Tottenham through to FA Cup semi-final with comfortable victory over Millwall


AN injury to Harry Kane marred Tottenham Hotspur's party as it marked its last FA Cup tie at the club's White Hart Lane home with a 6-0 thrashing of third-tier London rival Millwall to book its place in a loaded semi-final line-up yesterday.

"It was an important win for us, not just for The FA Cup but for the league as well - it was important to keep our form and keep getting the goals".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League manager of the month for February, while in-form Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane picked up his fourth player of the month award.

Mounted police in riot gear struggled to keep order at times, with minor skirmishes also reported after the game.

Harris is adamant Millwall's FA Cup progress is a cause of great pride but believes failure to make the most of the momentum it has led to will see the south Londoners' campaign deemed a failure.

The breakthrough did arrive just after the half-hour mark, though, as Eriksen - Kane's replacement, despite Janssen being on the bench - swept home from 15 yards out when given a small sight of goal.

Victor Wanyama powered a header against the crossbar as Tottenham pressed for the second goal, which arrived in spectacular fashion from Son in the 41st minute.

Both Harris and Mauricio Pochettino denied hearing anything untoward during Spurs' 6-0 quarter-final win, in which Son scored a hat-trick.

Spurs will now await Monday's draw for the semi-finals where they can meet Manchester City, Arsenal or the winners of Chelsea and Manchester United, who play on Monday.

Kane has been critical to Spurs' soaring fortunes this season, especially having scored eight goals in his previous four games before Sunday. Georginio Wijnaldum leveled with the last kick of the first half and Emre Can struck the victor from distance with around 30 minutes remaining.

"It is another London derby and we were watching all the games and they fully deserve to be in the quarter-finals".

"We're getting to the stage where Wembley is around the corner". It was not our best game.

With Pochettino consistently linked with a string of big-name strikers to compete for Kane's shirt at Tottenham - the latest being Sunday's suggestion they were watching this Sampdoria striker - perhaps in Son he already has the player he needs right under his nose?