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  1. Middlesbrough beat Burnley to go top
  2. QPR fight back to draw 2-2 with Brighton
  3. Salford knocked out in extra time by Hartlepool
  4. Scunthorpe book third-round tie with Chelsea

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By Shamoon Hafez and Emlyn Begley

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So, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury and Walsall complete the FA Cup third round line-up.

In the Championship, Middlesbrough went to of the pile after beating Burnley, while Brighton drop to second having let slip a two goal lead against QPR. Chris Hughton's side maintain their unbeaten start to the season though, now into 21 games.

Told you it would be a late finish. Thanks for joining us.

You always have quirky stories come up in the third round of the FA Cup and we've got one on our hands when Walsall face Brentford on 9 January.

Why you may ask? Manager Dean Smith left the Saddlers earlier this season to take up the top job at the Championship side. Smith will be facing his old side quicker than he would have expected.

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YES HE DOES! Paul Downing nets Walsall's fifth penalty to give them a 5-3 victory over Chesterfield in the shootout and the Saddlers reach the third round of the FA Cup.

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Paul Downing steps up to be the hero for Walsall. Can he score??

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Milan Lalkovic nets Walsall's fourth in a row for 4-2.

Liam O'Neil must score to keep this penalty shootout going...

...and does exactly that for Chesterfield. 4-3.

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George Evans gives Walsall a comfortable advantage at 3-1.

Chesterfield striker Lee Novak nets for 3-2 but remember they've missed a penalty.

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MISSED!! Sam Morsy fires over the bar for Chesterfield. They are 2-1 behind with four penalties taken.

FA Cup penalties

Jay O'Shea nets for Chesterfield, 1-1.

Jason Demetriou puts Walsall ahead again at 2-1.

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Walsall score the first to go in front through Romaine Sawyers.

FA Cup penalties

No messing about from the Chesterfield social media person...

There will be no 'lottery of a penalty shoot-out' non-sense here, it's not a lottery, its who takes their spot kicks best.


Brave Salford out. Hartlepool play Derby in the third round in January. 

GOAL - Hartlepool 2-0 Salford

Michael Mandron (120 mins)

Mikael Mandron celebrates
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The dream dies for Salford.

Brad Walker clips a ball into striker Michael Mandron at the back post, who volleys the ball home for Hartlepool's second.

Tie over.


Walsall and Chesterfield will need penalties to see who will play Brentford in the third round.

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Can Salford get an equaliser? It doesn't look like it. They've only got two minutes to salvage something from this second round replay.

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Five minutes left in extra time. Hartlepool currently going through to the third round, Walsall and Chesterfield heading for penalties.

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Hartlepool defender Scott Harrison sees the headlines. He makes a foray forward before smashing an effort wildly over the crossbar.

Minutes later, the Salford goalkeeper stretches to his right to push away Scott Fenwick's low strike which was heading for the bottom corner.

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A quick turnaround and back under way in both of the remaining matches. Can Hartlepool hold on against Salford? Will anyone find a goal in the game between Walsall and Chesterfield?


15 minutes gone in the FA Cup second round replay extra time matches. Hartlepool lead Salford 1-0, while it's still goalless between Walsall and Chesterfield.

15 left to play.

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Still 0-0 between Walsall and Chesterfield. That one looks like going all the way to penalties.


Hartlepool looking to put this game to bed and the weary legs of Salford are starting to show.

Striker Scott Fenwick, buoyed by his opening goal, chases down a long punt upfield before shooting straight at Salford goalkeeper Jay Lynch.

GOAL - Hartlepool 1-0 Salford

Scott Fenwick (96 mins)

Scott Fenwick celebrates
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Heartbreak for Salford.

Rhys Oates whips in an inviting cross from the right into the penalty area and Hartlepool's Scott Fenwick is unmarked to plant a powerful header into the top corner of the net.

Have the non-league side got anything left to give?

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Charlie Austin celebrates with the Man of the Match award
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NJP: If QPR can play like that for the rest of the season we'll be back on the big stage in no time

Andrew Priestley: Charlie Austin proving that he is Premier League quality striker playing in the Championship. Does a January swoop beckon?

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Salford striker Jordan Hulme trying to make a name for himself as he tries to wriggle clear inside the box, but the ball ricochets back of his shin and runs away for a goal kick. The non-league side still battling away.


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Two down. Two to go.

Scunthorpe fans are already looking at East Coast train tickets after their League One team booked an exciting FA Cup third-round trip to Chelsea.

And League One rivals Shrewsbury will be hopping over the Anglo-Welsh border to face Championship side Cardiff.

Hartlepool and Salford, along with Walsall and Chesterfield, need another 30 minutes to decide their fate. And possibly, gulp, penalties.

Hartlepool 0-0 Salford 

Scunthorpe 3-0 Leyton Orient

Shrewsbury 1-0 Grimsby

Walsall 0-0 Chesterfield

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Extra time under way between Hartlepool against Salford and Walsall-Chesterfield. Who will get the winner and become an FA Cup hero?

FULL-TIME - MK Dons 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

FULL-TIME - Charlton 2-2 Bolton

Wycombe have drawn 2-2 against 10-man Notts County in League Two.

FULL-TIME - QPR 2-2 Brighton

Brighton extend their unbeaten run to 21 games, but at the expense of losing a two goal lead.

Middlesbrough go top.

FULL-TIME - Preston 1-1 Birmingham


QPR 2-2 Brighton


You can't get any closer than this. The QPR winger lets fly from around 30 yards out and it looks like it's heading for the bottom corner, but instead shaves the post and bounces wide.

Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale was rooted to the spot, he waved that one goodbye. Seagulls clinging on to their unbeaten record.

FULL-TIME - Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham

Preston 1-1 Birmingham

Demarai Gray has a chance to win it for Blues - he races away from the Preston defence but drags his shot wide. A huge chance at Deepdale.

FULL-TIME - Derby 4-0 Bristol City

Tom Ince with the match ball
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FULL-TIME - Fulham 1-2 Ipswich

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Heading into injury-time in our four second-round replays. Anyone going to join Scunthorpe in looking like sealing their place within 90 minutes?

Yes!!! Late drama at Shrewsbury as they nab a late lead against Grimsby.

Salford City are posing more goal threat then their League Two hosts Hartlepool, hitting the post earlier through substitute Richie Allen. This could go either way though...

Hartlepool 0-0 Salford 

Scunthorpe 3-0 Leyton Orient

Shrewsbury 1-0 Grimsby

Walsall 0-0 Chesterfield

FULL-TIME - Middlesbrough 1-0 Burnley

George Friend
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Boro going top if QPR hold Brighton.

FULL-TIME - Cardiff 3-2 Brentford

Last minute winner for the home side. Kenwyne Jones the man with the injury time strike.

William Henry: Would not want to be in Lewis Dunk's shoes right now. You've just cost your team at least 2 points mate.