Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham: Late goals secure victory for Spurs

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Tanguy NdombeleNdombele came off the bench to score twice late on

Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele scored late goals as Tottenham overcame a stubborn and spirited Wycombe side to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Wycombe, bottom of the Championship, had stunned their Premier League opponents when Fred Onyedinma slotted in the opener midway through the first half.

But Gareth Bale marked a rare start with the equaliser just before half-time, hooking in Lucas Moura's cross.

Tottenham upped the pressure in the second half but Wycombe repelled numerous attacks as they looked set to take the game to extra time before Winks curled home to give Spurs the lead with minutes to go.

Ndombele ensured there would be no late drama when he finished from close range and then stabbed home a fourth in injury time to set Tottenham up with a fifth-round tie at Everton.

Spurs survive a scare

These two sides also met in the FA Cup fourth round back in 2017, when Spurs edged a thriller 4-3, and while Spurs' margin of victory was bigger on this occasion, they were still made to work for it by their lower-league opponents.

Wycombe, who are bottom of the Championship and 10 points adrift of safety, had taken the lead in that game and they again stunned Spurs when Uche Ikpeazu got the better of Toby Alderweireld before cutting the ball back for Onyedinma to finish first time.

Although Bale equalised on the stroke of half-time with a smart finish, Wycombe frustrated Spurs in the second half and Jose Mourinho was sufficiently concerned by the home side's resolve to send on Harry Kane just before the hour mark and then Son Heung-min a few minutes later.

As the game wore on, extra time looked increasingly likely but in the end Tottenham's superior quality told as their late flurry ensured they progressed.

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Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Allsop26McCarthy2Grimmer12Knight3JacobsonSubstituted forCharlesat 34'minutes10BloomfieldSubstituted forMcClearyat 61'minutes18Thompson7Wheeler15MuskweSubstituted forKashketat 73'minutes23Onyedinma9IkpeazuSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

8Pattison11Kashket19McCleary20Akinfenwa21Charles24Adeniran25Samuel31Stockdale33Mehmeti

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

12Hart25TangangaSubstituted forHøjbjergat 45'minutes6D Sánchez4Alderweireld33DaviesSubstituted forRodonat 90'minutes8Winks17Sissoko9Bale11LamelaSubstituted forNdombeleat 68'minutes27Lucas MouraSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 68'minutes45Alves MoraisSubstituted forKaneat 58'minutes

Substitutes

3Reguilón5Højbjerg7Son Heung-Min10Kane14Rodon22Gazzaniga23Bergwijn24Aurier28Ndombele

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 4.

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 4.

Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 4. Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Josh Knight.

Attempt missed. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Joe Rodon replaces Ben Davies because of an injury.

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Darius Charles tries a through ball, but Adebayo Akinfenwa is caught offside.

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Son Heung-Min following a fast break.

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tanguy Ndombele.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Adebayo Akinfenwa tries a through ball, but Scott Kashket is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Attempt missed. Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Bale following a corner.

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