Having only met opponents under Norwich City in the last EPL match, Tottenham is still disappointed to lose this team after penalty shootouts in the FA Cup fifth round. This is the fourth consecutive defeat of the team being led by the famous coach Jose Mourinho.
EPL Match: Tottenham 1-1 (pen 2-3) Norwich: Losing the fourth game in a row, Tottenham stopped in the FA Cup fifth round
Before the confrontation with the opponent in the EPL match who ranked in the Premier League rankings, Tottenham lost to RB Leipzig (Champions League), Chelsea and Wolverhampton (Premier League) respectively. This series of bad games put teachers and coach Mourinho under great pressure and the EPL match against Norwich was considered a good opportunity for them to get up.
In fact, Spurs had a very good start when they opened the score in the 13th minute. Immediately following an excellent situation that prevented Lo Celso’s dangerous finish, Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul failed to stop the center-back. Vertonghen headed home with a header for Tottenham.
These goals will be a favorable condition for Tottenham to concede a few more times to end the EPL match with a monumental victory, like what they have done against Norwich in recent EPL matches.
However, they ultimately failed to preserve the fragile gap. In the 78 minute, McLean suddenly launched a powerful shot that made Michel Vorm goalkeeper unable to catch the ball. Just waiting for that, Drmic quickly walked into the rock to bring back the precious equalizer for Norwich.
In the minutes remaining and extra time, no goals were scored. That means the parties must resolve the win on penalties. In this series of “gun battle”, McLean kicked broken in the first turn, but he was the only Norwich player to not complete the task.
On the Tottenham side, there are 3 players who failed to win the goalkeeper Krul: Lamela, Parrott and Gedson Fernandes. To lose 2-3 after the shootout, Tottenham had to stop in the round of FA Cup 5 and continue to sink into crisis.
In another notable EPL match that took place last night, Leicester had to struggle to overcome Birmingham City with the minimum score. Despite a play, it was not until the 82th-minute that they scored the only goal by Ricardo Pereira. According to the draw results, in the quarterfinals, Leicester will encounter a formidable opponent named Chelsea.
FA Cup quarter-final: Waiting for M.U to appear?
After Liverpool and Tottenham left the game in round 5, the FA Cup quarterfinals left the candidates Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and maybe Manchester United (M.U) if they win Derby at 2:45 tomorrow morning.
According to the results of the draw of the English Football Association (FA) this morning, the heavy candidates to win the FA Cup this year have avoided meeting in the quarterfinals.
In particular, only Arsenal may face a big challenge when they encounter Sheffield United and have to play away. Somewhat more Chelsea meet Leicester, who are third in the English Premier League this season at King Power.
This season in the EPL matches, Chelsea and Leicester met each other in two EPL matches without being inconclusive with 1-1 and 2-2 draws.
However, in the FA Cup quarter-finals of the 2017-2018 season, Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 in extra time also at King Power Stadium, to then into the semi-finals to beat Southampton 2-0 and the final win M.U 1-0 to crown.
The defending FA Cup champions Manchester City are quite breathless in the quarterfinals when they only met Newcastle on away field St James’ Park. Newcastle is currently in a downturn, so “Green Man” has much hope to easily go to the semi-finals.
In the other game, if M.U beat Derby of the old star Wayne Rooney is playing, he will meet Norwich in the quarterfinals also away.
The Derby game against M.U at 2:45 pm tomorrow morning (6.3) is also the latest EPL match in the fifth round of the FA Cup. In the FA Cup quarter-finals, the EPL matches will take place on 20 and 22.3.
Draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals
EPL matches left:
Sheffield United – Arsenal
Newcastle United – Man City
Norwich City – Derby County or Manchester United
Leicester City – Chelsea