FA Cup wrap: Chelsea, Spurs nab wins; Reds get replay

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Three Premier League sides secured spots in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup competition, though Liverpool will have to wait for a replay in the hopes of joining Chelsea, Spurs, and Middlesbrough.

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That puts the trio with Manchester City, Manchester United, Hull City, Arsenal, Watford, and Leicester City in the fourth round. Burnley, Sunderland, Liverpool, Southampton, and Crystal Palace face replays.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Mauricio Pochettino handed a start to promising British-American back Cameron Carter-Vickers, who played well, and Spurs needed plenty of time to break down Steve Bruce‘s Villans. Ben Davies and Son Heung-min scored in the last 20 minutes to lead Spurs onward.

Cardiff 1-2 Fulham

The Welsh hosts took a lead from an early Anthony Pilkington free kick, but Stefan Johansen and 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon had the Cottagers ahead for good by halftime.

Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth ArgyleRECAP

Jurgen Klopp went with mostly kids, and the Reds couldn’t find the net and will have to head to Plymouth for a rematch.

Chelsea 4-1 PeterboroughRECAP

Easy sailing for Antonio Conte aside from a late John Terry red card, as Pedro scored twice to go with goals from Michy Batshuayi and Willian in a straight-forward win.

Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Grant Leadbitter scored again before Boro went down a man in the 59th minute, but the hosts instead found two more goals to move onto the next round (Alvaro Negredo and Marten De Roon with the other markers).

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