Lamela’s 1st goal in 17 months helps Tottenham win in FA Cup

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Tottenham's Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round replay agaianst Newport County at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tottenham’s Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the English FA Cup fourth round replay agaianst Newport County at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

London (AP) — Erik Lamela scored his first goal in 17 injury-troubled months to help Tottenham reach the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over fourth-tier side Newport on Wednesday.

The south Wales club held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at home 10 days ago but they were outclassed in the replay at Wembley Stadium.

Lamela’s close-range finish in the 34th minute came after an own goal from Dan Butler.

Tottenham, who haven\t won a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, will next face third-tier Rochdale in the next round.