As it happened: Wycombe Wanderers 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks to break past Joe Jacobson of Wycombe Wanderers during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Wycombe Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Adams Park on January 25, 2021 in High Wycombe, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


21:442 years ago

And that is all!

That's all for now!

Thanks very much for following along with my live updates tonight, that was a classic FA Cup encounter. 

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21:412 years ago

Everton vs Tottenham

So, Tottenham vs Everton in the fifth round.

That is tasty. 

21:402 years ago

Full-time - 4-1.

Fair play to Wycombe. They got the opener, and battled hard until the 86th minute. 

Spurs were lively, but just weren't clinical until Winks opened the scoring. 

Ndombele then secured the win with a late brace. The result is harsh on Wycombe, but that's football.

21:382 years ago

92'- 4-1!

Spurs in full flow now, and Ndombele grabs a brace. 

Hojbjerg picks him out, and he shifts it onto right foot with a nice skill. And then his shot blasts into the near post.

Great finish. 

21:352 years ago

87'- NDOMBELE 3-1

And just like that, it's 3-1 and game over. 

Wycombe commit men forward and Spurs raced away with Son. He picked out Ndombele who calmly tucked it away.  

21:332 years ago

86'- WINKS!!

Spurs find a breakthrough!!!

Ndombele's beautiful ball finds Kane. His shot gets saved, but Kane pings the loose ball across the goal but it gets deflected to the edge of the box. 

Winks picks it up, and his left footed strike curls into the back of the net. Breakthrough, at last.

21:252 years ago

80'- Not Spurs' day

How has Son missed ?!

Sissoko wins his duel and tees it to Son from point blank range. It bobbles, to be fair, but he blasts it over. Wow. 

10 minutes. 

21:182 years ago

72'- Son comes close

Son's first chance. 

He went past Grimmer and shifted the ball onto his left-foot.

His shot, however, just went past the post. 

21:152 years ago

70'- Kane's first sniff

Davies fires it into Kane and his first touch is brilliant, but the keeper comes out to smoother the England captain. 

Superb save. 

21:122 years ago

67'- Mourinho brings strength on

Ndombele and Son are on, for Lamela and Lucas.

Spurs are being patient, but don't have forever. 

21:012 years ago

55'- Kane is on!

Mourinho has seen enough. Kane is on, even though the goal does seem on its way. 

Vinicius comes off. 

20:552 years ago

49'- Bale almost gets the brace

Spurs have started well. 

Bale skipped past some defenders in the box, but can't quite direct his shot in from a tight angle.

20:532 years ago

48'- Lucas just wide!

Lucas skipped past Grimmer, advanced inside the box and the shot just whistled past the post.

Very close. 

20:522 years ago

47'- Lamela scuffs his shot

Winks finds himself on the left hand side of the box. He tees up Lamela but his shot was widely underwhelming. 
20:492 years ago

45'- Second-half.

Spurs get us underway. 
20:492 years ago

Mourinho changes things!

Tanganga comes off for Hojbjerg. Sissoko appears to be right-back at the moment 
20:392 years ago

Bale delight!

20:362 years ago

Half-time - 1-1

So, that's half-time. 

Spurs have been lively, but they were not clinical enough. Bale's goal just before half-time is big for them. 

Wycombe can't complain, but will be frustrated they didn't make it to half-time. They have posed a threat at times and deserved a goal after a positive opening. 

20:342 years ago

45'- BALE GOAL!!!!

It's been coming. 

Lucas whips a ball in front of the goalkeeper and Bale flicks it in just front of the keeper. 

It's deserved. 

20:312 years ago

44'- Tanganga so close

Winks lofts in a ball, and Tanganga meets it with the header. 

But the ball cannons off the crossbar. 

So close, yet so far.

20:272 years ago

41'- Lamela tests Allsop

Lamela finds a pocket of space, but it's catching practise for Allsop. 

Wycombe clearly hoping to hang on until half-time.

20:212 years ago

35'- Spurs come close!

Wycombe get lucky. Bale drives in and then tees up Sissoko.

His first-time shot takes a wild deflection off Charles and smashes the post. 

20:202 years ago

33'- Jacobson off

Big blow for Wycombe. Although their start has been fantastic, their cult hero and setpiece master Jacobson has to come off through injury. 


20:182 years ago

32'- Spurs growing into the game

Spurs holding all the possession at the minute. Vinicius is the latest player to come close, heading Lucas' corner over. 
20:142 years ago

28'- Bale again

Lucas plays in Bale down the right. 

He does a step-over, skips past Jacobson, but can only find the side netting from a tight angle. 

20:112 years ago


Onyedinma scores! Sanchez doesn't deal with the cross, and it falls to the winger who only has Hart to beat. 

He taps home and Wycombe are beating Mourinho's Spurs!

20:052 years ago

20'- Good signs

Wycombe will be content with the first 20 minutes of the game. They have settled nicely and clearly using free-kicks and even goal-kicks to overload Spurs' box. 
19:592 years ago

13'- Bale comes close

Bale picks up a loose ball, and takes a shot from outside the box.

His shot just whistles past the post. 

19:582 years ago

12'- Even start

Both teams have had good chances. Wycombe are huffing and puffing at the moment, making life tough for Spurs.
19:522 years ago

6'- Chance for Wycombe!

The first chance for Wycombe and it's a good one. 

Joe Hart is forced into a big save after Muskwe's header from point blank range. Good game so far!

19:502 years ago

4'- Bale should've scored!

Bale has a great chance. Lucas curls in a good corner and Bale rises, and meets it, but it flies wide. 

Should've scored. 

19:472 years ago

1'- Spurs corner

Vinicius holds the ball up well, and tees up Lamela who's shot gets deflected for a corner. 


19:452 years ago

0'- Kick-off!

Wycombe get us underway!
19:412 years ago

The teams are out!

Kick-off is moments away!
19:292 years ago

15 minutes to go!

The players are about finish their warm-ups... and that means kick-off is not far away.

Is there a smell of upset in the air? Let's find out.

18:532 years ago

Flexing their muscles

Bale starts for the first time since Stoke on Dec 23 while Kane, Son, Hojbjerg & Ndombele all rested for Liverpool.

10 changes from Sheffield Utd, five from Marine.

It's a chance for Spurs to flex their muscles. 

18:522 years ago

Wycombe Line-Up!

18:512 years ago

Confirmed Spurs Line-Up!

18:242 years ago

The Venue

18:222 years ago

They've arrived!

15:052 years ago

Everton are waiting

After Everton's comfortable 3-0 win vs Sheffield Wednesday, the onus is now on Spurs to win against a struggling Championship side and set up a tasty fifth round game with Everton.
15:012 years ago

Revenge or repeat?

14:592 years ago

Tottenham team-news

With Son Heung-min and Harry Kane expected to be named among the substitutes, Bale and Vinicius should feature in the Spurs attack.

Joe Hart should deputise for Hugo Lloris, while Erik Lamela is likely to be handed a rare start in the final third.

Mourinho has suggested that Dele Alli will miss out for Spurs with a tendon injury.

14:582 years ago

Covid hit Wycombe

The Chairboys are hosting Spurs for the first time in a competitive fixture but have not played since 9 January because of positive Covid-19 tests.

Wycombe manager, Gareth Ainsworth, said: "Out of 30 players I think I will have high-20s."

14:562 years ago

Last time out

In 2017, Tottenham hosted League Two Wycombe in the fourth round.

It turned out to be a 4-3 thriller after Son's last minute goal just about stopped a massive upset.

14:452 years ago


So, Wycombe vs Tottenham in the fourth round of the FA Cup. 

Mourinho's side travel to Adams Park after Spurs overcame non-league Marine in round three but Mourinho has stated how he knows to expect a much sterner test this evening.

Championship Wycombe will be hoping to pull off a big upset, but in all honestly, they do have bigger fish to fry in their Championship survival bid.

14:342 years ago


Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of this Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie: Wycombe vs Spurs!

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