Search

Newport County 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1: Harry Kane salvages for Spurs with late strike at Exiles

PUBLISHED: 19:30 27 January 2018 | UPDATED: 19:30 27 January 2018

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (right) celebrates scoring his side's goal at Newport County in the FA Cup (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (right) celebrates scoring his side's goal at Newport County in the FA Cup (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

FA Cup fourth round: Newport County 1 (Amond 38) Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Kane 82)

Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County will have to do it all again after their FA Cup fourth-round tie ended in a 1-1 draw.

After making a slow start to the match, Spurs fell behind towards the end of the opening half as the Exiles took a deserved lead.

Huffing and puffing for much of the second period, Spurs were finally able to find an equaliser late on through Harry Kane.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino named a strong side for the trip to Wales, with Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Kane all starting at Rodney Parade.

Spurs could have falled behind inside four minutes when a ball across the box found Newport captain Joss Labadie went through the box.

Former West Ham United forward Frank Nouble broke into the box to get on the end of the ball, but smashed his effort over the bar.

The Exiles were making a bright start, with Labadie testing Spurs stopper Michel Vorm from distance three minutes later.

The Londoners were able to weather the storm and were growing into the game, as well as growing accustomed to their surroundings.

With 14 minutes left in the half, Spurs produced their best move of the game, with Kane drawing a fine save from County stopper Joe Day at close range.

However, it was Newport who took the lead in the 38th minute through forward Padraig Amond, heading home a Robbie Willmott cross from the right.

Amond was almost at the double four minutes later, pouncing on a poor clearance before drawing a fine save from Vorm from a tight angle.

With Spurs struggling going forward, there was no riposte forthcoming before the break as Pochettino’s men trailed at the interval.

However, they nearly mustered one in the 57th minute, with Kane narrowly heading over from close range.

Tottenham were pumping numbers forward in attack, though struggled to break down a resolute home defence.

In the 68th minute, a flowing move saw the ball make its way to substitute Heung-min Son, but his effort was well saved by Day.

Finally, though, Spurs were able to find a way past Day in the 82nd minute through Kane.

A corner from the left drifted across goal to the England skipper, who tapped home unmarked from close range to level the score.

Kane went close to a winner in stoppage time, expertly trapping a long ball over the top, before having his shot blocked by Newport defender Ben White.

With time almost up, Kane nearly found Alli with a delightful dink into the box, but the Spurs playmaker was unable to get a meaningful touch.

It proved to be the final goalmouth action of the game, with the sides set to meet again at Wembley next month to decide who progresses in the cup.

Newport (4-5-1): Day; Pipe, Demetriou, White, Butler; Willmott, Tozer, Bennett, Labadie (Dolan 84), Nouble; Amond (McCoulsky 74).

Subs: Bittner (GK), Dolan, Reid, O’Brien, Sheehan, Hayes.

Spurs (3-5-2): Vorm; Dier, Foyth, Vertongthen; Tripper, Sissoko, Wanyama, Dembele (Davies 81), Walker-Peters (Son 46); Llorente (Alli 65), Kane.

Subs: Gazzaniga (GK), Sanchez, Davies, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe.

Referee: Roger East.

Attendance: 9,836.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

Yesterday, 23:06

In the week of the Carabao Cup final read the first in our series detailing previous Arsenal League Cup finals by talking to the people who were there. Kicking off is loyal long-term fan Martin Wengrow – who is in his 65th year of supporting the Gunners and has watched nearly 2,000 matches – as he recalls the 1968 Wembley showpiece against Leeds United.

Yesterday, 21:45

National League: Chester 0 Leyton Orient 1

For the majority of Arsenal fans a Wembley cup final is something to be savoured. However a long-serving season ticket holder from Islington, Glenn Allen is so disenchanted with Arsene Wenger he is boycotting the Carabao Cup showpiece against Manchester City on Sunday. Read on for his explanation which will shock many but perhaps strike a chord with some.

Yesterday, 17:44

The northern rockers’ motorik, frazzled guitars and kitchen-sink humour make for an invigorating experience.

Yesterday, 17:00

Troy Townsend full of praise for the changes made by the 26-year-old to ensure he played in the Premier League and represented his country

Yesterday, 16:30

Will Justin Edinburgh rotate his starting XI ahead of Saturday’s FA Trophy quarter-final with Gateshead?

Yesterday, 14:40

It’s enough to put your knickers in a twist – after being widely announced Arsenal would play the Carabao Cup final in red shorts the EFL has now decided Arsene Wenger’s men will wear white shorts.

Yesterday, 14:00

Morgan has not appeared for Middlesex in first-class cricket in almost three years

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists