Hopes of Tranmere producing another famous cup result to add to their name were dashed, as Rovers’ FA Cup dream was brought to an end by a ruthless as they were crushed 0-7 by Tottenham in the third round of the FA cup on Friday.
Tranmere held out until right back Serge Aurier got Tottenham rolling with a shot from 25 meters (27 yards) five minutes before halftime.
Aurier, returning from a groin issue that had sidelined him for eight matches, powerfully struck a swerving shot into the corner of the net for his first of two goals.
Son Heung-min led Tottenham’s attack throughout the match and set up Llorente and Aurier early in the second half before making it 4-0 with a goal of his own in the 57th.
Llorente then added back-to-back goals in the 71st and 72nd and late substitute Harry Kane showed no mercy by capping the demolition.
It was Kane’s 159th goal for Tottenham, tying him with Cliff Jones for fourth on the club’s career scoring list.