TOTTENHAM were dumped out of the FA Cup after a dramatic shootout loss to Norwich after the relegation battlers broke down Jose Mourinho’s park the bus tactics.
Jan Vertonghen opened the lead in the first-half but after Michel Vorm fumbled to allow Josip Drmic to equalise.
Spurs were pegged back at times and looked completely out of ideas going forward but after some smart subs by Jose Mourinho they gained control in extra-time.
It mattered little, however, as the Canaries held on as Tim Krul was the hero in the shootout to send Spurs out.
Here’s how SunSport’s Jack Figg rated the Tottenham performers.
Michel Vorm – 4/10
Was massively at fault for Norwich’s leveller after fumbling a shot for Drmic to tap home. It wasn’t the Dutchman’s first poor piece of handling in the game either, despite making one stop in the shootout.
Serge Aurier – 6
Always a threat down the right flank but wasn’t afforded much to aim at with a lack of runs into the box. The Ivorian is starting to play with more consistency for Spurs.
Davinson Sanchez – 6
Had a quiet game as Spurs parked the bus. Confident in the air and on the ball and a player that can lead from the back.
Jan Vertonghen – 7
Despite being deployed at left-back, where he has struggled against pacey wingers, the Belgain was active down his own wing and headed brilliantly to open up the lead.
But without help from his team-mates, Aarons enjoyed space down the left.
Harry Winks – 5
Played a vital role in keeping Spurs’ defence organised but he didn’t have the freedom to pick the ball up and start attacks himself. Did his best work off the ball.
Oliver Skipp – 4
Barely noticeable in the Spurs midfield but heroically won the ball for Spurs in the dying moments of extra-time before misplacing his passes and killing the attack – summing up his performance.
Lucas Moura – 5
Looked a threat down the right wing with his pace but was lacking in final product with the final pass or shot to create a chance. Rarely tracked back to help Aurier defend on the flank.Giovanu
Giovani Lo Celso – 5
Produced a great cross for the opener and was smart in possession but lacked spite going forward.
A player of his quality needs to put himself about more and want to get on the ball.
Steven Bergwijn – 5
Looked capable of creating down the left but rarely got on the ball and caused Norwich problems. Skilful but needs to be more aggressive in the final third.
Dele Alli – 6
Appeared frustrated to be playing as a false No9 through the middle and struggled to make things happen up top. Held the ball up well but was often left with no one to work having been isolated on his own.
SUBS: Gedson Fernandes (for Bergwijn) – 7
After coming on the Portugese midfielder changed the game for Spurs giving them a much needed boost going forward – but missed the crucial penalty.
Positive on the ball and skilful out wide, Fernandes will be a contender to start for Tottenham off the back of his substitute performance.
Tanguy Ndombele – 5
Tucked in front of the Spurs defense in an area they were already dealing with well centrally. The midfielder affected the game little after coming on.
Erik Lamela – 7
The Argentine looked to get Spurs further afield, something they lacked for the majority of the game, and created problems for Norwich out wide.
But he just couldn’t force a finish or final ball to cap off his attacks.
Troy Parrott – 5
Despite the amazing reception the Irishman struggled to get himself in clear scoring opportunities in a game that lacked few for Spurs.
The teenager also failed to convert his spot-kick.