City to travel to Spurs for FA Cup fifth round
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Norwich City supporters will descend on the capital en masse after Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-2 victory over Southampton.
A Jack Stephens own goal put Spurs in the lead before goals from Shane Long and Danny Ings flipped the tie on its head. Jose Mourinho's men assumed control thereafter and Lucas Moura's strike drew Spurs level.
Ex-City 'keeper Angus Gunn fouled Heung-Min Son in the area for a penalty. The South Korean stepped up to convert in the dying embers of the fixture.
The club initially seemed to confirm the game would be played on Thursday, March 5 but later deleted the tweet. That date could have meant wider implications on their scheduled Premier League fixture with Sheffield United on Saturday, March 7.
The match will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the week commencing Monday, March 2. There will be no replays as any ties that are level after 90 minutes will progress to extra-time and, if necessary, penalties.
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The Canaries are expected to get a significant allocation for the fifth round tie, with the Canary nation provided with another opportunity to visit the new stadium. The Canaries last faced Spurs in the competition back in 1993, where a Teddy Sheringham brace knocked them out of the cup.
The last time City reached this stage of the competition was in 2012, when Paul Lambert's side team slipped to a 2-1 home shock to Leicester when the Foxes were in the Championship and City were on course to finish in mid-table in the Premier League.
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Prior to that defeat, City faced Chelsea at this stage in 2007 and lost 4-0. Didier Drogba and Shaun Wright-Phillips were among the goals at Stamford Bridge.