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Steve Davies stuns Spurs with late goal to secure replay for Rochdale

One last cross, one last chance for Rochdale to rescue the Wembley dream that had cruelly disappeared when Harry Kane scored an 88th-minute penalty for Tottenham. In it came, Spotland held its breath as it fell at the feet of Steve Davies and the substitute held his nerve to find the bottom corner. League One’s bottom club have their date under the arch after all. It was a fairytale ending, richly deserved and brilliantly executed.

Here was the FA Cup in all its majesty. One of the most financially stretched clubs in England stretched to the limit a team that outplayed Juventus in the Champions League five days earlier. Keith Hill’s side undeniably merited a second bite at their Premier League guests but a replay, one that will take their income from this season’s Cup run beyond £1m, seemed to have been ripped from them when Harrison McGahey tripped Dele Alli and Kane scored on the ground where he made his professional debut in 2011.

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