Wigan shock City
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Latics stunned their more illustrious North West rivals with a resilient display at the JJB Stadium to book their berth in the fourth round.
Roberts pounced on 35 minutes but City substitute Darren Huckerby wasted a glorious opportunity late on to send the tie into extra-time.
Paul Jewell's troops harried and hassled City for the entire game and grabbed their just reward through Roberts, who converted from close range after Tony Dinning forced the ball back into the danger zone.
In the second half, Matt Jackson should have sealed the victory but volleyed over and in the dying moments, Huckerby hesitated for a split-second to enable John Filan to save with his legs.
Birmingham City were another high-profile casualty in the third round when they were defeated 2-0 by Preston at St Andrews.
The Blues' cause was not helped by the dismissal of Geoff Horsfield after just 28 minutes when his challenge on Graham Alexander was deemed a red card offence by referee Graham Poll.
Birmingham looked to be coping well with just ten men, but Preston broke the deadlock just before the hour mark when Ricardo Fuller pounced.
The Jamaican bagged his third goal in four days when he got on the end of an Eddie Lewis cross before finishing into the bottom corner.
Craig Brown's men never looked like giving up their advantage and they secured their passage into the next phase when Lewis struck with a left footed effort from 20 yards.
Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to field a rare strong side in the Worthington Cup paid dividends as Manchester United dispatched Leicester City 2-0.
Late second half goals from David Beckham and Kieran Richardson secured the success over a spirited Foxes side.
Clear-cut chances were few and far between but minutes after Roy Carroll had produced an excellent save from Paul Dickov, the hosts forged ahead from the penalty spot.
Andy Impey was adjudged to have fouled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and United captain Beckham put behind his off-field anxieties to drill home the spot kick.
In injury-time, The Red Devils capped their win with Richardson heading home his maiden goal for the first team after coming on as a substitute.
664 fans at Selhurst Park saw Rotherham come from behind to secure a 3-1 victory over Wimbledon.
Patrick Agyemang pounced after 35 minutes to give The Dons the lead when he ran on to a Neil Shipperley through ball before slipping past a statuesque Millers defence and finishing past Mike Pollitt.
Rotherham then turned the game on its head after the interval and struck back with three efforts.
Andy Monkhouse (51) levelled matters with a stunning left footed volley which dipped into the net past the stranded Kelvin Davis.
Monkhouse then turned the provider for the second after 75 minutes when he crossed for Richie Barker to head home.
Alan Lee completed the scoring with just five minutes left when he brought down a Nick Daws free kick before firing home.