Tottenham Hotspur advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup after 2-1 win over Middlesbrough

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FA Cup 2020 Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough Highlights – Tottenham Hotspur defeated Middlesbrough 2-1 to garner the third round FA Cup victory on Tuesday night in London.

Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela led the attack with their wonderful goals. The Argentines helped Spurs to lead their opponent by two goals as early as 15 minutes into the game.

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Middlesbrough could only decrease their losing margin by one with George Saville scoring the 83rd-minute goal for his team. The Northern Ireland national cut past Paulo Gazzaniga from within the penalty area to open the scoreline for his team.

FA Cup 2020 Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough Highlights

Lo Celso and Lamela were among the five players that were given the chance by Mourinho to play in the starting XI. The poor defending from Boro let them down last night. Goalkeeper, Tomas Mejias’ pass was intercepted by Giovani Lo Celso in the initial minutes of the game leading to his early goal. Boro attempted to equalize with Lukas Nmecha’s brilliant effort but Gazzaniga helped Spurs keep their lead intact.

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It appeared as if Tottenham replayed their first goal in the 15th minute, with their second goal being almost similar to their first one. Lamela capitalized on Boro’s poor defense, scoring the second goal for his team with a left foot outer.

FA Cup 2020 Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough Highlights – Spurs had the chance to increase their lead but they failed to do so. Saville provided Boro with their first goal of the game after his shot missed Gazzaniga.

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In the post-match interview, Mourinho said that he told his players that if they fail to increase their lead to 3-0 then a goal from Boro would make it troublesome, and that was what happened. He also said that it was frustrating that they conceded the goal but what was even disappointing was that they could not increase their lead to maybe 4 or more goals.

FA Cup 2020 Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough Highlights – In the end, Tottenham Hotspur was able to hold on to their lead to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the thirteenth time in the last fourteen seasons, having missed the chance after their loss to Arsenal in 2013-14. They have now made it to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the sixth consecutive time and will now face Southampton on January 25.

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