Nottingham Forest defeat Blackpool 3-2 in FA Cup game

Nottingham Forest beat Blackpool 3-2 in extra time, while Everton beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Forest initially took a 2-0 lead early in the second half. However, League One side Blackpool forced the match into extra time after staging a comeback. Chris Wood scored the winner late in extra time, securing the win for Forest.

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Andrew Omobamidele scored 10 minutes into his debut for Nottingham Forest. Then, Danilo added another goal a minute into the second half. Despite their lead, Blackpool fought back, with Albie Morgan scoring a brilliant goal from 25 yards. Then, Kyle Joseph equalised with a header in the 78th minute.

Forest scored the decisive goal in the 110th minute, after Ryan Yates’ low cross was converted by Wood. With this, they set up a fourth-round clash with Bristol City on January 26.

Everton clinched their win against Crystal Palace with a superb free-kick from Andre Gomes. Gomes, making his fifth appearance of the season, broke the deadlock at Goodison Park with a stunning curling effort that hit the inside of Sam Johnstone’s post in the 42nd minute.

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Despite Palace’s attempts to level scores, Everton goalkeeper Joao Virginia, filling in for Jordan Pickford, made crucial saves from Eberechi Eze and Odsonne Edouard. A late header from Jeff Schlupp for Palace was saved as Everton held on to their lead. Everton will now host Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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