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 Sunday, 5 January, 2003, 19:11 GMT
FA Cup review
Newcastle Alan Shearer takes a breather as the Magpies are knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves
Alan Shearer sees his FA Cup dream ended at Molineux
FA Cup third round review

Newcastle were one of seven Premiership sides to crash out of the FA Cup in a weekend full of third round drama.

Sir Bobby Robson's side stumbled to a 3-2 defeat at Wolves as Molineux played host to the tie of the round on Sunday.

George Ndah bundled Wolves' winner after Jermaine Jenas and Alan Shearer had cancelled out first-half goals from Paul Ince and Mark Kennedy.

Liverpool matchwinner Danny Muprhy
Danny Murphy hit Liverpool's winner from the spot
Liverpool gave their clouded season a silver lining as they edged through to the fourth round at the expense of Manchester City.

Danny Murphy scored the only goal of a nervy game, firing home a second-half penalty to end Kevin Keegan's FA Cup dream in the last cup tie to be played at Maine Road.

Sunday's other all-Premiership cup match saw Fulham beat Birmingham 3-1 at Loftus Road.

The undoubted shock of the third round came at Gay Meadow on Saturday, as Third Division Shrewsbury rocked Premiership high-fliers Everton.

Managed by former Everton FA Cup winning captain Kevin Ratcliffe, Shrewsbury owed their 2-1 win to veteran striker Nigel Jemson, who struck both goals.

Conference minnows Farnborough also grabbed a share of the Saturday headlines as they won a thrilling tie 3-2 at Darlington.

Fellow Conference outfit Dagenham and Redbridge, renowned for their FA Cup exploits inrecent years, will join Farnborough in the fourth round draw after they forced an impressive draw at Plymouth.

But Morecambe, the only other non-league side in the third round, bowed out in a 4-0 defeat at Ipswich.

Beckham and Giggs celebrate the second goal
Beckham and Giggs celebrate the second goal
Manchester United powered through to round four with a fine 4-1 win over Portsmouth, though they were made to sweat by the First Division leaders before two late goals gave the scoreline a flattering look.

Premiership leaders Arsenal coasted through with a 2-0 win over Oxford, Dennis Bergkamp netting his 100th goal for the Gunners.

There was something to cheer at last for the Premiership's basement side West Ham.

Glenn Roeder's side came from behind to win 3-2 against First Division high-fliers Nottingham Forest, who missed a penalty and had a late Marlon Harewood goal ruled out for a push.

Chelsea also won through as Mario Stanic's goal saw off Premiership rivals Middlesbrough.

But victory came at a cost for Chelsea, who had goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini sent off for an apparent kick at Dean Windass.

Southampton cantered to a stunning 4-0 win over Tottenham at St Mary's as Glenn Hoddle's side flopped in front of the BBC cameras.

In Saturday's other all-Premiership ties, Dwight Yorke struck twice against his former club as Aston Villa were thrashed 4-1 at home by Blackburn, while Premiership strugglers Bolton and Sunderland drew 1-1.

Charlton safely eased past Exeter 3-1, West Brom saw off Bradford 3-1 and Leeds won 2-0 at Scunthorpe.


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