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Wednesday 5th February 2020

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 5, 2020 by bishshat


Spurs 3 Southampton 2

Late goals from Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura saw Spurs into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 replay win over Southampton.

Spurs trailed 2-1 with just 12 minutes to play, after Shane Long and Danny Ings had responded to a Jack Stephens own goal, but Lucas levelled with a smart finish before Son converted from the penalty spot to set up a clash with Norwich.

Jose Mourinho made four changes to the side that had beaten Man City 2-0 at the weekend, with Ryan Sessegnon and Tanguy Ndombele among those to come into the side. January signing Steven Bergwijn, who scored in that game, was ineligible having not been registered at the time of the original tie, while Saints were without Kyle Walker-Peters, the man on loan from Spurs, for the same reason, so James Ward-Prowse was drafted in at right-back.

The visitors had started brightly, with Ings, Sofianne Boufal and Long all testing Hugo Lloris, but it was Spurs who took the lead when Ndombele’s strike took a wicked deflection off Jack Stephens leaving Angus Gunn no chance.


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Saints should have levelled immediately when Lloris inexplicably declined to come out for a ball in behind that had entered his six-yard box by the time Ings caught up with it, but the England hopeful could only find the crossbar.

When the equaliser did arrive, Lloris was again at fault, parrying Nathan Redmond’s shot straight to Long, who could not miss, side footing home.

Saints’ problems at fullback worsened before the break when Ward-Prowse was stretchered off with what looked a serious knee injury after a fairly innocuous challenge with Sessegnon.


Both sides missed glorious chances to take the lead soon after the restart, Boufal placing wide after Ings’ bundling run, before Lucas Moura somehow failed to find the net from six yards with a header from Son Heung-Min’s cross.

Eighteen minutes from time, Southampton looked to have booked their place in round five with a terrific breakaway goal, Redmond driving and feeding Ings, who bent round Japhet Tanganga and into the bottom corner.


But just six minutes later, Spurs hit back, Lucas sweeping into the far corner on his right foot to level the scores, and with extra-time looming, Son was brought down by Angus Gunn after a wonderful pass from substitute Dele Alli. The Korean picked himself up and drilled into the bottom corner to settle an enthralling tie.
So Spurs will play Norwich for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Got to be happy with that, especially as they were heading out with 12 minutes to play.

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Tuesday 4th February 2020

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on February 5, 2020 by bishshat