Fernando Llorente hits hat-trick as Spurs steamroller Tranmere


A hat-trick from Fernando Llorente and two goals from Serge Aurier, the first a thumping drive from distance that Harry Kane could hardly have bettered, saw Tottenham into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Tranmere Rovers. The League Two side managed to live with their illustrious opponents for most of the first half but were outclassed after the interval, with Son Heung-min pulling the strings. Kane even took the field with the score at 6-0 and managed to add a seventh before the end, taking his tally for the season to 19 and bringing Spurs a 33rd goal in 33 days as well as their biggest away win ever in the FA Cup.

“Maybe we are different to everyone else, we always like to be positive,” Mauricio Pochettino said. “I don’t think it was a risk at all to send Harry on for a few minutes. Strikers like to score goals and he got one. We take all the competitions we are in seriously and I also think you need to show respect to the supporters when you are away from home. Some of the people who paid money to see the game probably did so in the hope they might see Harry Kane in action.”

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Written by Paul Wilson at Prenton Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/04/tranmere-tottenham-fa-cup-match-report under the title “Fernando Llorente hits hat-trick as Spurs steamroller Tranmere”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.