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Liverpool fend off Plymouth in FA Cup tie

Press Association logoPress Association 18/01/2017

Liverpool have survived a scare to advance to the FA Cup fourth round at the second attempt with a narrow win at Plymouth.

Lucas Leiva's first goal in six and a half years - an unmarked header from a Philippe Coutinho corner - was decisive in a 1-0 replay win at Home Park.

Jake Jervis hit the post with an acrobatic effort as Argyle came close to an equaliser.

And Divock Origi had a penalty saved by Luke McCormick after Alberto Moreno was fouled by Yann Songo'o as Liverpool spurned the opportunity for a second.

But the rare strike from Lucas ensured Jurgen Klopp's men advanced to next play Wolves.

Shane Long scored a last-gasp winner as Southampton beat Championship side Norwich 1-0.

Long got the final touch in a goalmouth scramble for Saints to set up an all-Premier League tie in the fourth round, at home to Arsenal.

Matt Ritchie scored twice as Newcastle beat Birmingham 3-1. A trip to League One Oxford awaits Rafael Benitez's side.

Ritchie netted a penalty after nine minutes and Yoan Gouffran scored a second after 35 minutes to see Newcastle coasting.

David Cotterill pulled a goal back, but Ritchie struck again from close range.

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