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Last Updated: 05/01/20 4:40pm

Tottenham’s poor form continued as they were held 1-1 at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round, while the VAR pitchside screen was finally used on a busy Sunday of action.

Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Ashley Fletcher put Middlesbrough ahead early in the second half

Lucas Moura kept Tottenham in the FA Cup as he prevented a third-round shock at the hands of Sky Bet Championship Middlesbrough.

Boro – managed by Jonathan Woodgate, who headed Spurs to victory in the 2008 League Cup final – took a 50th-minute lead through Ashley Fletcher’s sixth goal in 11 games.

But Jose Mourinho’s men hit back within 11 minutes when Brazilian Moura headed firmly past Tomas Mejias to secure a 1-1 draw and a place in Monday evening’s fourth-round draw.

Tottenham were well worth a replay on the balance of play on a day when the injured Harry Kane’s absence blunted their attack, but Boro equally deserved another crack after a spirited display against last season’s Champions League finalists.

Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher has been involved in eight goals in his last 11 appearances in all competitions (six goals, two assists), netting in his last three games.Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby

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