Football: Aston Villa set up FA Cup date with Man City

Ciaran Clark celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa with Carles Gil at the FA Cup Third Round Replay in Villa Park on Jan 19, 2016.
Ciaran Clark celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa with Carles Gil at the FA Cup Third Round Replay in Villa Park on Jan 19, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Late goals by Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gueye gave Premier League strugglers Aston Villa a 2-0 win over fourth-tier Wycombe Wanderers in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday (Jan 19).

Bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation to the Championship, Villa had only managed a 1-1 draw with Wycombe - currently seventh in League Two - when the two teams first met 10 days previously.

The reunion at Villa Park proved a similarly close-fought affair, but Clark's 75th-minute header and a last-minute Gueye strike earned Villa a fourth-round tie at home to Manchester City.

Villa's fellow Premier League side West Bromwich Albion also secured a narrow victory, winning 1-0 at second-tier Bristol City.

Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon scored the game's only goal in the 52nd minute, chesting down Craig Dawson's cross and slotting home, to earn West Brom a home tie with third-division Peterborough United.

Meanwhile, second-tier Milton Keynes Dons - 4-0 winners against Manchester United in last season's League Cup - set up a home tie with Premier League champions Chelsea after beating Northampton Town 3-0 in their replay.