FA Cup - Third round: reports from every game

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FA Cup - Third round: reports from every game

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Demba Ba made an instant impact with two goals on his Chelsea debut as the holders romped to an emphatic 5-1 victory at Southampton in the FA Cup third round.

Newcastle United, the club Ba left on Friday, continued their dismal run of form with a 2-0 defeat at Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion - a rare upset on one of the most eagerly-awaited days in the English season.

Goals from Andrea Orlandi and Will Hoskins earned Brighton a repeat of their fourth round victory over Premier League Newcastle last season, condemning Alan Pardew's side to an 11th defeat in 14 matches.

Major shocks were non-existent although Cardiff City, currently romping away at the top of the Championship, were beaten 2-1 at non-league Macclesfield Town - who reached the fourth round for the first time.

Non-league Luton Town also beat second tier Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0.

Several clubs struggling in the Premier League flirted with defeats against lower league opposition but survived.

Fulham drew 1-1 at home to Blackpool, League One Bournemouth earned a replay with Wigan Athletic after holding them to a 1-1 draw while Sunderland drew 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers who were relegated from the top flight last season.

Reading had to come from a goal down to beat League One Crawley Town 3-1 away.

South coast seventh-tier minnows Hastings United, the lowliest survivors of the 758 clubs which began the 132nd edition of the knockout competition in August, had their fairytale cut short in a 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.

Premier League champions Manchester City, winners of the competition in 2011, eased into the fourth round with a 3-0 defeat of Gianfranco Zola's Championship side Watford.

Tottenham Hotspur's fine run of form continued with Clint Dempsey scoring twice in a 3-0 home victory over third tier Coventry City, the side they lost to in the 1987 FA Cup final.


West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United - Upton Park, London

Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Newcastle United - Amex Stadium, Brighton

Barnsley 1-0 Burnley - Oakwell, Barnsley

Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke City - Selhurst Park, London

Manchester City 3-0 Watford - Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Fulham 1-1 Blackpool - Craven Cottage, London

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Huddersfield Town - The Valley, London

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Coventry City - White Hart Lane, London

Wigan Athletic 1-1 AFC Bournemouth - DW Stadium, Wigan

Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich Town - Villa Park, Birmingham

Macclesfield Town 2-1 Cardiff City - Moss Rose, Macclesfield

Leicester City 2-0 Burton Albion - King Power Stadium, Leicester

Crawley Town 1-3 Reading - Broadfield Stadium, Crawley

Aldershot Town 3-1 Rotherham United - Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Hull City 1-1 Leyton Orient - KC Stadium, Hull

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 West Bromwich Albion - Loftus Road, London

Middlesbrough 4-1 Hastings United - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Bristol City - Ewood Park, Blackburn

Oxford United 0-3 Sheffield United - Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Leeds United 1-1 Birmingham City - Elland Road, Leeds

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Oldham Athletic - City Ground, Nottingham

Southampton 1-5 Chelsea - St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Southend United 2-2 Brentford - Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons FC - Hillsborough, Sheffield

Millwall 1-0 Preston North End - The Den, London

Derby County 5-0 Tranmere Rovers - Pride Park, Derby

Peterborough United 0-3 Norwich City - London Road, Peterborough

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Sunderland - Reebok Stadium, Bolton

Luton Town 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Kenilworth Road, Luton

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