England FA Cup — 16 January 2013

Marvin Sordell scored a brace in Bolton's 2-0 FA Cup victory over SunderlandLast night’s FA Cup third round replays produced a shock at the Stadium of Light, as Championship Bolton defeated Sunderland 2-0.

The visitors took the lead on 64 minutes. Bolton midfielder Darren Pratley was brought down in the penalty area by Jack Colback and Marvin Sordell scored from the resulting spot kick.

The former-Watford striker scored his brace on 73 minutes. Sordell turned well and fired past Simon Mignolet in the Black Cats goal. The Wanderers now face a home clash with Premier League Everton.

Premier League Stoke defeated Crystal Palace 4-1 after extra-time at the Britannia Stadium. The home side took the lead on 69 minutes. Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones met Matthew Etherington’s cross to give the Potters the lead.

Palace equalised after 87 minutes. Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross brought down Jonathan Williams in the penalty area and top scorer Glenn Murray made no mistake with the spot kick.

Five minutes into extra-time Jonathan Walters headed the Potters into the lead from a Matthew Etherington cross. Five minutes later Walters scored his brace from a setup by Kenwyne Jones. Striker Cameron Jerome scored a fourth goal in stoppage time of extra time.

League One MK Dons defeated Championship side Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Stadium:MK. The home side took the lead on 28 minutes, Sheffield Wednesday defender Lewis Buxton pulling back Dean Bowditch and Shaun Williams scoring from the resulting spot kick.

The Dons doubled their lead in the 75th minute. Dean Bowditch’s free-kick evaded everybody and found a way into the Wednesday goal.

Premier League Wigan progressed into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory at League One Bournemouth. The only goal of the game came after 20 minutes, Laics striker Mauro Boselli firing home past Shawn Jalal from 20 yards. Wigan now face a trip to non-league Macclesfield in the fourth round.

Can non-league Macclesfield shock Wigan in the fourth of the FA Cup?


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