|FA Cup Fourth Round
|Saturday 30th January 2016
|Weston Homes Community Stadium
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|Colchester United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3
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FA Cup Fourth Round
Saturday 30th January 2016
Weston Homes Community Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur 4 (1)
Kick off 12:45
|Davies (o.g.) 79m 50s
Chadli 26m 22s
Dier 63m 34s
Chadli 78m 04s
Carroll 81m 56s
|Crowd : 9,920
|Weather : Sunny but cold
|Referee : Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
|Assistant Referees : - (-)
|Fourth Official : -
|Colchester United kicked off and played towards the - end in the first half.
|Game time : - 90 + 9 minutes.
|Colchester United :
|Tottenham Hotspur :
LAMELA (19 Mousa DEMBELE 55)
10 Harry KANE (c) ( 7 Heung-Min SON 68)
|Manager : Kevin Keen
|Manager : Mauricio Pochettino
|Sponsor : Weston Homes plc
|Shirt sponsor : AIA
|Kit Supplier : Puma
|Kit Supplier : Under Armour
A FA Cup tie away to a lower league side is not something that Tottenham have been familiar with over the last few years. Normally, we draw a top half Premier League team and have trouble negotiating our way through to the next round. The short trip up the A12 was obviously to Tottenham's liking in the Essex sunshine, albeit not as warm as the Barcelona climate where the team had spent the week. It was the temperature that they raised on the pitch that made it a simple task to see off Colchester United 4-1 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, with a fine display of control and passing that left the home team chasing the ball for a lot of the 90 minutes.
Kevin Wimmer was given a start as he will be required in the absence of Jan Vertonghen over the coming few weeks, having Eric Dier alongside him for experience and Trippier and Davies filled the full back slots. The team was similar to that which beat Leicester City in the replay in the previous round, with Harry Kane perhaps surprisingly being included from the off.
Tottenham set about
Colchester from the start. The home team kicked off, but Spurs soon
won the ball and a cross towards Nacer Chadli at the far post from
Trippier almost gave Tottenham a very early goal inside 30 seconds,
but the Belgian's header went wide. Chadli also got on the end of a
ball, turning his man and hitting a low shot that the keeper had to
get behind and then had the ball whipped away from him as Trippier's
low cross into the goalmouth caused havoc. Lamela found some space
coming in from the right and bending a shot past the defender in
front of him to see the ball cannon off the outside of the post.
Captain Harry Kane was keen to get on the score-sheet and hit the
side netting with one effort, nearly poked home a low ball from
Trippier at the near post and then Davies' cross found his head, but
Kean dived across goal to knock it away.
Carroll had a good second
half and rounded it off with a goal, while Chadli lived up to his
claims about being considered as a forward should Kane get injured
by taking his two goals well. Trippier had a better first half
than second, but still popped up to provide Chadli's second goal.
There were few players who didn't contribute, with everyone either
closing down when we didn't have the ball or making space when we
did have it. The team realised that they would have to put in
the hard work to establish their superiority in the match.
Colchester were unlucky to lose both centre-halves in a sickening
clash of heads so early on and we hope that they will both be OK, as
at one stage it looked very nasty for Wynter.
Colchester United are
known as the U's from their original sponsors who were a local
plumbing company and nicknamed the club after one of their best
selling trap bends.
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|What you thought
|Loved the TV coverage when the camera panned around the Colchester United sections of the crowd. If he had been wearing blue and white instead of red and white, it would have been the easiest game of "Where's Wally ?" ever.
|Other scores during this week :
|West Ham United
|West Bromwich Albion
* Pub facts may not actually be true, but after a few pints everyone will think so.
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