Tottenham enter fourth round

London, January 3:

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored twice as Tottenham reached the FA Cup fourth round on Friday with a 3-1 win over fellow Premier League outfit Wigan which kept the London side on course for a double Cup success this season.

Russian striker Pavlyuchenko, with a 52nd-minute penalty, and a 76th-minute header from Croatian star Luka Modric sent the eight-time FA Cup winners on their way at White Hart Lane. They had to survive a nervous last few moments when Henri Camara found the target for Wigan in the 88th minute before Pavlyuchenko added his second in stoppage time.

The victory gave Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who coached Portsmouth to FA Cup glory last season, the perfect build-up to Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg clash against Burnley.