Saturday 21st
0 - 2
White Hart Lane


Mr Stephen Lodge

Goal 1:
58 mins)

Goal 2:
Nielsen (70mins)

Tottenham Hotspur
Beasant     Baardsen
Rogers     Carr
Quashie     Calderwood
Chettle     Nielsen
Hjelde     Campbell
Stone     Calderwood
Bart-Williams     Scales
Gemmill     Anderton
Armstrong     Ginola
Freedman     Iverson
van Hooijdonk     C.Armstrong
Substitutes     Substitutes
Shipperley     Walker
Crossley     Clemence
Harewood     Allen
Edwards     Fox
Bonalair     Sinton

© Nottingham Forest 1998

Forest have a good record against Spurs so we were hopeful of a result today.

And in the first half Forest looked promising, with some good lively play.

 But Beasant had to make the first save after a spell of pressure from Spurs.

Steve Stone looked for a penalty when he felt he had been denied a goal scoring opportunity, but the referee was not interested.

There was a lot of pressure all through the first half from Armstrong, but unfortunately the wrong one - Chris not Craig.

Craig Armstrong did not start the second half, having picked up a knock to the head, and Christian Edwards was given a chance.

But, within 30 seconds of the second half Stone was sent off for a second yellow card offence.

It would seem to have been caused by some play-acting from Ginola(surely not, I hear you cry!)who rather dramatically fell to the ground following an inocuous clash.

 He continued to throw himself to the ground throughout the second half.

 With Forest down to 10 men Freedman came off for Bonalair in order to play a more defensive game.

But, unfortunately thing did not go to plan.

Spurs first goal came on 58 minutes. Ginola made a run down the left side which left the Forest defence for dead and pulled the ball back for Armstrong to put it neatly past Beasant.

Goal number two, on 68 minutes, came from a wonderful delivery by Darren Anderton, who put the ball onto Neilson's head for him to glance it into the top corner.

Forest had barely a shot on goal, with one attempt from PvH going wide.

A match to be quickly forgotten, which should at least be easy for Craig Armstrong who, unfortunately, suffered some concussion and loss of memory resulting from his knock in the first half.

 Another battling game but the Stone incident took whatever chance Forest had of continuing there winning record, away.