Spurs got out of jail, says Ja­cob­son

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WIT­COOP

FOOT­BALL JOE Ja­cob­son be­lieves Wy­combe Wan­der­ers de­served a re­play af­ter they came close to record­ing one of the shocks of the round against Spurs in the Emi­rates FA Cup.

Wy­combe raced into a 2-0 lead at White Hart Lane fol­low­ing two goals from striker Paul Hayes, with left-back Ja­cob­son set­ting up the first with a pin­point cor­ner.

Son He­ung-min and Vin­cent Janssen hauled Spurs level be­fore sub­sti­tute Garry Thomp­son headed in Myles We­ston’s cross with seven min­utes to go to put Wy­combe back in front.

But su­per-sub Dele Alli lev­elled in the 89th minute be­fore Son com­pleted a thrilling come­back at the end of stop­page time.

Ja­cob­son said: “It was a great oc­ca­sion and we de­served a re­play at the least. It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and game to be part of.

“Ev­ery­one would still be talk­ing about it now if we had held on.

“It’s a shame that our run has ended and we were low af­ter the game. Of course we would have loved it to have con­tin­ued. But when you look at the big­ger pic­ture we did our­selves proud.

“We have made no se­cret that our league form has al­ways been our pri­or­ity. And that’s where the fo­cus is now.

“Com­pet­ing against a team like Spurs and giv­ing them a scare will give us real con­fi­dence mov­ing for­wards.”

Team-mate Scott Kashket also played the full 90 min­utes. Com­ment­ing via Twit­ter, he said: “Gut­ted about the re­sult, but the team was ab­so­lutely quality. Fans were bril­liant as al­ways.”


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