Participant scores as Son double & Danjuma strike seal Spurs development


Two glorious moves from Son Heung-min and a debut function from exchange Arnaut Danjuma helped Tottenham growth to the 5th spherical of the FA Cup on the expense of a cussed Preston facet on Saturday night time.

South Korea captain Son has been in large part off form all the way through the season however began the cup tie within the quantity 9 position and gave the guests the lead after some other gradual first part by means of belting one in from 25 yards out within the fiftieth minute.

Son made positive of the end result together with his 2d, accumulating Ivan Perisic’s flick sooner than completing way past Freddie Woodman, sooner than new arrival Danjuma arrived at the scene to scuff house Tottenham’s 3rd and his first for membership 16 mins after his advent from the bench.

High quality possibilities had been at a top rate throughout the primary part, with Preston avid gamers Andrew Hughes and Tom Cannon having efforts blocked whilst Son discovered his radar from distance, drawing a excellent save from Woodman with one strike.

Tottenham discovered their attacking zip temporarily in the second one part and took the lead when Son despatched a long-range strike whizzing previous Woodman into the a long way nook.

Cannon attempted to win Preston a penalty however as an alternative were given booked for diving as North Finish sought to revive parity, however as an alternative Spurs doubled their lead with a smartly built 2d, once more completed by means of Son. Perisic diverted the ball to the 30-year-old, who escaped the eye of Jordan Storey and transformed to place Antonio Conte’s facet thru.

Whilst Preston defended smartly for lengthy classes, they could not benefit from their attacking set items and struggled in open play sooner than tiring within the overdue levels of the sport with the end result apparently sealed.

The weary legs of the house avid gamers helped Tottenham grasp a 3rd. Dejan Kulusevski wriggled into the field and crossed low for Danjuma, freshly arrived on mortgage from Villarreal, to complete in relatively unpleasant however however efficient style.

Spurs have a deficient contemporary file within the FA Cup, having now not reached the semi finals since 2017/18 and they’ll hope for a tight 5th spherical draw. They had been eradicated at that level within the 2021/22, 2020/21 and 2019/20 seasons.

GK: Freddie Woodman (6); CB: Jordan Storey (6), CB: Liam Lindsay (6), CB: Andrew Hughes (7); RWB: Alan Browne (7), CM: Alistair McCann (7), CM: Ryan Ledson (7), CM: Ben Whiteman (6), LWB: Robbie Brady (7) ST: Ched Evans (6), ST: Tom Cannon (6).

SUBS: Ben Woodburn (6), Daniel Johnson (6), Alvaro Fernandes (6).

GK: Fraser Forster – 6/10 – Used to be large and powerful when wanted on Preston’s set items.

CB: Japhet Tanganga – 7/10 – Gave the ball to Son to lash within the opener. Noticed a large number of the ball and taken it ahead lovely smartly.

CB: Davison Sanchez – 6/10 – Strangely captained the facet. In large part limited Preston’s attackers although had a couple of sketchy moments at the ball. Just right within the air.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 7/10 – Forged on the again as Spurs have shyed away from gifting Preston any primary alternatives.

RWB: Matt Doherty – 6/10 – Arrived on the again stick in a few promising eventualities however the ball did not rather fall for him.

CM: Yves Bisouma – 7/10 – Misplaced the ball a few occasions however was once comfy all the way through, popping the ball to his adjoining teammates.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 6/10 – Seemed just a little wanting fit health sooner than coming off. Performed a couple of errant passes however confirmed some excellent link-up play.

LWB: Ryan Sessegnon – 4/10 – Ultimate ball was once disappointing and struggled to get the simpler of Alan Browne down the flank.

RF: Dejan Kulusevski – 8/10 – Used to be steadily curious about Tottenham’s extra bad assaults and supplied Danjuma together with his debut function.

ST: Son Heung-min – 9/10 – Made Preston pay for the time and area they afforded him with two cracking moves from distance. Seemed perkier than in contemporary outings.

LF: Ivan Perisic – 6/10 – Neat flick earned Perisic an help for Son. Few alternatives to shoot however could not get previous Preston’s defenders.


Oliver Skipp (71′ for Bentancur) – 7/10 – Snapped into demanding situations and saved Spurs prime up the pitch.

Arnaut Danjuma (71′ for Sessegnon) – 7/10 – Couple of early sighters of his skill, together with a scuffed end which put Spurs 3-0 up.

Emerson Royal (71′ for Doherty) – 6/10 – Did not have an excessive amount of protecting to do following his arrival.

Bryan Gil (85′ for Son) – N/A


Antonio Conte – 7/10 – Might be glad his facet have shyed away from a possible FA Cup dissatisfied to advance to the following spherical whilst additionally giving Harry Kane an extraordinary night time off.

Participant of the Fit – Son Heung-min



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