Date: 18th January 2016 at 3:57pm
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Leicester City will play Tottenham Hotspur for the third time in 10 days when the Premier League high-flyers clash at the King Power in their FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday. 

Harry Kane’s controversial late penalty snatched a replay for Spurs, three days before Robert Huth’s header claimed all three points in the league match for the Foxes at White Hart Lane.

Now Claudio Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino will do battle once again to see who will make the trip to Colchester United in round four.

10 January 2016 FA Cup 3rd Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City : Shinji Okazaki of City starts the run which led to his goal by slipping inside Toby Alderweireld and shooting straight at Vorm. Photo: Mark Leech

Spurs and Leicester face each other yet again on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, Liverpool welcome Exeter City to Anfield, looking to avoid a major upset and secure a home tie with West Ham United.

Jurgen Klopp’s young and inexperienced side were fortunate to escape Devon with a 2-2 draw and will now hope they can see off the League Two side at the second time of asking.

Another Premier League side who will feel lucky to have a second bite at League Two opposition is Aston Villa, who play Wycombe Wanderers at Villa Park for the chance to face Manchester City in the next round.

The Villans were held to a 1-1 draw in Buckinghamshire after Joe Jacobson’s penalty cancelled out Micah Richard’s opener.

West Bromwich Albion will also be thankful for a replay at Bristol City after James Morrison’s 95th minute equaliser at the Hawthorns spared their blushes.

The Robins were 1-0 behind but found themselves 2-1 in front, only for Morrison to pop up and break their hearts late on.

Whoever wins at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night will host League One side Peterborough United in the next round.

After snatching a late draw in tough conditions at National League side Eastleigh, Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers will hope more familiar surroundings will be enough to give them the edge over the Hampshire outfit.

The only non-league team left in the draw, who would face Leeds United at home if they defeat Neil Lennon’s men, led from the 51st to the 87th minute, before Darren Pratley equalised from close range.

9th January 2016 - FA Cup 3rd Round - Eastleigh FC v Bolton Wanderers : Jai reason takes on Darren Pratley Photo: Kieran Clarke

Eastleigh and Bolton drew 1-1 in difficult conditions.

After a 2-2 draw, Yeovil and Carlisle now have the incentive of knowing a home tie against Everton awaits in the next round.

The Cumbrians led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first match, but Shaun Jeffers’ injury-time equaliser earned the Glovers a replay in Somerset.

Fellow League Two outfit and 2008 winners Portsmouth will hope they can cause Ipswich Town as many problems as they did at Portman Road when the two go at it again at Fratton Park.

When Conor Chaplin scored an 86th minute goal to put Pompey 2-1 in front, boss Paul Cook probably thought his side had booked their place in the next round, where they would play fellow south coast side Bournemouth.

However, Ryan Fraser’s equaliser two minutes later secured the Championship outfit a replay they didn’t deserve.

Another Championship side relieved to have secured a replay against League Two opponents are MK Dons, who scored late to grab a 2-2 draw at Northampton.

Now the draw has been made, the replay has even more significance on it with the winners knowing they’ll host Chelsea in the next round.

On Monday, Newport County will take on Blackburn Rovers in their first third round tie after the match between both clubs was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch just an hour before kick-off.

The winner in South Wales will face a tough trip to giant-killers Oxford United, who knocked out Premier League side Swansea City.

Elsewhere, Championship duo Reading and Huddersfield play at the Madejski for the chance to play League One high-flyers Walsall in the fourth round, while 2014 runners-up Hull City await the winners of Bradford and Bury’s replay at Valley Parade.

 
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