Tanguy Ndombele scores two late goals as Tottenham come from behind to beat Wycombe in FA Cup fourth round January 26, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Tottenham left it late as they came from behind to beat Wycombe 4-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday night.
Spurs were rocked when Fred Onyedinma gave the Championship basement boys a deserved 25th-minute lead.
Gareth Bale brought Tottenham level in first-half stoppage time with a smart finish as Jose Mourinho’s men missed multiple chances to go in front after the restart.
However, after calling on Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Tanguy Ndombele from the bench in the second-half, Spurs scored the game’s third goal thanks to Harry Winks’ smart finish in the 86th minute.
Ndombele then put extra gloss on the scoreline with two late goals.
Ben Davies was the only survivor from Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Sheffield United last weekend.
Bale went close on two occasions, before Onyedinma confidentially slotted past Joe Hart from close-range.
The 31-year-old wasted another opportunity when firing into the side-netting, but ensured it was FOURTH time lucky just before the interval.
The Wales international got a crucial touch on Lucas Moura’s inviting cross to give Tottenham a deserved equaliser.
It was all Tottenham in the second-half as Wycombe understandably tired – having only trained once together as a group ahead of the cup tie following several positive coronavirus tests within the camp.
Moura, Bale and Erik Lamela could have put Spurs into a commanding position, but failed to convert their opportunities within 10 minutes of the restart.
Mourinho had seen enough when bringing on Kane just before the hour mark as Son and Ndombele were introduced shortly afterwards.
Kane was denied by Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, before Son fired wide after a dangerous run.
Kane was thwarted by Allsop once more, but his cross seconds later was cleared into the direction of Winks, who placed the ball into the back of the net with his weaker left foot.
Ndombele killed the contest in the 87th minute after a clever pass from Son, before the latter took out two defenders with his footwork to add a fourth in injury-time.