FA Cup round-up (A-Mi)
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Non-league Telford United and Gillingham provided shocks in the third round of the FA Cup, knocking out Crewe Alexandra and Premiership Charlton Athletic respectively.
Telford were given little chance against Crewe - who have been in decent form this Christmas, but the Conference side produced the goods to knock out the First Division side.
A single goal decided the game - scored in the first minute by Lee Mills, who headed home from a fine Fitzroy Simpson cross.
Charlton were stunned by Gillingham, despite taking the lead just 60 seconds in when former Burnley defender Ian Cox put through his own net.
The First Division side did not let their heads drop however, and levelled through Tommy Johnson before Mamady Sidibe put them ahead.
Any thoughts of a comeback were then ended when Dean Kiely failed to keep out a Paul Smith strike from range.
Charlton did get a late consolation through Carlton Cole but it was too late to salvage a draw and The Gills triumphed 3-2.
Kidderminster came incredibly close to causing a major shock against Premiership Wolves - but were heartbroken when Alex Rae cancelled out John Williams's 77th minute goal with just 60 seconds of normal time remaining.
Although they will be disappointed, the Third Division side now have a lucrative replay at Molineux to look forward to.
In an all Premiership affair Manchester City twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw against Leicester at The City of Manchester Stadium.
City old boy Paul Dickov had made himself the villain by scoring for Leicester just four minutes in, but Nicolas Anelka levelled from the penalty spot.
Marcus Bent put The Foxes ahead again on 66, but City again levelled through Anelka.
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce had asked for his team to avenge a 4-0 defeat to Blackburn in the league - and his men did him proud by reversing the scoreline in their FA Cup tie.
Clinton Morrison, Stephen Clemence, Mikael Forssell and Bryan Hughes all got their names on the score-sheet for Blues.
Bradford City bowed out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat at home to Luton Town.
Adrian Forbes's brace handed Luton the victory, despite a late consolation from the penalty spot by Andy Gray.
Coventry eased through with a 2-1 victory over Peterborough.
Goals from Gary McSheffrey and Julian Joachim put the Division One side in charge, with Andy Clarke scoring for Posh.
Everton were too strong for Division One leaders Norwich - with Duncan Ferguson scoring a brace of penalties and Kevin Kilbane also on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win.
Jim Brennan grabbed a goal for The Canaries, but they bowed out to Premiership opposition.
Referee Phil Prosser was a busy man as Burnley picked up a 2-0 win against Mansfield at Field Mill.
Prosser sent off Jamie Clarke and Luke Dimech for the home side and Richard Chaplow for The Clarets.
Ian Moore grabbed the goals to give Burnley a morale-boosting win, but the joy of victory was tempered by a bad injury to on-loan James McEveley.
A late goal from veteran striker Wayne Allison took last season's semi-finalists Sheffield United into the fourth round with a 1-0 win at Cardiff City.
The Blades sealed a very good success when Allison struck with just 16 minutes remaining.
A tight affair looked to be heading for a replay, but Allison made sure there would be no repeat. The goal was created by Michael Tonge as he crossed from the left for Allison, who headed home from six yards.
Conference side Accrington Stanley are in the draw for the fourth round, but face a replay after being held to a 0-0 draw by Colchester.
Barnsley were held to a 0-0 draw by Scunthorpe, whilst goals from Richard Naylor, Tommy Miller and Shefki Kuqi gave Ipswich an emphatic 3-0 win against Derby County.
Millwall came from behind to claim their place in round four with a 2-1 triumph against Walsall, strikes from Kevin Braniff and Tim Cahill cancelling out an opener from Jorge Leitao.
Middlesbrough eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Notts County at The Riverside Stadium.
The Magpies put up an admirable display, but they were always up against it after captain Tony Barras was dismissed for a professional foul after half-an-hour.
Boro sealed victory with goals in each half from Joseph-Desire Job and Boudewijn Zenden.
Accrington Stanley v Colchester
Barnsley v Scunthorpe
Birmingham v Blackburn
Bradford v Luton
Cardiff v Sheff Utd
Coventry v Peterborough
Crewe v Telford
Everton v Norwich
Gillingham v Charlton
Ipswich v Derby
Kidderminster v Wolverhampton
Man City v Leicester
Mansfield v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Notts County
Millwall v Walsall