Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Tottenham broke Wycombe hearts with a stoppage-time winner to progress to round five of the FA Cup with a dramatic 4-3 win.



Match Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Wycombe WanderersMatch Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe did make a strong start to the game as bulky frontman Adebayo Akinfenwa caused some early issues for the much-changed Premier League side at White Hart Lane.

The striker got on the end of an early cross into the box after just a minute as he headed across to Paul Hayes but his effort clipped the crossbar on its way over.

The League Two side continued their early pressure as Sam Wood volleyed over from a tight angle before Hayes forced Michel Vorm into a good save from range.

Tottenham failed to deal with the resulting corner and Hayes executed a wonderful volley to put the travelling side ahead after 23 minutes.

The Premier League side started to find their feet following the opening goal and Heung-Min Son had their first real chance when goalkeeper Jamal Blackman fumbled, however, the South Korean could only put his effort wide.

Despite being forced back towards their own goal, Wycombe hit on the counter to win a penalty on 36 minutes when Paul Wood was adjudged to have been brought down by Cameron Carter-Vickers in the box, although it appeared the Spurs youngster got most of the ball.


Hayes stepped up cooly to slide home his and Wycombe’s second.

Tottenham brought on striker Vincent Janssen at half-time and the north London club looked much improved. Following a 15-minute period of pressure without too many efforts on goal they started the comeback with Son getting on the scoresheet.

The forward was played in down the left after an initial corner broke down and his cross-cum-shot found a way beyond Blackman. Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele were brought on to further help Tottenham push on and they leveled on 64 minutes when Janssen was dragged down in the penalty area.

The summer signing needed a bit of luck but his spot-kick found a way through Blackman’s hands. The lower league outfit started to tire as the second half progressed and they looked likely to concede a third with Tottenham spending the majority of their time camped out on the edge of Wycombe’s box, however, they failed to test Blackman regularly.

Wycombe made their opponents pay as two substitutes combined when Myles Weston crossed from the left for Garry Thompson to head home with seven minutes to go, reigniting dreams of a cup upset.

However, it was not to be as Alli took advantage of a poor kick from Blackman before weaving through a crowd of players to make it all-square once again with 89 minutes on the clock. The Chairboys were then left heartbroken six minutes into additional time when Son grabbed his second following a neat one-two with Janssen before his shot was sliced into the net by defender Joe Jacobsen.

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