Stevenage Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2012 FA Cup: Spurs Held To 0-0 Draw

League One Stevenage put in a brave performance at home against high-flying Tottenham Hotspur, ultimately holding their visitors to a 0-0 draw. Spurs put out a weakened - but still very strong - side, and should have been expected to breeze past their lower-league opposition, but were thwarted by resolute defending, poor finishing and, on one occasion, the linesman's flag.

Stevenage weren't just sitting back for the whole match. Despite Tottenham dominating possession the hosts actually had more shots on goal, although it was the visitors who came closest to scoring in both halves. Kyle Walker should have at least hit the target when a Danny Rose cross found him three yards from goal, but the young defender flashed his header wide, and after the break Spurs were even more unfortunate not to have gone ahead when Louis Saha's scrambled effort hit an offside Scott Parker on the line and was ruled out for offside.

It was that kind of day for Spurs, who now have another game to add to their schedule. They'll still expect to advance, of course, so it's not the end of the world, but a 0-0 draw against Stevenage is not what they'd have been expecting when they made the trip today.

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