“Not even hiding our attempt to throw the competition” – Some Spurs fans react to FA Cup exit

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup last night after a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Mauricion Pochettino made several changes to the side that started the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Thursday with the likes of Kieran Trippier, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Kyle Walker-Peters, Oliver Skipp, Lucas Moura and Georges-Kévin NKoudou all getting a start.

Tottenham put up a pretty poor first-half display as they struggled to keep hold of the ball and create chances.

Palace took full advantage of Spurs’ sloppiness and raced into a two-goal lead through a Connor Wickham tap-in and an Andros Townsend penalty.

Spurs had a chance to come back into the game after they were awarded a penalty of their own when Juan Foyth was caught in the Palace area. Kieran Trippier, however, shot wide of the target meaning that Spurs went into the interval with a two-goal deficit.

Spurs played much better in the second half after Pochettino bought on Erik Lamela to replace Jan Vertonghen and shifted to a back four. Tottenham prodded around the final third and tried to create openings but the home side defended astutely and repelled all the Spurs attacks.

It was a comfortable victory for Palace in the end. Spurs fans certainly weren’t happy with the team’s effort and some took to social media to voice their frustrations.

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  1. You are not Spurs fans if you think we threw the match. Effort in second half and a littleluck would have achieved the result we wanted.
    Remember the players are human and need a rest.

    Agree Foyth was best player and hopefully he will play in place of Sanchez or Dier on Wednesday

    Think Trippier is in need of counselling

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