Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Sign players” – Some fans react as Tottenham avoid FA Cup embarrassment vs Morecambe

Published

on

Tottenham Hotspur fans react after club progresses to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after win vs Morecambe

It was a game of two halves as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-1 against Morecambe in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte, who saw his team completely outplayed by Chelsea in mid-week in the EFL Cup semi-final, would have expected a response from his side. But he afforded a much-needed rest to Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez, and Emerson Royal.

It should have been an easy victory, given that the Lancashire-based side is 21st in the Football League one– the third tier of English football. But they gave us a run for our money in the opening half. Their work rate was incredibly high, and they were closing down the spaces well. After half an hour into the game, Morecambe won a corner.

Harry Winks scored the equalizer in the 3-1 victory against Morecambe. (imago Images)
Harry Winks scored the equalizer in the 3-1 victory against Morecambe. (imago Images)

Some shoddy defending on the part of Japhet Tanganga, saw Anthony O’Connor slam the ball past a helpless Pierluigi Gollini. The Football League one side rejoiced as they were only 60 minutes away from causing a massive upset. Spurs retaliated with increased pressure as Bryan Gil, Dele Alli, and Giovani Lo Celso tried to break open the shackles.

However, Trevor Carson had a great game in between the posts. Conte resisted the urge to make changes at half-time and gave his starting XI some more time to change the game. Despite showing more intensity in the opening 20 minutes of the second half, Tottenham could not find the equalizer.

Super Subs to the rescue

The Italian then made three changes as Moura, Kane, and Oliver Skipp were introduced. The latter brought some control in the centre of the pitch while the former duo increased the pressure on The Shrimps. Soon, our men won a free kick near the corner flag, and Harry Winks was primed to provide an inviting cross.

The Englishman whipped the ball into a dangerous area, and the pace and elevation on the strike saw it go past everybody and nestle into the far corner. We found the equalizer we longed for 15 minutes from time. The away side started conceding more chances in the game’s dying embers as they were mentally and physically tired. Spurs took advantage of this and bagged the 2nd goal in the 85th minute.

Harry Kane and Lucas Moura scored in the dying embers of the game to ensure a victory against Morecambe. (Image Credits: @hkane on Twitter)
Harry Kane and Lucas Moura scored in the game’s dying embers to ensure a victory against Morecambe. (Image Credits: @hkane on Twitter)

Moura found himself on the end of a counter-attack, and the Brazilian rounded off Carson to put us in the driving seat. However, the boys were not done as a couple of minutes later, Kane backed himself into the opposition penalty box and rolled over the defender to score the third goal and put the game beyond any doubt in doing so. Thus, after a tumultuous first-half performance, Conte and co were able to turn the game on its head.

Let us now see how some fans reacted on Twitter to Spurs going through to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Spurs Transfer News

over Sofyan Amrabat. over Sofyan Amrabat.
ARTICLES9 hours ago

Transfer Update: Tottenham enquire about the availability of 25-year-old Serie A star

Transfer Update: Tottenham Hotspur in contact with Fiorentina regarding Sofyan Amrabat According to Daily Mail Online, Tottenham Hotspur have contacted...

Tottenham bid for Porto star Luis Diaz. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images) Tottenham bid for Porto star Luis Diaz. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES9 hours ago

Tottenham lodge €45m bid for 16-goal South American forward, give 48 hour deadline

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur make official bid with deadline to Porto for Luis Diaz According to Pedro Sepulveda of SIC...

Tottenham identify Diego Carlos as a transfer target. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images) Tottenham identify Diego Carlos as a transfer target. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES10 hours ago

Tottenham in ‘talks’ to sign 28-year-old defender, willing to include Lo Celso in the deal

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur target Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos amidst Newcastle United interest According to transfer news on Football Insider (h/t...

Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
ARTICLES11 hours ago

La Liga heavyweights monitoring 25-year-old Tottenham outcast

Transfer News: Sevilla express interest in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso According to Football.London, Sevilla have registered their interest...

Juventus completed transfer for Dusan Vlahovic. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) Juventus completed transfer for Dusan Vlahovic. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
ARTICLES12 hours ago

Serie A giants agree to pay £62.8m fee for Tottenham target with 20 goals this season

Transfer News: Juventus agree fee for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic despite Tottenham Hotspur interest According to transfer news on Sky...

Mohamed Ali-Cho in action for Angers. (Image: As found on Ligue 1 website) Mohamed Ali-Cho in action for Angers. (Image: As found on Ligue 1 website)
ARTICLES14 hours ago

Tottenham make offer to sign French teenage starlet valued at up to £16.8m

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur offered chance to sign Angers forward Mohamed Ali-Cho As per Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur have made...

Georginio Wijnaldum in action for PSG. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) Georginio Wijnaldum in action for PSG. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
ARTICLES15 hours ago

Transfer News: Ligue 1 club hold fresh talks with Spurs for loaning 25-year-old ace

Transfer News: Gini Wijnaldum not included as part of Tottenham Hotspur’s negotiation with PSG on Tanguy Ndombele According to Italian...

Tottenham yet to decide on Bryan Gil's future. (Credit: Gualter Fatia) Tottenham yet to decide on Bryan Gil's future. (Credit: Gualter Fatia)
ARTICLES16 hours ago

Romano: Tottenham yet to take final decision on underused attacker amidst La Liga interest

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur yet to take a final decision on Bryan Gil amidst Valencia interest According to transfer journalist...

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele. Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele.
ARTICLES1 day ago

“Everything is open”- Former Spurs boss gives verdict on a reunion with 25-year-old Tottenham star

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Paris Saint-Germain signing Tottenham Hotspur star Tanguy Ndombele Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled out...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Performance is king as Spurs eye January midfield overhaul

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur open to listen to January offers for Alli, Lo Celso and Gil According to the news...