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6-0 in the FA Cup - a few stats...

Posted on 14 March 2017  - 12:00

Sunday's 6-0 win against Millwall represents the 11th time we've won by a margin of six goals or more in the FA Cup - and is our biggest win in the competition since 1973.

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It's also the biggest FA Cup win at White Hart Lane in over 50 years - April, 1967 - when Birmingham City were put to the sword by the same scoreline in a quarter-final replay.

This season's run has echoes of that campaign - we played Millwall (in the third round on that occasion), won our quarter-final 6-0 and met Chelsea at Wembley. Of course, that was in the final, the 'Cockney Cup Final' and first between two London teams that we won 2-1. This time around, we'll meet in the semi-final.

We've competed in the FA Cup since the 1894-95 season and you have to go all the way back to 1897 for the first six-goal winning margin against Maidenhead.

The most notable scoreline is the 13-2 win against Crewe Alexandra in 1960. Incredibly, the initial fourth round tie ended in a 2-2 draw before we put together what remains our record victory in all competitions in the replay at the Lane. Les Allen led the way with five goals, Bobby Smith grabbed four, Cliff Jones bagged a hat-trick and Tommy Harmer popped up with the 13th, his last goal for Spurs.

FA CUP WINS BY A SIX-GOAL MARGIN

Spurs 13-2 Crewe Alexandra - Allen 5, Smith 4, Jones 3, Harmer - 4th round replay - February 3, 1960
Spurs 9-0 Worksop Town - Lindsay 4, Handley 3, Dimmock, Seed - 1st round replay - January 15, 1923
Spurs 9-1 Tranmere - McClellan 3, Baily 2, Duquemin 2, Hollis 2 - 3rd round replay - January 12, 1953
Spurs 7-0 2nd Coldstream Guards - Joyce 2, Meade 2, Black, Crump, Tannahill - 3Q round - October 30, 1897
Spurs 7-1 Plymouth - Humphreys 3, Middlemiss 2, Minter, D Steel - 1st round replay - January 19, 1910
Spurs 7-1 Watford - Hall 2, Miller 2, Duncan, Sargent, Ward - 3rd round - January 7, 1939
Spurs 6-0 Maidenhead - Crump 2, Newbigging 2, McElhanney, Payne - 4Q round - January 6, 1897
Oldham 0-6 Spurs - Hunt 3, Evans, O'Callaghan, own goal - 3rd round - January 14, 1933
Spurs 6-0 Birmingham City - Greaves 2, Venables 2, Gilzean, Saul - QF replay - April 12, 1967
Margate 0-6 Spurs - Chivers 2, Knowles, Pearce, Peters, Pratt - 3rd round - January 13, 1973
Spurs 6-0 Millwall - Son 3, Alli, Eriksen, Janssen - QF - March 12, 2017