Keith Hill believes his sides performance was deserving of the 2-2 draw against Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.

Dale were the better team in the opening period, in which Ian Henderson struck on the stroke of half-time to give Keith Hill’s men the lead.

Brazilian Lucas Moura equalised on the hour mark for Spurs, before Harry Kane’s 88th minute penalty looked to have knocked Dale out of the cup.

However, the hosts never gave up, and Steven Davies’ strike in stoppage time ensured Dale live to fight another day in the cup at Wembley.

Manager Keith Hill spoke about the thrilling 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Crown Oil Arena.

“The moment the ball (Steven Davies’ goal) hit the back of the net was a reward. The performance deserved the opportunity to at least go to Wembley in a replay,” said Hill in his post-match press conference.

“I thought the first half was magnificent with the way we took the game to the opposition. Why not take them on, why not try and win it? And I thought we gained their respect.”

“It was tremendous for us to score the first goal and go into half-time winning – it was a marvellous feeling for the players. In the second half, I thought the players were magnificent in their response to both goals.”

“For us to get that late equaliser, wow! That was raw emotion, not just from me, but from the players, the staff and from the supporters as well. I’m really pleased that the players have got their rewards and are going to Wembley.”

Man Of The Match Andy Cannon says Dale deserved their last-gasp equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

“I’ve never felt anything like it before,” said Cannon.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling. We deserved it I think and now we’re off to Wembley for the replay. Everybody is over the moon and the atmosphere is unbelievable.”

“All the lads worked so hard. We were passing it and playing well, and I thought we were equally as good.”


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