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LONDON -- Aston Villa was dumped out of the FA Cup by third-tier side Sheffield United in the biggest shock of the third round on Saturday, while 10-man Manchester City was held by Blackburn. Cheap Cornelius Lucas Jersey . Villas humbling came days after manager Paul Lambert branded the cup as a "distraction," but rather than making wholesale changes, it was still a strong side that lost 2-1. "It is just a bit sad that the FA Cup, such a wonderful competition, takes a back seat but that is the reality of it," Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough said. Backing down from the earlier comment, Lambert tried to insist he wasnt decrying the worlds oldest football cup competition that has lost some of its lustre as Premier League riches have soared. "I never demeaned the competition one bit," Lambert said. "I respect its history and I respect what the competition is about." Blackburn earned a replay against City after goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon fumbled Rudy Gestedes header before Scott Dann rushed in to sweep the ball into the net to cancel out Alvaro Negredos opener. City was left hanging on to the 1-1 draw after Dedryck Boyata was sent off in the 85th minute when a foul on D.J. Campbell earned him a second yellow card. "Im not disappointed," City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. "Of course, everyone wants to win all of the games but we were playing against a very strong team at home." Due to the replay, Abu Dhabi-owned City has cancelled a friendly in the Gulf nation on Jan. 14. The standout pairing of the third round was a one-sided contest as Premier League leader Arsenal overpowered north London rival Tottenham with the 2-0 victory secured by Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky. Southampton squeezed into the fourth round by beating Burley 4-3, Everton breezed through with Nikica Jelavic scoring twice in a 4-0 rout of Queens Park Rangers, and Stoke held on for a 2-1 win over Leicester, which leads the second-tier League Championship. Ole Gunnar Solskjaers reign as Cardiff manager began with a 2-1 win at Newcastle. After Papiss Cisse put the Magpies in front at St. James Park, substitutes Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell hit back with goals for the south Wales club. Substitutes scoring winning goals seemed apt as the former Manchester United striker, who was known for his exploits from the bench, began life in English management. "When you turn games around, its fantastic," Solskjaer said. "Thats the best feeling you have in a game." In other all-Premier League clashes, Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh gave Crystal Palace a 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion, and Norwich drew 1-1 with Fulham. Holder Wigan, which was relegated from the Premier League after winning the cup in May, was held to 3-3 by M.K. Dons. In surprising results involving lower-league sides, Leeds of the Championship lost 2-0 at fourth-tier side Rochdale, and non-league club Macclesfield -- the lowest ranking team still in the cup -- earned a replay at Championship club Sheffield Wednesday by drawing 1-1. Cheap Joe Dahl Jersey .com) - The Toronto Raptors set their sights on a second straight victory with the Oklahoma City Thunder visiting the Air Canada Centre tonight riding a two game streak of their own. Cheap Taylor Decker Jersey .com) - The Denver Nuggets snapped a losing streak last time out and will try to carry that momentum Saturday night when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the Pepsi Center. .Cameron sustained his third concussion in three seasons last week on a hit by Oakland safety Brandion Ross, who was fined $22,050 by the NFL for the helmet-to-helmet blow.Seattle, WA ( - Facing their second straight opponent from the Pac-12 Conference, the Grambling State Tigers pay a visit to the 16th- ranked Washington Huskies on Wednesday night. Grambling took on Oregon State in Corvallis on Monday, and the team suffered a 71-43 loss to fall to 2-6 on the season. It was the Tigers fifth loss in the last six games, the lone triumph coming in a 74-64 decision against visiting Selma on Dec. 6. All six of the squads setbacks have come on the road. At 8-0, Washington is off to its best start since beginning the 2005-06 campaign at 11-0. The Huskies were most recently in action on Sunday, when they got past visiting Eastern Washington in an 81-77 final. EWU became the first opponent to score more than 70 points against Washington this season. UW is 3-0 at home this season, and this game puts the wraps on a three-game homestand as the team heads to Las Vegas next to take part in the MGM Showcase against nationally-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday. This bout marks the fourth meeting between these two schools on the hardwood, with Washington having won the previous three. The last meeting took place in Seattle on Dec. 7, 1986. Grambling put forth an absolutely dreadful shooting performance in Mondays blowout loss at Oregon State, coming up with all of nine field goals on 32 attempts (.281). If not for a 23-of-28 effort at the foul line, the outcome would have been even more lopsided. Mark Gray converted all eight of his free throws to tally 14 points, while Richard Freeman came off the bench to chip in with 10 of his own. The Tigers, who committed an eye-popping 26 turnovers, were nearly as inept at the defennsive end as they allowed the Beavers to drain almost half of their total shots, which included an 8-of-19 effort from 3- point range. Cheap Lions Jerseys China. Grambling is the lowest scoring team in Division I, averaging a mere 47 ppg due to sub par shooting efforts that rank the team at or near the bottom of the national standings as well. At the other end, foes are generating well over 70 ppg, and the team is being badly beaten on the boards, while committing nearly 16 turnovers game. ATorri Shine is the only player averaging double figures for the season, as he nets 12 ppg. He was held scoreless on Monday night though. Robert Upshaw scored a career-high 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots in a superb effort off the bench for Washington in its recent win over Eastern Washington. Three others joined him in double figures, as Nigel Williams-Goss added 19 points, Andrew Andrews 18 and Mike Anderson a dozen for the Huskies, who made good on 46.4 percent of their field goal attempts and scored 24 points at the free-throw line. Conversely, the Eagles were held to 36.8 percent field goal efficiency while coming up short in the battle on the boards, 42-35. With a perfect record, its no surprise that the Huskies have performed well at both ends of the court, as they generate 71.5 ppg while yielding just 60.0 ppg. Williams-Goss (15.3 ppg), Andrews (13.3 ppg) and Upshaw (10.4 ppg) are the units double-digit scorers, although Shawn Kemp, Jr. (9.1 ppg) is close to joining them. Washingtons defensive prowess has resulted in foes shooting just 34 percent from the floor, which includes a woeful 26.1 percent showing from beyond the arc. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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