Stevenage defied the odds and put on an impressive display to hold Tottenham to a goalless draw in Sunday afternoon's FA Cup fifth round clash at the Lamex Stadium.
The League One side started the day 47 places below Spurs in the league ladder, but they more than held their own with some dogged tackling and confident passing in midfield to send the tie to a replay.
Carlo Cudicini saved well from Scott Laird's header in the first half and Joel Byrom blasted just over in the second period while Tottenham had a goal ruled out for offside.
Stevenage bombarded the Spurs box in the opening few minutes and the visitors were rattled. Boro thought they should have had a penalty when Michael Dawson appeared to handle when jumping with Michael Roberts but referee Phil Dowd waved play on.
Saha felt he should have been awarded a penalty eight minutes before the break when he went down in the Boro box while going for a volley but Dowd ignored his pleas.
Cudicini tipped Laird's header wide soon after at the other end before Byrom entered the book for a nasty challenge on Scott Parker.
Tottenham came out with much more purpose at the start of the second half and almost took the lead through Gareth Bale.
The Welshman, playing behind the two strikers, strode past two Boro defenders and hammered a brilliant shot which former Tottenham goalkeeper Chris Day did well to tip around the post.
Louis Saha wriggled free in the box, met Rose's cross and fired home through a sea of players, but the linesman flagged to disallow the goal for offside after the ball touched Parker, who was on the line, on the way in.
Stevenage fought came forward once more and went close to scoring through Luke Freeman, who blasted a shot a couple of yards wide and although both teams went looking for a late winner, neither could score and the tie went to a replay.