TOTTENHAM are up against non-league side Marine this evening in the third round of the FA Cup, as Spurs look to make decent ground in another domestic tournament this season.

Spurs haven't won this trophy since 1991 but Jose Mourinho is determined to bring silverware to North London this season – though Marine could give him a tricky test.

  • Start time: 5pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BBC One
  • Marine XI: To follow
  • Tottenham XI: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

Marine play in the Northern Premier League – now suspended due to national lockdown -but have been given elite status so they can keep training ahead of the match.

When is Marine vs Tottenham?

  • This fairytale FA Cup tie is set for Sunday, February 10.
  • Kick-off is at 5pm GMT.
  • To reach this stage, Marine have beaten Barnoldswick Town, Frickley, Runcorn Linnets, Nantwich Town, Chester, Colchester United and Havant & Waterlooville

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

This match will be shown on BBC ONE in the UK, making it free to all homes with a valid TV licence.

Coverage will begin at 4.30pm.

If you want to stream the tie, head to the BBC iPlayer.

Match odds

  • Marine shock win – 55/1
  • Draw – 18/1
  • Tottenham victory – 1/66

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

  • Joshua Mbu


    Football fans have shown their support for Marine AFC ahead of today's historic game against Tottenham.

    And since fans cannot be inside the ground to watch, the club have sold 23,000 virtual tickets!

  • Joshua Mbu


    This is just Marine’s second appearance in the FA Cup third round, going out at this stage in 1992-93 against Crewe Alexandra (1-3).

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    This will be Tottenham’s first FA Cup match against non-league opposition since January 1995, beating Altrincham 3-0 in a third round tie.

    Tottenham have progressed from 13 of their last 14 FA Cup third round ties, with the exception being a 0-2 loss at Arsenal in 2013-14.

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    This will be Marine’s first ever FA Cup match against a top-flight opponent.

    Crowds show their support as Marine AFC arrive at Rossett ParkCredit: Getty Images
  • Joshua Mbu


    And welcome to the live blog for Marine vs Tottenham!

    Today’s game is one of the biggest mismatches in FA Cup history, with the Northern Premier League minnows Marine taking on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.

    Marine has had to go through seven rounds to reach the third round of the FA Cup and are considered giant-killers due to the teams they beat in the previous rounds.

    Spurs, on the other hand, are coming off the back of a successful win against Championship side Brentford in the semi-final of the EFL Cup.

    And Mourinho's men are on a four-game unbeaten run ahead of a busy new-year period.

    The returns of Gareth Bale, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Matt Doherty gives boss Mourinho a chance to rotate his team.

    Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga could also be handed the chance to form a partnership in the heart of the defence.

    Youngster Harvey White could be given some minutes to impress in the midfield alongside Harry Winks.

    And on-loan striker Carlos Vinicius could get some minutes up front, with the strikers minutes limited in the Premier League.

    The teamsheets are due to be released in half an hour, so don't go anywhere!

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