Tottenham Hotspur 0-1Crystal Palace:
Match report:Sunday afternoon saw the players of Tottenham Hotspur take on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fifth round as they looked to progress to the quarter-finals of the prestigious competition. We started the game in highly positive fashion with our attacking line exhibiting highly explosive and offensive football.Furthermore, it only took three minutes for a chance to present itself to the Lilywhites,Alli’s close range diving header was superbly blocked on the line by Cabaye as it went as far as Onomah who’s header sailed high over the cross bar.Spurs bombarded Palace in the following minutes with there attacking prowess and high energy, the lads produced plenty of promising chances as we overwhelmed the Eagles early on.However a golden opportunity fell to Palace in the 23rd minute,a long range pass caused confusion for Wimmer and Dier as Walker panicked to fill in as he headed the ball over the head of Vorm.However the dutchman produced a magnificent save,as he palmed the ball away from the goal.Vorm again made a key save shortly afterwards,Scott Dann tried to find Ledley within the Spurs box but Vorm showed great awareness and managed to clutch the incoming ball from the Welshman’s feet.
Soon after palace’s chance we went on the break,a splendid run from Son as he weaved his way through the Palace defence only to be intercepted by Delaney in the box,as the Irishman poked it out to the feet of Alli who’s deflected side footed effort clipped the inside of the post before rolling across the goal line and clipping the adjacent post before Joel Ward cleared, a desperately unlucky effort.Three minutes afterwards an in swinging cross from Walker was volleyed waywardly by Onomah,luck was not on our side.41 minutes in we were awarded a free kick from 25 metres out Kane stepped up confidently,his dipping effort was nestling into the bottom right hand corner when Hennessey managed to thwart it wide. The deadlock was broken in stoppage time of the first half,Zaha held the ball up and played in the free Martin Kelly on the right hand side and the scotsman drilled the ball inside the near post,1-0 Palace.
Shortly after the restart Alli surged forward with the intent of playing through Son Who was ultimately unable to get through the congestion that the Palace players created. The lads went close again three minutes later,Alli’s fine cross was unable to be met by Onomah as the youngster couldn’t latch onto the ball. The Eagles shut up shop as our intensity depreciated as did some of the players passion to a certain degree. Despite a couple of fine chances Kane and Alli included with Alli’s thumping effort searing narrowly wide.Yet our fate was sealed as our depleted players seemed more unlikely to score and as our fans left the terraces our team left the FA Cup. The full-time result Spurs 0-1Crystal Palace, yet another premature end to another FA cup campaign, leaving our true fans who rightfully care so deeply about this cup extremely disgruntled,however as Alli put it on Instagram:”We go again” and his spot on for that is the Spurs philosophy, and they can certainly make amends on Thursday night.COYS⚽️
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Vorm, Walker, Wimmer, Dier, Rose, Dembele (Eriksen 46), Bentaleb, Alli (Mason 80), Onomah, Son (Chadli 67), Kane (c). Substitutes (not used): McGee, Alderweireld, Trippier, Winks.