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HFairton and Tottenham Hotspur are two great establishments in English football but are desperate to end long droughts. Everton has not lifted the trophies since Paul Raidot’s goal that saw him beat Manchester United in the FA Cup Final in 1995, while Tottenham have not won the FA Cup since 1991. Tottenham have won the League Cup twice since then, but the last one was in 2008 and they were signed. With Jose Mourinho to put the cup on the table.
The endless years in one are usually good for Spurs, or at least they were before the turn of the century. They became the first English club to win the League and double in 1961, added the League Cup in 1971 and won the FA Cup in 1981 (year that Goal by Ricky Villa) and 91. It was not a good year 2001 when they were lost in the FA Cup semi-finals by their rivals Arsenal. In 2021, they reached the Carabao Cup Final and traveled to Goodison Park to face tonight’s FA Cup fifth round.
Mourinho will be delighted to have Harry Kane reunite with Heung-Min Son, but Carlo Ancelotti will also feel that his front husband Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin could do some damage. Everton beat Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend of the season, on a day Dele Alli was so addicted to it at half-time. The attacking midfielder could return to his squad today after a transfer failed in January. Tottenham will be without Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon at full back, so Everton could be happy on the wings.
“I know how desperate Everton are to win trophies,” said coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“I don’t know if it is the right time this season but what I can assure you is that we are doing our best to get the trophy here as soon as possible.”
Full team news on the way soon.