Kane spares Tottenham from shock FA Cup exit


Harry Kane came to Tottenham Hotspur’s rescue after they were just minutes away from a stunning FA Cup defeat away to lowly Newport County on Saturday.

Fourth-tier Newport, one of several Welsh clubs who play in English domestic football, put themselves in sight of one of the all-time great upsets against eight-time FA Cup winners Tottenham thanks to Padraig Amond’s first-half goal.

But eight minutes from time, in-form England striker Kane equalised when, after Spurs had won a corner, he tapped in from close range following an excellent flick-on from South Korean Son Heung-Min.

And 1-1 was how it finished as League Two Newport survived four minutes of injury-time to hold out for a lucrative replay at Wembley, Spurs’ temporary home while their new home ground in north London that will replace White Hart Lane is built.

Newport, a massive 72 places behind a Spurs side who are…

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