West Brom send Liverpool crashing out of FA Cup
Harry Kane rescues Tottenham at Newport
A Jay Rodriguez double helped West Brom defeat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield on Saturday night in a 12-1 shock that highlighted the best and worst of the VAR system.
Referee Craig Pawson halted the game three times in a chaotic first half for video assistance on decisions - first ruling out a West Brom goal, then awarding Liverpool a penalty before allowing Albion's third goal to stand.
West Brom manager Alan Pardew criticised Pawson for overuse of the system but he will be thrilled to be in the hat for the fifth round after an excellent performance, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left to lament a poor defensive display from his side.
Tottenham survived a major scare in their FA Cup fourth-round tie as the 1-5 shots needed a late goal from Harry Kane to earn a replay against Sky Bet League Two side Newport County.
The Exiles – 18-1 on Saturday morning – drifted to 33-1 after the teams were announced but they led through Padraig Amond’s header until Kane’s equaliser in the 82nd minute.
Amond had been a 14-1 chance to score the opening goal while the draw was 7-1.
Sky Bet League One leaders Wigan, who knocked out Bournemouth in the third round, claimed another top-flight scalp with a 2-0 win over West Ham.
Despite the two-division gulf between the clubs, the Latics had been 6-4 favourites against the Hammers, who had defender Arthur Masuaku sent off for spitting.
Leicester comfortably avoided a slip-up at Peterborough, winning 5-1, while Glenn Murray scored a late winner for 13-5 shots Brighton at Middlesbrough.
League Two Coventry continued their cup progress, landing odds of 5-2 with a 1-0 victory at MK Dons and another fourth-tier side, Notts County, held Premier League strugglers Swansea to a 1-1 draw.
A fourth-minute goal from Southampton’s Jack Stephens proved enough to see off Watford in Javi Gracia’s first game in charge of the Hornets.
Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves won 1-0 at Ipswich while Fulham moved into the top six after two injury-time goals gave them a 3-1 win at Barnsley.
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