March 28, 2023


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Tottenham brushes aside non-league Marine

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Carlos Vinicius hit a first-half hat-trick as Tottenham crushed non-league Marine 5-0, but did see their crossbar rattled in the early stages in a memorable FA Cup moment.

With the scores level after 19 minutes, apprentice plumber Neil Kengni launched an audacious effort from 35 yards out that dipped late, surprising goalkeeper Joe Hart, but agonisingly coming back off the bar.

Soon afterwards, Vinicius quickly scored two goals from close range before a classy side-footed half-volley which he teed himself up for, sealed his treble. Lucas Moura also netted a free kick before the break.

The only goal of the second half was another milestone moment as 16-year-old debutant Alfie Devine became Spurs’ youngest ever player aged 16 years and 163 days, marking his debut by turning in from the left and firing inside the near post.

Keeping the score to five will have been satisfying to Marine boss Neil Young as the eighth-tier side, currently not playing league football due to Covid restrictions, would have feared a much heavier drubbing midway through the game.

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