FA Cup: Harry Kane's hat-trick helps Tottenham stroll past Fulham

K.A.A. Gent take on Tottenham in the Round of 32 of the Europa League on Thursday

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino opted to start with seven members of the side who began the game against Liverpool and they ultimately proved far too strong for Slavisa Jokanovic's men, who occupy eighth place in the Championship.

Tottenham started the game on top and created two chances in quick succession in the opening few minutes, with Christian Eriksen seeing a strike saved after being played in by Dele Alli, before Alli then fired just wide from the edge of the box moments later. "I don't see this game in front of us like one normal game".

He added: "We have to focus on Thursday, forget this and try to be focused".

"I think the manager understands the importance of the Europa League and the FA Cup as well, and it's good that we take it very seriously", Vertonghen said. But Pochettino revealed in the aftermath of this win that he spoke to the players on Friday and Saturday, reminding them of their responsibilities, which produced exactly the result he wanted.

Tottenham fans are praising a young ball-boy after who contributed to their first goal against Fulham in the FA Cup last night.


Rashford rounded an on-rushing Jason Steele and passed the ball into the net. Ibrahimovic ran onto Pogba's long, high pass to clinch the 2-1 victory and set up a quarterfinal reunion for manager Jose Mourinho with Chelsea. "Obviously, we are not going to play the whole season perfectly - there are going to be ups and downs - but it is about limiting the bad times and, hopefully, we are now on the up for the rest of the season".

"I won silverware at Ajax and it's the best thing there is in football. Next time maybe it will be two or three others". His low finish whizzed past the keeper in the 73rd minute, allowing Pochettino to make changes as he looks to keep his players fresh for upcoming games.

After a flurry of early chances, the hosts started to come into the game more and they were nearly presented with an equaliser when Michel Vorm passed the ball straight to Tom Cairney, but the midfielder's shot - in front of an open goal - was kept out by the recovering keeper.

"They had an fantastic attitude and belief, they gave us a really good match and with a different attitude we would lose this match".

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