Date: 5th January 2020 at 4:49pm
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Tottenham Hotspur

Riverside Stadium

FA Cup Third Round

5/01/2020 2:01 pm

Attendance: 26693

Referee: Attwell

Middlesbrough Tottenham Hotspur
Fletcher (50) Lucas Moura (61)
Mejias Gazzaniga
Howson Dier
Fry Alderweireld
McNair Vertonghen
Spence Aurier
Clayton Eriksen
Winks 56
Coulson 67 Alli
Roberts 69 Sessegnon 56
Tavernier Lucas Moura
Fletcher 76 Son Heung-Min


Gestede 69 Sanchez
Nmecha 76 Lamela
Johnson 67 Vorm
Wood Lo Celso 56
Wing Skipp
Liddle Tanganga
Brynn Parrott

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 14
4 On Target 4
4 Corners 14
7 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
29 % 71

With a break in the Premier League fixture list, Tottenham Hotspur made the trip to the Riverside Stadium earlier today to face Middlesbrough in our FA Cup third round clash.

Having lost the last game, travelling fans would’ve been demanding a reaction from manager Jose Mourinho’s side and, well, they didn’t really get one.

Despite dominating 70% of the ball and creating the far greater chances overall, we managed only four on target which matched them. After a goalless first half, it was the hosts who took the lead through Ashley Fletcher in minute 50 and we needed a Lucas Moura effort 11 minutes later to restore and at least ensure we remain in the hat for the fourth round draw.

We’ll have to see if we can do any better at the second time of asking when the replay is arranged, but having effectively gone with a full strength squad, few will be happy after that.

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