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Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Goodbye!


    Thumbs up if you're in the pot for the fourth-round draw! Derek Adams and his Plymouth team are there after the League Two side earned a surprise 0-0 draw at the mighty Liverpool.

    Twenty-two teams are already assured of their spot, with nine more matches going to a replay.

    And that leaves one more tie to go. League Two side Cambridge host Leeds United, the 1972 FA Cup winners of course, tomorrow. Make sure you join us then!

    In the meantime watch, read and listen to everything FA Cup-related that you might have missed right here. Cheerio!  

  2. 'We trust in Joe'

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal: "We lose together, we win together, it was strange the way we conceded the first and second goals but congratulations to Middlesbrough. 

    "We accept mistakes. It happens in football, but we trust in Joe (Wildsmith). He is a very good goalkeeper and has a very bright future."  

  3. 'It was a typical cup game'

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday


    Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka: "The FA Cup is really important to us and if we had played the second half in the same way (as the first) we would have lost. 

    "It was a typical cup game. We had to play better and be more aggressive and in the second half we showed we are better than them. 

    "We won the game because we were organised, committed and when the chances arrived we scored." 

  4. Job done

    Chelsea 4-1 Peterborough

  5. I struggled to get out of bed - Warnock

    Cardiff 1-2 Fulham

    Love him or hate him, Neil Warnock is great value.

    The Cardiff City manager says he "struggled to get out of bed" for their FA Cup third-round defeat by Fulham earlier today.  

    Only 5,199 watched Cardiff lose 2-1 at home in a third-round televised tie which kicked off at 11:30 GMT.

    "I don't think it's just the 11:30 kick-off, it's the FA Cup in general," he said.

    "I struggled to get out of bed and I must admit I wasn't really excited at the prospect of playing the side I'd got to play in the FA Cup. I knew the crowd would be low and I just hoped the fans would be alright with me, and they have been."

    Neil Warnock and assistant manager Kevin Blackweel
  6. 'We had to run a million miles'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa

    Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: “We had to defend well and run a million miles because they are a very good side. We had a big chance in the game.

    "I was a touch disappointed with the goal because they didn’t have to do much, one cross into the box and we didn’t deal with it.

    "You need your goalkeeper to play well and Sam Johnstone looks a very good young goalkeeper - I think he’ll relish the challenge to play week in, week out.

    "They are a very good side and that has to be the aspiration for us at Aston Villa."

    Steve Bruce
  7. 'It's about delivering now'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC One

    This year Tottenham have taken Manchester City to the cleaners, beaten Chelsea and were the better team against Manchester United for 60 minutes. 

    A trophy is the obvious thing they are missing. The big thing Mauricio Pochettino has changed is the mentality. It's about delivering it now.

  8. 'Always difficult in the cup'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "It's always difficult in the FA Cup, but we played a team that had very good organisation and it was tough to break them. We had lots of possession but a lot patience to try and build from the back.

    "I was very pleased in the end, it’s never easy to win in the FA Cup. It was a good opportunity for many players to show their quality. 

    "At 0-0 we changed the system a bit to try and change the game and from that we scored.

    "I'm pleased for the players that haven’t played too much, it’s important for them to build their confidence."

    Mauricio Pochettino
  9. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Mauricio Pochettino to Barcelona? It has been mentioned apparently. But the Spurs laughs off the post-match question about the link, saying something about "being born with a bull in his arm".

    Presume that is something to do with being an Espanyol hero. Basically he is saying a move to their city neighbours ain't happening.

  10. 'Poch won't be entirely happy'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on BBC One

    It's a victory. I don't think Mauricio Pochettino will be entirely happy with the performance as a whole. Aston Villa had a little go and that ignited Tottenham.

  11. Stat attack

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston VIlla

    Aston Villa fans might be quite glad their side don't have to play Spurs again for a while.

    Spurs have now won nine of their last 10 games in all competitions against Villa.

  12. Baby Kane

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Wondering why Harry Kane didn't even make the Spurs bench today? We've just found out why. Clue: he spent the night on the maternity ward. Congrats Harry and Kate!

  13. 'We had winning mentality'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier: "We are delighted. They made it hard and it seemed at times they had six at the back. We reacted well in the second half and the first goal was crucial.

    "I train hard every day and it's difficult because I've got Kyle Walker in front of me who has been doing excellent. I need to be ready when called upon."

    Spurs goalscorer Ben Davies: "The goal came at a tough time. We were starting to get a bit sloppy, making a few mistakes and once we got the first goal we saw the game out.

    "We expect a lot of ourselves. To come out here we have to have that winning mentality and we did today."

  14. Post update

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Dion Dublin

    Former Aston Villa forward on BBC One

    Aston Villa will leave here today thinking 'what did we contribute to that game?' I don't think they were positive enough. I just didn't see anything from Villa at all.

    With Villa sitting so far back, bringing on Dele Alli for striker Vincent Janssen left the Villa players with no-one to mark up front.

    Dele Alli comes on as a substitute to replace Vincent Janssen
  15. 'A poor man's Soldado'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Gary Lineker has just described Spurs misfiring striker Vincent Janssen as "looking like a poor man's Roberto Soldado". Harsh. But true.

    Spurs came to life when the Dutchman was removed or, more precisely, when Dele Alli was introduced in his place.

    Vincent Janssen
  16. 'Best team won'

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-England captain on BBC One

    You've got to praise manager Mauricio Pochettino. He realised he had to change things. Dele Alli coming on gave them more pace. They then had more energy to their game. The best team won on the afternoon but it wasn't a great game.

  17. Get Involved

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    Jon Evans: If Grealish improved his end product he'd be a top player and villa would create a lot more. Sadly he doesn't create chances.  

    Dan D: Not sure how Winks has been overlooked for motm to be honest.

    Richard Ayris: I think the story of the FA Cup 3rd Round has to be the amount of empty seats at a lot of grounds. Needs looking at now.  

  18. Watch again: Son makes it 2-0 to Spurs

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

  19. Watch again: Davies' glancing header gives Spurs the lead

    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Only just joining us? Tut tut. Here's what you missed...


    Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

    Done and dusted. Not pretty from Spurs, but pretty efficient. They progress past the third round for the 10th time in 11 seasons.