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It was a crazy-crazy game at Wembley as Tottenham hosted Rochdale in the FA Cup 5th round replay, with Fernando Llorente and VAR becoming the stars, one intentionally and the other not so much.

The Spaniard has had a tough time since switching his allegiance from Swansea but he scored a hat-trick to take Spurs into the next round as we now will take on Llorente’s former club.

There were cheers early on when Erik Lamela thought he had scored but the referee called it off after a lengthy VAR discussion before Son Heung-min opened the scoring. There were six goals scored by Tottenham but Son’s penalty was chalked off as he stuttered in his run-up.

The penalty itself was controversial as we were initially awarded a free-kick before it was converted into a spot-kick, thanks to VAR, again.

Rochdale, though, drew level before the break and there were fears that we could slip up against the lower league side, especially with the snow pouring down.

Fortunately for us, Llorente got into the act and scored a quick-fire hat-trick before Son and Kyle Walker-Peters finished the rout, ensuring we are one of the favourites for the FA Cup.

Llorente was undoubtedly the star of the night and here’s how the fans reacted to the Spaniard’s hat-trick.