Tottenham exited their second cup competition in less than four days after Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win in the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino rotated his side, similar to what Roy Hodgson did for Palace and in the end, it was the home team that came out on top.
Spurs dominated the early proceedings, but Palace took a shock lead through Connor Wickham. The English striker pounced on a save from Paulo Gazzaniga to score from three yards out.
Tottenham tried to ramp up the pressure but the team wasn’t linking up well. Things took a turn for the worse when Kyle Walker-Peters handled a cross and Palace were awarded a penalty.
Former Tottenham attacker Andros Townsend smashed home the spot-kick and did not celebrate the goal. Tottenham were handed a lifeline after a penalty was awarded before half-time. However, Kieran Trippier blasted the ball wide from the spot.
Tottenham had a few chances to score past Julian Speroni, but the Palace keeper was doing a great job at the back. Spurs huffed and puffed but could not blow the Palace defence away and Hodgson picked up another huge scalp for the season.
Tottenham were decimated by injuries before the game, but several fans weren’t happy with the result. Many wanted the club to spend money in the transfer window, while some could not accept another defeat in a cup competition.
There’s a period of time in football right now called the transfer window, where clubs can sell their unneeded players and buy ones who can improve their squad. Fancy joining?
— Ryan 🏃♂️ (@ryangoIdy8) January 27, 2019
— Finley Thomas (@FinleySThomas) January 27, 2019
— No Body (@m7amedhamza) January 27, 2019
You’re telling us Dembele wasn’t good enough for this team? That we couldn’t have done with him in that midfield today? Why are we sabotaging ourselves? I genuinely wanna know.
— Mpho Kekana (@Afro_Scot) January 27, 2019
How painful that was to watch the fans poring their hearts out all game singing and supporting to yet again be let down by the club its the same old same old when is anything ever going to change
— Jordan Leon Cleveland (@JLeonLDN) January 27, 2019
That’s it. No trophies this season either, and Poch isn’t backed with what he needs. WHICH IS PLAYERS!
— Fuad Spurs (@FuadSpurs1) January 27, 2019
Might as well bring Soldado back to play up front cause WE ARE BACK!
— Luc Gray (@iamlucgray) January 27, 2019
LEVY OUT. ENIC OUT. LEVY OUT. ENIC OUT
— Dazza (@DazJudge1) January 27, 2019
@SpursOfficial will now go quiet for the evening, but will return tommorow to advertise a Spurs Shop sale and try and sell Watford tickets. Do yourself a favour and don’t waste your time , Twitter bod
— Caskey’s Elbow (@CaskeyGlorious) January 27, 2019
Weak squad and not good enough to win anything!
— 🐕 TimSpurs 🐕 (@timjsheard) January 27, 2019
Announce end of season
— Chris R (@cmr1078) January 27, 2019
— ™ (@nkthfc) January 27, 2019
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