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Tottenham Hotspur vs Newport County – Everything you need to know about the FA Cup Fourth Round replay

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Date and Time: Wednesday, 7th February (7:45 pm)

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Referee: Stuart Atwell

Newport County will face Tottenham Hotspur away from home at Wembley Stadium for their FA Cup Fourth Round replay.

The Exiles upset Spurs in the first meeting between these two back in January after holding the Premier League giants to a 1-1 draw. Padraig Amond grabbed the opener for Newport in the 38th minute before Harry Kane came to the rescue for Tottenham when he netted the equaliser eight minutes from time.

Since the two sides met, the Exiles have lost both of their games leading up to this encounter. This included a 3-1 loss to play-off chasing Lincoln City and a 2-0 loss to Colchester United.

On the other hand, Tottenham remain undefeated in 2018. In their first fixture since the game against Newport, they saw off Manchester United as they cruised to victory in a 2-0 encounter thanks to goals from Christian Eriksen (in the first minute) and an own goal from Phil Jones.

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Most recently, Spurs drew 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield in one of the best games of the Premier League season, so far. In this fixture, an absolute bullet of a strike from Victor Wanyama brought Spurs level in the 80th minute. Harry Kane then stepped up to the penalty spot in the 95th minute to score his 100th Premier League goal and also to snatch a point out of the fiery encounter.

Moving on to team news, Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino has said that he will definitely be rotating the starting eleven. With a game against Arsenal coming up on the weekend, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see any fresh faces come up against the Exiles.

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Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose have been named as potential starters. January signing, Lucas Moura isn’t eligible for this tie as he wasn’t registered for the initial tie.

In Newport news, the Exiles have agreed to terminate the contract of forward, Sean Rigg by mutual consent. Newport boss, Michael Flynn has said that Sean wanted to pursue a career in part-time football to concentrate on his dream of being a tattoo artist.

The winner of the clash will face a trip to Rochdale in the next round.

(Featured image: Paul Arps)