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Charlton Averts Upset in FA Cup

January 6, 2001

LONDON (AP) _ Charlton scored with four minutes left on Saturday, avoiding the humiliation of losing an FA Cup game at home to semipro Dagenham and Redbridge.

The goal, on a deflected shot by John Salako, left the Premier League team with a 1-1 tie. Junior McDougald had given Dagenham the lead.

Several other big teams came up with late goals in the third round to stay alive.

Semipro Kingstonian provided a surprise, winning 1-0 at Division Three Southend to reach the fourth round for the first time.

Four-time champion Bolton rallied for a 2-1 win over Yeovil. Chester lost 2-0 at Division One Blackburn and Morecambe was outplayed 3-0 at home by Ipswich of the Premier League.

Division one Crystal Palace held on for a 0-0 tie at Sunderland, which is third in the Premier League. Division Three Leyton Orient kept Tottenham scoreless for 89 minutes, then lost 1-0 on a goal by Gary Doherty.

Everton trailed Division One Watford 1-0 with eight minutes remaining but won 2-1 on goals by Stephen Hughes and Steve Watson. U.S. star Joe-Max Moore was ejected for a second yellow card.

Sylvain Wiltord scored early for Arsenal for a 1-0 win at Carlisle, which is last in Division Three.

Chelsea crushed Division Two Peterborough 5-0, with two goals from Gianfranco Zola; Liverpool outplayed Rotherham 3-0, with Emile Heskey scoring twice; and Leicester downed York 3-0.

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