Newport County AFC have drawn Tottenham Hotspur in the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Following yesterday’s victory over Championship side Leeds United, County found themselves in the fourth-round draw for the first time in almost 40 years. The last time County reached the 5th round of the FA Cup was 1948/49; interestingly, in that season County beat Leeds United in the Third Round!
County will now host Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade in a match which will take place on the weekend of the 26th-29th January 2018. The last time these two sides met was 1960 when County hosted Spurs at Somerton Park. That match ended in a 4-0 defeat for the Exiles.
Following the draw, Michael Flynn said: “I’m over the moon. I’m so excited. It’s an amazing draw and it looks like a good candidate for TV. It’s going to be so important for the Club and the Club’s finances and is a fantastic reward for the players for all their hard work this Season.”
And the players took to twitter to share their excitement for the draw too…
Tottenham at home! Take that⚽️👀— Shawn McCoulsky (@SMccoulsky) January 8, 2018
Spurs at home it is then!!! 🔥🔥— Mickey Demetriou (@Mickeyd_09) January 8, 2018
Jheeeeeeeeeezzzz. Take that— Joss Labadie (@jossylabs) January 8, 2018
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