Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Rochdale on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham Hotspur have been dragged into another FA Cup replay after they could only muster a 2-2 draw away at League One side Rochdale this afternoon.
Spurs entered the game having beaten AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in the third round before a 1-1 draw at Newport County in the last round, which they eventually won 2-0 in the replay.
Mauricio Pochettino again decided to rotate his side against lower league opposition as his side travelled to Spotland, and that looked like backfiring on his team when Ian Henderson put Rochdale into a first-half lead.
New signing Lucas Moura dragged Spurs back into the game in the second half with a smart finish on his first start for the club, before Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot to put Spurs in front after Dele Alli was fouled.
However, there was a twist in the tale as Steven Davies bagged a last-gasp equaliser for Rochdale, handing Keith Hill's men a replay and a trip to Wembley in a dramatic end to the game.
Pochettino will be disappointed with how his side failed to get through at the first time of asking, but he will surely be delighted with the impact of winger Moura after his goalscoring display.
The Brazilian wide man arrived from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day and has been waiting for his first start, with Pochettino unleashing him against Rochdale to great effect – though his side couldn't grab the win.
During and after the game, Spurs fans took to Twitter to hail Moura's display, suggesting that he was the best player on the park and one of the few players to come out of the game with any credit, even adding that he has already repaid his transfer fee more than Fernando Llorente has.
Fair plays to them @SpursOfficial so complacent. Moura the only player who came off well. Not many proving why they should start the next game over juventus line up #coys #ROCTOT #thfc https://t.co/OxQaZXx3vJ— David Cox (@davidjaydouglas) February 18, 2018
Lucas Moura was incredible— Owen (@ThfcOwen) February 18, 2018