FA Cup: Tottenham held to draw, Chelsea Ease past Nottingham

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur scores his team's first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur at Riverside Stadium.

Lucas Moura kept Tottenham in the  FA Cup competition as he prevented a third-round shock at the hands of Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate, who headed Spurs to victory in the 2008 League Cup final – took a 50th-minute lead through Ashley Fletcher’s sixth goal in 11 games.

But Jose Mourinho’s men hit back within 11 minutes when Brazilian Moura headed firmly past Tomas Mejias to secure a 1-1 draw and a place in Monday evening’s fourth-round draw.

Elsewhere, Callum Hudson-Odoi fired a confidence-boosting first Chelsea goal in four months as the Blues saw off Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The 19-year-old England forward drilled home the opener then had a hand in Ross Barkley’s facile finish as Frank Lampard’s side coasted into the fourth round.

Forest had a penalty chalked off after a Video Assistant Referee review, and Ryan Yates’ header ruled out for offside.

But this still remained a comfortable Chelsea win, and one to leave head coach Lampard eyeing an upturn in home form.

Curtis Jones also strike to help Liverpool dump bitter rivals Everton out of the FA Cup at Anfield with 1-0 win.

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