Pochettino relieved as Spurs ride luck to beat Wycombe

Substitute Dele Alli scored the leveler in the 89th minute before Son was the savior with his goal in the 97th.

The Argentine said: "I think we played not well".

Their half-time lead was richly deserved, but Spurs fought back after the interval and Son's stoppage-time victor evoked wild scenes at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur were given the mother of all scares on Saturday afternoon in their FA Cup fourth round clash. It was hard to stop them, they showed more desire and quality on the pitch.

Son's deflected strike from a narrow angle reduced the deficit and Janssen won and converted a penalty shortly after catching an arm across the face from Aaron Pierre.

Substitute Garry Thompson edged the visitors back in front before Dele Alli again leveled and Son scored a 97th-minute victor to break Wycombe hearts. But the Spurs fight back, and they live to see another day in the FA Cup.

Wycombe did the unthinkable, going in at the break two goals to the good over the side 69 places above them in the English football pyramid. That is the important thing that the FA Cup creates, that feeling.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was always likely to rotate a squad hoping to sustain a title challenge - one he has said does not need strengthening in the final days of the January transfer window.

Spurs' last-gasp win was thrilling, but masked what was a pretty anemic performance overall, and featured some bad games from Spurs players that rarely take the pitch these days. It was an unbelievable game.

The tone for a frenetic tie was set after just two minutes when Wycombe hit the bar - and then raced into a two goal lead through Wycombe skipper Paul Hayes. Here it is special - the team, the people is mad to try and lift the trophy.

It seemed Tottenham had grabbed a replay - but they weren't even happy with that and went on to win the game at the death.

"As a manager you can not ask for any more from your players", Wanderers coach Gareth Ainsworth said. 'They've done the whole town proud, they've done me proud, they've done themselves proud.

The draw for the Fifth Round of the FA Cup will be held at 7:20 p.m. United Kingdom (2:20 pm ET) on Monday.

  • Tabitha Byrd