Wigan 4 – Hull 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) At Wigan’s pathetically empty DW Stadium, the Latics fell behind to fellow Premier League strugglers Hull when Geovanni curled a fabulous free-kick up and over the wall. Halftime substitute Charles N’Zogbia equalised and scored another after James McCarthy had put the Latics ahead, with Scott Sinclair grabbing the late fourth.
Tottenham 4 – Peterborough 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Two goals from Niko Kranjcar (first and second), the inevitable strike from Jermain Defoe and a late, late penalty from Robbie Keane were the vital statistics in a one-sided cup tie.
Nottingham Forest 0 – Birmingham 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) In-form Birmingham escaped with a goalless draw at Nottingham Forest, as the home fans saw Luke Chambers head against the crossbar and Robert Earnshaw miss a penalty.
Portsmouth 1 – Coventry 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Avram Grant’s cash-strapped Pompey trailed to David Bell’s goal and needed an equaliser in first-half stoppage time from German midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng to force a replay.
Bolton 4 – Lincoln 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Managerless Bolton hammered Lincoln at the Reebok, the hosts took the lead through Moses Swaibu’s own goal after the break, Chung-Yong Lee making it 2-nil within two minutes before Gary Cahill (83) and Mark Davies (90) rounded off the scoring.
Southampton 1 – Luton 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) The prolific Rickie Lambert ensured Southampton avoided a shock after a 1-0 triumph over Luton Town at St Mary’s. Lambert took his tally for the club to 20 goals as he scored the only goal of the game on 36 minutes.
Blackpool 1 – Ipswich 2 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) The visitors were in front early on through Jack Colback, but Blackpool levelled on 51 minutes courtesy of Brett Ormerod after being repeatedly denied by the woodwork. After the Seasiders had Ian Evatt and Rob Edwards sent off, Ipswich nicked the win with 13 minutes remaining thanks to Owen Garvan’s free-kick.
Stoke 3 – York 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Neil Barrett gave York a surprise 22nd minute lead in a game which had been delayed by half-an-hour due to the visitors’ coach being held up in traffic due to the bad weather conditions. Daniel Parslow’s own goal brought the Potters level on 24 minutes, Ricardo Fuller put the hosts in front 60 seconds later and Matthew Etherington scored in the second half.
Fulham 1 – Swindon 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Fulham have progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup, thanks to a first-half goal from Bobby Zamora and some deeply unimpressive opposition.
Everton 3 – Carlisle 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) James Vaughan put Everton ahead early on and it should have been plane sailing for the Premier League side after that. But Kevan Hurst’s scuffed equaliser gave Carlisle hope, and they held out until the final minutes when Tim Cahill netted his 50th goal for Everton ahead of an injury-time Leighton Baines penalty.