- Crystal Palace 2-0 Tottenham Hotspurs, Mauricio Pochettino's men crash out of the FA Cup competition
- Townsend and Wickham netted a goal apiece to gift the Eagles a deserved victory
- The London club suffered a 2-0 embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace during the fourth round of the competition
Premier League giants, Tottenham Hotspurs, have been dumped out of the FA Cup tourney after suffering a 2-0 embarrassing defeat in the fourth round of the tournament on Sunday, January 27.
Two first half goals from Connor Wickham and Andros Townsend gifted Palace a comfortable victory at Selhurst Park as they sealed a place in the next round of the competition.
This was the second cup exit for Spurs in a space of 72-hours after Carabao Cup in the hands of rivals, Chelsea.
A penalty shootout proved decisive as Chelsea reached the EFL Cup final , prompting fresh concerns over Tottenham's trophy drought
Ahead of the Sunday clash, Spurs' boss, Mauricio Pochettino had a squad selection headache after the loss of three significant attacking figures in Harry Kane, Son and Dele Alli.
Consequently, he was forced to field a relatively weak side that struggled in the opening exchanges of the encounter.
Wickham opened the scoring for the hosts within just nine minutes of game play, capitalising on Spurs' defensive error in the dangerous area.
Townsend doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the 34th minute, slotting past a helpless Gazzaniga was between the sticks for Hugo Lloris.
The visitors should have pulled one back minutes before the break, but Kieran Trippier squandered the glorious chance after failing to convert a penalty.
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In the second half, the Eagles managed to hold on as they went on to claim a 2-0 comfortable victory before their faithfuls.
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