Tottenham's incredible FA Cup hoodoo goes on as they set new semi-final record

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Spurs' seventh straight FA Cup semi-final defeat set a new record for futility – surpassing the team that defeated them

Tottenham's dream of an FA Cup trophy came to an end Saturday as London rivals Chelsea defeated them 4-2 in the semi-final.

Goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli were not enough for Spurs as a brace from Willian along with goals from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic sent the Blues through to the final, where they will face either Arsenal or Manchester City.

While Tottenham has won the FA Cup eight times in their history, they have not hoisted the trophy since the 1990-91 season. Following that last triumph, they have not even returned to the final, with the semi-final round the furthest the club has managed.

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Saturday’s loss was Spurs’ seventh consecutive defeat when reaching the semi-final – which sets a new FA Cup record for futility.

As for the club they surpassed? That would be Chelsea, which lost six FA Cup semi-finals without a victory between 1920 and 1966.

The defeat was also Tottenham's seventh at Wembley Stadium, the most of any team in England. 

The hunt for silverware this season goes on for Spurs however, as they hope to make up a four-point gap between themselves and the league-leading Blues with six games remaining in the Premier League.

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