Mauricio Pochettino brings his Spurs side to the ground that they triumphed 4-0 at last season and the Argentine will be expecting a similar result this weekend against David Wagner’s struggling Huddersfield Town.
The clubs have met forty-two times previously with Town edging the head-to-head encounter sixteen to thirteen. It’s unlikely that this Saturday will see the Terriers move onto seventeen wins, but a fourteenth draw between the pair would represent a good result.
Here we take a walk down memory lane and have a look at the last five meetings between the two sides.
March 3rd, 2018: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Huddersfield Town – Premier League
Huddersfield Town went to Wembley with one clear aim in mind, to sit deep and frustrate Tottenham who were preparing for their Champions League clash against Juventus. That’s exactly what the visitors did until Son Heung-Min rounded ‘keeper Lossl in the first-half to put Spurs ahead.
Harry Kane then played a lovely, raking cross to the far post that found the head of South Korean forward Son Heung-Min who slotted the second goal and sealed the points for Spurs. Town only had one effort of real note as Tom Ince forced a good save from Hugo Lloris, other than that The Terriers failed to show any real attacking intent.
September 30th, 2017: Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League
Three goals in twenty-three minutes by the visitors blew Town away. Harry Kane was on top form, notching twice to take his tally to thirteen goals in the month of September.
David Wagner’s decision to adopt an attacking mentality backfired spectacularly – the Terriers conceded more goals in this match than they had in their previous six league games (three).
Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko scored the other two goals for Spurs.
January 30th, 1973: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Huddersfield Town – League Cup
Recently relegated Huddersfield Town were drawn against First Division Spurs in the second round of the League Cup. Graham Pugh scored Town’s only goal of the game in an impressive performance.
Bill Nicholson’s Spurs would go on to win the competition whilst Town would sink to a second successive relegation and drop to the third tier for the first time in their history.
March 28th, 1972: Huddersfield Town 1-1 Tottenham – First Division
This was to be the last league meeting between the two sides for 45 years as Town slid to an embarrassing relegation. Jimmy Lawson grabbed the goal for the home side, but it wasn’t enough for victory.
Tottenham would go on to finish sixth in the league, win the UEFA cup and reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. A season that rock-bottom Huddersfield could only dream of.
August 21st, 1971: Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Huddersfield Town – First Division
The Terriers only managed a paltry 6 away goals all season and Jimmy Lawson grabbed one of them in the shellacking away to Spurs. A crowd of 33,260 watched Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean both score twice for the home team.
This was to be Town’s last season in the top flight for nearly half a century and marked a steep decline for the West Yorkshire club. In fact the Terriers could only manage six wins in the entire season.