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FA Cup Fifth Round - Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Match thread and how to watch

A trip to North Yorkshire is on the slate as Spurs look to advance in the FA Cup.

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The fifth round of the FA Cup is upon us as Tottenham Hotspur look to progress to the quarterfinals over Championship side Middlesbrough.

Spurs are riding a bit of momentum after a 4-0 victory of Leeds United, a drubbing that resulted in the sacking of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. Antonio Conte said it will be much of the same crop of players available for selection today though we won’t be surprised to see a bit of rotation given the Leeds match was just three days ago. The FA Cup is Spurs last opportunity to try and nab silverware this season so the competition, so lets grab a win and move on.

Lineups

What even is rotation?

How to Watch

Middlesbrough vs. Tottenham Hotspur

FA Cup Fifth Round Proper

Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England

Time: 7:55 PM UK, 2:55 PM ET

TV: BBC One (UK)

Streaming: ESPN+ (US), DAZN (CAN), BBC Player (UK)

Match thread rules

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