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Newport County 1-1 Tottenham: Harry Kane Denies Excellent Exiles With Late Equaliser

An impressed Newport County held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup. 

League Two aspect Newport took a deserved lead within the 37th minute, after Pádraig Amond headed Robbie Willmott’s supply previous Michel Vorm on the far submit. Harry Kane equalised for Spurs within the 83rd minute, when the England striker tapped in Son Heung-min’s flick on on the again submit, following Kieran Trippier’s nook. 

Mike Flynn made two adjustments from the aspect who drew 1-1 to Morecambe on Tuesday: captain Joss Labadie returned to beginning lineup together with Ben White, with Mark O’Brien and Josh Sheehan each dropping to the bench. 

Mauricio Pochettino opted to make 5 adjustments from the aspect who drew 1-1 to Southampton final weekend: injured Serge Aurier was changed by Kieran Tripper at right-back; children Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters began forward of Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies; Victor Wanyama and Fernando Llorente got here in for Dele Alli and Son. 

Newport ought to have scored with the primary alternative of the sport within the third minute. Eric Dier misplaced the ball on the sting of his personal field to Joss Labadie, whose cutback discovered the onrushing Frank Nouble out on the left, the previous West Ham ahead struck a robust shot from 20 yards out but it surely ballooned miles over the bar. 

Simply two minutes later and Nation struck the primary shot on purpose. The energetic Labadie nicked the ball off Victor Wanyama from simply inside Spurs’ half, the 27-year-old drove ahead to the sting of the field and launched a robust strike, but it surely was straight at Vorm and the keeper managed to make a snug save. 

Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Newport got here near a deserved opener within the 23rd minute. After Labadie was fouled by Tripper by the left nook flag, Willmott’s cross-come-shot fizzed off Sissoko’s head and into the chest of a relieved Vorm. 

Spurs almost took the lead with their first significant foray ahead within the 31st minute. Sissoko’s cross from the fitting discovered Harry Kane on the close to submit, the England worldwide received a toe to the ball however his effort struck the surface of the submit and went behind. 

Newport had been persevering with to trigger their Premier League opposition issues, particularly from lifeless ball conditions, and County’s stress ultimately instructed within the 37th minute. Tozer hurled a protracted throw into Tottenham space, the ball was cleared to Willmott on the fitting nook of the field and his subsequent clipped supply discovered Amond on the far submit who leapt above Tripper to nod previous Vorm from 5 yards out. 

Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Pochettino made one change at half-time, striker Son got here on for defender Walker-Peters. Regardless of the change, Spurs had been nonetheless struggling to create any significant alternatives, and the Argentine determined to make one other change within the 65th minute – with Alli changing the ineffective Llorente. 

Son had Spurs’ first shot on course within the 66th minute of the sport. Alli performed a one-two with Kane on the sting of the Newport field, the latter performed within the South Korean, whose shot from 5 yards out on the left compelled Day into his first save of the sport. 

Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

Moments later, a annoyed Kane let fly from 20 yards out on the left, however his effort by no means troubled Day and flew into the side-netting.

Kane did get his purpose and Spurs’ equaliser within the 82nd minute, nonetheless. Tripper whipped in a nook from the fitting, Son flicked it on on the close to submit and the ball fell to Kane on the again submit, the place the striker tapped the ball into the open purpose from a yard out. 

Spurs pressed for an equaliser in stoppage time, however Newport held on for a deserved draw and a fourth spherical FA Cup replay. 

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