Tottenham reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after surviving a scare in opposition to League One Rochdale in a fifth-round replay affected by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversies.
In a sport performed in persistent snow at Wembley, Fernando Llorente scored an 11-minute hat-trick within the early phases of the second half after Rochdale’s Stephen Humphrys had cancelled out Son Heung-min’s opener.
Son added the fifth purpose and substitute Kyle Walker-Peters the sixth but the match might be remembered for plenty of incidents involving VAR.
Eric Lamela thought he had given Spurs an early lead just for his a purpose dominated out for a foul within the build-up – however solely after a prolonged session between referee Paul Tierney and his video assistant.
Then, with the hosts 1-Zero forward, Spurs have been awarded a free-kick when Kieran Tripper was fouled just for Tierney to level to the penalty spot after one other VAR ruling.
Son beat Josh Lillis however the penalty was disallowed after Son was adjudged to have stopped in his run-up simply earlier than capturing.
Spurs will journey to face Swansea Metropolis within the sixth spherical on 17 March.