Spurs cruise in replay vs. Newport, reach FA Cup 5th round

Jessica Allison
February 8, 2018

Should they get past Newport (and, first leg result aside, playing at Wembley means that there's a very good chance they'll do so) they'll face a Rochdale club that is now in the relegation zone in League One.

"Obviously it helps being in the game still, semi-professional at Bath", he says.

The Argentine did not play for Spurs between 25 October 2016 and 28 November 2017 as a result of a hip injury which required surgery, while also dealing with family problems.

With Tottenham safely negotiating their way to the fifth-round of the FA Cup, League One side Rochdale have a dream tie.

Juventus, second in Serie A, have a challenging visit to Fiorentina on Friday night before facing Spurs on Tuesday. I'm exhausted of explaining, but football is about 24-25 players, it is about quality of effort, and we are going to rotate because we trust all the players.

The ex-Shamrock Rovers man gave County the lead before Harry Kane's late equaliser booked a Wembley replay.

Newport almost delivered the shock of the fourth round with an improbable victory over Tottenham in the match at Rodney Parade.

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Newport took the game to a sloppy-looking Spurs in the early stages, with the hosts seemingly not having learned their lesson from the 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.

Finishing in the top four is now seen as the minimum requirement for the biggest teams in the Premier League and that should be the case for Spurs this season given their two title tilts in recent seasons.

The gamble paid off for Pochettino - to the tune of 24 shots to 3, and 6-1 on target - thanks in part to a 26th-minute own goal which was forced, somewhat, by Moussa Sissoko. Day made another timely block after clever interplay between Llorente and Lamela on the edge of area, but the third goal only seemed a matter of time.

However, unfortunately for Butler, the defender's footing was all wrong for the clearance with the ball instead clipping his heel and flying into the bottom right corner.

With a game coming up against Arsenal on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino is set to make changes to his starting line-up. Lamela provided a tidy finish after Son had provided the chance, seemingly all but ending the tie as a contest in double-quick time.

Juan Foyth gets another chance to impress in defence while Erik Lamela comes in to the attack alongside Heung-min Son to support Fernando Llorente with Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane all named on the bench. Pochettino said the winger could be even better than before his injury. Eric Lamela could, however, get an opportunity to impress again.

26' - GOOOOOOALLLL! Tottenham 1-0 Newport.

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