Full results history of Spurs v Tranmere Rovers
Spurs score first; goal times and opposition scorers given where known.

Date Venue Competition Score Spurs Scorers Tranmere Rovers Scorers Attendance

04.01.2019 A FA Cup R3 7 – 0 Aurier 39m 38s, Llorente 47m 38s, Aurier 54m 26s, Son 56m 04s,  Llorente 70m 05s, Llorente 71m 11s, Kane 81m 20s 12,553

17.02.2002 H FA Cup R5 4 – 0 Ziege 9, Poyet 35, Sheringham 63, Poyet 90 35,696

09.10.2001 A League Cup R3 4 – 0 Sheringham (p) 21, Anderton 39, Poyet 49, Rebrov 81 12,326

29.11.1989 H League Cup R4r 4 – 0 Howells, Stewart, Mabbutt, P. Allen 23,724

22.11.1989 A League Cup R4 2 – 2 Gascoigne 31, Higgins (o.g.) 68 Vickers 50, Steel 62 13,789

12.01.1953 H FA Cup R3r 9 – 1 McClellan, McClellan, McClellan, Hollis, Baily, Baily, Duquemin, Duquemin, Hollis Done 79 31,380

10.01.1953 A FA Cup R3 1 – 1 Bennett Iceton 15 21,500

08.04.1939 H Division 2 3 – 1 Ward (p), Morrison, Miller 19,229

03.12.1938 A Division 2 2 – 0 A. E. Hall, A. E. Hall 12,043


Complete record of Spurs v Tranmere Rovers results :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
9 7 2 0 36 5

Home :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
4 0 0 20 2

Away :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 3 2 0 16 3

Breakdown by competition

Second Division :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 1 1 0 0 3 1
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0
Total 2 2 0 0 5 1

FA Cup :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 2 2 0 0 13 1
Away 2 1 1 0 8 1
Total 4 3 1 0 21 2

League Cup :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0
Away 2 1 1 0 6 2
Total 3 1 1 0 10 2

Spurs v Tranmere Rovers Facts

Number of games since a defeat = N/A
Number of games since a win = 0  (04.01.2019)
Number of games since a draw = 3  (22.11.1989)

Biggest home win =  9 – 1 on 12.01.1953
Biggest away win = 7 – 0 on 04.01.2019
Biggest home defeat = N/A
Biggest away defeat = N/A
Highest aggregate of goals in a match = 10  –  9-1 on 12.01.1953

Biggest home crowd = 35,969 on 17.02.2002
Smallest home crowd = 19,229 on 08.04.1939
Biggest away crowd = 21,500 on 10.01.1953
Smallest away crowd = 12,043 on 03.12.1938

Longest sequence without scoring = 0 games
Longest sequence without conceding = 4 games (29.11.1989 to 04.01.2019
Longest sequence without a loss =  8 games (3.12.1938 to 17.2.2002)
Longest sequence without a win = N/A

Most goals in a game for Spurs = 3 Sid McClellan on 12.1.1953
Fernando Llorente on 04.01.2019

Tottenham’s goal-scorers against Tranmere Rovers

Number of goals


3 McClellan, Poyet, Llorente
2 AE Hall, Duquemin, Baily, Hollis, Sheringham, Aurier.
1 Own goal, Ward, Morrison, Miller, Bennett, Gascoigne, Howells, Stewart, Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Anderton, Rebrov, Ziege, Son, Kane.

Spurs v Tranmere Rovers Match Reports
[this page is under-going on-going construction – please bear with MEHSTG as we try to complete this mammoth task for all our opponents.]

04.01.2019 FA Cup Third Round     Away    Won     7-0     For a match report, click here.
17.02.2002 FA Cup Fifth Round     Home     Won     4-0     For a match report, click here.
09.10.2001 League Cup Third Round     Away     Won     4-0    For a match report, click here.
29.11.1989 League Cup Fourth Round replay.     Home     Won     4-0

Spurs had an easier task at home to Tranmere Rovers going through to the Fifth Round of the League Cup 4-0.

It took 30 minutes to break the deadlock, but David Howells’ goal gave Tottenham the lead, but the second Spurs goal only came with 74 minutes gone, when Paul Stewart gave us a bit of breathing space.

Nine minutes form the end, Gary Mabbutt scored a third before Paul Allen wrapped up the 4-0 win with five minutes of the game left.

Teams :
Spurs –   Erik Thorstvedt, Steve Sedgeley, Pat van den Hauwe, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, David Howells, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart, Gary Lineker
Subs not used :  Paul Walsh, Gary Stevens
Tranmere Rovers –  Eric Nixon, Dave Higgins, Martin Pike, Eddie Bishop (Dave Martindale), Mark Hughes, Steve Vickers, John Morrissey (Chris Malkin), Jimmy Harvey, Jim Steel, Ian Muir, Steve Mungall.
Subs not used :.
Ref : – Roger Milford (Bristol)
Linesmen : – Mr. S. B. Fursse (Essex) – Red trim; Mr. J. F. Hill (Cambs) – Yellow trim
Reserve Official : – Mr. A. Endersby (Middlesex).
Match sponsor : –  Directa; Motorsport.
Attendance : –  23,724

22.11.1989 League Cup Fourth Round     Away     Drew     2-2     

Paul Gascoigne gave Tottenham the lead when he was played in by Mitchell Thomas, then he drilled the ball in past Eric Nixon in the Tranmere goal just around the half-hour.  Vinny Samways stuck the ball in the net after a good team move, but was denied by a linesman’s flag for offside.

Five minutes into the second half, Steve Vickers levelled for the home team, who then went ahead with a 59th minute Jim Steel header to send the home fans into raptures.  Spurs responded within three minutes, as a short corner routine saw Gascoigne pick out Samways run at the far post and his low ball into the goalmouth was turned into his own net by Dave Higgins before Gary Lineker could get to it.

For another match report, click here.

Teams :
Tranmere Rovers –  Eric Nixon, Dave Higgins, Martin Pike, Dave Martindale (David Fairclough 79), Mark Hughes, Steve Vickers, Chris Malkin (Eddie Bishop 79), Jimmy Harvey, Jim Steel, Ian Muir, Steve Mungall.
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Gudni Bergsson (Gary Stevens 69), John Polston, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt, Paul Allen, Paul Gascoigne, David Howells, Vinny Samways, Paul Stewart (Paul Walsh 81), Gary Lineker

Attendance : –   13,789

12.01.1953 FA Cup Third Round      Home     Won     9-1

A 1-1 draw at Tranmere’s ground had been the shock of the Third Round of the FA Cup and earned the North-West side a replay at White Hart Lane which took place two days after the drawn tie and Spurs ensured that there was no embarrassment this time.  Tranmere had a few early openings, but Eddie Baily’s 20th minute goal opened the floodgates adding a second four minutes later.  Sid McClellan scored Tottenham’s third in the 29th minute and while Ken McDevitt and Bill Bainbridge had chances to get Rovers on the score-sheet, it was Spurs who were more clinical and McClellan scored in the 44th and 48th minute to complete a hat-trick in 19 minutes.

Two goals in two minutes from Len Duquemin and Roy Hollis made the score 6-0 to Spurs before an hour had gone, with Duquemin getting his second with 65 minutes gone.  The biggest cheer of the afternoon came when Done, the Tranmere captain, scored eleven minutes from time to get the visitors’ consolation goal, but Hollis scored his second to make the final score 9-1 three minutes after Tranmere’s goal.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Eddie Gibbins, Colin Brittan, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Sid McClellan, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily, Roy Hollis.
Tranmere Rovers –   Lloyd, Lamont, Steele, Mycock, Bell, Kieran, Davies, Bill Bainbridge, Done (c), Ken McDevitt, Lloyd Iceton.
Attendance : –   31,541

The game was played on a Monday afternoon.

NOTE : – Eddie Gibbins and Roy Hollis make their Tottenham debuts.

10.01.1953 FA Cup Third Round     Away    Drew    1-1.

With Prenton Park shrouded with fog, Lloyd Iceton headed in a cross to shock Spurs by giving Tranmere Rovers the lead after 15 minutes, which was against the run of play. 

Tottenham went close a few times and had three goals disallowed before half-time, but Spurs had the better of the second half and eventually, Les Medley’s cross into the goalmouth was scrambled in by Les Bennett to level the score.  There was still time for Tranmere to win it, but they failed to convert the chances they made and the match went to a replay.

Teams :
Tranmere Rovers –  , , , , , Done, , , , Iceton.
Spurs –   Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Attendance : –  21,537

08.04.1939 Division 2     Home     Won     3-1.

Teams :
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Arthur Hitchins, Ron Burgess, Les Miller, Fred Sargent, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall, Andy Duncan
Tranmere Rovers –  .
Attendance : –   19,229

03.12.1938 Division 2     Away     Won     2-0

Two Albert Hall goals secured Spurs an away win at Prenton Park against Tranmere Rovers.

Teams :
Tranmere Rovers –  Curnow, Wassell, Jones, Davies, Clark, Day, Dellow, Docking, Travis, Miller, Griffiths.
Spurs –  Percy Hooper, Ralph Ward, Vic Buckingham, Bill Whatley, Arthur Hitchins, Isaac Spelman, Albert Hall, Fred Sargent, Johnny Morrison, Willie Hall, Freddie Cox
Attendance : –   12,043


Spurs v Tranmere Rovers Notes

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They are linked with both

Arthur Crompton An amateur with Devon County during his war service, Arthur Crompton signed for Spurs in 1927 and made 15 league appearances, scoring twice as well as netting 24 goals in 44 goals in the reserves before he left to play for Southend United, Brentford and Crystal Palace.  Moved north to sign for Tranmere in September 1935, spending only one season, playing 12 league games with two goals and then moved on to Northwich Victoria in June 1936.
Alf Day Alf Day made his Spurs debut at 26 after joining as a 15 year old.  A schoolboy star in his home town of Ebbw Vale, he was signed by Spurs Ebbw Vale and was farmed out to Barnet before featuring for Tottenham’s A team and Northfleet United.  Signed as an amateur in 1930, Day was released in 1936 after 24 first team games and he went across the river to play for Millwall.  Had a spell at Southampton before signing for Tranmere in May 1938 and in his only season at Prenton Park made 32 league appearances for Rovers.
Joe Hart .
Jimmy McCormick
Yorkshire born forward who was picked up by Spurs from Chesterfield in 1935 for a reported £1,500 fee.  Served Spurs well until 1945 and during the war, he made a single appearance for Tranmere Rovers as well as turning out for a number of other clubs.  Scored 29 goals in 165 appearances for Tottenham and left for Fulham in 1945. He was tragically killed in a car crash in Marbella, Spain in January 1968.
Neil McNab Signed by Spurs as an amateur at 16 year old from Greenock Morton, Neil McNab was a midfield prospect who made his debut before signing professional when he turned 17.  Played 80 games for Spurs scoring three goal before leaving for Bolton, Brighton and Manchester City before signing for Tranmere Rovers in July 1990 for £125,000. Made 105 league appearances, netting six times before leaving in 1993 to play out his career and then went into coaching at Manchester City and Portsmouth.
Edward Tunney
Born on the Wirral, he started his career with Everton before moving to Wrexham and went on to play as a guest for Luton Town, Hartlepool, Crystal Palace, Tranmere and Spurs.  Only made one appearance for Tottenham in a March 1945 War League Cup tie at Aldershot in the left-back position in a 2-0 victory for Spurs.  Made 11 appearances for Tranmere between 1943 and 1945 and after the war he returned to Wrexham, where he played until he retired in 1951.


Debuts against Tranmere Rovers

Eddie Gibbins 12.01.1953
Roy Hollis 12.01.1953
George Marsh 04.01.2019


Last game for the club – played against Tranmere Rovers



First goal scored for the club – scored against Tranmere Rovers

Roy Hollis 12.01.1953
Gus Poyet 09.10.2001


Last goal scored for the club – scored against Tranmere Rovers







Transfers from Tottenham to Tranmere Rovers

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Transfers from Tranmere Rovers to Tottenham

Name Date Fee