England striker Gary Lineker banged in a hat-trick when we beat Norwich City 4-0 at White Hart Lane in February 1990.
Manager Terry Venables had brought Lineker to Tottenham just before the start of the season, but he did not score in his first five games – until he hit the net in our 2-2 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road in September.
Despite the scoreline, City performed well enough on that Sunday afternoon to keep our own goalkeeper, Erik Thorstvedt, on his toes but it was the efficiency of our finishing that proved decisive with Lineker’s second hat-trick of the season totally deserved.
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OBITUARY – JOHNNIE HILLS
We were saddened to hear of the passing of John ‘Johnnie’ Hills, a defender who spent 11 years at the Club as an amateur and professional between 1950-61. He passed away at home in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, 26 November, aged 87.
Club historian John Fennelly looks back at what supporters were reading on their way, at half-time and heading home afterwards when NORWICH CITY visited in March 1938.
RIDE FOR UGO
Laurence Gant, Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Science, is set to take part in a five-day charity cycle in memory of his friend, and our former Under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu.
BIG WIN OVER EVERTON
GAME ZERO ACHIEVES NET ZERO CARBON STATUS
Sky this week published a case study revealing that Game Zero, our Premier League match against Chelsea here in September, achieved net zero carbon emissions.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT
Exclusive interview with our young midfielder OLIVER SKIPP, now an established member of our first team and also a familiar face to today’s opponents, who is enjoying every moment in the Premier League spotlight.
MEET OUR FIRST-YEAR UNDER-18S PLAYERS
TOUGH DAY AGAINST COTTAGERS
Looking back at Spurs hat-tricks scored against tonight’s opposition.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?
A creative midfielder who was full of heart and desire, LEWIS HOLTBY made his Spurs debut against this afternoon’s opposition back in January 2013 and went on to make 42 appearances in our colours, scoring three goals. We caught up with the Germany international to discuss his time at the Club and find out what he is up to now…
'Gareth has earned the right to succeed or fail at this World Cup'
Gary Lineker on England's World Cup chances, being 'stuck' with the host nation and backing Brazil for glory
BBC says more stars will join top earners on over £150,000
GARY LINEKER again tops the BBC's rich list earning around £1.3 million a year as the corporation warned it expects more people to join its top earners.
Lineker to welcome second refugee into his home after ‘wonderful experience'
Gary Lineker has said he will welcome another refugee to live with him after the “wonderful experience” of doing so last year.
Home news in brief
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RED-FACED GARY HID IN SHOWERS
GARY Lineker cowered in the showers as he was embarrassed at having no body hair until he was 18.
DAVID PLATT - ENGLAND HERO
STUART STEELYARD LOOKS BACK AT THE INCREDIBLE CAREER OF THE GOALSCORING MIDFIELDER...
BAGS OF CHEEK
Lineker accused over ‘crisp ad’ on job
TWEET OF TWO HALVES
Lineker’s double messages beat Beeb’s ban
Christmas? It's a wrap
Well, almost, as Susie wonders what presents to get for her family
Gary Lineker explores his grandfather’s role in World War Two’s Italian campaign