|OPPONENTS||Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park|
|COMPETITION||FA Cup Third Round|
|DATE||Friday 4th January 2019|
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|PREDICTION||Tranmere Rovers 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3|
|FA Cup Third Round||Kick off 19:45|
Tottenham Hotspur 7 (seven) (1)
Aurier 39m 38s
|Crowd : 12,553||Weather : Chilly|
|Referee : Andre Marriner (West Midlands)||Assistant Referees : Mr. E. Smart; Mr. M. Perry|
|Fourth Official : Paul Tierney|
|Spurs kicked off and played towards the Kop end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 4 minutes.|
Banks (foul on Skipp) 81
|Tranmere Rovers :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
Davinson SANCHEZ (53
TJ EYOMA 79)
|Manager : Micky Mellon||Manager : Mauricio Pochettino|
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A seven goal haul was nothing less than a fair reflection of the FA Cup Third Round tie at Tranmere Rovers, who neither put up a solid defence (espceially after the 40th minute) nor went for it, rarely troubling Paulo Gazzaniga in the Spurs goal.
The start of the game saw
Tranmere putting in a lot of effort to close Spurs down, but an
early corner won by Kyle Walker-Peters almost dropped for Lucas
Moura, but he couldn’t bring the ball down. A loose pass by Rovers
captain Steve McNulty saw Llorente intercept and Son was away, but
with a straight run on goal through the middle, he shot low and the
keeper stopped the ball with his legs. It was a chance Sonny should
have taken, as he has done so often recently from more difficult
angles. That was after six minutes and six minutes later, Juan Foyth
won the ball with a tackle pressing high into the Tranmere half,
playing it to Son, just inside him on the right touchline. The
Korean picked out an unmarked Moura around the penalty spot, but he
hit a weak shot straight into the keeper from close range.
Just before the half hour
Ellis made a good challenge as Moura looked to break into the box
and when Davies swung the ball into the middle of the box, Llorente
met it on the turn and his volley flew a couple of feet over the
crossbar. Foyth hit a low grubber of a shot long the ground, before
Aurier gave away a corner in the 34th minute. The big men came
forward for Tranmere and when the ball came in, it was headed out
for another corner. This time it found Monte after Aurier slipped
and his free header was grabbed above his head by Gazzaniga.
Putting Tranmere to the sword will mean little in the long run other than an entry in the Tottenham Hotspur record books as the biggest ever away win, but the important thing will be who Spurs draw in the Fourth Round and where. Maybe the new White Hart Lane ?
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|What you thought|
Ian Darke commentating for BT Sport seemed to have it in for Spurs.
When Llorente was spun round after McNulty pulled his shirt in the
box at a corner, Darke tried to compare six of one and half a dozen
of the other when Sanchez and a defender had hold of each others'
shirts. Then, after Banks had been booked for raking his studs
down Skippy's shin, he said it could have been a red and then
thought the same when a Tranmere player kicked the bottom of
Sanchez's boot as they both went for a bouncing ball.
It became perfectly clear that the underdog was going to get all the bias, but as the game went on, the commentator found it hard to go against the 7-0 score-line.
Compared to Darke, even
Robbie Savage seemed to provide sensible comment.
Don't know if you saw this in the Telegraph by Tranmere Rovers
captain Steve McNulty about Harry Kane ...
“I hope he plays. You
want to play their best team. All the lads will want to play against
the internationals. Whoever they play it will be tough.
They are the elite. We have young lads here aspiring to play at
higher levels who want to show what they can do. Whether they can
get to that level - it is tough to do it - you can’t worry who you
are against. You don’t want to go out there and get smashed 7-0, but
funny things happen. Look at Lincoln last year."
|Other scores in this round :|
|Accrington Stanley||1||Ipswich Town||0||Saturday|
|Aston Villa||0||Swansea City||3||Saturday|
|Bournemouth||1||Brighton & Hove Albion||3||Saturday|
|Bristol City||1||Huddersfield Town||0||Saturday|
|Crystal Palace||1||Grimsby Town||0||Saturday|
|Fleetwood Town||2||AFC WImbledon||3||Saturday|
|Newcastle United||1||Blackburn Rovers||1||Saturday|
|Sheffield Wednesday||0||Luton Town||0||Saturday|
|Shrewsbury Town||1||Stoke City||1||Saturday|
|West Bromwich Albion||1||Wigan Athletic||0||Saturday|
|West Ham United London||2||Birmingham City||0||Saturday|
|Newport County||2||Leicester City||1||Sunday|
|Manchester City||7||Rotherham United||0||Sunday|
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