Stevenage, buoyed on by 3,291 travelling supporters, were eyeing passage to the fifth round of the competition for the first time since 2012. The Potters took an early lead inside two minutes through Jacob Brown and assumed control. Stevenage levelled in the second half through Villa Park hero Jamie Reid, but their reprieve was short-lived thanks to Josh Laurent's magnificent effort and then Lewis Baker added a late third from the penalty spot.
The sixth-placed Seagulls have progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Liverpool.
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin is trying yet another new start. The relegation-threatened Bundesliga club presented former academy chief Benjamin Weber as its new sporting director on Sunday, just two days before the winter transfer window closes. “It’s not a lot of time. But we have a plan and will see what’s possible within the limits of our financial possibilities,” Weber said of Hertha’s pressing need for reinforcements. Hertha also appointed Andreas “Zecke” Neuendorf, another long-time “Hertha