EFL Cup - Third Round
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Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Gillingham

Christian Eriksen
Eriksen has won 63 caps for Denmark

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."

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 13Vorm
  • 16Trippier
  • 38Carter-Vickers
  • 27Wimmer
  • 33DaviesSubstituted forWalkesat 80'minutes
  • 29Winks
  • 28Carroll
  • 11Lamela
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forNkoudouat 60'minutes
  • 25OnomahBooked at 43mins
  • 9JanssenSubstituted forEdwardsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Vertonghen
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 12Wanyama
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 41Whiteman
  • 45Walkes
  • 48Edwards

Gillingham

  • 30BondSubstituted forNelsonat 16'minutes
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12Konchesky
  • 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forWagstaffat 60'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 33Byrne
  • 16Osadebe
  • 23DackSubstituted forKnottat 81'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 9Donnelly
  • 11Knott
  • 18Pask
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
26,244

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home32
Away6
Shots on Target
Home12
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Onomah.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur).

  7. Post update

    Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Winks tries a through ball, but Kieran Trippier is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Billy Knott replaces Bradley Dack.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Anton Walkes replaces Ben Davies.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcus Edwards.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

  16. Post update

    Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Marcus Edwards replaces Vincent Janssen.

  19. Post update

    Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

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