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  1. Rochdale 2-2 Tottenham
  2. Wigan v Manchester City (19:55 GMT)
  3. Wigan-City live on BBC One and Radio 5 live
  4. GET INVOLVED: Your favourite late goals and celebrations

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK


And that's where we leave you for this morning, many thanks for being with us. You were spared the taxi jokes and there were very few Steve Davis puns, so enjoy the football on the BBC this evening and see you again. Cheerio now.

BBC Sport Gossip Column

It has certainly all been happening at West Brom, five points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League. The chairman and chief executive sacked, the infamous Barcelona training trip and ensuing "taxi-gate" and defeat in the FA Cup. The Baggies face Huddersfield at home on Saturday and Watford away the week after and from today's BBC Sport Gossip column, The Sun says manager Alan Pardew has those two matches to save his job.

Recreating the Wigan magic

Plenty available for you across the BBC website, including how former Wigan manager Roberto Martinez hopes to recreate Wigan's Wembley winning ways with Belgium at the World Cup.

Hill & Son to walk out at Wembley

Rochdale boss Keith Hill, who reminded me a little of Keith Allen, AKA Lily's dad (pictured right), says not to expect his son Sydney for a couple of days next week.

Sydney was mascot against the mighty Spurs on Sunday and the Rochdale manager is prepared to let him miss a day at school to let him do it again at Wembley.

"Surprisingly, when I was in the pub last night I saw one of his teachers and she assured me he could have the day off," Hill senior told 5 live.

"I certainly hope (there will be no fine) but he can put a sickie in."

Keith Hill and Keith Allen
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Get Involved - favourite late goals & celebrations

Steve Brooks: I think Jimmy Glass wins this by a country mile.

A reference of course to the goalkeeper coming up in injury time to score, which kept Carlisle in the Football League in 1999. Dedicated to my late and much missed colleague Mr Mick Mitchell, as devout a Cumbrian as there ever was.

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Jimmy Glass rescues Carlisle

Pep wasn't good enough for Wigan

Wigan v Man City (19:55GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Pep Guardiola heads to Wigan with Manchester City in the FA Cup tonight.

But Guardiola has revealed he came close to joining the Latics at the end of his playing days when Paul Jewell was the manager, only to get rejected as he was not up to it.

He said: ‘I was not good enough. I tried to come here to play English football but I was really old."

Live tonight

Wigan v Manchester City (Monday, 19:55 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 live

Hopefully there will be no such scenes at the DW Stadium tonight as Wigan take on Manchester City in a repeat of the 2013 final, which memorably saw the Latics lift their first major trophy. There will be live commentary in 5 live Sport at 19:00 GMT, presented from the ground by Mark Chapman, with Alan Green and Kevin Kilbane in the com box. The match is also live on BBC One from 19:30 GMT.

Feisty encounter

How about this though from a Bahia state championship match between Vitoria and Bahia.

After celebrations in front of rival fans there was a melee of epic proportions and - after a delay of 16 minutes to restore order - the referee sent off eight players.

In total there were 10 reds and eight yellows and the match was abandoned.

Ten red cards and eight yellows in Brazilian football match after team brawl

FA Cup quickfire round-up

All the thrills and spills from the fifth-round weekend, including Willian's mind games and a young fan celebrating on the pitch with his heroes, can be found in our FA Cup shuffle.

FA Cup Shuffle: Sanchez gets carried away, Willian mind-games & Keown kills the vibe

United get over the line at Huddersfield

How about that VAR line in the Huddersfield-Man Utd match on Saturday? It looked a bit like a Sunday League touchline didn't it? Juan Mata's goal may have been ruled out but it did not prove decisive as goals in each half from Romelu Lukaku took United through to the last eight.

Mata's goal is ruled out via VAR at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round

Get Involved - favourite goals & celebrations

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Philip Hull: Favourite last minute goal has to be Brian Stein Luton v Arsenal, Littlewoods Cup Final 1988 to seal a 3-2 win after being 2-1 down with 10 minutes to go.

Not much to cheer since then Philip, so here's that 1988 triumph, up the Hatters!

Luton win at Wembley in 1988
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FA Cup sixth-round draw

So Rochdale are still in the FA Cup and here's a reminder of the quarter-final draw, with Swansea to host Sheffield Wednesday in a replay on 27 February, Spurs-Rochdale a day later and Manchester City at Wigan tonight.





Ties to be played on the weekend of 17/18 March

Money well spent

Rochdale spent £500,000 on re-turfing the Spotland pitch before the Spurs game and after some initial concerns which he soon apologised for, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was appreciative of their efforts.

"The pitch was good, very good," he said. "I'm happy because I think it was a great game and I think the pitch helped to make that for both teams. "We are not complaining because they deserved to go and play at Wembley."

Rochdale before and after
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Putting Rochdale on the map...again

Gracie Fields, Lisa Stansfield, Anna Friel, Bill Oddie, there have been some famous names from Rochdale over the years and goalscorers Ian Henderson and Steven Davies will be honorary Rochdale royalty too after earning the team a trip to Wembley.

Rochdale player reactions

Get Involved - favourite goals & celebrations

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Damian, London: I'd love to say my favourite last-minute goal celebration was for Ben Watson's winner in the Cup Final, but as my 10-year-old daughter had decided nature was calling, I'm not sure celebrating in the loos outside Block 114 of Wembley Stadium can count.

From the history books

Still hope for Rochdale - but maybe the odds have lengthened a touch - of a first win against top-flight opposition since they beat Coventry in 1971, before even my time. That match was played on a Monday afternoon after the Sky Blues refused to play under what they regarded as inferior floodlights and Dale went on to a 2-1 win.

They have suffered six defeats to teams in the top division since then though.

Back to reality

Two more less salubrious fixtures for Rochdale players to negotiate before their Wembley adventure on the 28th, they're back at Spotland to face Dele Alli's old club MK Dons on Wednesday, before a trip to Wigan at the weekend. Definitely not the time to pick up an injury.

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We're going to Wembley

There are 63 league places between Spurs and Rochdale and the Greater Manchester side are rooted to the foot of the League One table after only five wins in 28 matches.

They had lost five of their last six league matches but try telling that to the dressing room after yesterday's match as they earned a trip to Wembley.

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Get Involved - favourite goals & celebrations

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Great goals but we want your favourite celebrations too, David Pleat's soft-shoe shuffle onto the pitch in the early eighties, any of Mick McCarthy's passionate displays of emotion, or Ryan Giggs whirling away to reveal that mass of chest hair, please send them in.

Get Involved - favourite late goals & celebrations

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David Gaskell: An obvious choice but Gerrard's 90th minute screamer in the 2006 final to take it to extra time!

Steven Gerrard lashes home for Liverpool
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'It's another game for the squad'

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was trying to put a brave face on his side's failure to beat Rochdale yesterday.

A second 2-2 draw after last week's exciting game with Juventus, was not exactly what Pochettino wanted given Spurs also had a replay in the last round against Newport.

He said: "After Harry Kane's penalty I thought the tie was won.

"But we all know what the FA Cup is like. The circumstances from the Juventus game were completely different.

"We are still alive and it is a good chance for the squad to have another opportunity to play."

Good? Mmm.

Mason welcomes gift from Rose

Rose's gesture was appreciated by its recipient, who hopes to return to Spurs one day in a coaching capacity, which surely has to happen.

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Kiss from a Rose

A lovely touch from Danny Rose after the second Tottenham goal, running to the camera, exclaiming "Ryan Mason" and planting a kiss on the lens in tribute to his former Spurs colleague, who has announced his retirement as a result of that horrendous fractured skull injury sustained at Chelsea last year.

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Alex Maynard: Mesut Ozil vs Ludogerets. To not only the ability, but the composure to chip a keeper, dummy 2 players and then slot home showed his true class on the big stage.

Chas 'n' Dale

But of course, Rochdale hit back and Tottenham's legendary singer-songwriting fan, who I am very much looking forward to seeing with his trusty bass-playing companion Dave at the Royal Albert Hall no less in a couple of months, was full of praise for the League One strugglers.

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Spurs are on their way to Wembley...for a replay

When Tottenham frontman Harry Kane expertly converted from the penalty spot for his 34th goal of the season it looked as though Spurs were safely through to the quarter-finals and the fans were singing the Chas and Dave classic Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley fully embracing the irony that they have been playing there all season.

Harry Kane scores from the spot for Spurs

Hill defends Dele Alli

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

There were a few grumblings about how Dele Alli won the penalty Spurs thought had earned them an escape from Rochdale with a victory.

However, the England star was defended by an unexpected source: Dale manager Keith Hill.

Hill said immediately after the game: "I have not seen it again but I am led to believe he is looking for it. Why not?

"We get too involved in controversy. If a centre-forward or a midfield player feels as though there is a penalty opportunity to be gained...brilliant.

"Whether it is Dele Alli or one of my players, it doesn't really matter. I won't hold it against him - and if he does it for England in the summer and we win the World Cup, I will certainly be supportive of him."

Get Involved

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That Davies equaliser sparked some tremendous celebrations in the stands, in the dugout and on the pitch as Rochdale rejoiced. What have been your favourite last-gasp strikes and celebrations? Both big Manchester clubs have notable claims, but please send your favourites in to the hasthag #bbcfootball or text 81111 and we can reminisce.

Steve Davies saves Rochdale with stoppage time equaliser

Davies delivers for Dale

Tottenham golden boy Harry Kane came off the bench and looked to have won it for the Lilywhites with an 88th-minute penalty after a foul on Dele Alli, but right on cue - there you are - Steve Davies produced a sublime touch and left-footed finish to send Rochdale into raptures and a replay at Wembley on Wednesday week, 28 February.

Steven Davies hits Rochdale's equaliser

Moura strikes in first Spurs start

Tottenham's new £23m signing from PSG Lucas Moura impressed on his first start, collecting an insightful pass from Moussa Sissoko and slotting into the net to settle the nerves of Spurs fans and equalise on 59 minutes.

Lucas Moura equalises for Spurs

Rochdale claim thrilling draw with Spurs

So it was indeed a wonderful FA Cup fifth-round tie before the BBC cameras at the newly relaid Spotland. In the first meeting between Rochdale and the mighty Tottenham Hotspur, it was the team bottom of League One who took the lead when Ian Henderson swept in his sixth goal in the competition this season.

Ian Henderson breaks deadlock against Spurs

The Daily Star

The Daily Star go with more accusations of diving against Tottenham's Dele Alli, more on that later.

Daily Star
Daily Star

The Daily Telegraph

The Telegraph, as you would expect, use some longer words and opine: "the enduring, indestructible appeal of the world’s oldest cup competition was encapsulated by this wonderful FA Cup tie."

Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Daily Mirror

Ah, I was going to use a snooker reference, even though the Rochdale goalscorer's name is spelt differently. Here's the Mirror's take on Rochdale's late break.

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror


Hello and a warm welcome to another football special. It's a wet, misty start to the week in the north-west of England, but just up the road there will be joie de vivre in many a Rochdale resident as they're off to Wembley. Much more on that to come and we will look ahead to tonight's FA Cup match live across the BBC. But first let's have a look at what headlines the newspapers have come up with.