• Short Summary

    IN BRITISH SOCCER TODAY (SATURDAY), TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BOOSTED THEIR FIRST DIVISION TITLE HOPES WITH A SHATTERING HOME VICTORY OVER MANCHESTER UNITED.

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    IN BRITISH SOCCER TODAY (SATURDAY), TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BOOSTED THEIR FIRST DIVISION TITLE HOPES WITH A SHATTERING HOME VICTORY OVER MANCHESTER UNITED.

    THE SCORE: SPURS 5: MANCHESTER UNITED 1.

    THE GATES WERE CLOSED AT THE TOTTENHAM GROUND FOR THE FIST TIME THIS SEASON, FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF PLAY. A CROWD OF MORE THAN 56,300 SAW THE MATCH.

    DEFEAT WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MATT BUSBY, CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS APPOINTMENT AS MANAGER OF MANCHESTER UNITED, BUT HIS SIDE WAS FIGHTING THE RECORD BOOKS. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR HAVE NOW RECORDED 32 HOME WINS IN LEAGUE AND CUP MATCHES.

    UNDER BUSBY'S MANAGEMENT, UNITED HAVE WON FOUR FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MADE FOUR APPEARANCES IN F.A. CUP FINALS.

    IN TODAY'S MATCH, UNITED LOST STAR FORWARD DENIS LAW AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF, BUT THEY WERE STRUGGLING LONG BEFORE THIS. IN THE 25TH MINUTE, SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL, ALAN GILZEAN PUT SPURS IN FRONT, SCORING AFTER MACKAY HAD HEADED A CENTRE FROM JOHNSON TO HIS FEET.

    GILZEAN ALMOST SCORED AGAIN A MINUTE LATER WITH A SHOT FROM 15 YARDS OUT WHICH JUST CLEARED THE BAR. THEN, AFTER 38 MINUTES, NEIL JOHNSON, SPURS TEENAGE WINGER, SCORED HIS FIRST GOAL IN LEAGUE FOOTBALL, RUNNING ON TO SLAM HOME A PASS FROM GREAVES.

    A BRILLIANT SPURS BURST FOLLOWED - TWO GOALS IN TWO MINUTES BY JIMMY GREAVES AND EDDIE CLAYTON EARLY IN THE SECOND HALF. UNITED RALLIED MOMENTARILY AND CHARLTON LEFT-FOOTED A 20-YARD, SHOULDER-HIGH SHOT OVER GOALKEEPER JENNING'S SHOULDER.

    BUT SPURS SHOWED THEIR SUPERIORITY WHEN GILZEAN DRIBBLED AROUND THREE DEFENDERS BEFORE SQUARING FOR ROBERTSON TO NOTCH THEIR FIFTH GOAL.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON THAT SPURS HAVE REACHED THIS TALLY. THEIR PREVIOUS BEST WAS FOUR AGAINST LEICESTER AND BLACKPOOL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMHS1O6AOZJIECZG8RKSUSDRH
    Media URN:
    VLVADMHS1O6AOZJIECZG8RKSUSDRH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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