Spurs reach FA Cup last four despite Kane pain

TOTTENHAM shrugged off an early injury to Harry Kane to thrash Millwall 6-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final at White Hart Lane and bookmakers reacted by rating Spurs 100-30 to win the competition.

Spurs, who have lost their last six FA Cup semi-finals and not lifted the trophy since 1991, made short work of the outclassed Sky Bet League One visitors.

Substitute Christian Eriksen, brought on after Kane injured his ankle, broke the deadlock and from there the floodgates opened. Heung-Min Son grabbed a hat-trick, while Vincent Janssen and Dele Alli were also on target.

There is not going to be much between the four semi-finalists once the field is completed with Chelsea or Manchester United joining Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City in the draw which will be made after Monday's clash at Stamford Bridge. 

It was a feast for favourites in the FA Cup as all three qualifiers won easily to nil and covered their respective handicaps, although Liverpool were made to work harder for maximum Premier League points against Burnley.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can earned Liverpool a 2-1 victory after Ashley Barnes had given Burnley a shock lead. The fourth-placed Reds are 4-7 to finish in the top four.

Leicester have confirmed Craig Shakespeare as their manager for the remainder of the season, while Rangers held Celtic to a 1-1 draw in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Clint Hill’s late equaliser cancelled out Stuart Armstrong’s opener at Parkhead.

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Liverpool v Hoffenheim

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Hoffenheim have won just three off their last ten competitive away matches
Expert verdict
The Germans were not disgraced in the first leg – they enjoyed 63 per cent possession and narrowly lost the shot count 14-13 – but a trip to Anfield will be tougher. However, Hoffenheim have to go for it and they have shown they can cause Liverpool’s suspect defence plenty of problems.

 

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