FA Cup

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0 Half Time 1
FA Cup
Craven Cottage
Attendance 22,557


    • KICK OFF
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      WIDE! Aluko capitalises on a mistake from Vertonghen as he raids into the box before laying the ball back into the path of Johansen. He shoots at goal first time, but can only pull his effort wide of the target.
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      The referee brings the first half to an end.
    • 90'
      The referee ends the contest.
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      CHANCE! Malone raids down the left flank and puts a dangerous cross on a plate for Ayite on the penalty spot, only for the forward for the miss his kick at the vital moment. Aluko keeps the attack alive, but curls his strike straight at Vorm.
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      CHANCES! Spurs miss two opportunities for a fourth goal as Wanyama's drive from the edge of the box is saved by Bettenelli. Trippier sends a cross to the back post for Son, but he guides his free header over the bar.
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      Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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      Fulham were outclassed from start to finish by Tottenham today. They didn’t have an answer for Kane, but will not face players of his ilk every week. Slavisa Jokanovic and his men now turn their attention back to the race for promotion to the Premier League.
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      Spurs secure a comfortable victory this afternoon thanks to Harry Kane’s hat-trick. As a result, the club reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 2012 – in their bid to win their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino.
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      The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway again shortly.
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      Fulham struggled for the majority of the half, but could have pulled level right at the death when Floyd Ayite missed his kick from close range. The Cottagers are still in the contest, but will need to improve significantly in the second half.
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      Harry Kane's strike separates the two teams at the break as Tottenham head into the interval ahead. Mauricio Pochettino's men have dominated the first half, but other than Kane's conversion they have been far from clinical against the Championship outfit.
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      The players are making their way out on to the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      The Belgian is one of five changes made from the defeat to Gent. Michel Vorm, Kieran Trippier, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min also return to the line-up this afternoon.
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      Jan Vertonghen has handed a massive fitness boost to Pochettino by returning to fitness for the clash after five weeks out with an ankle injury.
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      Slavisa Jokanovic has made four changes to his team from their win over Forest last time out. Marcus Bettinelli gets the start in goal, while Scott Malone, Tomas Kalas and Neeskens Kebano all come into the line-up.
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      Tottenham subs: Janssen, Sissoko, Dembele, Onomah, Wimmer, Lopez, Carter-Vickers.
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      TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Winks, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.
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      Fulham subs: Parker, Cyriac, Madal, Piazon, Martin, Button, Sessegnon.
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      FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Bettinelli; Odoi, Kalas, Ream, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Kebano, Cairney, Ayite; Aluko.
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      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
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      Tottenham have a proud history in the FA Cup, having won the competition eight times. However, they've reached the quarter-finals only once in the past six seasons, something which Pochettino will be determined to change this afternoon.
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      Spurs have lost back-to-back matches to Liverpool and Gent over the past week. Mauricio Pochettino's men were outplayed in their trip to Anfield, while they put in a meek performance in their loss in Belgium in the Europa League.
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      Fulham come into the contest off a run of back-to-back wins over Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest. The Cottagers beat Cardiff and Hull to reach the this stage of the competition, and have not reached the last eight of the FA Cup since the 2004-05 season.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the FA Cup fifth round clash between Fulham and Tottenham at Craven Cottage.
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      We're underway at Craven Cottage.
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      Decent start from the home side as they pressure the Spurs backline in possession from the off.
    • 3'
      Son has his first raid down the left flank and he attempts to fire a low ball across the face of goal, only for Odoi to get back well to make the block.
    • 4'
      SAVE! Alli heads the ball into the path of Eriksen, who takes the ball in stride in the box. Kalas comes across to make the tackle, but the Dane still pokes an effort towards the bottom corner, although he is denied by a fine save by Bettinelli.
    • 6'
      WIDE! Fulham are unable to clear the ball away from danger on the edge of their own box. The ball falls for Alli to hit on the turn and his strike threatens the net, drifting inches past the post.
    • 7'
      Davies collects a pass down the left from Son and swings an early cross into the box looking for Kane, but his ball has too much height on it for his skipper to attack.
    • 9'
      Spurs move the ball with speed into the final third and Trippier sends a teasing cross towards the back post that forces Odoi to head behind.
    • 10'
      Eriksen's corner pinballs around the Fulham box, but no yellow shirt is able to swing a leg at it before the Cottagers are able to clear the danger.
    • 11'
      Kebano makes a run into the final third to latch on to a long ball over the top from Malone. It draws a mistake from Alderweireld as it glances off the defender and goes behind for a corner.
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      WIDE! The corner is cleared to the edge of the box where Malone collects and turns to shoot on his left foot, but it travels safely past the post.
    • 13'
      Wanyama and Cairney clash in the air and the Fulham man comes off worse as a stray boot from the Spurs midfielder catches him in the face.
    • 14'
      Johansen hits a first time ball forward for Kebano's run, but Alderweireld senses the danger and races across to clear the ball into touch.
    • 16'
      G H. Kane Assist C. Eriksen
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      GOAL!!!!!! SPURS TAKE THE LEAD! Trippier catches the home side out with a quickly-taken throw-in to find Eriksen. The Dane sends a ball across the face of goal for Kane, who makes no mistake stabbing his effort past Bettinelli into the bottom corner on the stretch.
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      Eriksen picks out Kane with a sublime first-time cross, allowing his skipper to fire the visitors ahead.
    • 17'
      CHANCE! Alli has a great chance to make it two as he controls a long ball forward from Wanyama, but he scuffs his effort straight at Bettinelli. What a miss!
    • 18'
      Alli gets free again through the middle as Kalas and Ream fall asleep at the back, but this time they are bailed out by the offside flag.
    • 19'
      Vorm gifts possession to Cairney in the final third, but the midfielder cannot get a shot away in time to catch the keeper off his line. Vorm is able to cover his ground and stop the eventual effort from the home side.
    • 22'
      Spurs are in complete control of the game as the open nature of the contest is suiting them and their potent attacking trio.
    • 23'
      Trippier makes a surge down the right flank and he attempts to knock the ball back inside to Kane, but Fulham get enough men back to clear the danger.
    • 25'
      Spurs earn the chance to threaten from a free-kick as Eriksen is brought down. However, the Dane slams his first strike into the wall from 30 yards, while his second effort on the rebound trickles harmlessly past the post.
    • 26'
      CHANCE! A mistake from Cairney allows Kane to feed Eriksen in the inside right channel. The Dane opts against shooting first time to take a touch before firing at goal, but his eventual effort sails well over the bar.
    • 27'
      Davies does well to reach a long ball forward from Alderweireld. He sends a neat pass inside for Son, who beats the first challenge and has room for a strike. However, the forward tries to beat another defender with skill and loses possession.
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      OFFSIDE! Kane makes another dart in behind the Fulham backline to latch on to Trippier's low cross, but he's flagged offside as he backheels his effort towards goal.
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      OVER! Kane has space and time once again, although he is in an awkward position to shoot on the left flank. However, he still goes for goal, only to hammer his effort into the stand behind the net.
    • 31'
      Kane collects the ball in space on the edge of the box and he fires at goal, but Ream makes the block to divert it behind for a corner. The pressure from Spurs has been unrelenting.
    • 33'
      Winks loses the ball in a decent position on the edge of the box, wasting a chance to release Kane or Alli. Spurs have dominated, but have not been clinical enough to secure complete control of the match.
    • 35'
      Other than the half-chance for Cairney, Fulham have struggled to create anything in the final third. Alderweireld and Vertonghen have been on top form in the heart of the Spurs' defence.
    • 38'
      Another long ball forward for the home side sees Alderweireld guide the ball back to Vorm. Kebano has had nothing to feed off in the first half.
    • 40'
      Spurs have the chance to threaten from a free-kick, but Eriksen's delivery lets him down from the flank as he fails to beat the first man.
    • 42'
      CLOSE! Bettinelli passes the ball straight to Kane on the edge of the box, but before the striker can get the ball on to his right foot, Johansen comes in with a great tackle to dispossess the England man.
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      BLOCK! Eriksen bamboozles Malone with a weaving run leaving the defender on the deck. He tries to fire at goal from the right inside channel, but McDonald is there to make a block in front of Bettinelli.
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      There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45'
      Trippier raids down the flank and has options in the middle. However, he fails to pick out anyone in the box, sending his cross into the stand behind the goal.
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      We're back underway at Craven Cottage.
    • 48'
      Eriksen has room to break forward through the middle and he opts to slide a pass into the channel for Son, but Kalas makes the interception on the stretch.
    • 49'
      Trippier collects Winks' ball down the right flank and the full-back cuts it back to the edge of the box for Kane to strike. However, the skipper cannot generate any power on his strike, allowing Bettenelli to make the stop.
    • 51'
      G H. Kane Assist C. Eriksen
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      Eriksen sends a pinpoint cross into the box for his team-mate to convert from close range.
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      GOALL!!!!! KANE NOTCHES HIS SECOND! Tottenham are in control of the game now as Eriksen swings a dangerous cross into the six-yard box and Kane escapes the attentions of Ream before guiding the ball past Bettinelli. There was a hint of offside about the goal, but the linesman's flag remained down.
    • 53'
      That goal has taken all the wind out of Fulham's sail at the start of the half. The Cottagers now face a mammoth challenge to get back into the game.
    • 54'
      Davies makes a surge into the final third, but he gets tripped on the edge of the box, presenting the visitors with an opportunity to score a third.
    • 55'
      WALL! Eriksen smashes his effort straight into the wall before the home side are able to clear the danger. He's not had the best afternoon from set-pieces.
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      SI R. Sessegnon SO C. Eriksen
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      Ayite makes way for Sessegnon on the left flank.
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      Kane is played into space through the middle and he skips past Kalas. Odoi comes across to win the ball, but the forwards blocks his clearance, although it skips off the surface to bounce into Bettenelli's hands.
    • 59'
      CHANCE! Alli is denied a goal at the back post by a fine challenge by Odoi, which just puts him off at the last second. Eriksen was again the architect as his lofted ball created the opening for his team-mate, but Fulham keep themselves in the contest.
    • 60'
      Fulham win a corner down the left and the resulting delivery creates half a chance for Kalas to swing his leg at the ball, but Spurs have enough men back to block the strike.
    • 62'
      Tottenham work the ball well across the pitch to Trippier on the right flank. He sends a dangerous cross towards the near post, but Bettinelli gathers ahead of Kane.
    • 64'
      Sessegnon has made an impact down the left flank and he troubles Trippier with his pace, winning a corner for his team.
    • 66'
      SI G. Cyriac SO C. Eriksen
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      Aluko is replaced by Cyriac for the home side.
    • 67'
      Davies handles the ball under little pressure, and it will allow Johansen to swing a cross into the box from the right flank.
    • 68'
      Johansen sends his cross to the back post and Cairney heads it towards the penalty spot, but Kebano and then Sessegnon find their path to goal blocked by Alderweireld.
    • 69'
      McDonald loses possession to Eriksen who skips into the final third. The midfielder gets back to win the covering tackle, but the ball almost falls to the feet of the on-rushing Alli. Bettenelli senses the danger and races off his line to bravely gather at the feet of the England man.
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      CHANCE! Alli sends the ball over the top for Kane to latch on to in the box. The forward takes the ball in stride, but a second touch on his knee takes it away from him. Kane tries to stretch to send his effort on target, only to guide his strike over the bar.
    • 72'
      OVER! Fulham should be back in the game as Johansen swings a corner in from the left and McDonald attacks the cross to beat Wanyama in the air, but he can only guide his header over the bar.
    • 73'
      G H. Kane Assist C. Eriksen
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      Alli sends a perfectly-weighted pass through to Kane for the forward to put the game beyond doubt.
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      GOALLLL!!! HAT-TRICK FOR KANE! Kane puts the game beyond doubt as he races on to Alli's throughball and slots his effort past Bettinelli to notch his third of the contest. A fine performance from the Spurs skipper.
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      SI S. Parker SO C. Eriksen
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      Parker replaces McDonald for the Cottagers.
    • 75'
      SI M. Sissoko SO C. Eriksen
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      Kane makes way to a standing ovation from the visiting fans and is replaced by Sissoko.
    • 77'
      Sissoko gets the better of Malone down the flank, but his cross is deflected to the edge of the box. Winks collects and hammers an effort at goal, only to see it blocked by Kalas.
    • 79'
      SI M. Dembélé SO C. Eriksen
    • 79'
      Dembele replaces Winks for the final 11 minutes.
    • 81'
      Alli commits a clumsy challenge and Johansen has the chance to whip another cross into the box.
    • 82'
      SAVE! Johansen sends the ball into the box and Parker rises to head at goal, but Vorm makes a fine reaction stop, although the offside flag was up anyway.
    • 84'
      Tottenham are doing their utmost to take the pace out of the game to just see out the victory. Easy going for the visitors at the moment.
    • 86'
      SI J. Onomah SO C. Eriksen
    • 86'
      Onomah replaces Alli for the closing stages of the match.
    • 88'
      Spurs attempt to notch a fourth goal as Dembele weaves his way into the box. The ball is knocked away from his path, but Eriksen collects and shoots from the edge, only to see his effort blocked behind for a corner.
    • 90'
      CHANCE! Sissoko collects Wanyama's pass and goes for goal from the right inside channel with a blast off his right foot, but Bettenelli turns the strike behind for a corner.
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      There will be three minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Scott Parker
    José Mourinho



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 7 4
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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