Tottenham On This Day (2): Four Goals in 5 Minutes Against Southampton


On this day, 7th February, 1993, Tottenham scored four goals in five second half minutes in a Premiership match to defeat Southampton at White Hart Lane.

Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton [Photo: Logan Holmes]Tottenham on this Day

7th February, 1993

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Southampton 2 Premiership

Scorers: Sheringham (2), Anderton, Barmby

Team: Thorstvedt; Austin, Mabbutt, Ruddock, Edinburgh; Allen, P., Samways, Howells (Van den Hauwe), Anderton; Barmby (Gray), Sheringham

Exactly twenty years on from Tottenham losing out to Derby County in a dramatic FA Cup replay comeback, Spurs were involved in more drama at White Hart Lane in a Premiership game against Southampton.

It was the first season of the new Premiership which had opened for Spurs with a dour scoreless draw at Southampto. Terry Venables as Chief Executive had delegated team matters to coaches, Doug Livermore and Ray Clemence but as the season progressed he again became more involved in team affairs. There were positive signs for Spurs as they were developing a young team capable of playing attractive football. In this game they scored four goals in 4 minutes 44 seconds in the second half to transform the game which had seen Southampton ahead and apparently in control.

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 despite having a player sent off managed to score a second after 66 minutes through Hall with a header at a corner.