Graham Roberts sends message to Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane on Twitter

Faith Castro
January 8, 2018

FA Cup aside, one thing Spurs know they have to do is bring Champions League football back to the club next season when they're in their new stadium, and while their league form has been hit and miss this season, one thing that has been brilliant is their Champions League form, with the club topping their group - despite being paired with Real Madrid.

Tottenham dominated all through the first half but failed to score. If Tottenham are to utilise their vast riches going forward, then Wimbledon will have to find a way to stifle Harry Kane.

Tottenham have scored 42 goals in 22 league games, whereas Wimbledon have scored just 22 times in 25 League One games.

Kane was inches away from connecting to a good delivery from the left from Erik Lamela, before George Long was forced to parry an 18th minute Lamela shot wide.

Two minutes later he pounced again from close range.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur after replaced during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and

"It was a hard game", Pochettino told the BBC.

The chance boosted Wimbledon and the buoyant travelling fans packed into one corner of Wembley, and they continued to frustrate the hosts up until the break, with Long making fine saves from Kane and Lamela.

The Premier League side had to wait until midway through the second half to open the scoring, but once the stalemate had been broken, Spurs rode out comfortable 3-0 winners. "He loves Tottenham and he feels Tottenham", Pochettino said of his star striker, who scored 56 goals in 2017. Jan Vertonghen added his side's third.

Kane was expected to be rested for the game but having been selected from the start by Pochettino, it was no great surprise that he was the man to make the difference.

It was the first time since taking charge of Arsenal in 1996 that Wenger has been eliminated in the third round of the competition, which his team has won in three of the last four seasons.

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