April 20, 2019

Son Heung-min becomes Tottenham’s leading scorer in FA Cup

By Etaarifa reporter

Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 6-0 victory over Millwall at the White Hart Lane on Sunday (12/03/17).

The match was marred by alleged racist abuse of hat-trick hero Son Heung-min and an ankle injury to Harry Kane.

The England striker was replaced after being hurt when Lions defender Jake Cooper tried to block his shot after seven minutes, according to the BBC.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a cool finish into the bottom corner after Dele Alli’s chest down before Son scored either side of half-time.

An inspired Alli netted the fourth with substitute Vincent Janssen adding the fifth, before Son completed his hat-trick of the day.

Son Heung-min became Tottenham’s leading scorer in the FA Cup this season with six goals in four appearances.

What the managers said

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino: “The performance was fantastic. It was very important for us to play well and score goals, so we are very pleased.

“A hat-trick from Son and Janssen scored….the team was good. We need to congratulate them, they were waiting for the opportunity and they took it and stepped up.

“In football you always need to be ready. Not only him [Janssen] but different players too will have the opportunity to play more and they need to be ready.”

Millwall coach Neil Harris: “It was disappointing to concede the goals we did. I thought we lost our way in the last 20 minutes but there is no getting away from what a good team Tottenham are.

“We are disappointed because we have been beaten 6-0 at Spurs. This is the quality you are playing against. If we can use this experience then the standards are there that we need to set, individually and collectively.”

Pochettino’s side join Manchester City and Arsenal in the semi-final draw, which takes place at Stamford Bridge on Monday (13/03/17) after the final quarter-final between Chelsea and EFL champions, Manchester United.

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