Memorable moments from the Tottenham careers of three players who are returning to White Hart Lane to play as part of Ledley King’s Guest XI for his testimonial match.Teddy Sheringham and Stephen Carr played with Ledley King during the early years of his time in the Tottenham team while Saha played a few games in his final season.
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When Teddy Sheringham returned from Manchester United for his second spell with Tottenham, Ledley King was a regular in the Spurs team, having stepped in to replace the central defender who shall remain nameless. They were both in the team which lost in the Worthington Cup Final and although 35 years pf age, Sheringham had lost none of his guile on the football pitch. In his first season with Tottenham, having signed in August, 1992, Sheringham topped the goalscoring list in the first season of the Premier League with 22 goals (21 for Spurs). He scored a total of 125 goals for Tottenham and is 9th on the all-time goal scoring list.
- First Hat-trick: His first hat-trick for Spurs came early in his career at White Hart Lane, against Leeds United in February, 1993.
- That Corner Routine: How many goals did Sheringham score from that routine where he came to meet the ball at the near post and swept it into the net? It was a much-used routine but it still caught out even the best of defences.
Stephen CarrCarr developed through the Tottenham youth system and was given his debut in the Premier League at Ipswich Town by Ossie Ardiles in September, 1993. It was three years later that he next appeared in the league team and became a regular. An enthusiastic, attacking right back, he was the Spurs Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons in 1999 and 2000. He was in the Worthington Cup winning team in 1999 but was out with injury for over a season in 2001-2002.
Goal against Manchester United: In October 1999, Carr scored a great goal in a league game against United at White Hart Lane. United were champions and were to retain their title but Spurs won 3 – 1 with Carr scoring the third goal with a great shot across the goalkeeper into the far corner of the net from 25 yards.
Forward Runs: His surging forward runs on the right from full-back were a highlight of Tottenham’s creative play during his best seasons before injury and he created many goals with crosses from the bye-line.
Saha had a brief period at Spurs in the final months of Ledley King’s Tottenham career. Initially it appeared as if his signing had been a good move for Spurs with 3 goals in his first two league appearances.
Debut Double: Saha linked well with Emmanuel Adebayor in Tottenham’s 5-goal victory over Newcastle on his debut after signing from Everton. He scored twice in the first half, both created by Adebayor and then added a goal against Arsenal but that was as good as it got.
Tomorrow: More Memorable Moments from players who are in Ledley King’s Guest XI