Tottenham Hotspur reached the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday through a replay. The formation of manager José Mourinho just needed a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough for the home crowd.
The first game at Middlesbrough, which ends in the Championship, ended 1-1 a week and a half ago, meaning that both teams had to meet again. That happened now in the stadium of the ‘Spurs’.
The losing finalist of the Champions League took a distance from Middlesbrough early on. Giovani Lo Celso opened the score after a blunder by the keeper. Erik Lamela doubled the lead after fifteen minutes. The 2-1 by George Saville came too late to make the game even more exciting.
Newcastle United also prevented a defame against third divisionist Rochdale, by winning 4-1 on repeat at home. Eoghan O’Connell (own goal), Matthew Longstaff, Miguel Almirón and Joelinton scored for Newcastle, where Jetro Willems stayed on the bench.
Lorenzo Insigne is hugged by Fernando Llorente after one of his hits. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Napoli, Lazio and Inter to quarterfinals
In Italy, Napoli, Lazio and Internazionale had little trouble reaching the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia. Napoli, who had only won once since coach Gennaro Gattuso, had two Lorenzo Insigne penalties enough to beat Perugia: 2-0.
Lazio was the leader of Cremonese, 4-0. Among the Romans, the young Dutch attacker Bobby Adekanye had a base place, while Djavan Anderson was allowed to substitute. Hits were in the name of Patric, Marco Parolo, Ciro Immobile and Bastos.
Internazionalr rolled Cagliari up 4-1. Romelu Lukaku scored within the minute, after which Borja Valero and again Lukaku increased the lead to 3-0. Christian Oliva then did something back, but thanks to Andrea Ranocchia the margin became three again: 4-1.