Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish praised Son Heung-min after Tottenham’s breathless FA Cup loss to Everton and described his performance as an “absolute scandal”.
The Premier League teams played an incredible fifth-round tie at Goodison Park on Wednesday, with Everton winning 5-4 after extra time.
Spurs were in the lead for the first three minutes, Davinson Sanchez headed home from a corner, but the hosts hit back with three goals eight minutes before half-time.
Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson tied the tie in favor of Carlo Ancelotti’s side before Erik Lamela made it 3-2 for Spurs in stoppage time at the end of the first period.
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Sanchez scored again to equalize just before an hour before Richarlison restored Everton’s lead ten minutes later.
But the Spurs were not yet finished in the pulsating duel and Son sent the perfect cross, which Harry Kane made no mistake with seven minutes before the end.
Grealish was clearly as excited as the rest of us and after seeing his English teammate Kane work with Son again it was devastating villa Skipper used social media.
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He posted on Instagram: “Nah Son Crossing in the game was a [sic] absolute scandal ”and added laughing and clapping emojis.
That goal sent the tie into overtime and Spurs seemed to be on the rise. But it was Everton who made it to the quarterfinals. Bernard hit Hugo Lloris with a clean finish from an acute angle.
Spurs boss Jose Mournho said full-time: “If you say it was fantastic, it was fantastic. I am not a neutral person.
“If you score four goals, you have to win. The way we played, we should win comfortably. Attack football and defensive mistakes. “