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Rochdale come from behind to stun Tottenham in a thrilling draw


Rochdale 2 Tottenham 2: Davies denies Harry Kane in the FA Cup clash.

 Rochdale may be bottom of League One, but they booked a Wembley date against Tottenham after securing a thrilling draw.

Steve Davies scored a famous FA Cup goal as Rochdale earned a richly deserved Wembley replay by snatching a dramatic 2-2 fifth-round draw with Tottenham.

Spurs substitute Harry Kane looked to have averted an upset with a penalty two minutes from the end, but Davies – who came off the home bench – popped up in stoppage time to preserve a magical cup run for League One’s bottom side.

The visitors started with an entirely different XI to the one that fought back from two goals down to draw at Juventus, but 10 senior internationals were fielded, with Mauricio Pochettino perhaps wary of a replay after Newport County took his team to a second contest in the previous round.

Pochettino said: “The FA Cup is magic. We have another opportunity at Wembley, the same situation like before.

“I was not surprised. This competition is completely different. Newport gave us a fantastic game and they lost their next game in the league 5-0.

“The motivation is always massive. It’s not easy to play this type of game. Of course we wanted to win but we have the possibility to win.

“We have all the squad fit and it will be another game to provide players with the chance to compete on Wembley and we have the possibility to reach the quarter finals.”


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