20 Feb 2012

Spurs held to a draw in FA Cup

6:03 am on 20 February 2012

This season's FA Cup favourites Tottenham Hotspur have been held to a nil-all draw at third tier Stevenage, while last season's runners-up Stoke City reached the quarter-finals with a 2-nil win at Crawley Town.

Spurs, third in the Premier League and with coach Harry Redknapp tipped to take over England, produced a lethargic display with a new five-man defence, that included Ryan Nelsen making his first start, and had to settle for a replay at White Hart Lane next month.

Liverpool play second tier Brighton & Hove Albion later this morning.