Lamela’s 1st goal in 17 months helps Tottenham win in FA Cup

Tottenham's Erik Lamela takes a shot on gaol during the English FA Cup fourth round replay soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Alastair Grant/AP)

LONDON — Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 injury-troubled months to help Tottenham reach the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over fourth-tier side Newport on Wednesday.

The south Wales club held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at home 10 days ago but it was outclassed in the replay at Wembley Stadium.

Lamela’s close-range finish in the 34th minute came after an own goal from Dan Butler.

Tottenham, which hasn’t won a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, will next face third-tier northern English side Rochdale in the FA Cup.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.