Saturday 27th January 2017

Newport County 1 Spurs 1

Harry Kane’s 30th goal of the season was one of the most crucial as the striker spared our blushes and kept us in the FA Cup at Newport County on Saturday evening.
The League Two hosts did a real job on us in the first half and were eight minutes away from causing a major upset thanks to Padraig Amond’s header seven minutes before the break.

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But Kane popped up with a back-post tap-in with the wind blowing and the clock ticking down after Kieran Trippier’s corner was flicked on by substitute Heung-Min Son to force a Wembley replay in this fourth round tie.
Son might have levelled earlier in the second period but for a vital save from Exiles goalkeeper Joe Day on a heavy Rodney Parade pitch.
Newport had enjoyed a great opening 45 minutes from their perspective and had a handful of efforts at goal, but a change of shape at the interval saw us back to our usual selves and the 1-1 draw.

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