Marine 0-5 Tottenham: Carlos Vinicius hat-trick sends visitors into FA Cup fourth round
Report as Carlos Vinicius nets a first-half hat-trick to help Spurs beat Marine 5-0 in the FA Cup third round; Lucas Moura and 16-year-old substitute Alfie Devine also on target for the north London club
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Sunday 10 January 2021 18:55, UK
Carlos Vinicius scored a first-half hat-trick as Tottenham avoided an FA Cup third-round upset after easing past non-League Marine 5-0.
The Premier League side, sitting 160 places above their hosts in the football pyramid – the biggest such gap in the competition’s history – were given an early scare when Neil Kengni rattled the bar from distance.
Thereafter, though, it was all Spurs, with Vinicius opening the scoring midway through the first half with a simple tap in, before doubling his team’s lead with another close-range finish on the half-hour mark.
Two minutes later, Lucas Moura’s curling free-kick made it 3-0 to Spurs and Vinicius completed his hat-trick with a delightful lob eight minutes before half-time.
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Sixteen-year-old substitute Alfie Devine completed the scoring with a low drive on the hour-mark as Jose Mourinho’s side cruised into Monday night’s draw for the fourth and fifth rounds.
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