AMERICAN superstar Alex Morgan was forced to watch as Lisa Evans hit a hat-trick to fire rampant Arsenal into the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Jordan Nobbs broke the deadlock with a superb chip on 73 minutes.
Evans doubled the lead one minute later and the Scottish international wrapped it up with two more to continue the Gunners’ bid for a record 15th FA Cup.
Spurs’ statement signing Morgan, who has won two World Cups, a Champions League and an Olympic gold medal, spent the afternoon wrapped up in the stands.
Morgan has been out of action for over a year due to injury and giving birth to her daughter, Charlie, just four months ago.
Spurs boss Karen Hills said: “Alex has been incredible. She’s come out of her comfort zone and wants to come to England and try something different.
“We felt it was important for her to be part of matchday preparations and to get her in shorts and socks and get her in a matchday environment.
“She’s nervous and hasn’t been in that situation for the past year.
“She is a great leader and has fantastic experience.
“Having someone like that around the changing room is fantastic, but it was just not meant to be today.
“She’s working really hard, growing day by day and physically is in great shape.”
Her Orlando Pride pals, Shelina Zadorsky and Alanna Kennedy, made the starting XI, having also penned short-term deals.
Spurs started brightly and Arsenal stopper Manuela Zinsberger came close to gifting them the opener after she was almost caught out playing out from the back.
Kennedy lofted a header agonizingly close to the far post in the second half.
But the Gunners have had a player hit a hat-trick in their last three games and boss Joe Montemurro joked: “We draw straws over who gets a hat-trick and we pick a player!
“I was very pleased with the second-half when we came out and stepped it up a gear.”
Hat-trick hero Evans added: “We didn’t want to go to extra time and penalties so we had to get it done in 90 minutes.”