By Oladapo Okeowo
Tottenham Hotspur came from two goals down to beat Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in the FA Cup.
The match looked destined for another upset after that suffered by Liverpool in the early kick-off against the Wolves. A two-goal lead for the visitors looked unassailable as the first half ended and Tottenham’s secomd-string side looked like what they were: second-string.
Mauricio started the second half with intent. He threw on Jansen who made a total nuisance of himself. This industry of his won him a penalty after careless tackling on the part of a Wycombe defender. Before this, Son has pulled a goal back off a goal at the near-post and Spurs had thrown on Alli and Dembele.
This move changed the complexion of the game as the momentum switched towards the Spurs as Alli and Dembele imposed their style on the game.
However, against the run of play, Wycombe went infront again. What A Wow! They just refused to lie back. A croos and a header that takes one back to the era of the traditional, old-school strikers like Alan Shearer and Jan Koller.
The excitement was not over as Alli took advantage of a poor clearance, ran at the defence, did a little shimmy and shot past Blackman, in goal for Wycombe. With the clock, ticking down, it looked like Wycombe had done just enough to force a replay. This was not to be. A late, late and heartbreaking goal by Son undid all the good work. It wa sthe 96th minute of six minutes of injury time.
With the win, Spurs search for silverare goes while Wycombe players and fans go wondering on what could have been.
In other games, it was a painful homecoming for Josh McEachran as Chelsea beat Brentford 4-0, Newcastle lost 3-0 at Oxford, Man City added to Sam Allardyce’s woes and won 3-0 away at Palace.