Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tottenham’s Érik Lamela breaks goal drought to end Newport’s FA Cup run

Football | The Guardian
Tottenham’s Érik Lamela breaks goal drought to end Newport’s FA Cup run

Mauricio Pochettino is sick and tired of being told he needs to win a trophy with Tottenham but the route to glory in the FA Cup appears to have opened up. This routine dismissal of Newport County has set up a visit to Rochdale on Sunday week and, if his players can negotiate the treacherous surface at Spotland, they could find themselves in the quarter-finals.

Tottenham got past AFC Wimbledon – the team who are 19th in League One – in the third round, while Rochdale are second from bottom in that division. Never before have Tottenham had a more straightforward route to the competition’s last eight. Pochettino would never admit it but he has to hear the knock of opportunity.

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