Spurs vs City : An Interesting Saga

Published 05/03/2015, 4:06 AM EDT


Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Sunday, May 3, 2015 (KO 16:00) in the 35th round of Premier League in the 2014-15 season. 

 

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Spurs plays the match, being at the sixth spot in the Premier League with 58 points while City is on the second place with 67 points. This will be the 150th time the two teams have met.

The first time they met on the field  was on 16th January 1909 in the FA Cup, 1st round (today’s 3rd round) at Hyde Road in Ardwick (City’s original name) in a match in which Spurs won by 4-3.

The first League meeting happened in the First Division on December 1910 at White Hart Lane and resulted in a 1-1 draw. Walter Tull, who was the first black outfield footballer to play League football scored Tottenham’s goal. City won the reverse fixture in January 1911 by 2-1.

 


City had an amazing comeback in the 2004 FA Cup 4th Round replay at White Hart Lane after going three goals down; goals from Ledley King, Robbie Keane and Christian Ziege in the first half. City, who had been reduced to ten men after Joey Barton received a second yellow card, in return, scored four second half goals from Sylvain Distin, Paul Bosvelt, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jonathan Macken to win a memorable game 4-3.

Both Spurs and City were founder-members of the Premier League, although City has only competed in 17 of the 22 seasons played in the competition so far, while Spurs have been one of seven ever-present clubs.

 

Overall, Spurs has won 58 games, City has won 57 games and the remaining 34 matches played ended in a draw.

 

                                                

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Spurs And City also share a great list of players and managers to have served both London and Manchester Outfit.

 

Bobby Mimms

John Sainty (Spurs player, City coach)

Bert Sproston

Paul Stewart

Perry Suckling (City player, Spurs coach)

Ben Thatcher

Paul Walsh

Clive Wilson

Alex Young

Emmanuel Adebayor

Clive Allen (Player with both clubs, Spurs development manager)

Kevin Bond (City player, Spurs asst manager)

Ivor Broadis

Michael Brown  

Vedran Corluka

Márton Fülöp

Chris Jones

Neil McNab

Edited By : Akanksha Agarwal

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