Spurs got out of jail, says Jacobson
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.”
Joe Jacobson tackles Moussa Sissoko