Ferdinand blasts ’embarrassing’ Spurs player in Everton defeat

Rio Ferdinand has criticised Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for his “embarrassing” mistake during a thrilling nine-goal FA Cup fifth round encounter against Everton.

The Toffees are in the hat for the sixth round as they got the better of Jose Mourinho’s Spurs – eventually progressing 5-4 after extra-time.

England captain Harry Kane was named on the bench for the visitors at Goodison Park but came on to head Tottenham level and take the game into an additional half an hour.

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Earlier, a rare Davinson Sanchez goal had put Spurs in front only for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison to strike inside three minutes to turn the tables.

Everton would go two goals ahead as Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a penalty against his former club after Calvert-Lewin had been fouled by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, only for Erik Lamela to reduce the arrears in first-half stoppage time.

There was plenty of drama still to come as Richarlison’s second of the night restored a two-goal margin, with Sanchez and Kane then heading home to level at 4-4.

Bernard was on hand to settle the contest with a fine finish in the first period of extra-time – Tottenham unable to fight back and slipping to defeat.

But it was Calvert-Lewin’s early strike to make it 1-1 that Ferdinand singled out for extra analysis with the former Manchester United defender angry at Lloris’ attempt to keep the ball out of the net.

Replays showed he should’ve done better to parry the ball after the France international had got both hands to the Everton striker’s effort.

“It’s embarrassing. That is an embarrassment,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He fell back almost into his goals. His arms are like a powder puff effort there. Weak. He’ll be disappointed i’m sure as well as the Spurs fans and players.”


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