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The England striker then grabbed a second in the 73rd minute from David Bentley's cross before completing his hat-trick at the end to earn Spurs a fifth-round meeting with Bolton.
Twelve months on, Gomes returned to Fulham armed with vats of holy water and exorcised every demon with three top-drawer saves - and several more decent ones - to earn Spurs a point they scarcely deserved.
Jermaine Jenas dragged them back into business and Niko Kranjcar gradually made an impact, dispatching the first equaliser and delivering the corner for Vedran Corluka to earn Spurs a point.
IT'S THERE: Jermain Defoe celebrates after scoring the equaliser against his former club Portsmouth to earn Spurs a point which lifted them out of the Premiership relegation zone.
Bent headed home with 17 minutes remaining, the striker's third in as many matches, to earn Spurs their first victory during a frustrating start to the campaign.