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Early FA Cup full-times Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton

Gillingham 0-1 Leicester City

Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

Reading 2-0 Watford

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Portsmouth

Forest Green v Birmingham City was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Full time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 PortsmouthPeep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeep! Spurs advance courtesy of the only goal of the game, an excellent second-half strike from Harry Kane. Tottenham were far from their best today but did just enough against an obdurate Portsmouth side who defended stoutly but were unable to carve out any decent goalscoring opportunities save for one Reeco Hackett-Fairchild strike in the first half. It was a rare start for Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster but that save aside, he was no more than a bystander.

90+3 min: Portsmouth keep battling but are unable to get the ball into the Tottenham penalty area. Cue the final whistle – Tottemnham are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

90+2 min: Tottenham substitute: Alfie Devine on for Bryan Gill, who is warmly applauded by the home fans after another good performance. He’s enjoying his run of games in the absence of the injured Dejan Kulusevski.

90 min: Ben Davies is booked for a shove on Josh Koroma and Portsmouth have a free-kick halfway inside the Spurs half. The ball is floated into the Spurs penalty area and cleared.

89 min: Kane passes the ball wide to Royal after good work by Gill. The cross is headed clear by Michael Morrison, one of several rocks in the heart of Portsmouth’s defence.

87 min: Portsmouth substitution: Owen Dale off, Ronan Curtis on.

87 min: Owen Dale appeals for a corner, convinced his effort took a deflection off Japhet Tanganga. I have no idea whether or not it did but referee Thomas Bramall awards Spurs a goal-kick.

85 min: Portsmouth double-substitution: Joe Pigott and Michael Jacobs come on for Colby Bishop and Joe Morrell.

83 min: Portsmouth caretaker boss Simon Bassey orders another couple of substitutes to prepare for the white-hot cauldron of combat as his side continue their search for an equaliser. Whatever the outcome of this match, they’ve played very well today.

80 min: Spence overhits a cross through the Portsmouth penalty area and the ball carries through to Bryan Gill. He puts it out for a corner off Connor Ogilvie. Son’s delivery is decent but Pape Sarr isn’t quite able to get his head to it.

78 min: Tottenham substitution: Ryan Sessegnon makes way for the lesser-spotted Djed Spence, who if memory serves me correctly, catapulted himself into the spotlight with a terrific performance for Nottingham Forest against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season.

77 min: Broken leg or no broken leg, Louis Thompson isn’t slow about getting stuck in. He is booked moments after coming on for a scything challenge on Bryan Gill.

74 min: Portsmouth double-substitution: Josh Koroma and Louis Thompson on for Reeco Hackett-Fairchild and Ryan Tunnicliffe. Thompson makes his first appearance since August, having recovered from a broken leg.

73 min: Bryan Gill advances up the inside right, cuts inside and unleashes a shot which is inadvertently blocked by one of his own teammates.

71 min: Ryan Sessegnon finally gets the better of Zak Swanson, sitting the deefender on his backside with a shimmy and sending a cross into the Portsmouth penalty area. Denver Hume clears the ball upfield.

70 min: An excellent tackle from Reeco Hackett-Fairchild sends Portsmouth off on a counter-attack and Zak Swanson tees up Owen Dale on the edge of the Spurs penalty area. His pile-driver is blocked.

68 min: Oh dear. With the goal at his mercy, Oliver Skipp blasts high over the bar from eight yards out after a Bryan Gill dink had taken a little deflection into his path off Ogilvie. That is a dreadful miss.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Oliver Skipp has forgotten his shooting boots today. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images/ReutersOh, Oliver. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images67 min: Ryan Sessegnon has a shot from distance blocked by Conor Ogilvie after some neat Spurs passing around the edge of the Portsmouth penalty area.

65 min: Swanson slides in to dispossess Sessegnon and send Portsmouth upfield on a rare second half sortie. Their attack comes to nothing.

Portsmouth’s Zak Swanson gets the better of Tottenham Hotspur’s Ryan Sessegnon. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters62 min: Tottenham win a free-kick for another infringement, about 30 yards from the Portsmouth goal, a little right of centre. Son stands over the ball while Josh Griffiths spits in his gloves and rubs them together. The saliva is superfluous as Son’s free-kick is terrible and the ball sails high into the stand.

61 min: Denver Hume blatantly shoves Son off the ball as the Tottenham striker ran on to a return pass from Royal in space outside the Portsmouth penalty area. For reasons best known to himself, referee Thomas Bramall doesn’t award Spurs a free-kick.

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Denver Hume of Portsmouth. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images59 min: Pompey centre-back Sean Raggett clears a Harry Kane pull-back into the Portsmouth penalty area after the Spurs captain had run on to a weighted through ball from Emerson Royal.

56 min: More good defending from Zak Swanson, who prevents Son from getting a cross into the Portmouth penalty area down by the corner flag. An Arsenal player (albeit without making a senior appearance) from the age of six until his move to Portsmouth this season, the 22-year-old defender is relishing this game against Spurs.

54 min: Tottenham have visibly grown in confidence on the back of that fine Kane goal and are trying to pile the hurt on their impudent visitors. After their excellent showing in the opening 45 minutes, Portsmouth are struggling to get a foothold in this second half.

53 min: Heung-min Son collects a pass from Harry Kane in a good position but is unable to steer his shot on target under pressure from Joe Morrell.

GOAL! Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Portsmouth (Kane 51)He’s one of their own! Harry Kane plays a give and go with – I think – Sessegnon on the edge of the Portsmouth penalty area, collects the return pass and fires the ball into the corner. Tottenham are ahead.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane watches as his shot flies in to the Pompey net. Photograph: Adam Davy/PAKane is congratulated with his Spurs teammates after opening the scoring. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters49 min: Emerson Royal gets on the end of a cross at the far post, heads the ball across the face of goal and watches in disbelief as it hits the upright and bounces into the arms of a greatful Josh Griffiths. How did that stay out?

48 min: Portsmouth striker Colby Bishop is grappled to the ground by Ben Davies, who lands on top of him. Free-kick for Portsmouth, wide on the right. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild whips the ball into the mixer, where Ben Ogilvie heads over under pressure from Davinson Sanchez.

47 min: Ben Davies spots an Oliver Skipp run through the middle and picks out the midfielder with a floated pass from deep. The excellent Zak Swanson clears up at the back for Portsmouth.

Second half: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Portsmouth46 min: Play resumes with no changes in personnel on either side after the break.

An email: “As a Charlton fan, I’m wondering how we scored three goals at Fratton Park a few days ago,” writes Dean Kinsella. “Really good defending.”

Well, I suppose Charlton have Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Scott Fraser to rely on for goals, while Tottenham have to make do with the more workmanlike duo of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

Early FA Cup half-times Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton

Gillingham 0-0 Leicester City

Preston 0-0 Huddersfield

Reading 1-0 Watford

Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Portsmouth

Forest Green v Birmingham City was postponed

Half-time: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 PortsmouthPeep! It’s all square at the break after yet another decidedly underwhelming opening 45 minutes from Tottenham. Hats off to Portsmouth, who have been defensively obdurate and arguably had the best chance of the game so far, when Reeco Hackett-Fairchild forced Fraser Forster into a smart save.

44 min: Reduced to taking potshots and slinging crosses into the box because they can’t find any other way through the Portsmouth rearguard, Tottenham continue to nkock on the door. Japhet Tanganga has an effort from distance blocked, then Heung-min Son curls a shot high and wide of the top bin.

43 min: Pape Matar Sarr tries a shot from distance but sends his effort high and wide to whistles of derision from the Portsmouth end.

Spurs’ Pape Matar Sarr has a pop from distance. Photograph: James Fearn/PPAUK/Shutterstock42 min: Emerson Royal has a shot from distance blocked and optimisitically claims a handball. Tottenham work the ball wide, their dominance increasing. Portsmouth stand firm but are being pinned back deep inside their own half.

40 min: Free-kick for Tottenham, a few yards outside the Portsmouth penalty area and a little left of centre. Harry Kane rifles the ball into the defensive wall, collects the rebound and sends a cross towards the far post. Davinson Sanchez is unable to get enough power on his header to trouble Griffiths unduly.

The Portsmouth defensive wall does its job. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images39 min: I stand corrected. Replays show Griffith did actually get a fingertip on that cross in a bid to steer it away from any imminent dangers at the far post. Apologies, Josh.

37 min: A Sessegnon cross from the left whistles across the face of the Tottenham goal, with Josh Griffiths stretching to intercept the ball but failing to lay a glove on it. There’s nobody in a white shirt on hand to do any damage.

36 min: Harry Kane tries and fails to pick out Son with a delivery into the Portsmouth penalty area. The visitors clear.

35 min: Ryan Sessegnon has another attempted cross blocked by Zak Swanson, who subsequently shepherds the Tottenham wing-back to the touchline. Great defending from Portsmouth, who look very well organised.

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