Spurs win Coventry Cup clash

Tottenham cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with an easy 3-0 win over League One's Coventry City at White Hart Lane.

Last Updated: 05/01/13 at 20:10 Post Comment

Clint Dempsey: Scored a brace to help Spurs past Coventry

Clint Dempsey: Scored a brace to help Spurs past Coventry

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Sky Blues were unable to replicate their famous 1987 Cup final victory over Spurs, as the difference between the heights of the Premier League and League One proved stark.

All the goals came in the first half - Clint Dempsey opened the scoring on 14 when a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick was flicked on by Gareth Bale, and the American on hand to rifle a shot from inside the six-yard box high into the roof of the net.

Bale doubled the lead on 33 after a Dempsey shot deflected off Richard Wood and into the Welshman's path and he volleyed in his 11th goal of the season, and that was closely followed by Dempsey's second of the game.

The American headed home a Bale corner on 37 to wrap up the game before half-time.

The second half commenced in the same manner as the first ended - Emmanuel Adebayor made a run and looked on track to put his side 4-0 up, but was muscled off the ball by William Edjenguele.

A missed opportunity from a Steven Caulker header was quickly followed up by a superb Bale free-kick that flew just wide.

Mark Robins' men were unable to convert their sporadic chances; good approach play saw Adam Barton in space but his shot was blocked by Caulker, and from a set-piece Edjenguele's header was pushed out by Brad Friedel.

With just over 20 minutes to go Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas replaced Bale with Andros Townsend and the hosts' total dominance of the game ended - to the relief of the 5,000 travelling fans.

Coventry almost grabbed a late consolation but Leon Clarke failed to control a Carl Barker cross, and referee Michael Naylor then waved away Spurs' shouts for handball against Edjenguele.

Dempsey looked set to bag a hat-trick in the final moments but was prevented by Wood's block.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
19:45
Concord Rangers 0-1 Mansfield Report
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Maidstone Utd 2-1 Stevenage  
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Aldershot 1-0 Portsmth Report
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Telford 2-1 Basingstoke  
AFC W'don 3-1 York City Report
Accrington 2-1 Notts Co Report
Mansfield 1-1 Concord Rangers Report
Rochdale 2-1 Northamptn Report
Sheff Utd 2-0 Crewe Report
Shrewsbury 1-0 Walsall Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk defends Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Swansea manager Garry Monk has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Premier League: West Brom manager Alan Irvine sees a defensive weakness in Arsenal

West Brom manager Alan Irvine hopes Arsenal's gung-ho attitude will be their undoing at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Premier League: Southampton manager Ronald Koeman confident of continued success

Manager Ronald Koeman believes Southampton can thrive this term and is relishing taking on the Premier League big boys.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property