Fernando Llorente scores hat-trick as Spurs end Rochdale’s Cup dream

28 February 2018 09:54
It was a game of two halves, but with a twist. Spurs romped home in the second period with a cocky display on a carpet of snow. The first half, however, belonged to VAR. The video assistant disallowed a goal, turned a free-kick to a penalty and provided half a dozen excruciating interruptions in which the referee, Paul Tierney, stood forlornly with his finger in his ear.As far as the football went, a hat-trick for Fernando Llorente was accompanied by two from Son Heung-min and a first Spurs goal for Kyle Walker-Peters, while Stephen Humphrys scored a sweet goal for Rochdale to temporarily level the scores at 1-1. Talk among the shivering Wembley crowd of under 25,000 though was of technology, its effectiveness, and why it took so flipping long to use it. Related: Tottenham Hotspur v Rochdale: FA Cup fifth-round replay – live! Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian