Tottenham Hotspur host Hull City at White Hart Lane on Saturday 16th May 2015 (KO 15:00) in the 37th round of the 2014-15 Premier League.
Spurs come into the match in 6th place in the Table on 58 points while the Tigers are in 18th place on 34 points. Saturday's match at will be the 35th time the two teams have met.
Hull City AFC were founded in June 1904, playing their home games at The Boulevard (the home of Hull Rugby club) and were admitted into the Second Division of the Football League for the 1905-06 season and finished in 5th place.
Tottenham Hotspur first played Hull City on 12th January 1907 in the FA Cup 1st Round (today's 3rd Round) when Spurs were in the Southern League and Hull were in the Second Division of the Football League. The match at White Hart Lane ended in a 0-0 draw, as did the replay at Anlaby Road but the match was abandoned after just 10 minutes of extra time. The result stood and a second replay was held at White Hart Lane with Herbert Chapman (later to become a successful manager at Arsenal) scoring the winning goal for Tottenham.
Spurs were admitted into the Football League for season 1908-09 and met Hull City in the Second Division. The Tigers took three out of four points off Spurs but it was Tottenham who won promotion to the First Division.
The two clubs next met in a friendly played in Brussels, Belgium in May 1912 with Hull City winning 2-0.
Spurs lost their Top Flight status when football resumed after WW1 and The games played against Hull on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 1919 were both won by Tottenham 4-0 at home and 3-1 away. Those four points taken off Hull helped Spurs win promotion again.
The next 10 League meetings all took place in the Second Division over the course of 50 years between 1928 and 1978. Hull City moved to Boothferry Park in 1946 and remained there until 2002. Leeds United played a home Division One game there against Spurs on 25th August 1971 as they were serving a ground closure penalty. Alan Gilzean scored Spurs goal in a 1-1 draw.
The clubs met in the 1953-54 FA Cup with Spurs winning a replayed 5th Round tie 2-0 at the Lane after the first match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Hull were also beaten by Spurs in the 1980-81 FA Cup 4th Round 2-0 at White Hart Lane with Steve Archibald and Garry Brooke getting the goals. Tottenham would go on to win the Centenary Final that season against Manchester City.
The Tigers won promotion to the Top Flight of English Football for the first time in their history for the 2008-09 Premier League season and beat Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane in October 2008. The return match at the KC Stadium in February 2009 was won 2-1 by Spurs with goals from Aaron Lennon and Jonathan Woodgate.
A second foreign match was played between Spurs and Hull in Beijing, China in the Final of the Barclays Premier League Asia Trophy in July 2009. Spurs won 3-0 with Robbie Keane scoring a brace and Aaron Lennon getting a goal. Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick and Wilson Palacios & Robbie Keane scored in the 5-1 Premier League Spurs win at the KC Stadium in August 2009. The match at the Lane in January 2010 ended in a goalless draw. Hull were relegated at the end of the season.
Midfielder Tom Huddlestone joined Hull City from Spurs during the Summer 2013 transfer window for £5.25 million and fellow midfielder Jake Livermore went on loan for the season. A Roberto Soldado penalty late into the game was enough for Spurs to take all three points at the Lane in the Premier League match played in October 2013.
The clubs met in the 4th Round of the Football League (Capital One) Cup later in October 2013 with the game finishing in a 2-2 draw after extra time.Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring for Spurs after 16 minutes. Brad Friedel scored an own goal after 53 minutes and Paul McShane put Hull ahead in extra time before Harry Kane leveled things up after 108 minutes. Spurs won the penalty shoot-out 8-7.
New Hull signing Shane Long opened the scoring after 12 minutes in the February 2014 Premier League game at the KC Stadium but a 61st minute equaliser from Paulinho ensured Spurs travelled back to London with a point.
Jake Livermore opened the scoring after 8 minutes for Hull at the KC in November 2014 but second half goals from Harry Kane & Christian Eriksen saw Spurs win 2-1.
Saturday's game at the Lane will be the 35th match played between the two clubs and Spurs have the edge with 14 wins to Hull's 9 with 11 matches having been drawn.
They Played for Spurs & Hull....
Nick Barmby (also Hull manager)
Stephen Clemence (Spurs player, Hull reserve team manager)
Terry Neil (Hull player & manager at both clubs)
Peter Taylor (Spurs player, Hull manager)