Tottenham Hotspur were bested in the FA Cup fifth round last night against Norwich City in North London, despite the home side having the best of the chances and possession.
Spurs took the lead early on via a Jan Vertonghen thumping header, but failed to make the most of a number of clear scoring opportunities to put the game to bed.
Norwich eventually grabbed a goal back just 15 minutes from the end when Michel Vorm flapped a long-range shot back into the penalty area for the Canaries to tap home.
Spurs fashioned plenty more chances and sustained pressure for the remainder of the match and in extra time, but somehow could not find the back of the net.
When it came to the shootout, Norwich City missed only one of their spot-kicks, while Tottenham’s Erik Lamela, Troy Parrott, and Gedson Fernandes all failed.
Tim Krul, the Norwich keeper, has now revealed what he said to put 18-year-old Parrott off when he stepped up.
Jonathan Veal reports:
Tim Krul admits he got inside Troy Parrott's head before his penalty last night: "The young lad, Parrott, I played a little bit with his head. I said, 'I haven't seen many penalties from you when I've done my homework' and he just looked at me."
One for Parrott to learn from
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) March 5, 2020
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