'What could we do?' Jose Mourinho makes Marine admission after Tottenham win

Ross Houston
January 13, 2021

The 168 league places between the sides is the biggest gap between opponents the 150 years of the FA Cup and the gulf in class showed as Spurs' fringe players took their chance to shine.

There were plenty of boxes ticked for Jose Mourinho on an FA Cup day to remember against Marine on Sunday.


The non-Marine League Rossett Park pitch in Crosby, Merseyside is dominated by houses, meaning some locals were able to watch the shock of the third round through their rear windows or while standing in their gardens. Others climbed trees to gain any vantage point and blasted horns.

While Harry Kane was left behind in London, this was still a Tottenham side packed with worldwide stars, including Gareth Bale one of the world's most expensive players.


While Harry Kane was left behind in London, this was still a Tottenham side packed with global stars, including Bale - one of the world's most expensive players.

Devine also became the youngest player to score for a Football League or Premier League club in the FA Cup since George Williams for MK Dons netted nearly a decade ago against Nantwich in November 2011, at the age of16 years and 66 days. It was the only goal in the second half after Brazilian Lucas Moura had also scored from a free kick before the break.


And when the final whistle blew after a valiant display they went over the thank the fans peering from Rossett Road gardens.

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