The 73,587 crowd at Wembley was 41,739 up on Spurs’ most recent home league game (31,848 at White Hart Lane). As Bill Edgar in the Times’ football supplement, The Game, points out that is the highest rise in the top division since March 1969 when Chelsea attracted 17,639 for a game against Coventry, before 60,436 turned out for the next game against Man United. Wembley also became the 58th different stadium to host a Premier League match when Tottenham played Chelsea.
Monday, August 21, 2017
It wasn’t a great start for Tottenham at their temporary home, but just look at the attendance.
Playing a Premier League game at Wembley for the first time, the club lost 2-1 in front of more than 70,000 people and here, talkSPORT.com looks at other stats which stood out on the weekend.
Stats courtesy of The Times, The Sun and Opta. Scroll through the gallery to see more.