Charlton Athletic were defeated 3-0 this afternoon by Tottenham Hotspur in a FA Challenge Cup third round match at the Hotspurs' ground in White Hart Lane, Haringey.
The Addicks held their own in the first half with Wagstaff impressing. The Addickted were in good voice and it was 0-0 at half time.
Hotspurs' manager Harry Redknapp was taken the game seriously and brought on Modric from a strong bench at half time. The substitute immediately changed the balance of the game and Townsend opened the scoring for Spurs on 49 minutes, the first senior goal for the 19-year old.
'Judas' Defore then put the match beyond reach with goals on 58 and 60 minutes, but at least did not score a hat trick.
Charlton had 57 per cent of the possession, but had only four shots in target compared to 16 for the home side. Indeed, Elliot in goal made some good saves. Charlton had 10 shots off target to just six for the home side which says something about the gap in quality.
Charlton were managed for the cup game by Keith Peacock following the shock sacking of Jimmy Seed. [Shome mishtake shurely, ed?]
The Addicks showed fighting spirit throughout the game and those Charlton fans who ventured north of the river will not feel let down. Now they can await the announcement of the appointment of a new manager and the revival of their promotion challenge.