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Tottenham Hotspur vs Newport County, FA Cup replay

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newport County, FA Cup replay

The game kicked off in front of a sea of empty seats, but the Welsh traveling contingent - in excess of 7,000 - were making themselves heard to support their heroes as battle commenced.

"Of course it was a massive [injury] problem - more than one year out".

Mauricio Pochettino's were expected to win that game but fell short of the mark, and will certainly be expected to come through tonight's game, even after a dramatic 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday evening.

Here's how the side could line up against the League Two side...

Despite the overriding importance of the Premier League, Tottenham was clearly grateful for a second bite of the cherry after Harry Kane's late equaliser had saved their blushes during the original tie. Ahead of the replay on Wednesday, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter. Read on to see how Pochettino will rotate the squad for this important FA Cup tie.

Heung-Min Son. The South Korea global changed the game at Rodney Parade in the first game, and was the player to drag a laboured Spurs out of their slumber early on with some direct forward play at Wembley.

Toby Alderweireld played for the first time since November 1 and is now in contention to face Arsenal in Saturday's crunch north London derby.

Lamela, who made his return to first-team action in late November following a 13-month injury lay-off, said: "I was out for a long time and it was hard for me but I am back playing now and it is good to get a goal".

Moussa Sissoko could get a start in the number 10 role. Lamela scores - Lamela finishes smartly to put Spurs in command.

But for Newport County midfielder Sean Rigg, it's no big deal. We're going to do the exact same as we did for Leeds and against Tottenham in the first game - we're going to concentrate on ourselves.

Following a slow start by the hosts, Spurs grew into the game after the opening goal.

Tottenham have won all seven FA Cup matches at home against teams from the English fourth tier, scoring 38 goals (avg 5.4 goals per game).

Both teams made a series of changes to their line ups from last weekend's league fixtures.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United remain in the FA Cup heading into the fifth round but Spurs have shown this season, at home at least, that they can give most sides run for their money.


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