Newport County 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur – FA Cup 17/18

Mauricio Pochettino has said his Tottenham side, who were held by Newport County in the FA Cup, missed a “massive opportunity” to show they want to win a trophy this season. Padraig Amond’s header gave Newport the lead in the first half before Harry Kane’s 82nd minute equaliser kept Spurs in the competition that they have won eight times. Spurs have not lifted a major trophy since winning the League Cup in 2008.

“The team didn’t really show they want to go next stage of the FA Cup. That is what has disappointed us,” Pochettino said.
“The theory is to win trophies, and it’s easy to talk about that. But I think we missed a massive opportunity to show we really want to win a trophy.”

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With Spurs having avoided a seismic Cup upset, Newport’s heroic display will be rewarded with a lucrative replay at Wembley. Kane captained a strong Spurs side, but they were rattled by a fervent performance from the League Two side and riotous atmosphere at Rodney Parade, which erupted when Amond headed the hosts in front.

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