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Shakur Stevenson Breaks Down Felix Caraballo, Stops Him In Six

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WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful 130 pound debut against Felix Caraballo, working him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.

Stevenson toyed with his opponent, breaking him down with every shot before, eventually ending the fight with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to his knees and his gloves on the canvas and while stuck there because of the pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.

With the win, the 2016 silver medallist Stevenson retained his unbeaten record and improved to (14-0, 8KOs). Stevenson was placed a 100-1 favourite, heading into the fight and he proved right the bookmarkers by winning all the five rounds (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) before the stoppage, dropping Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) twice in the first round…

Highlights : Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup)

Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur  Football  Highlights  
(English FA Cup
Venue : Selhurst Park (London)
27/1/2019

Crystal Palace Andros Townsend Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Key Moments Recap : 
9" 1 - 0 : Ward drives down the right, plays a ball inside which Schlupp takes in his strike before driving past Sanchez into the Spurs area.
Schlupp'S shot across goal is parried by Gazzaniga into the path of Wickham, who has the simple task of converting the rebound.
VAR is consulted to check Wickham was onside, and the goal is allowed to stand. What a start for Palace!

Goals (2-0) And Cards
⚽9' Connor Wickham 1 - 0
⚽34' Andros Townsend (pen.) 2 - 0
🌕55' Davinson Sanchez
🌕59' Juan Foyth

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Player Ratings

Crystal Palace FC    Speroni (7), Ward (7), Kelly (7), Dann (7), Van Aanholt (7), Meyer (7), Kouyate (6), Schlupp (7), Townsend (7), Zaha (6), Wickham (7).
Subs: Milivojevic (n/a), Benteke (5), Ayew (n/a).

Tottenham Hotspur FC  : Gazzaniga (5), Trippier (5), Sanchez (5), Foyth (6), Vertonghen (5), Walker-Peters (5), Dier (5), Skipp (6), Nkoudou (5), Lucas (6), Llorente (6).
Subs: Wanyama (5), Lamela (6), Sterling (n/a).

Man Of The Match : Andros Townsend.

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  • Crystal Palace have reached the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since the 2015-16 season, when they went on to reach the final.
  • Spurs have lost three of their last four games in all competitions - as many as in their previous 22 games combined.
  • Crystal Palace forward Connor Wickham scored his first goal since November 2016, when he netted against Manchester City for the Eagles - 799 days ago.
  • Andros Townsend's last two FA Cup goals have been penalties scored in the fourth round - in 2014-15 for Spurs against Leicester and today for Crystal Palace against Spurs.
  • Excluding shootouts, Kieran Trippier became the first Spurs player to miss an FA Cup penalty since Tom Huddlestone in February 2010 against Bolton.
  • 26 of the last 28 teams to eliminate Spurs from the FA Cup have been in the top-flight (Leicester in 2005-06 and Leeds in 2012-13 the exceptions).
  • Spurs have only failed to score in two of their last 21 FA Cup matches - both against Crystal Palace (0-1 in February 2016, 0-2 today).

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Stats Ahead Of The Game

  • Crystal Palace and Spurs last met in the FA Cup in the fifth round in 2015-16, with Palace winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane on their way to reaching the final that season.
  • The last six matches between Crystal Palace and Spurs in all competitions have all ended 1-0 (five Spurs wins, one Palace win).
  • Since eliminating four Premier League teams on their way to the 2016 final, Crystal Palace have lost their last three FA Cup matches of this kind.
  • Spurs are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for a fourth consecutive season for the first time since doing so for five seasons in a row between 1978-79 and 1982-83.
  • Since winning the competition in 1991, 25 of the 27 teams to knock Spurs out of the FA Cup have been in the top-flight, with the exceptions of Leicester City in 2005-06 and Leeds United in 2012-13.
 
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