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Erik Lamela nets for Spurs to help see off Newport County and book Rochdale trip in FA Cup fifth round

PUBLISHED: 22:00 07 February 2018

Newport County's Mickey Demetriou (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela battle for the ball (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images).

Newport County's Mickey Demetriou (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela battle for the ball (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images).

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FA Cup fourth round replay: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Newport County 0

Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 months as Tottenham Hotspur sauntered past Newport County and into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Newport held Spurs to a 1-1 draw at home 10 days ago but the League Two side were outclassed at Wembley, where a Dan Butler own goal and Lamela’s close-range finish sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Tottenham will face League One strugglers Rochdale for a place in the quarter-finals as Mauricio Pochettino’s men edged one step closer to ending the club’s 10-year wait for a trophy.

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