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Half time score: Worcester City 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Utd

Worcester City's Ellis Deeney is challenged by Scunthorpe United's Neal Bishop Credit: PA

Scunthorpe United scored in the 46th minute at Aggborough to take the lead against Worcester City just before the half time whistle. The winners of the FA Cup second round replay will host either MK Dons or Chesterfield, whose second-round tie has now been ordered to be replayed.

FA CUP 3rd round-draw

Here are the fixtures for teams across the Midlands for the third round of the FA Cup.

Stoke v Wrexham

Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

West Brom v Gateshead

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Derby v Southport

Fulham v Wolves

Leicester v Newcastle

Scunthorpe/Worcester v Chesterfield

Cambridge/Mansfield v Bury/Luton

All ties will be played across the weekend beginning January the third.

Chesterfield's 3rd round FA Cup place "in doubt"

Chesterfield FC's place in the third round of the FA Cup could be in doubt after they were charged with fielding an ineligible player in their second-round win at MK Dons.

The Spireites surprised the in-form Dons with a 1-0 win on Saturday, fielding on-loan Wolves defender Geog Margreitter in their side - but without receiving written permission from Wolves. The League One club now have until 5pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

"It is alleged that Margreitter - on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers - played in the fixture without the necessary written permission having been received by The FA as at the 12 noon deadline on Friday 5 December 2014...As a consequence it is alleged they are in breach of FA Cup Rule 15 (j) (i) for fielding an ineligible player".

– FA statement

"We notified the FA as soon as it came to our attention that the necessary written permission from Wolverhampton Wanderers to allow Georg Margreitter to play in the match had not been received.....We had a verbal agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers to play Georg but unfortunately we did not ensure that the consent was received in writing....We will of course provide The FA with our full co-operation as they investigate the matter."

– Chris Turner, Chesterfield FC Chief Executive


Replay for Port Vale as they squander two-goal lead

Port Vale will have to travel to Plymouth, as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in today's FA Cup third round match at Vale Park.

Gavin Tomlin and Tom Pope put the hosts in front in the first half, only to be pegged back in the second half, thanks to strikes from Reuben Reid and Ben Purrington.

The replay is due to take place in the week beginning 13th January.

Derby County battle to defeat against Chelsea

Derby County fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League giants Chelsea, and were knocked out of the FA Cup.

Jon Obi Mikel heads Chelsea into the lead Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The hosts contained Chelsea for an hour at the iPro Stadium, with Samual Eto'o tackled when he should have scored and Ramires hitting the post just before half time.

The game was fairly even in the second half, with Derby battling hard, until the away side took the lead thanks to a header by Jon Obi Mikel, from a Willian free kick.

Chris Martin forces a save out of Mark Schwarzer Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

They put the game beyond Derby when Oscar drove past Lee Grant in the Derby goal five minutes later.

Once Derby were two goals down though, they came back into the game, creating a few chances and putting Chelsea on the back foot.

Chris Martin had the best effort when he forced a smart save out of Mark Schwarzer from a tight angle. But it wasn't enough, and Derby succumbed to a second defeat this week.

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