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Late show sees Spurs edge past Wycombe into FA Cup fifth round

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Wanderers midfielder David Wheeler (top) vies with Spurs midfielder Harry Winks in both teams’ FA Cup fourth round match on Monday. AFP

Late show sees Spurs edge past Wycombe into FA Cup fifth round

Tottenham left it late to see off Championship strugglers Wycombe 4-1 with three goals in the final four minutes to reach the FA Cup fifth round on January 25.

Jose Mourinho took the chance to leave Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele on the bench with Spurs facing a brutal schedule across four competitions in the coming months.

But all three were needed in the second-half to get past a Wycombe side that have won just three times in 23 games in the second-tier Championship this season.

Gareth Bale was given a rare start in his second spell at Spurs by Mourinho, but the on-loan Real Madrid winger missed three big chances early on to give the visitors the lead.

Instead, Tottenham were forced to come from behind when Fred Onyedinma swept home at the far post on 25 minutes.

Japhet Tanganga and Moussa Sissoko struck the crossbar, but Spurs had to wait until Bale made amends for his earlier misses by equalising in first-half stoppage time.

Tottenham host Liverpool in the Premier League on January 28, but Mourinho sent on Kane, Son and Ndombele after the break as he tries to end the club’s 13-year wait for a trophy.

An extra 30 minutes were the last thing Spurs needed and they finally made the breakthrough when Harry Winks curled home from the edge of the area after Kane had been denied by Ryan Allsop.

Ndombele has been a player transformed in recent weeks after a difficult first season in England following his move from Lyon for Tottenham’s club record fee.

The Frenchman tapped home Son’s pass to make it 3-1 and then showed stunning footwork to bamboozle the Wycombe defence and fire in at the near post in stoppage time.

“He’s very creative. He’s one of these players that can break the balance,” added Mourinho on Ndombele starting to deliver on his €60 million ($73 million, £53 million) price tag. “On top of that, if he can score a goal for us that’s even better.”

Spurs will face Everton away in the last 16 next month.

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