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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl welcomes Spurs FA Cup replay

Tottenham and Southampton face an FA Cup replay after finishing Saturday's fourth round tie at St Mary's 1-1.

Spurs looked on their way into the fifth round just before the hour, when Son Heung-min crowned a superb break with a low finish from the excellent Giovani lo Celso's pass. But Sofiane Boufal's late equaliser gave Southampton a fully-deserved FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl later remarked: "It was a good game.

"A lot of chances for us and for them. I think in the end we came close to winning.

"Ingsy was a little bit unlucky today but was always dangerous in the box. He's fantastic. Also the subs did a good job today, all three that came on.

"That's the reason why we need every player. We changed the shape also. In the cup it's all or nothing.

"We had a lot of chances in the end, the only pity is that we have to have a replay. I would have liked to have a decision today, either winning or losing.

"There are so many games in England, I don't understand. But this is the rule and we have to accept that.

"For the players this isn't easy, because they don't get much time off. It's frustrating, but we are motivated to go to the next round."

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