Tottenham projected XI v Newport County: Kane will sit ahead of NLD


Tottenham will look to clinch a belated progression into the fifth round of the FA Cup when they host Newport County at Wembley on Wednesday.

Tottenham failed to control proceedings last time out and had to come back from a goal down just to secure a 1-1 draw and the subsequent replay.

Mauricio Pochettino has his work cut out for him to make sure his Tottenham squad are squarely focused on Newport County this week.

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

A Wembley replay is fantastic news for Newport's accountants, less so for Spurs who could have done without the extra fixture in the week of a north London derby. Son is a far more clinical player, and the South Korea global has seized on Lamela's absence to make himself one of the most important players at Spurs.

The preparation of such documents is surely commonplace up and down the English leagues, but it is interesting to observe a lower league sides' approach to one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.

A lot has happened to Lamela in the 500-odd days since he last scored, in a 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham.

The Argentinian forward, who returned from more than a year out with injury earlier this season, produced an excellent display and slotted home his side's second before the break. No changes to the team that came so close of knocking Spurs out. He's going to easily recover his real level. The Wembley pitch seemed to grow in size for the League Two side as the minutes added up and they resorted to hopeful, long balls that caused no issues for Foyth or Alderweireld.

34 minutes into the game Lamela bagged his first goal in 16 months.

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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Sissoko drove in from the right, and the unlucky Dan Butler inadvertently deflected beyond his own goalkeeper, Joe Day, much to the relief of those in the stands backing the Lillywhites.

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.