With 88 minutes on the clock Wycombe Wanderers were just moments away from securing the shock of the 2016/17 FA Cup, with the then-League Two outfit 3-2 up against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the fourth round.

But late goals from Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min shattered the Chairboys’ dreams and a place in the fifth round.

Four years later, and almost to the day, the teams meet again in the fourth round – this time at Adams Park. Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth claims he doesn’t believe in revenge, but there’s no doubt the 2017 clash will remain at the forefront of the minds of fans and players alike.

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Harry Gadd, UCFB Wembley graduate and Wycombe’s Global Marketing Executive, said on behalf of the club: “We are absolutely delighted to be given such a high-profile draw in the fourth round. I know our fans will be relishing the opportunity to see us play against Spurs and for anyone watching that is not yet a fan of ours, we hope we can show them some rock‘n’roll football!”

He added: “Hopefully we’ll be able to get revenge on them for our 4-3 loss in 2017!”

Wycombe, who currently sit at the bottom of the Championship, will have to contend with the likes of England captain Harry Kane and World Cup winner Hugo Loris. But the club defeated the odds in their third round tie with Preston North End and have seen a recent surge in form, so will be hoping to cause Jose Mourinho’s side more trouble than eighth-tier Marine did earlier this month.   

Commercial Operations Executive at the club, and BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law graduate, Emilie Hagan said: “I think Wycombe are really growing into their Championship role; it’s been a tough step up but all they need is a little bit of luck on their side. I do think they will put up a good fight. Having said that Spurs are on top of their game, but anything can happen! That’s the magic of the cup.”

Monday night’s showdown is, Harry believes, keeping many fans afloat during these difficult times. The MSc Sports Management graduate said: “Our fans in the UK are going through a really tough time as we experience our third lockdown. A good run in the FA Cup and a game against Spurs is a brilliant occasion that we can all get excited about. I think the last 12 months have shown the importance of football to millions of people.”

Harry added: “How far do I think Wycombe can go? Let’s just say as a Liverpool fan, I’m already looking forward to beating Everton in the next round!”