- Rochdale took a surprise lead against Tottenham through Ian Henderson just before half-time.
- Lucas Moura registered his first ever Tottenham goal on the 59th minute to draw the sides level.
- The game finished 2-2 following late goal from both sides.
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League one side Rochdale hosted Tottenham at Spotland in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The fixture finished 2-2 after late drama.
Rochdale took the lead through 33-year-old Ian Henderson just before halftime on the 45th minute after he finished off a fantastic counterattacking move.
Lucas Moura equalised for Tottenham on the 59th minute with the Brazilian scoring his first Spurs goal since moving from PSG in January.
Harry Kane was introduced to the action with just over ten minutes remaining and his late penalty on the 88th minute looked to have given Tottenham the victory.
Steve Davies however popped up on the 93rd minute after latching onto Matt Done’s ball to give the League One side a replay at Wembley.
Man of the match
While Rochdale’s goalscorers will go down in the club’s history today it was the left-back Matt Done that lead the League One side’s heroic efforts.
Done worked tirelessly all game and provided the vital ball that set-up Rochdale’s last minute equaliser.
Flop of the match
Danny Rose has struggled to cement regular playing time this season due to injury accompanied with the fine form of Ben Davies in the Englishman’s position.
Rose’s lack of first team action certainly showed today and the star looked a weak-link in the makeshift Tottenham back four.
Stat of the match
A cup hero.
4 – Steve Davies has netted four goals in his last four FA Cup appearances for Rochdale. Saviour.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 18, 2018
Rochdale: Lillis 6, Raffert 6, McNulty 7, McGahey 6, Humphrys 6, Camps 7, Done 9, Delaney 7, Cannon 8, Kitching 6, Henderson 9.
Subs: Rathbone 6, Davies 8, Inman n/a.
Tottenham: Vorm 6, Trippier 6, Rose 5, Alderweireld 5, Foyth 6, Wanyama 5, Sissoko 5, Winks 6, Moura 7, Son 6, Llorente 5.
Subs: Alli 6, Lamela 6, Kane 7.
When a side sitting on the bottom of League One manage to steal a draw form a Premier League giant like Tottenham it is always going to provoke a few big reactions…
29 years I have waited for ‘that feeling’. Boy it is was worth it! Nearly killed myself celebrating. Proud beyond words. Life is beautiful, Rochdale is a great town. Up the Dale.
— John Hill (@johnhillsport) February 18, 2018
Magic of the cup is still alive. Well done to Rochdale. #facup
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 18, 2018
Brilliant all around, that. Proper club Rochdale, that’s what the FA Cup used to be, a tie like that shown on the BBC on a Sunday afternoon.
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) February 18, 2018
Rochdale get their trip to Wembley!! Great performance and spirit from this team.. the fans are gonna be celebrating tonight! Matches like this are what the FA Cup is all about! Incredible. #ROCTOT
— Jules Breach (@julesbreach) February 18, 2018