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Fulham in FA Cup 4th round

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

LONDON - Fulham overwhelmed fellow English Premier League strugglers Norwich 3-0 at Craven Cottage yesterday to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Former England striker Darren Bent scored Fulham's opener before setting up Ashkan Dejagah's decisive second goal as Norwich's winless run stretched to eight matches.

Steve Sidwell scored Fulham's third goal shortly before the hour to leave the Cottagers with a fourth-round tie against third-tier Sheffield United.

Fulham captain Brede Hangeland was delighted following last weekend's 4-1 league defeat by Sunderland.

"We need to find the right balance between attack and defence. Lately we've been conceding too many goals so hopefully this is a step in the right direction."

Elsewhere, non-league Kidderminster Harriers won through to a fourth-round tie with EPL outfit Sunderland after a 3-2 replay victory away to third-tier Peterborough United.

Tommy Rowe gave Peterborough an early lead but two goals in four minutes after halftime from Michael Gash and Jack Byrne turned the tide in Conference club Kidderminster's favour.

Britt Assombalonga's penalty levelled the scores with 16 minutes to go but, two minutes later, Joe Lolley scored Harriers' winner.

Kidderminster are the only non-league side left in this season's FA Cup after Macclesfield suffered a 4-1 defeat by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, who made it 10 goals in two matches after their 6-0 thrashing of Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.

FA Cup holders Wigan needed extra time to see off Milton Keynes Dons 3-1 in a third-round replay at Stadium MK and avoid becoming only the second holders of the trophy to go out in the third round the following season.

Luke Chadwick put the Dons ahead in the 10th minute and it was a lead they held until 11 minutes from time before Nick Powell, on loan from Manchester United, equalised.

In extra time, Powell scored again before Marc-Antoine Fortune sealed Wigan's victory.

Manchester City, last season's losing finalists, face second-tier Blackburn Rovers in a third-round replay on Wednesday.

Bournemouth will welcome English giants Liverpool to the south coast in the fourth round after a 4-1 win over fourth-tier Burton Albion.

Two goals from Brett Pitman and strikes from Ryan Fraser and captain Tommy Elphick - a Liverpool fan - set up a dream tie for the Championship club.

FA Cup third-round results:

Fulham 3, Norwich 0

Birmingham 3, Bristol Rovers 0

Bournemouth 4, Burton Albion 1

Charlton Athletic 2, Oxford United 2

MK Dons 1, Wigan 3

Peterborough United 2, Kidderminster Harriers 3

Plymouth Argyle 2, Port Vale 3

Preston 3, Ipswich 2

Sheffield Wednesday 4, Macclesfield Town 1

Watford 2, Bristol City 0








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