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  Leeds dumped but Man Utd survive
Updated 07 January 2002, 07.05

Five teams were battling it out for a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, including Premiership leaders Leeds United as well as West Ham and Derby.

The biggest shock came when Leeds were booted out of the FA Cup by Second Division Cardiff.

And the second big shock is that a Premiership team has been knocked out of the FA Cup by a Division Three team for the first time ever.

Cardiff 2-1 Leeds

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Key moments
12 mins: Viduka puts Leeds ahead with a 20-yard shot
21 mins: Cardiff draw level through a Kavanagh free-kick
43 mins: Leeds striker Smith is sent-off
87 mins: Young scrambles the winner for Cardiff

There were lots of incidents in this nail-biting match at Ninian Park, with Leeds having to play the second half with only 10 men.

And Leeds captain Rio Ferdinand had to come off in the 10th minute with a painful ankle injury. He was replaced by Michael Duberry.

Viduka gave Leeds the lead in the 12th minute with a great long shot at goal, but the Welsh side fought back after skipper Graham Kavanagh scored from a free kick.

The second half was fairly dull after the eventful first half as Leeds were forced to defend when striker Alan Smith was sent off for apparently elbowing Andy Legg in the face.

In the final minutes, Young struck once more with a messy but successful goal.

Man Utd 3-2 Aston Villa

Manchester United produced a stunning fightback to beat Aston Villa 3-2, scoring three goals in five minutes after they had trailed 2-0 going into the closing stages.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ruud van Nistelrooy were the heroes for United, as Sir Alex Ferguson's men added to their list of incredible comebacks.

Derby 1-3 Bristol Rovers

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Key moments
14 mins: Nathan Ellington heads Rovers in front
40 mins: Ellington's deflected shot doubles the advantage
62 mins: Ellington completes his hat-trick
88 mins: Fabrizio Ravanelli pulls one back for Derby

Derby suffered under the determination of Bristol Rovers and particularly by Nathan Ellington, who managed a hat-trick for the team who are in 87th place out of 92 league clubs.

The first came in the 14th minute when Ellington's speed allowed him to head the ball into the net after keeper Scott Howie's clearance.

Ellington struck again in the closing minutes of the first half, beating Youl Mawene and Francois Grenet and firing in a low shot.

Another powerful strike from the edge of the area by the hat-trick hero after Derby's defence failed made it three.

The Rams tried to fight back with a late goal from Fabrizio Ravanelli, but they failed to do anything much more creative with the chances they had.

Bristol Rovers played an enthusiastic and clever game, deserving their win.

Macclesfield 0-3 West Ham

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Key incidents
45 mins: Jermain Defoe scores West Ham's opener
72 mins: Defoe scores a brilliant second
81 mins: West Ham's John Moncur sent off
84 mins: Joe Cole scores West Ham's third

West Ham have easily won through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Third Division Macclesfield.

Jermain Defoe scored a double while Joe Cole made it three for the Hammers. Cole was especially impressive in the midfield and Defoe made up for the absence of Paolo di Canio in the striking position.


There was one sending-off for Hammers midfielder John Moncur.

Check out the other results from Saturday and Sunday's matches by going to the links to the right of the story


 
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