Erik Lamela nets for Spurs to help see off Newport County and book Rochdale trip in FA Cup fifth round

Newport County's Mickey Demetriou (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela battle for the ball (pi

Newport County's Mickey Demetriou (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela battle for the ball (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images). - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

FA Cup fourth round replay: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Newport County 0

Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 months as Tottenham Hotspur sauntered past Newport County and into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Newport held Spurs to a 1-1 draw at home 10 days ago but the League Two side were outclassed at Wembley, where a Dan Butler own goal and Lamela’s close-range finish sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Tottenham will face League One strugglers Rochdale for a place in the quarter-finals as Mauricio Pochettino’s men edged one step closer to ending the club’s 10-year wait for a trophy.


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