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Portsmouth through after Cup replay

FA Cup holders Portsmouth set up a fourth round meeting with Championship (second division) side Swansea City when it won 2-0 at Bristol City in a third round replay on Tuesday.

West Bromwich Albion, the only other Premier League side in action on a night when nine FA Cup ties were played, beat League One (third division) promotion challengers Peterborough United 2-0 at London Road in its third round replay.

There were no shock results with Swansea beating minor league Histon 2-1 and Sheffield United of the Championship beating Leyton Orient of League One (third division) 4-1. Unusually though, seven of the nine matches ended in wins for visiting sides with one match drawn and Burnley the only home side to win.

Portsmouth took the lead at Ashton Gate after 38 minutes when England striker Peter Crouch completed a counter-attacking move that began after City's appeals that Crouch handled in his own penalty area were turned down.

Croatia winger Niko Kranjcar added Portsmouth's second two minutes from time and Portsmouth's England goalkeeper David James saved a Nicky Maynard penalty a minute later.

Swansea will travel to Fratton Park after winning at Histon with first half goals from Gorka Pintado and Guillem Bauza. Pintado missed a penalty for the visitors after 81 minutes before Josh Simpson pulled one back three minutes later.

West Brom scored a rare away win with Jay Simpson opening the scoring after 18 minutes and defender Paul Robinson heading the second in the 37th minute.

Championship leader Wolverhampton Wanderers won the midlands derby 2-0 against Birmingham City at St. Andrews with Andy Keogh and Sam Vokes securing Wolves a fourth round meeting with Premier League Middlesbrough.

Charlton Athletic, which has not won for a club record 17 league matches, chalked up its first victory since October with a 1-0 win at Norwich City in an all-Championship replay and will now play Sheffield United in the fourth round.

United came from behind to beat Leyton Orient 4-1 with all of its goals coming in the second half.

In other games, Cheltenham Town and Doncaster Rovers drew 0-0 in their re-arranged third round tie, while Millwall won 3-2 at Crewe Alexandra in a third round replay.

Burnley beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 with the winning goal scored in extra time' stoppage time.


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