Full minutes for Wanyama as Colchester eliminate Spurs

Full minutes for Wanyama as Colchester eliminate Spurs

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama amassed full minutes as Tottenham Hotspurs shockingly fell to League Two Colchester United in the Carabao Cup.

Wanyama was a subject of ridicule when Spurs lost to Leicester last weekend in what a section of the fans said was a poor cameo role but coach Mauricio Pochettino gave the Stars captain another run in a game that had a lot of reserve players given a chance to impress.

Colchester - the lowest-ranked team left in the competition - frustrated last year's semi-finalists throughout the 90 minutes and won a dramatic shootout after Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura missed from the spot.

Penalty Shootout

After Eriksen's first kick of the shootout was saved by Dean Gerken, the hosts looked to have wasted their advantage when Jevani Brown tried an audacious 'Panenka' effort, which was so weak that Paulo Gazzaniga was able to abort his dive, stand up and punch the ball to safety.

But when Moura smashed Tottenham's fifth effort against the bar, Tom Lapslie stepped up to send Colchester into the last 16 for the first time in 44 years and prompt wild celebrations.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has yet to win a major trophy during his managerial career, despite an encouraging season in 2018-19 which featured an appearance in the Champions League final and making the last four of this competition.

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