Preston 0 – 3 Tottenham

Heung-Min Son stepped up in Harry Kane’s absence and produced two fierce strikes to help Tottenham into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win at Championship side Preston.

The forward had managed just one goal in his previous 17 games for club and country but unleashed a beauty from distance five minutes into the second half and then fired home another (69) from inside the box to maintain Spurs’ hopes of finally ending what is a now a 15-year trophy drought this season.

The win was capped late on by a goal for debutant Arnaut Danjuma (87), who glanced in a third to make his first appearance after signing on loan from Villarreal a memorable one.

Antonio Conte’s side had been short on quality against their well-organised hosts in the first half, with a Ryan Ledson block denying Dejan Kulusevski and Freddie Woodman saving twice from Son at a rain-soaked, atmospheric Deepdale.

But the Korean’s moment of magic shortly after the break transformed the tie and his second all but ended it.

It also meant Conte could keep unwell Kane wrapped up on the bench and, with their name now in the hat for Monday’s draw, Spurs can turn their attentions to next Sunday’s big Premier League clash with Manchester City, which is live on Sky Sports. The fifth round of the FA Cup will take place week commencing February 27.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Preston return to Championship action on Saturday, with Bristol City visiting Deepdale; kick-off 3pm.

Ryan Lowe’s side then take on Lancashire rivals Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday February 11; kick-off 3pm.

Tottenham’s next game is in the Premier League, with champions Manchester City visiting north London on Sunday February 5, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 4.30pm.

Sunday 5th February 4:00pm

Kick off 4:30pm

Spurs then travel to Leicester on Saturday February 11; kick-off 3pm.

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