Tottenham travelled to Rochdale on Sunday with high hopes of reaching the FA Cup quarter finals - looking for their first piece of silverware since 2008's League Cup triumph.
The game got off to a flying start with some end to end action from the get go. Rochdale worked the ball well from the back and got close to the Spurs goal line only for the away side to grab possession and make their own break, though both teams were yet to find their gear.
Rochdale had looked good for the first twenty minutes with a few decent chances to take the lead not to mention a half decent penalty claim via
Half-time - Rochdale 1-0 Tottenham!— MEN Sport (@MENSports) February 18, 2018
Dale lead at the break through Ian Henderson's 45th-minute strike!https://t.co/92cDVPqMcR
The second half commenced with no direct changes to either side, though Spurs had moved to a 4-4-2 formation with Son and Llorente now together up top.
Spurs looked to step up their game a little early on into the second half with some positive moves into the Rochdale area though still they proved wasteful in front of goal with a lacklustre shot from Winks and an overcooked through ball from Son.
Moura looked to break the hearts of the home fans with the equaliser in the 59th minute with his first goal for his new club. The Brazilian had looked the most likely to make a difference and didn't disappoint after he was played through on goal as the Rochdale defence backed off a little too much. A laced shot left the goalkeeper with no chance and the away support took their turn to feel relieved as their team found themselves back in the tie.
Wanyama missed the opportunity to give Spurs the lead soon after the equaliser via a cross from Kieran Trippier ended up at his feet, just inside the six yard box. Rochdale's keeper was nowhere to be seen but the pressure from Ryan Delany forced the midfielder to poke the ball just over the crossbar.
Kane got the second for Spurs after Alli was brought down in the area by McGahey, both players coming on in the second half for Moura and Llorente, respectively. The England international smashed his effort low, leaving the keeper with no chance for the second time of the night. The hopes of a Wembley replay looked to be over as Danny Rose shouted out Ryan Mason into the pitch side camera, Mason retiring from professional football this week after a head injury, but the action was not over yet.
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