FA Cup roundup: Tottenham’s stunning comeback, Saints, Bradford advance


Wednesday’s batch of FA Cup third-round replays featured an upset, a big-time comeback and a comfortable advancement from one of the Premier League’s top squads.

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Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Burnley

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and his charges made sure the home fans got to run the full gamut of emotions at White Hart Lane.

Marvin Sordell and Ross Wallace had the visitors up 2-0 after eight minutes, stunning the Spurs’ faithful.

But Paulinho halved the deficit shortly after the next kickoff, and Etienne Capoue equalized just before halftime.

Spurs didn’t leave much to the imagination in the second half, with Vlad Chiriches scoring in the 49th and Danny Rose in the 52nd to put exclamation points on the comeback.

Tottenham out shot Burnley 16-4, and moves on to a fourth-round visit from Leicester City.

Bradford City 4-0 Millwall

In a performance that had visiting fans chanting about what they felt would be the imminent firing of manager Ian Holloway, League One side Bradford City cruised past 10-man Millwall.

In doing so, Bradford earned one of those trips FA Cup minnows dream about: a visit to Stamford Bridge to try and knock off Chelsea.

James Hanson, Jon Stead, Andy Halliday and Billy Knott scored for the victors.

If the season ended today, Millwall would be relegated to League One, while Bradford would contest the promotion playoffs in England’s third tier.

Ipswich Town 0-1 Southampton

Shane Long’s 19th minute goal held up as the Saints went into Portman Road and knocked off Ipswich Town. There were plenty of regulars in the lineup for Saints, who are making a run at the Cup.

Southampton will host Crystal Palace in the next round, with the match being held Jan. 24.