Tottenham Hotspur host Sunderland, who were the first club outside the original 12 members to join the Football League, in the 12th round of Premier League matches on Tuesday night.
This will be the 109th time the two teams have met.
The first meeting came at Northumberland Park in March 1898 when Spurs were playing in the Southern League in a friendly which Sunderland won 2-0.
A second meeting followed with the year when Spurs beat Sunderland 2-1 in the old second round (today’s fourth round) of the FA Cup in February 1899.
Tottenham’s first visit to Sunderland came during a mini tour of the North-East to celebrate the turn of the century with Spurs winning the friendly match 3-1 on 2nd January 1900.
The first Football League meetings between the two clubs saw Sunderland win at home 3-1 in September 1909 and Spurs having a comprehensive win in the return fixture at White Hart Lane 5-1.
Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record attendance of 75,038 at White Hart Lane came in an FA Cup 6th round match against Sunderland in March 1938. Sundeland won the game 1-0. This was the only FA Cup match Sunderland have won out of the 7 played so far with Spurs winning five and one game drawn.
The only two League matches played outside the Top Flight came during 1977-78 when Spurs won at Roker Park 2-1 but lost the return Division Two match at the Lane 3-2.
The clubs first met in the Football League Cup in November 1984 with Spurs drawing 0-0 away but Sunderland winning the replay at the Lane 2-1.
The three matches in the competition have resulted in a win each and one game drawn.
Since Sunderland joined the Premier League in season 1996-97, no further domestic cup ties have been played between the two clubs.
Spurs have a good record during the Premier League Era with 11 wins to Sunderland’s 5 and the remaining 2 games drawn. Spurs have taken an average of 1.94 points off Sunderland in the 18 matches played so far.
Last season, goals from Robbie Keane and Tom Huddlestone saw Spurs win 2-0 at home with Sunderland winning 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.
Overall, Spurs have the upper hand over Sunderland with 43 wins to 38 and 27 of the 108 matches played so far drawn.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland Match History 1898-2010 started by THFC6061 View original post