Jan 27, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Rodney Parade
Attendance: 9,836
NewportNewport County
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Amond (38')
Labadie (32')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Kane (82')
Foyth (87')

Result: Harry Kane saves Tottenham Hotspur from FA Cup upset against Newport County

Result: Kane saves Spurs from FA Cup upset
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Harry Kane scores an 82nd-minute equaliser to rescue Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw and a replay from their FA Cup fourth-round tie with fourth-tier Newport County.

Harry Kane's 82nd-minute equaliser rescued Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw from their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Newport County this evening.

The League Two side led for half of the game but will have to settle for a lucrative replay at Wembley after Kane cancelled out Padraig Amond's header.

Newport showed straight away that they were not going to be intimidated by their esteemed visitors and should have taken the lead on three minutes.

Eric Dier was caught on the ball on the edge of his own box, and Newport squared for former West Ham United striker Frank Nouble to blaze over the crossbar.

The visitors continued their bright start as captain Joss Labadie worked Michel Vorm from 25 yards out, and Scot Bennett turned a long Ben Tozer throw-in wide.

It took until the 31st minute for Tottenham to register an attempt on goal, and Kane came within inches of putting them in front when he shot against the post from Moussa Sissoko's cutback.

The Exiles took a deserved lead before the break, though, when Amond climbed above Kieran Trippier to head home Robbie Willmott's inviting cross to the back post.

Spurs were spooked and a scuffed clearance from Dier presented Amond with a chance for a second, with Vorm tipping his shot from a very tight angle onto the woodwork.

The visitors marginally improved in the early stages of the second half but missed a golden opportunity to equalise when Kane headed over from four yards out.

Newport goalkeeper Joe Day was not as busy as he might have expected to be, but made a crucial save when finally called upon on 67 minutes as he blocked a shot from substitute Son Heung-min with his legs.

Tottenham were far from their creative best in open play but managed to snatch an equaliser from a set piece as Son flicked on at the near post for Kane to apply a simple tap-in for his 30th goal of the season.

Newport survived the final eight minutes plus stoppage time to earn a replay which Spurs will be relieved to have salvaged from a difficult, and almost humiliating, trip to Rodney Parade.

NEWPORT (4-4-2): Day; Pipe, Demetriou, White, Butler; Willmott, Bennett, Tozer, Ladabie (Dolan, 84'); Nouble, Almond (McCoulsky, 74')

TOTTENHAM (5-3-2): Vorm; Trippier, Foyth, Dier, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters (Son Heung-min, 45';); Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembele (Davies, 81') ; Llorente (Alli, 66'), Kane

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