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Man Utd, Arsenal, Leicester advance in FA Cup

Jan 10, 2021

Madrid (Spain), January 10 (ANI): Manchester United qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Watford thanks to an early goal from Scott McTominay on Saturday evening.
McTominay scored a fifth-minute header as Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded a side filled with fringe players for their tie against the Championship side.
Arsenal needed two goals from Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to give them a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United, whose coach Steve Bruce, had questioned the morality of playing in the middle of the ongoing pandemic.
Sam Allardyce's start at West Brom continued to be difficult after his side was beaten 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw following 120 minutes of football away to Blackpool from League One.
Burnley needed a 94th-minute equalizer to save themselves from defeat to MK Dons, before going through 4-3 on penalties.
Leicester City had far fewer problems as they brushed past Carabao Cup semi-finalists, Stoke City, 4-0 away from home, while Everton made hard work of Championship strugglers Rotherham with Abdoulaye Doucoure's 93rd-minute winner giving Carlo Ancelotti's side a 2-1 win.
Sheffield United won their first game of the season to progress into the fourth round after a 3-2 win away to Bristol Rovers: Jaydon Bogle netted the winner.
Fulham won a west London derby 2-0 away to Queens Park Rangers, although they needed extra-time goals from Bobby Reid and Neeskens Kebano to see off the motivated rival from the Championship.
The big shock of the day came thanks to Chorley FC from the National League North (sixth tier of the English league), who beat Derby County 2-0 with goals from Connor Hall and Mike Calveley. Derby missed a host of first-team players with the coronavirus and fielded a team of youngsters.
Aston Villa also played with juniors due to COVID-19 and they put up an impressive display before falling 4-1 at home to Liverpool.
Source: Xinhua