Spurs and Middlesbrough will do battle again at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium later this month after drawing at the Riverside Stadium in their FA Cup third round tie. Jermaine Jenas believes that an FA Cup third round replay with Middlesbrough could actually benefit Jose Mourinho and Tottenham, despite adding to a busy schedule. Spurs will have to do it all again with Middlesbrough following a draw at the Riverside Stadium, with Tottenham unable to find a winner after Lucas Moura had cancelled out Ashley Fletcher's opener for Boro. As a result, the two sides will now meet again at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a place in the fourth round of the competition at stake.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Middlesbrough: FA Cup third-round replay – as it happened
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough - 14 January - Soccerway
Middlesbrough scored late in the second half to make for a nervy finish for Jose Mourinho's side after George Saville fired past Paulo Gazzaniga from the top of the penalty area to cut Spurs' lead to With 'Boro pushing hard for an equaliser and a replay, Tottenham held on to their lead to advance to the fourth round of the annual domestic competition for the sixth straight season in a matchup with fellow Premier League side Southampton. Mourinho made five changes to his starting lineup with Lo Celso and Lamela, who both impressed as substitutes in the defeat by Liverpool on Saturday, given the chance to impress. They did just that although both goals came from poor Boro defending. The 4, Boro fans who made the trip south were silenced after two minutes when keeper Tomas Mejias played a risky pass out and Lo Celso intercepted before cutting inside and side-footing home. Boro almost levelled when Lukas Nmecha left Japhet Tanganga on the ground after a great turn but he was denied by Gazzaniga who had a relatively quiet evening.
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