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Mauricio Pochettino shares his half-time message to Tottenham team

Mauricio Pochettino shares his half-time message to Tottenham team

Newport would have gone into the game with Tottenham high on confidence having come from behind to beat Leeds United in the previous round in a tie that the League Two side more than deserved to win. But because it is a game Tottenham never wanted to play.

"From start to finish we were the best side", Grigg told the BBC. "We've got good people running this club and I'm sure they'll make the right decisions".

Not long afterwards they almost made it 2-0 as Dier struggled to adequately deal with an incoming cross, gifting another chance to Amond, but this time his shot was turned onto the post by a fine save from Vorm.

Spurs improved after half-time when Son replaced the injured Walker-Peters and Alli was introduced for the anonymous Llorente, and the South Korean's shot from Alli's pass was superbly saved by Day's outstretched leg after 66 minutes. A corner delivery is swung in, Son flicks it on and the England worldwide sneaks away to the back post and is left with a simple tap-in.

- Robbie Willmott has assisted seven goals for Newport in all competitions this season, more than any other Exiles player.

Spurs struggled on a bumpy pitch, where professional rugby games are also hosted, and the home side took full advantage, taking the lead through Padraig Amond in the 38th minute.

The Irishman had done the seemingly impossible as he netted home a shock opener into the bottom left corner.




Further chances fell to the home side, as Scot Bennett sliced wide a few minutes later and Kieran Trippier sent a glancing header into the side-netting of his own goal.

Kane went close to a victor in stoppage time, expertly trapping a long ball over the top, before having his shot blocked by Newport defender Ben White. In the 67th minute, Heung-Min Son nearly made it 1-1.

Finally, though, Spurs were able to find a way past Day in the 82nd minute through Kane.

And Spurs levelled from the corner as it came across and was flicked on for Kane to tap in from close range and dash Newport's hopes of holding on for a famous victory.

His global fellow, Lucas Moura, is also on the list of potential candidates, as the player stressed his desire to wear the white shirt.

The classic "Que sera, sera..." chant rang around Rodney Parade at the full-time whistle as County were going to Wembley for a 4th round replay to face the mighty Spurs once again.

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