FA Cup round-up B-P
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Blackpool, Crystal Palace, Derby County and Preston North End are all through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Crystal Palace's good run of form continued with a relatively comfortable 2-1 win over Swindon Town.
Shefki Kuqi and Jobi McAnuff put The Eagles two-up and while Jerel Ifil pulled one back late on, Peter Taylor's side held on for the win.
Arturo Lupoli bagged a hat-trick as Derby County eased past League Two outfit Wrexham.
The Italian striker already had two before Lee McEvilly netted for the Welsh outfit. However, Lupoli's late third ensured The Rams had the last laugh.
Sunderland are out of the FA Cup after losing to Preston at Deepdale.
Brett Ormerod scored the only goal of the game against The Black Cats, who finished a man light thanks to Liam Miller's first half dismissal.
Blackpool ensured there would be no cup upset at Bloomfield Road after securing a 4-2 win over non-league Aldershot.
The contest was effectively decided early on thanks to goals after four and seven minutes from Scott Vernon (pictured) and Andy Morrell.
John Grant pulled one back before Morrell's second and Ben Burgess' penalty ended hopes of a comeback.
Mark Pritchard did pull one back for Aldershot in the closing stages, but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Bristol City squandered a great chance of a cup upset after surrendering a 3-1 lead at home to Championship outfit Coventry.
Colin Cameron opened the scoring, but three goals in the space of seven minutes from Stephen Brooker, Enoch Showunmi and Phil Jevons had The Robins in control.
However, Leon McKenzie reduced the arrears and a rare away strike from Stern John late on ensured a replay at The Ricoh Arena.
Peterborough United and Plymouth Argyle have to do it all again after their London Road clash finished level at 1-1.
The Pilgrims were up against it when Paul Connolly's second yellow card resulted in an early bath, although Hasney Aljofree fired them ahead from the penalty spot.
However, Aaron Mclean's sixth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining ensured a Home Park replay.
Chester City's home clash with Ipswich Town finished goalless while Barnet's clash with Colchester United fell foul of the weather.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnet P-P Colchester United
Blackpool 4-2 Aldershot
Bristol City 3-3 Coventry City
Chester City 0-0 Ipswich Town
Crystal Palace 2-1 Swindon Town
Derby County 3-1 Wrexham
Peterborough United 1-1 Plymouth Argyle
Preston North End 1-0 Sunderland