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 Saturday, 4 January, 2003, 19:42 GMT
FA Cup clockwatch
All the action from the FA Cup third round
Third round action:


Result: Southampton 4-0 Spurs

1925: Southampton 4-0 Tottenham
James Beattie compounds Tottenham's misery with a header after yet another flowing Saints move.

1910: Robbie Keane wriggles round Annti Niemi but again fails to find the net.

1901: Southampton 3-0 Tottenham
It gets better and better for Saints as Anders Svensson runs at the heart of the shaky Spurs defence and beats Kasey Keller all too easily.

1858: Robbie Keane twists and turns in the box but is denied by Saints keeper Antti Niemi.

1855: Southampton 2-0 Tottenham
Saints pick up where they left off as James Beattie cleverly feeds strike partner Jo Tessem to rifle home their second.

1851: Spurs switch to a back four with Darren Anderton on for Chris Perry as they look to get back into the game.

Half-time: Saints are full value for their half-time advantage, creating several other presentable opportunitites before the break, while Spurs have struggled to get out of first gear.

1800: Southampton 1-0 Tottenham
Kasey Keller fails to hold onto a tame James Beattie free-kick... and Michael Svensson prods home the rebound.

1745: The game at St Mary's is under way.

Team news:
Southampton bring in Jo Tessem for Brett Ormerod up front, while Ben Thatcher, Gus Poyet and fit-again Simon Davies all start for Spurs.


Arsenal 2-0 Oxford Utd
Aston Villa 1-4 Blackburn
Blackpool 1-2 Crystal Palace
Bolton 1-1 Sunderland
Bournemouth 0-0 Crewe
Brentford 1-0 Derby
Cambridge Utd 1-1 Millwall
Cardiff 2-2 Coventry
Charlton 3-1 Exeter
Chelsea 1-0 Middlesbrough
Darlington 2-3 Farnborough
Grimsby 2-2 Burnley
Ipswich 4-0 Morecambe
Leicester 2-0 Bristol City
Macclesfield 0-2 Watford
Man Utd 4-1 Portsmouth
Plymouth 2-2 Dag & Red
Preston 1-2 Rochdale
Rotherham 0-3 Wimbledon
Scunthorpe 0-2 Leeds
Sheff Utd 4-0 Cheltenham
Shrewsbury 2-1 Everton
Stoke 3-0 Wigan
Walsall 0-0 Reading
West Brom 3-1 Bradford
West Ham 3-2 Nottm Forest

Gillingham P-P Sheff Wed (waterlogged pitch)
Norwich P-P Brighton (power failure)

Major goalflashes and incidents:

Full-time: Shrewsbury complete the shock of the day by beating Everton 2-1 with a brace from Nigel Jemson.

Non-league Farnborough also survive by overcoming Darlington 3-2, while West Ham eventually defeat Nottingham Forest 3-2 in an Upton Park thriller for their first home win of the season.

1649: Marlon Harewood has a Forest equaliser controversially ruled out for pushing.

1648: Shrewsbury 2-1 Everton
Rapturous scenes at Gay Meadow as Nigel Jemson heads home at the near post, and surely now Shrewsbury are going to be the first giant-killers of the third round

1643: West Ham 3-2 Nottm Forest
Strength and persistence pay off for Jermain Defoe when his low shot deflects into the bottom corner. But will it be the winner?

1638: Ipswich 4-0 Morecambe
Two for Darren Bent now, and four for Ipswich.

1637: West Brom 3-1 Bradford
Marc Danks gets one for Bradford, but surely no more than a consolation.

1636: Ipswich 3-0 Morecambe
Darren Ambrose gets Ipswich's third.

1635: Charlton 3-1 Exeter
A Jason Euell penalty should be enough to take Charlton through.

1634: Everton's Niclas Alexandersson somehow drags the ball across goal when it looked easier to score.

1633: Aston Villa 1-4 Blackburn
Dwight Yorke piles more misery on his former club.

1630: Arsenal 2-0 Oxford
Robert Pires' corner goes in off the unfortunate Scott McNiven.

1629: Scunthorpe 0-2 Leeds
Mark Viduka sets up Eirik Bakke for a well-taken second Leeds goal.

1628: Ipswich 2-0 Morecambe
It looks all over for brave 10-man Morecambe after Darren Bent scores the second for Ipswich.

1627: Charlton 2-1 Exeter
A second for Charlton, and for Jonatan Johansson.

1626: Bolton 1-1 Sunderland
Kevin Phillips reaches a long cross ahead of Bolton stand-in keeper Kevin Poole to head home Sunderland's equaliser.

1625: It's all happening at Stamford Bridge. Boro's Dean Windass has a goal disallowed for a foul on Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini... who is then sent off, despite not appearing to retaliate in any way.

1624: A penalty straight after the West Ham equaliser at Upton Park... but the spot-kick is for Forest after David Johnson is fouled. He gets up to take it... but puts it wide. Is that the reprieve the Hammers need?

1623: West Ham 2-2 Nottm Forest
Joe Cole brings the Hammers level again, from Jermain Defoe's pass.

1621: Aston Villa 1-3 Blackburn
Matt Jansen heads home his second of the game from close range.

1618: Shrewsbury 1-1 Everton
Scot Gemmill sets up susbtitute Niclas Alexandersson to slot home Everton's equaliser. But the Toffees still don't look that secure...

1613: Aston Villa 1-2 Blackburn
Dwight Yorke follows up his own header to restore Rovers' lead.

1612: Charlton 1-1 Exeter
The Premiership side are pegged back by Exeter's Santos Gaia.

1610: West Ham 1-2 Nottm Forest
Andy Reid thrashes home after a fine run and cross by Marlon Harewood. Is West Ham's awful home run set to plumb new depths?

1605: Matches resume after the break, with Everton looking like the biggest potential casualty unless they can overturn a 1-0 deficit away at Shrewsbury.

1542: Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn
Villa equalise after Gareth Barry's shot is helped over the line by Juan Pablo Angel.

1540: Chelsea 1-0 Middlesbrough
Mario Stanic fires Chelsea ahead with a left-foot shot.

1539: Shrewsbury 1-0 Everton
The Third Division strugglers are deservedly in front as Nigel Jemson whips home a free-kick from the right edge of the box.

1534: Everton keeper Richard Wright has made two superb saves to stop Shrewsbury taking the lead at Gay Meadow, the second from Luke Rogers.

1531: Scunthorpe 0-1 Leeds
Leeds win a fortunate penalty for a foul on Eirik Bakke... and Mark Viduka nonchalantly converts the penalty.

1527: West Ham 1-1 Nottm Forest
The Hammers are level thanks to a curler from Jermain Defoe.

1526: Charlton 1-0 Exeter
Jonatan Johansson puts the Addicks ahead.

1523: West Brom 3-0 Bradford
Daniele Dichio completes a first-half hat-trick.

1522: Morecambe are down to ten at Ipswich as Jim Bentley is sent off for hauling down Pablo Counago.

1521: Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn
Rovers go ahead thanks to a super Matt Jansen volley from outside the box.

1520: Bolton 1-0 Sunderland
Michael Ricketts heads home a Stig Tofting corner.

1519: West Ham 0-1 Nottm Forest
David James fails to hold a routine shot, and Marlon Harewood capitalises.

1518: Arsenal 1-0 Oxford
Francis Jeffers sets up Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal's opener.

1512: West Brom 2-0 Bradford
A second for Daniele Dichio, after good work by Jason Koumas.

1505: West Brom 1-0 Bradford
Daniele Dichio heads home Adam Chambers' cross.

1504: Early drama at Highbury as Oxford's Steve Basham has a goal ruled out for offside.

1502: Ipswich 1-0 Morecambe
The non-league visitors fall behind to Jamie Clapham's left-foot shot after just two minutes at Portman Road.

1500: Kick-off in all but one of Saturday's remaining ties.

Full-time at Old Trafford, where Man Utd run out 4-1 winners over Portsmouth, a scoreline which somewhat flatters the home side.

1419: Man Utd 4-1 Portsmouth
Paul Scholes grabs a late fourth for Man Utd.

1414: Svetoslav Todorov has a goal ruled out for offside.

1410: Man Utd 3-1 Portsmouth
An unnecessary and clumsy Hayden Foxe challenge on Ruud van Nistelrooy hands the Man Utd striker the chance to score again from the spot... and he duly obliges.

1357: Rio Ferdinand's free header is hacked off the line by Kevin Harper.

1354: Nigel Quashie bursts clear from the halfway line but blazes the ball over with only Roy Carroll to beat. Will Pompey live to regret that miss?

1345: Paul Scholes replaces Kieran Richardson for Man Utd, but it's Pompey who are looking the more likely to score.

1335: The second half kicks off at Old Trafford.

1310: Man Utd 2-1 Portsmouth
Roy Carroll fumbles a Hayden Foxe header and Steve Stone pounces to pull one back for Pompey eight minutes before half-time.

Beckham and Giggs celebrate the second goal
Beckham and Giggs celebrate the second goal

1248: Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth
A trademark David Beckham free-kick confirms United's early superiority.

1235: Man Utd 1-0 Portsmouth
Linvoy Primus pulls down Ryan Giggs in the box... and this time Ruud van Nistelrooy makes no mistake, slotting the spot-kick into the bottom left corner.

1234: Ruud van Nistelrooy fails to convert from close range.

1230 GMT: Man Utd and Portsmouth kick off, and the third round of the FA Cup is under way.

Team news:

(1500 kick-offs)
Jefferson Louis is only on the bench for Oxford, but Francis Jeffers starts for Arsenal.

Dominic Matteo returns to the Leeds line-up at Scunthorpe.

Sam Allardyce makes nine changes to his Bolton side at home to Sunderland, who give a first start since March 2001 to winger John Oster.

Chelsea recall John Terry, Mario Stanic, Jesper Gronkjaer and Eidur Gudjohnsen while Middlesbrough drop both Alen Boksic and Massimo Maccarone.

Wayne Rooney starts his last game for Everton before his four-match ban, while young defender Peter Clarke also plays for the Toffees away at Shrewsbury.

Darius Vassell only makes the Aston Villa bench, while Blackburn are without Andy Cole.

Ian Pearce starts up front again for West Ham while Nottingham Forest are without Des Walker, who has a thigh problem.

Thomas Gaardsoe is missing for Ipswich, while non-league visitors Morecambe are without the injured Keith Hill.

(1230 kick-off)
Man Utd make seven changes, with Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Carroll, both Neville brothers, Laurent Blanc, Ryan Giggs and Kieran Richardson all in the starting line-up.

Portsmouth are able to welcome back Paul Merson and Steve Stone, while on-loan Arsenal defender Stathis Tavlaridis comes in for the injured Arjan de Zeeuw.


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