INTRODUCTION: Saturday (24 January) was a day of knock-out Cup football in Britain: the fourth round of the Football Association Cup in England, and the third round of the Scottish Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur v Hull.
GV Tottenham playing from right to left, Garth Crooks shoots over bar
GV Tottenham in possession, Ardiles passes to Hoddle, crosses to Crooks, heads, goalkeeper Norman saves
GV Hull gain possession in own penalty area, long passes, Edwards misses with lob over keeper
GV Crooks crosses across penalty box, but no player picks up
SV Yorath (No.5)
GV Tottenham in possession, ball goes to substitute Gary Brooke, who shoots and scores. Players congratulate him (2 shots)
GV Perryman in possession, sends short pass to Crooks, then to Archibald who turns and scores
Berwick v Celtic. Celtic in hoops, playing right to left. GV PAN & SV Celtic attack, down right, cross, Charlie Nicholas scores, congratulated (2 shots)
GV PAN & SV Davidson puts ball in net for Berwick, but goal disallowed
SV Crowd shouting
Tommy Burns scores for Celtic from cross from right
CASS: "The player who looked most likely to succeed was Garth Crooks. Ozzie Ardiles, in his return match, played some good passes, like this one to Glen Hoddle. Hoddle's pass to Crooks was perfect, but how did Tony Norman save that header?
"Hull were under pressure, but nearly surprised the First Division side with some good breaks. The long ball from Brian Marwood -- and striker Keith Edwards was unlucky not to score with that neat lob.
"The first half ended with Spurts in total control, but surprisingly no score, especially after superb football from young Crooks.
"In the second half, Spurs again dominated, but Hull must have been expecting a draw by the time substitute Gary Brooke put the home side ahead with only seven minutes remaining. The goal was a welcome relief, and Tottenham confirmed their superiority two minutes from the end. The scorer: Steve Archibald. Spurts 2; Hull nil."
"Celtic went in front in the 19th minute with a run down the right wing and a pass to Charlie Nicholas. After 28 minutes, Peter Davidson put the ball in the net for Berwick, but a linesman had spotted an infringement, and the goal was disallowed.
"Celtic's second goal came eight minutes from time, when Dave Provan centred and Tommy Burns scored. Celtic 2; Berwich nil"
REPORTER: DAVID CASS
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Saturday (24 January) was a day of knock-out Cup football in Britain: the fourth round of the Football Association Cup in England, and the third round of the Scottish Cup. It brought victories for Tottenham Hotspur ("Spurts") over Third Division Hull, and the Glasgow Club Celtic over Berwick. David Cass of the BBC reports, first on the match of Tottenham.