Sunday, 19 February 2012

Birmingham hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw, along with Stevenage and Tottenham, routine wins for Everton, Bolton and Liverpool, Leicester and Sunderland provide shocks to Norwich and Arsenal, Crawley Town fail to beat 10 men Stoke:

FA Cup 5th Round Results:

Chelsea 1 Birmingham City 1
Saturday's early kick-off came from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea hosted Championship side Birmingham in an interesting match for The Blues to get back in-form.
Midfielder David Murphy opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Forward Juan Mata had his penalty saved two minutes later. AVB was worried until the 61st minute when striker Daniel Sturridge headered an equaliser for The Blues to save AVB from exiting today. A replay will be played.
The main story was that striker Fernando Torres had a disappointing match - again and was subbed at half-time.

Striker Daniel Sturridge heads Chelsea back into the match - and into a replay in Birmingham.

FACT: Torres has not scored for Chelsea in 20 matches now. £50million, eh?!

Everton 2 Blackpool 0
Forwards Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualrsi both scored within the first six minutes for the home side to enusre Everton's place in the Quarter finals. 

Winger Royston Drenthe celebrates his early opener for Everton against Blackpool...

Everton will now face Sunderland.

Millwall 0 Bolton Wanderers 2
Strikers Ryo Miyiachi and David Ngog lift under-fire manager Owen Coyle's side into the Last 8 with strikes one in each half.
On loan striker Ryo Miyaichi scores on his debut after only 3 minutes against Millwall.

Bolton will now play against Tottenham or Stevenage.

Norwich 1 Leicester 2
The Foxes provided a shock win over 8th placed EPL side Norwich to move into the Quarter-finals - against either Chelsea or Birmingham.

Sunderland 2 Arsenal 0
Kieran Richardson's strike from 25 yards out, and midfielder Alex Oxlade Chamberlain's own goal added to Arsenal's woeful week. 
Kieran Richardson and Sunderland cap off a horrible week for Arsenal.

Sunderland will now face Everton in the Last 8.

Europa League, here we come.

Crawley Town 0 Stoke City 2
Midfielder Rory Delap got a straight red card in the 17th minute, to put the away side down to ten men for the last 73 minutes of the match... Crawley had the upper hand with the extra man, before striker Jonathan Walters scored a penalty after 42 minutes to break the deadlock. Perter Crouch doubled the lead for Stoke after the break.

Stevenage 0 Tottenham 0
Yes, a goal-less draw....
Interesting result for Spurs who will feel disappointed as they had a Louis Saha goal disallowed in the second half but face Stevenage at White Hart Lane in a replay.