West Ham suffers the misery of the FA Cup, the Spurs arrested in Southampton

LONDON: West ham crashed out of the FA Cup as your former manager Bilic slave led West Bromwich Albion to a surprise 1-0 win while Tottenham they had a 1-1 draw for Southampton in the action of the fourth round on Saturday.

Albion's boss, Bilic, fired by the Hammers in 2017, made eight changes by prioritizing the momentum of the championship leaders to return to the Premier League.

But Albion took an advantage at the London Stadium when Conor Townsend scored his first goal for the club after nine minutes.

West ham , struggling in the top-flight under new boss David Moyes and now without a win in four games, were given a lifeline when West Brom's Semi Ajayi was sent off in the 72nd minute after his push earned a second yellow card.

Sebastien Haller should have matched with a head shot and Manuel Lanzini then dragged his shot wide, but Albion held on.

West ham were jeered off by their furious fans, while Croatian Bilic, who also played for the east Londoners, celebrated a sweet success with his Albion players.

At St Mary's, Christian Eriksen was left out amid reports in Italy suggesting the Tottenham midfielder has agreed to move to Inter Milan, while Gedson Fernandes made his full debut for Jose Mourinho's men.

Tottenham's last visit to Southampton was a painful one, with Harry Kane suffering a torn hamstring in a Premier League defeat on New Year's Day, a clash that saw Mourinho embroiled in a touchline row with a member of the Saints' coaching staff.

Mourinho's side struck in the 58th minute on his return to the south coast.

South Korean striker Son Heung-min shot home from Erik Lamela's pass for his 12th goal of the season.

But Southampton hit back to equalize through Sofiane Boufal's powerful strike from Danny Ings' cross in the 87th minute.

Newcastle had to settle for an embarrassing 0-0 draw with third tier Oxford at St James' Park as their wretched FA Cup form haunted them again.

Steve Bruce's team is looking to reach the fifth round for the first time since 2006, but they needed a replay to beat Rochdale's little fish in the previous round and they will have to go back to the distance after this loose display.

Burnley and Norwich made a combined total of 12 changes in Turf Moor, and the Canary Islands ran out of 2-1 winners.

The 53-minute goal by Grant Hanley and a 57-minute coup by Josip Drmic put Norwich in control before Erik Pieters reduced the deficit in the 74th minute.

Cardiff fans were warned not to sing racist or homophobic songs after two incidents were reported during their 1-1 draw on the side of the Reading championship.

Sheffield United won 2-0 at Millwall's second level through Muhamed Besic's 62-minute goal and Oliver Norwood's 84-minute hit.

Kelechi Iheanacho's first goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Leicester in the Brentford championship.

Brendan Rodgers' team are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the next step in the FA Cup after surviving a hard-fought fourth round clash in west London.

Leicester, who have never won the FA Cup , are hoping to reach the final for the first time since 1969.

In the League Cup, they reach the semifinals and head to Aston Villa in the second leg on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw in the first game at King Power Stadium.

Despite Jamie Vardy's absence with a buttock injury, it took Leicester only four minutes to advance when Nigerian forward Iheanacho found James Justin crossing with a short-range clinical end.

Chelsea travels to Hull's second level in Saturday's late game.

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