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.