Competition: Second Division.
Tottenham Hotspur: Ditchburn; Ramsey, Withers; Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess; Walters, Rees, Duquemin, Baily, Medley.
Tottenham Hotspurs came to
Few people outside
The Leeds fans packed Elland Road to the rafters to see this truly impressive Tottenham team which usually lined up Ted Ditchburn; Alf Ramsay, Charlie Withers/Arthur Willis; Billy Nicholson, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess; Sonny Walters, Billy Rees/Les Bennett, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily, Les Medley. Tottenham won the second Division that season with 61 points and the team was so good that they took the First Division by storm the following season easily winning it with 60 points to record their first Championship.
Managed by Arthur Rowe, the team had become famous for its
push and run style of play and this was evident on the January day in 1950, but
they were no match for the brilliant
United kept up their good form losing only four more times that season in the League, finishing an impressive fifth, just five points from promotion, while reaching an unprecedented sixth Round in the F.A. Cup before losing by the narrowest of margins to the eventual winners Arsenal at Highbury in another epic game.
This was the
Back Row: John Charles (5), Eric Kerfoot (4), Jimmy Dunn (2), Frank Dudley (10),
Harold Searson (1), Jimm Milburn (3).
Front Row: David Cochrane (7), Ray Iggleden (8), Tommy Burden (6) (Captain),
Len Browning (9), Harold Williams (11).
This was the Tottenham Hotspur team photographed on the day.
Back Row: Harry Nicholson (4), Alf Ramsay (2), Harry Clarke (5), Ted Ditchburn (1),
Ron Burgess (6) Captain, Les Medley (11).
Front Row: Charlie Withers (3), Sonny Walters (7), Ron Rees (8), Len Duquemin (9),
Eddie Baily (10).
Two goal David Cochrane was the right wing Left Winger Harold ‘Twinkletoes’ Williams Ray Iggleden got his name on the scoresheet.
tormentor of the mighty Spurs. who made
afternoon a nightmare.
The 3-0 victory was in revenge for a 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane earlier in the season. Les
Bennett scores one of the Spurs goals past John Charles with keeper Harold Searson and
right-back Jimmy Dunn looking on.