Senior player must be binned in summer: Three things learned about Tottenham in win v Rochdale
Tottenham breezed into the FA Cup Sixth Round by hammering Rochdale 6-1 at Wembley on Wednesday night, although the game was marred by yet more VAR controversy.
Erik Lamela had his quick-fire opening goal ruled out by the new refereeing method, even though it was not clear what had actually happened for the goal to be disallowed.
Heung-min Son got Spurs out of the blocks though in the 23rd minute, however there was yet more controversy when referee Paul Tierney took several minutes to award Spurs a penalty for a foul of Kieran Trippier.
Son netted the spot-kick, but it was chalked off as he stuttered his run up.
Stephen Humphrys then got Rochdale an equaliser to ensure that the League One team would go into the break level, even though Mauricio Pochettino’s men had put the ball into the back of the net three times.
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After the break though the flood gates opened.
Fernando Llorente scored his first-hat-trick in English football while Son got his second goal of the night.
Kyle Walker-Peters then got on the scoresheet for the first time since breaking through at Spurs in the dying moments to round off the win.
Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned about Spurs on Wednesday.
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