[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard
's Everton and Clint Dempsey
's Fulham both won
English FA Cup third-round games against lower-division opposition, but they were both pushed to the limit. Sunday: Jay Demerit
, 90 minutes, Watford (0-5, at Chelsea) Chelsea was up 3-0 after only 22
minutes. Saturday: Jozy Altidore
, sub, 17 minutes, Hull (1-4, at Wigan) The match was already lost when Altidore came on. Clint Dempsey
, 90 minutes, Fulham (1-0, Swindon, D2) Swindon keeper David Lucas twice foiled Dempsey. Brad Guzan
, 90 minutes, Aston Villa (4-1, Blackburn)
Blackburn finished the game with 10 players. Tim Howard
, 90 minutes, Everton (3-1, Carlisle, D3) The match
was tougher than the final score indicated.
, 90 minutes, Sheffield Wednesday, D2 (1-2, Crystal Palace, D2) The winning goal, by substitute Calvin Andrew, came after Simek failed to clear a long ball.