Ten High Scoring Games Between Tottenham and Southampton At White Hart Lane


Tottenham meet Southampton at White Hart Lane for the first time since December, 2004. Over the years there have been a number of memorable, high scoring games between the two clubs.

Memorable Tottenham Matches against Southampton at White Hart Lane

When I started to write this article, I could recall some high scoring games between Tottenham and Southampton at White Hart Lane but I hadn’t realised there were so many.

Ten games – 72 goals and 5 hat-tricks.

  • Jermain Defoe Hat-trick

Dec. 2004  PL  Won 5 – 1  Defoe (3), Kanoute, Keane

Will Jermain Defoe be in the mood for goals against Southampton? [Photo: Jav The_DoC_66]Southampton’s last game at White Hart Lane will not bring happy memories for them but will create good vibes for Jermain Defoe who scored a hat-trick in Spurs’ 5 – 1 win. Fredi Kanoute and Robbie Keane provided the other goals. Defoe put Spurs ahead after 8 minutes. He added a second with just under half an hour played. Kanoute made it 3 – 0 just before half-time. Early in the second half Peter Crouch pulled a goal back for Southampton but Defoe completed his hat-trick on the hour and Keane added a late fifth.

  • Three Goals in 7 Minutes

March, 2000  PL  Won 7 – 2   Richards og, Anderton, Armstrong (2), Iversen (3)

Hoddle was the Southampton manager but it wasn’t a happy return to White Hart Lane for him. Saints took the lead after 25 minutes but within two minutes Spurs were level through an own goal by Dean Richards who would later follow Hoddle to Tottenham. The visitors regained the lead but Spurs scored three goals in 7 minutes before half-time. Darren Anderton, Chris Armstrong and Steffen Iversen scoring. In the second half Armstrong scored a second and Iversen completed his hat-trick.

  • Four Goals in 5 minutes

February, 1993  PL  Won 4 – 2  Sheringham (2) Anderton, Barmby

Spurs scored four goals in an unbelievable five minutes to turn the game around. Southampton had gone ahead midway through the first half through Iain Dowie. Sheringham equalised after 54 minutes, Barmby added a second two minutes later, Anderton made it three a minute later and Sheringham added the fourth in the 59th minute. Southampton regained their composure after the Tottenham goal blitz and scored a second after 66 minutes.

  • Tony Galvin Hat-trick

May, 1986  Div. 1  Won 5 – 3  Galvin (3), Allen,C., Waddle

It was the Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and Chris Waddle opened the scoring with a header from a Graham Roberts throw in after seven minutes. Southampton had a 17 year old in goal, Keith Grainger, in place of the injured Peter Shilton. Grainger had conceded six goals in his previous game. Southampton equalised but then Tony Galvin took over, scoring his  hat-trick goals – in the 28th, 35th and 55th minute. Gary Mabbutt scored an own goal and the visitors added a third before Clive Allen made victory secure with a shot from 25 yards.

  • Glenn Hoddle ‘Special’

March, 1985  Div. 1  Won 5 – 1  Ardiles, Falco, Hoddle, Crooks, Brooke

Tottenham were 2nd in the table but a series of home defeats put an end to their title challenge. The win over Southampton was one of only two home wins in 8 consecutive League matches played at White Hart Lane in March, April and early May. Ossie Ardiles, starting his first game of the season for Spurs, scored the opening goal five minutes before the interval but Southampton levelled two minutes into the second half. Spurs went ahead when Hoddle scored with a special strike after 63 minutes to beat Shilton. Mark Falco added a third and substitute Garry Brooke created the fourth, a header by Garth Crooks, and scored the fifth three minutes from time.

  • Tony Galvin ‘Double’

Sept. 1982  Div. 1  Won 6 – 0  Brooke (pen), Perryman, Galvin (2), Villa, Crooks

Shilton was in goal for another heavy Southampton defeat although he did save a Brooke penalty late in the game. Brooke had already scored a penalty and the other goals came from Tony Galvin who scored two. His second goal was special as he played a one – two on the edge of the penalty area and hit a powerful shot into the corner of the net. Steve Perryman, Ricky Villa and Crooks completed Southampton’s misery.

  • Graham Roberts’ Hat-trick

March, 1982  Div. 1  Won 3 – 2  Roberts (3)

Graham Roberts scored his only Tottenham hat-trick as Spurs beat the club he had joined as a schoolboy but was released 4 years later.

  • Garry Brooke’s Debut ‘Double’

Dec. 1980  Div. 1  Draw 4 – 4  Brooke (2), Archibald, Crooks

A Boxing Day Christmas cracker. Tottenham went two up in the first half through Steve Archibald and Garry Brooke making his full League debut. Southampton were level by half-time but in the second half Spurs again went two ahead through Brooke and Crooks. The Saints clawed it back with their equaliser coming with only seconds remaining from Moran, his second..

  • Five Goals in 20 Minutes

April, 1968  Div. 1  Won 6 – 1  Mullery, Greaves (2, 1pen), Chivers, Jones, Hollywood og

Spurs were a goal ahead at the interval with a goal by Cliff Jones midway through the half. Martin Chivers was playing against his former club for the first time and Frank Saul who had moved to Southampton as part of the deal was their captain on the day. In the second half Alan Mullery added a second, Chivers scored the third, Jimmy Greaves made it four, Southampton scored an own goal and Greaves completed the Tottenham goal-fest with a penalty. Spurs had scored 5 goals in the space of 20 minutes. Southampton scored a late consolation.

  • Cliff Jones Scores Two

Nov. 1966  Div. 1  Won 5 – 3  Mullery, Mackay, Greaves (pen), Jones (2)

Spurs’ season had started well but suffered a slump in the autumn. This was one of the better results and their first win in 7 games but it was disappointing to concede three to Southampton who were only two points above the relegation zone.

  • Two Hat-tricks!

March 1936  Div. 2  Won 8 – 0  Meek (3), Hunt GS (3, 1pen), Evans W (2)

Only 28,907 spectators were at White Hart Lane for the match against Southampton whereas many of the other games that season had attracted crowds of over 50,000. Spurs’ very easy win came about with goals from Joe Meek (3) in his second game for the club, George Hunt (3)(1 pen), Willie Evans (2).

How Tottenham could do with a win like these to boost confidence for the three vital matches left to the end of the season and a hat-trick wouldn’t go amiss either.

Can Tottenham produce a top class performance through the 90 minutes against Southampton?