Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County: FA Cup fourth round replay – live!

07 February 2018 06:54
Latest updates from the 7.45pm (GMT) kick-off at WembleyNewport 1-1 Spurs: how the League Two side forced a replayFeel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 6.54pm GMT Tottenham make six changes to the XI named at Rodney Parade a couple of weekends ago. The new faces: Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son. Making way: Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane.Newport however are operating an if-it-ain’t-broke policy. No changes to the team that came so close of knocking Spurs out. They’ve earned a run-out at Wembley. 6.47pm GMT Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Rose, Wanyama, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Son, Llorente.Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.Newport County: Day, Pipe, White, Demetriou, Butler, Tozer, Bennett, Labadie, Willmott, Nouble, Amond.Subs: Bittner, Dolan, McCoulsky, Reid, O’Brien, Sheehan, Hayes. 11.44am GMT Newport County have defeated top-flight opposition in fourth-round-replay business before. Back in 1949, they travelled to Leeds Road, home of struggling First Division outfit Huddersfield Town, as a Third Division (South) side and won 3-1. Eddie Carr - who had made a fleeting contribution to Arsenal’s 1937-38 title win - was Newport’s two-goal hero, though this is an upset that’s been somewhat overshadowed historically by non-league Yeovil’s famous win over Len Shackelton’s Sunderland, a seismic shock that had occurred seven days previously (and from which the Black Cats have arguably still not recovered, though that’s a discussion for another day).Anyway, so Newport have form. They also - perhaps more pertinently, we’ll admit - very nearly turned Spurs over at Rodney Parade a couple of Saturdays ago. Newport were eight minutes away from recording the biggest shock in years, thanks to Pádraig Amond’s first-half header. But Harry Kane spoilt the party, and here we all are today, back at Wembley. Continue reading. . read full article

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