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Saturday September 5th 1992

Spurs 2 Everton 1

This item is written after our match against Everton this week, when once again, Spurs came back from behind to send the Toffees home frustrated and downhearted. On this day exactly 8 years ago, Spurs were trailing to a Peter Beardsley goal, before Paul Allen (Captain for the day) equalised, and 17 year old Andy Turner dramatically scored the winner 2 minutes into stoppage time. At the time, Turner was the youngest ever scorer in the Premier League, which was, after all in its inaugural season.

Up to the start of this season(2000-1)Andy Turner's record, according to Rothman's Yearbook 2000-01, is:


                    App     Goals
Spurs               20        3
Wycombe(loan)        4        0
Doncaster (loan)     4        1
Huddersfield  (loan) 5        1
Southend(loan)       6        0
Portsmouth          40        3
Crystal Palace       2        0
Wolves               0        0
Rotherham           32        1

Total              113        9

The Spurs team that day was: - Walker; Austin, Cundy, Tuttle, Van den Hauwe; Anderton, Gray, Samways, Allen; Sheringham, Durie. Andy Turner replaced Darren Anderton (who did play 34 games that season, having made his debut on 15th August at Southampton). The unused subs were Erik Thorstvedt, and Justin Edinburgh.

The crowd was 26,303, and the referee was Mr R.A. Hart. The programme listed the Everton squad as Southall; Harper, Hinchcliffe, Ebbrell, Watson, Ablett, Warzycha, Beardsley, Rideout, Horne, Ward, Johnston, Beagrie and Kearton. Their manager was Howard Kendall.

Spurs had made an awful start to the season, and lay 5th from bottom with only 6 points from their first six games. Whilst we had been boosted by a midweek 2-0 victory at home to Sheffield United, the victory over Everton was desperately needed. Everton came into the game in the top half, but by the end of the season, our fortunes were reversed, as we finished 8th and Everton 13th.

New signing Teddy Sheringham was given plenty of coverage. He had been signed from Nottingham Forest where he scored the first televised Premier league goal in their first game. Neil Ruddock was quoted as saying "Just playing for Spurs means so much to me that I don't want to let anybody down." There was a report on a new innovation to televise away games to an invited audience of 250 in the International suite.

Spurs had drawn Brentford in the 2nd round of the league cup (then under the sponsorship of Coca-Cola), and four ex-Spurs players were pictured. These were manager Phil Holder, and players Chris Hughton, Brian Statham and Billy Manuel. Spurs would win this tie 7-3 on aggregate.

Future Spur Jurgen Klinsmann was photographed on the "World Class" page, who had signed for Monaco from Inter Milan. Spurs Youth team of that time featured Danny Hill, Stephen Slade, Sol Campbell, and Jamie Clapham. Amongst the Juniors was a certain Quinton Fortune - scorer of two goals in Manchester United's 6-0 pasting of Bradford last week Fortune was described by his coach Bob Arber as "... outstanding, the best player on the park"

Finally, there was a feature on first year trainee Stephen Carr (pictured below), who had arrived in July. Both Spurs and Arsenal had been interested in Carr, but one visit to the lane proved decisive for young Stephen, although he had had four spells at Highbury. Carr said "I decided to come to Tottenham to have a look and it just seemed right from the minute I arrived. I can't really explain it and had no problem with Arsenal but I immediately felt at home here. There was a good atmosphere and I wanted to be part of it."

Past and Present  

All I can say is thank heavens for a great decision Stephen. You have developed into one of the few (two in my book) names that deserve automatic selection at this time. Long may you reign as the best full back in the Premiership, and in Spurs colours!

The Spurs programme this week featured Lee Barnard(pictured below), who I had the good fortune to see in action last week. Lee is described as a striker, but I saw him play very effectively on the right side of midfield, with power, determination, and no little skill. I wonder if in 8 years time we will be reflecting upon another homegrown success?

The Future?

Other results on this day in the last 40 years:-


64-65  H v Birmingham	W 4-1
70-71  A v Arsenal	L 0-2
73-74  H v Burnley	L 2-3
79-80  A v Man Utd	L 1-3 (L. Cup)
81-82  H v Aston Villa	L 1-3
87-88  A v Everton	D 0-0

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