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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 22:33 GMT
FA Cup replays as they happened


Bury 2-1 Norwich

Millwall 2-1 Walsall
Liverpool 5-0 Luton
Reading 0-1 Tottenham
West Brom 2-2 Charlton (WBA win 4-3 on penalties)


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By Paul Fletcher

2230: Well that just about brings to an end some thrilling FA Cup replay action. Nothing like a few penalties to cap it all off in fine style.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed via text on 81111 or 606. Just joshing with the Tottenham line, I'm sure they'll give a sterling account of themselves at Old Trafford.

Don't forget as well that you can get well and truly involved with the player rater function and let us know exactly what you made of the performances of all the players tonight.

The penalty shoot-out is as follows:

MISS Charlton 0-0 WBA (Varney hits crossbar)
GOAL Charlton 0-1 WBA (Brunt scores)
GOAL Charlton 1-1 WBA (Dickson scores)
MISS Charlton 1-1 WBA (Weaver saves from Greening)
GOAL Charlton 2-1 WBA (Thomas scores)
GOAL Charlton 2-2 WBA (Koren scores)
MISS Charlton 2-2 WBA (Kiely saves from Zhi)
GOAL Charlton 2-3 WBA (Morrison scores)
GOAL Charlton 3-3 WBA (Bougherra scores)
GOAL Charlton 3-4 WBA (Bedner scores)

WEST BROM win the penalty shoot-out 4-3 and will play Peterborough in the fourth round.

2214: Penalties West Brom 2-2 Charlton
Extra-time comes to an end so it is the drama of penalties at the Hawthorns. The rush is on for last orders at this rate.

2212: Just for the record - and with regard to Tottenham's FA Cup trip to Old Trafford - their last win at Manchester United was on 16 December 1989. Mrs Thatcher was still in power then. The Stone Roses were still underground etc.

2210: Almost a goal from the very lively Charlton forward Chris Dickson, who strikes the post from a tight angle.

Both teams look tired but this is pretty exciting stuff.

2205: West Brom keeper Dean Kiely rushes out of his goal but misses the ball. Chris Dickson tries to squeeze the ball home from a very tight angle but just misses.

2203: "My Grandma had a nice cupset. Floral design, dainty handles."
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Like this, but I hope you have not missed out on the true meaning of the beauty of the prhase that is 'Cupset'.

2155: Sherjill MacDonald really should score for WBA, but as he slides at the far post in Nicky Weaver makes excellent ground (not often I write that) to block his six-yard strike.

2152: Full-time Reading 0-1 Tottenham
Tottenham will be exiting the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage after their trip to Manchester United (probably).

2152: Full-time Liverpool 5-0 Luton
Make of that what you will.

2151: Reading keeper Federici makes an excellent, no brilliant, save from a well-struck Steed Malbranque volley.

2150: The game at West Brom looks absolutely certain to go to penalties.

2149: After four goals in a 20-minute spell after half-time at Anfield the clock is now ticking down to the final whistle.

2145: There has been about five minutes of extra-time so far at the Hawthorns but nothing much to report.

2145: "Good luck to you Bury. Always thought we're better off concentrating on the league!"
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2142: Stephen Hunt hits the bar for Reading with a half-volley from the edge of the area. He is unlucky not to equalise.

2138: Full-time West Brom 2-2 Charlton
The full-time whistle sounds at the Hawthorns. WBA have thrown away a two-goal lead and we will have extra-time here.

2135: Full-time Millwall 2-1 Walsall
All over at the New Den. I'd like to say most people left early to avoid the crush but the truth is there weren't very many people inside in the first place. Coventry next for Millwall.

2134: GOAL West Brom 2-2 Charlton
Chris Dickson equalises from six yards - this game is heading for extra-time.

2134: Full-time Bury 2-1 Norwich
A Cupset at Gigg Lane.

2133: Norwich come very, very close to an equaliser. Gary Doherty should score but cannot convert a cross.

2133: While the goals have been flying in at Anfield there is little in the way of decent action to report from Reading, where Spurs still lead 1-0.

2131: GOAL Liverpool 5-0 Luton
Steven Gerrard completes his hat-trick with a shot from very long range that moves alarmingly through the air. The Luton keeper is leaden footed.

2129: "Liverpool dominant and toying with their opponents says Paul Fletcher. Yeah? What about the fact they couldn't get the job done first time around and what about the fact Luton have had so much crisis with their takeover hopes etc and the sale of players they did not at all want to sell?"
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Good point - or did you miss it altogether?

2126: GOAL Bury 2-1 Norwich
Dion Dublin pounces on a header across goal from Jamie Cureton to tap the ball home from very close to the goal-line. Could be a case of late drama with just a few minutes left.

2123: GOAL Liverpool 4-0 Luton
A shot from Torres is blocked and breaks to Steven Gerrard, who slots home from 14 yards with excellent side-foot composure. Liverpool are clearly a class act and making this look easy after toying with their opponents in the first half. Or something.

2121: Bury keeper Jim Provett pulls off a great save to ensure the Shakers maintain their two-goal advantage. It is drama of the highest order at Gigg Lane tonight.

2121: A streaker is on the pitch at Liverpool. A true city of culture.

2120: "Loving the Bury score! My old manager was a Norwich fan - love it when they lose."
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2117: GOAL Liverpool 3-0 Luton
Sami Hyypia heads Liverpool further in front with his near-post effort. The ball deflects off Matthew Spring on its way to goal.

2116: GOAL, or perhaps not. Ben Futcher, the tallest man on the pitch at Bury, has a goal ruled out for offside. That would surely have killed off the tie.

2114: Dean Kiely makes a brilliant save to thwart Matt Holland. A massive scramble breaks out for the loose ball, which is eventually knocked to safety.

2113: Liverpool's Peter Crouch almost does a Phil Babb, but it is actually his backside that ends up smashing into the base of the post.

2111: GOAL Liverpool 2-0 Luton
Jermaine Pennant puts in a deep cross that Peter Crouch heads back into the six-yard box. Steven Gerrard reacts before anybody else and heads Liverpool further in front. This tie is over.

2108: GOAL West Brom 2-1 Charlton
Dean Kiely saves with his feet from Chris Iwelumo but the ball loops up to Darren Ambrose, who keeps his cool to slot home.

2108: Bury, it seems, are closing in on a fourth-round trip to Southampton.

2105: Xabi Alonso tries his luck from the restart at Liverpool, forcing a save from the keeper. Back under way at Reading too.

2101: GOAL Bury 2-0 Norwich
There's an upset on the cards at Gigg Lane - Andy Bishop has put League Two's Bury 2-0 up against Championship side Norwich with a bit of goal-line poaching

2101: GOAL Millwall 2-1 Walsall
Alex Nicholls volleys from outside the box and his deflected strike flies past Lions keeper Lenny Pidgeley. The Saddlers are back in it.

2100: "In response to your question about Defoe's hair Fletch, he decided to put a "go faster" stripe on his head. A bit like the ones in Lennon's eyebrow."
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Is this true? Am I out of touch with the kids? Four on top, two back and sides for me.

2057: Norwich go close. Jason Shackell's header is saved by Bury keeper Jim Provett. Shackell's header is from four yards and he really should have scored.

2055: GOAL West Brom 2-0 Charlton
James Morrison scores for WBA, opening the door to the fourth round for his team, giving Charlton the roadhouse blues. It was a low strike from 25 yards that cut across a choppy surface. It has been a strange day so far of FA Cup action. Stormy type weather at WBA but the home team are riding it well.


2050: GOAL Millwall 2-0 Walsall
Gary Alexander cooly slots home from 15 yards from a tight angle after being played into space. A tough task indeed now for the men from the Bescot.

2047: GOAL Liverpool 1-0 Luton
Ryan Babel is played in by Fernando Torres and the Dutch forward strikes the ball across Dean Brill. Liverpool have dominated but the goal is harsh indeed on Luton, coming as it does in first-half injury time.

"I thought that Luton had reached half-time but you have to say that the goal is deserved."
Jan Molby on BBC Radio 5 Live.

2046: Play has resumed at Bury and Millwall. No sign of anyone at WBA.

2045: "Best Cupset? 2002, Bristol Rovers are the first basement division team to win against Premier League opposition at Derby's Pride Park. My overiding memory is of the bloke who said to me 'going to the toilet mate? we're just about to score!' And we did. I never did see Nathan Ellingon score a hat-trick."
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2041: Tottenham are the better team at Reading. Defoe almost doubles the visiting team's lead with a crisp volley but Federici makes a superb save. What is going on with little Jermain's barnet?

2039: Don't forget to rate the players using, you've guessed it, our player rater application. Just click on the link and all your dreams will come true.

2036: "There is a gulf in class between Liverpool and Luton, there is no doubt about that."
David Oates on BBC Radio 5 Live.

2036: "Biggest cupset - has to be Wrexham, in what was the fourth division beating league champion's Arsenal. Broke my heart and bank balance."
Shane via text on 81111

2032: Shocking miss at the Hawthorns. Charlton's Luke Varney somehow manages to smash the ball over the crossbar from six yards. Half-time at WBA and at Millwall.

2031: The half-time whistle sounds at Gigg Lane with the managerless Shakers 45 minutes from a pretty decent FA Cup shock. Norwich, though, are apparently pretty good at scoring plenty of late goals.

2029: "Anyone remember Sutton United knocking Coventry out, I think it was in 1987, when Coventry were still a top flight team."
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I think it was 1989. The man on my left, who likes basketball, was at the game. I mentioned it to him and he talked about it. For quite a while.

2026: Liverpool dominating but Luton fans singing "you're getting sacked in the morning". Guess who that is directed at?

2026: Former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison is looking pretty decent for Luton in the centre of defence. Check that.

2025: "No Paul Robinsons tonight, Paul Fletcher. What about Millwall's captain and centre-half, back after suspension for tonight's game against Walsall?"
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Perhaps have a look at the team news entry at 1945 GMT.

2020: "Ben Futcher... Is his dad a butcher?"
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You can do better than that. If you cannot perhaps you should have a rethink. Anyone feeling the magic of the Cup?

2019: Spotted at Reading tonight - Sir Alex Ferguson, Fabio Capello and Stuart Pearce.

2018: Ryan Babel shoots from close range but his effort is deflected wide.

2016 GOAL Reading 0-1 Totteham
Reading keeper Adam Federici tips Younes Kaboul's header against the underside of the crossbar but Robbie Keane is on hand to tap home the rebound from inside the six-yard box.

2015: A decent opening for Fernando Torres at Liverpool but he shoots way over the crossbar from 10 yards. In his defence, it was a tight angle.

2010: Ryan Babel hits the post for Liverpool with a right-footed curling shot from 15 yards. And I was about to say Luton had negotiated the early stages well enough.

2008: "Greatest Cupset belongs to Wimbledon in the 1988 FA Cup final."
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The Liverpool players certainly looked pretty cupset afterwards.

2006: What was I saying about no action?

2004: BTW - the two 2000 GMT kick-offs are under way.

2001: GOAL Bury 1-0 Norwich
Bury take a lead at Gigg Lane, Ben Futcher side-footing home from six yards after a goal-mouth scramble. Cupset anyone?

2000: GOAL Millwall 1-0 Walsall
Ben May puts Millwall ahead with a strike from the edge on the area that Clayton Ince gets a firm hand to but cannot stop.

2000: GOAL West Brom 1-0 Charlton
Roman Bednar sets the Baggies fans boing boinging. A deep cross by Jonathan Greeniing is headed back across goal and the ball hits Bednar and goes in - he does not know much about it.

1958: The Liverpool players form a guard of honour for Jamie Carragher, who is skippering the side tonight as he is making his 500th appearance for the club tonight. Not many empty seats at Anfield.

1956: Sorry about this but still no action or drama or stuff to report.

1955: "Best Cupset? No contest. Whitley Bay 2-0 Preston NE. December 1989."
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I'm sorry mate, but you are talking absolute rubbish.

1952: "Paul Robinson is out of the Tottenham squad as his wife has given birth today. Lets hope he didn't have to catch the baby in the delivery room."
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Absolutely no comment whatsoever.

1951: Lots of rain, plenty of empty seats and no action to report so far in the three 1945 kick-offs. Oh, hold the front page, an attacking throw in by Ryan Bertrand at Bury.

1950: "My Grandad's team, Port Vale, knocked Spurs out in the 4th round I think, back in the '80s. He was very ill then, too ill to get out of bed to watch the game, but when he heard the result he had the strength to bang his walking stick on the bedroom floor a few times."
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Now that is a beautiful story.

1947: The three games scheduled to start at 1945 GMT are now under way.

Millwall captain Paul Robinson returns from suspension to provide a direct replacement for fellow defender Richard Shaw. Midfielder Ahmet Brkovic failed a late fitness test on his hamstring injury just before kick-off.
Walsall are without influential skipper Tommy Mooney and fellow striker Michael Ricketts so Alex Nicholls, 19, starts in attack.

Wow, at the third attempt, there is a Paul Robinson playing tonight.

1945: Brilliant name chat. Luton keeper Dean Brill is apparently not fully fit and cannot kick the ball properly. Tottenham's reserve keeper tonight is called Tommy Forecast. Amazing. What do you think his nickname is?

1944: Paul Scott, Dale Stephens and David Buchanan are named in Bury caretaker boss Chris Brass's first game in charge.

1943: "Best Cupset - the mighty AFC Bournemouth beating Man Utd 2-0 at Dean Court. I was there with my Dad and can recall no better football moment."
Richard via text on 81111

I know a man who would like to spend hours and hours and hours and hours talking about that with you.

1940: Just seen a shot of Millwall's ground the New Den. Think it would be fair to say that there are a few unsold seats.

1937: Norwich boss Glenn Roeder has made five changes to the team that started Saturday's 3-1 Championship win over Barnsley. In come Darren Huckerby, Michael Spillane, Jamie Cureton, Ryan Jarvis and Matty Pattison. Mo Camara, Lee Croft and Dion Dublin move to the subs bench, while Jon Otsemobor (Achilles) and Ched Evans (ineligible) are unavailable.

Bury team news coming soon, promise.

Reading make six changes, including bringing Leroy Lita into the team alongside Shane Long up front, while keeper Marcus Hahnemann is replaced by Adam Federici.
Tottenham are without striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is ill, while Ledley King is rested and Paul Robinson is out of the squad as his wife has given birth today.

1932: "Bury 1-3 Norwich. Bury will take an early lead and will hold on until the 80th minute (again) and then Norwich will score after 81, 87 and 93 minutes."
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Can anybody tell me why 'again' is in brackets?

1930: "Biggest shock in the FA Cup was Bristol City beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield."
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Not true.

Charlton manager Alan Pardew names an unchanged team for the third successive game. Izale McLeod and Luke varney continue upfront, while Zeng Zhi - the first ever Chinese player to score in the FA Cup - plays in midfield.
Tony Mowbray makes four changes to the West Brom side that beat Hull 3-1 on Saturday. Martin Albrechtsen replaces the suspended Paul Robinson, while Zoltan Gera, Filipe Teixeira and Roman Bednar are elevated from the bench.

No Paul Robinsons anywhere tonight then.

1926: Some early Tottenham team news - no Berbatov, King or Robinson. More to follow on this.

1925: "As today is my birthday - and the 40th at that - the only thing I have to do at work for the rest of the day is to put on my Liverpool Jersey and hit a pub to watch the game."
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I'm touched, truly touched, that you are on 606 on your 40th birthday. Though I'm glad you are doing so on work time or that might look a little bit sad.

Anybody out there care to say anything at all about the other four replays tonight?

1920: "My favourite Cupset was Sutton United beating Coventry 2-1 in January 1989. One of those perfect giant-killing games, played at a small, muddy ground, where the non-League team bombarded the top division team with corners and free-kicks. Matthew Hanlon got the winner and did his famous robotic winding-arm celebration."
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Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Jermaine Pennant and Alvaro Arbeloa come in from the Liverpool team that drew at Luton, with Steve Finnan, Yossi Benayoun, Dirk Kuyt and Lucas making way.

We'll leave the Luton team news to their boss Kevin Blackwell.

"The ones that are fit are here, obviously we just have to get on with the game now. We've got 16 players, that's all we've got." Nuff said.

1912: "Greatest ever Cupset - St Yates Day. January 27 2001. Tranmere Rovers 3-0 Everton. Remarkable that the Mighty Whites so totally outplayed their bigger rivals on Merseyside, and that the enigma called Steve Yates scored two goals. The Cup produces magic. Let's hope some finds it way to Luton Town."
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1910: "Liverpool are not in a good run of form, they are not producing but I think Luton have had their day. Liverpool will be taking this seriously."
Jan Molby on BBC Radio 5 Live.

1903: "Luton are going to win tonight, without a doubt."
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Obviously this person has been polishing off the last of the left-over port and sherry.

1900: Kevin Blackwell, still at the helm at Luton (I think), suggested that some of his players might not want to feature at Liverpool. They could be worried about picking up an injury that might jeopardise a transfer away from the club. We'll find out soon enough.

Since the 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road, Blackwell and two of his staff have resigned, the club has denied charges related to irregular payments and "more than one" one offer has been made for the club. Just another week at Luton then.

1850: The man sat to my right is called Dan Warren. He is the real creator of the word 'Cupset'. He also has something of a mild obsession with the weather, particularly with crazed forecasts recently suggesting we are heading for some form of mild apocalypse.

I'm telling you this because three of Tuesday's FA Cup replays have, to use accepted parlance, fallen victim to the weather. All of them due to waterlogged pitches. They are Sheffield Wednesday hosting Derby County, Swindon's trip to Barnet and Bristol Rover's match with Fulham.

I have not asked Dan but I can only assume that a trio of waterlogged pitches gives him extreme pleasure. What we, the weather ambivalent, are left with is five FA Cup third round replays.

The longest odds of a shock must surely be on troubled Luton winning at troubled Liverpool. Though what exactly constitutes trouble for each club just goes to show how relative everything is, especially in football.

All of which brings two themes to mind. Firstly, what are your favourite mudbath memories? And what rates as your favourite Cupset of all time?


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