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By Matt Newsum

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  1. The shock that avoided a shock

    FT: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Rotherham United have stunned us all tonight with a shock within a shock, having been so close to tumbling out of the FA Cup at the hands of Solihull Moors who led 3-0.

    Yet a flurry of goals, starting with the Freddie Ladapo effort on 74 minutes saw overturn their potential giantkilling and take their place in round three.

    It was one of the great modern day cup ties, even if it wasn't the fairytale that many were hoping for.

    Like Rotherham boss Paul Warne says, hopefully there aren't too many more games like that in the next round - don't think our collective tickers will cope.

    BBC Sport will be back with all the FA Cup third round action you could wish for when the competition returns in the new year.

    In the meantime, there's Premier League, EFL and European action across the Beeb. Stick with us and you'll be right.

    Good night.

    Rotherham celebrate
  2. 'Hopefully we'll bear up against Hull better than that or I'll be in an early grave'

    FT: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Rotherham boss Paul Warne told BT Sport:

    "It feels good, a bit frustrating, we weren't at our best, we over-complicated, Solihull were excellent.

    "They scored goals early on, played well but we've got good character. To win 4-3 was harsh on Solihull Moors but I'm pleased to get through.

    "Hopefully we'll bear up against Hull better than that or I'll be in an early grave."

  3. 'We're disappointed because we had a 3-0 lead but I can't fault them'

    FT: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Tim Flowers

    Solihull Moors boss Tim Flowers told BT Sport:

    "It's tough, I'm not going to knock them, for 70 minutes we were fantastic.

    "We a started like a hurricane and got about them, when we got the third we smelt it.

    "But they brought on some strong, fit lads, we couldn't get out. We gassed a bit towards the end.

    "We're disappointed because we had a 3-0 lead but I can't fault them. They were first class from start to nearly finish."

  4. FA Cup third round details

    In case you missed it earlier, the draw for the third round of the FA Cup was made before this evening's tie.

    And it's fair to say it threw up a few mouthwatering games, with a Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton the pick of the bunch.

    Of the other notable ties, Arsenal host Championship leaders Leeds United, Wolves are at home to Manchester United in a repeat of last season's quarter-final, while holders Manchester City start their defence against Port Vale.

    Clink on the link before for the full draw.

    Liverpool draw Everton in third round

    Klopp & Silva

    Liverpool will host Everton in the third round of the FA Cup, while Championship leaders Leeds United will travel to Arsenal.

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    FT: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    However, once Freddie Ladapo turned in a brilliant cross for Rotherham's first shot across the bows, it gave the visitors new life.

    Solihull crumbled, tired and wilted almost with every revitalised Millers attack, and shorly after Michael Ihiekwe capitalised on inability to clear the decks by smashing home a second.

    The subs were massive for Paul Warne, with Chiedozie Ogbene's supply line from the right causing no end of problems.

    And it was Michael Smith, also off the bench, who twice connected with headers to first level, and then settle it in added time.


    Dejected Solihull players
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    FT: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Two goals in the first seven minutes provided Solihull Moors with a dreamlike start and the third in the second seemed likely to cap a dominant performance.

    Jamey Osborne lashed in from the right, Alex Gudger turned in a free-kick and then Jimmy Ball fired in for a three-goal lead.

    It looked like the perfect night for Tim Flowers' side.


    Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Michael Smith's winner

    How do you explain that?!

    Rotherham United were 3-0 down after a whirlwind by National League side Solihull Moors had the midlanders dreaming of a cup date with Hull City.

    However, four goals in the final 14 minutes of the game have given the Millers the most unlikely of comebacks.

    They could barely string a combination of passes together yet alone a goal in the first hour, but the final quarter of the match was ruthless.

    Rotherham found energy, another gear and delivered a comeback which will be forever remember in the FA Cup.

    Credit to Solihull, this game can be cruel.

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    Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Rotherham offside down in the corner.

    One last chance for Solihull Moors.

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    Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham


    Solihull's energy has been sapped.

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    Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Daniel Iversen claims the Alex Gudger header as it flew into his path and Solihull's hopes of an equaliser are dashed.

    Free-kick and it's being pumped toward the Rotherham box...


  11. GOAL: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham

    Michael Smith

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    Video caption: Solihull Moors 3-4 Rotherham United (Smith)



    Solihull players looked stunned.

    Brilliant work down the right, another fine cross by Chiedozie Ogbene and another stooping header by Michael Smith.


  12. GOAL: Solihull Moors 3-3 Rotherham

    Michael Smith

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    Video caption: Solihull Moors 3 -3 Rotherham United (Smith)


    Solihull have gone from planning the visit of Hull City to hoping for a trip to Rotherham in a replay...

    Another lung-busting run down the right by Chiedozie Ogbene is matched by a wonder of a cross and Michael Smith stoops to head an unlikely leveller.

    How the mood has changed!

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    Solihull Moors 3-2 Rotherham

    More defensive work for the Moors, Matthew Olosunde's shot blocked in the box...

    Callum Howe gets to the loose ball before Millers midfielder Michael Smith and whacks it away.

    It's an unrelenting wave now from Rotherham...

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    Solihull Moors 3-2 Rotherham

    Rotherham corner goes straight to Ryan Boot, but such is the tension, the intensity right now, it squirms from his grasp and he has to clutch it quickly.

    I'm a total neutral here but my pulse is racing.

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    Solihull Moors 3-2 Rotherham

    Rotherham hit the post!

    Matt Crooks thuds the upright with a skidding drive and the pressure is still on!

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    Solihull Moors 3-2 Rotherham

    Solihull Moors' gameplan has been well and truly scrambled by that quickfire double from the League One side.

    The ball went into Kyle Vassell on the left a moment ago, he tried to drill it across the Moors box but this time it's cut out and the home fans breathe.

    Seven to go... it's nerve-stretching stuff.

  17. GOAL: Solihull Moors 3-2 Rotherham

    Michael Ihiekwe

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    Video caption: Solihull Moors (Ladapo) 3-2 Rotherham United (Ihiekwe)

    Just moments ago, Jake Beesley tries to replicate the savage shooting of Jamey Osborne but his effort from a similar position to the game's opener zings wide for Solihull...

    But from nearly making it 4-1 it's now 3-2!

    Ball into the box was headed across goal by Michael Ihiekwe and the home side tried to swipe it clear.

    However, the second ball fell back to the Millers skipper who confidently blasted the ball into the corner to really unsettle the Moors.

    What a game we have on our hands now?!

  18. GOAL: Solihull Moors 3-1 Rotherham

    Freddie Ladapo

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    Video caption: Solihull Moors 3-1 Rotherham United (Ladapo)

    Just a consolation?

    Another sensational ball into that horrid area between goalkeeper and defenders, Freddie Ladapo was lurking and when the ball sailed into his path it was coolly tucked in.

    Not a lot of ceremony after it. Just a look to the skies.

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    Solihull Moors 3-0 Rotherham

    Even when Rotherham do get in behind, Solihull Moors get the rub of the green. Freddie Ladapo and co were waiting for the ball to break following Matthew Olosunde's square ball but Kyle Storer was there to mop up.

    Nathan Blissett is on now, nephew of 1984 finalist Luther Blissett. He replaces Paul McCallum, who gets a massive reception.

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    Solihull Moors 3-0 Rotherham

    Rotherham get another corner after Ben Wiles' wild effort flicks off the heels of a Moors defender and goes behind.

    Ryan Boot leaps to claim the header towards goal which was always looping.

    No change given by the hosts. Ruthless.