Spurs Weave and Bob Closer to Silverware
Tottenham have booked their place in the semis of the Capital One Cup with an easy win over Newcastle United.
The north London side has recently disappeared in the midst of the table after the departure of their one-man army, Gareth Bale, but not this day.
Spurs ran rampant over the Magpies, who weren't that long removed from their surprise ambushes of Chelsea and defending Premiership champs Manchester City.
Going into the match, Newcastle were the punters' hot favorites, but Tottenham proved hotter. Spurs scored early -- the 18th minute, to be exact -- and by the time the onslaught ended, they rang up an emphatic 4-0 thumping.
It didn't help the Magpies' cause that inexperienced third-string 'keeper Jak Alnwick did his best impression of a Jacksonville Jaguar receiver ... any Jag receiver:
Later, the only explanation he could possibly have had was too much time scanning the stands for hot blondes:
And maybe Alnwick should change breath mints. Then, maybe he'd get a few steps closer to the action. He clearly had time.
Seriously, dude, what do you do when your mates are training?
So while Newcastle pleads for an emergency 'keeper, Spurs now face Sheffield United in the semis.
How lucky can they get? Whatever the response, it seems like Spurs are spending all of theirs in League Cup draws. Tottenham now get what amounts to a formality match against Sheffield United in order to book their place in the finals against Liverpool or Chelsea.
That is, as long as they don't wet the bed against the Blades.