Tottenham, Newcastle into fourth round; Shrewsbury to face Liverpool
Tottenham and Newcastle both progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday as they won their respective third-round replays at home.
Tottenham held off a late fightback to beat Middlesbrough 2-1 through goals from Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela while Newcastle cruised to a 4-1 win over Rochdale.
"We had chances to kill the game - obviously you're not always going to score - but we had to defend well," Tottenham full back Japhet Tanganga said to Deutsch press agency (dpa).
"It was a sloppy goal we shouldn't have conceded it. We made it hard for ourselves.
Tottenham will play Southampton in round four after overcoming a spirited Middlesbrough side.
The Championship team gifted the opening goal to Lo Celso before more slack defending saw Lamela flick the ball into the net for the second after 15 minutes.
Spurs missed several chances to extend their lead, though, and George Saville's 83rd minute gave them a hairy ending.
Aaron Pierre was the hero for League One Shrewsbury, his powerful 25-yard strike one minute from time giving them victory over Bristol City.
The reward will be the visit of Premier League leaders Liverpool and manager Sam Ricketts said Pierre's goal was worthy of winning the tie.
"I said before the game nights like this are decided by a 25-yard strike and he did it," he said.
Rochdale's hopes of an upset at Newcastle began in the worst possible fashion as Eoghan O'Connell turned the ball into his own net.
Matty Longstaff, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton made it 4-0 to Newcastle before Jordan Williams scored a consolation for Rochdale.
Steve Bruce's side play Oxford next and the manager said they would prepare in the same way as they did for this match.
"We can’t ask for more than a home draw," he said. "If we treat Oxford with the same respect we showed Rochdale in the first half we’ve got a chance. Second half we were a bit too easy, oozy."
Lucas Boye and Jordan Obita scored the goals as Reading won 2-0 at Blackpool, while two goals from Max Biamou and one from Josh Pask gave Coventry a 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
The match between Tranmere Rovers and Watford was postponed due to heavy rain.
Manchester United host Wolves and Carlisle meet Cardiff in the other two remaining replays on Wednesday.