Tottenham has finally put aside Newport County to advance to the 5th round of the FA Cup. After star striker Harry Kane saved Tottenham from embarrassment in their 1-1 draw 10 days ago, this replay was the complete opposite as Tottenham eased their way to a 2-0 victory at Wembley.
Eric Lamela scored his first goal in 17 months, after a Dan Butler own goal opened the scoring for the hosts. Tottenham will face League One strugglers Rochdale in the next round who defeated second tier side Millwall 1-0, in their replay tie.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now one step closer to ending the club’s 10-year wait for a trophy.
Swansea City recorded an 8-1 victory over Notts County as they continue their revival under new manager Carlos Carvalhal.
Having posted victories over Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League in recent weeks that has lifted them above the relegation zone, Notts County provided Swansea with an easier match-up, with the Swans scoring four goals in each half to ease their way into the 5th round with a match-up against championship side Sheffield Wednesday awaiting them.
With the scores level 1-1 at the end of the 90 minutes thanks to a Che Adams strike and an own goal from Birmingham defender Marc Roberts, the game was a completely different story in extra time, as Aaron Mooy provided an assist for Huddersfield’s first goal.
Huddersfield then went on to score twice more to complete a 4-1 victory. Huddersfield now face a match-up against heavyweights Manchester United at home, a team that they have defeated already at home this season.
The 5th round of the FA cup will feature 10 Premier League teams still vying for the Cup, with third tier side Rochdale being the lowest ranked team still in contention for the trophy. The next round will be played from the 16th-19th of February.
FA CUP 5TH ROUND DRAW