Tottenham Score Six To Reach FA Cup Semi-Final 12th April


Tottenham safely negotiated an FA Cup 6th Round Replay at White Hart Lane scoring six goals against Birmingham City on 12th April, 1967. They now faced Nottingham Forest in the semi-final to be played at Hillsborough.

On This Day

12th April, 1967

Tottenham Hotspur 6  Birmingham City o

Scorers: Greaves (2), Venables (2), Gilzean, Saul

Tottenham had been relieved to leave St. Andrews with a scoreless draw the previous Saturday but replay made sure there were no mistakes in the replay. Spurs had reached this stage by defeating Milwall after a replay, Portsmouth and Bristol City.

Second Division, Birmingham City were Spurs 6th Round opponents in 1967. A visit to the Midlands saw Spurs held to a goal-less draw as the home team battled heroically to ensure Spurs could not play their natural game. The Spurs defence also had be alert to thwart Birmingham and Pat Jennings had to make a number of important saves.

In the replay, order was restored and Jimmy Greaves threw off the shackles that had been imposed on him in the first game to score twice in the second half. Terry Venables had scored two early goals and Alan Gilzean made it three with a header before half-time. Greaves’ brace and a final goal from Frank Saul completed the scoring after the interval and take Spurs only one step from a return to Wembley for the FA Cup Final.

Team: Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Mackay; Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul.

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