Spurs v Burnley FA Cup Preview


Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs look to secure a spot in the fourth round with victory against the Clarets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday evening.

Spurs are a club with a tremendous history, and they have won a plethora of trophies throughout their more than 140-year existence. Not only have they won the League Cup four times and the First Division twice, they have been very successful in the FA Cup, with no less than 8 wins as of the time of writing.

The Lilywhites will be looking to add a ninth FA Cup win to their trophy cabinet in this season’s competition. Standing in their way is a third round tie against Burnley.

Tottenham’s FA Cup titles have been won in: 1901 (3 – 1 vs. Sheffield United – Replay), 1921 (1 – 0 vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers), 1961 (2 – 0 vs. Leicester City), 1962 (3 – 1 vs. Burnley), 1967 (2 – 1 vs. Chelsea), 1981 (3 – 2 vs. Manchester City – Replay), 1982 (1 – 0 vs. Queens Park Rangers – Replay) and 1991 (2 – 1 vs. Nottingham Forest – AET).

As mentioned, the 1991 Final was played against Nottingham Forest. The team, led by the legendary Brian Clough, were beaten 2 – 1 in extra time by Terry Venables’s Spurs side. Forest took the lead at Wembley thanks to Club Captain Stuart Pearce early in the first half (16’).

Tottenham found their equaliser shortly after the second half got underway. Paul Stewart restored parity for the North London club after beating Reds Goalkeeper Mark Crossley (55’). An own goal in the opening minutes of extra time by Forest defender Des Walker sealed the win for Spurs (94’).

Fast forward to the present day, and both clubs are currently experiencing contrasting fortunes in the 2023/24 season. As Premier League sides, both clubs have entered this year’s FA Cup competition at the third round stage.

In the league, Spurs are in the hunt for a return to the UEFA Champions League, with the Lilywhites currently on course with Ange Postecoglou’s side currently sitting in 5th place on 39 points. Just one point separates them from fourth place.

As for Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, they are battling bravely against relegation, with the Clarets finding themselves in 19th place with 5 points separating them and safety. They have recently impressively beaten Fulham as well as pushing Aston Villa all the way in their most recent Premier League game.

Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley will come face to face in the third round of the 2023/24 FA Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday evening in an 8pm kick-off.

The first ever FA Cup tie between these two clubs was played on 13th January 1906 at White Hart Lane in front of a 20,000 strong crowd. It was a first round proper tie, which Spurs won 2 – 0 thanks to goals from Peter Kyle and Vivian Woodward.

Tottenham and Burnley’s most recent meeting in this competition was on 14th January 2015 – on this occasion, the North London side was victorious again, beating the Clarets 4 – 2 at White Hart Lane in a third round replay.

The four goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Paulinho (10’), Etienne Capoue (45’), Vlad Chiriches (49’) and Danny Rose (52’).

Overall, these two clubs have met nine times in the history of the FA Cup. Spurs currently have the superior record of 5, compared to Burnley’s 2. There have been 2 draws between them in this competition to date.

Following this match, Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs side will return to Premier League action against Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, 14th January 2024, in a 16:30 kick-off.

Spurs’ next game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium follows the Lilywhites’ match against the Red Devils. Spurs welcome Thomas Frank’s Brentford to North London on Wednesday, 31st January, in a 19:30 kick-off.

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