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Saturday 05 October 2013

On this day in 2008: Geovanni stuns Spurs

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Hull player's free-kick at White Hart Lane

  • Geovanni watches his free-kick go in for the only goal of the match

  • The Brazilian celebrates his match-winning strike at White Hart Lane

  • Brown, left, was happy with the win, while Ramos, right, was put under more pressure

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day - 5 October 2008 – Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Hull City

Eight days after travelling down to North London and beating Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates Stadium, Phil Brown’s Hull City newly promoted side returned to the capital to stun Spurs.

A ninth-minute free-kick from Geovanni, who had also scored with a long-range effort at Arsenal, was enough to secure the three points against Juande Ramos’s side, who had hit the woodwork through Gareth Bale.

"You could take the statistics and say from an objective point of view that Tottenham possibly deserved something," Brown said. "But from a subjective point of view, the best chances came for Hull and I like good defending.

"We defended manfully again and I am delighted with our first clean sheet. I love 1-0 wins. It's a fantastic result for a defensive coach."

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