Tottenham Hotspur are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a comfortable 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon at Wembley on Sunday.
Spurs dominated throughout the 90 minutes but had to remain patient before scoring the opener against determined lower league opposition, which came through Harry Kane in the 63rd minute.
He added his second of the afternoon and 26th of the season so far just two minutes later before defender Jan Vertonghen rounded off the scoring in the 71st minute.
Fans were happy with the result and performance but criticism was aimed at one player in particular after an ineffective performance.
Striker Fernando Llorente was given a rare start by Mauricio Pochettino alongside talisman Kane, but failed to provide the desired attacking threat and was ultimately hauled off just before the goals started pouring in.
He’s scored just two goals in 22 appearances since joining from Swansea City in the summer and supporters are beginning to question whether he should be included going forward.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Sunday performance…
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 7, 2018
#Thfc have to say Llorente was shocking today. What is it with us and strikers that we actually buy. Touch was awful all game. Into R4 so all good
— Wood Lane Florist (@291wlflorist) January 7, 2018
Janssen is better than Llorente #thfc
— Matt Davis (@Matt_davis95) January 7, 2018
Llorente, yet another striker bought by #THFC who has failed to perform.
— John Wardell (@oldjdub) January 7, 2018
Glad to get into the 4th round, first half was poor but got it together in the 2nd, but llorente needs to retire from football he is so bad it’s embarrassing #COYS
— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) January 7, 2018
Thought Foyth looked decent today and Lamela played well,
Llorente up front was a absolute clown today, couldn’t hold the ball up and kept losing it, it’s no coincidence we scored 2 mins after he went off #coys
— Kevin Gower™ (@KGower83) January 7, 2018
Spurs comfortably through to the next round. Still not quite sure what Llorente gives us, but maybe he’ll improve with more game time #coys
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) January 7, 2018
Llorente was a bit of mess. Thank God Sonny has come on. #COYS
— Melvin (@MTKigz) January 7, 2018