- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LONDON (AP) - Sam Allardyce secured his first victory as Crystal Palace manager by reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday when two non-league teams also advanced.

Palace fell behind to third-tier side Bolton but two goals from substitute Christian Benteke clinched a 2-1 victory for Allardyce against the team he managed between 1999 and 2007.

It ended Allardyce’s five-match winless streak with Palace in all competitions.

Palace will next host Manchester City in the FA Cup, but more important for Allardyce is producing a win in the league. Palace is only out of the Premier League relegation zone due to its superior goal difference.

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BURNLEY 2, SUNDERLAND 0

Sunderland, which is next from last in the Premier League, found no respite in the cup in this all top-flight meeting. A header from Sam Vokes before halftime was followed late in the game at Turf Moor by substitute Andre Gray’s strike.

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NON-LEAGUE GLORY

Lincoln and Sutton, who play in the fifth tier, will both face second-tier League Championship sides in the fourth round later this month.

Lincoln stunned Championship side Ipswich with a stoppage-time goal from Nathan Arnold securing a 1-0 win to set up a meeting with Brighton.

Sutton knocked out 10-man AFC Wimbledon with a 3-1 victory to secure a match against Leeds.

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