So the match that many Tottenham fans wanted both teams to lose ended with yet more silverware for our pesky North London neighbours. With all bias placed in the bin, you have to bow the knee to Arsene Wenger for his extraordinary FA Cup record.
I don’t have to remind you that he has picked up the treasured FA Cup a record seven times, while what was once Tottenham’s favourite trophy has not been won once by the Lilywhites. That 1991 victory over Nottingham Forest in the days of Terry Venables seems in the dim and distant past.
It really is time Tottenham stopped having to look over their shoulders at El Tel’s victory as the last FA Cup triumph. There is a generation of Tottenham fans growing up who were not even alive then, and they hear us old ‘uns talking of Wembley glory as if it was from a previous century. Oh, hold on, it was!.......
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All post-season aims have been achieved by Tottenham Hotspur Football club this week in South-East Asia. The commercial hand of friendship has been extended for another 5 years with AIA, and the footballing friendship has been enhanced by this trip to Hong Kong, and a whistle-stop trip to Son Heung-min’s homeland in South Korea. On the pitch today in the Hong Kong Stadium, Spurs were able to give all their 23 man squad a run-out, and they entertained local and other travelling supporters, not to mention the home fans of Hong Kong treble winners Kitchee Sports Club. The local fans were particularly happy to see Son Heung-min, who played 75 minutes, when he was replaced by top scorer Harry Kane, who would reward those fans with another goal to his name..........
Picking a headline after this game was not easy, I can tell you! I was thinking of “The Incredibles”, or Hull City “Kaned”, but after watching us score 6 away goals on Thursday at Leicester and 7 today at Hull, I had to go for “Hot shot Tottenham”. When did Spurs ever have two such massive away wins in successive games? Never, I suspect. Spurs have scored more, and conceded less than any other team in the Premier League, including Champions Chelsea, and they have the best goal difference (+60) as well. Today we saw an incredible performance, and this season we have been watching an incredible team!
Once again, it was clearly evident that manager Mauricio Pochettino had got his team fired up to finish this season strongly, after the debacle we saw at the end of last season. I commend Mauricio and every member of the team for their efforts not only today but over the course of the season, and for their achievement, and performances which will be remembered far beyond this season........
In my match preview, I said that Spurs went into this game with things to play for. Those objectives included gaining a win to give them more points than Leicester had managed last season when winning the Premier League (81), and for Harry Kane to score in his quest to catch up with the Premier League’s leading scorer Romelu Lukaku, and Alexis Sanchez, who were two and one ahead of Kane respectively. I wasn’t over-optimistic and in fact predicted a draw. Little did I know that we would be treated to a supreme performance by those wearing the Tottenham Hotspur shirt tonight. Spurs played scintillating exhibition football at times from back to front, with so many wonderful individual performances. There was no sign of any lack of desire on the part of Mauricio Pochettino’s men, and they were clearly fired up by the manager with a point to prove to last season’s Premier League Champions. Spurs did that in style, simply thrashing and embarrassing “The Foxes” 6-1, whose heads probably went down midway through the second half, when Harry Kane scored his second goal and made it 3-1.........
On the pitch Spurs achieved their one remaining footballing objective for the season (to finish runners-up to Chelsea) by beating Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, thanks to fine goals by Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane. After the game, following what was essentially a good natured pitch invasion, Spurs gave their 118 year old home as fine a send off as you could wish for. There was a film introduced by "Spurs fan" Sir Kenneth Branagh, before a parade of many playing legends from the Double season onward. A choir, band and tenor gave us a haunting, then rousing rendition of "Mine eyes have seen the Glory", and "Glory, Glory Allejuhah" to ensure there was hardly a dry eye in the house. I certainly shed a tear or two today. It was emotional..........
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