Tottenham hold off Boro in FA Cup third round replay

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Tottenham beat Championship side Middlesbrough 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night in London.

Goals from Argentina internationals Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela had Tottenham two up at the stroke of 15 minutes for the eighth place team in the Premier League.

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 2-1.

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.

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