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FA Cup: Rochdale earn last-gasp draw with Tottenham

February 19, 2018 09:27 IST

Rochdale AFC's Steve Davies celebrates scoring the equaliser with teammate Andrew Cannon during The Emirates FA Cup fifth round match against Tottenham Hotspur in Rochdale on Sunday

IMAGE: Rochdale AFC's Steve Davies celebrates scoring the equaliser with teammate Andrew Cannon during The Emirates FA Cup fifth round match against Tottenham Hotspur in Rochdale on Sunday. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Steve Davies struck a stoppage time equaliser to earn third-tier strugglers Rochdale a deserved 2-2 draw in a cracking FA Cup fifth round tie against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

 

It looked as though substitute Harry Kane's late penalty had put Tottenham into the quarter-finals but fellow substitute Davies fired home to provoke joyous scenes at Spotland.

Rochdale, bottom of League One, can now look forward to a money-spinning replay at Tottenham's temporary Wembley home.

The lively Ian Henderson swept home on the stroke of halftime to give Rochdale a deserved led -- his sixth goal in this season's competition.

Tottenham, who also needed a replay to get past fourth-tier Newport in the previous round, dominated the second half and Lucas Moura, making his first start since joining from Paris St Germain in January, equalised on the hour.

The winners will face either SwanseaCity or Sheffield Wednesday in the quarter-finals.

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