Victory to suffocate Southampton, Tottenham into the FA Cup fifth round

Victory to suffocate Southampton, Tottenham into the FA Cup fifth round

Tottenham won tickets to the FA Cup fifth round after beating Southampton 3-2 at home in the replay. Unlike the official match on January 25, this match coach Jose Mourinho launched the strongest team when receiving Southampton.

With full force and enthusiastic support from the home fans, Tottenham filled the squad immediately after the opening whistle. And England soon created an advantage thanks to an own goal from central defender Jack Stephens in the 12th minute.

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But there was no easy match for coach Jose Mourinho when Southampton pushed the offensive team later. After 34 minutes, after a few missed opportunities, the visitors also had a goal to equalize the score.

They thank to striker Shane Long with an approach kick of the city. It was after a shot from the edge of the penalty area of ​​Nathan Redmond was pushed out by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

After the equalizer, Southampton continued to play well with a defensive counterattack. And in the middle of the second half, the visitors once again surprised the team with a goal leading 2-1 thanks to striker Danny Ings.

Tottenham put all his energy into the attack and the coaches of Mourinho only took 5 minutes to bring the game back to the starting line. Scorer 2-2 for Tottenham was midfielder Lucas Moura. That was with a breakthrough and dangerous finish with his right foot just outside the penalty area.

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86 minutes, from the pass on the right wing of the teammate, Son Heung-Min sprinted into the penalty area and was foul by goalkeeper Angus Gunn. The referee pointed to the 11m mark and Son Heung-Min himself successfully completed the penalty.

Tottenham continued to push Southampton’s formation and the home team’s offensive efforts have paid off. Winning this match, Tottenham won the ticket to round 5 of the FA Cup. The opponent of coach Jose Mourinho in round 5 is the team that is ranked bottom in the Premier League, Norwich City.

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The win over Brighton is enough for Jose Mourinho to reassure United fans. And he did this even though MU’s gameplay has not really prospered. In fact, Jose Mourinho’s students entered the determination and repeatedly cornered the opponent in the first 30 minutes of the first half.

However, after Lukaku’s goal, they fell back and took the initiative. He gave way to the opponent. It took until 87 minutes for Matic to score the winner for Old Trafford.

The Portuguese tactician seemed to want to assert that he was always right. And his play will still be so before the scrutiny of the British media for him.


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The ineffective performance since joining Old Trafford is a condition for Sanchez to sit out in the match against Brighton. Obviously, Mourinho did that. He replaced Sanchez with Mata and MU had more sharp attack solutions.

Besides, Lukaku plays more and more progressive and is a rare bright spot in the Reds squad recently. The Belgian striker always played aggressively, enthusiastically and especially trying. Lukaku’s deadlock goal is very important in the context that MU is gradually going into an ineffective trail.

On the Matic side, the Serbian continued to show his bravery despite the home team losing the initiative to the opponent. Calm and precision of Matic is always necessary in the context that Mourinho needs a person to regulate the pace of the game.

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The goals set to win 2-0 at 87 minutes by midfielder is the end of all efforts of Brighton. However, the face that Jose Mourinho teachers and students show is not enough to make the fans satisfied.

Obviously, the impression of the practicality that Mourinho brings is very bold through the direction of the players. They actively gave the game to the opponent at the beginning of the second half.