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There's a good chance for Liverpool - a very, very good one. Philippe Coutinho sneaks in to the left of goal and cuts back on to his right foot, but can't bend his shot inside the post. He should have laid it off for Steven Gerrard, who would have had a clear shot with the goal at his mercy.
AFC Wimbledon are still doing most of the running here. Emre Can takes too long to clear Adebayo Akinfenwa's through ball, and Sean Rigg nicks it off him. His shot is from a tight angle, though, and beats the crossbar.
13 - Nacer Chadli now has nine goals and four assists for Tottenham this season. Effective.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 5, 2015
TOTTENHAM GOAL: Tottenham take the lead, and Nacer Chadli - who has been their best player on the night - is the man to break the deadlock. The winger collected Ben Davies' cross from the left and lashed home, much to the delight of the bumper travelling crowd. Harry Kane has since tested Tom Heaton, and the visitors are now well on top.
We're back underway in London, and AFC Wimbledon are right back on top. Adam Barrett heads a corner goalwards but Steven Gerrard is on hand to clear off the line.
64% - Steven Gerrard had the lowest pass completion of any Liverpool player in the first half vs AFC Wimbledon. Awry.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 5, 2015
One Cup cracker, one absolute stinker, two finely poised games at half-time. Will we get outcomes in the last two ties of the third round tonight?
Tom Maston reports from Turf Moor: "The chances of there being a shot in this game have certainly improved with Harry Kane being introduced at the break. Benjamin Stambouli is the man replaced, with Mauricio Pochettino opting for two strikers in the second half."
Liam Twomey reports: "The first half showcased both sides of Simon Mignolet's much-maligned game. The Belgian reacted superbly to tip Sean Rigg's shot over from close range on 29 minutes but there can be no doubt that his lack of presence is at the heart of Liverpool's startling vulnerability when defending set pieces.
"Few observers will be surprised that dead balls have allowed AFC Wimbledon - and boyhood Reds fan Adebayo Akinfenwa - to make their mark on this cup tie. To make matters worse, the fizz has gone out of the Premier League giants' attacking play too. Plenty to ponder for Brendan Rodgers at the break."
Tom Maston reports from Turf Moor: "There are not many here at Turf Moor this evening, and those who did venture out on a chilly Monday evening will be wishing they had stayed at home. We have had no shots on goal from either side, and the biggest cheer came from the Spurs fans when Harry Kane gave them a wave while warming-up. If the FA Cup still has any magic left in it, there's very little on show in Lancashire tonight."
AFC WIMBLEDON GOAL: This has been coming. Simon Mignolet has coped well so far but this time comes for a corner and does nothing useful, put off again by - you guessed it - Adebayo Akinfenwa. A first attempt in the melee hits the crossbar but the big man in attack is on hand to knock in the rebound.
BEAST MODE ON.
Matt Tubbs should score! He doesn't. It's route one; Adebayo Akinfenwa jumps for a long goal kick and doesn't get anything on it, but causes enough mayhem to ensure it bounces further upfield. Martin Skrtel then makes a total mess of his header and only flicks it into the path of Tubbs, who hooks a shot wide from the left side of the penalty area. The hosts' best opportunity so far.
Great save by Simon Mignolet! Liverpool don't clear a corner properly and the ball pings around before falling at the feet of Sean Rigg, whose powerful drive is tipped over the bar by the Belgian goalkeeper.
And just as I say that, Mamadou Sakho thumps a pass towards Lazar Markovic that the youngster has absolutely no hope of controlling. George Francomb gets the ball on the right and slides a low cross in, but Martin Skrtel makes an important clearance.
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