Tottenham ease past Newport into FA Cup fifth round

Tottenham ease past Newport into FA Cup fifth round

It should have never come to Wednesday's FA Cup replay, but Tottenham Hotspur have, at long last, defeated League Two side Newport County in the fourth round of the FA Cup, 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.

The winners of the tie will face an away trip to Rochdale in the fifth-round. Soon after, Llorente was wayward again, sending a crisp volley the wrong side of an upright, Eriksen again the architect with an exquisite diagonal cross.

- Tottenham have benefited from five opposition own-goals this season in all competitions, more than any other English league side. His double miss late on at Wembley summed it all up.

His goal - a tidy finish from Son Heung-Min's pass - capped a fine week for 25-year-old, who won the decisive and controversial stoppage-time penalty for Harry Kane's equaliser in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Liverpool. Twenty-four players all trying to get a start in every single game.

"It's important because he's an important player".

Tottenham: Vorm 6, Aurier 6, Alderweireld 6, Foyth 6, Rose 6, Wanyama 6, Winks 6, Sissoko 6, Lamela 8, Son 8, Llorente 5.

Minutes later, a tremendous burst from second half substitute Dele Alli from his own half on to a well weighted pass from Eriksen, resulted in the England worldwide blasting the ball against the bar.

Newport County: Day, Pipe (McCoulsky, 66) Butler, Labadie, White (O'Brien, 76) Willmott, Amond, Nouble, Tozer (Dolan, 58) Bennett, Demetriou. Winks is back to his feet.

Having caused a small upset in their own replay, beating Championship side Millwall on Tuesday night, the Dale will now welcome Spurs to Crown Oil Arena on 18 February. Spurs upping the tempo here.

Day swiftly made smart saves to deny Son and Erik Lamela as Spurs turned the screw.

"It is too hard to assess - Because, we won against Manchester United and we draw a fantastic game against Liverpool and they lose against Lincoln and Colchester, you know".

Lamela made a difference at Anfield when he replaced Davinson Sanchez for the final 20 minutes, adding impetus to a Spurs side who were dominating possession but struggling to make inroads in the final third.

Pochettino's men were now playing with more intensity and passing the ball crisply which had been a criticism of the Lilywhites in the first tie.

Son, who had an impressive first half, drove into the box and poked a ball centrally to Lamela.

"It was a great opportunity for Fernando to score and he missed".

And the game took on a similar pattern after the break, with Spurs testing Newport's resolve with an injection of pace while moving the ball swiftly around the lush Wembley surface.



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