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Monday 25 September 2017

Bent inspires Fulham victory

Fulham 3 Norwich 0

Darren Bent celebrates scoring the opening goal against Norwich City
Darren Bent celebrates scoring the opening goal against Norwich City

Darren Bent masterminded Fulham's 3-0 victory in the FA Cup third-round replay over Norwich at Craven Cottage as the Canaries' winless run reached eight matches.

The 29-year-old former England striker fired home Fulham's first goal, before setting in motion the move that brought the decisive second from Ashkan Dejagah.

Steve Sidwell added a third goal just past the hour as Fulham tied up a fourth-round trip to Sheffield United.

Norwich's second slump of the season shows no signs of abating, this latest loss sure to increase the pressure on boss Chris Hughton.

Non-league Kidderminster will take on Premier League strugglers Sunderland after beating Peterborough 3-2.

Fifth-tier Kidderminster came from behind after Tommy Rowe opened the scoring for the League One club.

Goals from Michael Gash and Jack Byrne within five minutes of the restart put Kidderminster in front and Joe Lolley sealed victory after Britt Assombalonga had levelled for the hosts.

Substitute Joe Garner scored a second-half hat-trick to fire Preston to a 3-2 victory over Ipswich and earn a trip to Nottingham Forest.

Irish Independent

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