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I. Henderson (45)
S. Davies (90+3)
Lucas Moura (59)
H. Kane (88 pen)
Crown Oil Arena
Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary,
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The Rochdale bench and fans are ecstatic! They looked down and out after Harry Kane's penalty gave Tottenham a deserved second half lead, but Steve Davies fired in a poor clearance at the back post to send the home side to Wembley for a replay. A brilliantly fought game throughout from the home side and no one could really argue with the result after they went toe to toe with their Premier League opponents for 90 minutes.
FULL-TIME: ROCHDALE 2-2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR.
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GOAL! Unbelievable scenes here. Substitute Steve Davies is waiting at the back post to receive the headed clearance from a Tottenham player and rifle in the equaliser at the near post. Rochdale are going to Wembley for a replay, as things stand.
The fourth official has indicated four minutes of additional time.
Jim McNulty is replaced by Bradden Inman in Rochdale's final change of the game.
GOAL! Harry Kane absolutely rifles the penalty into the bottom left corner. Lillis dove the right way but there was no way he was getting to that.
Harrison McGahey is booked for the foul on Alli that gave Spurs the penalty.
Yellow card Steve Davies
PENALTY! Lamela's scuffed shot deflects into the path of Alli and McGahey sticks out a leg to bring the Tottenham substitute to the ground.
Lamela's delivery is easily cleared by the Rochdale defence and Sissoko's effort from the edge of the box is deflected into the welcoming arms of Lillis. Under five minutes left for Rochdale to hang on...
Oliver Rathbone is booked for the foul on Rose.
More Spurs pressure and this time Rose wins a free kick just outside the box after Rathbone clattered into the back of him.
Tottenham almost get their winner! A clever backheel from Alli finds Lamela but the midfielders' shot is brilliantly blocked by McNulty, before Done is on the goal line to ensure it doesn't loop into the back of the net. So close.
Joseph Rafferty is replaced by Oliver Rathbone.
What a save! Lillis reacts brilliantly to palm Foyth's header over the crossbar. The whistle had gone for a free kick anyway though.
It is all Spurs now as we approach the final 10 minutes of the game. They are in total control and Rochdale cannot get out of their own half at the moment.
Kane is quickly involved, winning a free kick on the edge of the box after a shove from McGahey.
Fernando Llorente is replaced by Harry Kane for Tottenham's third and final change of the afternoon.
Stephen Humphrys is replaced by Steve Davies.
Dele Alli is straight into the fray, running beyond McGahey inside the box before his low shot is blocked by the defender and back off Alli for a goal kick.
Joseph Rafferty is booked for a foul on the right wing on Rose.
Close! It's a good delivery from the left. McNulty gets his head to the clearance but it flies straight across the face of goal to Wanyama, who can only fire over the crossbar on the half-volley from barely three yards out.
Lucas Moura has had an impressive afternoon, capped by a fine equaliser. He is replaced by Dele Alli.
A sustained spell of possession in the final third for Tottenham and they earn a corner on the left wing after Rose's pull back is blocked.
Camps tries to catch Vorm out instead with a low shot, which curls just wide of the near post.
A dangerous set-piece opportunity for Rochdale on the left wing now as Henderson is brought down. They've caused a few problems with the crosses in this game so far the home side.
STAT: Lucas Moura has been directly involved in 18 goals (12 goals, six assists) in his last 20 starts in all competitions for both Tottenham and PSG.
Toby Alderweireld receives the first yellow card of the afternoon as he brings down Humphrys to prevent the counter-attack.
Harry Winks is replaced by Erik Lamela.
Rochdale are straight on the front foot at the restart but Humphry's shot from the left of the box is narrowly wide of the far post.
Moussa Sissoko rolls the ball into the path of Lucas inside the box for the Brazilian to fire high into the left corner.
GOAL! Tottenham have turned up the tempo in the last five minutes or so and it pays off! Sissoko slots the ball into the path of Lucas Moura who's left-footed effort is high into the left corner. He's been lively all afternoon and he has his just reward. Game on.
Tottenham win a free kick just outside the Rochdale box but Rose's delivery is very poor.
Harry Winks has space outside the box but his left-footed effort is easily claimed by Lillis. Spurs are turning up the heat now.
Tottenham with some patient build up play but they are unable to find any way through a well organised Rochdale defence.
Spurs come forward down the right wing but the cross is nowhere near Llorente. All too easy for Jimmy McNulty to head the ball back towards his goalkeeper.
Rochdale get an early corner and it is cleared at the near post as Kitching came flying in. The follow up cross is beyond the far post and out of play.
We're back underway! Neither side have made any changes during the break but we will surely see the likes of Harry Kane make an appearance if things don't improve for Spurs in the next 15 or 20 minutes.
The teams are back out on the pitch, ahead of the start of the second half.
STAT: Ian Henderson has scored six goals in the FA Cup this season. No player has scored more (Will Grigg also has six).
A perfect first half from Rochdale as they defended well and caused Spurs plenty of problems when coming on the front foot. Ian Henderson had two good chances throughout the first half that he could not put away but he made no mistake with his third, rolling the ball beyond Michel Vorm after a brilliant pass from Cannon. Tottenham have had chances of their own but they have been guilty of overplaying. All to play for in the second half though.
HALF-TIME: ROCHDALE 1-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR.
Andrew Cannon picks a perfect pass towards Henderson, who can side foot Rochdale into a half-time lead.
GOAL! Brilliant pressure from Rochdale and this time they find themselves in a two against one situation. Ian Henderson keeps himself onside to receive the pass from Cannon, side-footing the ball into the bottom-right corner from the centre of the box.
Spurs work their way inside the box again and again it is overplayed. Son has a yard or two and tries to roll it into the path of Lucas again, who is instantly closed down.
Overkill? Son has space on the edge of the box to shoot but decides to pass it to Llorente again. The return pass finds Son inside the box but he is unable to do anything with it, under pressure from two Rochdale defenders. It almost seems like Son in particular is trying to walk the ball into the net.
Another good delivery from the right wing by Rochdale and Trippier is there again to save the day. He's had an impressive afternoon so far the right-back.
STAT: Lucas Moura’s start today is his first in club football since 20th May 2017 for PSG against Caen, 274 days ago.
The initial corner is cleared towards the edge of the box, before Danny Rose concedes a free-kick for holding Cannon.
Excellent work by Lucas once again as he charges his way towards the byline. His pull-back is cleared for a corner.
Excellent pass! A Spurs throw in is intercepted by Rochdale and Camps' first time chipped pass plays Henderson clean through on goal. The striker snatches at the shot on the half-volley though and it is high and wide of the far post.
Son's final product has been a bit poor so far this afternoon. He has plenty of space in the final third to thread a pass for the run of Llorente but it is well overhit, rolling straight out for a goal kick.
Approaching the half hour mark and there has been very little to separate these two sides.Spurs again create something as Trippier's low pass across the face of goal is just begging for someone to get on the end of it, but none of his teammates manage to.
Close! Son's low effort is parried back into danger by Josh Lillis. The South Korean first lays it off to Sissoko, who passes to Llorente. The striker turns back inside the box and unleashes a left footed effort towards the near post but it flies just narrowly wide. Spurs' best chance of the game by a mile and they should have made it count.
Rochdale are causing plenty of problems with the aerial threat of Humphrys. This time Kieran Trippier does well to beat his marker.
Again Llorente and Son link up as the Spain international's headed flick-on finds his teammate. Son turns into space inside the box and curls an effort towards goal, but it is well blocked by the chest of Delaney.
A clever turn from Foyth opens up the space for Tottenham. He finds Son who tries a clever lay-off for Llorente, but the striker could not get to it quick enough and Rochdale can clear.
Close! High pressing from Rochdale pays off as Victor Wanyama is robbed just outside his own box by Andrew Cannon. The ball falls to Ian Henderson who's near post shot is well covered by Michel Vorm. Poor decision in the end really as he had better options left and right.
These Rochdale players are giving it a real go as Matt Done tries to worm his way through the box but he runs out of room and a panicked Spurs defence hammer it clear.
Lucas has looked lively so far this game and his willingness to take on players earns his side another free-kick after being bowled over by Ryan Delaney.
Nearly! Fernando Llorente and Son link up well again, with Son's touch from the Spaniard's pass just a little too heavy and out of play. He was clean through on goal if the touch was better.
Not much attacking action to speak of in these opening 10 minutes. Tottenham are being well contained when they come forward and Rochdale have yet to create anything worthy of note themselves.
Tottenham look to work their way through a packed Rochdale box but Son Heung-Min is forced wide and eventually back towards his own half.
Lucas showing signs of his quality early on here as he worms his way beyond a couple of Rochdale players before having his heels clipped. The free-kick is chipped towards the back post but Rochdale clear their lines well.
Joseph Rafferty takes the free-kick short to Callum Camps, who's chipped pass towards the back post bounces away from the run of Stephen Humphrys. Decent start from the home side though.
Set-piece opportunity for Rochdale. Mark Kitching patiently dribbles his way towards the edge of the Spurs box and he is brought down by Moussa Sissoko.
The home fans are making plenty of noise as Rochdale enjoy a spell of early possession. They find a way down the left wing but it is cleared at the near post by Juan Foyth.
Rochdale get the game underway, kicking right to left.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
For Spurs, the entire starting 11 has been rotated from their draw with Juventus during the week. Lucas Moura will make his first start in a Spurs shirt, while Harry Kane will start the afternoon on the bench in favour of Fernando Llorente.
There is only one change to the side that were beaten 3-2 by Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, with Scott Wiseman being replaced by Harrison McGahey.
Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Dier, Gazzaniga, Alli, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Lamela, Kane.
Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Trippier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Rose; Wanyama, Winks; Sissoko, Son Heung-Min, Lucas; Llorente.
Rochdale substitutes: Thompson, Ntlhe, Adshead, Inman, Davies, Rathbone, Moore.
Rochdale XI (3-5-2): Lillis; McGahey, McNulty, Delaney; Rafferty, Cannon, Camps, Kitching, Done; Humphrys, Henderson.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
On paper, Spurs will be expected to progress to the quarter-finals against the League One strugglers, but the FA Cup has been known to spring a few surprises in the past. The Lilywhites will have defender Toby Alderweireld fit again after he missed the midweek Champions League game, but top scorer Harry Kane will be assessed ahead of today’s tie after an ankle complaint.
Tottenham fought back brilliantly in their midweek Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus to score crucial away goals and snatch a draw at the Allianz Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino’s men seem to have hit a good spell of form just at the right time, with wins over Manchester United and Arsenal preceding the game with Juve, as well as a draw with Liverpool.
This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides and an opportunity for Rochdale to reach the quarter-finals of this competition for the first time in the history of the club. Manager Keith Hill will be without forward Calvin Andrew (Achilles), midfielder Keith Keane (groin) and defender Niall Canavan (ankle). Scott Wiseman, Alex Dobre, Billy Knott and Sam Hart will also be unavailable due to being cup-tied.
Things are looking bleak for Rochdale on the domestic front as they sit bottom of the League One table, 11 points adrift of safety. The only upside is they have played a minimum of four games less than most of the league thanks to their FA Cup run and today’s match against Tottenham will offer some brief respite for players and fans alike.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s FA Cup Fifth Round game between Rochdale and Tottenham Hotspur at the Crown Oil Arena.