MARINERS SINK CUP HOLDERS
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Goalkeeper Danny Coyne was the hero as he pulled off a string of great saves to keep the home side at bay and somehow send the game into extra time with the First Division side still level before former Everton striker Phil Jevons dramatically sent The Mariners through.
Liverpool's Gary McAllister looked to have sent The Reds through when he finally managed to beat Coyne with his 101st minute penalty before Marlon Broomes equalized and Phil Jevons score the winner against the club he supported as a boy with a superb long-range effort with virtually the last kick of the game.
Robbie Keane struck his first senior hat-trick at Filbert Street as David O'Leary's side heaped yet more misery on the managerless Foxes. Eirik Bakke, Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell completed the rout for Leeds as Leicester woeful form continues.
Crewe proved a stubborn obstacle for Ipswich at Gresty Road and refused to accept defeat at the hands of their Premiership opponents.
A Martijn Reuser brace (4, 72) and an Alun Armstrong (35) strike was just enough for George Burley's men despite goals from Rob Hulse (8) and Dave Brammer (73) making for a uncomfortable end to the game for the East Anglian visitors.
Gianluca Vialli's Watford made short work of Bradford at Vicarage Road to seal their path into the fourth round. Micah Hyde (32) opened the score before two from Gifton Noel-Williams (45, 67) and one from Ramon Vega (51) sealed the game for The Hornets despite Ashley Ward's 76th minute penalty.
Tottenham managed to cruise through a potentially difficult tie at Prenton Park against cup specialists Tranmere Rovers as they ran out 4-0 winners.
Teddy Sheringham's penalty got Spurs on their way before their task was made easier by Micky Mellon's dismissal a minute before Darren Anderton made it 2-0 after 39 minutes. Gustavo Poyet (49) and Sergei Rebrov (81) got the other goals for Spurs, who's night was soured by Tim Sherwood being given his marching orders just 15 minutes into his return to the side.
Charlton managed to secure their place in the next round as they managed a 1-0 away win at West Brom, with the difference between the two sides coming from a 19th minute penalty from former Wimbledon man Jason Euell.
Goals at either end of the game at Priestfield were good enough for Southampton to see-off Gillingham's challenge for the fourth round of the competition. James Beattie's 9th minute penalty got the Saints off the mark, although the result was not settled until seven minutes from time when Marian Pahars struck to seal the win for Stuart Gray's side.
Chelsea overcame a potentially tricky tie at Highfield Road and eventually eased through to a 2-0 win. Claudio Ranieri's side ended Roland Nilsson's good run in charge of the Sky Blues with the goals coming from Eidur Gudjohnsen (56) and Mikael Forssell (60).
Newcastle left it late at Oakwell to book their passage to the next round as Craig Bellamy's 79th minute winner was enough for Bobby Robson's side.
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Leicester v Leeds
Tranmere v Tottenham