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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough: FA Cup game time, TV channels, how to watch

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It was so fun the first time that they decided to do it again.

Middlesbrough FC v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Cup Third Round Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images

Ironically, the best Tottenham Hotspur has looked in a few weeks came in a loss. Saturday’s defeat against Liverpool felt a bit like a missed opportunity, but it should be something that the team can build from going forward. At this point, even moral victories might count for something, as everything has felt like a struggle since the end of November.

Tuesday Spurs get a rematch against Middlesbrough in the Third Round of the FA Cup. After drawing 1-1 last week, the teams will meet again for the replay in London for an opportunity to play against Southampton in the Fourth Round later this month. Of course, Tottenham recently dropped points away to the Saints on New Year’s Day, but one thing at a time…

Boro still sit in the bottom half of the Championship table, and at home Tottenham should be able to take the tie. Spurs were the better side in the initial fixture, but they could not turn their possession and opportunities into many goals. Second half substitutions to bring on Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso seemed to make a difference last time, but Jose Mourinho has been reluctant to make these sort of changes to the starting XI.

As always, adding another match to a busy past month and a half is never a good thing, and Mourhino’s interest towards cup competitions makes heavy rotation unlikely. Looking at everything glass half full, though, this could be a chance for the team to continue to carry some momentum forward from the weekend and help the manager finally make the right lineup decisions.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2020
Time: 3:05 p.m. ET, 8:05 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: None (USA), BBC One (UK)
Streaming: ESPN+ (USA)

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