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Marine sell 20000 virtual tickets for FA Cup tie against Tottenham

Carlos kickabout Vinicius completes his hat-trick as Marine’s neighbours watch from their gardens Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho brings a little magic to Marine’s garden party by John Payne Published
Cary Erickson | 13 January, 2021, 22:20

The 168 league places between the sides is the biggest gap between opponents the 150 years of the FA Cup and the gulf in class showed as Spurs' fringe players took their chance to shine.

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Eighth-tier Marine held the Premier League visitors for the opening 24 minutes with midfielder Neil Kengni smashing the crossbar while the score was deadlocked. This was the ultimate culture shock for the millionaires of Tottenham.

A few supporters stood on the wall and peered through the fence struck over manager Jose Mourinho and the Tottenham bench.

One local tweeted midway through the match his disbelief of getting to watch Gareth Bale "whilst leaning out my window".

Teenage kicks Devine celebrates
Teenage kicks Devine celebrates

"Hopefully, we will soon see them competing in the Champions League". We were ready for absolutely anything because we wanted to win the game.

At fifty percent-time, Mourinho handed a debut to Devine, who, at the age of just 16 yrs and 163 times, became the club's youngest at any time player.

Lucas Moura whipped home a fine 20-yard free kick-before Vinicius got his third with a looped finish. It's just unfortunate at the end that we conceded five goals.

And when the final whistle blew after a valiant display they went over the thank the fans peering from Rossett Road gardens.

As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions, the club said they would sell virtual tickets to make up for the potential loss in revenue.

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