2017-18 FA Cup Fifth Round Replay: Tottenham Hotspur vs Rochdale


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This week’s second FA Cup replay sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Rochdale to Wembley.

A thrilling clash at Spotland saw Rochdale snatch a late equalizer through Steven Davies, after Harry Kane had put Spurs 2-1 up with minutes left.

Now can the Greater Manchester based club take that spirit to Wembley and cause a cupset?


Team news

Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino is expected to ring the changes.
Belgian duo, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are expected to miss this match with hamstring and ankle injuries.

Mauricio Pochettino was asked in his press conference if there will be changes and he said; “We are going to rotate some players to give (them) the possibility to play.”

That opens up the opportunity for likes of Kieran Trippier and Juan Foyth to start for the home side.

Rochdale have no fresh injury concerns to report ahead of the match.



Tottenham won their league match at Crystal Palace on Sunday 1-0, courtesy of a Harry Kane strike.

Rochdale have played twice, drawing with MK Dons and losing at home to Wigan.



Dale boss, Keith Hill wants his side to play like a Premier League team here at Wembley.

Realistically, they are going to need the magic of the FA Cup because Spurs are unbeaten at home in all but one match this season.

I therefore can see a comfortable Spurs win here.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Rochdale

Result: Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 Rochdale 

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