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.