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Published: 22:27 | 20/1/16

FA Cup round-up

Spurs outclass Foxes, Liverpool progress

Tottenham Hotspur are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after they outclassed an under-strength Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Meeting for the third time in 10 days - the sides drew in the first game at White Hart Lane before the Foxes won at the same venue in the Premier League a week ago - a goal in either half from Son Heung-Min and Nacer Chadli proved enough for the north Londoners to progress.

After a slow start to the match, Son opened the scoring on 39 minutes, firing home a stunning 20-yard drive which gave Kasper Schmeichel no chance.

The former Bayer Leverkusen player then turned provide on 66 minutes when his precise through-ball was coolly finished by Chadli.

Claudio Ranieri left many of his star turns on the bench, calling for Shinji Okazaki at the break and Jamie Vardy with 16 minutes remaining - Riyad Mahrez was an unused substitute - but neither could do anything to loosen Spurs' grip on the contest.

Once they had made the breakthrough, Mauricio Pochettino's side were clearly superior with the home side struggling to show any of the attacking threat which has seen them soar to the top of the table.

The Foxes battled gamely but Spurs held them at arm's length with relative comfort and will now meet Colchester United in the next round; Leicester meanwhile can concentrate on their surprise bid for a Champions League qualification place.

A youthful Liverpool eased past League Two Exeter at Anfield to set up a fourth round tie with high-flying West Ham United.

The Premier League side dominated their lower league opponents, controlling possession and tearing them apart on occasion with their pace.

Joe Allen settled the Merseysiders' nerves on 10 minutes, with his clinical strike from close range finishing off good work by Brad Smith and Christian Benteke.

Sheyi Ojo scored his first goal on his home debut, curler a lovely goal into the top corner past Robert Olejnik on 74 minutes, before Joao Teixeira sealed the win with a calm finish late on.

Jurgen Klopp's men will welcome West Ham to Anfield on 30 January, looking for revenge after the Hammers beat them with ease twice in the league already this campaign.

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