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Tottenham Hotspur board left fuming after FA Cup defeat to Sheffield United

Tottenham Hotspur board members are furious with the side’s exit from the FA Cup, reports the Sun.

The north London club lost 1-0 to Championship side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Wednesday.

The Blades were subsequently drawn against Blackburn Rovers and Spurs’ decision-makers believe it should have been them in the last eight of the competition.

Cristian Stellini stood in for manager Antonio Conte, who is recuperating from a surgical operation.

The Italian named a starting XI consisting of the squad players, with Harry Kane left on the bench.

It proved costly as Iliman Ndiaye’s 79th-minute strike knocked them out of the competition.

The FA Cup was seen by chairman Daniel Levy and co as Tottenham’s best shot at silverware this term.

They are fourth in the Premier League after 25 games, with 15 points between them and leaders Arsenal.

The Lilywhites lost 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie to AC Milan. They will look to turn things around at home in the return leg on Wednesday.

Even if Spurs book a place in the competition’s quarter-final, they are not one of the favourites to win.

They last won a trophy in 2008, and their drought will continue until next term by the look of things.

Tottenham missed a trick after underestimating their opponents on Wednesday.

Conte will look to finish in the top four to make up for their woeful cup exit.

They have Newcastle United breathing down their necks in the league.

A resurgent Liverpool are also fighting for their lives in the race for the Champions League places.

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