FA Cup replay roundup: Spurs, Liverpool last two into 4th round

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A recap of the final day of FA Cup third round replays…

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Leicester City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after knocking off Leicester, one of just three sides who currently sit above them in the Premier League, 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. Son Heung-min fired the visitors into the lead with a stunning strike on 40 minute.

Nacer Chadli completed the scoring for Spurs, expertly slotting home after Son’s splendid through ball unlocked the deep-sitting Leicester defense. Mauricio Pochettino saw his side advance despite resting first-team regulars Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Aldeweireld; Harry Kane only saw the final 30 minutes of action, while Dele Alli played just seven minutes on the night, leaving much of the Spurs spine fully rested for Saturday’s away date with Crystal Palace in the league (Watch live at 10 a.m. ET, on USA and online via Live Extra).

Spurs will now face League One side Colchester United at the Colchester Community Stadium in the fourth round on Saturday, Jan. 30.

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Liverpool 3-0 Exeter City

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp elected to rest even more starters than Pochettino, which ultimately paid off as the Reds knocked off League Two side Exeter City, 3-0 victory at Anfield. Joe Allen scored the game’s opening goal. 18-year-old midfielder Sheyi Ojo added the second in the 74th minute. Joao Carlos Teixeira provided the exclamation point in the 82nd minute.

The only first-team regulars to see the field for Liverpool were Allen, Simon Mignolet, and Christian Benteke. Liverpool will now host West Ham United at Anfield in the fourth round on Saturday, Jan. 30.