LONDON — Aston Villa avoided FA Cup embarrassment in this miserable season by overcoming fourth-tier Wycombe at the second attempt, winning a replay 2-0 to reach the fourth round on Tuesday.
But Villa took 75 minutes to find a breakthrough against a team from England’s lowest professional league, with Ciaran Clark heading the Premier League’s bottom side in front.
Villa’s passage to a Jan. 30 meeting with Manchester City was not smoothed until Idrissa Gana netted his first goal for the club in the 90th.
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West Bromwich Albion also won its third-round replay, with Salomon Rondon scoring early in the second half to clinch a 1-0 win over second-tier Bristol City and a home match next against fourth-tier Peterborough.
Chelsea discovered its fourth-round opponent after M.K. Dons eliminated Northampton 3-0.
There are no non-league teams remaining in the competition after Eastleigh lost 3-2 at second-tier Bolton.