Man United need late penalty to win in FA Cup as Arsenal, Man City progress
A late Wayne Rooney penalty saved Manchester United's blushes as they defeated League One side Sheffield United 1-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal's side controlled the large majority of possession but chances were few and far between as United appeared to be heading for a third game in four without a goal.
They had only one shot on target until the 92nd minute when Memphis Depay did well to fight off a challenge from John Brayford to enter the box on the wing and was then tripped up by Neill Collins.
Rooney lashed the spot kick into the corner to put Man United through to the fourth round.
FA Cup holders Arsenal came from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 in their clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal, who rested key players including Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, fell behind on 17 minutes when Jeremain Lens seized on a Laurent Koscielny error to send the ball past Petr Cech.
The lead did not last long, though, with Joel Campbell scoring from close range following a Theo Walcott cut-back.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hit the post for Arsenal in the second half before substitute Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored in the 72nd and 76th minutes to keep alive their hopes of winning the competition for a third successive season.
Manchester City booked their place in the fourth round with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Sergio Aguero gave City the lead, beating four players before firing past John Ruddy on 16 minutes, and the Argentine set up Kelechi Iheanacho to slot home a second with half an hour played.
Kevin De Bruyne then came off the bench to make it 3-0 in the 78th minute as the 2011 FA Cup winners eased through.
Joe Jacobson's nerveless penalty stretched Aston Villa's winless run under Remi Garde to 10 matches as League Two side Wycombe battled to a 1-1 draw.
Micah Richards side-footed Villa into the lead at Adams Park, only for full-back Jacobson's spot-kick to earn Wycombe a lucrative replay against the Premier League club.
West Bromwich Albion salvaged a 2-2 draw against Championship strugglers Bristol City at The Hawthorns.
Saido Berahino came off the bench on 63 minutes and swiftly curled home the opening goal, making a point of celebrating with boss Tony Pulis.
However, Jonathan Kodjia headed past fit-again West Brom keeper Ben Foster on 74 minutes before Kieran Agard made it 2-1 10 minutes later.
That looked to be enough to give Steve Cotterill's men the win, but West Brom drew level in the 94th minute through James Morrison.
Everton secured a routine 2-0 victory at home to Dagenham and Redbridge.
Arouna Kone gave Roberto Martinez's men the advantage on 32 minutes, heading home a Bryan Oviedo free kick.
Everton extended their advantage five minutes from the end when Kevin Mirallas won and converted a penalty.
Crystal Palace edged past Southampton 2-1 at St Mary's as Ronald Koeman's men continued their dismal run of results.
Saints have now claimed just one win and one draw in their 10 games since beating Sunderland on Nov. 7, and they once more found themselves trailing when Joel Ward gave Palace the lead from a Jason Puncheon cross on 29 minutes.
They produced an equaliser early in the second half through former Barcelona midfielder Oriol Romeu, but Wilfried Zaha restored Palace's advantage after Maarten Stekelenburg parried a Puncheon strike.
Stoke City beat League One side Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Peter Crouch broke the deadlock with his second goal of the season in all competitions, turning it past keeper Thorsten Stuckmann following a Joselu cross.
The League One side were level on 25 minutes through former Nottingham Forest and Derby forward Nathan Tyson after superb work from Lee McCullough.
However, Jonathan Walters fired home from the edge of the area just before the hour mark
Watford beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Vicarage Road.
The Hornets went ahead shortly before the break when Troy Deeney broke free, taking the ball past keeper Rob Elliot before slotting home.
Bournemouth left it late to see off Championship side Birmingham City 2-1 at St Andrew's.
Birmingham went ahead when defender Michael Morrison met David Cotterill's cross on 40 minutes, but the Cherries were level by the break through a Lee Tomlin penalty after Jonathan Grounds brought down Eunan O'Kane.
Bournemouth then snatched victory on 85 minutes when Glenn Murray was able to scramble the ball home.
Nikica Jelavic scored the only goal of the game as West Ham United defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at Upton Park.
Jelavic sent a superb first-time shot past Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme to secure the win on 84 minutes.
Darren Pratley scored an 87th-minute equaliser as Championship strugglers Bolton avoided a humiliating loss with a 1-1 draw at non-league Eastleigh.
An own goal from Dorian Dervite early in the second half put the National League side in sight of a famous victory in their third-round tie at a rainswept Silverlake Stadium, but Pratley spared Bolton's blushes..
Burnley successfully avenged last month's league defeat at the Riverside with a 2-1 cup victory over Championship leaders Middlesbrough.
Despite being outplayed for large periods of the game, Burnley inflicted Boro's first defeat since Everton won a Capital One Cup quarterfinal on Teesside on Dec. 1 thanks to goals from Rouwen Hennings and Stephen Ward.
Jacob Butterfield and Darren Bent spared Derby an embarrassing exit as Hartlepool surrendered a lead to lose 2-1.
It appeared the League Two strugglers would gain a significant upset when on-loan Jake Gray opened the scoring in the 61st minute, but Butterfield and Bent broke home hearts at Victoria Park.
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Robert Snodgrass put Hull into the fourth round with the only goal in the 1-0 win over Brighton at the KC Stadium.
Snodgrass scored from the penalty spot after 40 minutes with the first goal of a season that started late for the winger because of injury.
League Two promotion hopefuls Portsmouth came within a whisker of shock at Portman Road in a 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town.
Conor Chaplin looked to have won it for the impressive visitors after giving Portsmouth a 2-1 lead with four minutes left, but Ryan Fraser's deep free kick missed everyone and ended up floating into the far corner to give Ipswich a draw.
A solitary goal from Jamie Ward was enough to earn Nottingham Forest a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink saw his winless run extended on his City Ground return.
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Sheffield Wednesday beat Fulham 2-1 at Hillsborough thanks to goals from Barry Bannan and Atdhe Nuhiu.
Mustapha Carayol's moment of brilliance lit up an otherwise dour clash between Leeds and Rotherham, which saw Steve Evans celebrate a 2-0 win over his former club.
League One strugglers Colchester caused an upset after beating Championship club Charlton 2-1 to pile more misery on the Addicks.
George Moncur and Marvin Sordell scored the goals before Reza Ghoochannejhad pulled one back.
Nahki Wells' stoppage-time penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for Huddersfield against Reading at the John Smith's Stadium.
Martin Samuelsen and Conor Washington were on target as Peterborough United beat Preston North End 2-0.
Walsall enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Championship club Brentford thanks to Sam Mantom's 34th-minute goal.
Ricky Holmes scored a brace to help Northampton Town draw 2-2 with MK Dons.
Bury played out a 0-0 draw with Bradford City.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.