FA Cup round of 16: Championship West Bromwich Albion beat non-league Chesterfield to reach fourth round | Football news
West Brom ruthlessly opened up a 70-seat gap between them and National League Chesterfield as they cruised to a 4-0 win at The Hawthorns in the third round of the FA Cup.
John Swift scored the first goal, followed by two goals from Tom Rogic and Jake Livermore before substitute Jovan Malcolm scored the fourth.
Carlos Corberan’s side have made it 10 wins from 12 games in all competitions, drawing fellow Championship side Bristol City in the fourth round.
West Brom’s second try in the second minute was disallowed after Grady Diganana’s aerial shot at goalkeeper Lukas Kovolan cleared the ball over the line.
Albion finally took the lead in the 23rd minute after Jamie Grimes’ wild clearance saw Livermore’s Darren Oldaker head in, then Swift finished with a flat, curling left-footer from 16 yards.
West Brom scored two goals in six second-half minutes to level as Rogic doubled the lead in the 49th minute after a dreadful Chesterfield defence.
Swift’s 70-yard pass saw Adam Rich reach and cross on the line and midfielder Rogic punished Jeff King’s close-range dithering.
Livermore then fired home in the 55th minute after the defense failed to clear Swift’s corner.
In the first minute of added time, Taylor Gardner-Hickman’s substitute Malcolm finished with a header.
Birmingham will not be surprised at Forest Green
Championship side City of Birmingham The bottom of League One staged a second-half comeback to avoid an FA Cup third-round upset Forest Green Rovers.
Goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Kevin Long earned a 2-1 win at New Luon Stadium to set up a clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
Ben Stevenson’s strike put Rovers ahead after seven minutes, but the Blues fought back to reach the fourth round.
Forest Green’s early pressure was rewarded when a short turn routine was executed perfectly for Stevenson and he curled well into the top corner from 25 yards.
Visiting captain Jutkiewicz gave Rovers goalkeeper Lewis Thomas no chance after the break, firing a weak shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Neil Etheridge pulled off a superb double save at the other end to deny Regan Hendrie’s superb strike and Matt Stevens to keep the points level.
But Tahit Chong’s corner kick fell well to Long, who sidefooted into the box to complete the comeback after 65 minutes.
Stunner Bell toppled Bristol City to win in extra time at Swansea
Sam Bell scored a stunning winner nine minutes before extra time City of Bristol A place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-1 win Swansea.
The Robins’ substitute came in from the left, fired past goalkeeper Andy Fisher and settled for a replay to reward his club with a draw at West Brom.
It was 20-year-old Bell’s first big goal for the club as Swansea pressed hard for a second equalizer but Kyle Naughton fired just inches wide.
Mark Sykes’ third goal in two games gave Bristol City the lead after a defensive pass from substitute Bell just after the hour mark.
But Swans substitute Ollie Cooper equalized seconds later in the 73rd minute. The midfielder was alert enough to head home Matt Grimes’ cross for his sixth goal of the season.
Luton Wigan scored a late winner
Elijah Adebayo scored a great goal in stoppage time Luton They won 2:1 and went to the fourth round of the English Cup Wigan.
Extra-time was on the cards after Coley Woodrow quickly canceled out Telo Aasgaard’s opener in the second half, but Adebayo headed home from close range at the death to seal the winner in the 98th minute.
The first half lacked intensity and quality, while the second half saw two goals scored within five minutes.
Less than a minute after the restart, Luton partially cleared Wigan’s throw-in, allowing Aasgaard, who scored a superb last-minute goal to win the Championship game at Kenilworth Road in September, to volley into the top corner from 18 yards.
However, Luton’s response was superb and Woodrow equalized at the second attempt after Ben Amos did well to convert his first attempt.
But there was one last twist, the ball was played down Luton’s left and Adebayo fired home from close range, delighting the traveling fans behind the goal as they await a draw at home to Grimsby in League Four.
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