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Tottenham Dumped Out Of The FA Cup By Middlesbrough After Shock 1-0 Defeat At The Riverside

Rory O'Callaghan

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Tottenham Dumped Out Of The FA Cup By Middlesbrough After Shock 1-0 Defeat At The Riverside

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Middlesbrough are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham at the Riverside.

Academy product Josh Coburn, 19, smashed in the winner in the second half of extra-time to secure a memorable victory for the Championship club.

Middlesbrough have now claimed back-to-back wins over Premier League opposition in the FA Cup, having beaten Manchester United on penalties in the previous round.

Josh Coburn scored the winning goal for Middlesbrough (Image: PA)
Josh Coburn scored the winning goal for Middlesbrough (Image: PA)

Defeat for Tottenham means they are destined to finish the season without major silverware yet again.

It is also the third season in a row they have lost in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

After being brought on in extra-time, Coburn latched on to Matt Crooks' through ball to fire the winner past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from a tight angle.

Speaking after the match, Coburn told the BBC: "Speechless. In front of the Riverside Stadium, it cannot get better than that against a Premier League team.

"I hit it as hard as I could and thankfully it went in. Up there with the best [moment of my career], just amazing. I can't put it into words.

"In the training ground, all the lads are buzzing. The fans are getting behind the players too.

“Hopefully we can continue it and get another big team in the next round."

Tottenham came closest to scoring through Harry Kane, who had a goal disallowed for offside in normal time.

The north London club will now have to wait until next season for another chance at silverware.

“It is massively disappointing,” former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe told the BBC.

Harry Kane had a goal disallowed for offside (Image: PA)
Harry Kane had a goal disallowed for offside (Image: PA)

“No disrespect to Middlesbrough but you expect Tottenham to come here and dominate, create a lot of chances, your big players to show personality.

“But it was the total opposite. Middlesbrough had the urgency, as the game went on they got stronger and stronger.

“They had players coming on and making an impact.

"It was a big disappointment [for Spurs].”

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Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough, Football, Premier League, FA Cup

Rory O'Callaghan
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