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Defoe double fires Spurs into the quarter-finals

Jermain Defoe booked Tottenham's FA Cup quarter-final with Bolton after grabbing a brace in the 3-1 victory over Stevenage at White Hart Lane.

Earlier, Jerome Byrom's fourth-minute penalty gave Stevenage the lead after the winger was felled by Ryan Nelsen in the box but Defoe's neat equaliser drew things level at half-time.

Substitute Emmanuel Adebayor converted a penalty of his own after Mark Roberts had brought down Gareth Bale to edge Spurs in front, before Defoe wrapped up the victory with another smart finish.

Spurs will welcome Owen Coyle's side to White Hart Lane for the quarter-final, but will hope the injuries that forced Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon to withdraw in the first-half are not too serious.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton are among the other clubs left in, with Stoke, Leicester and also Sunderland hoping to make further progress in the competition.

In the other quarter-finals, Everton take on Sunderland at Goodison Park, Liverpool host last season's FA Cup runners-up Stoke City and Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea host the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, Leicester City.

FA Cup sixth round ties

Liverpool v Stoke City

Chelsea v Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers

Everton v Sunderland

Ties to be played over the weekend of March 17. Matches can be played on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Winning fifth round clubs each receive £360,000.


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