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Tranmere Rovers vs. Tottenham Hotspur: time, TV channels, lineups, and how to watch FA Cup online

Spurs kick off their FA Cup campaign with a match against League 2 side Tranmere.

Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly
Meet Tranmere’s 35-year old captain Steve McNulty.
Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Greetings from Prenton Park! Can you feel the magic? The FA Cup is back, and Tottenham are still in it. Spurs are literally just across the River Mersey from Liverpool today, at the home of their League 2 opponents Tranmere Rovers for the FA Cup Third Round.

I’d like to tell you something about Tranmere Rovers. I cannot. I know they are mid-table in League 2, and they’re coming off of consecutive league draws against Macclesfield and Yeovil. I can tell you that they promoted last season after winning the Vanarama National League Play-Offs last spring.

I also can tell you they have a player by the name of Steve McNulty, a 35 year old center back who is their club captain, and looks like your dad. He weighs in at just under 200 lbs. and is an absolute unit. He might break Son Heung-Min.

Here’s a video of him showboating against Wrexham when he was with Luton Town. In awe of the size of this lad.

Anyway, Spurs are there to play in the FA Cup because Piers Morgan drew them out out of a glass bowl a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know who Mauricio Pochettino will start today. Hopefully he will rest a few really good players and give some fringe and/or youth a chance to impress. If Oliver Skipp doesn’t start we riot.



How to Watch

Once again, this cup match is only legally viewable in the USA streamed online via ESPN+.

Date/time: Friday, January 4, 2019 | 2:45 p.m. (ET), 7:45 p.m. (UK)
Venue: Prenton Park, Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK
TV: not televised (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), Sportsnet World (Canada), not televised (Australia), other listings at
Streaming: ESPN+ (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at UK - check local listings

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