Two Goals For Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Beat Liverpool on 1st April 1967


On 1st April, 1967 Tottenham defeated Liverpool at White Hart Lane in a 1st Division match with Jimmy Greaves scoring their two goals.

Jimmy Greaves [Photo:]The 1966-67 season was improving by the day for Tottenham as their unbeaten League and Cup run continued. Spurs were in an excellent sequence of League and Cup games being undefeated since mid-January.

The win against Liverpool was their fourth successive League victory. The season ended with Spurs in third position and as FA Cup winners defeating Chelsea in the Final at Wembley.

1st April, 1967

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Liverpool 1

Scorers: Greaves (2)                      Thompson

Tottenham’s season suddenly came to life at the turn of the year. Having taken only one point from the previous three games over Christmas, Spurs were in a disappointing 9th place in the League. On New Year’s eve they defeated Newcastle United 4 – 0 at White Hart Lane and followed that with a 2 – 0 goal win over Arsenal at Highbury. They lost their next game to Manchester United at Old Trafford in mid-January by a single goal but that was to be their last defeat of the season.

By the time of the game against Liverpool Spurs had climbed to 5th place and had gone 9 games undefeated in the League and had also progressed to the 6th Round of the FA Cup, extending their unbeaten run to 13 matches as they knocked out Millwall, Portsmouth and Bristol City.

Prior to Liverpool’s visit they had won three successive League games, defeating Everton home and away over Easter and winning at Leicester City. Liverpool were third in the League on 46 points (2 points for a win in those days), three ahead of Spurs.

Both Tottenham goals were scored by Jimmy Greaves, the second coming direct from a corner with the Liverpool defender on the near post ducking under the ball. Liverpool managed a consolation goal from winger Peter Thompson but Spurs had closed the gap on them to a single point.

Jimmy Greaves was Tottenham’s greatest goal scorer – he scored 31 League and Cup goals that season (25 in the League) to finish as the club’s leading goalscorer for the 6th successive season, something he was to do in every season he was at Tottenham (in his last season, 1969-70, he finished level with Martin Chivers on 11 goals).

Tottenham went on to win their next their next three League matches and by the end of the season were in third place level on points with Nottingham Forest and four behind champions, Manchester United.

Team: Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Mackay (Bond); Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul.

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