FA Cup round-up: Birmingham survive scare, Luton leave late and Bristol City need extra time

FA Cup recap: Birmingham survive the scare at League One contenders Forest Green Rovers while Elijah Adebayo scores a dramatic injury-time winner for Luton in Wigan

  • Birmingham won with goals from Jutkiewicz and Long from behind
  • Adebayo scored an injury-time winner as Luton advanced to the fourth round
  • Bell scored in extra time as Bristol City beat Swansea City on Tuesday night

Birmingham City avoided an upset in the third round against League One contenders Forest Green Rovers thanks to an impressive second-half comeback.

A Ben Stevenson screamer gave the home side a shock lead in the tie. The midfielder curled his right foot into the top corner from 30 yards out.

But Birmingham hit back in the second half with goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Kevin Long, who were the quickest to react to a loose ball from a corner. The 2-1 win means the Blues face Championship play-off hopefuls Blackburn in the fourth round.

Birmingham came from behind with goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Kevin Long

Birmingham came from behind with goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Kevin Long

Elsewhere, Luton nabbed a dramatic late win over 2013 winner Wigan in the All-Championship tie at DW Stadium.

The hosts took an early lead in the second half. Thelo Aasgaard volleyed into the top corner after Wigan’s long throw was cleared to the edge of the box.

Luton hit back immediately as Cauley Woodrow saw his first try saved but converted the rebound. Then, in the 98th minute, Elijah Adebyo hit the bottom corner to set up a fourth-round tie against Grimsby.

Elijah Adebayo scored a dramatic injury time winner as Luton advanced to the fourth round

Elijah Adebayo scored a dramatic injury time winner as Luton advanced to the fourth round

In the other all-league tie, Swansea and Bristol City drew 1-1 after 90 minutes, with the tie going into extra time.

Mark Sykes gave the away side the lead after a fine passing game between Joe Williams and Sam Bell. Swansea substitute Ollie Cooper then made an immediate impression, scoring from close range to equalise.

Samuel Bell then scored the winner in extra time to send Bristol City through to the fourth round.

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