Tottenham crashed out of the Capital One Cup at White Hart Lane against Arsenal, falling to a 2-1 defeat.
Mathieu Flamini opened the scoring in the first half before a Calum Chambers own goal levelled things up after the break. Flamini broke Spurs hearts with 15 minutes remaining, smashing in a volley to win it for the visitors.
Tottenham weren’t bad – in fact, they were the better team for large spells of the game. Federico Fazio, though, was dreadful at the back. It’s a shame Mauricio Pochettino didn’t start one of Jan Vertonghen or Toby Alderweireld next to Kevin Wimmer.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result…
All 14 Spurs players have given 100% tonight. Whatever happens, we can be happy about that. #COYS
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) September 23, 2015
Please, if we learn one thing from this tonight, let it be to NEVER put Fazio in a Spurs shirt again.
— Sam Ramm (@SamRamm) September 23, 2015
Well, at least we shouldn't have to endure a minute more of Fazio & Vorm after tonight. Fazio is one of the worst players I've seen at WHL.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) September 23, 2015
Well fewer more games to play this year if it ends like this. #COYS
— Mark Futter (@TheBigMan_N17) September 23, 2015
— Steve Heffernan (@SteveHef) September 23, 2015
Cannot stand losing to those lot. Similar number of positives as there are negatives. Not much in the game at all, very even overall.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) September 23, 2015
Fazio made huge blunders but the fact he was even selected for such an important game has to be questioned. Poch doesn't even rate him.
— Alan (@hotspur423) September 23, 2015
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 23, 2015
Never nice to lose to them lot but plenty of positives to take from the game. Thought Spurs controlled practically all of the second half.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) September 23, 2015
Not being funny but Poch has a missed a trick there. We're resting players for Man City in a league game where we can't finish with a trophy
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) September 23, 2015
Just cant work out why Poch decided to change the whole defence and GK. If Lloris jan toby all started it would've been a different story
— Dave Cheevers (@dcheevers11) September 23, 2015
Pochettino really hasn't done himself any favours this evening, and just as it seemed he was starting to win people around again.
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) September 23, 2015
Fazio cost us that game he is an accident waiting to happen #COYS
— Harry Charalambous⚽️ (@TransitionTHFC) September 23, 2015
Deflated. I'd say 'at least we gave it a good go', but we didn't. It's no good throwing everything at it when the game's already gone.
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) September 23, 2015
Didn't play badly. Difficult with ten men though.
— Tom (@Tomfoins87) September 23, 2015
Disgusting Arsenal fans ripping our boardings down, no class whatsoever, you do your club a big diservice, SHOCKING BEHAVIOUR,
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) September 23, 2015
@KOwriting But given his employer's priorities, sort-of logical
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) September 23, 2015
You won? Great. Sing your songs all you like, fair enough. You don't go ripping things off – what a sad bunch of people. Disappointing.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 23, 2015
The derby is the fans’ game. Play your best team. For us. But you didn’t. And that’s what you really think about us.
— Alan Fisher (@spursblogger) September 23, 2015
If we win do people moan about the line up? cleared off the line (2inches) from going 2-1 up & it being different. Just putting out there.
— O'Boogie (@drwinston001) September 23, 2015