FA Cup: Rochdale Set Up Wembley Replay After Salvaging Late 2-2 Draw With Tottenham (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

18th, February 2018

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A last-gasp equaliser from Steve Davies against Tottenham on Sunday earned Rochdale a Wembley replay after a dramatic FA Cup fifth-round tie.

Despite playing on a slick relaid Crown Oil Arena pitch, Tottenham struggled to find any fluency in the first-half.

Rochdale took the lead just before the break, with Ian Henderson providing the finishing touch to a swift counter-attack from the League One outfit.

In the second period, the Premier League side improved, with new-boy Lucas Moura scoring his first goal for the club just before the hour-mar, after a fine team move.

Spurs looked to have sealed the victory on 88 minutes, with Harry Kane converting a penalty after Dele Alli was fouled in the box, although the midfielder (not for the first time this season) certainly made the most of the contact.

However, the Dale stayed positive and got their rewards in injury time when sub Davies slotted home from inside the box, a goal which understandably sent the home fans and coaching staff wild.

The result sets up a Wembley appearance for Keith Hill’s side, while his opposite number Mauricio Pochettino will be frustrated by the addition of yet another game in his side’s busy fixture list.

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Spurs also managed to record exactly same scoreline against Juventus and Rochdale in the space of a week.

Football sure is quirky sometimes.

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  1. Fan-bearer on the Right Side of the King Thurgood Tinner III says:

    Bravo Roch-dale. You wholeheartedly ROCHeD our world. Know for a pint of ALE.

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