After a tough week which saw defeats to Liverpool and Gent, Sunday’s trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham could’ve been a very tricky encounter. As it was, Mauricio Pochettino’s side showed enough professionalism and class to get the job done, booking their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a comprehensive 3-0 win.
Fulham didn’t put up the resistance expected and fell short of threatening any sort of shocking cup upset.
Harry Kane was the hero of the day, scoring a superb hat-trick, the fifth of his Spurs career so far.
Spurs will now face Millwall in the next round in another potential slip-up but the White Hart Lane faithful are growing ever more confident that this could be the year they finally lift the FA Cup after a 26 year wait.
It’s been quite the turnaround in the competition after being just minutes away from being eliminated by Wycombe Wanderers.
The performance of the team, and in particular Kane, delighted supporters and they took to Twitter to let their feelings be known…
— Harry Kane (@HKane) February 19, 2017
Brilliant performance by Spurs today. A really comfortable 3-0 victory and Harry Kane was excellent who got his hattrick, superb player ⚽️????????
— Luke Jack Conlaund (@ConlaundLuke) February 19, 2017
3 goals from open play, spoilt today! Good result, Eriksen deserves a goal #COYS
— Anthony Griggs THFC (@AntGriggsTHFC) February 19, 2017
— The Hotspur Centre (@HotspurCentre) February 19, 2017
— Tyler Rose (@TylerRose__) February 19, 2017
There are three guarantees in life:
3. Harry Kane is better than your striker.
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) February 19, 2017
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) February 19, 2017
Over the moon with that. Poch started with a strong team, confidence revived, clean sheet, Kane hat-trick & into the QF's of the cup. #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) February 19, 2017