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FA Cup PIX: Moura rescues Tottenham, Chelsea progress

January 05, 2020 23:48 IST
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In a later fixture, Curtin Jones’s 71st-minute strike saw Liverpool edge past Everton in a derby tie at Anfield.

Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura heads in to score the equaliser during the FA Cup third round match against Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on Sunday 

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura heads in to score the equaliser during the FA Cup third round match against Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur needed a Lucas Moura equaliser to avoid an FA Cup third-round defeat at second tier Middlesbrough as Jose Mourinho’s stuttering side emerged with a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

 

The eight-time champions trailed to Ashley Fletcher’s fine finish just after the break but Moura’s header spared a Tottenham side who were without injured striker Harry Kane.

Tottenham dominated following Moura’s equaliser but Boro keeper Tomas Mejias, making his first start of the season, frustrated them with several saves as Boro earned a replay.

In a later fixture, Curtin Jones’s 71st-minute strike saw Liverpool edge past Everton in a derby tie at Anfield.

Phillip Cocu, Manager of Derby County celebrates with Wayne Rooney following their win in the FA Cup third round match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London on Sunday 

IMAGE: Phillip Cocu, Manager of Derby County celebrates with Wayne Rooney following their win in the FA Cup third round match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London on Sunday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A much-changed Chelsea booked their place in round four with a comfortable 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest who they also beat at the same stage of the competition last season.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley were both on target for eight-times winners Chelsea in the first half.

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney helped Championship side Derby County spring a surprise with a 1-0 victory at Premier League Crystal Palace.

Top-flight Sheffield United were made to work hard by minor league outfit AFC Fylde, winning 2-1.

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