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Tottenham cruise in FA Cup

COLCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Nacer Chadli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Weston Homes Community Stadium on January 30, 2016 in Colchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Nacer Chadli scored two goals to lead Tottenham into the fifth round of the FA Cup

Tottenham cruised into the FA Cup fifth round with a comfortable 4-1 win at League One strugglers Colchester this morning.

Nacer Chadli curled in a fine shot from 20 yards to open the scoring before Eric Dier netted a deflected drive.

Chadli then headed a second and while Ben Davies scored an own-goal, Tom Carroll was able to fire in a fourth.

Colchester – bottom of League One – lost both centre-backs to a clash of heads early in the game, but saw Marvin Sordell hit the post late on.

Tottenham, who are now unbeaten in 10 away games in all competitions, are into the fifth round for the first time since 2012 and were utterly dominant against a side without a league win in 109 days.

Erik Lamela and Chadli also hit the woodwork in a display which could – and should – have yielded more goals.

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