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City were due to play a friendly against Al Ain FC during a week's warm-weather training but will now face Rovers in a third round replay at the Etihad

Tommy Spurr of Blackburn Rovers competes with James Milner of Manchester City

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Alvaro Negredo reacts after missing a chance to score during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers

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Arsene Wenger gestures on the sidelines during Arsenal's win over Newcastle

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Wenger says that if it is a matter of months rather than weeks, then he could look to bring in another frontman in January

Alvaro Negredo reacts after missing a chance to score during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers

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Dedryck Boyata was sent-off late on that left last season's defeated finalists clinging on for a replay

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists it is too early to think of the Premier League title

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The Gunners have not won any silverware for nine years

Fernandinho celebrates after scoring the first goal in Manchester City's 3-2 victory over Swansea

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Sean O'Driscoll had less than a year as Bristol City manager

Bristol: a divided city united by the struggles of City and Rovers brought together by FA Cup

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Two goals by Burnley’s Danny Ings took his tally to 19

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Two goals from Danny Ings lifted Burnley back up the table into second place with a 3-2 win at home to Huddersfield. The striker has now scored 19 goals in all competitions. Full-back Kieran Trippier sealed victory 11 minutes from time as Martin Paterson scored twice for the Terriers on his first return to Turf Moor since leaving Burnley in the summer. Leicester City stay top of the league after a 3-1 win at Millwall.

Danny Drinkwater scores for Championship leaders Leicester in their 5-3 home win over Bolton

Round-Up: Leicester fight back to beat Bolton in eight-goal thriller

Giuseppe Sannino remains unbeaten as head coach at Watford

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

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Fernando Forestieri scores for Watford in their 4-0 win over Millwall

Championship round-up: David Nugent penalty sends Leicester City top as Derby's winning run is halted by Huddersfield

Elsewhere there were wins for Middlesbrough Ipswich and Watford

Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by some for his lack of experience but has excelled working with Spurs’ Under-21 side and oversaw an excellent win at Southampton on Sunday

New Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has 'no fear', claims Harry Redknapp

It was Redknapp who brought Sherwood back to the club in 2008

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Liverpool against Cardiff City

Luis Suarez is 'the best player in the world', claims Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Step aside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - the best player on the planet resides at Anfield

Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by some for his lack of experience but has excelled working with Spurs' Under-21 side and oversaw an excellent win at Southampton

Tim Sherwood appointed Tottenham manager: Factfile of the former England midfielder

Sherwood has been handed a contract until the end of next season

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