Confirmed Tottenham Hotspur line-up v Newport County: Alderweireld and Rose both start

Lynette Rowe
February 8, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County's fearless FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday.

The Argentina global, who last found the net for his club in September 2016, struck the second goal after defender Dan Butler's own goal to help Tottenham beat fourth-tier Newport in their fourth round replay at Wembley.

However, the complexion of the game changed in the 26th minute, when Dan Butler turned Moussa Sissoko's ball aimed across the face of goal into the net.

Up next in the Cup for Spurs is a trip to take on League One side Rochdale in the fifth round.

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.

Érik Lamela scores Tottenham's second goal in their FA Cup win over Newport.

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- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 12 home games at Wembley (W10 D2), scoring 32 goals and conceding just six.

Spurs are overwhelming favourites to win this game at Wembley tonight. 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.

A thoroughly professional display was almost compounded after more slick play from Tottenham as Lamela, who was dictating the play, subtly crossed for the unmarked Llorente who headed narrowly wide. Thanks to this run, they have made £700,000. With Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen starting on the bench and given valuable rest time, Tottenham will be fresh for the arrival of Arsenal on Saturday.

Minutes later, a tremendous burst from second half substitute Dele Alli from his own half on to a well weighted pass from Eriksen, resulted in the England global blasting the ball against the bar. Meanwhile, Fernando Llorente passed up an even better opportunity, heading wide with only Day to beat, this after Eriksen had picked him out. Great play from Son to drive at the heart of the Newport backline, he feeds Lamela, who gets the ball out of his feet before finishing well.

As the game opened up late on Llorente had two good chances to further increase Tottenham's lead, both of which he missed.

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