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Marine sell over 30,000 virtual tickets for FA Cup tie against Tottenham

Marine sell over 30,000 virtual tickets for FA Cup tie against Tottenham”

Players of eighth-tier Marine may have been denied the chance to swap jerseys with their Tottenham Hotspur counterparts following their 5-0 FA Cup defeat on Sunday but they can look forward to a delivery of new shirts courtesy of the Premier League club.

Vinicius added his third after a while to complete his hat-trick.

The minnows were unable to host supporters at The Marine Travel Arena to watch Jose Mourinho's side with the match being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Others climbed trees to gain any vantage point and blasted horns.

Watch Gareth Bale as he leans out the window.

"[With] the attitude of those players and the manager, obviously, they want to finish possibly top five, which is going to be hard", Radebe said on LUTV.

In the second half, Devine registered a historic goal, which became the final nail in the coffin.

Teenage kicks Devine celebrates
Teenage kicks Devine celebrates

Mourinho brought on Alfie Devine at half-time and he became Spurs' youngest ever scorer at the age of 16 years and 163 days when he found the bottom corner on the hour.

It was overwhelming but there was also disappointment, Passant said.

This was no rout or humiliation for the Marine players who will go back to their day jobs, uncertain when they will play again with their league on hold during the new lockdown.

Even without a crowd being allowed in, enterprising Marine sold more than 30,000 virtual tickets for 10 pounds each ($13.60) ensuring the windfall from the cup run, including prize money and television cash, exceeds half a million pounds ($678,000).

"I am buying. If I win, I won't be able to make it valid because we have our preseason".

More news: Manchester United to face Liverpool in FA Cup 4th round



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