Pochettino not anticipating any January arrivals at Tottenham

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Tottenham fullback Serge Aurier was delighted with his brace for their FA Cup thumping at Tranmere Rovers.

Unlike at other FA Cup ties this weekend, Prenton Park did not have VAR at hand which came to Spurs' dismay when Fernando Llorente was pulled to the ground inside the penalty area and see his appeal waved away.

The League Two club had battled hard not to concede against the Premier League outfit, and it took something special from the 26-year-old to break the deadlock in the 40th minute. "A "wonder strike" is what it takes sometimes at a place like this".

But Son Heung-min set up Llorente and Aurier early in the second half and then made it 4-0 with a goal of his own in the 57th minute.

What does it mean?

Spurs will await their fourth-round opponent after a full weekend of FA Cup action on Saturday and Sunday.

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"Of course [he] is such an important player for Tottenham and of course as a person or as a professional coach or manager, you would like to have this type of player with you".

Since joining in August 2017, Aurier has not always convinced, while Kieran Trippier's superb development last season was something of a hindrance. If you see a better goal than his first during third-round weekend, you'll have witnessed an absolute stunner.

"It will be fantastic if Christian Eriksen is going to be committed with the club for a long term, and if not it's his right to do what he wants to do". But errors and missteps peppered his display here, with Son and Lucas' livewire running proving too much to handle.

Mellon, a former Tranmere player who was part of the 2004 run to the last eight, took charge at the club in October 2016 with them lying ninth in the National League. With two or three Carabao Cups or FA Cups.

There were as many as five academy graduates on the pitch at the end of the game and it is a testament to Pochettino's work with youngsters.