Given low to his right and give Spurs a deserved lead. Further chances were squandered by the Spurs forwards and as we were dreaming of an away win Ketsbaia was allowed far too much space and hammered a long range volley past a groping Walker. Roger Nilsen made his Spurs debut having come on loan from Sheffield United and looked pretty impressive, comfortably dealing with the nights events and picking up a yellow card for a vigorous challenge. Sol had his usual solid game. Andy Sinton seemed to struggle and looked off the pace. Armstrong and Iversen again worked hard but did not produce the final product. Most of the Geordies left to go home worrying about Ginola.
Spurs song of the night : ‘You’re only going to Europe cos of us’.   

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – DARREN ANDERTON (Penalty goal, hard work and some decent passing)   

Eric the Viking

Teams : –
Newcastle United : – Shay Given, Aaron Hughes, Andy Griffin (Warren Barton 45), Laurent Charvet, Nikos Dabizas, Norberto Solano, Jamie McClen (Georgiadis 57), Gary Speed  , Didier Domi, Silvio Maric (Louis Saha 57), Temuri Ketsbaia
Unused subs. : – Steve Harper, Garry Brady.

Manager : –  –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell, Roger Nilsen  , Mauricio Taricco, Darren Anderton, Tim Sherwood, Steffen Freund, Andy Sinton, Chris Armstrong, Steffen Iversen
Unused subs. : – Espen Baardsen, Allan Nielsen, Ruel Fox, Jose Dominguez, Luke Young.
Manager : –  -.
Ref. : –  – (-).
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  36,655
Weather ; Mild & Dry (Fortunately)

24.10.1998 Premier League

Well, if this is sexy football, then I’m an addict. But for the visiting Toon Army, they must be into Sado-masochism if this is what they have to put with on a regular basis. Is the pleasure worth the pain ? I suppose it is, what with them having gone through this already with Keegan. However, they did give us some ecstatic moments and we have Stuart Pearce and Andy Griffin to thank for setting up Steffen for his two goals. He finished them coolly from close range after the duff defence had put them in front of him; even Given was helpless against his expertly taken strikes. The Newcastle keeper had denied Nielsen at the start, then went on to prevent Armstrong, Anderton and most notably Ginola, whose powerful half-volley he turned aside athletically. The presence of Shearer failed to upset the Tottenham back four, who marshalled him, and anyone else who was around, excellently. The midfield worked hard when going forward and when tracking back, ably supported by Ferdinand (and his replacement Iversen) and Armstrong who all closed down the Newcastle defenders when they had the ball. Edinburgh made a truly crucial challenge, just before half-time, when Shearer looked set to score from a couple of yards out and although he made a couple of slips in the match, his endeavours were contributing to a combined “team” effort.

Baardsen had a quiet time of it in the first half, but had to be alert at the start of the second. He made sharp saves from Solano on three occasions. Two were fairly spectacular, but the best was the one low to his right, which he got down to gather well as the ball sped off the wet turf. Calderwood’s booking in the first half for grabbing Batty as he took the ball away from him was justified, but the referee’s inconsistency throughout the game saw similar offences go unpunished. If he had been consistent, then I think there may have only been about 15 players on the field at full-time. As it was, he contented himself with dismissing Colin for a second “bookable” offence, although this seemed rather harsh compared to some of the things he let go. Newcastle had stepped up the pace in the second period, but Tottenham coped with the onslaught without too much trouble and indeed took the game to the visitors.

All round, it was a top performance, with the commitment from the previous two games showing again, but allied with a tight performance at the back. The returning Scales did enough to show that if he can remain fit, he could feature for a while to come and Armo looked sharper than he has done for a long time. Steffen made his point about not being included in the starting line-up with his all-round performance, setting up chances as well as taking them. In the awful conditions with the rain teeming down, the Tottenham showing warmed the cockles of our hearts a little as we went home to dry out.

MEHSTG TOP MAN : – JUSTIN EDINBURGH (for that tackle).

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Espen Baardsen, Stephen Carr, Sol Campbell, Colin Calderwood      86, John Scales  , Justin Edinburgh, Darren Anderton, Allan Nielsen  , David Ginola (Stephen Clemence 88), Les Ferdinand (Steffen Iversen 19), Chris Armstrong.
Manager : –  –
Newcastle United : – Shay Given, Laurent Charvet, Any Griffin, Stuart Pearce, Carl Serrant, Norberto Solano, David Batty, Stephen Glass (Gary Speed 56), Rob Lee  , Paul Dalglish   (Stephane Guivarc’h 56), Alan Shearer.
Manager : –  –
Ref. : –  – (-).
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –  36,047

25.04.1998 Premier League

Well, who would have thought it. In a head-on collision of two relegation threatened teams …stop me if you have heard this before. The performance of Alan Shearer for England against Portugal in mid-week had sent shivers down the spine of Spurs fans with this game approaching. Add to that the jinking Gillespie, the cool bald head of Ketsbaia and the battling Batty and there was more than enough there for Tottenham to worry about. But they did not need to worry after a bright start that had fans on the edge of their seats, when Ginola cut in from the left after only a couple of minutes and unleashed a rasping right footed drive that produced an excellent save from Given in the Newcastle goal to tip the ball over the bar. Klinsmann and Vega both had headers from dead balls and Ginola was the hub of all that Spurs produced. In fact, it was he who produced a run from left to right across the box ending in a sharp turn that left Barton floundering, before crossing into the six-yard box where Jurgen beat Watson to the ball and headed down past Given. His celebratory dive signalled how pleased he was to get on the score sheet after the last couple of weeks. The lead could easily have been extended before half-time, when Anderton robbed Watson on the left hand edge of the box and crossed for Ginola to hit a rocket of a volley inches wide of the Newcastle goal.

After the break, things continued in much the same vein. Newcastle failed to threaten Walker and the lack of a fluent playmaker in their midfield meant that the defence were restricted to dealing with long balls and avoiding Shearer’s elbows. A series of corners kept the play in the Newcastle penalty area and Ferdinand’s free header from one of them produced another fine save from Shay Given. The Italian defender Pistone was the butt of the crowd’s abuse as he tried to pull Fox’s shorts off, dived outrageously and tried in vain to kick a few Spurs players. And it was he who conceded the corner, under pressure from Fox, that Ginola floated to the far post for Les to leap prodigiously and power a header for goal number two. The relief could be felt all around the ground, but the team seemed to sit back a little after this, allowing Newcastle to impose themselves. Twice, Ramon sliced balls over his own cross-bar from just a few yards out, when the ball was flying across the box. Ketsbaia, who had replaced substitute Gillespie after only two minutes on the pitch, had a long range shot well saved and held by Walker. He repeated the feat from a Pearce free-kick (and how often have we seen those end up in the net) near the end. The most important blocks were by Vega, who got in the way of a Shearer header and Calderwood, who thwarted Andersson’s follow-up effort.

The results assisted Tottenham in moving up a couple of places, leapfrogging Newcastle and Everton, but Bolton’s shock win at Villa gives them a lifeline. I’m hoping that it can all be resolved next week as needing something on the last day of the season may be more than the old heart can stand. Full marks to Colin Calderwood, Sol, Les and Jurgen who all ran their socks off. This was as good a display as we’ve seen at home all season and if the level of performance can be maintained, Tottenham should be playing in the Premier League next season. It’s a big if though.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Ramon Vega  , Ruel Fox, Nicola Berti, David Ginola, Darren Anderton (Moussa Saib 69), Les Ferdinand  , Steffen Iversen.
Unused subs. : –  .
Manager : – –
Newcastle United : –  Shay Given, Warren Barton, Steve Watson  , Philippe Albert (Keith Gillespie 49 [Temuri Ketsbaia 53]), Nikos Dabizas, Stuart Pearce, Alessandro Pistone  , David Batty, Gary Speed, Alan Shearer, Andreas Andersson.
Unused subs. : –  .
Manager : –  -.
Ref. : –  Jeff Winter (Whitley Bay)
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  35,847.

04.10.1997 Ian Walker kept Tottenham in the game for long periods before Newcastle hit a last minute goal to take the three points.

Both Les Ferdinand and David Ginola tested Newcastle keeper Shay Given, with Howey’s foul on Dominguez in the area waved away by the ref.  That perhaps equalled out Mabbutt’s challenge on Ketsbaia in the box that brought the midfielder down without punishment.  Magpies defender Warren Barton had hit the bar in the 76th minute and Walker denied Ketsbaia and Rush, but could only parry Batty’s 20 yard shot and Barton converted the loose ball for the winner.

Teams : –
Newcastle United : – Shay Given, Warren Barton, Steve Watson, Steve Howey, Darren Peacock, John Beresford, David Batty, Temuri Ketsbaia, John Barnes, Ian Rush, Jon-Dahl Tomasson
Unused sub. : –
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Gary Mabbutt, Ramon Vega, Sol Campbell, Colin Calderwood, Ruel Fox, Stephen Clemence (Andy Sinton 87), David Ginola (Jose Dominguez 64), Chris Armstrong, Les Ferdinand.
Unused sub. : –  Espen Baardsen, Allan Nielsen.
Attendance : –  36,709

NOTE – Only four Spurs subs were named – Espen Baardsen, Jose Dominguez, Andy Sinton and Allan Nielsen – as Gary Mabbutt was the fifth named sub, but had to replace John Scales, who sustained a calf injury in the warm-up before kick-off.  It happened so late that the change was regarded as the use of a substitute so another could not be named, although PL rules were changed for future instances of such an injury.

28.12.1996 Spurs were torn to shreds at St. James Park by a Newcastle United side not renowned for their goal-scoring in their run-in to the game.  Five goals in the preceding seven games did not indicate the avalanche of goals for the Magpies as Tottenham succumbed.

Although Tottenham tested Shaka Hislop early on, it was the goalkeeper’s long kick that was flicked on by Les Ferdinand and finished by Alan Shearer by lifting the ball over Carr’s head, going around Calderwood and then held off them both and Clive Wilson to shoot high past Ian Walker in the 20th minute.

Sheringham’s glancing header brought a sharp save from Hislop, but just a minute later, Peter Beardsley had a shot that fell to Ferdinand, who knocked the ball into the net.  It was a period of pressure that saw Walker save from Ferdinand twice and Beardsley, while Rob Lee shot just over the bar.

After the hour mark, the goals started flooding in, with a long passing move ending with Ferdinand heading in Bereford’s cross, before Lee scored a solo effort and was then denied by a Walker save minutes later.  It was 5-0 when Lee provided Philippe Albert the opportunity to slide the ball under Walker.  Batty’s cross was turned into Shearer’s path by Lee to score the sixth Newcastle goal, then Walker kept out Albert’s chip before Batty played a square ball for Lee to smash the ball home to make the score 7-0.

Still the play was towards the Tottenham goal and Walker was called upon twice in the closing minutes to keep Shearer out, with Spurs concluding the scoring when the ball came off Beresford into Allan Nielsen’s path for the Dane to convert a barely consolation goal with two minutes left on the clock.

Teams : –
Newcastle United : –  Shaka Hislop, Steve Watson, Darren Peacock, Philippe Albert, John Beresford, Keith Gillespie (Lee Clark 41), Rob Lee, David Batty, Peter Beardsley, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand.
Unused subs. : –  Pavel Srnicek, Paul Kitson, Robbie Elliott, Jimmy Crawford.
Manager : –  Kevin Keegan.
Spurs : –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Colin Calderwood, Sol Campbell, Clive Wilson, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Allan Nielsen, Andy Sinton (Jason Dozzell 46 [Ronny Rosenthal  55]), Teddy Sheringham, Steffen Iversen.
Unused subs. : –  Espen Baardsen, Stuart Nethercott, Dean Austin.
Manager : – Gerry Francis
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : –  36,308.

07.09.1996 Despite going a goal behind, Newcastle United came back to surprise Spurs with a 2-1 win thanks to a Les Ferdinand brace at White Hart Lane.

Allan Nielsen had two early opportunities to put Tottenham ahead with a 20 yard effort that whistled inches wide and then when Chris Armstrong hung up a cross under the bar, the Dane was beaten to it by Darren Peacock.  Spurs took the lead in the 28th minute, when Sinton sent a cross to the far post, where Rory Allen volleyed past Srnicek with a neat finish.  Eight minutes later, Robbie Elliott intercepted a Nielsen pass and sent David Ginola away into the Spurs half, running on and producing a low cross into the goalmouth.  Walker couldn’t do any more than parry it out, straight to Shearer, but the keeper exonerated himself with a reflex save from the England striker’s shot, although the ball fell to Ferdinand, who knocked the ball over the goal-line to equalise.

Sol Campbell whipped the ball off Shearer’s toe as he close din on goal and the Newcastle defence were not as focused, when their offside trap was undone by Watson playing Armstrong and Nielsen onside with the Dane putting the striker’s pass over the top with only the keeper to beat from ten yards out.

The visitors started the second half sharply, with a 58th minute chance for Shearer, who got up from being fouled on the edge of the box to graze the top of the bar with the free-kick, while six minutes later, Beardsley failed to get on the end of a Peacock downwards header close to goal.

The game was settled when Lee went down the right and pulled the ball back between two Spurs defenders, for Ferdinand to thump the ball past Walker with his right foot.

Spurs were not yet down, with Nielsen forcing Srnicek to a save down low to his left to keep out his shot, with Shearer and Armstrong going close at opposite ends of the pitch.  There were chances for Spurs to get a point at the death, with Allan Nielsen having a shot deflected wide and then, after Srnicek had saved Fox’s shot, Ronny Rosenthal blazed his shot over the bar from ten yards out.  The visitors also had late chances, with Walker tipping Beardsley’s shot onto the crossbar and Clark and Ferdinand going close to adding a third goal.

Teams : –
Spurs : – Ian Walker, Clive Wilson, Colin Calderwood  , Sol Campbell, Justin Edinburgh, Darren Anderton (Ruel Fox 77), David Howells, Allan Nielsen  , Andy Sinton, Chris Armstrong, Rory Allen (Ronny Rosenthal 77).
Unused subs. : – Espen Baardsen, Stuart Nethercott, Stephen Carr.
Manager : – .
Newcastle United : – Pavel Srnicek, Steve Watson, Darren Peacock, Robbie Elliott, Steve Howey, Rob Lee  , Lee Clark, Peter Beardsley, David Ginola, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand.
Unused subs. : – Shaka Hislop, Warren Barton, Faustino Asprilla, Keith Gillespie, Philippe Albert.
Manager : –
Ref. : – .
Linesmen : – .
Attendance : –   32,535

05.05.1996 -.

Newcastle United –  Shaka Hislop, Phillippe Albert , Steve Watson, Darren Peacock, Robbie Elliott, Robert Lee, Peter Beardsley (Faustino Asprilla 67), David Batty, Les Ferdinand, David Ginola, Keith Gillespie (Lee Clark 67).
Unused subs. : –  Warren Barton.
Spurs : – Ian Walker, Sol Campbell, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Wilson, Justin Edinburgh, Darren Anderton, Jason Dozzell, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Chris Armstrong, Teddy Sheringham.
Unused subs. : –  Chris Day
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 36,589.

29.10.1995 David Ginola’s goal gave Newcastle United a share of the points at White Hart Lane in this Premier League meeting.

Spurs : – Ian Walker, Sol Campbell (Colin Calderwood 85), Gary Mabbutt, Dean Austin, Clive Wilson, Jason Dozzell, Ruel Fox, David Howells, Chris Armstrong, Ronny Rosenthal (Gerry McMahon 89), Teddy Sheringham.
Unused subs. : –  Erik Thorstvedt

Newcastle United –  Shaka Hislop, Warren Barton, Steve Howey, Darren Peacock, John Beresford, Keith Gillespie, Robert Lee, Scott Sellars, Peter Beardsley, Les Ferdinand, David Ginola.
Unused subs. : –  Pavel Srnicek, Steve Watson, Phillippe Albert.
Ref. : –  Dermot Gallagher (Banbury, Oxfordshire).
Linesmen : – Mr. P. J. Joslin, Mr. M. R. Warren
Fourth Official :  Jeff Winter.
Attendance : – 32,279.

12.08.1995 Gary Mabbutt’s Testimonial match saw Newcastle United visit the Lane and in an entertaining game, the Magpies left the Lane as 2-0 winners.

Teams :
Spurs : –  Walker,
Unused Sub. : –
Newcastle United –  , , , , , Ginola, , , Ferdinand
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : – 32,279

03.05.1995 An entertaining evening game at St. James’ Park saw six goals shared between the two Premier League sides.  When Keith Gillespie scored from Steve Watson’s cross in the seventh minute and then the lead was extended by Darren Peacock’s header from a corner three minutes later, things looked bleak for Tottenham at St. James’ Park.

With three goals in four minutes halfway through the first half, Spurs turned the game in their favour. Nick Barmby took a return pass from Jurgen Klinsmann and got Spurs a goal back, before the German striker read Paul Bracewell’s header and put the ball beyond Pavel Srnicek to make it 2-2. Before Newcastle could respond, Darren Anderton struck a 30-yard drive into the net to hand Tottenham the lead.

Things got worse for Newcastle when Srnicek was dismissed for fouling Barmby after the break, but his replacement – Mike Hooper – dived full length to keep out Klinsmann’s spot-kick.

Play swung in Newcastle’s direction after Colin Calderwood was sent off for a second yellow card and three minutes later, Watson’s pass put Peter Beardsley in for a late leveller.

Teams : –
Newcastle United : – Pavel Srnicek   55
, Marc Hottiger, Steve Watson, Steve Howey, Darren Peacock, John Beresford, Paul Bracewell (Malcolm Allen 46), Ruel Fox (Mike Hooper 55), Keith Gillespie, Rob Lee, Peter Beardsley
Unused sub. : – Lee Clark.
Spurs :-  Ian Walker, Dean Austin, Colin Calderwood       64, Gary Mabbutt, Justin Edinburgh   , Darren Anderton, David Howells, Nick Barmby (Sol Campbell 67), Jurgen Klinsmann, Ronny Rosenthal   , Teddy Sheringham
Unused subs. : –  Erik Thorstvedt, Stuart Nethercott.
Ref. : –  .
Linesmen : – .
Fourth Official : – .
Attendance : –  35,603.

03.12.1994 Teddy Sheringham opened the scoring with a goal when he ran past the Newcastle defence to slot the ball past Pavel Srnicek in the 14th minute, bending the ball into the top corner with the outside of his boot from outside the box. Fifteen minutes later, Ruel Fox was on the spot to nudge home a loose ball in the goalmouth to beat Ian Walker to equalise, but Teddy restored the lead when he was picked out by a Darren Anderton corner on the edge of the box and buried his shot just before half time.  However, Fox popped up again in the box to make it 2-2 at the interval. 

In an open game, there were chances at both ends, but in the 71st minute Sheringham completed his hat-trick and Romanian Gica Popescu rounded off a 4-2 win with a low shot from the edge of the box at the Paxton Road end with ten minutes left. 

Spurs : –  Walker, Austin, Calderwood, Campbell, Mabbutt, Popescu, Anderton (Edinburgh), Barmby, Howells, Sheringham, Klinsmann.
Unused subs. : – Day, Dumitrescu
Newcastle United : –  Srincek, Beresford, Venison, Hottiger, Neilson, Watson, Fox, Beardsley, Clarke, Cole, Mathie
Unused subs. : – Hooper, Drysdale, Jeffrey
Crowd : –  28,002
Referee : –  Dermot Gallagher (Oxford)

04.12.1993 – 

Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  Mike Reed (Birmingham)
Crowd : –  30,780

14.08.1993 Spurs won on their first trip to St. James’ Park in the Premier League with a goal from Teddy Sheringham, who stole in between defender and keeper to steer the ball in from the edge of the penalty area.  The 36th minute goal came after Vinny Samways slipped the ball through to the England striker, who slotted home.

Spurs enjoyed the better share of the possession and could have extended their lead, when good chances for Durie, Sheringham and Dozzell all went close, but meant that Tottenham had to settle for the single goal victory over newly promoted Newcastle United, who were on the crest of a euphoric wave as manager Kevin Keegan had taken them up with football that had set the second tier alight.

Newcastle United : – Pavel Srnicek, Barry Venison, John Beresford, Paul Bracewell, Kevin Scott, Steve Howey, Robert Lee, Malcolm Allen (Steve Watson), Andy Cole. Lee Clark. Niki Papavassilou
Unused sub. : Liam O’Brien
Manager :  Kevin Keegan

Spurs – Thorstvedt; Austin, Campbell, Samways, Calderwood, Mabbutt, Sedgley, Durie (Turner), Howells, Sheringham, Dozzell. 
Unused Subs. : – Walker, Caskey
Manager :  Ossie Ardiles

Ref : –  David Allison (Lancaster)
Crowd : –  35,216

31.12.1988 Paul Stewart and Paul Allen opened up the Newcastle defence to give Paul Walsh the chance to open the scoring on 22 minutes, before former Magpie Chris Waddle hit the second Spurs goal from a free-kick soon after.  Spurs continued to make goal-scoring opportunities, but Dave Beasant in the Newcastle goal performed heroics to keep the score down in this Division One game.

Spurs –  Stewart, P. Allen, Waddle, Walsh.
Unused Subs. : –
Newcastle United –  Beasant, Scott
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  27,739

03.09.1988 Paul Gascoigne found himself making his debut at his old ground, as the postponement of Tottenham’s home Division One match against Coventry City made this the season’s opener for Spurs.

Welcomed back by a shower of Mars Bars every time Gazza went near the touchline, the midfielder was part of the Tottenham team that found itself 0-2 down early on to goals from Andy Thorn and Darren Jackson.

However, Chris Waddle hit a volley into the net to bring Spurs back into the match, then Walsh and Waddle worked a short corner routine to set up Terry Fenwick to head in the equaliser.

Newcastle United –  Thorn, Jackson.
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs –  Fenwick, Hughton, Mabbutt (c), Gascoigne, Waddle, Walsh.
Unused Subs. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  32,997

23.01.1988 Division One.

Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  24,616

19.08.1987 Spurs took the spoils in this Division One game, with a 3-1 score-line at White Hart Lane.

Clive Allen, Steve Hodge and Chris Waddle had put Tottenham 3-0 ahead before the clock had ticked around to 35 minutes, but Newcastle kept plugging away and got a goal back through David McCreery in the 64th minute.

Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  26,261

25.03.1987 Division One.

Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  30,782

21.02.1987 This FA Cup Fifth Round tie was settled by a single goal, put away form the penalty spot by Clive Allen.

Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  Brian Hill (Kettering)
Crowd : –  38,033

25.08.1986 A Division One encounter on Bank Holiday Monday saw the points shared courtesy of a late Newcastle equaliser. Clive Allen had put Tottenham ahead in the first half, but with just three minutes remaining, Peter Beardsley struck to make it 1-1 .

Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  26,261

22.03.1986 Division One.

Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  30,615

07.09.1985 Ray Clemence made his 1,00th senior appearance in this Division One meeting of the two clubs at White Hart Lane and although he was beaten once, Spurs hit five in reply to beat Newcastle United.

Newcastle defender Rob McKinnon had a tough task on his debut (which turned out to be his only appearance for the Mags) as he had to try and keep former Geordie winger Chris Waddle quiet.  Alan Davies had handed the visitors a lead that didn’t last, as Spurs ran out 5-1 winners as John Chiedozie grabbed two goals and Mark Falco, Glenn Hoddle and Micky Hazard one each.

Spurs : – Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Danny Thomas, Paul Allen, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Mark Falco (Micky Hazard), John Chiedozie
Newcastle United: – Martin Thomas, John Anderson, Rob McKinnon (Paul Gascoigne), Glenn Roeder, Jeff Clarke, Neil McDonald, David McCreery, Ian Stewart, Peter Beardsley, George Reilly, Alan Davies

Ref. : – .
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 23,883.


Newcastle United –
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs – .
Unused Subs. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  29,705

08.12.1984 Chris Waddle scored with a fine curling shot that stunned the Spurs crowd but delighted the large number of Magpies fans behind the Park Lane goal.  It didn’t last as Spurs went on to win 3-1 and a Rolls Royce circled the pitch at half-time with two scantily clad ladies throwing Xmas presents to kids in the front of the terracing and with Warren Mitchell providing a comic turn during the break. 

Two Mark Falco goals and a Graham Roberts penalty sealed the points for Spurs and made it a long journey home for the Geordies.

Spurs : –  Ray Clemence, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Steve Perryman (c), Gary Stevens, Tony Galvin (Gary Mabbutt), Glenn Hoddle, Garth Crooks, Mark Falco, John Chiedozie
Newcastle United : – Kevin Carr, Malcolm Brown, John Anderson, Glenn Roeder, Wes Saunders, Pat Heard (Neil McDonald), Kenny Wharton, David McCreery, Gary Megson, Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley.
Ref. : –
Linesmen : –
Attendance : – 29,695

26.02.1977 Struggling Spurs lost out 0-2 on their visit to St. James Park as Newcastle won an easy two points.

Newcastle United : – Mick Mahoney, Irving Nattrass, Aiden McCaffery, Kenny Mitchell, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Cassidy, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Alan Gowling, Micky Burns, Stewart Barraclough (Graham Oates).
Spurs : – Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, Keith Osgood, Willie Young, Steve Perryman (c), John Gorman, Ralph Coates, Neil McNab, John Pratt, Gerry Armstrong, Chris Jones.
Unused sub. : – Don McAllister.
Ref. : – .
Attendance : – 30,236

25.08.1976 Goals from Stewart Barraclough and Micky Burns in the last 15 minutes of the match gave Newcastle a 2-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the Division one meeting.

Spurs –  Daines, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Willie Young, Osgood, Coates (Conn), Perryman (cpt), Gerry Armstrong, Chris Jones, Neighbour.
Newcastle United –   , Barraclough, , , , , , , , , Burns
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  24,022


24.04.1976 Spurs lost 0-3 in a disappointing performance against Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.

Micky Burns opened the scoring for the visitors after 62 minutes, netting after Malcolm Macdonald’s shot bounced back off the bar, then the burly striker Macdonald hit the other two goals to give the Magpies a comfortable win, as Martin Chivers makes his final Spurs appearance. 

Spurs –   Jennings, Naylor, Osgood, Young, Perryman (capt.), M. Stead, Coates, Neighbour, Pratt, Chivers (Chris Jones), Duncan.
Newcastle United –  Roger Jones, Irving Nattrass, Aiden McCaffrey, Graham Oates, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Casidy, Tommy Craig, David McLean, Alan Gowling, Micky Burns, Malcolm MacDonald.
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  Tom Reynolds (Swansea)
Crowd : –  29,649

21.01.1976 Newcastle progressed to the League Cup final by winning this semi-final second leg 3-1 to go through 3-2 on aggregate.

Goals from Alan Gowling, Glenn Keeley and Geoff Nulty saw the Magpies through to Wembley, while Spurs could only muster a response of one goal from defender Don McAllister.

The third minute opener from Gowling put the Magpies level on aggregate and then they went further ahead through a 46th minute goal from defender Keeley and his fellow back four man Geoff Nulty made it 3-0 on the night with a goal ten minutes into the second half.  An hour had passed when McAllister got one goal back, but Tottenham could not force an aggregate equaliser and went out of the competition.

Newcastle United –  Mick Mahoney, Irving Nattrass (Stewart Barraclough), Pat Howard, Glenn Keeley, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Cassidy, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Alan Gowling, Micky Burns, Malcolm MacDonald
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs –   Jennings, McAllister, Naylor, Osgood (Chris Jones), Young, Perryman (c), Coates, Neighbour, Pratt, Chivers, Duncan
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  49,657

14.01.1976 Spurs grabbed the initiative at the half-way stage of this League Cup semi-final after the first leg 1-0 win.A single strike from John Pratt gave Tottenham the win, but an inspired display in goal from Pat Jennings kept Newcastle at bay as they pushed forward to gain an equaliser.  Referee Clive Thomas played a good advantage when defender Geoff Nulty stopped John Duncan’s header from Terry Naylor’s cross from going in with his arm.  The match official let play continue and Pratt seized the loose ball to crack home a fierce shot.

The last half hour was a backs-to-the-wall effort by Tottenham, as Newcastle pushed for an equaliser, but Jennings saved everything which was thrown at him, producing a stunning save from a drive from Tommy Craig which saw him arch backward to  punch the dipping shot away for a corner.

Spurs –   Jennings, McAllister, Naylor, Osgood, Young, Perryman (c), Coates, Neighbour, Pratt, Chivers, Duncan.
Unused Sub. : –
Newcastle United –   Mick Mahoney, Irving Nattrass, Pat Howard, Glenn Keeley, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Alan Gowling, Micky Burns, Malcolm MacDonald
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  Clive Thomas (Treorchy)
Crowd : –  40,215

Goal time
First goal – 31m 33s

04.10.1975 A record-breaking 419th League appearance in this match by Pat Jennings broke the existing honour, held by goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn.  However, he did have a lot to do on that afternoon at St. James’ Park.

John Tudor gave the Magpies the lead and Stewart Barrowclough extended that lead to 2-0 after the break.  However, John Pratt and John Duncan hit back to earn Spurs a point on their visit to the North-East.

Newcastle United : –  Mick Mahoney, Irving Nattrass, John Bird, Pat Howard, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Alan Gowling, Micky Burns, Malcolm MacDonald, John Tudor (Stewart Barraclough)
Spurs – Jennings, Naylor, Knowles (Coates), Pratt, Young, Osgood, McNab, Perryman (c), Duncan, Chris Jones, Neighbour
Ref : –
Crowd : – 33,290

11.01.1975 A hat-trick by Alfie Conn took the headlines in this big win at St. James’ Park, as Spurs ran out 5-2 winners at the home of Newcastle United.  When Alfie Conn converted the first goal of the game in the 14th minute, scoring with a run past Glenn Keeley and then firing a shot low to Iam McFaul’s left as Frank Clark and Pat Howard closed in on him, the final result could not have been imagined.  A perceptive back-heel by John Duncan had set Conn on his way for the opener.

When Iam McFaul was beaten by Cyril Knowles’ driven cross, fumbling the ball into the net, the signs were there and John Duncan hit a shot on the turn that the hapless keeper allowed to come off his chest for Alfie to snaffle the rebound into the net and Conn got a fourth before half-time, turning in Terry Naylor’s cross to complete his hat-trick.  Considering Tottenham’s poor form this season, to be 4-0 up away from home was a good result at 90 minutes, let alone at half-time.

United hadn’t been that bad in the first half, attacking the Spurs goal, but we had been clinical. At the start of the second half, the home fans in the stadium, which was being rebuilt, got behind their side and Jimmy Smith’s header from Tommy Craig’s corner allowed Micky Burns to reduce the deficit with 53 minutes gone. When Jimmy Neighbour’s back header into the goalmouth caused confusion in the 62nd minute, Alfie Conn seized on a weak Alan Kennedy clearance and rifled it back past McFaul and scored the goal that gave him his fourth of the match.

Eleven minutes from time, Newcastle got another goal back, with David Craig hit a 25 yard stunner to pull another goal back, but Newcastle couldn’t find a way through the Tottenham defence again, leaving them 5-2 losers on the day.

Newcastle United –   Iam McFaul, Irving Nattrass, Pat Howard, Glenn Keeley, Alan Kennedy, Tommy Craig, Geoff Nulty, Jimmy Smith, Micky Burns, Malcolm MacDonald, John Tudor
Unused Sub. : –
Spurs –  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Beal, England, Naylor, Neighbour (Evans 80), Perryman, Conn, Peters (cpt), Duncan
Ref : –  Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Crowd : –  39,679

07.12.1974 Spurs enjoyed a 3-0 First Division home win over Newcastle with Cyril Knowles grabbing a brace and Martin Chivers scoring the other goal.

Martin Chivers had already put Spurs ahead, when Philip Beal’s shot was deflected into the air and Cyril Knowles darted onto it to head in to make the score 2-0 at the Paxton Road end.  Then Knowles made it three with a free-kick expertly curled around the wall from just outside the box shortly after to give Spurs a three goal lead within seven minutes.

Spurs –   Jennings, Beal, Knowles, McNab, England, Naylor, Coates, Perryman, Chivers (Conn), Peters (cpt), Duncan.
Newcastle United : – Tony Bell, Irving Nattrass, Dennis Laughton, Pat Howard, Alan Kennedy, Frank Clark (cpt), Tommy Gibb, Alex Bruce, Malcolm Macdonald, Paul Cannell, Micky Burns
Kit : – Yellow shirts, sky blue shorts
Manager : – Joe Harvey
Ref. Mr. Arthur W. S. Jones (Ormskirk)
Linesmen : Mr. M. C. J. Dixon (Beds) – Red flag; Mr. D. R. Waterman (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Crowd : –  23,422

Scorers : – Knowles 2, Chivers

Goal times
First goal – 32m 43s
Second goal – 34m 46s
Third goal – 39m 55s

11.05.1974 First Division.

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Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  – (-)
Crowd : –  21,601

27.10.1973 Spurs slumped to a 0-2 home defeat to Newcastle United in the First Division. Despite Tottenham creating a large number of opportunities, it was the Magpies who took the points with second half goals from Stewart Barrowclough and Tommy Gibb.

Teams :
Spurs –  Daines, Evans, Knowles, Pratt, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, McGrath (Neighbour), Peters (cpt), Coates
Newcastle : – Iam McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark, Terry McDermott, Pat Howard, Bobby Moncur (cpt), Tommy Gibb, Smith, Malcolm Macdonald, Terry Hibbitt, Stewart Barrowclough
Unused Sub. : –
Ref : –  Ron Crabb (Exeter)
Crowd : –  31,259

28.04.1973 Newcastle raced into a 2-0 lead through John Tudor and Terry McDermott in this First Division match at the Lane.

Tudor hit a 21st minute goal and McDermott scored seven minutes before half-time, after being set up by Terry Hibbitt, to put the Magpies into a good lead at the break.  The only Spurs chance of the first half saw Alan Gilzean hit the bar with a header.

However, Spurs hit back with two goals from free-kicks.  Chivers headed home Peters’ cross in the 59th minute and then Ray Evans hit a dead ball onto Alan Gilzean’s head and he set up Peters, who scored a couple of minutes after the first goal.  With the final whistle looming, the ref awarded Spurs a penalty for a push by Bobby Moncur on Gilzean and Chivers strode up to hit home the spot-kick for a late winner in the 87th minute.

Programme line-ups
Spurs : – Jennings, Evans, Dillon, Perryman, Collins, Coates, Gilzean, Pearce, Chivers, Peters (c), Pratt
Unused Sub. : –
Newcastle : – Iam McFaul, David Craig, Bobby Moncur (c), Pat Howard, Frank Clark, Terry Hibbitt, Terry McDermott, Jimmy Smith, Malcolm MacDonald, John Tudor, Stewart Barraclough
Unused Sub. : –
Manager : – Joe Harvey
Kit : – All blue
Ref : –  Roger Kirkpatrick (Leicester)
Linesmen : Mr. D. R. Waterman (Surrey) – Red flag; Mr. R. Rimmer (Somerset) – Yellow flag
Crowd : –  21,721

30.08.1972 A rare Joe Kinnear goal earned Spurs both points at St. James’ Park. With the game being played on a summer’s evening, Spurs put on a fine display with some very good football and a goal early in the second half was enough to secure the points.  It was a neat free-kick routine that produced the winner, with Kinnear touching the ball to Steve Perryman, who chipped over the defensive wall for the Irish defender to run onto his pass and smash the ball into the net past Iam McFaul for what would be his last goal for Tottenham.

And it was Kinnear who secured the win with two goal-line clearances as Newcastle piled on the pressure at the end from a string of six corners.  Martin Chivers was denied a goal by the outstretched leg of the keeper, as he shot low after breaking into the penalty area.

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Crowd : –   27,912
Ref. : –  (-)

22.01.1972 Spurs lost 1-3 at Newcastle United as Malcolm Macdonald caused Tottenham all sorts of problems. The striker’s movement was making space for his team-mates and they capitalised on this to lead on the half hour. In front of an empty stand due to the ground improvement, Irving Nattrass drove a low shot through a mass of bodies in the Spurs box to score.

An improvement in the second half saw Spurs equalise through Alan Gilzean in the 54th minute, but two quick goals put paid to any come-back. Macdonald and John Tudor scored to seal the result for Newcastle.  Macdonald’s goal was a chase to a long ball and a shot into the top corner as he went around Jennings to the left, with three defenders in front of him.  Tudor seized on a slack clearance by Cyril Knowles, trying to get Barrowclough’s cross away and sealed the win.  Late on Roger Morgan came on as a substitute to make his first Spurs appearance since October 1970.

Newcastle United –   Iam McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark, Irving Nattrass, Ollie Burton, Pat Howard, Stewart Barrowclough, Tony Green (Alex Reid), Malcolm MacDonald, John Tudor, Terry Hibbitt
Spurs –  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters (Morgan), Naylor.
Crowd : –   30,113

NOTE : – The Spurs team flew back from Newcastle saving three hours on the rail journey

18.08.1971 The first home league game of the season, against Newcastle United, ended in a goal-less draw.The game ended 0-0 with little to commend it, but there was crowd trouble and referee Ray Johnson pulled a muscle and had to be wheeled off on a stretcher !!

Ralph Coates’ home debut was about all the match was memorable for, as Newcastle recorded their second blank of the season and Tottenham their second draw in two games.

Spurs –   Jennings, Kinnear, Want, England, Beal, Mullery (cpt), Coates, Perryman, Peters (Neighbour), Chivers, Gilzean.
Newcastle United –  Iam McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark (cpt), Tommy Gibb, Ollie Burton, Bobby Moncur, Keith Dyson, John Tudor, Malcolm Macdonald, David Young, Terry Hibbitt.
Colours : All red
Crowd : –   42,715
Ref. : – Mr. Ray L. Johnson (Suffolk)
Linesmen : – Mr. L.R. Harris (Somerset) – Red flag; Mr. B. M. L. James (Surrey) – Yellow flag

20.02.1971 Spurs lost 0-1 away to Newcastle United in the First Division, with Bryan Robson scoring the only goal of the game in his last appearance for the Magpies before signing for West Ham.

Newcastle United –  Willie McFaul, Ollie Burton, David Craig, Ron Guthrie, Bobby Moncur, Tommy Gibb, Jimmy Smith, David Young, Wyn Davies, Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson, John Tudor.
Spurs –  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), Peter Collins, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour (Pearce).
Crowd : –   31,718

21.11.1970 Newcastle earned a win at White Hart Lane with goals from David Craig and Tommy Gibb.

Craig’s outstanding goal in the first half, was added to by Gibb’s effort in the second, with Martin Chivers netting a fine consolation goal running through to beat Iam McFaul from eight yards out with a low left foot shot in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to stop Tottenham losing out.

Spurs –  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, P. Collins, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce (Neighbour)
Newcastle United –  Iam McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark, Tommy Gibb, John McNamee, Bobby Moncur (c), Bryan Robson, Keith Dyson, Wyn Davies, Preben Arentoft, David Ford
Ref. : – Gordon Hill (Leicestershire)
Linesmen : –  Mr. J. H. Chamberlain (Suffolk) – Red Flag; Mr. K. V. Lambert (Dorset) – Yellow Flag.
Crowd : –   38,873

18.10.1969 Spurs won by the odd goal in three at home to Newcastle United, with Jimmy greaves grabbing two goals for Tottenham.

Jimmy Greaves two goals included a truly memorable one where he seized onto a Mullery clearance from a Newcastle corner and ran from the edge of his own area goal-wards with a posse of Toon players chasing him.  Iam McFaul, in the away goal, came out to close him down, but Greaves took the ball around him and stroked it into an empty net.  That was Greaves’ second goal, but Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson scored a consolation near the end to narrow the winning margin.

Spurs:-Pat Jennings, Phil Beal, Mike England, Cyril Knowles, Steve Perryman, Tony Want, Alan Mullery, Martin Chivers, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Roger Morgan.
Newcastle United : – Willie McFaul, Ollie Burton, David Craig, Bobby Moncur, Frank Clark, Preben Arentoft, Tommy Gibb, Jimmy Smith, Alan Foggon, Wyn Davies, Bryan Robson.
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 33,287.

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31.12.1966 Spurs won this First Division meeting 4-0 against a Newcastle side including three debutants.  Former Spur Jim Iley was the captain of the Geordie team including Dave Elliott, John McNamee and Tommy Robson in their first game for the North-East side.

With 30 minutes gone, Dave Mackay opened the scoring from Jimmy Robertson’s partially cleared free-kick as he rifled home a left foot shot.  It was a couple of minutes later when Terry Venables’ free-kick was hit against the post by Robertson for Jimmy Greaves to turn in to add a second.

Eddie Clayton was on for Mackay, who bruised an ankle and his through pass five minutes into the second half set Greaves away for his second goal.  Venables helped himself to the fourth after Alan Gilzean set him up with a pass in from the left wing for the midfielder to rattle the ball home in the 58th minute.

Spurs –  Mackay (Clayton), Venables, Robertson, Gilzean, Greaves.
Newcastle United –  Marshall, Craig, Clark, Elliott, McNamee, Moncur, B. Robson, Noble, Davies, Iley (c), T. Robson
Crowd : –   49,851

15.01.1966 Spurs had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United after going two goals ahead through Cyril Knowles and Keith Weller before half-time.

Cyril Knowles scored Tottenham’s first goal with a long shot that went in past Marshall’s dive inside the keeper’s left hand post.  Weller made it 2-0 before Newcastle hit back with a first half goal from Albert Bennett and then Alan Suddick grabbed the equaliser after the break to share the points.

Spurs –  Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Robertson, Clayton, Weller, Gilzean, Possee.
Newcastle United –  Marshall, David Craig, Ollie Burton, Bobby Moncur, John McGrath, Bob Iley (c), Hilley, Alan Suddick, Albert Bennett (McGarry), Kettleborough, Bryan “Pop” Robson
Crowd : –   27,490
Ref.  Mr. T. W. Davies (Norfolk)
Linesmen :  Mr. K. H. G. Gates (Sussex) – Red flag;  Mr. F. E. Burling (Cambs) – Yellow flag.

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23.10.1965 There were few goal-scoring chances in this First Division meeting at St. James Park, as the defences held strong and the result was a goal-less draw between Spurs and Newcastle United.

Newcastle United –  Hollins, Craig, Clark, Anderson, McGrath, Iley, Suddick, Bennett, McGary, Hilley, Hockey
Spurs –  B. Brown, Norman, Knowles, Mullery, L. Brown, Mackay (c), Johnson, Clayton, Gilzean, Greaves, Robertson
Crowd : –   42,430

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22.03.1961 Les Allen’s goal opened the scoring, but an inspired performance from Dave Hollins in the Newcastle goal made the points the Magpies’ on their trip to London.  Hollins saved a Blanchflower penalty four minutes before the break and then Mackay’s header hit the bar, with Cliff Jones and Bobby Smith (twice) were denied by goal-line clearances. 

In the 64th minute, Ivor Allchurch headed an equaliser, with Albert Scanlon netting the winner 15 minutes later.  The Newcastle keeper was not finished and produced a fine save to stop Terry Dyson bringing the scores back level near the end.

Spurs : – Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, John White
Newcastle United : – Dave Hollins, Dick Keith, Alf McMichael, John McGrath, Albert Scanlon, Jackie Bell, Duncan Neale, Len White, Ivor Allchurch, Ken Hodgson, Jimmy Harrower.
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 46,470.

29.10.1960 A seven goal thriller saw Spurs take three points on their travels to St. James’ Park.Len White scored two solo first half goals to give the Magpies a half-time lead, although Maurice Norman had limited the lead with a header from a corner.  In the second period, White nipped in to seize on the hesitancy in the home defence, before Cliff Jones shocked the home crowd to put Tottenham in the lead, despite being in what looked an offside position.

With just five minutes left, Bobby Smith put away Les Allen’s pass to make it 4-2, but Gordon Hughes struck to make the final moments tense.  Spurs held on to record their 14th unbeaten match from the start of the Double Season.

Newcastle United –  Hughes, White
Spurs –  Brown, Baker, Norman, Henry, Blanchflower, Mackay, White, Dyson, Allen, Smith, Jones
Ref. : –
Crowd : – 51,369

22.08.1959 Tottenham opened the season in style at St. James Park with a 5-1 win over Newcastle United.Cliff Jones scored with a shot from 20 yards out in the 28th minute and when Tommy Harmer’s corner came over in the 36th minute, it was Jones who rose to head home and make it 2-0.  Harry Taylor’s cross was met by George Eastham’s head to pull a goal back, beating Bill Brown, playing his first match for Spurs.

However, the revival did not last long, with Johnny Brooks firing in from a tight angle, before he went on to get his second and Jones completing his hat-trick both in the final eight minutes of the game, to wrap up a 5-1 victory.

Spurs :- Bill Brown, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer
Newcastle United : –  Ronnie Simpson, Dick Keith, Alf McMichael, Jackie Bell, Albert Franks, Jimmy Scoular, Harry Taylor, Len White, Ivor Allchurch, George Eastham, John McGuigan.
Ref. : – .
Attendance : – 40,782.

17.01.1959 Conditions nearly wiped out the game, but it got the Noon nod to go ahead and Tottenham matched the home side’s striker Ivor Allchurch woodwork strike with Dave Dunmore’s effort smacking the bar.  Cliff Jones engineered the opening goal with a left wing run that ended with Dunmore knocking home the loose ball to put Tottenham ahead on 25 minutes.  The lead was doubled just seconds after the break, when Spurs kicked off and scored without a United player touching the ball !!   Harmer to Medwin to Dunmore and he did the rest, rounding the goalie and slipping the ball home for his second of the game.

Newcastle were not going to give up without a fight and when Len White nodded in George Eastham’s corner on the hour, it looked touch and go for Spurs with the Magpies piling forward, but we held out for a welcome away win.

Spurs –  Hollowbread; Baker, Norman, Dodge; Hopkins, Iley, Harmer; Medwin, Dunmore, Brooks, Cliff Jones
Newcastle United –
Ref : –
Crowd : –  32,503

28.12.1957 Spurs and Newcastle shared six goals in a thrilling First Division match at White Hart Lane. An early solo goal in the sixth minute from Len White stunned Spurs into action, taking the game to the visitors for the remainder of the half.  Smith, Robb and a Stokes header all hit the woodwork, before Maurice Norman nodded in Dyson’s corner five minutes before the half time whistle.

After 63 minutes, Dyson made an opportunity for Stokes to turn and shoot to give Tottenham the ascendancy, but that didn’t last too long before White tied it up at 2-2 a minute later.  With only ten minutes left, Bobby Mitchell converted a penalty given for a Hopkins foul in the box, but an award at the other end of the pitch for handball by debutant Bill McKinney saw Harmer hammer the spot-kick past Simpson to earn Tottenham a draw with just five minutes remaining in the match.

Spurs –  Ditchburn, Hills, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Norman, Ryden, Robb, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Dyson
Newcastle United –  McKinney, Simpson, Mitchell, White
Ref. : –
Crowd : – 51,649

23.03.1957 Only an outstanding performance in the Tottenham goal by Ron Reynolds prevented the team being more than two goals behind, before pulling the score level to bring home a point from the long journey to St. James Park.The chances were evenly shared before Jackie Milburn put the Magpies ahead, with Davies adding a second 12 minutes afterwards.  After five minutes, Tottenham got back in the game with Robb’s cross being turned home by Terry Medwin and following good work from Norman and Harmer, an opening was created for Stokes, who converted from close range to tie the score at 2-2 eleven minutes after the first Spurs goal. 

Reynolds came to the fore in the second half, as Newcastle dominated, but Spurs were disappointed not to be awarded a penalty when Len Duquemin was felled in the box.  Tottenham could have won it at the death, with Robb and Stokes combining to set up Duquemin with a shooting opportunity, but the forward hit his shot way too high and a point apiece was the result.

Newcastle United –    S. Mitchell, Keith, McMichael, Jimmy Scoular, Bob Stokoe, Casey, Milburn, Davies, White, Eastham, R. Mitchell.
Spurs –  Reynolds, Baker, Norman, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Duquemin, Stokes, Robb
Crowd : –  37,995

10.11.1956 .

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Ref. : –  Mr. J. Topliss (Lincs)
Linesmen : –  Mr. R. B. Gibbard (Beds) – Red Flag; Mr. J. R. Osborne (Suffolk) – Yellow Flag.
Attendance : –
Kick off 14.45.

30.04.1955 White Hart Lane saw Spurs secure a 2-1 win over the Magpies at the Lane with the second goal being a bizarre one.  Bob Stokoe hit a long back pass in the 40th minute that flew past goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson to put Tottenham one up.  Spurs were already ahead through a 20th minute effort from Johnny Gavin, but Bobby Mitchell’s goal on the hour reduced the lead, but Tottenham held on for the victory.

Spurs –  Reynolds, Baker, Withers, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Gavin, Brooks, Duquemin, Baily, Robb.
Newcastle United –  Simpson, , , , Stokoe, , , , , , Mitchell
Crowd : –   37,262

16.10.1954 An incredible match at St. James Park saw eight goals shared between the two sides.  Each side had a new signing in the team – Tottenham used Johnny Gavin newly arrived from Norwich City and the home side gave a debut to Bill Patterson bought from Doncaster Rovers.Spurs went into the lead, when Sid McClellan shot over Mitchell in the Newcastle goal from 25 yards, but with 14 minutes gone Charlie Crowe pulled the score back to 1-1.  Jackie Milburn played in Ivor Broadis to give Newcastle a 21st minute lead, but this only lasted 12 minutes, as Eddie Baily netted to equalise.

A minute before half time, Len White restored the Magpies advantage, but a minute after the interval McClellan struck again to make it 3-3 and in doing so, collided with Mitchell, who had to leave the field and was replaced in goal by right half Jimmy Scholar.  Baily put Spurs ahead with 25 minutes left, but five minutes later, Broadis tied the game with a deflected shot off Harry Clarke and the score remained 4-4 until the end of a very eventful match.

Newcastle United –  S. Mitchell, Cowell, McMichael, Scholar, Paterson, Crowe, Broadis, Milburn, White, Hannah, R. Mitchell
Spurs –  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Marchi, Gavin, Brooks, Dunmore, Baily, McClellan
Crowd : –  45,306

19.09.1953 Spurs survived a penalty award to go on and win this game at St. James’ Park.

Sonny Walters had given Tottenham the lead in the first half, but a matter of minutes later, the home side were given a penalty, which Jackie Milburn took, only to see Ted Ditchburn turn the ball away and save the follow-up by George Hannah.

Milburn did beat Ditchburn in the second half to make the score 1-1, but a storming finish by Spurs saw George Robb and Eddie Baily score to put the Lilywhites 3-1 up by the end.

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Spurs –  Ditchburn, , , , , , Baily, , Robb, Walters, .
Crowd : –  53,056

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02.02.1952 Spurs crashed out of the FA Cup in the Fourth Round with a 0-3 home defeat by Newcastle United.Goals from Bobby Mitchell and two from George Robledo took the Magpies through in front of a big White Hart Lane crowd in a game that had a 14.45 kick off.

Spurs –   Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess (c), Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley.
Newcastle United –  Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Cowell, Alf McMichael, Joe Harvey, Brennan, Ted Robledo, Tommy Walker, Billy Foulkes, Jackie Milburn, George Robledo, Bobby Mitchell
Crowd : –  69,009
referee : –  Mr. W. H. E. Evans (Lancashire)
Linesmen : –  Mr. E. W. Herridge (Herts.) – Red Flag; Mr.  A. G. Joyce (Beds.) – Yellow Flag

29.12.1951 Lord Mountbatten was in the 55,219 crowd at White Hart Lane to watch Spurs win 2-1 against Newcastle United on a mud-heap of a pitch. Tottenham took the lead with Sonny Walters scoring after just six minutes, with Les Medley doubling the lead on 70 minutes, although George Robledo pulling the score back to 1-2 with ten minutes remaining.

Spurs –  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Withers, Wetton, Clarke, Burgess, Walters, Baily, Duquemin, Harmer, Medley.
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Crowd : –  55,219

24.09.1951 FA Charity Shield.  Home    Won   2-1    For match report, click here.

01.09.1951 Newcastle got revenge for the big win of the previous season as they hit Spurs for seven.

The scoring started as early as the fourth minute, with Bobby Mitchell going past Alf Ramsey to score the first Newcastle goal, which was followed by more goals from Tommy Walker and George Robledo, who seized on a slip by Ditchburn and made it 3-0 after 17 minutes.

George Hannah set up Mitchell made it 4-0 before Jimmy Scarth hit back for Tottenham right on half-time.

Les Bennett gave Spurs some hope of a fight-back, but these were extinguished when Robledo got another two and Ernie Taylor hit the seventh to put Spurs to the sword.

Newcastle United –  , , , , , , , Walker, E. Taylor, Robledo, Mitchell
Spurs –  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Brittan, Nicholson, Burgess, Scarth, Bennett, McClellan, Murphy, Medley.
Crowd : –  52,541

07.04.1951 Tottenham were clear at the top of the table, but Newcastle made it hard for them to gain their single goal victory.

Arthur Willis’ free-kick was met by Sonny Walters, who beat Jack Fairbrother in the home goal.  With Les Bennett injured early in the match, it made the going tough for Tottenham, but Ted Ditchburn was in fine form to thwart Newcastle when they got in on goal.  However, at the other end, only a fine Fairbrother save denied Baily doubling the score for Spurs.

Newcastle United : – Jack Fairbrother, Bobby Corbett, Bobby Cowell, Matt McNeil, Bob Stokoe, Charlie Crowe, Bobby Mitchell, Tommy Walker, George Robledo, Ernie Taylor
Spurs : – Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, Len Duquemin, Peter Murphy, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily.
Ref. : – .
Attendance : – 41,241

18.11.1950 On their way to the Championship, Spurs showed exactly why their play deserved the title in this season.

At the time of this game Newcastle sat second in the table, while Spurs were two places below, but they made the table look ridiculous with a performance of stunning simplicity, despite going into the game without influential midfielder Ron Burgess.

Five minutes into the game, Spurs were ahead with Les Bennett finishing a great passing move and this was added to by goals from Eddie Baily and a spectacular shot from Les Medley before the interval.

It was Medley who made it 4-0 shortly after the teams had started the second half and a long range shot from Sonny Walters made it 5-0 with 55 minutes gone, although Newcastle keeper Fairbrother was at fault as he should have had the effort covered.   Les Medley completed his hat-trick and Alf Ramsey wrapped up the magnificent seven from the penalty spot after a handball by Cowell to ensure the two teams swapped places in the League.

Although the score-line was resounding, Newcastle played well and threatened without breaching the Spurs defence.  

Spurs –  Ditchburn, Ramsey, Willis, Nicholson, Clarke, Brittan, Walters, Bennett, Duquemin, Baily, Medley.
Newcastle United –  Fairbrother, Cowell, McMichael, Harvey (c), Brennan, Crowe, Walker, Taylor, Milburn, Robledo, Mitchell
Crowd : –  70,336
Referee : –  Bill Evans (Liverpool)

14.09.1946 A Second Division clash after World War II saw Spurs earn a 1-1 draw. Les Bennett had put Spurs ahead in the match, but Joe Harvey equalised in the second half to see Newcastle travel North with a point.

Spurs – , , , , , , , Bennett, , ,
Newcastle United –  Harvey
Crowd : –  52,213

17.09.1938 A Second Division match at White Hart Lane was won for Tottenham by a single Bill Whatley penalty in the first half.

Spurs –  , , , , , , , Whatley, ,
Newcastle United –
Crowd : –  39,694

26.01.1935 FA Cup Fourth Round

Spurs – Taylor, Channell, Whatley, T. Evans, Howe, Alsford, McCormick, A. G. Hall, G. S. Hunt, W. Evans, Bellamy
Newcastle United –
Crowd : –  61,195


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11.11.1933 Spurs saw doubles from Willie Evans and George Hunt secure a 4-0 win over Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.

Spurs –  , , , , , , W. Evans, G. Hunt, ,
Newcastle United –
Crowd : –  42,032


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Newcastle United –
Crowd : –   ,

07.01.1928 Spurs took both points in the First Division match against a very good Newcastle United side at White Hart Lane in fine style.

Frank Osborne scored four goals in the match and Jimmy Dimmock netted the other for Spurs and Newcastle hit back twice through McKay and Hudspeth, but could not stop a rampant Tottenham team that day.

Spurs –  Spiers, Forster, Richardson, Lowdell, Skitt, Grimsdell, Dimmock, J. Armstrong, Osborne, O’Callaghan, Handley
Newcastle United –  Willie Wilson, Tom Evans, Frank Hudspeth, Joe Harris, Charlie Spencer, Willie Gibson, Tom Urwin, Jimmy Boyd, Hughie Gallacher, Bob McKay, Tom McDonald
Crowd : –  34,731


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Newcastle United –
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11.04.1925 The Easter Saturday meeting in the First Division saw Tottenham take the points thanks to goals from Billy Lane and two from Jimmy Dimmock.

Spurs –  Hinton, Forster, Grimsdell, Smith, Skitt, Skinner, Thompson, Seed, Lane, Hargreaves, Dimmock
Newcastle United –
Crowd : –  23,144

26.01.1924 A week on from his debut against Newcastle, Frank Osborne was on the score-sheet to earn Tottenham a 2-2 Division One draw at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle United –
Spurs –
Crowd : –   27,000

19.01.1924 Frank Osborne made his debut for Tottenham in this 2-0 home win against Newcastle United in the First Division.

Spurs –
Newcastle United –
Crowd : –   25,649

27.12.1920 Spurs travelled to the North-East for the return Christmas fixture with Newcastle United and fared better than two days earlier, winning 2-0 at St. James’ Park.

A 65th minute opener by Jimmy Cantrell and a second from Bert Bliss three minutes from time won the match for Spurs.

Newcastle United –
Spurs –
Crowd : –   54,500

25.12.1920 Spurs met Newcastle United on Christmas Day in a Division One match at St. James’ Park. Neil Harris put the Magpies a goal to the good in the 26th minute, but only three minutes had passed before Jimmy Cantrell netted to level the scores.

Newcastle United –  , , , , , , , Harris
Spurs –  , , , , , , , , Cantrell
Crowd : –   30,000

02.04.1915 White Hart Lane staged a relegation battle between Spurs and Newcastle saw the game end goal-less.The visitors had a set-back before kick-off with stand-in keeper Billy Mellor getting injured in the warm-up, leaving him with restricted movement due to a back strain and their reserve player – John Findlay couldn’t get ready in time before the game started.  Newcastle’s 10 men began with forward Jock King taking the gloves, with Findlay playing as a forward. King was only short (5’ 7”), but the defensive display by the Newcastle side restricted Tottenham to one chance and that came from the Toon’s defender Frank Hudspeth slicing a clearance against his own bar and luckily, the rebound was cleared and the Magpies hung on for a point in a 0-0 draw.

During the game Bill McCracken, the Newcastle defender, smashed the ball into the West Stand so hard, it almost knocked Spurs manager and his former Newcastle team-mate Peter McWilliam out of his seat !!

Spurs –
Newcastle United –  Jock King, , Bill McCracken, Frank Hudspeth, , , , John Findlay
Crowd : –   ,

19.03.1910 On their first visit to White Hart Lane, Newcastle left with the points and four goals to their credit.“Tadger” Stewart scored two and there was one goal each from James Howie and Jock Rutherford to see Spurs off in this First Division match.

Spurs – Joyce, Leslie, Wilkes, Morris, D. Steel, Darnell, Curtis, Minter, Humphreys, R. Steel, Middlemiss
Newcastle United –  Stewart, Rutherford, Howie
Crowd : –  25,000

21.01.1911 Billy Minter’s goal earned Spurs a point at St. James Park in a draw with Newcastle United in the First Division, which was Tottenham’s 100th league match.

Newcastle United –
Spurs – Lunn, Collins, Wilkes, Bentley, R. Steel, Darnell, Curtis, Minter, Crompton, McTavish, D. Steel
Crowd : –   ,

06.11.1910 .

Spurs –  Boreham, Wilkes, Harris, Morris, D. Steel, Bentley, Curtis, Minter, I. Brown, R. Steel, Middlemiss
Newcastle United –  , ,
Crowd : –  26,000