EMBARRASSING Nottingham Forest were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship strugglers Blackpool. 

The East Midlanders stunned Arsenal and Leicester a year ago on their way to the quarter-finals. 

Blackpool stunned Nottingham Forest 4-1 at Bloomfield Road

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Blackpool stunned Nottingham Forest 4-1 at Bloomfield RoadCredit: Reuters
Kelechi Iheanacho continued his remarkable run in the FA Cup

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Kelechi Iheanacho continued his remarkable run in the FA CupCredit: Reuters

But this time around they were on the receiving end of a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Bloomfield Road.

Marvin Akpereogene Paul Edem Ekpiteta opened the scoring for the Tangerines after 17 minutes before Ian Poveda, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates found the net after half-time to stun Forest, who grabbed a late consolation. 

Fellow Premier League side Bournemouth were also beaten by lower-league opposition as Burnley ran out 4-2 winners at the Vitality Stadium. 

Non-league Chesterfield looked set to cause a major upset as they came from behind twice to beat Championship side West Brom with Armando Dobra scoring twice for the Spireites. 

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But Brandon Thomas-Asante headed in a dramatic equaliser for the Baggies in the 93rd minute to force a replay. 

Brighton cruised to a 5-1 win at Middlesbrough as World Cup-winner Alexis Mac Allister grabbed two and Fulham beat Hull 2-0.

There was a cupset as Fleetwood shocked QPR and League One Ipswich stuffed Championship Rotherham 4-1.

But Shrewsbury suffered heartbreak as they conceded twice to lose 2-1 to Sunderland

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The lowest-ranked team still in the competition Boreham Wood grabbed a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley

Earlier in the day, Leicester stuttered past League Two’s bottom side Gillingham.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s sweet strike broke the deadlock in the second half with his 16th goal in 22 FA Cup appearances.

Southampton came from behind in the all-Premier League clash away at Crystal Palace.

Odsonne Eduoard had given the Eagles a good start after 14 minutes but James Ward-Prowse equalised with a free-kick cross that went all the way in.

An Adam Armstrong sealed Saints’ progression when he capitalised on Vicente Guaita’s blunder clearance to tap in.

Tottenham had Harry Kane to thank for his wonderful curling effort that proved the only goal against Portsmouth.

Kelvin Abrefa scored deep into first-half injury time and Shane Long did the same in the second half as Reading saw off Watford.

And in another all-Championship game, Preston won their first FA Cup match in five years to put their name in the hat for round four.

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North End were goalless with Huddersfield at half-time and went behind at Deepdale but fought back with three goals.

FA CUP THIRD-ROUND RESULTS

Manchester United 3-1 Everton
Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton
Forest Green Rovers P-P Birmingham City
Gillingham 0-1 Leicester City
Preston North End 3-1 Huddersfield Town
Reading 2-0 Watford
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Portsmouth
Blackpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest
Boreham Wood 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Bournemouth 2-4 Burnley
Chesterfield 3-3 West Bromwich Albion
Fleetwood Town 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
Hull City 0-2 Fulham
Ipswich Town 4-1 Rotherham United
Middlesbrough 1-5 Brighton & Hove Albion
Millwall 0-2 Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sunderland

James Ward-Prowse and Adam Armstrong were on target for Southampton at Palace

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James Ward-Prowse and Adam Armstrong were on target for Southampton at PalaceCredit: PA



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