Erik Lamela's fine form against Newport great news for Tottenham

Arnold Nichols
February 8, 2018

Spurs were eight minutes away from being eliminated from the competition during the initial meeting with County on January 27, but an upset never looked likely second time round.

"The memories I have are brilliant, but the game I played in is completely different to the game we're going to play on Wednesday night", said Amond, who juggled Gaelic Football and hurling, with soccer, before eventually putting soccer first when he joined Shamrock Rovers. The Argentina worldwide doubled Spurs' lead with his first goal since September 2016 and he was named man of the match for an impressive performance.

"That is the most important thing".

Spurs are unbeaten since the turn of the year, although they have drawn as many games that they have won - four each.

Despite the overriding importance of the Premier League, Tottenham was clearly grateful for a second bite of the cherry after Harry Kane's late equaliser had saved their blushes during the original tie.

Spurs fully deserved their halftime lead, they were in complete control with the League Two side doing their best to break up play and stem the wave of attacks.

Spurs play Arsenal on Saturday so wholesale changes are expected this evening from Mauricio Pochettino. I think he is going to find it easy to recover his real level, or improve because he is more mature and you learn in a tough moment a lot.

He's opted out of League Two to pen a contract with Conference South outfit Bath City.

The 29-year-old Wotton-under-Edge native signed for Newport County in 2016 from AFC Wimbledon, and after making 16 league appearances this campaign, he waves goodbye to Wales to pursue a career in tattoo artistry.

Butler scores an own goal - So unlucky as Dan Butler deflects Sissoko's cross past Joe Day and into the net. He put in a decent performance against Liverpool but Pochettino will hope the attacker hits a purple patch keeping in mind the big games they have in the coming weeks. Juan Foyth started the last FA Cup game and could partner Alderweireld at the heart of the defence.

Indeed, the home side must have wondered what they needed to do to add a third as substitute, Dele Alli, crashed against the top of the bar after racing clear in the closing stages.

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