Newport County 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Newport come ever so close to a memorable FA Cup upset over Tottenham.
  • Padraig Amond gave Exiles a deserved lead just before half-time.
  • Newport were dreaming of the fifth round but were ultimately denied - for now - by Harry Kane.
  • Newport County: Day, Pipe, Demetriou, White, Bennett, Butler, Willmott, Tozer, Labadie, Nouble, Amond.
  • Tottenham: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dembele, Llorente, Kane.
Scott Amond

Full-time: Newport County 1-1 Tottenham

Newport earn a deserved replay, and may be a tad frustrated that they didn't knock Spurs out. Amanda's first-half header was eventually cancelled out by a Kane tap-in - the stand-in Tottenham skipper bailing Pochettino's side out, and not for the first time.

Scott Amond


Kane almost broke Newport hearts as he danced away from Newport's defence, but White eventually managed to get back and clear for a corner.

The League Two outfit clear, but Spurs come back with Kane and Alli, who was prevented from nodding the ball home by Day.


Four minutes of stoppage time added on.


A long Newport throw causes chaos in the Tottenham box. Vorm can only concede a corner, which he does well to catch.


Tottenham win a couple of corners that Newport do well to clear. Foyth attempts to keep the pressure on but eventually picks up a yellow card for his troubles for scything down Dolan.


Newport make a change - Captain Joss Labadie, comfortably the man of the match, makes way for Matty Dolan.


Who else?

Kane sneaks away from his marker to tap home Son's brilliant flick from the near post. He's spared Tottenham's blushes here - can either team find a winner?


GOAL! Newport County 1-1 Tottenham (Kane)


Day beats away a cross from Davies before Dier's shot is blocked by White.

Spurs win a corner... which brings the equaliser.


Final change for Spurs as Davies comes on for Dembele. They're still huffing and puffing but have not found that moment of real quality to unlock Newport, who are holding firm.


Sissoko and Alli combine on the edge of the penalty area but Newport thwart the pair with a thunderous clearance.

Labadie then surges forward but is tackled by Wanyama fairly, in the eyes of Roger East.


Newport's first substitute sees goalscorer Amond come off for McCoulsky. Will the Scot prove to be the latest in a long line of FA Cup heroes?


20 minutes remaining at the Rodney Parade. Amanda's first-half header the difference at this stage.

Scott Amond


Superb save from Day to deny Son!

Kane and Alli link up well, the latter managing to work the space to feed the Korean, who is denied excellently by Day. The resulting corner is cleared.


Tottenham have certainly improved thanks to the introduction of Son and the change of system. They are certainly in control of proceedings but are not overly troubling Newport yet. Dele Alli is readying himself.


A wonderful chance for Kane as he connects with a lovely cross from Trippier, but he somehow contrives to nod the ball over the bar. A huge let-off for Newport - how did Kane not score?


Tozer attempts to cause yet more havoc with a long throw but it comes to nothing. Foyth then boots the ball out of touch, allowing Tozer to try again.


Tottenham have made a change by the way - Son is on for Walker-Peters. Should have mentioned that earlier.

The Korean is almost fed in by Harry Kane but he couldn't bring ht ball under his spell.


Back underway in the second half. Tottenham immediately on the front foot, ears no doubt ringing from a Pochettino dressing-down.


Half-time: Newport County 1-0 Tottenham

Spurs may be 72 places ahead of Newport in the British football pyramid, but the hosts are certainly the better side this evening. Amond has given Newport a much-deserved lead, while captain Labadie has dominated Wanyama et al. Tottenham are in a real cup-tie here.


We're into two minutes of stoppage time as Kane is shepherded off the ball. Spurs haven't had a shot on target so far, and that doesn't look like changing anytime soon.


Walker-Peters does brilliantly to win a foul out of White after running into a bunch of Newport shirts.

The free-kick is whipped in, but Newport clear with authority.


Play is stopped temporarily as Willmott receives treatment. The Rodney Parade is rocking now, and for good reason.

Newport come on the charge again through the fit-again Willmott, who finds Amond in the box. The Scot tries his luck from a dangerous angle and forces a corner, which is eventually settled by Vorm.


Newport take a deserved lead!

Tozer's throw isn't cleared and eventually falls to Willmott, who eventually brings the ball under his spell and whips in a sumptuous ball to the back post, where Amond is lurking to head home.