Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the weekend's third FA Cup quarter-final tie, as eight-time champions Tottenham host League One Millwall.
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Taxi. Where to? White Hart Lane, please. Righty-o. I'm a big Millwall
fan, me. We haven't played them for years. Last time we played them, you
scored. Times have changed since then. The game has gone mad, hasn't
it? Some of them celebs, do me a favour. Since we last played them we
made it to the FA Cup final. Loved that day. Not the result, mind. Our
bomber Harris played up front that day, use our gaffer now. We've been
brilliant this season. It would be great to see old Harry again. You
know we put a lion in that boy's heart. One of your own? Ha! Anyway,
here we are, White Hart Lane. He seems up for it. Welcome to the FA
Cup quarterfinal, Tottenham versus Millwall.
This will be the final FA Cup tie to be played at the old White Hart
Lane. The development of Tottenham's new 61,000 seat stadium continues
apace. The old ground is sure to have a raucous atmosphere for this
London derby. Millwall of League 1 have already knocked out three
Premier League clubs in this season's competitions. There are no
replays, so we could have extra time or penalties to decide the tie.
Welcome Jermaine Jenas, and we have reunited the old Sheeran Sheringham
which is difficult to say. You were pretty good in your day. Cannot
believe you pass this, Terry, there's no way I would have. I've
told people in a few interviews, there is no way you should pass from
a position like that. Beautifully sliced Finnish. You also played in
the game back in 1990 at the Den, great memories, no doubt? Fantastic.
The best of my career. We came through the ranks together, playing
in the youth team, reserves, got into the first-team. Great memories
looking back on these goals at the old a proper place to play. Always a
warm welcome one got there as an away player, that's for sure. You
were the record scorer for a long time until Neil Harris, the now
manager, took over. People don't realise that was before the Premier
League, there was a division before that. Football didn't exist before
the Premier League. Scored a lot of goals, had a lot of fun along the
way. Millwall have beaten three Premier League sides along the way
but this is a different task. Yes, only conceded one in their last ten.
It will be a very difficult day for Spurs. Having said that they have
not come up against the opposition they are about to face today. You've
seen Millwall a few times this season, you were saying earlier,
they are on an impressive run? Really good, seven, eight games
unbeaten at the moment. Even before that they've got a rigid formation.
4-4- two, two banks of four, get it up to their front two who are very
good, both can score goals, one big one, one little one. Spurs on a good
run as well, Jermaine. They've been absolutely sensational at White Hart
Lane this season. Since being knocked out of the Europa League
we've seen a shift in Mauricio Pochettino's focus on desperately
wanting to win a trophy. And the performance they put out against
Fulham was sensational. It has been a strong run, and they are playing
with such confidence, could be a tough afternoon for Millwall.
Impressed by the progress of your former club Tottenham? Without a
doubt. Pochettino has got his team performing. To a man they are very
good and as a team they are exceptional. That's all you can ask
other manager, to get your team performing. What do you make of
Spurs, kind of an unusual season, at times very consistent at home, and
some dodgy results in Europe? I think they'll be up for it. As you
said in the opener, this is the last FA Cup tie here. They have a great
history, albeit they have not won it since 1991. The fans are desperate
for it. Could be a big season for them, still. Certainly could be.
Let's confirm both teams. This is how Spurs line-up. Michael Vaughan
is one of four changes to the side that beat Everton a week ago --
Vorm. The same back three that started that match. Kieran Trippier
and Harry Winks come in for their fourth successive FA Cup starts. Son
Heung-Min is recalled, he and the in form Dele Alli will support striker
Harry Kane. Hat-trick hero at Fulham in the last round, starting against
the club where he launched his career five years ago. Let's take a
look at the Millwall side. Tom King only made his league debut last
month, continuing to deputise for the injured Jordan Archer. The club
stalwart, Tony Craig, captains the side in a back four with no Premier
League experience. On loan winger Jed Wallace makes his first start
since returning from a calf injury. Upfront fit again Steve Morison
reunited with Lee Gregory, the pair have scored 17 goals between them
since the beginning of last season. The Millwall manager Neil Harris is
a Lions legend. As a player his 138 goals broke a club record that was
set by Teddy Sheringham back in the day. He has played in an FA Cup
final for Millwall, now he has steered them to the quarterfinals.
Mark Clement went to the seaside to meet him.
Good chest and a good drive and a really fine goal by Harris.
You've got these strong south London credentials but you are a Southend
home bird which is why we are here today? Yes, this has always been my
home, this is where I grew up, where my friends are, where my family up.
Canvey Island just over there. You've got the pier. Just telling
them how perfect it is to live down here. Beautiful, isn't it? I live
about 15 minutes away. Amazing who you meet down here. Being by the
sea, being near the family, I think certainly helps me focus and do my
job. You could not have imagined when you turned up down there nearly
20 years ago the bond you were going to form with that football club? No.
There's been some highs and some lows, must admit. I've been
fortunate. The club suits me as a person. Suits my ethics as well.
During my playing days it was always said I wasn't the best player on the
pitch but I would give everything and that's what the fans want to
see, playing with that pride, passion and drive. I always gave
that. I believe that gave me a good starting point to be manager. You
mentioned highs and lows. I want to ask where the 2004 FA Cup final fit
in, you were having some trouble at the time, Wisey didn't fancy you,
was that bittersweet? Yes, moments when I was not playing regularly.
That was a slight disappointment. It's been a hard, hard data Neil
Harris. What that experience has enabled me to do is to pass back
onto the players in this cup run. Played in four Cummings and Cummings
scores! 90th minute of the match! Because of the life-threatening
illness you had back in 2001, do you think you've got a perspective and
subjectivity that maybe allows you to attack your work in a different
manner? The perspective for me, I can look back sometimes and say,
let's put this into reality, let's be disappointed when we've thrown
the game away that we should have won but let's get up in the morning
in the cold light of day and say, let's take the positives out of it,
how can we get better, how does that not happen again? I'd like to think
it certainly made me a stronger person. Do you think you can beat
Spurs this weekend? Of course we can. It's a one-on-one fight on the
day. Being underdogs suits us, Millwall Football Club is at its
best with its back to the wall as an underdog. We will certainly embraced
the occasion. We've got nothing to lose. Everybody expects Spurs to
win. Nothing to lose but of a lot to gain. Well said. His done a terrific
job, unbeaten in 17 games as well now. Like he said, the Millwall
unity, they will come together today. No one likes them. They were
come here and have a bit of fun today. Put in a workmanlike
performance. As I said earlier, very solid, rigid, two banks of four. Get
the ball up to the front two, very good. You never know what happens in
a one-off tie. You've had a look at those two upfront? They will be a
handful today. Not many times Tottenham will come up against a
two, in the Premier League anyway, two out and out centre forwards.
Millwall will not be afraid to get it for it and the vast majority, the
two will be linking and working together. That was after a minute in
their game against Watford. Getting the ball out wide. Long ball up, no
harm in doing that. Look how well they work together. They know each
other's game, they understand it, they've been around the block, both
of them, if you times. Should actually do better. At every
opportunity today the ball will be thrown into the box, thrown up
towards them, one to flick it on, and they will be a threat. The other
aspect is that they are pretty solid at the back as well, only conceding
one in their last ten? It tells you they are very organised and he's got
them playing the Whiteway. The thing that stood out for me, against
Premier League opposition they have a percentage of about 38% which
tells me they like to drop off. The record of unbeaten runs in their
last ten games which is unbelievable.
A bit like Leicester? It is. They put the ball in the channel, get
them chasing and causing problems. I think Spurs should be expecting the
same today. What will Spurs have to do differently than when they face a
Premier League side? Well, Millwall will have no problem about sitting
off and letting Tottenham come onto them. They know they will have a lot
of possession. They've just got to be patient, work the ball. They've
got a lot of good players. Big day for Harry win to find passes. He'll
have Little Thompson against him, who likes a challenge, he'll be
trying to leave one on him early on. For Tottenham they've got to kind of
grind them down, make them move more than what they normally do. In the
championship, in the First Division, teams don't really like to break
teams down. Where is Tottenham have the capacity to be able to pass it,
come back out, move out the other side, and they do that so well as
well. Let's go pitch side for two men who played with distinction for
these two clubs. Good afternoon, two former captains
here. Former Spurs captain Michael Dawson at Hull City, and Paul
Robinson. Huge day for Millwall, they will not come here with any
fear and they certainly have big backing inside White Hart Lane. It's
fantastic and obviously the fans will be in good voice. With the FA
Cup you get a lot of away fans, they will be making a lot of noise. The
challenge for Neil Harris is to put a team on the pitch for fans to
identify with. To knock out three Premier League teams so far they
have certainly done that. And Michael, Mauricio Pochettino has
come strong again, he had to today, who is key for you? Armstrong after
the only scraping through -- he has gone strong. Harry Kane in fine
form, scoring goals, I'm sure he'll be looking to get on the scoresheet
today. Dele Alli, another top player. Certainly Millwall will need
to be at their best. Harry Kane is somebody you played alongside at
Millwall, what was he like as a youngster? Did you see him having
this career path? Hand on heart I would probably say for him to be
leading the line for club and country, to be the leading Premier
League scorer, that was a tough thing to say at that time, but he
had a chance. He had a good work ethic, good head on young shoulders,
and the ruthless thing of all top strikers of wanting to score goals,
wanting to work and his trade. Even as an 18-year-old he scored some
important goals. Fantastic to see him doing well. Spurs go in as
favourites. They've challenged in the last couple of seasons in the
Premier League. Do they now need to make the next step to get a trophy,
get some silverware and show that they can contend? been a long time
since they have had silverware, 2012 since they were last at Wembley,
semifinal. Great opportunity to do it today and that is what they will
be doing, the fans here today, at a new stadium, got to get silverware
to take the next step. It is a huge match for both teams. Predictions?
3-1 Spurs. 2-1 Millwall. We have one of each, surprise surprise, I will
not make any score predictions but I predict it will be loud because it
is already allowed in here, Gary. STUDIO: One of Tottenham's Keith men
is Toby Alderweireld, who is regarded, and is, one of the best
defenders in the Premier League -- key mental and formed an excellent
partnership with his fellow defender Jan Vertonghen. Alderweireld wants
to get his hands on an FA Cup medal, just like Garth Crooks.
You and the Tongan have played together quite a lot over the years.
Can you tell me how many games you've lost in the 128 games you've
played in in Holland and England? I don't know, 35, 40. 14. That is
pretty amazing, isn't it? Surprised? Jan is doing pretty well isn't he?
CHUCKLES You've been in London a little while
you settled here and comfortable? Yes, everything is well, my family
is good, I feel at home here, I bought an apartment as well so I
have settled well. We heard a few rumours you are a bit homesick.
People ask about me and of course I miss my family and I miss home but I
love it here. If I want to feel that good I wouldn't perform on the pitch
-- if I wouldn't feel that good. But of course if you ask me if I miss
Belgium and my family, of course I miss them but it doesn't affect my
game. Now we have a situation where one by one this group is re-signing
their contracts to Tottenham. How close are you to committing to
Tottenham? I focus on the pitch, I do what I do, it is all rumours and
there is nothing I can say about it, so I just try and focus on the pitch
and do my performance and help the team in that way, my contract is
something I don't have control of now. You're playing Millwall, do you
know much about the rivalry between Spurs and Millwall? I know that
every London derby is special, especially this one, or we try and
focus on the team we play against. It's going to be a massive
atmosphere so I'm looking forward to it at the Lane. The Millwall fans
are very intense and will bring lots of atmosphere. Yes but I love all
fans and ours will take over and I love to play at the Lane and base --
they really support the team and give something extra. Were you aware
of the FA Cup as a kid growing up in yes, of course. It's the biggest cup
in the world. There is Belgium's up, Holland's up but the FA Cup is the
biggest one in the world so it is a big prize.
And are you aware of the traditions with the FA Cup and Tottenham
Hotspur Football? I don't want to look too much at the
past, just the future. We have to do our best to bring one home. Harry
Kane, Danny Rose, or the other English boys haven't mentioned this?
No, they just say we have to win the next tournament.
I think Garth Crooks was desperate for him to acknowledge the fact he'd
won the FA Cup. I don't think Toby had a clue, did he? Terrific central
defender, that's for sure. Me he is the best central defender in the
Premier League, he has everything to his game. We have a graphic of him
playing at other clubs here and where the team has stood from a
defensive record. Ajax people might say he was a lot younger but look at
that one, 2000 14-15 season, Southampton, second in differences
in the Premier League at that point shows how valuable he is as a
defender -- 2014 - 15. He never panics and doesn't dive in at the
wrong moment. He chooses the right moment to make his move, he reads
the situation well, has a little nibble, he doesn't switch off, lots
of defenders would switch off, he knows there is danger and gets into
a good position. This is an unbelievable part of Toby's game, so
calm and comfortable on the ball and in the situations strikers and
midfielders start coming to life because he has a whole different
array of passing. That is a low fade, that is a midfielder's pass,
you don't expect centre halves to hit balls like that and the
relationship everyone knows he has with Dele Alli over the years, Dele
Alli makes the run and he casually found him over 50 yards. In this
game, that comfortable but he says, let me do it with my left foot, and
sprays it out of his left foot, so, and comfortable on the ball and he's
the best in the business at centre-half. Is a fraud you always
weigh up who you are playing against and I look at Toby and think could I
do bully him,, I'm not sure? I think if you want a running behind or have
a scrap with him he can do everything. Watching his interview,
should Tottenham be concerned that he was noncommittal in terms of his
long-term future at Tottenham? He didn't really want to get involved
in that chat. He wasn't expecting the question, talking about the big
FA Cup quarterfinal coming up and all of a sudden the contract comes
up. They wouldn't want to lose him, would they? Not at all, I played
with some good centre halves in my time at Tottenham, Sol Campbell and
Ledley King and he is up there but he has some body alongside him,
Vertonghen, a great relationship, and that builds a great basis in the
team. It is now four years since Mauricio Pochettino arrived in the
Premier League and is fast becoming one of the most highly rated
managers in Europe. Ho-ho-ho it's magic.
# Ho-ho-ho it's magic never believe it's not so #
You have gone with another strong side today. How much importance to
you now place on the FA Cup is a realistic chance of some silverware
this season? I think it is very important. We are only one game to
go to Wembley. I think it's very important day for us, the FA Cup and
the Premier League, and it is a massive game for us today. We have
Alan Shearer in the studio. Earlier this week you said you thought Harry
Kane could go on and beat his goal-scoring record. What is it that
you see in Harry that makes you say that? Now that I was thinking a
little bit it will be very difficult for Harry because it is an amazing,
amazing record. We were talking a little bit before. Harry needs to
score 20 goals in the next ten years every season, 20 Premier League
goals to try to catch Alan. I think it was unbelievable what Alan made
in the Premier League, and it will be tough for Harry to catch up with
him. Can he do it? You hope not! LAUGHTER
I said that without moving my lips! If he stays free from injury and of
course if he stays here because over the years Tottenham have sold a lot
of their best players. It depends whether Tottenham are going to be
successful over the next two or three years, I would imagine. What I
would say about Harry, and I am a huge fan, there was a time in my
career similar to his age now where I thought... The penny dropped and I
thought I deserved to be in that list of players up there at that
time. I think he's at that stage of his career now where he thinks that.
He can do almost anything, he can score almost any girl, whether it's
headers, left foot, right foot and when you get to the stage of your
career -- score almost any goal. More often than not there are two
guys looking to pick you up, you are not battling just one or -- and
that's the sign of the player. No backlift, in the back of the net. He
can do this because those Everton defenders are happy with him there,
43 yards and all of a sudden the ball is in the back of the net so
they are not happy at all. He has a hell of a record and I am a huge fan
of his. He is handling the situation well. For the third consecutive year
he has scored 20 plus goals now so I think he is comfortable at this
level and comfortable being talked about as a top player and he will
only get better. It is probably not for you to say but in many ways he
is a bit like Alan Shearer, isn't he? Good in the air, likes the shot
from long-range. I've been asked this a couple of times this week. He
has a little bit more than Alan Shearer!
LAUGHTER He passes the ball as well. This guy
never passed, he shot, which is fine, when you play with a centre
forward and he shoots you know you can only get the ball off the
goalkeeper or a rebound but Harry has a little bit extra in as much as
he can drop a little bit deeper and thread the ball through, which
worked so well with Harry Kane, one combines and one goes long. He has
already gone past us in terms of hat-tricks for Tottenham. He has a
bit of everything. Was there ever a time in your career when you thought
I enjoy it at this level and enjoy the way people are talking about me
and the penny drops and you think I love playing at the top level.
Without a doubt. He has masses of the Dylan Sage that he doesn't rely
on pace. He still manages to get that yard -- he has a massive
advantage that he doesn't rely on pace. You look at Henry and you
think you are going to get slower. He's obviously a marked man and has
a reputation so does that make it harder? It does, as we say he has a
bit of everything. If you cannot run someone you drop off deep and if you
can't beat them in the year you can shoot from distance and he has
something and can score from anywhere. They have to keep him.
That will depend on how Tottenham successful Tottenham are going to be
in the next two or three years. It's inevitable if he keeps on improving
and scoring the goals it is inevitable that interest will come
in from other clubs. Whistle Pochettino interviewed and that's
the other thing -- we saw Pochettino interviewed. He's been looked with
Barcelona. It depends what Tottenham want to be, they have this fantastic
stadium and fantastic training ground and the message to the fans
is we're going to be a Champions League club, challenging for titles
and to do that they need top players so they will have to keep their
players and to do that you have to pay them top money and that is where
spares may find it difficult at times. Hickam Millwall finally, they
kept Spurs waiting a while in the tunnel. Interesting to see those
pictures of that massive stadium looming over White Hart Lane. You
deserve a shot at this because of how well they have played in this
competition. They have beaten three Premier League teams to get here so
they deserve that. I hope it doesn't faze them. They've got one or two
experienced players which they will need and they will also need a bit
of luck but good luck to them, they deserve to be here. Big day for
Millwall, Tottenham against Millwall for a place in the semifinals of The
Emirates FA Cup. Your commentators are Danny Murphy and Steve Wilson.
COMMENTATOR: Thank you, Gary, good afternoon everybody. 115 years on
from the first White Hart Lane has opened its doors for the last FA Cup
tie to be played at this famous old ground. 202 matches including 12
semifinals, which is where these two sides are hoping to be in tomorrow
night's draw. Spares hungry for success, second in the Premier
League but with Chelsea almost out of sight in that competition in the
FA Cup looks then most likely route to a trophy and ending that wait for
silverware that stretches back to 2008.
Their opposition, Millwall, two divisions below but under Neil
Harris bidding for promotion to the Championship, and they are the only
side in the top four leagues in England yet to lose a game in 2017.
Their last defeat was December 17th, 17 games ago. And there is the man
so far of 2017. As we saw that list of goal-scorers in the top five
European leagues, Harry Kane but this is the company he is keeping
now. That list said: Griezmann 12, 11. Skeete, Lacazette and Suarez 13,
Kane and Cavani 14, Messi 16. He is in amongst the best of the best.
Spares yet to play top-flight side this season's FA Cup and the
furthest they have had to travel is Fulham. The cup keeper Michel Vorm
keeps his place as does the back three of Eric Dier, Alderweireld and
Vertonghen. Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks come into the middle
four, Son Heung-min who has a good goal-scoring record in this
competition, and Dele Alli who has a good goal-scoring record in every
competition support Harry Kane whose first-ever senior honour would have
been the Millwall young Player of the Year in 2012 at the end of a
loan spell which Kane says helps to make him a man. Three Premier League
scalps already for Millwall but therefore former Spurs trainee
Jordan Archer, the goalkeeper, is injured, so Tom King continues to
deputise in goal. 21-year-old midfielder Ben Thompson is very
highly rated. Upfront Gregory has 14 goals this season and Morison 15
goals. Danny Murphy, Millwall are the last of the minnows in this
season's FA Cup. It has been a tournament of upsets so far, but can
they provide one more? They will believe they can. They
deserve great credit for what they have already done. Doesn't matter
what level of football you play at, if you go 17 games unbeaten and you
are a good side. They've obviously got leaders who organise each other,
good defending, clean sheets, we were talking about earlier, weren't
we? Unbeatable Daly unbelievable. Options on the bench for Spurs
include Christian Eriksen, he of multiple assists this season. Of
course disappointment for Onyedinma and Ferguson who both have been left
out of the starting line-up today but are amongst the substitute.
Martin Atkinson is the referee. And when you're up against Harry Kane
and Dele Alli then you know you are up against a very, very good duo.
When Harry Met Ali, that line must have been used many times, but
dealing with it is something different. I'd not actually heard
that, that's a good one. Do you know what? Neither had I, but I thought
somebody must have used it. Neil Harris played in the cup final in
2004 on the losing side to Manchester United. Can he died
Millwall to the cup semifinal? -- can he guide them? We know Arsenal
are there, we know Manchester City are there into the last four. Will
it be Tottenham or Millwall with Chelsea and Manchester United to
battle it out tomorrow for the last place? It is Millwall all in yellow
from left-to-right, of course. With Martin Atkinson in charge. And
Tottenham Hotspur in the white and dark blue.
Eric Dier to Alderweireld. Vertonghen.
It's going to be a boisterous atmosphere. There's that ball from
Alderweireld, first of the afternoon. Not quite on the mark
with his first attempt. Actually played a couple of games with Neil
Harris, came to Liverpool on trial, played a couple of reserve games
together. Great lad, actually. Decent footballer. Really nice lad.
Pleased to see him doing so well with Millwall. Excellent
goal-scorer, and proving to be an excellent manager. That was the
first flick on from Gregory towards Morison. Went through to Vorm. Here
is Wanyama. Trippier, whose delivery from the right-hand side, he doesn't
often get the chance to show it because Kyle Walker is just so good,
but Trippier never let them down. I'm a big fan of his. Last time we
were here, you are right, his delivery is up there with any
full-back I have seen, tremendous. Son Heung-Min has actually scored
four goals in this tournament in seven appearances in his career in
the FA Cup. Kane, just nicked away from him in the nick of time. But
lost again. Son Heung-Min could not wriggle through. Wanyama, and now a
chance for Trippier to deliver. Brings it on to his left. Cleared
away. It's always hard when you are a lower league team coming you come
to a big club, you want to get some touches of the ball and settle
yourself. At the moment obviously Tottenham are dominating possession.
Ben Davies, new contract signed this week. Kept in, I think, by Dele
Alli. Millwall were hoping to get in behind for the corner.
Gregory couldn't get it back to Thompson, it has only gone to Son
Heung-Min. Kane and Dele Alli inside the penalty area. Winks! It's on
target, and Tom King treated it with respect. Hooked out but only to
Troicki once more. -- Trippier. Wanyama holding off O'Brien. Here is
Harry will. -- Winks. Tottenham have been camped
inside Millwall territory. Winks around the corner back to Son. We
saw the Winks shot a little bit earlier, not a bad effort, keeper
did well. Got to be careful, Millwall, not to pay them too much
respect, dropping off too deep, letting them have space to shoot
from there. Decent save for Tom King, the young goalkeeper, who is
just sort of finding his way, really, in senior football. Released
by Crystal Palace. Had a loan spell at Welling and another at Braintree.
Just celebrated his 22nd birthday, the Millwall deputy. Got to feel for
Jordan Archer, young goalkeeper, Spurs trainee, groin injury. Missed
the last four games. I'm told he did everything that could possibly be
done to be involved today but in the end beaten by the injury and denied
the chance to face his former club. That's a good ball, Trippier to
Harry Kane, definitely onside. King stood up at the post. No kind of
angle for Harry Kane but he went for it anyway. I think he has hurt
himself. But why is he shooting from there? We know he has scored a lot
of goals. He has done something. This is the constant fear... As he
lands on his right ankle. Nagging fear for Spurs fans all the time,
particularly given that Vincent Janssen has not looked to be an able
deputy so far. We didn't quite see it then. As he has taken the shop
and he lands on his right foot, just loses balance with the ankle.
He's off the pitch so play can carry on and Harry Winks is going to take
the corner. Tracking it away from Wallace. Winks. Needed three
attempts to make that absolutely safe.
This is the Winks chance we have just seen. Harry Kane, meantime,
back on his feet, but hobbling behind the goal. Son Heung-Min,
accelerating towards Cooper. Dele Alli inside the penalty area, good
feet by the South Korean, then stayed on his feet. King at the post
again, for all five saves already from Tom King. Done the same again,
Son. Dele Alli was therefore a tap in. Seems to be shoot on sight for
Spurs at the moment. It's greedy. Lack of awareness or greed, one of
the two. Harry Kane is coming off. Well,
there's no point taking a big risk. They are dominating the game.
Obviously you would like him out there, and fingers crossed for him,
we know they struggle in that area, we always talk about it. Here is
Kieran Trippier. Jan Vertonghen, that's a good ball in.
Well, that's a sad sight for Tottenham fans. Yeah. He's had a
couple of ankle issues in the past. Maybe we'll see better. As he comes
down, there... Ooh, yeah. His right ankle caught between the legs of the
defender and bends horribly. Complete accident, obviously. Yeah.
Will it be a disappointment to Gareth Southgate as well? England
with two games coming up, friendly against Germany and the match
against Lithuania in World Cup qualifying. Harry Kane is yet to
play for England under Gareth Southgate because of injury. Well, I
mean, that looks a nasty one. The fact he was able to walk up the side
of the pitch and down the tunnel is, I would suggest, a good thing. So,
Christian Eriksen is getting instruction. He will be on shortly.
He hasn't got any confidence in the lab Janssen, has he? If the striker
is coming off, you would think he would go up there. Four goals for
Janssen since he moved here, all of them penalties. Alderweireld
covering. Cleared only as far as Dele Alli.
Harry Winks. Trippier again, that's a good ball. Unlike him, isn't it?
Jinxed him a bit. His quality from their normally very good -- from
there. So, Christian Eriksen comes on. Jan Vertonghen taking the
Captain's armband. Looks at the moment like Son
Heung-Min and Dele Alli are almost going to play as a two with Eriksen
just behind. Here is Son. Ten minutes has been almost all Spurs
but the story is the injury to Harry Kane so far unfortunately. Here is
Eriksen. Jan Vertonghen. Every yellow shirt now behind the
ball. Ben Davies weights, thought about the shot, then clips it
cleverly away to the far side, Trippier inside to Son. Eriksen.
Decent block. And here goes Morison, looking up and seeing where Gregory
is, and just behind Gregory, dealt with by Jan Vertonghen. Do you know
what? He did the first bit so, so well. Great first touch from
Morison. Didn't need to give it away, had time to settle on the ball
and wait for some support. This is the foul on Son. No arguments there.
The back four of Millwall have a really nice shape but they are too
narrow. If you go too narrow, you make it so easy for them to get
crosses in. You've got to find that balance. You may remember Harry Kane
got injured in September against Sunderland and did not play again
until early November, and that was an injury to the same ankle. Winks
with the free kick. Millwall with the goalkick. That's disappointing.
Reached the play-off final last season with Millwall, Neil Harris.
And lost the final two -- to Barnsley. Nickname chopper,
presumably in reference to Ron Harris.
They've not done much other than defend, Millwall, but they've got
through it. Stay in the game early on, get a bit of confidence. They'll
be pleased they have not conceded an early goal, there's nothing worse.
Here's Winks. Behind off Jed Wallace for the Spurs
corner kick. The wide men so far have been almost auxiliary
full-backs. Because the back four is so narrow. Very similar to what
Aston Villa did hear a couple of rounds ago. So, Christian Eriksen to
take. Alderweireld trying to get the near post flick but it was Morison
who made last contact. Another Spurs corner. If you are just joining us,
Harry Kane substituted in the seventh minute with what looked like
a nasty injury to his right ankle. Eriksen's Corner carefully delivered
into the box. Space here for Jan Vertonghen, he's used it
intelligently. Son Heung-Min couldn't quite reach its. Yeah,
unlucky. Winks has started brightly. Good little pass from Vertonghen, a
few yards ahead of Son, who now has the responsibility of trying to run
in behind, find the space, give them a focal point. There is the view of
the day. Only a bit higher than us. Was just thinking, I wouldn't fancy
that. Trippier, Dele Alli in behind. Well, little bit of a let off.
Webster can clear. Here is Morison, the free kick goes
Tottenham's way for a foul against Steve Morison. Dele Alli here,
beautifully found. Yes, Trippier with the diagonal, the keep her
umming and ahing, in the end he got caught in no man's land and Dele
Alli should have done better. The time and trying to play it between
Wallace and Cummings. Alderweireld to Michel Vorm, Hugo Lloris amongst
the French Dominic substitutes. The Frenchman has only played one cup
tucked for Tottenham, when they drew Arsenal in the third round three
years ago. He doesn't always make the bench in the cup but he has
today. That is nicely played, Christian Eriksen. Another corner,
the weight of pressure continues to grow on Millwall's goal. Another
good move from Tottenham. Eriksen making runs behind different
players, getting into that space is important.
Eriksen with this delivery short to Dele Alli. Good positioning from
coupettes get ahead on that in front of Toby Alderweireld.
Well, the Millwall fans enjoyed that, they have a throw in deep in
Tottenham territory. You could see why they keep so many clean sheets.
I'm sure they are not quite this negative in the league but they are
well organised and have a very good shape. They have conceded two in 13,
they went 14 and a half hours without conceding at all. Now that's
impressive. Very well-organised team under Neil
Harris. It's worth saying that Millwall have
reached the FA Cup semifinal more recently than Spurs, beaten by Wigan
as Wigan went on to lift the cup. Eriksen, blocked by Thompson.
Millwall's number eight Ben Thompson is very highly regarded, he's been
given a four and a half year contract, lifetime Millwall fan, he
was there as a ten-year-old with his dad at that semifinal. Wallace has
flown forward from the right of midfield. A chance now for Craig to
deliver but instead goes to Williams. That's a shame, straight
down the midriff of Michel Vorm. It was a shame but it was a good idea.
They got some men forward in the box there.
Wanyama. Look at that run. Brilliantly found, too. Trippier
just couldn't control it. Hands on the head because he might have done
more with that. It was a great break, wasn't it? He got in behind
really well, SuperPACs, he will be disappointed with that. Just under
4000 Millwall fans at White Hart Lane. -- super pass. They have never
won on this ground, two draws is the best they have ever done, 1-1 in
1929 and 3-3 in March 1978, Glenn Hoddle was amongst the Spurs scorer
that day and Brian Hamilton for Millwall, former Everton midfielder
and Northern Ireland International. Trippier forward to Son. Winks. Son.
I like Millwall's middle two Williams is six and Thompson is
eight. Williams is a clever player, both are tenacious. Alderweireld and
that is a trip by Wanyama. On Thompson. One thing is for sure with
those two, they are going to get through a lot of work. They look
like they are more than willing to do it. Yes, it is a foul. Ben
Thompson did well there. Well, this free kick is in an
interesting position for the League 1 side.
Jake Cooper, all six up from the back for Millwall, number 24. --
6'7", number 24. -- 6'7" not many people could look Peter Crouch in
the eye but he could. They will have worked on these all
week, Millwall. It's Williams with the delivery, Wanyama left at the
back poacher marking Morison and Morison's header bounced possibly
off Davies actually, it is a corner. Yes, it was a good delivery looking
for Morison, and good movement in front as well. Millwall's first
corner of the game. 20 minutes played. Shaun Williams to take this.
Williams's delivery. Michel Vorm, could take them under pressure from
Gregory, possibly fouled by Gregory but he claimed it. Yes, it was a
good take. Difficult ball, lots of bodies around it. That is
encouragement for Millwall, and it all started because of some
slightly, well, very sloppy Spurs play. Well, there was a buzz and a
temper when Kane was on the pitch and it's kind of lost a little bit
of that. Understandable. Tottenham are a team of so many star
players. But Harry Kane is the star involved, if you like. As a player,
Danny, if the star man is ruled out of your team does it affect you when
you are out on the pitch? Does it put a doubt in your mind or affect
your confidence while you are playing? I think if it happens in
the middle of the game you do feel a bit deflated after a while but you
know you have got to get on and you have a game to win and give somebody
else an opportunity. But the Harry Kane situation is very different
because they are so reliant on his goals. There isn't another striker
really here who is adequate to fill his boots so it is a big worry for
them. That is Vertonghen's header, Eriksen, Wanyama, super signing
Wanyama has been. Son Heung-min, Dele Alli in the middle, Eriksen to
his left hand side, Christian Eriksen here. Dele Alli... Was he
being held? Martin Atkinson says not but many say he was. Wanyama got
caught as well after he made the pass. He is down. Well, there is no
question at all that Craig has a handful of Dele Alli's shirt. I
don't know why he's trying to grab his shirt and get in front of him
there. He got lucky. It's a penalty for me. Wanyama here has a problem,
court after the ball had gone, lovely bit of play by Wanyama to
start the move. I just think Craig might have got away with one here. I
don't know how he's not seen it, the ref, he was in a good position.
Great noise peeling around White Hart Lane.
Here is Vertonghen. Craig backpedalling, Trippier in behind
and again trippy's control lets him down. That's twice now. --
Trippier's control. I know he has played a good few games but in and
out of the team, you don't quite have your rhythm all the time but he
will be disappointed with that. Getting himself in some good
positions, though. His side have been awarded 11 penalties this
season, Tottenham, and they may well have had a case for making it a
dozen there. Cooper wants King to come, danger
here. Lucky that Son Heung-min couldn't control the spinning ball
instantly. Shaun Cummings is there. Vertonghen's head. Williams.
Slightly uncertain, the young Millwall goalkeeper. I thought the
defender should have dealt with that because he made the keeper come out
of the box. You don't really want your keeper coming out of the box.
He was playing in the National League last season, Tom King, had
alone spell from Millwall to Braintree, and it's a big step up.
Mind you, since he has come into the sides in the place of Jordan Archer
he has kept that solid defensive run going, conceding just one in four.
David Livermore alongside Neil Harris, Team Aitken the 2004 FA Cup
final in the millennium Stadium, or the Principality Stadium, as it is
now. David Livermore brought down Ryan Giggs for the penalty converted
by Ruud van Nistelrooy for Manchester United's second. --
team-mate in the 2004 FA Cup Scott Davies. Son, Eriksen to Vertonghen.
Cooper. Smashed away for Gregory to chase and Eric Dier is not entirely
comfortable. This is Gregory, and this is Morison, and that there's a
couple of yards wide. That was a chance. He liked that, Neil Harris.
It's the first time we have seen Gregory, really. You could argue it
was a little nudge but he was brave. Morison doesn't set it out and get
enough bend on it. Encouraging, though, for Millwall. A little bit
of room for Winks before Williams comes out at, and now Wanyama who
seems to have run off that little knock, Eriksen, Alli, Wanyama.
Simon King men, Davies to his left waiting. That's clever. Good
recovery, though, by Jed Wallace. It was. He's been given that job, I
think, making sure that he tracks the runs. Wallace in the side ahead
of Frank Onyedinma today. Onyedinma is a flying winger who, I would
suggest, is less likely to be disciplined defensively than the
more experienced player. Eriksen with the ball in, of Williams's
head, and over the top from Jan Vertonghen on his right foot. Yes,
certainly not as good as with his left, but he has a go anyway, and
rightly so. He just got under it a little bit. Millwall have defended
set plays quite well. They have not been caused too many problems with
the Tottenham corners and free kicks in.
I think he will be quite content at 28 minutes to be 0-0, Neil Harris.
Cummings coming forward now. And a handball given against Aiden
O'Brien. Half-hour mark approaching. Here is
Davies. Clipped in. Dealt with by Cooper. That early barrage of shots
which Tom King had to deal with and did deal with has rather dried up.
Hits his shin pad in frustration. Yeah, sloppy. Really those first two
chances, Kane and Son from tight angles that made us think there was
going to be a build-up of pressure from Spurs, but it didn't come. They
deserve credit, Millwall, for getting themselves in the game and
looking reasonably comfortable. He doesn't look massively impressed at
the moment, Pochettino. Byron Webster with the clearance. Wanyama
holding off Thompson. Spurs have passed the ball crisply and
precisely to midfield, then they will really test Millwall. Trippier
in towards Eriksen. Eriksen! Great finish from Christian Eriksen. You'd
struggle to call it half a chance, but boy did he take it. Spurs lead,
Eriksen scores. Well, we were just saying, hadn't been a chance for a
while. Good defending. Drops to him. What a strike that is. We know how
good he is technically. Sometimes we think he should score more goals
with his talent, but that's what he's capable of. Really, really good
strike. Low into the ground, far corner. Good substitution. Ooh,
wonderful goal. Wonderful finish from Christian Eriksen. Ninth goal
of the season. Spurs in front. Super strike. Didn't seem to be much
danger at all, but he hit it so well, so accurately.
Now what riposte can Millwall find here with this free kick which Shaun
Williams is going to take? O'Brien forward, Webster forward,
Morison now. Jake Cooper, too. Williams to deliver. Flick on... Ooh
it just flashed in front of Jake Cooper. It was flicked on by Aiden
O'Brien. Cooper wasn't far away from getting something on that. Yeah, it
wasn't a great ball in, but the first click on causes Spurs a
problem. It was Jan Vertonghen standing in front of Cooper who had
to be strong to hold off the centre-half.
The very first FA Cup goal of scored at White Hart Lane was by Johnny
McMahon for Preston North End in February 19 01. Could be that
Christian Eriksen's is the last. There's the goal-scorer, Super Bowl,
too. Yeah, she does score some great goals, doesn't he? -- super goal.
When you've got that much ability and you are technically that could,
in bigger games, contributing a bit more. Thompson with a clearing
header, Trippier forward, Thompson again. And again. Now Wallace. Did
well, Wallace. Being chased here by Wanyama, still going. He's had a
little look up, played a decent ball in. Alderweireld dealt with it. Did
really well, Jed Wallace. Williams to Thompson and back again. Clipped
up towards Morison, got a head on it, couldn't find Gregory. Might
have let that go through to Vorm but Spurs have dealt with it. Eriksen
into Davies, Spurs countering. Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min both forward.
Cooper back. Corner, Spurs. Good break from Spurs after Millwall
having some joy getting crosses into the box, better from Millwall. But
they are always going to be susceptible to that break from
Spurs. Imperative they get to half-time without conceding again,
really is. Christian Eriksen to take. Three are up from the back for
Spurs, in it goes deep towards Wanyama. Off the woodwork and not
turned away by O'Brien when it probably should have been. Here is
Wallace. He has done well. Up towards Gregory, ploughing a bit of
a lone furrow, and Trippier feeding Vorm. Might have been two. Yeah,
lost him for a second. Good header from Wanyama, he's dangerous in the
box. Spurs come again with Ben Davies. They are comfortable now.
Pass the ball about, try and draw Millwall out a bit.
Alderweireld for Spurs, Jan Vertonghen.
Shaun Cummings did well. Son Heung-Min was a bit weak in the
challenge. Gregory chasing this. Alderweireld.
Made that look easy, the pair of them. Some stat Garth Crooks came
out with about Alderweireld, as a partnership they've lost only 14 out
of 120 odd games they've played together, club and country. They
balance each other. I know Tottenham play a three now, but when they had
the two together, they complement each other really well. Nice balance
with the right foot and the left foot. Their biggest rent, they both
can play. Here's the header. Yeah, good. Unlucky. Big, powerful header,
that is. Could probably agree that of Spurs
summer signings, Wanyama has been the most effective. Sissoko and
Janssen still rather peripheral. Created a strong base in the middle
of the park with Dembele. And then with Winks playing his games as
well, looks fantastic young footballer. The centre of the pitch
is a strong area for Spurs. He may yet come good, Vincent Janssen, but
not if he doesn't get on the pitch, he won't. With Harry Kane going off
he certainly would have been thinking he was entitled to come on
but he didn't. No, must be thinking a little bit negatively at this
moment. Here's Ben Davies. No foul, Jed Wallace taking it away from
Davies. Wanyama. Steve Morison upfront for Millwall
in the centre circle had a spell at Norwich City a few years back in the
Premier League. Playing as a lone striker in a struggling team, scored
nine goals that season in the Premier League which is no mean
achievement. Here he is. Here is Eriksen.
He was allowed to take that a very long way, Eriksen. Volleyed away by
Byron Webster. There he is, Morison. 15 goals so far this season. His
return from injury has come at a good time. Good pace, willing
runner. He won't have wanted to have been doing this much defending of
course. But playing against higher quality opposition, that's what you
have to do. The key thing, the difference between the three Premier
League scalps, apart from the difference in class between Spurs
and Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester, with all due respect, is
that Millwall were at home in those three. Webster with the clearance.
In fact Millwall at home in every round of the FA Cup, all five of
them that they've played up until now. That's come off Alderweireld to
Morison. O'Brien getting forward here. Williams. Four up for
Millwall. Towards O'Brien. Not offside. Dealt
with by Dier, Spurs can break. Millwall had committed a few yellow
shirts forward. Son Heung-Min. Dele Alli is furious with him for not
controlling that. Son Heung-Min, ooh, makes amends with an absolute
beauty! Well! Take Christian Eriksen's goal and raise you. That
Sabrina and goal from Son Heung-Min. -- that's a brilliant goal from Son
Heung-Min. Well, his first touch wasn't great, but his second was
absolutely brilliant. Great break from Spurs. We criticised him
earlier for not looking across to Dele Alli, but this time he has
every right to have a shot. Look at that, on his supposedly weak foot.
Really, really difficult technique, there, on your weak foot, to bend it
with that pace. Keeper no chance. Still a great finish. Well, that's
12 goals now, for a guy who doesn't play every week, that's a good
return. Yeah. Welcome he gets on with it. Fit. He can play on the
left, play on the right, played down the middle he gives it his all.
Wouldn't say he's a natural in front of goal, far from it. But he's a
good player and he's just proven it there with the technique. Gregory
getting away from Dier. Alderweireld is covering.
Just what Neil Harris and Millwall did not need, but you cannot argue
with the quality of the finishing. Wallace. Eriksen in to Dele Alli,
they've got to be careful, Millwall don't want to get caught on the
break again. Dele Alli crowded out of it. Ben Davies was in all kinds
of space to his left-hand side. Meantime, that's Wanyama in a heap
on the floor, again. Hmm. Don't know if he's been whacked on the same one
he got whacked one before. Yeah. Don't think it's too bad. Yellow is
maybe about right. Followed through a little bit. So, yellow card for
the man who is on loan from Wolves to Millwall. They've not actually
kept the ball well enough, Millwall. Sometimes you've just got to hold
your hands up, haven't you? I mean, that is such a good goal. He has got
a fantastic left foot actually, considering he is right footed. Been
practising the handshake that Harry Kane has been doing. That would take
me a few weeks to get that. I wouldn't try, of course. That's two
days of training, that. Wanyama is currently off the pitch
getting treatment. But he's a strong boy. Millwall throw.
Helped on by Thompson but Winks takes up such good positions, Harry
Winks, he always seems to have pockets of space around him. Wanyama
is back on for Spurs. Davies. Dele Alli.
Eriksen back to Harry Winks. Dele Alli thinking about it. We have seen
two pretty spectacular finishes, that wasn't a third. No, not one of
his better efforts. I love the fact he has the confidence to try it,
though. There are a few medals there, Ray Clemence, Clive Alan,
Mark Fallon, Ossie Ardiles sitting behind, Paul Allen. I saw Ray
Clemence on Friday, actually, at a dinner, he was in good form. Worked
with him in the England squad, good guy, gentlemen, for work Liverpool
goalkeeper. It was a move which was a stunning move at the time from
Liverpool to Tottenham for Ray Clemence.
A real gentleman, good to see him here, Ray Clemence, looking well.
Alderweireld for Spurs. That will be a Spurs hoping and looking now as if
they will be heading to their 20th FA Cup semifinal in their history.
It's a tournament which Spurs are sort of associated with. They have
an won it since 1991. That's a long time. It is and I was talking to a
couple of supporters earlier about the fact that although they are
progressing and things are going really well here, lots of positives,
silverware is what it's all about, you know? This is a great
opportunity for them, two games away. From lifting a trophy, if they
can see this one out. Here is Jan Vertonghen. Eriksen Trippier. King
has dealt with that. Martin Atkinson's whistle goes and Millwall
are two down at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur. Christian
Eriksen on in place of the injured Harry Kane very early in the game
with a super finish topped by Son Heung-min's which flew in off his
left foot. Two great goals and Spurs halfway to the last four. Half-time
at White Hart Lane. And Hotspur 2-0 Millwall.
Tottenham certainly emphasising their high class in this game so
far, Millwall resolute for a while but in the end two terrific goals.
Total dominance from Tottenham, as you said they dominated possession,
they have been in so many good positions, stretching the wingbacks,
Trippier and Davies, high up and stretching the back four and
Millwall can't cope with it. They have been in great positions but
other than the two pieces of magic for the goals they have been so
wistful when they got into those areas, should be four or five with
better balls and finishing. We saw Millwall were very organised that
you felt it was just a matter of time. Yes, Tottenham got so much
possession, Millwall were having a 4-4- to effect but with Davies
pushing so far on he is bringing Jed Wallace back into a second right
back position really, so when Millwall get the ball they can't get
out because he's too far behind because there is nobody to pass two,
doing an honest job but Tottenham are wearing them down with their
superior ball keeping skills. Two leagues above and it shows. This is
the point as a manager were you think maybe I should have played
three in midfield because the gulf in class, Millwall are finding it
impossible not only to get out of their own half but sustain any
possession. Marcus Ericsson got the first goal out of nothing, wasn't
it? The two defenders both went for the same ball which enabled Eriksen
to have the space at the edge of the box when the ball falls, they are
both there and no one picks up Eriksen and before they know it it
is in the back of the net, wonderful finish. He has such a and awareness
of the space around him and he knows he must hit it first time but he
doesn't panic, he knows he can get good contact and to swivel and kick
it like that is a hard skill. He had to wait for it to come down but he
knows the two lads have challenged for the same ball so they are
unaware of where he is and as the ball comes off Dele Alli's chesty
waits for it to drop at the precise moment and hit it into the ground
and zip it off the surface. Which goal would win the goal of the half
competition? I like the technical element of Eriksen's. I would agree.
This one from Son was sensational. I was screaming at his touch at this
point but he answered perfectly with that unbelievable strike. I watched
him a lot at Bayer Leverkusen do this on his left foot, cutting
inside. Dele Alli unhappy, he's on a good goal-scoring run. But he
answered him. How many times have you done that in your career when
somebody has had a shot from too far out and you go, well done, good
goal. The keeper has absolutely no chance. It does help if it goes on,
if you hit the ball with your right or left foot, it makes the defender
think, you could only kick it with your right foot, you would never
bend it in with your left. We couldn't do that either! Running
away with one arm in the air, come on, guys! Whatever happened to
keeping it simple in the celebration? Do what ever you want,
it is fine. That was the good news for Tottenham, the bad news, of
course, is the injury to Harry Kane. It looks like he sustained a similar
sort of injury as the one at the start of the season that kept him
out for seven weeks. Such an awkward fall. We were debating whether he
should have passed it. The defender goes on top and straightaway it is a
very nasty thing to see. It was as he planted it, that's the problem
and he takes the full weight of his defender onto his ankle. The fact he
is walking, but limping but not on a stretcher. The fact he was out for
seven weeks at the start of the season with the same injury shows it
has not mended properly and that will be another couple of months. We
think Tottenham should have had a penalty? They should have had one. I
don't know how the referee doesn't see this, he was clearly having his
shirt pulled there. The ref isn't far away at all. He actually pulls
him down, doesn't he? He pulls him all the way, when he has hold of him
he doesn't let go for a while and it is very blatant and I don't know how
the ref has not seen it and the linesman has not seen it. Possibly
an underdog decision. He might have thought I have given you one here.
But it was a penalty. Only one opportunity, and not a great one, in
the first half, Morison on the counterattack. We said they would do
this, rigid two banks of four but when they get out they are trying
with the two Centre forwards, hopeful ball, Gregory does well
nudging him at the right time and gets his body in and they get a
little bit of luck. Might need Alan Shearer to put his foot through it
there rather than putting it in the top corner. It sat perfect for him,
didn't it? You can see the angle it was a couple of yards wide, but it
was worth an effort. That's the only time they've had any sort of sniff,
the long ball up, and the two forwards getting close together we
said they would do that but other than that they have hardly had the
ball. Bringing it back to the Harry Kane injury and what I could mean
for Spurs for the rest of the season if he is out for some time, it's
quite an unusual situation where they have Vincent Janssen on the
bench who is a striker and he hasn't even brought him on to make do. It
shows how weak they are in that position apart from Harry Kane. We
all felt for Vincent Janssen as Harry Kane was going off, you are
the centre forward on the bench thinking you are coming on and he
has put Son on. Son gives them something and stretches than the
other way, he goes in behind and stretches defences. I think that is
probably what he looked at, Vincent Janssen is more about holding the
ball up and they didn't need that today, they already have good
possession so he's gone for the legs and getting in behind to stretch
them. Whistle the stats with Harry Kane before the game about how many
goals he brings to the top and side, so to lose him for any period of
time would be a disaster for them. Especially at this stage of the
season. The Loston Footie months at the start of the season and look
like they could lose him for a couple of months at the end of the
season. It was a poor purchase not having a strong replacement and
could cost Spurs, I don't know how, whether it is a top position or a
trophy, you don't know how but that's the decision that could come
back to haunt them. It is worrying. We Haatheq rocking quarterfinal
tomorrow night on BBC One with Chelsea against Manchester United
live from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have won the cup six times in the
last 20 years but their first success came in 1970 when they beat
Leeds in a replay. It was one of the most physical FA Cup games ever
played and that's putting it mildly and wrong Chopper Harris loved it. I
think it was a dream that anybody, any footballer wanted to do. It was
one of the proudest moments in all my years at Chelsea Football Club.
I'm proud of the fact I was the first Chelsea captain to ever lift
the FA Cup. COMMENTATOR: This year, a Cockney cup final, Chelsea versus
Tottenham Hotspur, two London teams. My memory on the Saturday was
fantastic, driving up Wembley Way which was thousands and thousands of
people, a fantastic day, leading the side out at Wembley was an ambition
of mine and at the time I was the youngest player ever to captain the
side in a cup final, 19. Robertson! Goal right on half-time! Robertson!
What's a good goal! We got beat 2-1. I think we froze on
the day, they played ever so well, we were a little disappointed
because we never really performed at all. A few years later we had a cup
run again and played Leeds in the final at Wembley. They were a
tremendous side, Leeds, very physical, and they had Jonny Giles
and Eddie Gray but we had players who could match them for enthusiasm,
Peter Osgood. It's a goal. ! Goal! Jones has done it. Goal!
I think we were a little bit fortunate, we got out of jail, and
about three weeks later we played in the replay at Old Trafford. We made
a tactical switch because I played right back at the time, to pick up
Eddie Gray, by orders was to follow him around and ruffle him up and I
think I did that. People used to say that all I used to do was kick
people but I played 795 games for Chelsea and captained them for many
years and I'd like to think I was a bit better than just going around
kicking people. You had two good sides that were fully committed and
people would say it was a very physical game.
My dad used to always say to me you get nothing for being second best.
All of the years I played football was an achievement I always wanted
to do when I was a young lad. 47 years later Chelsea are two games
away from the cup final against a live from Stamford Bridge from
7:30pm tomorrow evening from the -- for the semifinals follows that.
Before that Match of the Day 2 tonight will have highlights of
Liverpool versus Burnley in the Premier League. Rugby special is
back this evening with all of the highlights from the Six Nations
matches this weekend. 600 horsepower, ?200,000 car, what
could possibly go wrong? This is a rally stage will stop that is
immature. It sounds like I just kicked your as. Top Gear, the new
series continues tonight on BBC Two. Will afford to that but we will look
back at a couple of the tackles in the Chelsea- Leeds cup final. It was
extraordinary, they got a referee at one point to look at the game and
said there would have been 21 bookings and three sendings off. Did
he say it was called roughing him up? He probably didn't even get
booked for that. Casual stud in your cheek. Get in there, again, Peter
Osgood. That is when men were men. That was Man United against
Bournemouth, wasn't it? LAUGHTER
Things have changed a bit, they certainly have. Back to pitch side
to see what Michael Dawson and Paul Robinson made of the first half.
These two were wincing at a couple of those. Michael, the happier of
the former captains. Spurs came in as favourites. How impressed have
you been by their professionalism and their approach? Very impressed,
the way they have dominated the game. Being professional, that's
what it's about when you are playing teams from the lower leagues.
They've been in some good positions, should be maybe more than two up.
They'll be delighted the way it is going. The only downside, losing
Harry Kane to injury which could be a big loss. It could indeed. Paul,
it was always going to be tough for Millwall, how do you feel they have
done in this game? Defensively looked strong up until the first
goal of the first real mix-up in defence. They knew they would spend
long periods without the ball, they knew they would have to work
defensively. For a good 25 minutes they did that. Two bid strikes from
Tottenham. Especially the second one. 2-0 up at half-time looks a
commanding position but they had nothing to lose beforehand and even
more so now, I'm sure they'll have a good go in the second half. What
will Neil Harris do in the second half? Players like Onyedinma on the
bench, very good upfront, perhaps not so good defensively, will they
go for it and perhaps risk a real drubbing? They've got nothing to
lose on the day, it might as well be 4-0. Defensively they'll still have
to work really hard, keep defending their box well like they have done.
The keeper will need to make some good saves. I'm sure he will let the
shackles of a tiny bit more, take more attacking risks. I'm sure you
will see the pace and power of Fred, soon, and maybe Ferguson. What about
the Spurs players? 2-0 up, looking comfortable, is it difficult to
mentally come out and prepare for a second half when you know you cannot
let anything slip? With Wembley and a semifinal at the end of this?
Pochettino will be drilling them to come out and start right, the way
they did in the first half, and keep going, to build on 2-0, get the
third goal and the game will be finished. The two centre halves for
Spurs have got to be strong, Dier, Alderweireld and Vertonghen. Spurs
will want to go on and get the third and fourth, game over. I just got
hit by the match ball, everybody wants to touch the match ball, don't
they? Hope you can enjoy the second half.
Will it be Tottenham, will it be Millwall? Think he's hurt himself. A
sad sight for Tottenham fans. Dele Alli, was he being held? Martin
Atkinson says not. Eriksen! Great finish from Christian Eriksen. Son
Heung-Min! That's a brilliant goal from Son Heung-Min! STUDIO: Yes, two
wonderful goals have given Tottenham a comfortable half-time lead. It
would take something rather spectacular for Millwall to come
back from this, Alan? What Millwall have got to do, they've got to
gamble now. Got to try to get a bit closer to the 2-macro/ because it
was really nonexistence in the first half.
To do that you have got to have the ball and they have not had much of
it. Next ten minutes have got to be important. Millwall need to have a
little gamble, get people forward, women their knock-downs in the half
-- and win their knock-downs. Got to get the ball first, then try and do
something with it. They could just not come out... Seems like an option
as it stands. They were two exceptional strikes, really. There
will be 11 thinking, let's not get embarrassed today, let's put in a
similar defensive display and we can walk out, if we get beaten, with
some pride and they have definitely shown they are capable of that. The
Millwall players are now venturing out on to midfield. We can rejoin
the commentators, Danny Murphy and Steve Wilson. COMMENTATOR: Millwall
have made a change, Ben Thompson has come off, and this is Calum Butcher
in midfield, former Spurs trainee, was on the bench for a Uefa cup game
in 2009. That was as close as he ever came to pulling on the lily
white jersey. Get the chance to play against them here in the second half
of this cup quarterfinal with Spurs leading by two excellent goals.
Eriksen and Son. But Spurs without Harry Kane, injured early on. It's a
big ask for Millwall, the League 1 side, to get back into this cup tie.
But one goal can change a lot. Eric Dier. Cushioned by Davies, to Dele
Alli. Harry Winks, here. Williams getting in smartly for Millwall.
Unable to find Morison. Gregory certainly put in a shift for
Millwall, hasn't he? But no real reward as yet, anyway. Worked
tremendously hard. Here is Eric Dier, forward to Dele Alli, on the
turn, can he find a way to get the shopping? He can't, but Tom King
ends up with the ball in his hands. My microphone is playing up a bit,
sorry about that. Great run from Dele Alli, wasn't it? So good at
that. And they are so good at finding him. Yeah, they are.
Here's Davies for Spurs. That's a good run by Ben Davies, he's going
all the way! Well, a scuffed shot in the end. Those yellow shirts
retreating just about did enough to bring this run to an end, but what a
super run it was. He just kept going, didn't he? Unfortunately
found itself on his right foot which is not his strongest. Can't get a
decent connection on it. It suits him playing more as a wingback,
doesn't it? Can get forward and use his skills higher up the pitch.
Here's Gregory. Vertonghen once Vorm to come, and he did. We saw his only
goal so far the Spurs, Ben Davies. That was second against Aston Villa
in round three. Cute little header. Well, he's been unfortunate. Because
the form of Danny Rose over the last year, 18 months, has been
exceptional, hasn't it? I'm kind of surprised he's signed a contract to
be honest with you. Here's Williams. Trippier to the right, Eriksen, good
hit, good save by King. Dele Alli is onto it, Eriksen wants it back. Here
is Wanyama. Header didn't really do the job but Wanyama couldn't find a
way to get a shot away. Ghosts in and out of games
sometimes, Christian Eriksen. At when on song he is such a good
player. Also a good striker of the ball, isn't he? Technique's really
good. He gets such pace on those shots. Nice, positive run. Looking
at his options. Son, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen just got
underneath that one with O'Brien making it difficult for him, closing
him down. Actually saw, I think it was last week, a stacked with
Eriksen saying he's covered more distanced than anybody in the
Premier League and I thought that was quite interesting. Because you
look at him and think, creative, skilful, somebody who can win a
game. You wouldn't put him in probably with the guys who do the
most running but it just shows you, he certainly does put a shift in for
his team as well. That's long from Byron Webster. Hoping to find
Wallace, who has kept the ball in play and found Gregory. And Gregory
has support. Williams wastes the chance. Well worked. Yeah, it's a
good cross. Brings it down really nicely. Fires it back a bit too
hard. Hard to run onto a ball coming at you that quickly and keep it
down. Here is Wanyama. Do you prefer Eric Dier in a three
or as a defensive midfielder, Danny? He's better as a defensive
midfielder. He was absolutely sensational last season. But I think
if Spurs are going to play that way, it's OK to have him there because
he's got such good cover around him. Either or, really. But I think his
best form was when he played in a deep midfield role last year. But
now Wanyama has come, he's obviously got good competition in there. So
he's found himself at the back. Here is Wanyama. Christian Eriksen. Jan
Vertonghen. Winks, using his body well. Dele
Alli, lovely little flick, didn't quite come off, Shaun Cummings is
there. Snapped away rather hurriedly by Jake Cooper, don't think he
wanted the past much. Winks to Trippier. Taking on Craig. Behind by
Cooper, Tottenham corner. It's been a great cup run for
Millwall. Ooh, sensational. They've done themselves proud. Deserve this
tie. When you consider at one point they were 1-0 down to Braintree, it
has gone extremely well. But very tough to come back from here, you
would say, against the Spurs side playing with such confidence,
unbeaten at White Hart Lane since last May. Their only defeat in home
games, in inverted commas, are the games they played at Wembley in
Europe. Semifinal will be under the arch at Wembley, where they have won
one of their last nine games and that was the dead rubber in the
Champions League this year against CSKA. Somewhat of a worry, that, I
would suggest. Especially as they will be playing all their games then
next season in all likelihood. I gather the contract with the
National Stadium is as yet unsigned. Maybe they are having second
thoughts because of the form there, who knows? Certainly need to get
used to the place. Beaten in the air by Alderweireld. Spurs have also
lost their last six FA Cup semifinals. Here is Cummings. Is
there any good stats? For the poor Spurs fans who aren't here today,
listening. They are going to be a bit worried now. All things, good
and bad, must come to an end, I suppose. Here is Trippier. Son, good
run, well found, 3-0! Well, his cup runneth over. Millwall add cup run
is over. Son Heung-Min with another delightful goal. Brilliant ball from
Trippier. Well, the quality of their goals today has been exceptional.
Brilliant pass again. We've seen this from various players. Look at
the movement. I mean, to pick him out there, take it on the Wally. --
on the volley. That's what Trippier gives you from those full-back
areas. Son's finishing is on point today. That's a really difficult
thing to do, volley it as it is coming out of the air. Three
high-quality goals from Tottenham Hotspur today. Hmm. I think probably
that one being the best, for me. Here goes Vertonghen. Davies.
Cummings in the way for Millwall. O'Brien.
Yes, his movement is really good, Son, when he plays high up there he
doesn't half keep the defenders on their toes. Down the left, down the
right, getting in behind, his comfortable down both flanks. Michel
Vorm to Trippier. Great noise at White Hart Lane. Wanyama. Cut out by
Cummings stretching also lofted high in hope, Wanyama arrogantly controls
it on his laces. Winks over the top looking for that man, Son. Webster's
header goes straight to the South Korean. Eriksen in the box,
overlapping is Davies, tipped out by King, Dele Alli, Eriksen, was Dele
Alli felled? Martin Atkinson again says no. Craig clears his lines,
Millwall in danger of being swamped. They are. Spurs are playing with
such confidence now, everyone wanting the ball. O'Brien wants that
to go out of play and it hasn't. Davies kept it in.
Eriksen Wanyama to Winks. Spurs in full flow just now.
Trippier nutmegging Drake, foul by the Millwall captain and the card is
coming out for Tony Craig. -- nutmegging Craig. Rightly so. The
fact it is 3-0 doesn't really matter, that is a penalty. Could
easily be a penalty. Millwall are going to make a change. The young
winger is going to come on, Onyedinma, but maybe not before this
free kick. Winks pulling it square. Dele Alli
dragged across it. Yes, a bit different, though a nice and
inventive from Winks and Dele Alli. Got the touch perfect, just cut
across it. Here is Onyedinma coming on. Steve Morison, who has run, and
run hard, makes way. 20 years old, from Plumstead, comes on. Six goals
this season, he is a wide player, normally plays on the right, can
play up front. It is towards Onyedinma. He has kept
the ball in play. Cummings is in support for Onyedinma. It is
deflected, and Onyedinma takes it up and over the crossbar, Wallace. That
is a chance. Their best. Onyedinma does brilliantly there. He's just
come on the pitch, he's positive, he made a great run, well found, and
then confident enough to get the ball and go past people. Wallace
will be disappointed. Yeah. Here is Harry Winks for Tottenham.
Trippier. Son in behind again. Blocked by Jake Cooper.
There is more goals in this and he's hoping he might get one of them.
Spurs have not yet assessed that injury to Harry Kane's right ankle.
The prognosis will become clearer tomorrow. The most positive thing is
he was walking by himself. But it could still be quite a while out the
way he went over on it. Davies trained to play it square, cut out
by Williams, almost managed to squeeze it through to Wallace,
Vertonghen cut it out. Trippier back to Son Heung-min. It
will be a goal kick. If Kane is out for a few weeks then Son, Eriksen
and Alli, all goal-scorers, will be the men Pochettino turns to. They
will have to step up, that's for sure. They are more than capable,
they have ability, they have not got the consistency Kane has in scoring.
Gregory Pauling Eric Dier's shirt but Spurs carry on by Martin
Atkinson playing advantage. Ben Davies trying to find Eric Dier who
continued that run forward. I mean, he must be maybe thinking
Vincent Janssen in a game like this to get him a couple of chances. His
former club Southampton are the next opponents after this game for
Tottenham Hotspur, they come to White Hart Lane. It is Burnley,
Swansea and Watford next in line for Tottenham in the Premier League.
They will continue to try to close the gap on Chelsea but it's looking
a tall order at the moment in the Premier League. They are as always
keeping one eye on Arsenal, hoping to finish above their neighbours for
the first time since 1995. The FA Cup sixth round, the final place in
the last four up for grabs tomorrow, 7:30pm, BBC One. Here is some human,
off target this time, certainly after a hat-trick. -- Son Heung-min.
Chelsea against Manchester United tomorrow at 7:30pm and the semifinal
draw will follow that. Manchester City definitely there, Arsenal
definitely there, Spurs almost definitely there. And then either
Chelsea or Manchester United, it may well be, Danny Murphy, that the
2016-17 FA Cup is remembered as a year of shocks but no shot in the
last four unless Millwall termers around and that doesn't look like
happening. It doesn't but what it does do is give us some semifinals
to look forward to. Any combination of those teams is mouthwatering at
Wembley -- Millwall turn this around. You could not split them in
terms of odds, could you? If Chelsea were to beat Manchester United you
think the way they are playing they would edge it but you could debate
it, you are right, it could go either way. Here is Davies. Wanyama
might hit it. Did. And it hit Cooper, that will be a corner.
Cummings got himself in the way of Dele Alli who I think was attempting
to swing a volley in the direction of the Millwall goal. Millwall very
much in the hunt for play-offs at the end of this season in League 1,
maybe more the form they have been in in league football. Eriksen. That
was a good block by Craig, Neil Harris the League 1 manager for the
month of February, and received that award this week.
He will know they've had a fantastic run in the cup. They were never
going to win it. The priority for them, especially after last year's
disappointment. Trippier and Son. Cooper watched the ball and watched
it well. It was another good run from Son, so willing to get in those
channels. We talked in the studio earlier about why he plays him
instead of Vincent Janssen, the mobility he has got. Davies...
Volleyed clearance. Christian Eriksen.
Eric Dier now. Heavy touch. They are just enjoying it, aren't they?
Passing the ball around. The centre halves getting forward now, enjoying
their football. They don't get many games like that in a season where
they are comfortable at 66 minutes. The fear for Spurs is that the cream
of the crop in their playing staff, and coaching staff, are being
coveted by others. Onyedinma. Wallace. Alderweireld
covering. The interview from Alderweireld was interesting before
the game. He was very noncommittal about his future and contract and
stuff, which surprised me. It wouldn't surprise me that some of
the best teams in the world are trying to sign him. Tottenham over
the years have been a selling club and they've got to change that now.
Here is Eriksen. Alli. Wanyama. Trippier. Almost midway
through the second half of the game. Three really, really special
Tottenham goals. I think in a way that will please
Neil Harris. They haven't conceded anything sloppy, they haven't
conceded anything silly. They've just been really, really top-class
goals. Yeah, and I think that does give you some comfort but it shows
that when the better teams in the Premier League to play their more or
less best 11, although there are a couple missing today, Dembele and
Eriksen coming off the bench. But very hard over a period of 90
minutes to defend against such quality in the Premier League now
which the Premier League teams possess. They had their scares when
Wycombe came here, Spurs. They got away with that one. They have had a
bit of luck, that's for sure, that game, and the fact they've been
drawn at home. They have not played a Premier League team yet. I was
just going to say, and not a Premier League team. That's what the cup is
sometimes. Sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it doesn't. Eriksen.
Trippier. There is the cross in, Dele Alli's touch, cannoned off
Davies, I think. Goalkick. It was Davies who got the last touch
despite Dele Alli's attempts to put the ball in the corner quadrant.
And we are about to see Shane Ferguson come on. Jed Wallace is
making way. Shane Ferguson, the former Newcastle man, Northern
Ireland international, played in Euro 2016 for Northern Ireland in
the group match against Poland. Good experienced player to bring on,
Ferguson. Well, Millwall, now, supporters
anyway, our thinking, can we get the consolation of a goal to cheer at
White Hart Lane? Yeah. This came close. Probably their best chance
after that move involving substitute Onyedinma. Williams is going to take
this. Cushioned it in, Williams. Cooper got ahead on it. Vertonghen
has gone down holding his face. The ball in was not quite brave enough,
looped in rather than trying to put pace on it. Easy to defend. Caught a
little forearm in the face. Never used to get centre halves that
good looking back in the day, did you?
Had a terrific side, Millwall, in the Sheringham days. Tony Cascarino,
Jimmy Carter in midfield. Yeah. Here is Trippier, Eriksen, tap in, 4-0,
Dele Alli. Well, perhaps not as spectacular in
its conversion, but very, very nice in its creation. Dele Alli scores.
Look at this for a pass. Great spot from Eriksen. He knows that Dele
Alli continually runs late into the box, he has done all afternoon and
he was always going to get one. He gets himself in there. Great desire
to want to score goals. Eriksen playing with that vision and
confidence is a real danger. It has been a dominant display. Really,
really good from Tottenham. Dele Alli's 16th goal of this season.
That's a terrific return. Here he is. Janssen is stripped and ready
for action. Here is Trippier. Ooh, that touch from Shaun Cummings just
took it away from Wanyama. Having taken his season 's tally to 16,
Dele Alli, I think, is going to be replaced by Vincent Janssen. They
may take this corner first, they do. Here is Winks. Blocked by Ferguson.
Onyedinma here. Good turn from Son Heung-Min. Too
quick for Webster. Stretching Cooper.
Free kick, Millwall. And a chance for Spurs to make the substitution.
Standing ovation, richly deserved, yet again. Good decision, there.
Nice little tap in for him. Give him a little breather. Plays lots of
games, Dele Alli, put in a hell of a shift every time he does venture
onto the pitch. 20 minutes breather for him. Give Jansen may be the
opportunity to score in open play. 27 goals last season for Alkmaar in
Holland. Four so far for Spurs in England, all of them penalties. Here
is Wanyama. Son. Janssen trying to play it back into the path of Son
Heung-Min, who is not done yet. Wanyama.
Onyedinma trying to force Son Heung-Min away from the danger area
and he has won a throw in the end, he has done well. Son looks
horrified with Martin Atkinson's decision. All he will be thinking
about now, can I get the match ball? You don't get many opportunities to
score a hat-trick. Seen three hat-tricks, Spurs fans, already,
this calendar year. All of them from Harry Kane. Christian Eriksen,
Trippier. Wanyama... On target. King getting his body behind it. The ball
is kept in by Kieran Trippier. Here is Janssen. Winks dispossessed,
good challenge by Onyedinma. Free kick, Millwall. Played up
towards Gregory. It has been really tough for
Millwall, this. Tottenham aren't just the Premier League team, they
are a very, very good Premier League team, who, at home, are nearly
unbeatable, at times. Their defensive shape, their quality,
organisation, creativity and energy going forward. It was a massive ask
for Millwall. Janssen... A long way wide in the end. Can't blame him,
get it out of your feet and have a go. Spurs making another change.
Victor Wanyama is coming off to be replaced by Moussa Sissoko. He was
good, Wanyama, especially in the first half. Really good season for
his new club. Sissoko comes on. He has not had the impact at White Hart
Lane, yet, that Spurs would have been hoping for since his move from
Newcastle. His pretty hefty move from Newcastle in terms of shillings
and pence. Yeah, he's been inconsistent. Certainly not short of
ability. Pochettino was quite openly critical of him back in the autumn.
Ooh, a mistake by Eric Dier. Vorm away. On site here, Son. Jansen!
He will be ecstatic with that. Getting become -- getting the
congratulations all his team-mates. Vincent Janssen scores from open
play for the first time for Tottenham Hotspur. You can see what
it means to him. Son did really well for him, you are thinking, Ayew
going to go on your own for the hat-trick? He looks up and sees him
in a better position. Really tidy finish, that is. Crisply hit into
the corner. And exactly why Pochettino was right to bring him on
in a game like this. They are absolutely thrilled for him. Ten
starts, 20 substitute appearances, first goal from open play.
That will do him the world of good. Might get another one in a minute.
Here he is again, Janssen scrapping for it. Cummings only just evading
Christian Eriksen. That's an wise from Shaun Cummings, here's Ben
Davies. Put behind for the Spurs corner. With ten minutes to go it's
kind of pick a number at the moment as to how many more Spurs might get.
Well, they are dead on their feet, aren't they, Millwall?
Out by Onyedinma, back to Christian Eriksen. Goalkick. Remember many
years ago Arsenal fans had T-shirts printed, I saw Jensen score. Similar
name. To be fair he had scored prior to today but only from the penalty
spot. Might be the first of many, who knows? Careers have turned on
less than that. Could well do. Whistle had gone already before
Gregory lashed that. It can be hard at a new team, you get a run in the
team and it doesn't quite go for you, your confidence drops and
before you know it you are being looked at different than you were
six months previous. So hopefully it will get better for him now. Neil
Harris now is just concerned that his team does not unravel in the
last ten minutes. Here is Son Heung-Min. Trippier, there's a space
everywhere for Spurs. Behind by Craig for yet another Tottenham
corner. To 11 now. Trippier. Sissoko.
In from the Vertonghen, Jansen! Welcome he really should have
scored. He should have. Great ball in as well. I mean, it was an easier
chance than the one he scored. Here it is. Doesn't get a great contact
on it. Got to aim that more to the back post. Putting it in just about
the only place Tom King could possibly save it. Here he is again,
Janssen. Deflected. He will want to get one more, I
would imagine, after missing that. Who is to say in the next six
minutes he went? Because Tottenham are completely on top.
Getting a little carried away, Harry Winks. Hoping that he could get in
on the act. He's an exciting young prospect for Tottenham Hotspur, is
Harry Winks. I think he's a super player. I've seen him three times
live now. He's very confident. He always wants the ball. It doesn't
look to faze him, no matter how big the game. Great future ahead of him.
Gives you a minute or two to consider your Man of the Match,
Danny, in this FA Cup quarterfinal. Here is Williams. Spurs throw.
Obviously this has been a step too far for Millwall today. Yeah, I mean
they will be disappointed because they've been battered, basically, by
a really good team. But they should not be down on themselves, they've
had a great run, beaten three Premier League teams. They've all
been good goals, but the first two especially, super quality. And once
they went 2-0 up, it's very difficult for them to come out and
try and press Spurs. They should just be proud and not let it affect
their form coming up in the league. Davies hammering it into Shaun
Cummings. Who is your Man of the Match, Danny? There has been some
great performances, Eriksen has been terrific, Dele Alli again. But I'm
going to go for Son. Not just his goals, since he has gone up front he
has ran the channels, his movement has been great, his touch has been
good. He's give the assist to Janssen. For me, best player on the
pitch today. Son Heung-Min will be pleased with his goal tally this
season, 13. Eriksen Ford, Son might get his
hat-trick yet, Son finding space. Important touch by Craig to take it
away from him, well timed touch as well, actually. I tell you what,
there was an argument to take him on because with Harry Kane injured you
need to protect him now. I think Pochettino wisely taking off Dele
Alli with two stars shining brighter than the rest of this Spurs team,
then it is probably Kane and Alli. That's true. Vincent Janssen almost
finding Son. Gregory. Onyedinma here for Millwall, back into Gregory, who
has done well to get there. Vincent Janssen being held by
Webster. So this is it now, the last couple of minutes of FA Cup football
at one of the grand old homes of cup football, White Hart Lane. Their
biggest win was 13- to hear against Crewe. Even the new stadium were
holed quite as many. A bright future for this club and this team, and an
FA Cup semifinal for certain coming their way. Trippier. Sissoko.
Son Heung-min. Williams got his head on that. It was a good strike. It
looked to me that it had the curl he was hoping to get as well which
might have taken it in the top corner. Here is Winks. Spurs looking
for a sixth. Sissoko. Deflected. Vincent Janssen. It is a free kick.
He will have appreciated the gesture, Vincent Janssen, every
single outfield player came to congratulate him. What is important
about that is he is well liked, obviously popular amongst the squad,
and that means he's doing something right in training, he's obviously
working hard, getting on with the lads, it gives him half a chance.
Still emotionally part of the group. Sometimes if you are having a bad
time yourself you can let it affect your mood and your relationships
with your team-mates when you are new to a club and feel a bit
isolated, but obviously not the case with Janssen. Here is Sissoko,
nicely done by Son Heung-min. Sissoko. Out by Cooper. Trippier.
Lee Mason, the fourth official, is waving his board about getting it
ready. Son Heung-min, lovely feet, Eriksen. Sissoko. Harry Winks. Maybe
a couple of feet off the mark from Harry Winks. Still a good effort,
though. I like the fact he's prepared to take on his weak foot.
Technically a very good shot. Just a few inches past the post. He has
that mindset, confidence, at such a young age.
Still, Onyedinma in support. Cummings looking to take on
Vertonghen. Beaten to it by Davies. Moussa Sissoko here, Spurs might
break if Sissoko gets his pass right, Sissoko still, Christian
Eriksen is onside, Janssen and Son in the middle, Son on a hat-trick
and here he is Andy King lets it through his legs for six and Son has
his hat-trick. Well, you have to feel sorry for Tom King in the
Millwall goal. But Son Heung-min gets a hat-trick and Spurs get six.
Sissoko, brilliant run, good pick out from Eriksen, he doesn't quite
get hold of it. You've got a feel for him but you've got to be happy
for Son, his performance has warranted the hat-trick. The keeper
will not want to see that again. It is rather cruelly being played time
and again on the big screen. I know, I know. He cannot fail to see it.
Pretty much six of the best, a bit of a masterclass from Tottenham
Hotspur in the art of finishing, even without their main man.
Thoughts will turn to Harry Kane and what the medical staff have to say
about the injury to his right ankle. But Spurs turned it on even without
Harry Kane, far too good for Millwall in the end. They are
through to the last four of the FA Cup. Eriksen scored a good goal,
Janssen scored his first goal from open play, Dele Alli scored a
beautifully crafted tap in and Son Heung-min got three. Tottenham
Hotspur 6-0 Millwall. STUDIO: Spurs are on their way to
Wembley, as they like to say in these parts, as they often are these
days, of course, and will be for much of next season, hat-trick for
Son, Pochettino will be happy, and all in all a massive gulf in class,
Alan. Yes, a very professional and impressive performance from
Tottenham, they never gave Millwall a sniff, Millwall didn't have an
effort on target, going forward some of their goals were superb, the
technique of three or four of the goals was great to watch. Very one
sided, Teddy. Yes, we said ten minutes at the start of the second
half would be crucial but Tottenham killed it off with a fantastic goal
for Son, with his second and the third goal killed it off. We have
seen lots of football from Tottenham as we have on many occasions this
season. Very professional from back to front, stand-up performances, Son
got the hat-trick but Trippier at right back was sensational and Harry
Winks was calm and control in midfield and ever impressive,
Pochettino obviously giving his players a hug and he will be
delighted. Difficult one for Millwall to bounce back from. You
just hope it doesn't have some kind of negative effect on their league
form. Yes, they've got to put that out of the window now, you've had
your day out at White Hart Lane, back to the bread-and-butter, they
play Bury at home next week and they are in a promotion push and they
need to get back to winning ways and put it out of their minds and get
back to winning ways next week. It was a bit of a lesson, though. It
was always going to be tough, nobody other than the Millwall fans thought
they could go away with a victory today but it was total domination
from Tottenham, very, very professional from start to finish
and some excellent goals. We will start with the second half goals, we
will have a look at those. Son's second of the game, fabulous pass
and wonderful finish over the shoulder. The weight of pass is
superb, the run in the first place but the technique coming over the
right shoulder, and the technique to get it on target, it was a brilliant
goal. Everything about the goal was just superb. This is exactly why he
came on, or he stayed on and Janssen didn't, it was a case of stretching
them behind and little balls over the top, perfect timing, fantastic
ball as you said from Trippier, and a wonderful finish. As is so often
the case, in recent weeks, Dele Alli got in on the goal-scoring act
again. He makes so many runs into the box, eventually one will drop to
him. He missed an opportunity from a great ball from Alderweireld
actually, but he was never going to miss this one, intelligent play from
Winks in midfield, lovely pass out wide to Trippier and this pass from
Eriksen this spot on, beautiful football. It is, as a team goal that
is as good as it gets and it is real quality but it's about Dele Alli
consistently making runs into the box at the right time at the right
moments. He gets his head down. That was the difference in standard, how
they passed it so quickly and moved it so quickly, Millwall couldn't
cope with it. Perhaps the biggest cheer was for Vincent Janssen for
understandable reasons, his first goal in open play, it has been a
long time coming, you could feel the relief around the stadium. Without
doubt, and a lovely goal for him, and sometimes when you get 3-0, 4-0
up people start taking the Mickey out of other teams and getting a
little bit flash but this was a professional performance by
Tottenham in the second half, 3-0 up and the game was over with half an
hour to go and they still played it properly and that's why the goal
came about, they opened the team, short pass, lovely finish. That is
what the manager would want, you put him on because he could see they
were creating chances and that is why he put him on, to do that. We
can hear from one of the Tottenham goal-scorers, Dele Alli.
What a performance and result and you have shown everybody you are up
for this cup. Definitely, we fancied ourselves
today, we knew it would not be easy for us but we knew if we stuck to
the game plan and the chances would come and we stuck them away. Some
great finishes and he will needed to step up when Harry Kane went off. It
was a difficult start in that regard but some great finishes. Definitely,
always horrible to use Dummett lose a player like Kane but it shows the
depth and quality we have in the squad, when he went off everybody
stepped up and rose up and everybody stepped up a gear and we wish him a
speedy recovery. We have together and see what has happened to him but
it was an important win for us, not just for the cup but for the league,
important to keep the form and get the goals. You were relentless as
well, you didn't switch off or slow down when it got a three or four.
Why is that? What is it about this team? We are hungry for goals, we
knew it would be a difficult game and we didn't want to give them a
chance to get back into it because they have got a threat and when it
was 2-0 it is a horrible result in case they score and it can get a bit
nervy but everyone wants to score and get goals and that is a good
thing for this team. Well done, Dele Alli.
Thank you. Let's round it off, six goals for Tottenham, three for Son,
nice hat-trick for him. Bit of a shame for the keeper. I felt sorry
for the goalkeeper, the other five he had no chance with those goals
but this one he should save it, it is straight at him. But very good
for Son, in the position again. Straight through Tom King. It's all
about hitting the target, as you three constantly talk about, because
there is a chance that the keeper will make a mistake. He deserved his
hat-trick, great performance. Great for his confidence also because if
Kane is going to miss a bit of the season he will have to step up and
put in those performances. And it is a boost for Tottenham because they
will need that cover. It looks like it but we hope it is nothing
serious. Three goals coming on playing as a centre forward, you'd
be delighted with that every time. The semifinals might be a bit tasty.
There are few names in there. Tottenham, Manchester City command
either Chelsea or Manchester United. It is a bit tasty now in the
semifinal. Who do you fancy in the last one? Chelsea or Manchester
United? Chelsea. Who do you think? Who do I think? Just thought you
might go against the grain. I think Chelsea. Should be good game, on BBC
One tomorrow night. Make sure you don't miss it, Chelsea against
Manchester United and then we will know the four semifinalists but one
of them are Spurs, through to the semifinal of the FA Cup on a happy
Sunday. From all of us here, goodbye.
COMMENTATOR: Will it be Tottenham? Will it be Millwall? That is a sad
sight for Tottenham fans. Dele Alli, was he being held?
Eriksen! Great finish from Christian Eriksen.
Son Heung-min! That's a brilliant goal.
Son, that's a good one, well found, 3-0.
Tap in, 4-0, Dele Alli. Janssen!
Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the weekend's third FA Cup quarter-final tie, as eight-time champions Tottenham host League One Millwall.
The visiting side have already knocked out three Premier League teams to reach this stage and have enjoyed a lengthy unbeaten run over the last three months, a streak founded on an impenetrable defence.
However, Spurs are undefeated at White Hart Lane this season and are enjoying their best run in the FA Cup since reaching the semi-finals in 2012.
Commentary comes from Steve Wilson.