Stevenage and Crawley claim giant scalps

Stevenage maintained their reputation as giant killers as they beat Championship side Reading 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium. The League One side, who knocked Newcastle out of the cup in the third round last season, held on to the slender lead courtesy of Darius Charles’ 21st-minute strike.

Bolton escaped embarrassment as David Wheater’s header saw them salvage a replay against League Two Macclesfield as the sides drew 2-2 at Moss Rose. The Premier League side took the lead through Ivan Klasnic but Colin Daniel drew Macclesfield level. Arnaud Mendy put the Silkmen ahead in the 68th minute before Wheater struck.

League Two leaders Crawley beat ten-man Bristol City 1-0. The Championship side had Stephen Pearson sent off after Matthew Tubbs’ 73rd-minute goal.

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Swansea came from behind to beat Championship side Barnsley 4-2 at Oakwell. Ricardo Vaz Te put Barnsley ahead in the 29th minute but Angel Rangel hit back for Swansea 90 seconds later. Danny Graham blasted the Swans ahead in the second half with a 30-yard strike before Nathan Dyer scored. Vaz Te netted his second of the game, but Graham’s 89th-minute strike sealed the tie.

Aston Villa survived a late rally at Bristol Rovers. Marc Albrighton gave the Premier League visitors a first-half lead before Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark struck after the break to put them in complete control. Rovers pulled one back in added time through Scott McGleish, but the veteran then saw his penalty saved by Brad Guzan.

Championship leaders Southampton came from behind to beat Coventry 2-1. Gary McSheffrey gave Coventry the lead before James Ward-Prowse levelled for Saints, with Aaron Martin’s 82nd-minute header sealing the win.

Everton ground out a 2-0 win over Blue Square Premier League side Tamworth at Goodison. Johnny Heitinga headed the Toffeemen in front in the fifth minute before Leighton Baines sealed the win from the penalty spot.

Stoke came from behind to run out 3-1 winners over League Two’s Gillingham, Fulham crushed Charlton 4-0 and Heidar Helguson’s 89th-minute equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for QPR against MK Dons.