Tottenham’s Home League Record And Memorable Matches against Everton


Tottenham face a difficult Premier League home match against Everton who went twenty one years without a win at White Hart Lane until recording a victory in 2006. Since then, Spurs have won twice while Everton have three victories with one draw. There have also been many memorable games between the clubs, none more so than Bill Nicholson’s first match as Tottenham manager in October, 1958.

Everton must have been putting pins in their Gareth Bale ‘doll’ as for the second time this season they face a Tottenham team without Bale due to injury. Bale was injured in December against Fulham in the League match prior to Tottenham’s defeat at Goodison Park. Spurs went into added time a goal up but two goals in 88 seconds saw Everton snatch the three points.

Everton have won their last three League matches which have all been at home. This match is Everton’s first away game since late February, a defeat at Norwich. Everton who are 6th in the League, four points behind Chelsea, could have a big say in the Champions League finish as this game is the first of three matches against the three teams directly above them in the League.

Tottenham’s Home Record in Premier League against Everton

P  20  W  12  D  5  L  3  For  39  Ag  24

Home League Record v Everton (inc. PL)

P  75  W  38  D  21  L  16  For  147  Ag  91

Last Season

Jan. 2012  PL  Won 2 – 0  Lennon, Assou-Ekotto

Tottenham and Everton were due to meet in August on the opening day of the season but it had to be postponed due to the riots in Tottenham. The match was eventually played in mid-January. This was possibly the high point of Spurs’ season as the two goal victory took them level on points with Manchester United and only two behind eventual champions, City. The next day papers were considering the possibility of Spurs mounting a title challenge. A goal in each half from Aaron Lennon and another spectacular shot from Benoit Assou-Ekotto gave Spurs a comfortable win.

Recent PL Home Games

Oct. 2010  PL  Draw 1 – 1  Van der Vaart

Spurs went into the game on the back of their thrilling defeat in the San Siro and everyone was expecting a repeat performance from Gareth Bale. Everton took the lead with a free-kick from Baines in the first half and Rafael Van der Vaart levelled three minutes later from an assist by Peter Crouch. It was Van der Vaart’s fifth goal in four home appearances. Bale had a quiet game as Phil Neville used all his experience to nullify the threat posed.

Feb. 2010  PL  Won 2 –  1  Pavlyuchenko, Modric

Two goals in the first half hour from Roman Pavlyuchenko and Luka Modric set Spurs up for the win. An Everton goal early in the second half, however, made it more difficult than it had first appeared as they showed improved form after the interval.

Nov. 2008  PL  Lost 0 – 1

After their long sequence without a win at Tottenham, Everton won their third consecutive match at White Hart Lane. The visitors took advantage of a loss of concentration by Spurs to score the only goal from a quickly taken free-kick. The first half was scoreless but Steven Peinaar put Everton ahead within six minutes of the restart getting the ball from the free-kick, which Spurs didn’t react to quickly enough.

Aug. 2007  PL  Lost 1 – 3  Gardner

Spurs start to the season went from bad to worse. Having lost at Sunderland on the opening day, they compounded it by losing comprehensively in their first home game. Everton were ahead after three minutes but Tony Gardner equalised after twenty minutes. Everton scored twice in the eight minutes leading up to the interval and Spurs with a number of injuries in defence never looked like recovering.

Aug. 2006  PL  Lost 0 – 2

It was exactly twenty one years from Everton’s last League win at White Hart Lane but two second half goals secured their win.

Aug. 2005  PL  Won 2 – 0  Mido, Jenas

Everton played with five in midfield and they held out for an hour. Then Mido and Jermaine Jenas scored with headers within six minutes to secure the points.

Memorable Matches

1st January, 2005  PL  Won 5 – 2  Marney (2), Ziegler, Mendes, Keane

The perfect way to start the New Year especially for Dean Marney who scored his only goals for the club.

12th January, 2003  Spurs 4 Everton 3  Keane (3), Poyet

Hat-trick from Robbie Keane [Photo:]Five goals were scored in the second half after Spurs equalised in the first half through Gus Poyet, Everton having gone ahead in the tenth minute. After the interval Robbie Keane put Spurs ahead twice only for Everton to pull it back. With seven minutes remaining Keane completed his hat-trick to win the match for Tottenham.

3rd October, 1993  Spurs 3 Everton 2   Sheringham, Anderton, Caskey

Everton were ahead at the interval but Teddy Sheringham equalised on the hour. Everton regained the lead and with two minutes remaining seemed to have earned the points. Darren Anderton then drew Spurs level and Darren Caskey scored the winner in the final minute.

11th October, 1958  Spurs 10 Everton 4 Ryden, Medwin, Harmer, Smith (4), Stokes (2), Robb

What a way for Bill Nicholson to start his managerial career. Appointed on the morning of the match the players responded and produced this outstanding result – a sign of the great times ahead at White Hart Lane when ‘Sir’ Bill was in charge.

25th December, 1956  Spurs 6 Everton 0  Medwin, (2), Harmer (pen), Smith R (2), Stokes

A memorable way to mark the last time Spurs played a game on Christmas Day at White Hart Lane. The tradition of playing matches on that day was finally brought to an end in 1958.