Tottenham Hotspur were hopeful to reaching the FA Cup quarter-finals after their Wednesday match at Goodison Park but they ended up losing the game to rival Everton at a fantastic display of football.
Recent winning made Spurs hopeful
Already through the Carabao Cup final, the Spurs trained their guns on the grandest old cup competition of England. After facing three consecutive defeats in the league, they recently emerged victorious in the Sunday match against West Bromwich Albion. Also, they had a strong lineup against Everton. So far, Tottenham Hotspur has played against non-league Marine and Championship side Wycombe Wanderers.
Jose Mourinho had to make tough decisions
Dele Alli was back to the game from injury but Tottenham Hotspur manager Mourinho he was more worried about the upcoming Premiere League game against Manchester City because he had only three days to prepare for that match. The recent win had made the Spurs hopeful but the Wednesday match shattered all their hopes to go through quarter-finals.
Everton position in the tally
Everton sit a notch up Tottenham Hotspur in the Premiere League table. The Toffees are on seventh position and they still have a game in hand. So, they have the advantage of a stronger position. On the contrary, the Wednesday match was crucial for Tottenham Hotspur.
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur traded a total of 9 goals in the match that ran into extra-time. While the Spurs looked confident in the first half but The Toffees rob Tottenham Hotspur of opportunities.