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Tottenham fans criticise one man's performance against Newport: "Shocking", "Awful"

Tottenham fans criticise one man's performance against Newport:

The Sky Bet League Two side had not featured in the fourth round of the FA Cup for 39 years, but Irish striker Amond had Rodney Parade rocking when he headed home Robbie Willmott's 38th-minute cross.

Harry Kane saved Spurs' blushes with an 82nd minute victor, his 12th goal in seven games, but it's still a huge victory for Newport as they'll get a trip to Wembley.

Although it eventually led to correct decisions being made, the time it took, with nearly four minutes elapsing between Mohamed Salah being fouled and Craig Pawson awarding a penalty which Roberto Firmino missed, left supporters and players on all sides angry and frustrated.

Joss Labadie (Newport County): The Exiles' captain was all over the pitch, winning tackles, creating opportunities and generally showing Tottenham no respect.

And he almost made an immediate impact, feeding Son Hueng-min into the left side of the area and he tested Day.

They could feasibly have gone in at half-time leading by more than one goal and although Spurs dominated the second period, goalkeeper Day only had one save to make, denying Son before Kane's leveller. The team didn't really show that they wanted to go through to the next round.

- Padraig Amond scored his first FA Cup goal since November 2015, when he scored a brace against St Albans City for Grimsby Town.




It seemed Rodney Parade, where Newport Rugby Club beat giants New Zealand and South Africa in the 1960s, was about to play host to another great sporting upset.

"I was so disappointed, and disappointed not because we didn't play so well, only that we didn't match them in motivation, in fight", he told the club's official website.

At 1-0 down, West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was sent off four minutes into the second half for spitting at Nick Powell and faces a lengthy ban. "For me, sometimes I miss personally this kind of atmosphere and football". We were so poor in the first half and we were aware about how Newport play and their quality and I think never in the first half did we match their level. "We need to be more motivated though".

"We kept it as we were, we just had to get them back focus again and let's be honest, it was the only mistake we made all day and we got punished".

Now edging closer with a deal to sign Lucas Moura from PSG, the first choice was Malcom.

"I think that we were aware that the key to playing today was having the capacity to challenge them".