Spurs targeting response against Lilywhites

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2022/23 English FA Cup

Fourth round

Preston North End v Tottenham Hotspur

Preston and Hove, England
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Kick-off is at 20h00 
Tottenham will be seeking a FA Cup tonic when they travel to Deepdale for a fourth-round tie against Preston on Saturday, January 28.
Spurs lost more ground in the race for Champions League football after they lost 4-2 against Manchester City last Thursday to make it back-to-back defeats in the Premier League.
Antonio Conte's side had also been beaten 2-0 by arch-rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby four days prior and have now lost three of their last five league matches.
The capital club saw off Portsmouth in the third round of the cup competition as Harry Kane's 50th-minute coal clinch a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Harry Kane
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Conte felt there were positives and negatives to take from their performance against City and claims the result could have been different had the visitors been more clinical.
"I watched the game in the second half, but they (City) shot four times and they scored four times. They didn't dominate the game, or we suffered to stay behind with a lot of chances for them," the Italian said.
"The game was really, really balanced. When we were 2-2, we had a massive, massive chance to go 3-2 and I think also it could be a different situation.
"I have to analyse the situation. In the last two games we played against the first and the second. In my opinion, we showed we can play and get good results but, at the same time, there are a lot of situations that we have to improve, otherwise you don't lose both games."
The Lilywhites will be looking to build of their 2-1 win over Birmingham last weekend which lifted them into the top half of the Championship table.
It was only their second league victory since the World Cup break, while Ryan Lowe's team managed to dispatch Championship rivals Huddersfield 3-1 in the previous round of England's famous cup competition.

Alan Browne of Preston
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Lowe praised the impact made by the 1,500 travelling fans at St Andrew's and is hoping to hear them in full voice for the visit of Spurs.
"Can we not just put them 1,500 somewhere at Deepdale? Maybe right behind the goal? I'm not too sure, but they were all fantastic so thank you from me and the players because it means a lot to us," he said.
"Sometimes we'll go a little bit down, not performing and not getting results, but if they stick with us like that, we want more good moments like that, so again we've sent them home happy which Is pleasing."

Head-to-Head (Last Five FA Cup Meetings)

Matches - 5
Preston - 2
Tottenham - 2
Draws - 1

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Published: 01/25/2023