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Welcome to Rochdale for the fifth
round of the Emirates FA Cup. We
have all the classic upsetting
ingredients, the home side rooted to
the bottom of League 1 against a
Tottenham team 63 places above them
and doing well in Europe. And, of
course, there's the pitch.
Calvin Andrew. He has got to the
ball. Andrew inside the penalty
area! 1-0! What a goal! What
wonderful work. Aside from Cannon.
Rochdale take the lead.
wonderful work. Aside from Cannon.
Rochdale take the lead.
Tottenham stars would have been
dreading playing on that pitch but
they needn't have worried, it's been
relayed. It's like Wembley!
Tottenham are now on a 13 match
unbeaten run in all competitions
after that cracking draw away to
Juventus in the Champions League
last week. 11 changes from the team
that started in Turin, but plenty of
internationals in the team today. A
daunting task for Rochdale and their
manager, Keith Hill. Just one win in
their last six league games have
left them 11 points from safety at
the bottom of League 1.
It's a sell-out today, 10,000 have
fans have packed into the recently
renamed Crown Oil Arena. You might
know it better at Scotland. 3000
Tottenham supporters have made the
journey. The first time the clubs
have ever played each other.
Joining us for this special
occasion, Alan Shearer and birthday
boy Jermaine Jenas, still only 35!
Been doing this for 12 years.
long. You must have retired very
early as a footballer, that is all I
Firstly, spectacular change
of the playing surface.
Incredible, they've done a
magnificent job in the last few days
to get it in the condition it
actually is in. Speaking to the
manager beforehand, I said, "Did you
not want to leave it until tomorrow
to have the new page?" And he was
adamant he wanted the picture laid.
Possibly has Tottenham helped them?
-- new pitch. There is every chance
Tottenham has helped them
financially. They will be delighted
with the condition on the pitch. The
manager wants the pitch in good
condition, Keith Hill, because he
believes his team can take them on
As I say, makes an
upset less likely, Jermaine Jenas?
As I say, makes an
upset less likely, Jermaine
Yes. We saw the pitch before. It
looked very difficult to play any
type of football.
That is not the
groundsman, that is Keith Hill, the
But it will give these
founds a spectacle, to see some real
quality not only from their own
players, world-class players from
You know who made his
professional debut here?
Leyton Orient. 1-1!
the Tottenham team for this
afternoon. Let's have a look at the
11 changes for Spurs. Michael
Vaughan captains the side. Toby
Alderweireld comes in at centre-back
after missing the midweek trip to
Turin. Harry Weeks partners Victor
Wanyama in midfield and Brazilian
Lucas Moura makes his first start
for the club on the wing. Fernando
Llorente leads the line with Harry
Kane on the bench.
For Rochdale, we will... Look at
Rochdale very shortly. First, let's
go pitch side. We have been speaking
to Kieran Trippier.
Here we are. Bury lad at Rochdale
and you played at Burnley, not too
far from here. Like home to home.
live a couple of minutes away from
here. I'm delighted to be back. It
will be a tough game today and
hopefully we can win.
you were in Turin taking on Juventus
on Tuesday and here while we do
League 1 Rochdale, how much does it
take to readjust your focus for a
fixed you like this?
It was a big
midweek game. A good result and we
have come here fully focused. Full
of momentum. We want to get the win
and go through round.
So much has
been made about the pitch. It almost
looks spotless. What is your initial
Rochdale have done a
good job, only a couple of days.
Looks like a fantastic surface. Get
the ball down, play well and
hopefully we will win. We can see
your manager over his shoulder
having a look with his assistance.
He will be delighted with what he
Of course. People
complained about the pitch
previously but they did a fantastic
job to get it ready for today's
game. A good game and hopefully
everyone enjoys it.
draw has been made ready for the
quarterfinals, you could be up
against Sheffield Wednesday or
Swansea, is there added incentive
knowing you have eluded the other
members of the big four for the
We want to get there
added to the final. A tough game
today against Rochdale, we will not
look too far ahead to the next
round, there is a tough fixture in
front of us. We will enjoy ourselves
and try to win.
We wish you well.
It shows signs that the Tottenham
squad is strong when they can still
put a team as strong as that. Some
changes. A chance for you rent out.
It is a chance come he hasn't had
We will not if you have
Harry Kane in your team.
I am sure
he knew the deal when he signed.
When you are playing, particularly
as a forward, you've got to make an
as a forward, you've got to make an
impression. This was in the previous
round. You can see he is rusty. Not
comfortable at all with his back to
goal. This was in... The replay. Did
reasonably well. Gets into the box.
An absolute sitter. We know how good
he is or how good he can be in the
air. Another very, very good
opportunity late on. He puts this
one wide or so. He's got another
opportunity today to try and stake a
claim. But as I said, when you've
got a guy like Harry Kane in front
of you, you will not buy that often.
You can see the headed goals, it
gives them a different dynamic. We
saw them play Real Madrid with Harry
Kane but not very often.
for you rent, when they played
together, the game against Madrid
was the only one when it clicks
between him and Harry Kane --
problem for your rent day. No doubt
he is a top player. When you have
Harry Kane leading the line...
minutes all season twice that is all
he has played, not enough. Lucas
Moura making his first start. -- two
90 minutes starts.
The club have been crying out for
some raw pace ever since they lost
Kyle Walker to Man City. Danny Rose
hasn't played as much. We will see
him play today. Hasn't got the fear
factor with blistering pace in
behind Harry Kane or Llorente. He
needs the minutes to get himself
Pochettino has decided to
rest one or two of his big stars,
Kane and Alli in particular have
been left out. They are on the
bench. Does that defeat the object
I can speak from
experience. The travelling tires
you, you need to do the warm up and
if they don't get on, they will be
doing runs after the game on the
pitch. I often look at managers and
think, why don't you start with your
strongest team, scored two or three
goals and then get your top players
Or rest them all together, give
them a weekend.
That in itself,
Gary, is a risk because you might to
save the game.
Jermaine you are much
more recent than us old boys to the
From a Spurs perspective, the fans
will be delighted to see them as
that insurance. They had a bit of a
scare against Newport County. They
will feel that this is a competition
that they can go on and win. To have
them is an insurance that is needed.
The Rochdale manager Keith Hill has
been in charge for more than 500
games in two different spells. As
well as playing more than 150
matches for the club. Here he is.
Here we are. Never has a pitch been
rarely spoken about so much before
this cup tie. Have a look, it has
been some transformation since the
Within the last week
we had the game cancelled at
Fleetwood last weekend. We were due
to start work on the pitch straight
after the postponement. We couldn't
start until mid -- mid-afternoon on
Sunday. An achievement to get a
superb pitch laid.
This has been
labelled as I could be the biggest
game in Rochdale's history, how
excited are you buy this cup tie?
Very excited but as a manager, you
have to be, I suppose, focused on a
plan. They plan to try and be
successful. We want to win every
game and that is what we have done.
We have tried to focus on the game
itself on that everybody else deal
with the sideshows, the carnival,
the day in itself is an experience
for the supporters. A tremendous
achievement for the football club
What is the game plan
for Rochdale? How do you go about
doing something that Manchester
United, Liverpool, Arsenal and even
Juventus have failed to do recently
and beat this Tottenham side?
not focused on that.
My players are capable. On a one-off
occasion situation like this, they
can bring their A-game. The new boys
coming in as well, it is like an
experience for them to test
themselves against an outstanding
side. We want to try and play our
natural game, we have to make it
uncomfortable for the opponents. We
have to do. That will probably mean
pressing, getting up close and
physical. Key decisions within the
games, the players have got to be
responsible. They've got to be
better than they have been in their
That's the thing, you are
just as comfortable in possession,
that's the style of play you like to
implement. Whatever has gone on with
the pitch did hinder you as well?
has but it can't be an excuse. We
try to play football. To test those
ethoss against Tottenham will be
difficult. I can't change the way
that the players think. The way we
have trained the players over the
course of the last five years. We
will be testing ourselves severely
against supreme opposition who do
things the way that we want to do
probably 20 or 30 times better.
Interestingly Matt Dunne spoke up
about teams higher up the pyramid
underestimating Rochdale because
it's little Rochdale, is that what
you are hoping for?
I don't think
they will get it. They had it in the
previous round against Newport and
they realised they dodged a bullet
potentially. You know, the banana
skin. But I think they will respect
us and the way we play. Hopefully,
we can do enough to at least give a
good reflection of the way we do
things at this football club.
family occasion for you?
Sydney, is one of the mascots today.
He is, he is the lead mascot with
Iain Henderson. Unfortunately my dad
died this time last year that he
will be here in memory. Special
occasion for the family.
an amazing afternoon. We wish you
will be very best.
Thank you. I am
looking forward to it now.
he is. I used to play a board game
when I was a kid, football game,
can't remember what it's called but
I always used to like to be little
Rochdale. Not very interesting but I
thought I would share that. I
suppose the man who will get the
goals for them if they score any
will be Iain Henderson. Five in this
Their captain, their leader
is experienced. I've already in the
FA Cup. Including the winner in the
last round against Millwall. They
will be looking to him today. A very
clever finish. They will not get
many today that when they do, they
will want at least one to fall to
this guy. He is the guy that can
The atmosphere is important
and he is a fan favourite. It is
already getting going.
and he is a fan favourite. It is
already getting going. They will
need people like himself as captain,
leader of this team to not only give
them that assurance with his
experience, but get the place is
buzzing and rocking.
pressure. They have got a player
half his age on that bench, Daniel
Adshead, 16 years old. He has called
tomorrow, doing his GCSEs. Deputy
head boy as well. -- he has school
tomorrow. He will start on the
bench, I don't know whether that is
He was saying that is
what he has to do at this particular
football club. He has to promote the
youth and he's doing a very good job
in doing that over the years, some
of the players that have come
of the players that have come
Can't go to extra time, he
will be home to do his homework.
Time to hear from Joe Thompson, just
28 years old, he has fought back
from cancer not once but twice. Here
is his story. He is a player for
I was playing quite well, to be
fair. I was feeling good and then
all of a sudden I just woke up one
morning and I felt terrible. I have
some lumps that had popped up on the
left-hand side of my neck and a week
later the doctor came back and told
me that I'd got cancer. I had
chemotherapy for six months. The
doctors told me that, basically, I
was sorted and I was clear. It was,
"Right, locate, we can start to
build", because life has been put on
hold. A sense of relief, definitely.
I came to Rochdale 18 months ago.
I was playing week in, week out,
last season. I just happened to have
a three-year scan and the doctor
just flagged up that something was
slightly different from previous
scams. -- previous scans. He tried
to break it to me as best as he
could. I burst into tears, there's
no shame in saying that. Everything
was good and it all just came
crashing down again. I needed to
make sure I got myself sorted for
myself and obviously my family. I
was petrified that, potentially,
wasn't going to be around for them.
My little girl was one, the first
time round. But I knew, this time, I
was physically going to change. I
knew I had to spend more time in the
hospital, we from her. It did... It
broke my heart.
I hope you get
better soon. I miss you.
I was on 24-hour chemotherapy. Those
weeks felt long. And then I was,
basically, locked in a room,
solitary confinement. You're in a
box. At the start of that, you're
given what I would say is probably
the most potent chemotherapy you can
have. And it was torture.
And that's where you come across the
emotional side of things and the
psychology side of things. And it
was testing. And it did test my
Luckily, I managed to get out after
18 days. I could barely walk. But
when I did get myself out, little
bit of breeze on my skin, I did,
literally, feel like a free man. Not
everyone has beaten cancer, so I am
very, very lucky. Crossing the white
line is something that I hoped to do
again, even though I was obviously
not guaranteed to do. It kind of
justifies everything of why I've
worked so hard and sacrificed so
much and gone through so much pain
to get out there. I know every day
is a blessing. Being out of the
football pitches where I feel free.
You can forget about everything and
just go and enjoy competing.
We certainly wish him well,
remarkable story, just six months or
so ago he was finishing his
treatment and here he is now on the
bench this afternoon, facing the
mighty Tottenham Hotspur 's.
It's quite a story, isn't it?
That is the first time I've seen
that BT. -- that video tape. Taken
aback by how he handled the whole
situation. His family is obviously
very important to getting him back
out there today. It is one of those
situations where you just think, you
know what, fair play, you've
obviously fought hard to get
yourself back out here. Hopefully he
gets on the pitch.
powerful story listening to how hard
it has been. It says a lot about who
and what he is, that he is able to
take part hopefully in some part of
the game today.
We wish him well.
Let's hear from the Tottenham
Hotspur manager, Mauricio
A lot has been made about the
playing surface. We saw you earlier
inspecting the pitch. You seemed
I think it is fantastic.
We need to congratulate everyone
that was involved in this hard job
to try to... To improve and changed
the pitch. I think they are very
Everyone is happy and we are so
happy because it is a pitch you can
play football. The common touch with
football, for Rochdale, Tottenham,
the FA. -- to get in touch. We're
both happy but I to recognise that
the people that work involved to
improve and change the pitch. It was
a big job. Congratulations. Because
this afternoon, football is going to
You have decided to make 11
changes, how much of a gamble is
No... I think almost all the
players started this season in the
Premier League and Champions League.
All different cups.
The starting XI are all
international. They all have
A few months ago, like Son started
in the Premier League, the Champions
League, but it's not about the is
rotating the squad, it is about
being focused on the performance. We
are focused and ready to compete. We
know very well because it's
important to learn from the past.
Newport is a fantastic example of
how we need to do the things. We
have a great opportunity to show
that we have learned. If not, we
need to improve again.
Not the be all and end all but he
could really do with a trophy.
Desperately need a trophy in the
next 18 months for the reasons many
have spoken about. Big-name players.
It is a bit of a risk today.
11 changes and naming players in
there who are short of game time.
That could give Rochdale a
confidence boost today. And the way
they play against Newport.
be tough. Quite good to see players
coming back from fitness like Winks
and Alderweireld. Moura's first
Good to see them coming back
into the squad. It can be a bit of a
risk. Five of them almost that
haven't got that game practice so to
speak under their belts. They have
got more than enough quality to get
through this particular game. There
is no way they wouldn't have seen
the draw yesterday and thought we
need to be added to get ourselves
But this is Rochdale's day.
Fifth round in the FA Cup. Have they
got a chance?
If we need an example
of why we love the FA Cup, four days
ago this team was in during playing
against superstars and what an
opportunity for this Rochdale team
to make a name for themselves --
playing in during.
The biggest day
in their club's history. They are up
for it. The fans are so glad I can
hardly hear you talk to me. Looking
forward to it.
Very noisy. The
referee grabs the match ball. Danny
Murphy and Guy Mowbray
referee grabs the match ball. Danny
Murphy and Guy Mowbray are our
commentary team. COMMENTATOR: Thank
you and welcome to the Crown Oil
Arena for a game of firsts. First
time this new pitch will be played
upon, first time these two clubs
have ever played each other and
can't ever have been a time when any
club's of fixtures at in eight days
has been Wembley, Juventus and
Rochdale. -- club's one of fixtures
in eight days. Don McAllister who
played for Spurs in the mid to late
70s ended his playing career here.
Danny Murphy comes up in the history
of both. This Rochdale had a wing
half by that name in the 1950s.
Ian Henderson is the main man for
Rochdale these days with 14 goals
this season. Five of those in the FA
Cup. Including the one that got them
here. By meeting Millwall in their
fourth-round replay. On the sandy
loam. A remarkable job Rochdale have
done to get this pitch completely
relayed afresh in less than a week.
Mauricio Pochettino was talking a
few moments ago and he said I like
it here, you can smell football.
Josh Lillis in goal, son of Mark
McGhee ex-Huddersfield, Darby and
Man City play. Jim McNulty is the
old head at the back. Camps is a
very highly rated 22-year-old
midfielder and former Northern
Ireland, the U21 international.
Captain Ian Henderson with a goal a
game ratio, five games, five goals.
Partnered by Humphrys, a home debut
for the 20 on from Fulham. --
20-year-old. Michel Vorm will be
behind their back line that includes
Toby Alderweireld for just his
second game since a hamstring injury
at the start of November. Second
appearance back for Harry Weeks
following an ankle injury. First
start for Lucas Moura -- Harry Weeks
stop sign from PSG at the end of
January. Fernando Llorente takes his
turn as the main man in attack for
Spurs. Harry Kane and Dele Alli, for
England, amongst the substitutes.
Keith Hill in his second spell in
charge of Rochdale after a brief
interlude at Barnsley. Real
characters of the lower leagues in
Been madly in charge of this one,
might be a good omen for Spurs, he
was the man in the middle for their
fifth tie last year. -- Bobby
Madley. Ian Henderson has done the
rounds with Luton and Colchester,
started at Norwich City.
Along with the Rochdale team, they
have been enjoying the build-up all
week. Lucas Moura, maybe not the
sort of thing he expected to be
starting a game for Tottenham at.
For his first game. Although Harry
Kane, as we heard in the build-up,
did get his first football league
appearance here for Leyton Orient
Rochdale in blue, Tottenham in
white. It is the last 16 of the
Emirates FA Cup. With the winners
either to go to Swansea City or
We've been enjoying the atmosphere,
let's hope we get a game to enjoy.
Alongside me to talk you through the
action is the former Tottenham
midfielder, Danny Murphy. As the
first free kick of the game goes to
Danny's old team.
everybody. A great opportunity for
the Rochdale players. Brings back
many memories for me, late teenage
years playing in lower leagues. It
is a chance to test yourself against
top quality players. And show people
how good you are. You raise your
game. You try your best to put in a
performance that people will
Keith Hill has been giving
out that message all week.
New pitch, not at Tottenham's
behest, but at his own, three league
games in a row postponed here over
the last few weeks. He wants a good
playing surface for his own players
to perform on. It looks as though
they've got a good playing surface.
This pitch has been laid in a week,
having been imported from Slovenia,
It has cost an awful lot of money
for a club of Rochdale's budget.
Kieran Trippier flexing his knees as
he prepares to take the throne for
Tottenham Hotspur. -- take the
Harrison McGahey Hee. Jim McNulty,
33 last Tuesday. One of the
experienced players in Rochdale's
side. By and large it is a young
side. One that likes to play
football... The ball is spread wide.
Done to do his stuff. Turned away by
Foyth. Lucas Moura manages to get
away. From Ryan Delaney. Moura
continues on his merry way. Son
takes it down. Excellent challenge
by McGahey to prevent him from
shooting on goal.
A good start. That
move from Rochdale was tremendous,
they played out from the back.
Confidence in their ability to do so
and almost got a good chance from
it. Tottenham broke away. First
games of Moura running with the
ball. We know he is good at that. --
Talk about the the
supporters of lower league teams,
getting up for the big games, the
Tottenham supporters are making an
awful lot of noise as well.
got a lot to be happy about at the
moment with their performance
performances, they have been
fantastic. Especially Juventus, what
they have achieved -- their recent
performances. Remarkable considering
the start they had they dominated
Trying to turn inside to get himself
a shooting opportunity but it never
A free kick for Rochdale. Mark
Kitching trying to escape the
clutches of Wanyama but he couldn't.
Kitching did well, good control when
he is running for the ball. Felt
Wanyama coming. Right decision.
Free kick looks as though it will be
taken by 22-year-old Camps.
Might get a helping hand from Joe
Camps uses Rafferty. He clipped it
forward but it will just run away
That wasn't far away
from being a good little move. A bit
of a better pass from Rafferty.
Vorm to Foyth. Sissoko to Trippier.
Foyth was being closed down by
Kitching, but it across to other via
Ralph, who was then closed down very
successfully by Cannon. -- across to
Just over the head of Matt Done.
There was a slight slip from
Harrison McGahey. We saw one earlier
It will do that
on a new surface. It is still a
million times better than what was
here before so you have to put up
with the odd thing like that. No
excuse today for Tottenham players.
Newport, the performance was
lacklustre and the pitch was
definitely a factor in that.
under pressure immediately.
Juan Foyth, his seventh senior
appearance for Spurs. Lucas Moura is
dazzling already on his first start.
He was just impeded.
He is good at
running with the ball and still
being in control that fast speed,
which is difficult. He will add a
different dimension for Tottenham.
It will be a Spurs throw.
Trippier managed to evade Matt Done,
who held onto his arm.
Trippier takes the free kick.
Two weeks on from his blistering
goal at Anfield.
Nice and easy for Josh Lillis to
roll it out to Camps. But he lost
out to Son.
Headed out by McNulty.
Delaney looks tentative.
A challenge from Henderson. Not
enough to take it from Wanyama.
Son combining with Rose. Matt Done
kept it away from Kieran Trippier,
who had advanced.
Interesting tactically. Rochdale
ended up in a five because they are
playing two wingbacks. The three
centre halves against Llorente. The
wingbacks have to get higher
otherwise the Tottenham fullbacks
will have time and space on the
It is a young Rochdale side. The
ages of the midfield three, they
will not lack for energy and
enthusiasm, even if they do not have
21 and 22.
Son tried to pick up the pace.
Lillis was ready for that. He looks
He has started
excitingly for Spurs.
Son could not collect. McNulty will
be the guards to let that go behind.
Son has seven games without a goal,
after scoring seven in 11 from
December to January.
He is having an
excellent season. He's a great
athlete, he has two feet and he can
finish and he is reliable
defensively. Superfit. He does the
job asked, he is selfless. He has
progressed a lot this season.
scored a hat-trick in the FA Cup
last year in the sixth round against
Alderweireld got it away. Humphrys
almost carried it back. Went
They look well organised. They look
like they have a plan. Obviously
worked hard this week, listening to
the manager earlier in the
Pochettino has done his
homework and recognises Rochdale are
a team that likes to play. Keith
Hill, as we talked about the pitch,
was the reason he wanted it done, he
wants the world to see his team can
play. There is a lot of football to
play with four, five games in hand
on those above them in League 1.
They looked like they have players
in the middle of the pitch who want
to get onto the ball.
Llorente's header went straight to
Camps. Camps does not shy away from
receiving the ball in the middle of
Sissoko managed to get past Matt
Done. Son was forced wide by the
touch and the defending of Harrison
Good move, starting with a
super touch in the middle of the
pitch. Moura again. Sissoko down the
right-hand side. A positive move
It will be a Rochdale corner.
Trippier was under real pressure.
Real quality on the ball from
Rafferty. Really good defending.
Matt Done will take the corner.
Lucas Moura, everything he is doing
is being greeted by rapturous
Tottenham Hotspur applause at the
moment. He was once hailed as the
new Neymar, even though he is only
six months younger. And largely lost
his place at PSG due to the arrival
Good from Kitching. Good running
with the ball and pressing. Really
trying to make an impression on this
He was looking for Humphrys to win
that. Lucas Moura. A hand on from
Delaney, a free kick for Tottenham
They cannot question his appetite
for any sort of football match.
has started really well. Talking
about Neymar, he was not best
pleased he was leaving.
tears, apparently, losing a fellow
Brazilian and close friend.
Trippier with the Tottenham Hotspur
free kick. Headed towards goal but
it was easy for S. Now what, that
almost went in -- for Josh Lillis.
It is interesting to see that again
because nowadays, that will always
be given as a foul.
Bobby Madley has
explained the decision.
What did they say, ungentlemanly
conduct? Got away with it there.
Only just. A slip from Josh Lillis.
There are some losing their footing
on the newly laid grass.
Delaney finding Kitching, who turned
nicely and beat Wanyama.
Cannon. They are slipping and
sliding. Tottenham have some more
defending to do. Alderweireld does
What a great move. Really good
football from Rochdale. I am
impressed with their confidence.
When you look at their league
position, I am shocked. The way they
are playing at the moment, with a
spring in their step, full of
It was not a massively
animated reaction from Keith Hill.
Alderweireld just managed to get
that away. Kitching attacked it.
Trippier away. The job not
completed, but it will do now
because it is a free kick for
The ball is not staying idle for
long. Bobby Madley is going to have
his first words.
It was a bit
First of all just checking as to the
welfare of the injured party before
dishing out words of advice to
McGahey, who has only been booked
twice this season and not since
September, so for a centre-back,
that is not bad.
Winks did him a
favour. He got up. He shrugged it
off and carried on, which makes a
big difference in a referee's dies
when he judges a tackle like that.
We have seen more than a yellow card
for those, haven't we?
Wanyama trying to keep Cannon at
home's length and couldn't.
He had options left and
right. What a chance! Great
pressing, again. I think this time
it was Cannon, winning it back from
Wanyama. He wanted a free kick. He
could have played his mate back in,
he could have given it to Cannon. I
was listening to the lads in the
studio talking about they will not
They will not get many
better than that.
Three men in the
box. Players in a better position.
But of course, you want the glory.
He is the Rochdale top scorer. He
scored two at Bristol on Tuesday in
a 3-2 defeat, a defeat that left
them in 20 Fourth Place in League 1.
Sissoko and the boot was raised high
by Llorente. It is going to be a
free kick for Rochdale.
Rochdale can be pleased with the
first 20 minutes in this game.
Tottenham need to up the tempo a
little bit. They have shown moments,
but, a bit like Newport, scares
early on, they got some warnings,
and before you know it, they are a
goal down and climbing a mountain.
The header went straight to Camps.
He just got the ball caught beneath
his feet and so did Son.
kick. I think it was on Llorente.
It will have to be taken again. Jim
McNulty is having a word with Ian
Henderson and the referee.
There is a lot of chat going on with
the referee. Sometimes I used to
say, let the game go, stop lecturing
every body. Either get the yellow
card out, or let the game go.
Llorente was not on his toes for
I think it was more of a
lay-off, to be fair. You do not mind
that in the final third. Sometimes
things don't happen and you have to
Rochdale's attacking, pressing play
having a bit of a breather.
to to vary it. You cannot always do
that against any opposition because
it is physically difficult to do it
for long periods. Sometimes having a
Well, it does help.
Looking for Humphrys to win it and
he has. He could not win the second.
He was fouled, Danny Rose.
Alderweireld thought about looking
for Trippier again. Llorente helps
it onto Son. A lot to do from here.
Son can do it. But the shot is
blocked. It would have been a test
for Josh Lillis.
It was clever from
Juan Foyth, the first time he played
a long direct diagonal to Llorente,
who played it well.
who played it well.
Delaney that time lost his putting
in his own penalty area. -- lost his
I hope for Rochdale's say, the game
is not decided by anybody slipping,
We have reached the midway point of
the first half. To be honest, and
It is a very good start
from Rochdale and they can be proud
of what they have done so far. The
only problem is, as we have seen
with teams from lower leagues
playing better players, they wear
them down. They cannot get the
energy in the second half, the
latter period of games when it is
crucial, but we will see how this
Delaney did well with
that. Even better with the ball
forward. The man in the middle
waiting for the cross. Blocks. Not
in Bobby Madley's view. I am not
sure his view was the best. Another
slip, Callum Camps. Won back by the
very busy Kitching. He went too long
with it, straight into Rose. Danny
Rose forward. Plenty of time for
Son has been a bit
sloppy a couple of times. When you
are running with the ball at pace,
it is difficult to choose the right
pass sometimes. Slow himself down a
Alderweireld is stationed in the
right position pretty much every
time the ball comes into the box.
I thought Henderson was going to get
onto that. Kieran Trippier with a
vital defensive header and the flag
Another super cross from
Rafferty. Again, good defending from
Trippier. They had a man over at the
back, but good quality ball into the
Son in on goal this time, saved by
Josh Lillis. Llorente's turn,
Llorente! He misses.
Llorente! He misses.
It was a good
move. Initially a really good move
from Spurs. Should be one up. Not
the best finish from Son. Nice and
patient. On Llorente's weaker foot.
He should have done better, Son, and
Llorente. But it was a good move.
Wide of the post. That is the way it
is going for him at the moment.
got two since joining from Swansea
City and one of them at Swansea in
January, and another in December.
Goals create confidence, sharpness.
It is hard to come in one game here,
20 minutes there.
Danny Rose with the Tottenham throw.
Another one for the visitors. They
have gone 13 games unbeaten in all
competitions. The last defeat at
Manchester City in December. The
most recent performance, excellent,
coming from 2-0 down against
Juventus on Tuesday night.
Juventus on Tuesday night. This is
the save from Son.
It was a good
save. We have seen Son early in the
season put them away with ease.
season put them away with ease.
was going to say safely back to
Vorm, but it was nowhere near Vorm.
A gift for Rochdale.
It is never
easy coming to these places. Some
Tottenham players are a little bit
off the pace. Some of them have not
had many minutes recently, but they
need to be careful.
is one of those. He has not started
a Premier League games since coming
back from an injury that ruled him
out till January.
Rochdale claimed the corner but they
are not going to get one.
Tottenham, as you might expect,
having more of the ball than
Rochdale. Not able to do the thing
they need to do with it yet, though.
Out towards Trippier and he will get
there. Nobody managed to get there
in the middle. Lucas Moura has gone
It was a good move from
Spurs again. Brilliant pass from
Son. This is a good ball, as well.
Dying for someone to come in and tap
There are signs chances are starting
to come for the Premier League big
guns. Should it go to a replay at
Wembley, I am not sure when they
will get it in. Rochdale with games
in hand and Tottenham with Champions
League to think about.
It would be a
fantastic day for Rochdale for that
I have been told, they
will get it in, don't worry.
Keith Hill is one of those who
enjoys life generally.
afternoon. A bit like you.
It is the company
that keeps me so cheerful. Son,
nowhere near Llorente. A little bit
of frustration in the Spurs ranks,
certainly among the supporters in
front of us.
You could argue they
have been spoiled recently.
Matt Done's turn to be frustrated.
He made the run and checked his run.
It was a misunderstanding.
Trippier with the throw.
Lovely clip forward from Camps. A
rash finish from Henderson, the go
to man for Rochdale goals.
a better opportunity. He tried to
take it early, hard technique. Watch
this pass. Camps, brilliant through
Smashes at it. I think it came
purely off the laces.
He tried to
take it early, he did not let it
More confidence on the ball from
Rochdale. That was a little too high
for Matt Done. Everything we have
heard and read about Rochdale, we do
not get the chance to see them
often, they do get the ball down and
play a nice brand of football.
have been excellent. A really good
half-hour from them.
bottom of League 1 and 11 points
from safety, albeit with games in
Foyth was pestered by Henderson.
He managed to advance despite
Son, just enough on that.
Winks drifted away from Kitching and
a touch from Llorente. And good
covering from Delaney.
covering from Delaney. Sissoko will
not get onto that.
McGahey. Good defending and
concentration. Spurs are probing.
McGahey turns another one away.
Another youngster, relatively
speaking, at 22.
speaking, at 22. George Rochdale
from Sheffield United having started
out at Blackpool. -- he joined
Rochdale from Sheffield United.
Matt Done, up and away. Llorente
cannot quite find Son.
Henderson has the ball. It will be a
Spurs throw. A little bit of
unnecessary between them. Lucas
Moura. He gets past Delaney. And
coming across was McGahey to put it
Great defending again from
McGahey. I think Delaney thought he
had more and put himself into fifth
gear and gone.
And there he went.
isn't he? He's got that ability to
just go up the gears really quickly.
Very difficult to play against. Good
Trippier at the Spurs corner.
Son's gone near. He will go over
Humphrys headed out. WHISTLE
Guilty of holding onto Cannon, Danny
Does he feel like he's been here
before, Mauricio Pochettino? Better
than a performance at Newport...
Better chances will
think he will be relying on the fact
that they can't keep playing with
this energy. And closing down the
way they have. He will expect a bit
Llorente. Lucas Moura. Tried
to get it through the legs of
Delaney. Done coming back to help.
Trippier. Son. Trippier.
Headed away, again. That time by
Camps to keep it away from the Spurs
attackers, Lucas Moura most notably.
Great to see that. Creative midfield
player back in there, winning his
headers. Doing his bit for the team.
It has to be a free kick for
Rochdale. Sissoko almost taking a
ride on the back of Andy Cannon.
How many fouls are in there?
Plenty of holding going on here as
well. Llorente being held on to,
this time. WHISTLE
Llorente having words with Sissoko
about presumably being fed rather
Yeah. Don't mind seeing that
He has had one big chance,
the Spanish striker.
Winks is on the run but Lillis is
always going to be favourite.
Rochdale's point of view, it's
imperative that they try and get to
half-time without conceding.
Give them a massive boost, to come
out in the second half level.
Lucas Moura judged to have been
backing in. Done went right over the
top of him. Some early stretching
for Harry Kane rated a doubt for
this game, he turned his ankle at
Juventus, as well as doing
everything else on Tuesday night.
Decent ball in. Really good ball in.
More good defending from Kieran
Trippier. Three times he's been
there. Great delivery in again.
Camps. Henderson was spinning,
trying to adjust.
The quality has been really good.
Crosses into the box. Three times
he's been there, really good
defending from Trippier.
Might not have tried that had the
pitch not been relayed. The bounce
was true enough and it's played true
enough despite a few slips here and
It's been a right. As I said
earlier, in a new pitch you will
always get a few bits that cut up
but they won't be blaming the pitch
after this game, that's for sure.
Outcomes Lillis to head the ball
out. -- out comes Lillis.
Trippier to Lucas Moura. Winks.
Winks almost got through.
Henderson. Lost it to Wanyama. Son.
Son to Llorente and returned. It was
maybe a bit overdone. The moans and
groans of the Spurs fans around us.
Son should have shot. Two great
speed, good strike of the ball, no
need for the extra pass.
Good defending again, though.
Married really nicely. Small
distances between the players. Good
distances between the players. Good
Foyth. Couldn't go back to Vorm
because of Henderson who does win it
anyway. Humphrys gets passed to
Sissoko. Out comes Danny Rose.
Llorente. Lucas Moura.
Cleverly done by Ryan Delaney.
Helped on by Humphrys but it was the
wrong side of Henderson.
Rose. Helped away nicely by McNulty.
That was a poor ball from
Camps. Instinctive ball through,
Camps is shining as we were told he
He's great, he sees a pass
and he can open up teams.
Alderweireld should be the cover,
They've been really brave. They
pressed, they've played out from the
Considering where they are sitting
in the league, and their league form
at the moment, it's amazing that
they are sitting where they are when
they play like this. The contrast in
the form in the cup to the league is
Four wins from five FA
Cup games compared to five in 28
football league games.
I knew you'd
have the stats. I teed you up.
Moura. And now Danny Rose.
Winks to Lucas Moura.
McGahey. There was a scream from the
Rochdale defender, he felt he was
fouled by Son but the referee didn't
Son let it run. Llorente was being
dealt with by McNulty. Wanyama.
Lucas Moura. Son Heung-min. Lucas
Moura. Challenged by Camps.
Brilliant tackle. A tad overdone,
again. Clever football, though, from
Spurs in the box. Great discipline
from the Rochdale defenders in
midfield, to get back in position.
Winks dispossessed by Kitching.
Humphrys to find Cannon to find
Ian Henderson has found the net!
Third time lucky.
45th minute, Rochdale one - zero
Tottenham Hotspur. Their captain
with the finish after another
flowing move by the League 1
What a noise!
Well, we talked about
them going in at half-time level.
You could argue they deserve that
goal, they've been absolutely
superb. Winks loses the ball because
the Rochdale's good pressing again.
That's a great pass and he is
onside. I think it's Cannon who
plays the past, isn't it? Wasn't
going to miss that one. He can
forget the other two now, can't he?
He maintains that run. There's
always somebody, every season, who
comes up with this sort of
goal-scoring run. Six goals in six
games in FA Cup for the Rochdale
skipper. This one will mean a whole
lot more than any of the others
I said earlier they have
got to be careful, Spurs, there were
little moments that Rochdale had and
you thought, come on, they've got to
up their game. That too many of them
have been caught out in their own
half. Too many times. Which is
credit to Rochdale.
Now it is
Newport away all over again.
they haven't learned their lesson.
Yes, they have had a couple of
chances themselves but well played,
Rochdale, super half.
half-time score we have for you at
the Crown Oil Arena
. Ian Henderson have the home fans
rocking with the only goal at the
end of the half. Rochdale
STUDIO: Well, well, 63 places
between these two teams in the
league and Henderson just walking
off after missing a couple of
reasonable chances. He put that one
away with aplomb.
They had to come back from Newport
and now they have got to come back
Rochdale have been
magnificent. Magnificent. The
manager before the game, Keith Hill
said they would be aggressive, they
would pass it. They were delighted
the pitch had been done because that
was their style of play. They were
going to work hard and close down.
Carried out every single one of
those things. They've been
magnificent. It would have been
disappointing if it hadn't have --
if they hadn't have been in front
because they created the best
Little to choose between
the two side, you didn't know which
one was Premier League.
you could possibly get caught up
with this type of type, Spurs is
getting caught out, not winning
headers, tackles are not being
aggressive and not being clinical at
the top end of the pitch.
around, Rochdale defended well,
passed the ball well and eventually
they stuck the ball in the net.
That's been their success, closing
down in midfield, and then when they
are actually winning the ball,
playing some nice, neat football,
using width, playing balls in behind
and creating chances. We said before
the game that if the chances will
fall, they want them to fall to
Henderson, he had two very good
ones. He missed those. He wasn't
going to miss that one. Brilliantly
worked. Out wide. He puts it on a
plate for him. He has just said to
him, go on, there it is, get on the
end of it, keep it low, tuck it
It's fantastic play
from Rochdale, they win the ball and
then before you know it, it's in the
back of the net.
goal for Ian Henderson meant he is
now the joint top scorer in the FA
Cup this season with six goals,
level with Wigan's Will Grigg.
Henderson is on fire now.
Considering the chances he missed,
he took that one really confidently.
He certainly did. There was also a
possibility of a penalty shot. Maybe
three handballs, possibly four. He
fell on them.
What did you think?
Again, leading up to it, we
mentioned the way they were passing.
Bottom of League 1, Rochdale. You
would never have thought that they
were, the way they are passing. That
has come from the centre-half.
Through, one, two touch football.
They have been so good on the eye.
Keith Hill told us that is the way
they like to play football and that
is the way they have taken the game
to Tottenham Hotspur. They have the
goal, they could have had a penalty,
when you rightly say that it comes
across to the right-hand side.
Again, stretching the pitch, making
it big. Getting it out wide, a big
feature of their play. Getting
crosses in. I don't think... I think
the referee gets it right. He slips,
I don't think there's anything you
can a penalty for. I don't forgive
It's not a penalty.
He falls over.
Toby Alderweireld has
slipped more than everyone this
afternoon, the pitch is a problem
but that is not a penalty, he lands
on his chest.
No harm done.
after the other night.
That's for sure.
Overall, they have breast well,
played well and Henderson, you
mentioned he got the chances he had
earlier. -- they have pressed well.
The sign of a good forward is just
keep getting in there. He has belief
that one will fall to him. He had
two excellent chances again.
Pressing, working hard. Putting them
under pressure in the final third.
Making them kick it along. That what
they've done. That's been their
From the start of the game
that is what Keith set out to do.
Spurs have approached the game
right, they allowed Rochdale to get
small victories. The midfield of
Rochdale have been phenomenal.
Wanyama has wanted to fight people
too much instead of being more
elusive. They have been on top of
him, winning balls. A good
opportunity. That's an example.
Wanyama wanted to fight, rather than
keeping the ball moving quickly.
They have been right on of
Tottenham, not allowing them
everything, showing zero respect.
You can see how Henderson scores
goals with his movement.
into those positions. He's had a bit
of everything about him in that
first half. He's gone short for the
ball, he's gone wrong for the ball.
It just shows you, it's important to
bounce back after a miss.
into those positions.
threat, Rafferty down the right-hand
side, lots of good crosses.
playing three at the back, Rochdale
and it's caused Spurs problems.
Rafferty has been the wingback
constantly coming down this site.
They have had about 50% of their
play coming down the right-hand
side. -- this side. The options and
quality he puts into the box. Look
at the options. Kieran Trippier has
done so well to defend three or four
of those. Rafferty is a big problem.
Going forward Tottenham have had
their moment and opportunities, not
as many as they would like. Perhaps
the best fell to Llorente
I was concerned before
the game, how many players have not
had enough gametime for Tottenham
and their performance suggests that.
A lot of the players have been rusty
including Llorente. As we said, the
ball comes and it comes inside, he
scuffs it, should hit the target. A
good save from the keeper. He is
bright and alert. But it falls fall
to him. He chooses not to hit it he
comes to his left and misses the
target. That has summed up
Tottenham's performance, they have
four or five who are nowhere near
Lucas Moura, first-time rule
from the start of the game, he is
That is for sure.
We had a few moments in this studio
where he got us off our feet. He has
a lot to his game. He has been one
of the brightest sparks for Spurs,
breaking into these types of areas.
Some of the passes he has played has
been down to the lack of, I suppose,
playing with each other for a long
period of time.
Nothing wrong with
Picks out a pass very
well. Speed and ability to go past
people at will. This is not even him
opening up. A couple of incidences
down this right-hand side especially
where he is causing havoc, linked up
really well with Llorente and Son.
Slightly over hit that one. But that
will come with that game practice.
Between him and trivia down this
right-hand side has been the main
threat. A fantastic ball from
Trippier -- him and Trippier. Happy
to go for it and get into the area.
Not the best of finishes but this is
the one that got us off our feet. We
said, what has happened, a blink of
an eye and he is in front of you, in
the box and maybe Llorente should
hold his run a bit longer.
another hole, the big boys are going
to have to come on?
Ten or 15
minutes and if nothing changes
within that time, then he will look
to the bench to bring on the big
Why not start with them?
disrespect. But we said before the
game that certainly when you look at
it, when you come away to grounds
like this, you know it will be
Staff sometimes with your
best players, get the goals, get up
and take off your best players
instead of doing it the other way
round. It looks like they will have
to come on.
Rochdale have something
really big to hang onto, this could
be one of the biggest cup shocks in
Newport had the exact
same thing, they had something to
hold onto and they almost did the
wrong thing, they stopped doing what
got them there and they started to
drop off and got deeper. That is how
Spurs got back into the game. They
need to be brave in the second half
and the same pressure on Spurs, I am
not saying get the second but don't
drop too deep.
Final match of the FA
Cup fifth round tomorrow live for
you as League 1 Wigan Athletic take
on Manchester City. A replay of the
2013 cup final when Wigan upset the
It was a boyhood dream. When you're
growing up, playing with your
friends in the park.
You dream about
being a footballer.
friends in the park.
You dream about
being a footballer.
You always dream
about playing at Wembley.
about playing an FA Cup final.
was an honour to lead the team out.
It was a great day. Obviously,
disappointing not to be in the
We went into the cup
final quietly confident.
we could win the game.
five or ten minutes they took the
game to us but as the game went on,
we got more control of the game.
A chance to take it first-time but
he puts it wide! Had he hit that one
first time, he might have given
Wigan the lead.
That player got sent
off late on.
Second yellow card.
Inevitable red card.
As soon as they
went down to ten men we had a
feeling it was going to be our day.
A great story for Ben who had just
come back from a serious injury.
come back from a serious injury.
Come off the bench and I remember
the corner coming in.
He has won the FA Cup final for
Wigan Athletic! What a day. This is
the sort of moment that makes your
hairs stand up.
To score the winning
goal that was something special and
probably something you can't really
explain. Lucky enough that it
happened to me.
That's the stuff of
have won the 2013 FA Cup final.
Wonderful piece of history that Ben
Watson has provided, not just for
Wigan but for football.
As a boy,
growing up and you see the captain
's leading their teams are, you
always dream one day it could
possibly be you. And then you get
the chance to lift the cup. It was
an amazing feeling.
You can't forget
that day. Everywhere you go in Wigan
there were pictures, everyone was
talking about it.
To go into that
cup final with no one giving us a
chance, and we proved people wrong
was a great achievement.
Wigan, how far we've come from the
non-leagues to, you know, winning an
Not many people have a
medal. I am more than proud to be
able to show mine off.
There's not a
day go by that someone isn't
reminding you about it. It's a day
you can't forget.
My kids talk about
it quite a lot. It still memories
that I am still reliving to this
day. -- it is still memories.
Coverage of that match from 7:30pm.
We will have the winning manager
that stay with us, Roberto Martinez.
Don't forget, this is the last day
you can register your team for the
people's cup. The details are on the
Another view on this match. We are
pitch side with the Rochdale
I have Chris Dunphy with me as the
big guns from Tottenham are
training, warming up. They could be
calling on the likes of Harry Kane
and Dele Alli. Chris, what a first
from your team.
Brilliant. A great
display of what we can do. What we
have lost all of the talk was about
the pitch before. We can see now why
we wanted a pitched just as much as
Tottenham. We have been playing some
We talked about the
calibre of players that are training
and warming up for the second half
for Tottenham potentially. I think
you are thinking fingers crossed
they stay on the bench?
them on! Bring them on! We're doing
OK as it is at the moment. I like
the way we are playing. I just hope
we can keep it up for the full 90
The irony is, with the
pitch the way it is, what a
transformation since the last cup
tie against Millwall, the goal of
that calibre and the way Watchdog
executed it possibly wouldn't have
been possible with that picture on
before -- the way that Rochdale
No it wouldn't.
pitch before. Has that first 45
You would have to
ask the manager. I am a spectator
like anybody else on match day. I
thought we gave a good account. Our
midfield did extremely well. We look
forward, we are taking the game to
Tottenham. That is what I wanted to
see. We will always look suspect at
the back but we're up against
quality forwards. But I am happy.
How are you bottom of League 1
playing like that?
People ask us
that every week. Usually because the
opposition scores more goals! We
have got a lot of games in hand, I
am hoping we will rectify that.
Fingers crossed. On your behalf it
should be a terrific second half.
Let's hope we get a game to enjoy as
That almost went in but the whistle
Here's Henderson. Henderson shot
straight at Vorm. Son saved by
Lillis, now it is Llorente's turn!
Llorente misses. Henderson!
Henderson has found the net!
STUDIO: Last time Rochdale beat a
team from the top flight in the FA
Cup was 1971. Getting on for 50
years ago. That was commentary. Can
they do the same against Tottenham?
Lucas Moura seems to be leading for
something good to happen in the
second of -- that was commentary. No
sign Rochdale coming out, maybe they
want to stay there and stick at 1-0.
The manager will be saying more of
the same, keep up the aggression,
keep on passing it the way you work
and closing down. Do everything you
did in that first half. They will be
under pressure, I have no doubt,
from Tottenham's point of view, they
have got to move the ball a little
Pochettino before the match said how
happy he was about 33 times about
the pitch. Probably less happy now.
He's got to do something.
need to do something, they need to
step it up a notch, get themselves
back into this game. Give it ten
minutes and he will look to make
some changes and bring on the big
We talked about the mental
aspect for Rochdale, there is the
Chairman with the manager. I thought
it was John Watson but it certainly
didn't sound like him.
This is potentially a mass
It is. The difficult
part is remaining positive.
At the start
of the programme, we said the
messages, give them the confidence
and positivity, play on the front
foot. They will concede eventually.
They have something to hold onto. It
will give them so much positivity.
They have got to remain positive.
Here they go. Henderson walking out.
Potential matchwinner, potential
hero for Rochdale. They are marching
out onto the pitch for the 45
minutes of their life. Time for the
second half in the company of Danny
Murphy and Guy Mowbray. COMMENTATOR:
Thank you, Gary. Mentioned that
famous win over Coventry, they have
since lost all six FA Cup ties
against top sides. There was a
problem with the pitch this time,
but last time there was a problem
with the floodlights. It took place
on Monday afternoon, quite a few
people took the day off work and
school to get here. David Cross
scored for Rochdale. FA Cup back
story, he went on to win the cup
with West Ham in 1980.
No changes for either side for the
start of the second half. But
something 's got to change for
It looks like Lucas Moura has come
over to this left-hand side for now.
Son up top. Sissoko on the right
over to this left-hand side for now.
Son up top. Sissoko on the right.
Could be a 4-4- two. That makes
sense to me.
Didn't get enough head on the ball.
Henderson found Cannon. Foyth timed
his intervention and it's behind for
a Rochdale goalkick.
The reason he
has done that is because the
Rochdale defence for long periods
were looking comfortable. An extra
body in the box is going to give
them a different problem, especially
when those crosses come in. With
Moura's pace on this side, testing
Lillis gets the ball up and away.
Might become ball for the goal that
we have seen so far. Robert of
possession in midfield. -- he was
robbed of possession.
Yeah, he had
his head in his hands. Sometimes
that happens. If you are a
midfielder who wants to get on the
ball, make things happen, get it off
the back four, take some
responsibility, you will get caught
You have to learn from it.
It's not really the type of pitch
you want to be running with the
McGahey with the throw.
Foyth under pressure from Humphrys.
The ball has rolled behind for what
Humphrys thinks is a corner. The
assistant showing the referee, he
agrees with him.
For play from Foyth. He has looked a
bit tentative at times today. Too
many touches on the ball, sometimes.
Joe Rafferty's corner. Kitching came
flying through to try to meet it.
Matt Done went for the percentage
option but he got too much boot to
Yes, he overdid that.
That will be a free kick.
I think Tottenham have to mix up the
game better. The keeper has to make
better decisions. Passing it to a
centre-half, encouraging them to
come and press. There are times to
plague and times to hit one of the
best headers in the Premier League.
Mix it up. Son has been dispossessed
by Callum Camps. Josh Lillis said to
McGahey, that is mine.
The flag is up against Humphrys.
Rose was caught by Humphrys.
Advantage indicated by the referee.
It has not gone anywhere for Spurs.
When you are trying to play long
passes, you have to plant your left
leg. Once you are slipped, you know
that is harder to do. You have to
adapt a little bit. Wanyama slipping
out trying to play a 60 yards
diagonal. You do not need to.
30 years since Spurs lost in the FA
Cup to aid team from the third tier
or lower, January 1988, against Port
I think I was at that game. I
think. My uncle played for Port
It is an education.
Walker the captain?
That was a little casual from
Winks holding on to Henderson. No
free kick for Rochdale.
Llorente let it go. In the right
position and reading it nicely was
Calm defending again.
Their decision-making at the back
has been good.
has been good.
McGahey. Delaney. They have a good
understanding between them.
better than Alderweireld and Foyth,
so far, but they have not played
together too many times.
I am not sure why Vorm put him under
that much pressure.
Llorente managed to turn. The ball
rolled away too far from his boot.
Out for a Spurs throw. A bit of
frustration around us, the Spurs
Dele Alli is going through his
They might need to
freshen up soon. Especially when you
have the quality Spurs have on the
Among the substitutes they
have what might be the spine of
England's World Cup bid. Dier, Alli,
and Harry Kane.
This for Rochdale is their World
It is, it would be a remarkable
achievement. But there is a long way
to go yet.
I am sure this game will
be watched by Josh Lillis' dad Mark.
He is working in India.
Spurs fans want the ball played
forward rather than sideways.
You have to be patient as a fan
sometimes. You have to play your way
A bit of a hobble from
Camps after that challenge.
full-blooded, for sure.
Winks, a lot
of energy about him since half-time
and he goes for goal.
by Josh Lillis. It was good from
Winks. I am a fan of him. The Madrid
games, arguably one of the best
players on the pitch.
Lillis again. Spurs seem to be
stepping it up a little bit.
should be. More care from Son and
Moura is in.
Plenty of time for Lillis here.
They will want to slow it down, take
as much time as they can.
from Rafferty. For a Rochdale throw.
Cannon working hard to keep it.
Wanyama has forced him to putting
the ball out of play. It is a
Cannon has had a
Son was dispossessed by McNulty.
Kitching and the whistle has gone
and the free kick will be Spurs'.
do not know why he is having a go at
the referee. What does he expect? He
is not going to have it all his own
way. Don't get me wrong, I am a big
fan of Alderweireld. In a game like
this, you will get challenged,
Spurs have been challenged
right from the start by every
Rochdale player. They came back from
2-0 down against Juventus midweek.
Kitching found Henderson. Matt Done
went on the run past him.
Comfortable for Vorm. Mousa Dembele,
Harry Kane. Arguably their two most
influential players in the last two
years. Dele Alli on the bench, of
course. You are taking three
wonderful players out of the side.
But I get your point. There is still
33 minutes left. The quality they
have the pitch should be confident
enough to feel they can get back
into the game.
The collision has
resulted in a free kick.
That was not a pure slip. Sissoko
into much of a hurry to get the ball
back. The referee telling him to
calm his passion a little. And
having a word with Iain Henderson.
One of the old heads and Rochdale
will need them now. The third time
ever they have been in the fifth
round. They have never reached the
A Danny Rose delivery. Llorente is
on the move.
It will not reach
anybody. It was too small a run-up.
Technically it is difficult to kick
the ball with pace from a short
Sissoko through to Lucas Moura! And
that is a fine finish. Lucas Moura
has dazzled in only his second
Tottenham appearance. He might just
have rescued their FA Cup hopes
They can't finish from a
quality footballer. A good move from
Spurs. Talk about patients in the
build-up. He starts it, carries on
the run. It was a good pick out from
Sissoko. On his left foot, no
problem. He has been the most likely
the whole game. They have a little
gem. Good business for Spurs.
gem. Good business for Spurs.
player who was always up for the Cup
at his previous club. Whether the
last three seasons with Paris St
Germain. And he is the man who has
made it 1-1.
Had not got a look in in the French
table toppers this season. He looks
like he will be more than a regular
starter for Tottenham. Has not
played for Brazil for almost two
They could be question marks
over attitude. There is no question
mark over ability.
mark over ability.
Rochdale have it
all to do again.
If the final
whistle went now, they would be very
McGahey to lift one forward.
What a chance. Down goes Henderson.
Bobby Madley waved away the Rochdale
appeals for a penalty.
No. It is a coming together. A bit
soft, that would have been. Although
he hurts to be more careful. Some
referees might have pointed straight
to the spot.
Well watched by the
referee. Coming again with
Humphreys. That was tame, to say the
least. There is going to be a
substitution and the first manager
to move is Pochettino. Harry Winks
is coming off and Erik Lamela is
coming on, which looks like Spurs
are going for the winning goal.
Winks did well the second half.
Added tempo in the midfield.
Obviously needs minutes. Protecting
him a little bit.
You must bear in
mind that Harry Winks was out all of
January with an ankle injury and so
he is still coming back to fitness.
Lamela effectively coming back to
fitness. He was out over a year with
a hip injury.
He only returned in
November. He has looked sharp, as
well. He has done well when we have
seen him the last couple of games.
Almost played a perfect ball through
and that would have been an
introduction. Spurs have notably
stepped it up.
It is a mixture, they
have stepped it up and of course
Rochdale have dropped it a little
bit. Hard to maintain that
performance from the first half,
with the energy.
Rose pushed by Rafferty.
This time Danny has his wish. Kieran
Trippier will be swinging this one
They are not told to play in
swingers. He demanded that ball, I
It is Lamela.
A bad ball
The centre-back was not up to
it. Preventing Humphreys getting
away at speed. The first yellow card
of the match.
If you are going to
take a yellow, that is why.
Breakaway, danger. Call it taking
one for the team. You will never get
your manager telling you off for
Jim McNulty is taking his time with
the Rochdale free kick.
The tackle helped, it bounced nicely
Trippier. Fired one over, but
behind. In fact it was deflected
that way. They Spurs corner.
The tempo is better from Spurs.
People passing, running off the ball
more. Pressing higher up the pitch.
He went for the short option.
Emphatic by Humphreys.
Keith Hill tapping away with the
rhythm of the Spurs fans' chanting.
I think that might have been
The system change and tactical
change has helped Spurs. Caused more
problems. Rochdale cannot quite get
control in the same way will -- way.
Add an extra body higher up the
pitch when they are pressing, as
There are some Rochdale just
starting to look a bit weary.
Understandably so. They have put in
a tremendous shift. They have worked
together as a team. And they are
still in this game.
Watched by a
capacity crowd they would like to
have back on Tuesday for the game
against MK Dons. A key game at the
bottom of the league. Won't be able
to make that one. I was going to
say, see you here. Bobby Madley
wants a word.
Yes, it is a foul. It is a bit far
What have Keith Hill's team got up
their sleeves here?
McNulty and Delaney are up. Pretty
equal match height wise between the
two teams. Llorente using his weight
on Delaney. Midway point of the
second half. Can watch Del retake
the lead? -- can Rochdale? Trying to
catch Vorm out.
He tried to hit it.
In the same way Rinaldo does. With
that dip and swerve. But it was a
miskick. At least he had the courage
to try it.
Camps took it away from Lucas Moura.
Rochdale and MK Dons is Wednesday,
not Tuesday, if you are thinking of
coming. So you can make it after
OK, I will meet you
Rochdale 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur. It
is a response now from Rochdale
after nonstop Spurs pressure leading
to the equaliser.
play has been a pleasure. If you are
in the area, the way they play is a
pleasure to watch.
Alderweireld has to be careful now.
A Spurs throw.
I know they brought on Erik Lamela
but it is strange to move Moura to
the right. When he was having such
joy on the left.
This is better. Making them run.
Danny Rose got to that. Tottenham
Hotspur have a corner.
tracking. Cannon, I think, tracking
We will have a Spurs
change before the corner and Dele
Alli will get a run out. Taking the
place of Lucas Moura. As you would
expect, there is a rippling round of
applause for the Brazilian from the
I am surprised because
he has been their best player.
Obviously, he has to get match fit,
so maybe they are protecting him on
a heavy pitch. Not a bad
substitution to have.
man. Lucas Moura has only come off
the bench five times in France this
season. He will be a way away from
being finely tuned. Trippier, over
the bar. Was it a huge miss? It was,
It was a chance. Oh,
it was actually harder to miss. It
came off his knee.
He will hope he will not live to
Thinking of his goal
That was some strike.
Wow. Advancing 20 yards was Josh
There is time yet. 18 minutes, but
at the moment, that could be the
miss that takes us back to Wembley
for a replay. That must sounds nice
to Rochdale fans. But work to do yet
and Dele Alli is making an impact
already. What a vital block. That
will be a free kick. Rafferty is
pleading innocence as Danny Rose
spiralled to the floor. It will be
yellow for the Rochdale number two.
I think McGahey went down. I think
with the pitch, the occasion,
nervous energy, there will be
Rochdale players feeling it.
Confirmation of Rafferty's card.
Kieran Trippier to try to find the
right ball in.
right ball in. Josh Lillis with two
's strong hands to it.
It was a
great ball in. Need someone to get
across the keeper.
It was way too
Wanyama was urged to shoot by Spurs
Dele Alli has come into the game
seamlessly and away he goes. Vital
cover from Kitching and it got a
deflection back of Dele Alli.
Brilliant skill from Dele Alli but
what Kitching does, his desire to
get back, it epitomises Rochdale
this afternoon. The attitude and
application of his game. He found
the energy to get back in and get
that block. Super defending.
that block. Super defending.
is struggling a little bit. But he
is not the player coming off, the
changes in attack. Humphreys leaving
the action. He has put in a shift
and a half. Coming in is Steve
Davies, who has been out since the
end of December. More often a
substitute than starter for
Rochdale, 30 years old. He has
played for seven clubs in his
There are 15 big minutes to go and a
big player about to come on for
Tottenham. Harry Kane is stripped
and ready for action.
Just watch you
need when you have cramp in the
centre-half on the opposition team.
Foyth was trying desperately to hold
off Cannon. This is the Spurs
change. Llorente is off and Harry
Kane is on. Nobody needs informing
the sort of form he is on.
the sort of form he is on.
It is the
presence, he has that presence.
Strikes fear into defenders just by
being on the pitch.
A free kick. For
Kane into the action at the ground
upon which he made his Football
League debut at 17, coming on for
Leyton Orient. Keith Hill was the
Rochdale manager then, also. First
time round, Josh Lillis was in the
He is good at that,
Kane. Awareness of where people are
coming at the back of him.
Protecting the ball.
It has to be Trippier.
Trippier went for goal. I think he
tried to spare his blushes by
claiming handball. Rose, very
sharply done. And away he goes. Dele
Alli trying to turn it Kane's wave.
-- way. Dispossessed by Lamela.
Tottenham are urging the shots on
target, showing signs of starting to
edge the game, too.
So they should
Dele Alli. Rose for Sissoko.
More urgency about Tottenham Hotspur
as well. It will run away from
Much better second
half, Spurs. -- from Son. There's
been a drop from Rochdale but
different tempo, attitude.
Of course, the FA Cup fifth round
comes to a conclusion tomorrow
night. Wigan Athletic against
Manchester City will
night. Wigan Athletic against
Manchester City will.
Kick off just before 8pm.
I was going to say, who will still
be in the draw for the sixth round?
But we've had the draw, the winners
of this tie, whenever it is settled,
going to Sheffield Wednesday or
Swansea in the sixth round. At the
moment, it doesn't look like it will
be settled today.
Lillis up, up and away. It might be
the Rochdale way. It hasn't been the
way has played all match but needs
Rose is flying forward time and
again and won a corner.
He took too
long, should have got in.
Lillis can't get through the crowd.
It wouldn't have counted, the flag
is up anyway.
Foyth popped up at the back. But the
whistle had gone.
I think you -- it might have gone
for Harry Kane holding but what a
save from Lillis.
The ball went out
Sorry to correct you. I quite
You're quite right.
Rafferty off and Rathbone will come
on. Started out at Manchester
United. Blackburn born midfielder,
you might be familiar with his dad,
Mick Rathbone. Now at Forest but was
at Everton as the physio for many
It tells, doesn't it, when you are
more familiar with the dads.
was just going to say that. I'll let
Chris Dunphy, the Chairman
of Rochdale, is he starting to think
at Wembley now and the replay for
his team? -- think of Wembley.
Can't be many other chairmen in the
Football League who have a business
that specialises in church heating
systems. Christopher Dunphy
Ecclesiastical Limited. Other church
heating services may be available, I
The last time I was at
church it was cold!
Danny Rose with the Spurs throw.
Frantic atmosphere around now with
Spurs fans desperately wanting a
Yeah, I think Pochettino
will as well, the last thing he
needs is another game. I know he has
a good squad but so many big games
coming up for them.
Sissoko. It wouldn't run. For Dele
Punted forward by Done. Vorm has to
go a long way out of his area to get
It's never went out. That is a shame
for Done, he tried to do the right
thing and keep the ball going. Well
done. Dele Alli. Son.
Harry Kane and Lamela in the middle.
Son might go his own way. He has
seen Dele Alli. What a block! And
it's off the line. It was McNulty in
the first instance.
Matt Done was in the right place to
see it bouncing. It would have been
A super tackle from
McNulty. Two centre halves with
cramp now. It says a lot about what
they've put into this game. They
really have given everything for
Well organised. Hard-working. With
quality. So much to admire about
their performance. He will be
scratching his head why they don't
play like this every week but you
raise your game against bigger
players in teams like this.
will keep raising it a few minutes
Wanyama. We from goal. Harry Kane,
too. Our other viral. -- away from
goal. Here comes Trippier. Away by
Kitching. Dele Alli gets to it. For
once, Rochdale defender has plenty
of time on the ball. Anywhere will
do kind of clearance. It is that
stage of the cup tie for Rochdale
now. Glad he got it away, that is
the most important part.
honest, with seven minutes to play,
you had told these Rochdale
supporters and players that they
would be in the game, they would
have been very happy.
Son keeps going. Trippier's ball in.
Here's Danny Rose. Danny Rose has
been extremely influential for Spurs
in the second half. Dele Alli. Rose.
That will be a free kick, foul
committed by Rathbone. Yellow card
Yeah. The ref's done well today.
arguments about that one.
Lamela is having a word with trippy
about who is going to put this in.
Lillis has been solid in goal for
Rochdale. -- with Trippier. Five
minutes to go. Can Rochdale hang on
for a replay? WHISTLE
Trippier is going to leave that one
to Lamela. Here's Sissoko. It was
deflected. But it sat up nicely for
Lillis and he's in a hurry to get it
up and away.
He shouldn't have been.
Rose can't get to it. WHISTLE
But there is a push. There's a from
Rose afterwards. Thankfully not a
flare-up, it looked like it might
have been won.
goalkeeper made a mistake. Four
minutes left. Replay at Wembley on
the cards and he missed kicks... All
right, he could have played him in
for the win but he is running back
with Sissoko, one of the fastest
players in the Premier League.
Got a bit excited, I suppose.
Words with Rose who did take a
shower from Matt Done. That is white
Tottenham have the free kick.
Heading towards a fifth successive
away draw, draws at Southampton,
Newport, Liverpool and Juventus and
now maybe Rochdale.
Alderweireld. Lamela. Kane. Lamela
through to Rose. He wanted it on his
left foot. Lamela once it on his.
Daily hour -- Dele Alli is in. The
referee gives a penalty to
It looked a pen.
Harrison McGahey is aghast.
Fresh legs. Fresh legs of Dele Alli.
We said about ten minutes ago,
didn't we, that McGahey, we saw him
stretchered off with cramp. He's
done tremendously well, he's had a
great game. But tired legs.
On as a substitute.
Rescued Spurs at Newport in the last
round, got two against Wimbledon in
the third round.
Careful of the
Now a chance to get this cup
tie won and beat Rochdale in the
fifth round. WHISTLE
Harry Kane on the spot. CHEERING
Kane fires home.
Totten, with difficulty, seem to
have got the job done. Great
penalty. -- Tottenham, with
difficulty. It is Harry Kane's 34th
goal of the season.
49 in a single season for Spurs.
Going, going away, that record. It
looks as though the Rochdale FA Cup
dream has an away, now.
The keeper when the right way. A bit
of pace in it. Right in the corner.
2-1. That's a good penalty, that is.
Mr leather ball a couple of weeks
ago, we wondered if he would go down
the middle. -- missed at Liverpool.
I am surprised he went down the
left. He whipped the ball. The turf
could come up. That man has got
super confidence, hasn't he?
The Rochdale change in the aftermath
of the goal, Jim McNulty, one of the
central defenders is off and Inman
Doesn't seem to matter how
long he is on the pitch for, there's
always a goal, Mr Kane.
Might be a
chance for Rochdale yet.
Alderweireld is going to see that
We are into the last minute.
Who is your preferred choice of Man
of the Match?
Every Rochdale player deserves
credit. Camps in the middle of the
pitch. The two labs alongside him
have done tremendously well in the
midfield but he has shown that extra
quality -- two lads. He looks a
really good talent, Camps is Man of
the Match for me today.
Here's Danny Rose.
The ball is won might Camps, but
just run away from him. -- won bike
Camps. Another feather in the cap of
22-year-old Camps being monitored by
many a club above Rochdale's league
He can open you up with his
passing and he wants to defend. He
gets back in, he intercepts, he is a
Another one won there.
Back with Rose.
I do have to say, so many of the
Rochdale players, you could easily
have given Man of the Match too. So
many have performed so well.
Sissoko. Couldn't get it through to
Kane. Dele Alli.
Spurs' turn to slow things down a
little bit. And make sure they
secure safe passage through to the
quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
I think it's been a fantastic game
of football. Really enjoyed it. It's
been competitive, exactly what the
FA Cup is all about.
Rochdale have had their afternoon in
the window of the country and indeed
right around the world and have not
let themselves down one little bit.
Lovely when the chief
executive, Ross Greene, said we get
the ball on the deck, we are working
man's Manchester City. LAUGHTER
I like that.
Might get a chance
here. Henderson but the whistle had
gone anyway. He slipped as he took
Davies against Alderweireld and it
hit the hand of Brad Inman.
Talking about Rochdale, I think
Tottenham deserves some credit.
Change of system from the manager at
half-time. Better application in the
second half, better tempo, players
showing desire and courage to get on
the ball a little bit more. And the
extra quality shone through in the
end. Or has.
Rochdale Delvin fancy
these two minutes that remain might
be enough -- still fancy. To get an
equalising goal. Might as well throw
the kitchen sink at Spurs. Won by
Son. A nice touch from Spurs fans,
they are singing the name of macer,
a former midfielder who I am sure
you heard sadly forced to retire --
Sean Mason. Ending his career at
Hull City due to a horrendous skull
injury he received.
Here's an opportunity! Would you
believe it! The ball was drilled
home by Steve Davies. Rochdale live
again, the Wembley dream is alive!
Spurs thought they had in won.
Rochdale lost if only! -- had it
won. -- Rochdale thought differently
bust stop unbelievable.
They picked themselves up. Spirit,
determination. Two minutes to go.
What a good finish as well from the
Nice and calm. Could have thrashed
at it. Great finish.
I'm kind of pleased for the whole
club, they played tremendously well
and they get a trip to Wembley.
There's some joy in that!
real and natural and raw emotion
from Keith Hill.
Like you at the pub
on a Sunday.
Steve Davies, one of
football's journeyman striker is, I
think we are allowed to call him
that. It looks like all back to
Wembley. Just when it seemed as the
Rochdale were out of the cup.
What a story it is.
Foyth will spread it to trivia.
-- to Trippier. Here is Lamela. We
are over the four minutes. Dele
Son's challenge. WHISTLE
A great bit of work from Rathbone.
What a great bit of work from
Rochdale. From start to finish.
One goal lead at half-time. Back
came Spurs. As we all knew that they
would. And it seemed as though Harry
Kane's late penalty had sealed their
place in the quarterfinals of the FA
Cup. Rochdale were not done. It was
their own substitute, Steve Davies,
30 years old, seventh club in his
career, one of those who has been
around and done a little bit for
everyone. He's done a whole lot for
Rochdale now because he's taken them
to Wembley for a prestigious fifth
round replay against Tottenham
Hotspur. Great game. Great FA Cup
STUDIO: Well, would you believe it!
Just when you thought Harry Kane had
clinched it for Tottenham from the
penalty spot, back came Rochdale. A
magnificent effort. Steve Davies
with a goal. What a break for him.
Astonishing performance, really.
Hardly a chance in the second half
for Rochdale. It looks like it was
all over. But what a memorable day
for them. They get a trip to
It's just an incredible
game of football. Rochdale, I
thought, thoroughly deserved to be
in front at half-time. Tottenham
dominated the second half, really.
Change of system a bit. On the front
foot, passing forward a bit more,
quicker, sharper, had to bring some
of the big boys on to change the
game. And we thought that was it.
But great credit to Rochdale for
that attitude and coming back and
having a crack to play at Wembley.
We will come to Jermaine in a second
but first we get here from one of
the Rochdale heroes, he scored the
first goal. Ian Henderson is with
first goal. Ian Henderson is with
What late drama. What a time to
score, right at the end to take
Tottenham to a replay at Wembley.
It's unbelievable. We went 1-0 up
and we played some unbelievable
football today against an incredible
team in Spurs. To get a draw at the
end of the day against a Premier
League club, you know, you can hear
the fans, what it means to them and
the players. The Management, the
board of directors. We cannot wait
to go to Wembley to play them.
you saw Harry Kane's penalty go in,
did you feel that was it for you?
No, I didn't. I knew we would always
have an opportunity. There's always
a chance when the ball comes into
the box. Especially Stevo, he's an
unbelievable finisher. We deserved
We were astounded by the
efforts put in at both ends of the
team today. How come you are bottom
of League 1?
If I knew the answer to
that, you know, we wouldn't be in
We have been joined
by Steve Davies, scorer be dramatic
last-minute goal, house we did that
-- how did
I have been injured for
the last seven weeks and I found it
tough to get back into the team.
Fortunately, Calvin missed out and
he has been brilliant. I did my job,
dropped to me and I finished it.
said it was never in doubt, that you
would still take it to a replay
right until the end, did you have
that faith as well?
When you look at
it, look at how special this day is.
You look around, it was written,
won't it? I thought we did enough to
win it. They brought on the big
sellers, we were hanging in there
but we've got great team spirit. We
will never give up -- big fellas.
Going to Wembley with new
Of course. I have always
dreamt of playing at Wembley and now
I can say I have played there if I
am fit and picked.
It is every kid's
dream. Will we be lucky enough to go
there? Hopefully we will put in a
good performance and do ourselves
You helped to serve up
terrific drama, well done.
I would love to ask
my question, would you prefer a draw
to win the game? The chance to play
at Wembley is fairly unique.
Different asking you because you
both played on numerous occasions.
For those guys and Rochdale, chance
in a lifetime.
It's an incredible
story for them, for the Chairman,
the manager. You can see the delight
on his face. And for the fans here
who have rammed this place and made
it a brilliant atmosphere. They
deserved it because of all of that.
It was magnificent. They went right
until the end. That goal at the end
It was magnificent. They went right
until the end. That goal at the end
from Steve Davies, let's have a look
at it again. What a moment for the
We spoke about them having to
be positive and braid. At 2-1 down,
they had a real belief in
themselves. -- positive and brave.
Davies moving to the box. It is all
about the touch and finish. He does
it so quick. Buying into the bottom
corner. So precise. When you come
off the bench and do have that
sharpness about you is brilliant.
His experience. The celebrations
from Keith Hill. In the scheme of
things, over the course of the whole
game, they deserved this replay.
It's not quite Spurs' moment but
this is the last thing they wanted,
We said before the game,
Gary, it happened in the round
before against Newport. When you
leave players out. You don't want
another game. Play your big players
to get two or three in front and
then take them off. It's the worst
thing in the world for them, another
game which they didn't want.
look like it was going to go all the
way. First things first, Tottenham
got themselves back in the game and
then went 2-1 ahead with the penalty
I have to say it was a
clear penalty. Danny Rose did well
breaking from left-back but when it
came through the Dele he just reacts
quicker, that's all. Bobby
quicker, that's all. Bobby Madeley
is in a good position.
accused of diving.
There is contact
between his left knee and his right
knee. I don't think any of us
doubted that it was the right
decision. But the pressure in the
latter stage of this game to whip it
in the bottom corner was
Brilliant. Pick your
spot and to be as accurate as that
at such an important time, very
Definitely thought that was
in. You couldn't see them coming
They all thought, we thought,
no replay. But what a game. I got a
message saying what are you doing,
working on your birthday but what an
unbelievable game of football.
are Rochdale doing where they are?
They just needed a good pitch!
is a team distant at the bottom of
League 1. Some of the stuff they
played today, particularly in the
first half was incredible. Their
work rate, their aggression, the way
they closed down Tottenham that
didn't allow them to play in the
first half. More impressive than
anything is the way they passed the
ball. They said to Spurs, we will
try to take you on our own game,
which is why they had been pitched
done before this game.
What kind of
effort does it take for a club at
that level against a team like Spurs
to keep it going all that time?
more to do with their beliefs. It's
easy with a big team coming to town
for them to not believe in
themselves, get overawed by the
occasion. This place was rocking.
Every single player stepped up. The
midfield was sensational. Camps God
Man of the Match in midfield, good
decision. -- got Man of the Match.
He was one of their
best players in the first half. He
was the one that was showing a
willingness to use his pace. To get
in behind. He passes it, he follows
it. You can see such a huge gap in
between full-back and centre-half
and it's a hell of a finish. Really,
really good finish.
One-on-one. Just has enough guile to
lift it over the goalkeeper. Very
Cheers. We have a special
guest in the studio, Keith Hill has
joined us. Many, many
congratulations, what a fabulous
joined us. Many, many
congratulations, what a fabulous
effort from your team.
I agree. We
played quite well. It was a
difficult fixture. We set off the
bomb by going 1-0 up. But we hung in
there, second-half. I always thought
we could get overawed in the second
half and we did to a certain degree
but it was just rewards when we got
the second goal.
emotions when it hit the net.
can't, to be honest. I might be able
to win a couple of days.
We won't be
here in a couple of days!
special. We said that at half-time
about the goal lead the way the
players celebrated, how special it
was for that group of players. We
tried to press the opposition. We
tried to attack. We didn't want to
sit back and roll over. Really
pleased with the performance and
ultimately the result.
games, 150 games as a player, has
there ever been a moment like that?
No. We have had promotion twice
which was special but to play
against a team Tottenham and try to
take them on... We took them on but
we could have been beaten and that
was the sacrifice I was willing to
make. We had to do it our way and we
Are you happy with the draw?
Not a victory in a sense that for
some of the players, the chance to
play at Wembley, which wouldn't have
happened otherwise unless you go to
Yes. Reward for the
players and their efforts. I think
they would have been really
disappointed not to get anything
from this game. We have got that
little bit of momentum, I suppose,
that bit of a booster. The players
will look forward to it as well as
Is that as good as
you have played in that first half?
Magnificent performance, the way you
took the game to Tottenham.
and play like that but we are a bit
green. We make silly mistakes.
You're right about the full-back,
analysing the first goal. Some of
the performances have been similar.
But, I agree with you, not as good
You raised your game on the
day. Milton Keynes on Wednesday, I
hate to remind you! LAUGHTER
Exactly. That's the bread and
butter. Today, the players have got
to celebrate that with their
families and enjoy the next couple
of days but we've really got to
switch onto the league campaign.
half-time, what was the message?
There was a worry you would have
dropped off and tried to protect
that one goal lead.
We can only
protect with attacking and pressing.
I can't change that mentality
from the players but the half-time
message was that you are going to
get tested like you've never been
tested before. 1-0 up against
Tottenham, they are going to bring
on the big guns, they will have more
of the ball because we are
on the big guns, they will have more
of the ball because we are tired.
But we dealt with it. The two goals
. I do not know whether you have
When this drops to Steve
Davies, he's going to score.
He's absolutely superb fishing, no
question. He's played in the Premier
League, finished goals in the
Premier League but that was
There's your reaction.
I am normally like that on a
I am normally like that on a
Sunday afternoon in the pub.
Congratulations. Good luck in the
replay at Wembley. Enjoy your night
out. We're out of time. What a game
we have had. Rochdale gets to do it
all again at Wembley, the talk ahead
of the game was all about the pitch.
But we leave you with some fields,
local girl Gracie.
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