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Premier League sides continued to tumble from the FA at the weekend, with two – Tottenham and Liverpool - dumped out by lower league raiders on Sunday alone and Chelsea only survive due to a late equaliser from Fernando Torres.

Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea drew 2-2 with third-tier Brentford and will have to contest a replay at Stamford Bridge.

It took a curling Torres effort with seven minutes to go to keep the west London giants in the Cup and with a chance to face Middlesbrough away in the fifth round.

A fired-up Leeds deservedly accounted for Spurs in their 2-1 victory in a see-sawing match manager Neil Warnock hailed as a “typical FA Cup game ... like when I was a kid”.

Fourth place in the EPL, Tottenham were trailing 2-0 at half time before hitting back through Clint Dempsey. But despite plenty of chances to take the game back a gallant Leeds held on.

Probably worst of the day for the top flight was Liverpool, with a young side fielded by Brendan Rodgers unable to do the job against lowly League One strugglers Oldham Athletic, who won 3-2.

"We are bitterly disappointed. We started the first half poorly and we started the second half and got punished," Rodgers said. "We've got a big week of games but our mentality in that opening period was poor and it ended up costing us.”

Despite the win, Oldham manager Paul Dickov’s future at the club was in question to poor league form which sees them close to the relegation zone. Club chairman Simon Corney has since said his manager is “ok for now”.

On Saturday, Luton Town delivered the upset of the round defeating Norwich and setting up a fifth-round tie with another giant killer, Championship side Millwall.

Paul Buckle's Luton made history as the first non-league team to knock out a top level team in the Premier League era.

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