|Josh Coburn came off the bench to fire Middlesbrough past Tottenham in the 5th round of the FA Cup to send the North London side crashing from the tournament. (Photo credit: @FA)|
Chris Wilder led Middlesbrough to a 1-0 shock win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday to end Antonio Conte’s hopes of a silverware on his return to the Premier League.
Josh Coburn’s strike early in the second half of extra time was enough to continue the Boro’s giant killing run in the oldest competition in the World, following up a pulsating penalty shootout win over Manchester United in the fourth round.
Conte took no chances; he started a full-strength Spurs side as he hoped to cushion the effect of the epileptic league run with a cup success but the same line up that beat Leeds United 4-0 couldn’t repeat the feat at the Riverside Stadium.
"This defeat has to hurt me, my players and every one that works in Tottenham," said the Italian.
"I feel we lost a big chance here. When you are playing against a team that have played in the Premier League you have to kill, in a sporting way, your opponent.
"When you don't score the chances you create then you give them confidence. They deserved to go to the next round and compliments to them," he said.
Chris Wilder was full of praise to the Riverside crowd as they raised the roof each time their players had possession, "The supporters gave us the energy to produce a top performance," he said.
"We are delighted be in the next round, I would love it to be a home tie. A great reward for everybody who has followed this club.
"We want to make memories. We had one at Old Trafford and I believe we have had one in our own stadium, which is brilliant."