Norwich defeated Tottenham on penalties to knock the Lilywhites out of the FA Cup yesterday evening, with the game ending at 1-1 after extra time.
Spurs started the game on the front foot and deservedly took the lead through Jan Vertonghen. While Norwich ended the half in strong fashion, the home side were good value for their half-time lead.
The away side played with more purpose in the second half and got their just reward when Josip Drimic converted for the Canaries after Michel Vorm fumbled a long-range effort.
Jose Mourinho’s side came back into the game after the equaliser and pushed for a winner. The away side struggled to cope with wave after wave of Spurs attacks and had to resort to desperate defending to force a penalty shootout.
It was Norwich who held their nerve during the spot-kicks to emerge as winners as Erik Lamela, Troy Parrott, and Gedson Fernandes all failed to convert for the home side.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the heartbreak:
This season, man.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 4, 2020
I was expecting that, not at all surprised.
— Harsh Mishra (@SimplyWink) March 4, 2020
The shootout is a lottery.
Norwich didn’t want this.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) March 4, 2020
— Adam Brooks (@EssexPR) March 4, 2020
#thfc Spurs crash out on penalties, with Lamela, Parrott and Gedson all missing from the spot.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 4, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur were Champions League finalists in June.
Spurs this season have been knocked out the League Cup by League Two side Colchester Utd and eliminated from the FA Cup by bottom of the Premier League table Norwich City.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) March 4, 2020
A new low and we have had a few. Negative tactics meant we didn’t deserve to win and I would have bet my house on Lamela missing that pen. Vorm – deja vu. We are cursed as a club. Cursed. We have a great stadium and training ground though…..
— The Spurs Show (@spursshow) March 4, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
We clearly sat too deep after going a goal up but I felt we fashioned enough chances to win the game in extra time if not in normal time. With Kane and Son out, we just don’t look like we are going to get the goals required to be winning matches. Our season is now in danger of being over within the next couple of weeks.
Have something to tell us about this article?