Tottenham beats Tranmere 7-0 in FA Cup for biggest away win

Tottenham beats Tranmere 7-0 in FA Cup for biggest away win

The second half saw Spurs bag a further six goals, including a hat-trick for Fernando Llorente, another goal for Aurier and a delightful mazy run and finish from Son Heung-Min. Of course, the first half was so tough, so hard to open the scoring but after that in the second half we were very clinical in front of goal.

"Sometimes people take my words the wrong way".

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon acknowledged his team, who won promotion to League Two from the fifth-tier National League last term, were outclassed by a side who are third in the top flight. The former Paris Saint-Germain defender's clever flick sent Son into space down the right and his low cross was slotted in by Llorente.

Llorente's penalty claims after going down under pressure from Stephen McNulty fell on deaf ears as Ben Davies got away another attempt on goal, before Connor Jennings, James Norwood and Manny Monthe had efforts as Tranmere tried to spring a surprise.

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What does it mean? "It's so important to manage the squad to try and give some rest to the players when they need (it)". If you see a better goal than his first during third-round weekend, you'll have witnessed an absolute stunner.

- Both of Tranmere Rovers' heaviest ever defeats in the FA Cup have now come against Spurs (9-1 in January 1953). "As the saying goes, "no news is good news" but in this case, I really don't know", the coach said following his side's 0-3 win over Cardiff on Tuesday, in which Eriksen was on the score sheet. "They're not going to have many chances to see Harry Kane play here in a competition like the FA Cup." he said after the game.

They trail the leaders Liverpool by 6 points and are only two adrift of defending champions Manchester City.

There were as many as five academy graduates on the pitch at the end of the game and it is a testament to Pochettino's work with youngsters.

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