Jose Mourinho was relieved after Tottenham’s late show saw them beat Wycombe 4-1 in the FA Cup fourth round.

Spurs looked like being taken to extra time by the Championship strugglers as they missed a host of chances to kill the game after Gareth Bale’s goal had cancelled out Fred Onyedinma’s surprise opener for Wycombe.

Even the introduction of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min could not do the trick until the final five minutes when a Harry Winks strike and a quickfire Tanguy Ndombele double sent Mourinho’s men through to a fifth-round tie at Everton.

“I knew that the game was going to be difficult – we started preparing for the game by showing the players what they did a few years ago at White Hart Lane,” Mourinho said, referencing the 2017 fourth-round tie which Spurs won 4-3 at the death.

“Six of these players and the manager are still in this team. So that I think was a good start and then we prepared for the game knowing it could be hard and it was. It’s not easy to handle their style of play. It was great for us to score in minute 85 because that gave us the possibility of not playing extra time.”