Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Tottenham Hotspur advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 7-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.The visitors found it tough going at Prenton Park for the opening 40 minutes, but went ahead through a moment of magic. It was the unlikely figure of Serge Aurier who scored it, producing an unstoppable effort from 25 yards that saw the ball swerve dramatically in the air before finding the top corner with five minutes of the first half still to play.The lead was doubled after the break through Llorente, but it was the irrepressible Hueng-Min Son who was at the heart of things.The winger again drove at the defence before cutting it back from inside the box to allow the striker an easy tap-in.Lucas was denied a penalty moments later after racing through on goal and getting a touch to the ball, but the onrushing Davies made contact with his outstretched foot on the ball and was rightly rewarded for a brave effort. scrap Aurier added his second with a powerful effort from close range on the angle to effectively finish the game.It was three goals in eight minutes when Son waltzed through the defence before slotting in with his left foot as Spurs begin to cut loose.Oliver Skipp found Llorente with a fine, defence-splitting pass in the 71st minute for him to add his second, and he cleverly flicked in for his hat-trick moments later after Lucas had time to pick his man out with a low ball from the left. Llorente grabbed a hat-trick at Prenton Park Most Read in Football SORRY 4 gameday cracker Tottenham are 6-0 up against Tranmere, now bring on Harry Kane 😳📻 Live coverage → https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD pic.twitter.com/8hWUR8asc3— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 4, 2019Harry Kane completed the rout after coming off the bench. Captain for the evening Dele Alli played a perfectly weighted ball through for the England captain to flick the ball over the despairing Scott Davies. RANKED revealed 4 Spurs will find out their fate on Monday night Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 BEST OF Aurier managed to get on the scoresheet twice from right-back The South Korea star was at his very best against Tranmere, driving at the defence and breaking in behind the lines all evening.His energy and adventure proved too much for the Rovers defenders, and his intelligent and selfless running enabled others around him to profit.If his country reach the final of the Asia Cup, Son will miss four Premier League games and that is not a scenario Mauricio Pochettino will want to envisage.What next for Spurs in the FA Cup? Son was sensational against Tranmere The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 latest Star Man – Hueng-Min Son Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The draw for the fourth round will take place at Molineux on Monday 7 January, after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ third round tie against Liverpool.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolished Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to bring France level at 1-1 with Belgium after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.The French number one wasted several early break chances before finding his stride on the indoor harcourt of the Pierre Mauroy stadium after in-form David Goffin had given the visitors a 1-0 lead by beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-3, 6-1.France picked Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert while Belgium chose Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore for Saturday’s doubles but team captains have until one hour before the start of the match to change their line-up.Earlier, David Goffin beat Lucas Pouille to give Belgium a headstart.Nine-time champions France have not won the Davis Cup since 2001, losing three finals since then, while Belgium, runners-up in 2015, have never claimed the title.
VANCOUVER — The wandering river otter with a taste for decorative and valuable koi carp has managed to elude a trap set Tuesday in hopes of removing it from a classical Chinese garden in Vancouver.Officials with the Vancouver Park Board baited the humane trap with chicken and smeared a mat with fish oil to entice the otter in an effort to relocate the adventurous mammal to a more appropriate home in Stanley Park, about three kilometres away.But a park board spokeswoman says the trap was empty Wednesday.She says there’s still no solution to the mystery of how the otter found the tranquil ponds within the walled Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden at the edge of the city’s Chinatown.The otter has had no trouble chasing down some of the large, and very old koi that live in the garden’s ponds, and is blamed for eating about five or six of them.While they try to catch the otter, park board and Vancouver Aquarium staff are also making plans to remove the roughly 11 large koi still remaining in the ponds.The Canadian Press