8 Jan 2012

Fourth division Swindon Town create shock in FA Cup

7:59 am on 8 January 2012

Fourth divison Swindon Town has knocked English premier league football side Wigan Athletic out of the FA Cup after a shock 2-1 win in the third round.

In the day's only all-Premier League clash, Newcastle United has beaten Blackburn Rovers 2-1.

Premier League title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur brushed aside fourth tier Cheltenham Town 3-0 while West Bromwich Albion put out second tier Cardiff City 4-2.

Swansea City beat second tier Barnsley 4-2, Everton triumphed 2-0 at home to minor league Tamworth, Fulham defeated third tier Charlton Athletic 4-0 and Norwich City downed second tier Burnley 4-1.

Premier League Bolton Wanderers (2-2) and Queens Park Rangers (1-1) were held to draws at fourth tier Macclesfield Town and third tier Milton Keynes Dons respectively.

Stoke City has ousted fourth tier Gillingham 3-1.

Wrexham were the only minor league survivors after drawing 1-1 at second tier Brighton and Hove Albion.