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Declan's "Last Five", 20.08.01

Here is Declan Mulcahy's "Last Five"


P   W   D   L   F   A
5   2   2   1   5   3

Played in all five games, Tottenham: None, Everton: None

Spurs have a good record against Everton having only lost one Premiership game to date, home or away, against Everton. The last two games at Goodison Park have been drawn. Coincidently Christian Gross's first and last games in charge of Spurs were both at Goodison Park. Following are the details of the last five games.

Saturday 13 January 2001

Everton (0) 0
Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Everton (4-4-2):
T Myhre; S Watson, D Weir (capt) (A Cleland 8), M Ball, D Unsworth; N Alexandersson (I Tal, 77), T Gravesen, S Hughes, M Pembridge; K Campbell, J-M Moore (D Cadamarteri 77).
Substitutes not used: S Simonsen, S Gemmill
Booked: S Hughes.

Tottenham Hotspur (3-5-2):
N Sullivan; G Doherty, C Perry, L Young; D Anderton, O Leonhardsen (S Davies 63), T Sherwood (capt), L King, S Clemence; S Rebrov, W Korsten (D McEwen 63).
Substitutes not used: I Walker, A Gardner, A Thelwell.

Attendance: 32,290
Referee: A D'Urso (Billericay).

Managers: George Graham (Tottenham), Walter Smith (Everton)

This was a dull game with very little to remember it. Everton had the ball in the net early on but it was disallowed for offside. Everton had the best of the first half and the early part of the second half. Towards the end Spurs came more into the game but did not deserve more than a point.

Saturday 15 January 2000

Everton (1) 2
Campbell 22, Moore 90.
Tottenham Hotspur (2) 2
Armstrong 24, Ginola 28.

Everton (4-4-2):
P Gerrard; R Dunne, D Weir, D Watson (capt), D Unsworth (M Ball 83); N Barmby, D Hutchison, J Collins, M Pembridge; K Campbell, F Jeffers (J-M Moore 83).
Substitutes not used: M Ward, S Gemmill, S Simonsen.
Booked: N Barmby, D Hutchison, D Watson.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2):
I Walker; S Carr, C Perry, S Campbell (capt), J Edinburgh (L Young 83); D Anderton, S Clemence, T Sherwood, D Ginola (A Nielsen 69); S Iversen, C Armstrong.
Substitutes not used: E Baardsen, W Korsten, R Fox.
Booked: J Edinburgh, T Sherwood, R Clemence, A Nielsen.

Attendance: 36,144
Referee: A Wiley (Walsall)

Managers: George Graham (Tottenham), Walter Smith (Everton) Spurs almost ended Everton's unbeaten home record for the season before succumbing to a late equaliser.

Everton had a couple of early chances with Jeffers heading over and Unsworth hitting the bar with along range shot.

There was a flurry of goals midway through the first half. Everton opened the scoring after Hutchison crossed in the box for Kevin Campbell to head home. Two minutes later Spurs were level. Sherwood hit a free kick into the penalty box where Sol Campbell headed on. Goalkeeper Gerrard pushed the ball against the post where it rebounded for Armstrong following up to equalise.

Four minutes later Spurs wre ahead. A Ginola shot hit the Everton defender Watson and took a strange bounce looping over goalkeeper Gerrard. Spurs had a further chance in the first half but could not add to their lead.

Everton came back in the second half. After Ginola was substituted the pressure on Spurs increased. It looked as though Spurs would hold out. However a long throw in by Pembridge, in the final minute deceived the Spurs defenders. The ball reached the American striker Joe-Max Moore who had just come on seven minutes earlier and he stroked home the equaliser.

Saturday 29 August, 1998
FA Carling Premiership
Everton (0) 0
Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1
Ferdinand 5.

Everton (3-5-2):
T Myhre; C Short, D Unsworth, M Materazzi; A Cleland (J Spencer 75), N Barmby (D Hutchison 75), O Dacourt, J Collins, M Ball; D Cadamarteri, D Ferguson.
Subs not used: D Watson, P Gerrard, C Tiler.
Booked: A Cleland, M Ball.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2):
E Baardsen; S Carr, R Vega, S Campbell (capt), P Tramezzani; R Fox, D Anderton, C Calderwood, A Nielsen; D Ginola, L Ferdinand (C Armstrong 72), .
Subs not used: C Wilson, R Allen, R Clemence, I Walker.
Booked: R Vega, D Ginola, L Ferdinand, D Anderton, S Carr.

Attendance: 39,378
Referee: P Jones (Loughborough)

Managers: Christian Gross (Tottenham), Walter Smith (Everton)

Spurs finally won a game having lost the first two games of the season. However it was not enough to save manager Christian Gross's job and he was sacked the following week. Ironically his first game in charge had been the corresponding fixture last season which Spurs also won.

Spurs took the lead early on when Ferdinand rose above the Everton defence to head home a Ginola cross.

Spurs had another good opportunity in the first half when Carr went close.

Spurs had a definite penalty claim denied in the second half when referee Jones waved aside their claims despite the fact that Unsworth had brought down Ginola from behind in the penalty box.

Espen Baardsen replaced Ian Walker in goal and made a number of outstanding saves including one from Cadamarteri and another from a Dacourt free kick. On one occasion in the second half Ferguson put the ball in the net but the effort was disallowed for offside. Overall Spurs earned their victory.

Saturday 29 November 1997
FA Carling Premiership
Everton (0) 0
Tottenham Hotspur (0) 2
Vega 72, Ginola 76.

Everton (5-3-2):
N Southall; M Ward, C Short (D Cadamarteri 74), S Bilic, C Tiler, T Phelan (A Hinchcliffe 71); D Williamson, G Farrelly (J Oster 65), G Speed; N Barmby, D Ferguson.
Subs Not Used: T Myhre, M Ball.
Booked: S Bilic.

Tottenham (4-4-2):
I Walker; S Carr, R Vega, S Campbell (capt) (J Scales 44), C Wilson; R Fox, A Nielsen (D Anderton 58), C Calderwood, A Sinton; L Ferdinand (S Iversen 78), D Ginola.
Subs Not Used: E Baardsen, R Allen.
Booked: J Scales, R Vega.

Attendance: 36,670
Referee: P Jones (Leicestershire).

Managers: Christian Gross (Tottenham), Howard Kendall (Everton)

Christian Gross piloted Spurs to a fine away win in his first game in charge of Spurs. It ended a run of four defeats for Spurs while it was the fifth consecutive defeat for Everton. Both teams were struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Carl Tiler and Mitch Ward recently signed from Sheffield United made their debuts for Everton. Clive Wilson had to clear off the line for Spurs in the first minute after an Everton corner. Later in the first half Barmby hit the bar with a dipping shot.

Midway through the second half the game appeared destined for a goalless draw. However Vega opened the scoring for Spurs with a diving header following a cross by Sinton which was backheaded to Vega by Fox.. Ginola made sure of the points with a fine solo goal four minutes later. He received the ball around the halfway line on the left wing and ran for thirty yards working his way in before scoring with a hard shot high into the net, which beat Neville Southall making his 750th appearance for Everton goal.

After the game the disgruntled Everton supporters held a demonstration against chairman Peter Johnson..

Sunday 12 April 1997
Everton (1) 1
Speed 11
Tottenham Hotspur (0) 0

Everton (3-5-2):
N Southall; E Barrett, D Watson, R Dunne; G Stuart, C Thomsen, G Speed, P Rideout, T Phelan (M Ball 45); M Branch (N Barmby 58), D Ferguson.
Subs not used: P Gerrard, M Hottiger, Hills.
Booked: R Dunne, M Ball, G Stuart, C Thomsen, D Ferguson, P Rideout.

Tottenham (3-5-2):
I Walker; R Vega, C Calderwood, J Scales (N Fenn 46); S Carr (R Fox 51), J Dozzell, S Campbell, A Nielsen (D Austin 32), J Edinburgh; R Rosenthal, E Sheringham (capt).
Subs not used: E Baardsen, P McVeigh.
Booked: E Sheringham, J Edinburgh, D Austin.

Attendance: 36,380.
Referee: G S Willard (Worthing, W Sussex).

Managers: Gerry Francis (Tottenham), Dave Watson (Everton)

Everton achieved their first win under caretaker player-manager in his third game since replacing the sacked Joe Royle. It still represents their only win to date against Spurs in the Premiership.

The only goal came early in the game from a Gary Speed header following a cross on the right from Speed. Soon after both Sheringham and Nielsen had opportunities for Spurs but failed to score.

Referee Gary Willard had a card happy day booking nine players including six from the home team.

In the 28th minute Stuart beat the offside trap and set up Ferguson but the latter shot weakly and Walker saved.

All three Spurs' substitutions Nielsen, Scales and Carr were as a result of injuries and Fox also finished up limping.

There was plenty of action in the second half. Barmby had a good opportunity for Everton but hit the side netting. Then a Sheringham free kick was cleared off the line by Watson. Fenn followed up but his shot was saved by Southall. Shortly afterwards Ferguson was clear in the penalty box but again Walker saved.

This win eased Everton's relegation fears.

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