Today’s the day. Tottenham Hotspur face Millwall in another London Derby, albeit one without the same kind of panache that we expect from a match against, say, Chelsea or Arsenal. The difference this time is that a win over a Millwall club two levels on the pyramid below it will take Spurs to the semifinals of the most prestigious domestic football cup in England.
Thanks to Spurs bowing out of the Europa League, they have no other pressing commitments or matches that could impact their lineup. This, and the Premier League, are the only games in town now. So while Millwall have an impressive collection of Premier League scalps in this FA Cup — Bournemouth, Watford, and Leicester all fell to the Lions at the Den — coming to White Hart Lane to play the second-placed Premier League team at full strength is an entirely different animal.
And expect Spurs to be full strength. Harry Kane won’t sit this one out against his old loan club. The quarterfinals are usually where the ‘give-a-f*ck dial’ gets turned up significantly. This is perhaps Spurs’ best chance in a couple of years to get silverware, and while the semifinal field is starting to look a little scary, it’s an excellent opportunity for this group of young Spurs.
First, though, they have to avoid a slip-up. Time to take care of business first.
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2017, 2:00 pm (10:00 am ET)
Location: White Hart Lane, North London, UK
Match Official: Martin Atkinson
TV: BBC 1 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (USA), Sportsnet World (Canada), ESPN2 (Australia), other tv listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: Fox Sports Go / Fox Soccer2Go, fubo.tv (free 7-day trial)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also often at BBC Radio London,BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport
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