Tottenham on this Day
27th March, 1965
Tottenham Hotspur 7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 1st Division
Scorers: Clayton, Allen, Gilzean (2), Jones (3)
Team: Brown, W.; Knowles, Henry; Mullery, Brown, L., Clayton; Weller, Greaves, Allen, Gilzean, Jones
An eleven goal thriller at White Hart Lane as Tottenham maintained their unbeaten home record with nine goals being scored in the second half.
The season ended with some high scoring games at White Hart Lane:
v Leicester City won 6-2
v Blackburn Won 5 – 2
v Blackpool Won 4 – 1
v Liverpool Won 3 – 0
and on this day in 1965 defeated Wolves 7 – 4.
A number of interesting facts about this game:
- This was Les Allen’s last goal for Tottenham. He was transferred to Queen’s Park Rangers during the summer and later became their manager.
- Keith Weller a young forward made his debut and made 21 appearances before moving to Millwall, with Derek Possee in 1967. He scored one goal in a 2 – 2 draw against Newcastle at White Hart Lane.
- Jimmy Greaves was playing and surprisingly did not score.
With six minutes to go the score was 5 – 4 and but for a save by Bill Brown from Peter Knowles, Cyril’s brother, it would have been level. Cliff Jones then secured the win for Spurs by scoring two late goals in the 84th and 85th minute to complete his hat-trick and to bring the 11-goal extravaganza to a close.
With six matches to play Spurs were fourth in the League but eleven points behind the top three teams.
Tottenham finished the season in 6th place.