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Summary

  1. Result: Spurs 2-0 Aston Villa - Davies and Son send Spurs into round four
  2. Result: Chelsea 4-1 Peterborough - Terry sent off
  3. Result: Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth - League Two side earn replay
  4. Result: Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheff Weds - Ayala sent off
  5. Result: Cardiff 1-2 Fulham - Cottagers come from behind to win

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

Plymouth
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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!  

'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."  

'It was a typical cup game'

Middlesbrough 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Middlesbrough

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." 

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
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'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
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'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.

'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
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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.

'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.

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.

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!

Me and @KateGoodlandx had our beautiful baby girl this morning, Ivy Jane Kane at 7:30am. Weighing 7.8pounds. Amazing feeling, so proud!😍❤👶🏼

'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."

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
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'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
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'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.

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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.  

Watch again: Son makes it 2-0 to Spurs

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

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Watch again: Davies' glancing header gives Spurs the lead

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

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FULL-TIME

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.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Could be three. Should be three. Son Heung-min wriggles clear in the box, but he can't beat the sprawling Sam Johnstone.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Quieter than your local library now at the Lane. Plenty of home fans have it for the Tube.

INJURY TIME

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Into stoppage time. Of which we will have three minutes.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Take two. Another Villa free-kick in a decent position, four or five visiting players have a chat about their tactics. Ross McCormack pulls rank again, this time drilling into the wall. He won't be getting the next one...

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

I though Steve Caulker had been signed back by Spurs for a moment then. Cameron Carter-Vickers is his double. Brutha from anutha mutha.

Carter-Vickers gives away a free-kick which Ross McCormack lines up. Over the bar.

Man of the match?

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

There haven't been too many stand out performances. They have been more solid. I would probably give it to Kieran Trippier. He has been full of energy and looks like he is trying to keep his shirt and impress the manager.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Spurs are hungry for more. Dele Alli has a blast from a narrow angle on the right, forcing Villa keeper Sam Johnstone to hack clear with his feet.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Josh Onomah is straight into the thick of things, setting Georges-Kevin Nkoudou galloping down the left flank. He'd give Justin Gatlin a run this lad. A clean Justin Gatlin. Rapid.

The Frenchman pings a low cross across the box, just evading Son Heung-min's outstretched toe.

SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Moussa Sissoko's afternoon is over. A decent shift in the end for the Spurs midfielder, plenty of endeavour and an assist to boot. Josh Onomah is given a run-out.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Damage limitation for Villa now, one would suspect. Unless they nick a goal sharpish...

Less than 10 minutes to go.

Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

It was a good pick out from Moussa Sissoko. You have to be calm when you get in there and pick the right pass. If you have got his pace power and ability you should be causing problems for opposing teams. Villa have got what they deserved as they haven't given it a go.

GOAL - Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa

Son Heung-min (80 mins)

Spurs put their name in the pot. Son Heung-min sweeps home from six yards after being picked out by Moussa Sissoko's cut-back.

Neat build-up, neat finish.

Son Heung-min
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Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

Moussa Sissoko hasn't scored for Spurs since his £30m summer move - and he still hasn't. He tries to curl in from a tight angle, Sam Johnstone equal to it.

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Kritt Normsaskul: Ben Davies showing more of a striker's instinct than Jannsen ever did in the game.

Dom Brunetti: Last season I thought #FACup spark was back but this weekends ties with weakened sides and low crowds think again.

James F Dale: Why are @SpursOfficial playing 6 defenders at home to a champ side?! No creativity. No pace. No goal threat.

Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

Yes! A triple substitution. Up there with your right-back scoring and an outfield player going in net as the great things you rarely see at the football.

On come Ross McCormack, Andre Green and Keinan Davis. 

Aston Villa subs
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Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

"Shooooooot! plead the Spurs fans as Eric Dier collects the ball about 25 yards out. So he does. And they wish he hadn't.

Villa keeper Sam Johnstone isn't bothered, Jill sat in Row K is. She has to duck.

Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

Right then Villa. What have you got? Little over 15 minutes to go.

Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has only just come on the pitch but he has put a really good ball into the area and that is a clever header from Ben Davies - what he's doing in there I don't really know.

Ben Davies scores for Tottenham
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GOAL - Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa

Ben Davies (71 mins)

Talk about an instant impact! Spurs sub Georges-Kevin N'Koudou swings a lovely ball in from the left flank, which is just begging to be headed in. Left-back Ben Davies does exactly that, nodding in his first Spurs goal from a central position.

Tottenham celebrate
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SUBSTITUTION

Tottenham 0-0 Aston Villa

Time for another Spurs change. Off comes Toby Alderweireld, who only came back from injury last month, with Georges-Kévin N'Koudou coming on. Can the summer signing provide some attacking spark?