Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, Gillingham 0.
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Gillingham
Tottenham cruised to a comfortable victory against League One Gillingham in the third round of the EFL Cup.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard strike and added a second just after half-time.
Dutch striker Vincent Janssen then got his first for the club from the penalty spot since his £17m summer move.
Strikes from Erik Lamela and Josh Onomah completed the rout for Spurs, who are rewarded with a trip to Liverpool in the fourth round.
Mauricio Pochettino made 11 changes from the side that beat Sunderland 1-0 on Sunday, with American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 18, and English midfielder Harry Winks, 20, handed a first start.
English attacker Marcus Edwards, 17, was also handed a senior debut from the bench and almost capped it with an injury-time goal, but his stinging shot was palmed over the bar by goalkeeper Stuart Nelson.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino:
"Now that Harry Kane's injured Janssen is our main striker and it's important for his confidence for the next few games.
"That goal was important for him, to feel the love from the supporters.
"For a striker, always the difficult thing is to create chances but he has a lot of chances to score today. He was unlucky.
"The important thing is that he got into the box and he created a lot of chances and for the future it's important that he feels confidence and for the team it will help a lot for us."
Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh:
"I had a fantastic time here as a player and I am disappointed because it was not the score I visualised, but the gulf in class came through in the end.
"We thought at 1-0 we might have a chance of staying in it but they put on the burners, got to 3-0 and it was damage limitation from then on."
- 33DaviesSubstituted forWalkesat 80'minutes
- 23EriksenSubstituted forNkoudouat 60'minutes
- 25OnomahBooked at 43mins
- 9JanssenSubstituted forEdwardsat 75'minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 30BondSubstituted forNelsonat 16'minutes
- 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forWagstaffat 60'minutes
- 23DackSubstituted forKnottat 81'minutes
- David Coote
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, Gillingham 0.
Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.
Attempt saved. Marcus Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Carroll.
Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur).
Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Winks tries a through ball, but Kieran Trippier is caught offside.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Substitution, Gillingham. Billy Knott replaces Bradley Dack.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Anton Walkes replaces Ben Davies.
Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcus Edwards.
Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bradley Dack.
Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).
Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Marcus Edwards replaces Vincent Janssen.
Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).