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Goalkeeper Brad Friedel
was shelled by the 17th-place team in England's second-tier league when Blackburn fell, 4-1, to Coventry in the FA Cup third round. Fulham, with
and Clint Dempsey
, was also embarrassed, but not eliminated, when the EPL club tied, 2-2, with third-tier Bristol. Keeper Tim
won't have regretted sitting out Everton's 1-0 loss to third-tier Oldham. Bobby Convey
took a head-butt in Reading's tie at Tottenham.
Fulham is in the middle of a 10-game winless streak. Dempsey scored in the 11th minute but the strike was called back because committed by teammate Steve Elliot. Eddie
went the full 90 as Derby, the EPL's last-place team, tied second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, 2-2. Benny Feilhaber
stayed on the bench for Derby.
With goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann,
resting Reading tied fellow EPL club Tottenham, 2-2. Convey was head-butted during an altercation with Tom Huddlestone, who was red-carded while
the American received a yellow. Jonathan Spector
played the second half for EPL club West Ham as it tied league rival Manchester City. Jay
went the full 90 for second-tier Watford in its 2-0 win over league rival Crystal Palace. Zak Whitbread
played 90 minutes for Millwall in a scoreless
tie with fellow third-tier club Walsall.