The Emirates FA Cup • 3rd Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Middlesbrough
  • DierAlli
  • Saville
  • NmechaGestede
  • SpenceTavernier
  • MouraSon
  • LiddleSaville
  • 1st Half
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Middlesbrough
  • Lamela
  • Lo Celso

Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough
The Emirates FA Cup - 14 January 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Spurs 2-1 Middlesbrough. Saville's late strike isn't enough to deny the home side as first-half goals from Lo Celso and Lamela send Spurs into round four of the FA Cup.


Three minutes added.


Eriksen takes aim with the resulting 30-yard free kick, but balloons it over the bar.


Son charges off on a driving run and wins a free kick deep in Boro territory. Just what the hosts needed to ease some late nerves.

  • Dele Alli
    OffEric DierTottenham HotspurSPURS CHANGE: Dier off, Alli on.
  • Dele Alli
    OnDele AlliTottenham Hotspur

SPURS CHANGE: Dier off, Alli on.


Gestede rises to get on the end of a left-wing corner, but can only head into the crowd.


STAT: Spurs have managed just one clean sheet in 14 matches.

  • George Saville
    GoalGeorge SavilleMiddlesbroughGOAL! Boro have hope! Saville latches on to a knock down and fires a low 20-yard effort into the corner.

GOAL! Boro have hope! Saville latches on to a knock down and fires a low 20-yard effort into the corner.


Elsewhere in the cup tonight: Newcastle beat Rochdale 4-1, Coventry beat Bristol Rovers 3-0 and Reading won 2-0 at Blackpool. Shrewsbury edged Bristol City 1-0 and will host Liverpool in round four.


Mejias with a smart save to push away Eriksen's bouncing cross-shot.

  • Rudy Gestede
    OffLukas NmechaMiddlesbroughBORO CHANGE: Gestede on for Nmecha.
  • Rudy Gestede
    OnRudy GestedeMiddlesbrough

BORO CHANGE: Gestede on for Nmecha.


Saville lets fly with a swerving 25-yard effort that flashes just past the right-hand upright of Gazzaniga.


Spurs are trying to play keep-ball. Can they claim just a second clean sheet in 14 matches under Mourinho?

  • Marcus Tavernier
    OffDjed SpenceMiddlesbroughBORO CHANGE: Tavernier on for Spence.
  • Marcus Tavernier
    OnMarcus TavernierMiddlesbrough

BORO CHANGE: Tavernier on for Spence.


Nmecha meets a right-wing corner but can't keep his header down.


Great work from Son, who tries to beat the whole Boro defence on the right. He almost does too, surging to the byline but slipping at the vital moment.


Both sides are struggling to create much of note. That will suit Spurs at this juncture - but not Boro.


Dier rises highest to head another Boro set piece behind. The Championship side are pressing, but another one is easily dealt with as this time Vertonghen nods to safety.


Nmecha chases a ball over the top into the right channel, but is surprised to see Gazzaniga fly off his line and block. The keeper is then on his feet sharply to complete the clearance.

  • Heung-Min Son
    OffLucas MouraTottenham HotspurSPURS CHANGE: Lucas Moura off, Son on.
  • Heung-Min Son
    OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur

SPURS CHANGE: Lucas Moura off, Son on.


Boro have had a few corners in last couple of minutes but the delivery hasn't been good enough. They still believe, but have lacked the quality to truly rattle Spurs in the opening hour of this clash.

  • George Saville
    OffBen LiddleMiddlesbroughBORO CHANGE: Saville on for Liddle.
  • George Saville
    OnGeorge SavilleMiddlesbrough

BORO CHANGE: Saville on for Liddle.


Lucas Moura looks to get in on the act for Spurs but hammers his 20-yard shot high into the crowd.


STAT: Boro are unbeaten in their last six league and cup games and have lost just one of their last nine matches. But they've got it all to do here.


Lewis Wing curves a 25-yard free kick towards the far corner, but Gazzaniga is alert to tip it around the post.


More brilliant work from Tanganga. He takes on his man on the right of the area and fires in a sensational ball for Sessegnon at the far post, but he somehow contrives to blast it over from close range. The flag was up, which probably spares his blushes - slightly!


This chap has also shone for Spurs so far this evening.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 14, 2020 in London, England

STAT: Mourinho has won 13 of his 14 FA Cup games against lower-league opposition. His only loss was with Chelsea v Bradford City in January 2015. He has never lost a third-round tie.


Tanganga is impressing again tonight.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Boro get us back underway.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Spurs 2-0 Boro. Lo Celso and Lamela have put Mourinho's men firmly in control of this tie at the break.


One minute added.


Ashley Fletcher meets a left-wing free kick but can't guide his header on target under pressure.


A lightning Spurs break sees Lamela feed Lucas Moura, who takes a superb first touch in his path at full throttle. He weaves towards the Boro goal and fizzes just wide from 25 yards out.


Middlesbrough v PL opposition: Boro have been knocked out in eight of their last nine FA Cup ties with PL opposition. Their solitary success was fourth round triumph at Man City in 2015.


Paddy McNair blazes over from a super position on the left side of the area after some lovely feet from Howson had opened Spurs up.


Eriksen rifles just over on the turn - but the referee's whistle had already gone. It came after a lengthy spell of Spurs pressure had the Boro rearguard creaking.


Eriksen eventually takes the resulting kick but his low effort towards the far corner is easy enough for Mejias to get down and gather.


Eriksen is held back as he tries to engineer an opportunity 22 yards from goal. Free kick in a promising position for the home team.


Lo Celso goes down holding his face after running into the back of a Boro defender. The referee isn't interested, but it still goes to a VAR check for a possible penalty. Nothing doing though.


Tanganga so close to notching on his second start for the hosts! He collects Lo Celso's pass and races into acres of space on the right side of the Boro box, but sees his low effort drift inches wide of the far post.


Ryan Sessegnon charges into the left side of the area and fires in a low drive that Mejias is forced to palm behind. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

Il Tottenham esulta per il gol di Lo Celso contro il Middlesbrough

Spurs are almost enjoying themselves now. Another free-flowing move down the left ends with Dier crashing a 25-yarder over the bar.


Lamela spins on to a loose ball on the edge of Boro area, but sees his first-time shot flash over the top.


VIDEO: Lamela's lethal left-foot.

  • Erik Lamela
    GoalErik LamelaTottenham HotspurGOAL! The hosts double their money. Lamela wins possession and drives beyond two challenges before coolly slotting home.

GOAL! The hosts double their money. Lamela wins possession and drives beyond two challenges before coolly slotting home.


STAT: Boro's last victory v Spurs (excluding a shoot-out) came in September 2002. They ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Massimo Maccarone, Geremi and Joseph Desire-Job. They have not kept a clean sheet against tonight's opponents in what is now a 13-match run spanning 15 years.


CLOSE! Lukas Nmecha collects a pass from Spence and turns past his man on the right side of the Spurs box, but sees his low shot brilliantly touched to safety by Paulo Gazzaniga.


VIDEO: Lo Celso strikes.


Elsewhere in the cup tonight, Newcastle are already 3-0 up v Rochdale. Coventry lead Bristol Rovers.


A STAT FOR HOPEFUL BORO FANS: Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in 13 league and cup games under Mourinho.


That's pretty much a perfect start for Spurs, who have won just one of their last six in all comps coming into this one.

  • Giovani Lo Celso
    GoalGiovani Lo CelsoTottenham HotspurGOAL! Tomas Mejias plays a shocking ball out and pays the price. Giovani Lo Celso seizes upon it, cuts inside and rolls a neat finish into the bottom corner.

GOAL! Tomas Mejias plays a shocking ball out and pays the price. Giovani Lo Celso seizes upon it, cuts inside and rolls a neat finish into the bottom corner.


HEAD-TO-HEAD: Spurs are undefeated in nine home matches versus Middlesbrough and have won six of them (though a League Cup draw in 2003 did see them eventually lose on penalties). Boro have been knocked out in all three FA Cup ties v the Londoners.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! Tottenham get this replay up and running.


It's a long, long time since Spurs lost an FA Cup clash at home to lower league opposition.


Five changes apiece: Ryan Sessegnon, Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela all come in for Spurs. Tomas Mejias, Marvin Johnson, Adam Clayton, Ben Liddle and Lukas Nmecha are given the nod for the visitors. Incidentally, it's Liddle's first ever start for Boro's first team. Not a bad place to do it.


Boro's 19-year-old wing-back, Djed Spence recently shrugged off links with Spurs: "I want to play well and stay focused and not let all that get to me. I’m just a young footballer and I need to keep doing what I have been doing. It has been a good spell and I feel I have contributed and we have had points on the table. I just want that to carry on and to keep going forward, keep learning, keep playing.”


Japhet Tanganga starts again for Spurs after his impressive debut v Liverpool. Here's Danny Rose on the 20-year-old: "He was unreal. So happy for him. At the start of the week we sort of knew our team and it was a bit of a surprise but I am so happy for him.He set the tone for us. He was so aggressive and he kept Mane quieter than usual and that is the first of quite a few appearances for Tottenham."


Middlesbrough head coach Jonathan Woodgate: "It's a step up in class when you play Spurs. Hopefully the players take it in their stride and not play the occasion. The atmosphere will be absolutely amazing. We've got a lot of young players who will be looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to seeing how they deal with it."

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur at Riverside Stadium on January 05, 2020 in Middlesbrough, England.

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CONFIRMED TEAMS - SPURS: Gazzaniga, Sessegnon, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Tanganga, Dier, Winks, Lo Celso, Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas Moura... Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Cirkin, Aurier, Alli, Son, Skipp. /// BORO: Mejias, Howson, McNair, Fry, Spence, Wing, Johnson, Clayton, Liddle, Nmecha, Fletcher... Subs: Brynn, Saville, Malley, Tavernier, Roberts, Wood, Gestede.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the FA Cup third round replay between Spurs and Middlesbrough. The Lilywhites needed an equaliser from Lucas Moura to spare their blushes in the first encounter after Ashley Fletcher had given the Championship side a second-half lead at the Riverside Stadium. Can Jonathan Woodgate's men spring another surprise here, or will Spurs pick up a much needed win and keep what is probably their best hope of a trophy alive? Kick off 20:05 GMT.

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