Wycombe Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary & Result, 25/01/2021, FA Cup

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Tottenham book their place in the fifth round, with Everton next. Before that, though, attention turns back to the Premier League and a big clash with Liverpool on Thursday. Wycombe have a Championship relegation battle on their hands.

Level at the break after Bale cancelled out Onyedinma’s opener, Mourinho turned to his big guns in the second half. But rather than Kane or Son, it was Ndombele who made the difference. He was involved in the build-up to Winks’ vital strike and then added a late double. It is a resounding victory in the end.

90′ + 4′ FULL-TIME: Wycombe 1-4 Spurs

90′ + 3′ It is Hojbjerg who tees up Ndombele, fizzing a pass into the box, but this goal is all about the scorer. Great play!

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90′ + 3′ GOOAAALLLL!!! NDOMBELE HAS HIS SECOND! 4-1! This is ruthless from Spurs. They go short when a mix-up at the back hands them a corner, staying patient before Ndombele collects in the area. He dances into space with smart footwork and then wrongfoots Allsop to add the fourth.

90′ + 1′ Bale has another effort, this one wild. A first-time volley loops up in the air and briefly has Allsop concerned it might drop beneath the crossbar. It does not.

90′ + 1′ There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time.

90′ + 1′ Tottenham are getting greedy! They want four! Winks pounces on a poor touch and Son looks for Bale. He races down the right again but sees a low shot easily saved, before Kane’s cross is deflected away.

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90′ Davies was the only Tottenham man to keep his place and now goes down in the closing minutes. Rodon is on for the stand-in skipper.

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87′ Son was the Tottenham hero when these sides met four years ago but this time allows Ndombele, who had a big role in Winks’ goal, to add the third.

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87′ GOOAAALLLL!!! NDOMBELE! THAT’LL DO IT! 3-1 Spurs! Tottenham quickly set off on another attack and Son cuts inside, ignoring Kane’s pleas for a pass, and finds Ndombele. Allsop has strayed from his line and a cute first-time finish finds the net.

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86′ GOOAAALLLL!!! WINKS MIGHT HAVE WON IT! 2-1 Tottenham! Ndombele finds Kane in the area and Wycombe are scrambling to recover, with Allsop blocking an initial effort and his defender clearing when the ball is played back across the face of goal. It falls for Winks, though, and the midfielder is so cool, calmly picking out the empty net from 20 yards.

85′ Tottenham’s final pass is too often found wanting. Kane is twice in a position to find a team-mate in the box but picks out a defender instead on both occasions.

82′ Tottenham are queueing up to miss chances! Son’s cross is blocked but falls for Ndombele, who goes for the speculative first-time shot and slices well wide.

80′ BIG MISS! Son should put Spurs in front! Sissoko bundles into the area and cuts the ball back for Son, who has plenty of the goal to aim at but shoots over the top.

79′ Oh, that is poor. Bale goes down the right and wins a corner but then looks for Winks on the edge of the box with his driven set-piece. He finds Winks, but the midfielder’s decision to shoot quickly looks foolish as he blazes over.

77′ Kane wins a corner with a blocked cross and Bale delivers deep towards Kane, who jumps with Allsop. Both men go down without making contact with the ball and Son cannot quite sneak in at the back post.

76′ Wycombe are getting the ball up to Akinfenwa for the first time and Tottenham suddenly look a little less sure of themselves. The home side’s changes were certainly forward-thinking moves.

73′ JUST WIDE! Son shows just what he is capable of! Running at Grimmer, he nudges the ball left to open up space for a shot, driving a left-footed effort just beyond the post.

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73′ Kashket is also on, replacing Muskwe, who has faded after a bright start.

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72′ Wycombe replace one battering ram forward with another as Akinfenwa replaces Ikpeazu.

70′ SAVE! Allsop denies Kane at point-blank range! Huge moment. Davies marches forward and drives a sublime ball into Kane, whose first-touch is brilliant in creating the opportunity to stab goalwards. Allsop is out quickly, though, and his block allows a defender to clear in front of the line.

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68′ Lamela is off for Ndombele, whose introduction in this situation is evidence enough of his rising stock at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Son Heung-Min

Lucas Moura

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68′ More Spurs reinforcements! Moura has been excellent but makes way for Son.

67′ Wycombe are still in this at 1-1 and have limited Tottenham’s second-half opportunities, but they have offered nothing going the other way, in stark contrast to the first half.

65′ If nothing else, Bale is certainly very involved! He races down the right and at least this time asks a question of Allsop with the final ball, a driven effort that he parries away from waiting Tottenham attackers.

63′ Wycombe have just managed to slow Tottenham a little. Kane certainly has not yet had a chance since his introduction.

G. McCleary

M. Bloomfield

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61′ Bloomfield took a kick from Carlos Vinicius earlier in the second half and will now make way, with McCleary introduced.

60′ Bale takes the free-kick won by Kane but sends it straight into Allsop’s arms. That spell – the sublime turn, the overhit pass, the poor free-kick – sums up his season so far.

59′ Bale pulls off a gorgeous piece of skill to turn beyond his marker out on the right, then feeds a pass into the feet of Kane. The pass is strong, though, and the Spurs striker is forced to battle to keep the attack alive, eventually winning a foul.

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58′ Here comes the main man. Carlos Vinicius cannot add to his FA Cup haul and Kane is on.

56′ Tottenham are preparing Kane on the touchline. Mourinho is not willing to take a risk with this tie as it hangs in the balance.

54′ Parried by Allsop! He might hold that. Carlos Vinicius holds the ball up and, although his lay-off for Lamela is poor, Wycombe clear only as far as Moura. His pass picks out Lamela successfully, with a rather tame shot straight at the goalkeeper but awkwardly pushed away.

53′ Moura has been outstanding. Another successful dribble takes him away from his marker, but Carlos Vinicius cannot make room for a shot and instead catches Bloomfield following the pass.

50′ AND AGAIN! Bale shoots wide of the other post! The Tottenham man beats Charles so easily inside the area but has a tight angle on his right foot and drags an effort across the face of goal.

49′ CLOSE! Wonderful from Moura! Tottenham’s best player so far almost comes up with the second. He takes Lamela’s pass from 25 yards, fakes a shot and instead chops past a defender before belatedly looking for the bottom-right corner. He is not far away!

48′ Lamela has the first effort of the second half but does not get hold of it, scuffing a shot straight at Allsop from inside the area after good build-up play on the Spurs left.

47′ It looks like Sissoko, who has played on the wing for club and country, is going to be asked to fill in at right-back. Hojbjerg joins Winks in the middle of midfield.

46′ KICK-OFF: Tottenham get us started again.

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46′ Tottenham make a change, which might also mean a change in shape. Hojbjerg is on for Tanganga.

Bale has been involved in nine goals in his past six starts in the FA Cup (four goals, five assists), with this his first strike in the competition since January 2013 against Coventry City.

Bale’s goal just before the break shows that first half in rather different light. Tottenham had had plenty of chances, many of them falling to Bale, but Wycombe took their big opportunity through Onyedinma. Wycombe lost Jacobson to injury, though, and pressure was building on their goal before Bale finally scored. The hosts face a tough second half now.

45′ + 4′ HALF-TIME: Wycombe 1-1 Spurs

45′ + 4′ Moura again gets forward and swings in a cross, but Tottenham cannot tee up a shooting opportunity this time.

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45′ + 2′ Moura gets the assist he thoroughly deserves, having been involved in Tottenham’s best work. His cross for Bale is the fifth chance he has created already!

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45′ + 2′ GOOAAALLLL!!! BALE GETS IT! 1-1! The winger has missed a couple of big opportunities in this first half but directs the ball beyond Allsop from Moura’s teasing cross. That is a crucial equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

45′ + 1′ There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time at the end of this first half.

45′ CROSSBAR! AGAIN! Tottenham have caused plenty of problems from set-pieces yet this time go short and create another opportunity. Moura finds Lamela unattended and able to cross into the centre of the box, where Spurs players are queueing up to head at goal. Tanganga is up highest but nods against the frame of the goal.

43′ Hart is worried just for a moment! Ikpeazu wins a foul 25 yards from goal, and McCarthy bends the free-kick around the wall but just beyond the post.

41′ Lamela trades passes and advances to the edge of the box before slipping as he sends in a low skidding shot, which Allsop gathers. That is Tottenham’s first shot on target, their ninth effort in total.

38′ Bale dribbles away from Bloomfield in the middle of the pitch but then looks to drill a pass into the feet of Lamela and misplaces the ball. Spurs need to stay patient.

36′ CROSSBAR! Wycombe survive! Charles’ first involvement almost hands Spurs an equaliser as he attempts to block Sissoko’s tame shot and sends the ball looping beyond goalkeeper Allsop. However, the shot strikes the crossbar and bounces back into the hands of Allsop. Lucky!

35′ McCarthy, the right-back, takes Wycombe’s next corner and cannot beat the first man. The second-tier side must hope they do not pay for Jacobson’s injury.

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34′ Jacobson attempted to battle on but is now going to have to make way. Charles replaces the set-piece specialist.

33′ While Wycombe are a real threat from set-pieces at one end, they are struggling to deal with Tottenham at the other. Another corner finds a Tottenham head, with Carlos Vinicius looping an effort over the top.

32′ Tottenham have progressed from 20 of their past 21 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division. The exception in that run was a 2-1 defeat at Leeds United in January 2013, which was also Bale’s previous start in the competition.

31′ Jacobson is now back on, despite a substitute apparently readying himself. It will be interesting to see how he fares against Bale while carrying a knock.

30′ Jacobson, whose early set-pieces have really troubled Tottenham, is down after failing to stop Bale. It looks like he might have to be replaced.

29′ CHANCE! Bale again! This is better play, but the finish is still missing. Moura picks a hole in the Wycombe defence with a pass right to Bale, whose stepover sells Jacobson and creates a sight of goal. He blasts into the side-netting right-footed.

27′ Spurs respond with an attack of their own and a corner on the left. The ball is nodded back across goal towards Tanganga, but the angle is tight as he looks to direct a header on target, instead finding only the side-netting.

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25′ GOOAAALLLL!!! ONYEDINMA! WYCOMBE LEAD SPURS! 1-0! Wycombe’s physicality is causing Tottenham real problems in the box and Ikpeazu brilliantly holds off Alderweireld to fire in a low cross. Sanchez gets a touch but directs the ball clear only as far as the onrushing Onyedinma, who sweeps in. Big goal!

24′ Wycombe win a corner from Tanganga on the left and show the sort of threat they pose to Tottenham as Ikpeazu tussles for the ball, not allowing Spurs to clear.

22′ A gorgeous Lamela flick sets Davies away on the counter, but he looks to Bale, whose loose touch invites a tackle. The winger has had Tottenham’s best efforts but is too often proving the weak link in their build-up play.

20′ Tottenham are clearly well aware of Wycombe’s proficiency from set-pieces, opting to play a high line wherever possible to keep the ball out of their own box from deep free-kicks. They just about deal with a couple in succession.

18′ Half a chance for Wycombe! Muskwe collects on the right corner of the box but opts against shooting, instead playing an inviting pass into the path of Onyedinma, who blasts over first-time.

17′ Knight appears to run the ball out of play in his own half, but the officials indicate to play on and Wycombe build an attack down the left. Muskwe crosses low and Sanchez is scrambling to clear.

15′ Wycombe have no answer for Moura at the moment, but Tottenham’s best attacks are ending up at the feet of Bale, who looks less sure of himself. This second Spurs stint is still yet to really get going.

13′ CLOSE! Another opportunity for Bale! Spurs look to be slowing the pace of the game, but Wycombe’s defence looks rather shaky and a ball forward falls straight to Bale. He takes the ball forward but blasts wide.

10′ This is a really open game so far. Wycombe are playing direct, but look capable of causing Tottenham problems, while the visitors have so much pace in attack. Moura has enjoyed a really bright start.

8′ Hart beats Jacobson’s dangerous initial corner away for another, which Carlos Vinicius is then on hand to deal with.

7′ GOOD SAVE! Hart keeps Tottenham level! Spurs have been in control, but Muskwe’s flicked header at the near post has Hart scrambling, just able to get his hands up to parry away.

4′ WIDE! Bale should score! An inviting corner from the left finds the Tottenham number nine in front of goal, but he nods wide.

3′ Tottenham are well on top already. Winks drives forward through the middle and looks left, his pass slightly overhit but finding Moura, whose cross deflects behind. Spurs need to find a better delivery this time.

2′ Lovely hold-up play from Carlos Vinicius! He controls Moura’s pass really smartly and squares for Lamela to send in a low shot, but a defender recovers to block. The corner that follows is too long and comes to nothing.

1′ KICK-OFF: The Championship side get us under way!

The only previous meeting between these two sides saw Spurs win 4-3 at this stage of the 2016-17 competition. Mourinho has faced Wycombe twice before, advancing from the 2006-07 EFL Cup semi-finals on aggregate after a 1-1 draw and a 4-0 victory with Chelsea.

Mourinho makes 10 changes from Tottenham’s previous Premier League game, with only stand-in captain Davies keeping his place. Bale starts for the first time since December and Carlos Vinicius, who scored a hat-trick against Marine, gets another chance. Wycombe have not played since thrashing Preston North End in the previous round and make just two changes.

Subs: Paulo Gazzaniga, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Joe Rodon, Steven Bergwijn, Serge Aurier, Tanguy Ndombele.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies; Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko; Gareth Bale, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura; Carlos Vinicius.

Subs: David Stockdale, Alex Pattison, Scott Kashket, Garath McCleary, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Darius Charles, Dennis Adeniran, Alex Samuel, Anis Mehmeti.

Wycombe (4-3-3): Ryan Allsop; Jason McCarthy, Jack Grimmer, Josh Knight, Joe Jacobson; David Wheeler, Curtis Thompson, Matt Bloomfield; Admiral Muskwe, Uche Ikpeazu, Fred Onyedinma.

Let’s get the team news…

The draw is opening up in this season’s competition after both Arsenal and Liverpool were dumped out over the weekend, but the winners of this tie already know the identity of their next opponents. Everton await at Goodison Park.

Spurs’ bid to end their 13-year trophy drought takes them to Adams Park to take on Wycombe, the Championship’s basement side. Jose Mourinho’s men avoided an even grander upset in the previous round when they won at Marine.

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