Tottenham Hotspur Performance at the Season’s Midpoint

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring November 26, 2020 (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring November 26, 2020 (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /
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CROSBY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Tottenham Hotspur players walk out prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park on January 10, 2021 in Crosby, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /

Tottenham in the Cups

Tottenham have been a full participant in one domestic cup, while they have only played a charity match in the other. Spurs have an opportunity in both competitions, but one is right there for the taking.

Spurs are one win away from hoisting a trophy

After a Covid-19 enforce bye through the third round of the EFL Carabao Cup, Tottenham Hotspur were given a tougher draw for their first played Cup match. Beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties was a huge win for Spurs. First, Tottenham struggled and fought and managed a late goal to tie the game.

After tying the game late and remembering the heartache from losing shootouts from seasons past, Spurs nailed six out of six penalties. One thing about a shootout if your team does not miss, you will not lose. A tough night for Mason Mount was a big win for Spurs. Following the big win over Chelsea, Tottenham drew and dispatched two Championship foes in Stoke City and Brentford.

Stoke away is about all one has to say and you know it is going to be a tough battle. In a game that felt much like the Sheffield United game a few weeks later, Spurs took and early lead and let Stoke hang around long enough to tie the match. However, two late goals sealed the win and Spurs advanced.

Against Brentford, Moussa Sissoko put Spurs ahead early with a wonderful headed finish from a beautiful Sergio Reguilón cross. While Brentford hung around and kept things tough, a late goal from Heung-Min Son finished the job and booked Spurs a date with Manchester City. That match has now been moved to April 25 and gives Spurs a one game shot at a long sought after prize.

The FA Cup is barely underway for Tottenham

As of this writing, Arsenal are out of the FA Cup already and Spurs have really only played what was a charity match. Considering Marine are a non-league, eight tier side and Spurs fans helped to raise tons of money for the Mariners, it is hard to see it as much else. While it counted and will be a day in the history of the Marine club, it was a chance for a few Spurs who do not play a lot to do so.

After dispatching Marine as Spurs should have, Tottenham will play on Monday after Wycombe, yet another Championship side. However, while Stoke and Brentford are part of the battle for promotion Wycombe is in a much different battle at the other end of the table. In what seems like another opportunity for some rotation, Tottenham should advance and play the winner of the Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday match-up Sunday evening. From that point anything would be possible.