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Aspas off the mark as Reds march on in FA Cup

The Spaniard claimed his first Liverpool goal against Oldham.

IAGO ASPAS NETTED his first goal for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’ side overcame the challenge of Oldham to take their place in the FA Cup fourth round where they will play either Bournemouth or Burton Albion.

The Spaniard volleyed in this 54th minute opener.

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James Tarkowski’s own goal sealed the result for the Premier League challengers eight minutes from time.

Elswhere, Sunderland overcame third-tier Carlisle United 2-1 at the Stadium of Light to take their place in round four.

Adam Johnson put Sunderland ahead with a 34th-minute free-kick and then supplied the cross from which Sean O’Hanlon put through his own goal after Matty Robson had levelled the scores.

A 90th-minute strike from 20-year-old French midfielder El-Hadji Ba completed victory for Gus Poyet’s men.

Still in the hat

Port Vale threw away a two-goal lead as Plymouth Argyle claimed a 2 – 2 draw to force a replay.

Gavin Tomlin and Tom Pope opened up the lead for the League One side. However, the work was far from done and League Two Argyle battled back in the second half with goals from Reuben Reid and a lovely chip over the keeper by Ben Purrington.

- © AFP, 2014

- Additional reporting by Sean Farrell.

Underwhelming FA Cup fourth round draw keeps giants apart

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