Full Time: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham
Tottenham were dumped out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 loss at the hands of Manchester United. This was a bitter pill to swallow as many predicted we would reach the final.
The match started brightly for us as we dominated the early exchanges and Dele Alli scored the first goal of the game.
However, Manchester United turned it around as first Alexis Sanchez equalised. It then took a bit of luck for them as Ander Herrera slotted the ball past Michel Vorm.
Eric Dier did have a shot come off the post but that was about it from our attack and even after dominating the possession for the last few minutes of the game, we will now have to concentrate on finishing in the top-four in the league.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Michel Vorm – 6/10
Vorm couldn’t really do much to avoid the first goal as it was a great header from Sanchez. However, he seemed to be unsighted for the second one and did make some good saves to keep us in the game.
Kieran Trippier – 6.5/10
The right-back started the game strong, like most of the Spurs players but slowly faded away.
Davinson Sanchez – 7/10
The Colombian had a decent enough game, though there will be questions about the marking he did during the lead up to the first goal.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Vertonghen too was at fault for the first goal as he couldn’t clear Paul Pogba’s cross but barring that, he had a decent enough game.
Ben Davies – 5/10
Davies struggled to keep hold of his side of the defence as both goals came from his side. Was replaced by Lucas Moura in the second half.
Eric Dier – 7/10
Dier did have a shot come off the post and was pushed into the defence later on. He picked up a booking but also stopped Marcus Rashford going through on goal.
Mousa Dembele – 5.5/10
Dembele still did not look 100% in this game and seemed to be off the pace as he lost the ball to Pogba in the lead up to the first goal.
Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Eriksen found Alli for the opening goal and even had his own chance to score but couldn’t get that second goal for us. Try as he might, he just could not find that important goal for us in the second half.
Dele Alli – 6/10
Alli might have scored the first goal of the game but that was it from the Englishman. It was disappointing to not see more out of him in the game.
Son Heung-min – 5/10
Son looked like he hasn’t played in the team for a few months as he wasn’t in the game at all and was slow to a lot of balls.
Harry Kane – 4.5/10
Kane started the game brightly and created two chances which could not be converted. But after that, he was almost invisible in the game and really should have done better in a semi-final of a cup competition.
Lucas Moura – 6/10
Moura tried to create something as he often picked up the ball. However, the Brazilian struggled to provide that final pass.
Victor Wanyama – 6/10
The Kenyan helped us win the ball back in the last 10 minutes or so but he couldn’t be the provider of the second goal that we needed.
Erik Lamela – N/A
Lamela came on for the last few minutes but could not get the job done.
[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium
Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.
The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.
A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.
The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.
Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.
“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance
Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.
The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2018
Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.
AMAZING CHEERFUL SAMBA SPURS TALENT
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) October 22, 2018
Star on and off the pitch.
— ⁴ (@Alderrweireld) October 22, 2018
Happy to be leaving London Stadium dressing room I imagine #WestHam
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 22, 2018
Who put Mambo No. 5 on? Winks?
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) October 22, 2018
— Alex (@highpressmess) October 22, 2018
He certainly danced his way through Westham on Saturday 😁
— Marc R (@marcrozier1) October 22, 2018
hahaha love you 😁😘
— WanboSports万博体育 (@wanbosports) October 22, 2018
Loved it – putting your name in for Dancing with the Stars 😀
— LadyCP1851 (@LadyCP1851) October 22, 2018
Lucas is Crazy, hahaha
— Ramon Dos Santos (@nomarmsn) October 22, 2018
Thankfully he plays much better than he dances!!!😳
— Des Bennett (@DesBennett5) October 22, 2018
Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.
Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.
Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star
Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.
Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.
Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.
The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:
“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.
“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.
“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.
“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”
Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.
Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.
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