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Spencer Prior, the Leicester central defender, has undergone surgery on a damaged cartilage which has been troubling him for some time. The former Norwich player delayed his operation until his side's current two- week break from action.

Notts County's FA Cup third-round match with Aston Villa has been put back a day to avoid a clash with city rivals Nottingham Forest's home game with Ipswich. The Meadow Lane game will now kick off on Sunday, 5 January, at noon.

ASIAN CUP Group B: Iran 3 (Karim Bagheri 12, Ali Daei 37, Khodadad Azizi 48) Saudi Arabia 0; Iraq 4 (Majeed 17, 50, Shihaib 23, 60) Thailand 1 (Chalerman 26).

TUESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Auto Windscreens Shield Northern Section first round: Bury 3 Darlington 1; Carlisle 2 Rochdale 0; Doncaster 1 Stockport 2; Hartlepool 0 Burnley 2; Hull 3 Chester 1; Rotherham 0 Blackpool 1; Scarborough 0 Notts County 1. Southern Section First Round: Bristol Rovers 1 Brentford 2; Cambridge Utd 0 Colchester 1; Luton 2 Leyton Orient 1; Plymouth 2 Bournemouth 0; Gillingham 1 Cardiff 2 (aet). Bell's Scottish League Premier Division: Dundee Utd 1 Rangers 0. First Division: Stirling1 St Mirren 1. Second Division: Hamilton 0 Stenhousemuir 2; Clyde 1 Stranraer 0. Third Division: Cowdenbeath 1 Forfar 3. GM Vauxhall Conference: Macclesfield 0 Kidderminster 1. League of Wales Gilbert League Cup second round second leg: Aberystwyth 1 Newtown 4 (agg: 2-5); Connah's Quay 4 Bangor City 1 (agg: 4-6); Llansantffraid 1 Conwy 0 (agg: 3-0); Rhyl 1 Holywell 0 (agg: 1-0). Smirnoff Irish League Premier Division: Coleraine 1 Glenavon 1; Crusaders 2 Cliftonville 1; Portadown 1 Glentoran 1. First Division: Bangor 1 Larne 2; Newry 1 Omagh 2. Avon Insurance Combination First Division: Millwall 2 Southampton 0. Pontins League Premier Division: Everton 3 Leeds Utd 2 (at Southport); Nottingham Forest 2 Birmingham City 4. First Division: Sheffield Utd 1 Sunderland 4 (at Don Valley Stadium). Third Division: Postponed: Chesterfield v Walsall. Representative Match: Icis League XI 1 FA XI 0 (at Dagenham & Redbridge FC). FA Carlsberg Vase Second-round replay: Sandwell Borough 0 Hallam 1. Icis League Second Division: Postponed: Horsham v Tilbury. Guardian Insurance Cup second-round replay: Collier Row & Romford 4 Billericay 3 (aet). UniBond League Premier Division: Bamber Bridge 0 Lancaster 2; Colwyn Bay 3 Runcorn 3; Leek 1 Gainsborough 0. Unifilla First Division Cup first-round replay: Leigh 1 Ashton Utd 1 (aet; Ashton Utd won 7-6 on penalties). Second round: Netherfield 1 Great Harwood 1; Radcliffe 1 Curzon Ashton 0; Worksop 2 Lincoln Utd 2; Warrington 0 Congleton 8. Postponed: Atherton LR v Workington. Screwfix Direct League Premier Division: Postponed: Bristol Manor Farm v Tiverton. DR Martens League Southern Division: Fisher Athletic 3 Cinderford 3; Weston- super-Mare 5 Fareham 1. Dr Martens Cup second round: Atherstone 0 Tamworth 3; Redditch 1 Halesowen Town 5; Cambridge City 1 Sudbury Town 4; Cheltenham 1 Gloucester 0; Crawley 1 Tonbridge 2; Merthyr Tydfil 2 Witney 2; Trowbridge 1 Forest Green Rovers 1; Waterlooville 0 Weymouth 1. Jewson Eastern League Premier Division: Great Yarmouth 2 Fakenham 0; Sudbury Wanderers 1 Hadleigh 2; Tiptree 1 Woodbridge 0. League Cup second round: Norwich Utd 2 Halstead 5. North West Counties League First Division: Blackpool Rovers 1 Newcastle Town 2; Mossley 3 Nantwich 2. Floodlit Trophy second round: Postponed: Maine Road v Kidsgrove. Unijet Sussex County League First Division: Arundel 1 Horsham YMCA 1; Peacehaven & Telscombe 0 Burgess Hill 0. Winstonlead Kent League: Chatham 2 Cray 0; Faversham 0 Canterbury 4; Folkestone 2 Herne Bay 4; Slade Green 0 Beckenham 2; Tunbridge Wells 2 Hythe 1. French League Cup Second round: Lyon 2 Paris St-Germain 1; Marseilles 3 Auxerre 2.

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