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Wednesday 06 November 2013

On this day in 2004: Charlton stun Spurs in London derby

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Charlton beating Spurs 3-2 at White Hart Lane

  • Charlton moved above fellow London side Spurs after an impressive victory

  • Shaun Bartlett gave the Addicks a 2-0 lead with a brace in the first half

  • Jerome Thomas put the visitors 3-0 up, before Bartlett was sent off for a handball

  • Jermain Defoe (right) narrowed the deficit for Spurs, but Charlton held on for the win

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

6 November 2004 - Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic moved above Tottenham Hotspur to 11th place in the Barclays Premier League after a 3-2 victory in an enthralling encounter.

The Addicks got off to a blistering start at White Hart Lane as South Africa striker Shaun Bartlett scored with a clever volley and added a second with a diving header to hand Charlton a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Jerome Thomas made it 3-0 shortly after the interval, but Spurs were handed a lifeline when Bartlett was sent off for a deliberate handball with 22 minutes remaining. Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe pulled goals back for the hosts, but Charlton held on to record an impressive victory in North London.

After finishing a club-best seventh in the previous Barclays Premier League campaign, Charlton ended up in 11th at the end of the 2004/05 season. The defeat by Charlton was part of a run of six consecutive losses for Spurs, but the club rallied under the management of Martin Jol and finished ninth, before narrowly missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification in the 2005/06 campaign.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Charlton came out on top in a five-goal thriller with Spurs at White Hart Lane