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Tottenham Hotspur - AFC Wimbledon
The Emirates FA Cup - 7 January 2018
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Harry Kane's second-half brace helps Tottenham comfortably secure their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
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Two minutes will be added on.
Nkoudou goes to ground inside the box under Fuller's challenge, but David Coote signals only for a corner.
Trippier finds Son who goes for goal. The shot strikes Oshilaja and it deflects onto the post!
Alli controls on his chest but then goes down under pressure from Meades. No penalty, says David Coote.
Son is determined to get on the scoresheet. He drives forward to latch onto a pass on the right side of the box, but his effort is charged down by Oshilaja.
Alli, whose every touch is booed by the visiting supporters, finds Son on the right. He cuts inside, but his effort is blocked by Charles.
Wimbledon make a change of their own - Anthony Hartigan replaces Tom Soares.
There will be no hat-trick for Kane today, as he is replaced by Georges Kevin Nkoudou.
Lamela fancies his luck as he rifles a shot from 20 yards, but this one is comfortable for Long. The Argentine has been really good today.
The resulting corner comes to little, and Kane is still searching for his hat-trick. You wouldn't bet against him.
Kane is really in the mood now. He lets fly from 20 yards, forcing Long into a good one-handed save.
- GoalJan VertonghenTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 AFC Wimbledon (Vertonghen, 71)
Oh my, what a strike by Vertonghen! He collects the ball 25 yards out, is invited to shoot. He obliges and the effort arrows into the top corner, leaving Long with no chance.
Wimbledon make a double change - Forrster and McDonald are on for Barcham and Abdou.
Kane now has 125 goals for Spurs, the club's ninth highest all-time scorer.
Dele Alli comes on, only for the former MK Dons man to be jeered by the visiting supporters. I wonder why... He replaces Sissoko.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (Kane, 65).
Two goals in two minutes for Kane and Tottenham! Walker-Peters sees his shot blocked, but it falls kindly into the path of Kane who slots in from eight yards.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 AFC Wimbledon (Kane, 63).
Wimbledon's resilience is broken, and who else but Harry Kane breaks the deadlock. Sissoko is fed down the right channel, he sends it into the danger area and Kane hooks home.
It's his 124th goal in Spurs colours - the same number of goals scored as Teddy Sheringham.
Son drives forward and receives a through ball from Lamela, but is successfully challenged. The South Korean scored a screamer against West Ham to rescue a point for his side on Thursday, can he produce a similar moment of magic today?
- OffFernando LlorenteTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
Llorente has been rather underwhelming this afternoon and he is replaced by Heung-Min Son for the remaining half an hour.
Pinball inside the Wimbledon penalty box as the corner comes in, but the visitors scramble clear. Only as far as Kane though who sends his shot well over the bar from a long way out. A wild effort.
Kane twists and turns, winning a corner. Lamela's cross is dangerous but Long manages to punch it clear.
Fuller's throw-in finds Francomb, but his cross curls out of play.
Wimbledon supporters are in fine voice, and why not? Their side are performing admirably out there.
Lamela has the ball in a wide area and has Kane and Llorente to aim for. His cross is too close to Long though and he does well to gather.
Dembele goes close, very close, to breaking the deadlock. He collects the ball 20 yards out and rifles a low left-footed effort at goal which smashes off the post!
Spurs move forward in numbers. Trippier curls a cross intended for Kane but Long is off his line to intervene.
Lamela delivers the resulting corner, but none of his team mates can get onto the end of it.
Wimbledon have started the second period brightly and now they have a free-kick. It's sent deep, Meades manages to direct his header at goal and Vorm tips his effort over the bar.
Wanyama is the first player to be booked after a foul on Charles.
A rare foray forward by Wimbledon, as Barcham carries the ball forward. However, he loses his composure and overcooks his cross.
Tottenham, who had 84 per cent possession and 11 shots on goal in the first period, are out first for the second half. And away we go... No changes for either side at the break.
- End of 1st Half
That's that for the first half at Wembley where Spurs are being held by a club 60 places below them. Pochettino will be disappointed with his side's performance thus far.
The Dons have a rare opportunity as they win a free-kick inside the Spurs half. Francomb picks out Charles on the edge of the box, but his left-footed effort is blocked by Walker-Peters.
Almost an opening! Vertonghen releases Llorente on the side of the box, but the forward takes a heavy touch and the chance is gone.
Everyone in Wembley is waiting for the net to bulge as Lamela is slipped through on goal by Kane... he tries to dink it over Long but the Wimbledon goalkeeper gets the slightest of touches to divert it wide for a corner.
Wanyama goes direct, hoofing a ball forward which is intended for Kane, but it bounces through to Long.
Wimbledon are doing really well. They are so well organised and pressing the hosts all over the pitch. How long can they keep it up though?
Dembele finds Lamela in the Wimbledon box, the Argentine tries to return the favour with a dinked ball over the top, but Long is quick off his line to collect.
Trippier's cross from the resulting corner is cleared, but that was much more like it from Spurs.
Llorente lays the ball back to Kane who catches the ball sweetly from around 20 yards out. It is a fierce strike, but Long does brilliantly to push it wide.
It's the first time the Wimbledon shot-stopper has really been tested.
Kane has little support as he collects the ball from 20 yards, and he screws a shot well wide of goal. A little frustration is creeping in for the hosts, perhaps.
Oh my, Wimbledon go agonisingly close to taking the lead! Abdou rifles a powerful effort at goal which Vorm can only tip onto the bar. The loose ball falls for Trotter but the Spurs goalkeeper gathers his follow-up attempt.
Spurs are back on the attack, but the move collapses when Kane strays offside to collect Lamela's pass.
Taylor's delivery is headed upwards by Oshilaja, before Dembele concedes another corner, but this time Taylor's out-swinger goes out of play.
But wait, Wimbledon win their first corner of the game. 'Come on you Dons' is the chant from the travelling supporters. Have the visitors got a sting in their tail?
There is a sense around Wembley that Tottenham are on the verge of finding the opener.
Trippier picks out Llorente who does brilliantly to caress the ball back for Kane but from eight yards out he screws his first-time shot wide. He doesn't normally miss those, Kane...
Wimbledon make a rare foray forward, but Barcham runs into trouble. The travelling supporters are making plenty of noise.
Tottenham have had all of the possession so far, but Lamela has registered their only shot on target and that was a comfortable save for Long.
Tottenham force their third corner of the game but the referee David Coote spots an infringement as the delivery comes in, and Wimbledon have some respite just now.
Sissoko feeds Llorente who tees up Lamela but the Argentine fails to generate much power behind the shot and Long makes a comfortable stop.
Wimbledon have every man behind the ball. They are keeping their shape reasonably well, and they are doing OK at the moment.
Trippier is looking dangerous on that right channel. He finds Lamela unmarked on the edge of the box, he crosses for Kane but it's slightly too far ahead of the England international.
After 25 to 30 passes, Lamela finally threads a through ball to Kane, but his effort is saved by Long. It wouldn't have counted anyway however, as he was marginally offside.
Corner to Spurs. Trippier delivers but this time Fuller clears.
Wave after wave of Spurs attack at the moment.
A lovely reverse pass by Lamela picks out Kane but full credit to Oshilaja who gets a cross to make the block.
Trippier to take... but Francomb rises highest to clear.
Here comes Spurs once more, with Kane finding Walker-Peters on the left and the full-back forces a corner.
Trotter fouls Vertonghen and Spurs have a free-kick on the left. They play it short though and keep the ball in midfield.
Wanyama spreads the ball wide to Trippier, who turns inside and delivers a cross. It's cleared, but only as far as Wanyama who fires his effort from 20 yards into row Z.
Tottenham dictating the play early on, as you would expect. They look sharp. If they can open the scoring early then this could be a long day for the visitors.
Vertonghen feeds Trippier who drives down the right channel, curls a cross towards Lamela but the forward cannot control the ball and Wimbledon clear.
AFC Wimbledon, in their all blue strip, get us underway.
Around 7,000 travelling supporters have packed into Wembley for an occasion they won't forget in a hurry.
FIVE MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF!
Tottenham made it through to the semi-final last season where they were beaten 4-2 by Chelsea in an epic encounter at Wembley. How far can they go this season? Their first challenge is against League One strugglers Wimbledon and live commentary is NEXT!
Wanyama is making his first start for Spurs since August and he believes Wimbledon will provide a tough test for the hosts.
“I think it’s a good opportunity for us in the FA Cup this year and we have everything to play for. We have to focus and try to win the game. It’s really tough to play a team like Wimbledon – they have nothing to lose. They are coming to Wembley and we know they will set up and try to fight. They are coming to a massive, renowned stadium and they have everything motivation-wise. Hopefully we can deal with that and do the job."
Christian Eriksen, on the bench today, was named Danish Football Player of the Year for a record-equalling fourth time last night. He has now won the Danish Football Association's top honour four times - equalling Brian Laudrup's record.
Tottenham have won the FA Cup eight times but their last triumph came almost 26 years ago when Terry Venables led his side to a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.
Could this be their year?
That was quite refreshing, Mauricio, and your team selection reflects the respect you have for this great competition and your opponent.
Pochettino on Wimbledon's motivation...
“They will be extra motivated to play at Wembley and it will be difficult because when you watch League One games it’s one level but after this motivation and the FA Cup, everything can change. The most important thing is to show respect to the competition and the opponent. For me, I don’t care if it’s Premier League, Championship or League One, you always need to respect the competition."
Mauricio Pochettino on today's tie...
“The FA Cup is a magical competition. Of course, AFC Wimbledon are in League One but we need to show respect and show that we are going to take the game in a good way. They are a team fighting at the bottom end of League One but they are difficult to assess. It’s the same as it was last season against Wycombe (we needed a late goal to win 4-3)."
HOW ABOUT THAT?
Tottenham have won each of their past seven FA Cup ties at home against lower league opposition, last losing in a third-round replay against Nottingham Forest in January 1975 - winning 30 and drawing seven since.
AFC Wimbledon will be making just their second competitive trip to Wembley after their League Two play-off final victory against Plymouth in May 2016.
Harry Kane was expected to be rested, but Pochettino has opted to start the frontman alongside Fernando Llorente.
Despite making eight changes in total to the side that drew 1-1 with West Ham, Pochettino still names a strong starting line-up.
It will be interesting to see if the likes of Michel Vorm, Kyle Walker-Peters and Erik Lamela can impress their boss this afternoon.
It is a strong starting line-up, even though t
AFC WIMBLEDON TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Long, Fuller, Meades, Oshilaja, Francomb, Abdou, Trotter, Barcham, Soares, Charles, Taylor.
Subs: McDonnell, Nightingale, McDonald, Forrester, Kaja, Kennedy, Hartigan.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Lamela, Kane, Llorente.
Subs: Lloris, Son, N'Koudou, Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Davies.
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Newport have just knocked out Leeds - can Wimbledon pull off a similar shock at Wembley? It's a great day out for the League One club.