Our event of the day is the FA Cup 5th round replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale at Wembley Stadium in London. Both teams recently met at the Spotland Stadium, ending in an exciting 2-2 draw, with Rochdale’s Steve Davies scoring a dramatic injury-time equaliser. The visit to Wembley will be a challenging trip for Rochdale, facing Tottenham at their home ground, without striker Calvin Andrew as well as defenders Keith Keane and Niall Canavan, due to injuries. It is Rochdale’s first visit to Wembley in 10 years, when they lost 3-2 to Spockport in the 2008 Football League Two play-off Final.
Rochdale will rely on Ian Henderson, who has scored six times in the FA Cup this season, including the opening goal against Spurs in the original tie. Spurs are unbeaten in their last 15 games in all competitions and will be a tough challenge for Rochdale. Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last six FA cup matches whilst Dele Alli could become the first Spur’s player in the club’s history who has scored in the top flight, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup/Champions League within the same season. Hopefully we are in for an exciting game at Wembley this evening.
Honourable mentions around the globe go to day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Omnisport Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The highlights for today are the finals of the Women’s scratch 10k as well as the men’s and women’s team sprint. In cricket, it is the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and England at the Bay Oval in Tauranga. In La Liga, Atlético Madrid meet Leganes at the Wanda Metropolitano. It is day three of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel as well as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche host the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. In the NBA, the Washington Wizards are up against the Golden State Warriors at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.. It is day three of the Snooker Welsh Open.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
Photos by Rochdale AFC
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