Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United may be nearly neck-and-neck in the standings for the 2014 – 2015 English Premier League, but there was little question about which was the better team when they met for a fifth round fixture of the 2014 – 2015 Capital One League Cup. Indeed, the Spurs tore United apart, winning the game 4-0 and earning themselves one of the four slots in the tournament’s semifinals. Celebrate their victory today with a new Tottenham baby kit or home jersey from Soccer Box!
Whether you are shopping for yourself or for your baby, Soccer Box has the Hotspur merchandise you are looking for. Parents are especially fond of the Spurs infant bodysuits 2014 – 2015, an inexpensive baby clothes set that includes not one infant kit, but two infant kits! The set comes with a home kit and an away kit, both designed as short-sleeved, one-piece bodysuits. Your baby will love them—even if he or she is too young to know anything about the Spurs or their history.
The Newcastle Fixture
Speaking of history, the football match on December 17th between Tottenham and NUFC may have been history in the making. Not only was it a big win for the Spurs, but it also launched them into the 2014 – 2015 League Cup semifinals—and in more decisive fashion than any other team.
Granted, Spurs had the advantage going into the fixture. It was scheduled to take place at their home stadium, White Hart Lane. And since Tottenham hasn’t won the League Cup since 2007 – 2008, it almost went without saying that the stands were going to be packed with Spurs supporters. From parents dressing their infants in the Tottenham baby kit to die-hard football supporters painting themselves with the Lily White’s colors, fan support was certainly on the side of the home club.
Tottenham used that fan support to establish strong momentum early on in the match. Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb scored the first goal of the game just 18-minutes in, converting an assist from Christian Eriksen into an early 1-0 lead.
The Spurs didn’t score another goal in the first half, but their defensive lineup was working overtime to make sure that Newcastle United didn’t put the goal into the net either. Hotspur’s true drive didn’t begin until after the half, when Eriksen provided another assist—this time to Nacer Chadli—to bring the score to 2-0.
After that, Spurs infant bodysuits 2014 – 2015 might as well have been flying off the Soccer Box shelves for how much of a foregone conclusion the match was. At the 65-minute mark, forward Harry Kane converted an assist from midfielder Andros Townsend into the third goal of the game. And just five minutes after that, Christian Eriksen provided his third assist of the match, this time on a goal scored by forward Roberto Soldado.
That was it. Though the football game went on for another 25 minutes, and though Newcastle and Tottenham pretty much split possession time down the middle, the fixture ended with the Spurs thoroughly in the dominant position. If you’ve been considering getting a Tottenham baby kit for your infant, this 4-0 home victory is good reason to do so.
The Next Step
Following the fifth round of the cup, a draw was held to decide the breakdown of the semifinals. Chelsea and Liverpool, both of which also qualified, will face each other in the two legs of the semis.
The Spurs, meanwhile, have been drawn against Sheffield United, the only remaining team in the cup not from England’s premier football division. Sheffield instead plays in League One, the third tier of English soccer.
At first glance, it looks like Sheffield should be an easy team to beat for Tottenham. However, since the club just beat Southampton for a semifinal spot, they could end up being a more worthy opponent than many assume they will be.
Have your Spurs infant bodysuits 2014 – 2015, home kits, and away jerseys ready for when the semifinals begin. The first leg will be played on January 20th or 21st at White Hart Lane. The second leg will be played a week later at Sheffield’s home ground, Bramall Lane.
You can find infant bodysuits, along with other Hotspur merchandise, for sale at Soccer Box. Whether you are looking for a Tottenham baby kit or a 2014 – 2015 adult home kit, you can find it here. Just be sure to use the coupon code “BLOG5” to save 5% on whichever baby bodysuits or adult kits you choose!