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Dimitar Berbatov celebrates his goal for United on Saturday. ((Andrew Yates/Getty Images))

Manchester United went down a goal early but came back to earn a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium Saturday in FA Cup action.

Dimitar Berbatov and Paul Scholes scored for United in the fourth round match, overcoming the goal by Roman Pavlyuchencko.

The Russian player put Tottenham up a goal in the fifth minute by heading a cross from Tom Huddlestone.

The hosts would score goals within two minutes later in the half, both coming from similar spots and after setup work by midfielder Michael Carrick.

Scholes struck first, in the 34th minute, followed by Berbatov.

Defending Cup winner Portsmouth was eliminated by second-tier Swansea on Saturday. who earned a 2-0 fourth-round victory Saturday, while Swansea winger Nathan Dyer opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he fired Jason Scotland's floated pass into the bottom right of the net.

A second goal came from the penalty spot after Jordi Gomez was fouled by Nadir Belhadj.

Last year's winner

Portsmouth won the FA Cup for the first time in 69 years last May.

Chelsea relied on second-half free kicks from Michael Ballack — who had previously scored — and Frank Lampard to overcome Ipswich 3-1. Alex Bruce was the marker for Ipswich.

In other decisive results: Sheffield United beat Charlton 2-1, Watford edged Crystal Palace 4-3, Coventry won 1-0 at Torquay, Middlesbrough defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1, West Ham dispatched Hartlepool 2-0 and Hull beat Millwall 2-0 to reach the fifth round. 

Kettering came within two minutes of forcing a replay against Fulham before Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora salvaged a 4-2 victory.

Premier League club Aston Villa was held 0-0 by Doncaster. Burnley equalized in the last minute to hold West Bromwich Albion to a 2-2 draw.

Replays of those two matches will be held Feb. 3. Sunderland and Blackburn, which ended scoreless on Saturday, meet again the following day.

Liverpool faces Everton in FA Cup action Sunday, with Arsenal taking on Cardiff City.

With files from the Associated Press