Marine vs Tottenham: Binman James Barrigan leads attack in defeat against Spurs

Marine vs Tottenham: Binman James Barrigan leads attack in defeat against Spurs

- Marine AFC vs Tottenham's FA Cup game ended 5-0 in favour of Spurs

- Binman James Barrigan played 90 minutes for Marine AFC in this encounter

- Mourinho and his men will be facing Aston Villa in their next Premier League tie

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Premier League giants Tottenham have progressed to the fourth round of the English FA Cup after their incredible 5-0 win over Lower Division side Marine AFC on Sunday night, January 10.

Jose Mourinho and his wards were so superb in this encounter as they mesmerized their opponents from the start of the match until the final whistle was blown.

Every year there's always weird and wonderful stories of the players playing in the lower echelons and in 2021 it's no different as Marine AFC paraded a binman against Spurs.

According to the reporton Sportsbible, James Barrigan used to work as a binman during the weekdays and will join his teammates at Marine AFC for weekends' games.

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The report added that the forward works as a refuse collector for Liverpool street scene services and regularly walks 30,000 steps during his day-to-day duties.

James Barrigan started the match for Marine AFC and also played 90 minutes even though his side were bundled out of the FA Cup.

Carlos Vinicius was in the best form of his career against Marine AFC as he scored three goals in the first half with Lucas Moura and Alfie Devine getting the two other goals.

Meanwhile, Tottenham is currently occupying the fourth position on the Premier League table with 29 points after 16 games and they will face Aston Villa in their next match.

Liverpool is still topping the Premier League table with 33 points after 17 games played this season.

Marine AFC vs Tottenham's players in action in the FA Cup
Marine AFC vs Tottenham: Binman James Barrigan leads attack in defeat against Spurs. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, had that Liverpool's chances of retaining the Premier League title this season suffered a major setback following their 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.

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Danny Ings' second-minute strike was all the home team needed to claim maximum points and deny the Reds a chance to extend their lead to three points on the table.

Despite playing one game more, the Merseyside are joint table toppers with Manchester United ahead of their EPL meeting at Anfield on January 17.

However, the race to win the Premier League has continued to hot up as no single club seems to be running away with the title like Liverpool did last term.

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