Monday, February 12, 2007

Spurs in History - 12th February

12th February, 1966
Spurs 4 Burnley 3 FA Cup 4th Round

Alan Gilzean
Spurs had defeated Middlesbrough in the 3rd Round at White Hart Lane by four goals to nil to reach the 4th Round where they were to encounter much more difficult opponents in Burnley.

It was an amazing tie match saw Spurs come through a very difficult tie.  Tottenhasm without the injured Dave Mackay who had scored twice in the previous round were two down early on and were trailing 2-3 with only minutes to go but Spurs survived thanks to a great performance from Alan Gilzean who scored a brilliant hat-trick and a goal from Frank Saul who had also scored twice against Middlesbrough.

Northern Ireland international centre forward, Willie Irvine, scored a hat-trick for Burnley but went away on the losing side.

This was only the third game back for Jimmy Greaves who had been absent with illness from the end of October.

Team: Jennings; Beal, Knowles; Mullery, Brown, L, Clayton; Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Saul, Jones.

Spurs' progress in the Cup was halted at Preston in the next Round, going down by two goals to one.


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