FA Cup 2020: Final Results and Scores from Tuesday's 3rd-Round Replay

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough heads on goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 14, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United won their third-round replay fixtures in the FA Cup on Tuesday, beating Middlesbrough and Rochdale, respectively.

Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela got the goals for Spurs, while the Magpies scored three goals in the first half.

Coventry also cruised to the next round against Bristol Rovers, while Reading beat Blackburn and minnows Shrewsbury narrowly got past Championship side Bristol City. Here are the full results:

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A massive error at the back gave Spurs the perfect start at home, allowing Lo Celso an easy look on goal after just two minutes:

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Giovani Lo Celso scores the first-ever #EmiratesFACup goal in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ✨ https://t.co/DgAdShAOoa

That set the tone for what should have been an easy night for Spurs, who fielded a relatively strong XI that included the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Harry Winks. When Lamela doubled the lead after 15 minutes, the match already seemed over.

Football.London's Alisdair Gold believes Lo Celso and Lamela could be important players for the team moving forward:

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The biggest thing Lo Celso and Lamela bring to this Spurs team is one touch passing. It's something Tottenham have often lacked this season, looking ponderous on the ball. The two Argentines inject life and urgency into the attacks and make others increase their speed of thought.

Spurs should have cruised to the finish line after the second goal but failed to put away their opponents. When George Saville made it 2-1 after 83 minutes, it set up a tense finale, but the Premier League giants held on for the win.

Newcastle were never troubled by Rochdale, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes. There was more comical defending in this match, with Eoghan O'Connell bagging an own goal and Miguel Almiron taking advantage of dreadful passing at the back:

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Hammered home by Miguel Almirón 🔨 #EmiratesFACup @NUFC https://t.co/qDuFSMNpzN

Matthew Longstaff and Joelinton also got on the board for the hosts. Michael Jordan Williams got a consolation goal for Rochdale.

Coventry had little difficulty against Rovers, courtesy of two goals from Maxime Biamou. Callum O'Hare impressed with some incredible passing, setting up two goals:

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O'Hare unlocking doors 🔐🔓 #EmiratesFACup https://t.co/ebX8aBw1fc

Aaron Pierre scored a last-minute winner for Shrewsbury against Bristol City, downing the Championship side after 89 minutes.


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