FA CUP WRAP – 3rd ROUND: Fulham account for Norwich, Wednesday hammer Macclesfield

Some 2013/14 FA Cup third round replays took place around England on Tuesday night with nine clubs progressing to the next stage of the prestigious competition.

An all-Premier League battle between Fulham and Norwich City saw the Cottagers brush aside their mediocre league form to win 3-0 at the Craven Cottage.

An early goal from Aston Villa loanee Darren Bent was backed up by second-half efforts from Ashkan Dejagah and Steve Sidwell as the southwest Londoners moved into the fourth round where they will take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on January 26.

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday easily accounted for Conference outfit Macclesfield Town 4-1 at Hillsborough to set up a meeting with Rochdale in a fortnight.

Watford accounted for Bristol City 2-0 to land the winner of Wednesday’s replay between Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers while Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers upset League One Peterborough United 3-2 to set up a lucrative meeting with top flight Sunderland.

Joe Garner scored a memorable hat-trick for Preston North End to edge Ipswich Town 3-2 to move into a fourth round meeting with Nottingham Forrest as Port Vale saw off Plymouth Argyle 3-2 to land a home fixture with Brighton & Hove Albion.

In the match of the night, Wigan Athletic scored twice in extra-time to beat MK Dons 3-1 thanks to a brace from Manchester United loanee Nick Powell, setting up a clash with Premier League Crystal Palace.

And in non-replay fixtures, Chris Burke scored twice as Birmingham City beat Bristol Rovers 3-0 to set up a clash with Swansea City, Brett Pitman netted a brace which assisted AFC Bournemouth in scoring a 4-1 triumph over Burton Albion allowing them to meet Liverpool in the next round and Charlton Athletic drew 2-2 with Oxford United in their reschedule tie to set up a replay.

2013/14 FA Cup scores – third round replays and rescheduled fixtures

Watford (CHA): 2 (Davide Faraoni 25, Lewis McGugan 64’)
Bristol City (L1): 0
Vicarage Road, Watford

Peterborough United (L1): 2 (Tommy Rowe 23’, Britt Assombalonga (p) 74’)
Kidderminster Harriers (CON): 3 (Michael Gash 48’, Jack Byrne 51’, Joe Lolley 76’)
London Road Stadium, Peterborough

MK Dons (L1): 1 (Luke Chadwick 10')
Wigan Athletic (CHA): 3 (Nick Powell 79'/91', Marc-Antoine Fortune 105')
stadium:mk, Milton Keynes

Fulham (PREM): 3 (Darren Bent 17’, Ashkan Dejagah 41’, Steve Sidwell 68’)
Norwich City (PREM): 0
Craven Cottage, London

Sheffield Wednesday (CHA): 4 (Chris Maguire 3’, Jacques Mahogma 78’, Jermaine Johnson 85’, Miguel Llera 90+1’)
Macclesfield Town (CON): 1 (Scott Boden (p) 65’)
Hillsborough, Sheffield

Preston North End (L1): 3 (Joe Garner 67’/68’/88’)
Ipswich Town (CHA): 2 (Frank Nouble 58’, David McGoldrick 76’)
Deepdale, Preston

Plymouth Argyle (L2): 2 (Andres Gurrieri 2’, Carl Dickinson (og) 35’)
Port Vale (L1): 3 (Jordan Hugill 30’, Ben Williamson 63’, Jennison Myrie-Williams 76’)
Home Park, Plymouth

Charlton Athletic (CHA): 2 (Michael Morrison 54’, Yann Kermorgant 82’)
Oxford United (L2): 2 (Johnny Mullins 13’, Scott Davies 24’)
The Valley, London

Birmingham City (CHA): 3 (Paul Robinson 35’, Chris Burke 85’/87’)
Bristol Rovers (L2): 0
St Andrew’s, Birmingham

AFC Bournemouth (CHA): 4 (Brett Pitman 5’/(p) 88’, Tommy Elphick 45’, Ryan Fraser 86’)
Burton Albion (L2): 1 (Jimmy Phillips 35’)

 
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