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West Ham: The Complete Record by Steve Marsh and John Northcutt released 27 August 2015

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 West Ham

1st Division    1970-71
White Hart Lane   53,640
  SubsGoals  
1Peter Grotier    
2Billy Bonds    
3Frank Lampard    
4Peter Bennett 1  
5Alan Stephenson    
6Bobby Moore    
7Clyde Best    
8Trevor Brooking    
9Geoff Hurst    
10Jimmy Greaves 1  
11Bobby Howe    
match review copied from the WHU v Chelsea programme dated 22 August 1970

All five of our regular sides were in action on the opening day of the 1970-71 season, and we broke even with one win, three draws and one defeat.

As our two League games both took place in London, and Saturday's visit to White Hart Lane was featured on Sunday's ITV programme we do not have to go into a detailed review on these local derbies.

It was pleasing to collect a valuable point in the meeting with Spurs, especially so inasmuch as we twice recovered from a deficit to even up.

Before the game a leading firm of bookmakers was offering two-to-one that Jimmy Greaves would not score on the occasion of his return to his old "stamping grounds." But in typical fashion he added yet another " scalp " to his scoring " first times " and levelled the scores within a minute of the North Londoners taking the lead. The Spurs nullified this before the interval, but we again got a timely counter that left the game balanced with half-an-hour to go. All-in-all we considered the result a fair one.

FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Div. I Aug. 15 v Spurs at White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur: Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Mullery (capt.), England, Bond, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Pearce.

West Ham United: Grotier, Bonds, Lampard, Bennett, Stephenson, Moore (capt.), Best, Brooking, Hurst, Greaves, Howe.

22 (H.T. 12). Scorers: Gilzean (31, 38), Greaves (32), Bennett (59).
53,640. Referee: R. Matthewson (Worsley).

The other man's viewpoint ... AT TOTTENHAM

The only real surprise was that the final score was not higher.
MICHAEL WALE, Observer

Both sides deserved something for their splendid efforts. It was a pity they got only a point apiece.
DERYK BROWN, Sunday Times

In the last 20 minutes Spurs " died." Alan Mullery told me "West Ham seemed fitter at the end."
ALAN HOBY, Sunday Express

A voracious crowd deserved more rousing fare. Some of the proceedings were as genteel as a Hampton Court guided tour.
JOHN MOYNIHAN, Sunday Telegraph

West Ham were also guilty of over-casual passing. Entertainment yes, but not wholly impressive.
DESMOND HACKETT, Daily Express

The last 30 minutes were not a patch on the cut-and-thrust of the first 60.
RADFORD BARRETT, Daily Telegraph

Moore's play hallmarked a match of real class.
JEFF POWELL, Daily Mail

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much respect to John Northcutt, Roy Shoesmith, Jack Helliar, John Helliar, Tony Hogg, Tony Brown, Fred Loveday, Andrew Loveday, Steve Bacon, Steve Marsh and all past/current West Ham players and supporters