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Son Heung-min scores hat-trick, Vincent Janssen ends goal wait as Spurs hammer Millwall

Son scores hat-trick, Janssen ends goal wait as Spurs hammer Millwall
By Eurosport

12/03/2017 at 19:10

FA Cup quarter-final, White Hart Lane - Tottenham 6 (Eriksen, Son 41, 54, 90+1, Alli 72, Janssen 80) Millwall 0

Tottenham booked their place in the semi-final of the FA Cup in perfect style with a 6-0 victory over Millwall at White Hart Lane.

Vincent Janssen scored his first goal in open play for the club and Son Heung-min bagged a hat-trick but a potential nasty injury to Harry Kane put a dampener on things for Spurs.

The England international limped off after only eight minutes with an ankle injury after colliding with defender Jed Wallace and it's feared he could be ruled out for a lengthy period of time.

Kane's replacement Christian Eriksen opened the scoring on the half-hour mark and Son doubled the advantage before the half-time break.

Tottenham continued their dominance after the restart with the impressive Son adding two more goals while Dele Alli also got in on the act. The biggest cheer was reserved for substitute Janssen when he slotted home late on.

Spurs will find out their semi-final opponent on Monday night, immediately after the contest between Manchester United and Chelsea.

A potential Wembley showdown with arch-rivals Arsenal is mouth-watering but they could also be drawn with fellow big guns Manchester City.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their sixth goal and completing his hat trick with Christian Eriksen

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates scoring their sixth goal and completing his hat trick with Christian EriksenReuters

TALKING POINT - Wembley’s calling but Spurs may have to do it without Kane

Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased his side were so fluent in attack without their star striker but the Argentine will still be sweating over the ankle injury Harry Kane suffered at the beginning of the game. A similar injury at the start of the season ruled him out for a period of seven weeks and another lengthy lay-off could put a huge spanner in Tottenham’s hopes of a top-four finish and cup triumph.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) – The performance of the South Korean suggests Spurs may just be able to cope without Kane, however. The 24-year-old was at the heart of almost every attack and he was fully deserving of his treble.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates with the match ball at the end of the match

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates with the match ball at the end of the matchReuters

PLAYER RATINGS

Millwall: King 4, Cummings 5, Craig 5, Williams 5, Thompson 4, Gregory 5, Wallace 5, Webster 5, Morison 5, O'Brien 5, Cooper 5. Subs: Butcher 5, Ferguson 5, Onyedinma 5.

Tottenham: Vorm 6, Trippier 8, Alderweireld 7, Dier 7, Vertonghen 7, Davies 7, Wanyama 7, Winks 8, Son 9, Alli 8, Kane N/A. Subs: Eriksen 8, Sissoko 5, Janssen 7.

KEY MOMENTS

8’ – KANE INJURED! The striker is forced off with an ankle injury. What a blow for Spurs and England whose manager Gareth Southgate is watching on from the stands. Let's hope it's not too serious.

22’ - PENALTY APPEAL! A cross is sent into the feet of Alli in the penalty area and in a desperate attempt to clear the ball Craig nearly takes his Spurs top off. However, despite being in a good position, Martin Atkinson waves play on. Millwall are fortunate.

31’ - GOAL! A moment of brilliance from Eriksen finally breaks Millwall's resistance! Alli wins a header, it drops perfectly for the Dane who turns and fires a snapshot into the bottom corner, beyond the reach of King. Spurs are ahead.

35’ - CHANCE! Wanyama goes agonisingly close to doubling Spurs' advantage as he's denied by the woodwork from a powerful header after jumping highest to meet the corner delivery.

41’ - GOAL! Stunning finish from Son as the forward is allowed to cut in from the channel before curling in his 12th goal of the season into the top corner with his weaker left-foot leaving King with no chance.

54’ - GOAL! Son seals the tie in style with his second of the game and his side's third. He times his run perfectly to find a long ball from Trippier and volleys it first-time past King.

59’ - CHANCE FOR MILLWALL! Substitute Onyedinma is straight into the action as he gets down the channel, cuts it back for Wallace but he gets his shot badly wrong, screwing the ball wide.

72’ - GOAL! Alli gets in on the act as Spurs make it four. We've had three top class goals but this was a simple tap-in, made by the vision of Eriksen who played the England international through at the back post.

80’ - GOAL! Janssen finally scores from open play as Spurs make it five! Son does brilliantly to cut the ball back for him and the Dutch striker finds the bottom corner with a really tidy finish.

90’+2 GOAL! Son finally scores his hat-trick to cap a wonderful display! Eriksen picks him out at the back post and his half volley is spilled by King and the ball rolls agonisingly over the line.

Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch striker Vincent Janssen (R) celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal with Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall at Whi

Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch striker Vincent Janssen (R) celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal with Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall at WhiAFP

KEY STATS

  • Spurs have won an FA Cup game by a six-goal margin for the first time since January 1973 against Margate.
  • Tottenham have reached the FA Cup semi-final stage for the 20th time, becoming the eighth team to achieve this feat.
  • Vincent Janssen scored his first goal from open play for Tottenham, on what is his 30th appearance.
  • Dele Alli has scored in three consecutive appearances at White Hart Lane for the first time.
  • Christian Eriksen has provided more assists in all competitions this season than any other Premier League player.
  • Son Heung-Min is Tottenham’s leading scorer in the FA Cup this season, netting six goals in four FA Cup appearances.

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