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Non-league Kidderminster reaches FA Cup 4th round

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LONDON (AP)

Non-league Kidderminster will take on Premier League struggler Sunderland in the FA Cup fourth round after beating Peterborough 3-2 Tuesday, while Fulham advanced with a 3-0 defeat of Norwich.

Fifth-tier Kidderminster, which shares the FA Cup record for a non-league team after reaching as far as the fifth round in 1994, came from behind after Tommy Rowe opened the scoring for the League One club on a night of replays.

Goals from Michael Gash and Jack Byrne within the space of five minutes after the restart put Kidderminster in front and Joe Lolley sealed victory after Britt Assombalonga had leveled for the hosts. The sides drew 0-0 earlier this month.

After a poor run of league form that has left it 16th in the standings, Fulham returned to winning ways courtesy of goals from Darren Bent, Ashkan Dejagah and Steve Sidwell in the only all-Premier League replay. Their earlier tie had finished 1-1.

Fulham next will travel to League One side Sheffield United.

Wigan, which was relegated from the Premier League after winning the cup last May, trailed 1-0 in the 79th minute against MK Dons, but an equalizer from Nick Powell paved the way for a 3-1 win after extra time.

Fifth-tier Macclesfield, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, had its run abruptly ended by Sheffield Wednesday in a 4-1 defeat at Hillsborough.

Elsewhere, Watford defeated Bristol City 2-0 and Birmingham beat Bristol Rovers 3-0, while Championship club Bournemouth earned a prestigious tie at Liverpool after routing Burton Albion 4-1.

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PARIS (AP) - Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 at Bordeaux to reach the semifinals of the French League Cup.

PSG took the lead on the stroke of halftime through Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore.

Midfielder Andre Poko pulled a goal back just after the intermission for defending French Cup champion Bordeaux, before 18-year-old midfielder Adrien Rabiot restored PSG's lead in the 85th minute.

Fellow midfielder Blaise Matuidi completed the win for the French league leaders in the 88th.

Former seven-time league champion Lyon hosts Marseille in the pick of Wednesday's quarterfinals.

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MADRID (AP) - Third-tier Racing Santander shrugged off its financial woes to win 2-0 at topflight Almeria and reach the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey alongside cup holder Atletico Madrid.

Atletico compounded Valencia's disappointing league campaign by knocking it out of the cup with a 2-0 home victory in the second leg and a 3-1 win on aggregate.

Almeria enjoyed the away-goal advantage following a 1-1 first-leg draw at El Sardinero.

Santander had already eliminated Sevilla and Mariano Sanz made the last eight look likely with his 62nd minute header.

Ruben Duran secured the visitors' spot 3-1 on aggregate in the 79th as he ran onto a throw-in and tapped it up with his left foot before volleying home with his right on the run.

Racing next plays either Villarreal or Real Sociedad, who meet Thursday after a scoreless first leg.

Following its Spanish league showdown with Barcelona, Atletico showed no dip in intensity against a Valencia side that has seen its form slide amid its own financial problems.

Atletico took the lead in the 52nd minute when Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita misjudged a corner kick and the ball flew over him to the far post where Diego Godin rose above Antonio Barragan to head home.

Raul Garcia sealed the victory by heading in Gabi Fernandez's corner in the 89th.

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