Friday, August 28, 1998 Published at 17:08 GMT 18:08 UK
Dons destroy sorry Spurs
Christian Gross can only watch on as Spurs fall to Wimbledon
Wimbledon 3-1 Tottenham
Wimbledon, written off by the experts all summer, showed they still have what it takes to survive in the Premiership, with a resounding win on the first day of the new campaign.
Manager Joe Kinnear has not bought a single player in the close season - but on this display his side does not need much improving.
And Paolo Tramazzeni, Christian Gross's only summer signing, had a nightmare debut in a back line that hardly inspires confidence in the rest of the team.
The Dons were a constant threat in the first half, but they did not take the lead until three minutes after the break.
Spurs keeper Ian Walker was embarrassed by a cross from Michael Hughes and Jamaican international Robbie Earle sent a looping header into the net.
Spurs belatedly fought back, led by David Ginola's probing runs.
Wuth 16 minutes left, substitute Moussa Saib, who replaced a tiring Darren Anderton, put a ball over the top of the Wimbledon defence for Ruel Fox to slot it neatly past Neil Sullivan.
Wimbledon were not to be denied, however, and Ekoku made the points safe in injury time, beating Tramazzeni to Marcus Gayle's cross and prodding it over the line.
Wimbledon: Sullivan, Cunningham, Kimble, Perry, Blackwell, Earle, Ekoku, Roberts, Ardley, Hughes, Euell. Subs: Gayle, Heald, Kennedy, Jupp, Fear.
Tottenham: Walker, Carr, Tramezzani, Berti, Fox, Anderton, Ferdinand, Armstrong, Ginola, Vega, Campbell. Subs: Calderwood, Nielsen, Saib, Baardsen, Allen.
Referee: G Poll (Tring)