Liverpool are out of the England FA Cup, knocked out 2-Three by West Bromwich Albion, who’re 19th on the League desk.
In a day of few upsets, wherein third tier League One Wigan additionally defeated Premier League workforce West Ham United 2-Zero, Tottenham wanted Harry Kane to salvage a draw at Newport County, a 4th tier, League Two aspect.
Fourth-tier Newport, one in every of a number of Welsh golf equipment who play in English home soccer, put themselves in sight of one of many all-time nice upsets in opposition to eight-time FA Cup winners Tottenham, because of Padraig Amond’s first-half objective.
But eight minutes from time, in-form England striker Kane equalised when, after Spurs had gained a nook, he tapped in from shut vary following a superb flick-on from South Korean Son Heung-Min.
And 1-1 was the way it completed as League Two Newport survived 4 minutes of injury-time to carry out for a profitable replay at Wembley, Spurs’ short-term house whereas their new house floor in north London that can change White Hart Lane is constructed.
Newport, an enormous 72 locations behind a Spurs aspect who’re fifth within the Premier League, sparked delirious scenes at Rodney Parade when Amond gave them a 38th-minute lead.
Ben Tozer’s lengthy throw into the field induced consternation in Spurs’ defence and Robbie Willmott’s clip throughout to the again publish was nodded in by Amond.
It appeared Rodney Parade, the place Newport Rugby Club beat giants New Zealand and South Africa within the 1960s, was about to play host to a different nice sporting upset.
But with County in sight of the final 16, boyhood Spurs fan Kane spared his aspect from a harmful defeat.
Earlier, West Ham supervisor David Moyes labelled Arthur Masuaku “despicable” after the midfielder was despatched off for spitting in a 2-Zero defeat by Wigan.
Premier League West Ham, already 1-Zero right down to the primary of two targets from Will Grigg, have been decreased to 10 males 4 minutes into the second half when Masuaku noticed purple for spitting at third-tier Wigan’s Nick Powell.
“It was despicable,” mentioned Moyes. “If you try this, then you definitely’re going to get the punishment in any stroll of life.
“I just asked him, did he spit and he said, ‘Yes’.”
Wigan have slumped down English soccer’s ladder since successful the FA Cup in 2013, however the League One leaders rekindled reminiscences of that run to Wembley.
West Ham have been with out a number of injured first-choice gamers and an upset all the time regarded on the playing cards.