Spurs On This Day – Graeme Souness Makes His Debut

The 14th September has been an eventful day in the history of Spurs. On this day, Spurs played their first games in the UEFA Cup both seasons that they would go on to win the competition.

The 14th September was also the day that Graeme Souness made his one and only appearance for Spurs and the day that Christian Eriksen made his debut for the club.

Spurs 6-1 Blackpool, 14th September 1963

Division One

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 38,138

Goals: Jimmy Greaves (3), Cliff Jones, Bobby Smith, John White

Lineup: Brown, Norman, Mackay, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Dyson, Greaves, Smith, Jones, White

Keflavik 1-6 Spurs, 14th September 1971

UEFA Cup 1st Round, Leg 1

Keflavikurvollur – Keflavik, Iceland

Attendance: 18,000

Goals: Alan Gilzean (3), Alan Mullery (2), Ralph Coates

Lineup: Jennings, Kinnear, Beal, Knowles, England, Perryman, Coates, Mullery, Peters, Chivers, Gilzean

18 year old Graeme Souness came on as a substitute for Alan Mullery in this game, it was his one and only first team appearance for Spurs. This was the first game Spurs played in the 1971-72 UEFA Cup – a competition they went on to win.


Spurs 2-1 West Ham, 14th September 1974

Division One

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 27,959

Goals: Martin Chivers, Mike England

Lineup: Jennings, Evans, Beal, Knowles, England, Perryman, Coates, Neighbour, Peters, Pratt, Chivers

Frank Lampard (Snr) was the goalscorer for West Ham.

Drogheda United 0-6 Spurs, 14th September 1983

UEFA Cup 1st Round, Leg 1

United Park – Drogheda, Ireland

Goals: Mark Falco (2), Gary Mabbutt (2), Garth Crooks, Tony Galvin

Lineup: Clemence, Hughton, Roberts, O’Reilly, Price, Mabbutt, Perryman, Brooke, Galvin, Crooks, Falco

Spurs beat Drogheda 14-0 over two legs in the UEFA Cup 1st round in 1983. They later went on to win the competition, beating Anderlecht on penalties.

Gary Lineker Scores Twice in Victory over QPR

Spurs 2-0 QPR, 14th September 1991

Division One

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 30,059

Goals: Gary Lineker (2)

Lineup: Walker, Fenwick, Van den Hauwe, Bergsson, Mabbutt, Howells, Nayim, Samways, Stewart, Durie, Lineker

Southampton 0-1 Spurs, 14th September 1996

Premier League

The Dell

Attendance: 15, 251

Goals: Chris Armstrong

Lineup: Walker, Calderwood, Campbell, Wilson, Edinburgh, Anderton, Howells, Nielsen, Sinton, Allen, Armstrong

Slavia Praha 0-1 Spurs, 14th September 2006

UEFA Cup 1st Round, Leg

Evzena Rosickeho – Prague, Czech Republic

Attendance: 14,869

Goals: Jermaine Jenas

Lineup: Robinson, Chimbonda, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, King, Zokora, Huddlestone, Jenas, Tainio, Defoe, Mido

Spurs 2-0 Norwich, 14th September 2013

Premier League

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 35,952

Goals: Gylfi Sigurdsson (2)

Lineup: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembele, Paulinho, Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Soldado

Christian Eriksen made his debut in this game and assisted the opening goal.

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