FA Cup round-up: Newcastle and Spurs forced to replay, West Ham knocked out
Both Newcastle and Tottenham have been made to replays after pulls in the FA Cup fourth round, while West Brom knocked out West Ham.
Marcus Browne passed up an Chance to dump Newcastle out of the FA Cup ensured a deserved replay at St James’ Park.
After discovering himself together with the keeper in front of a crowd of 24, the on-loan Middlesbrough midfielder shot at Karl Darlow.
Karl Robinson’s guys were far from overawed in an afternoon when the Magpies misfired horribly despite fielding a 81m frontline of Joelinton, Miguel Almiron along with Allan Saint-Maximin – .
Newcastle will have another chance to achieve the fifth round however their inability will reduce their winter rest.
Sofiane Boufal leveller earned Southampton an FA Cup replay against Tottenham after a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.
Spurs were heading to the round following Son Heung-Min set them ahead just before the hour mark, however, substitute Boufal came from the bench at the 87th minute to fire house.
This means that another match will settles the tie, when either side were due to be on their winter break out of the Premier 29, to occur.
Jose Mourinho, that celebrates his birthday was three minutes away from a triumph but the Saints were worthy of a draw following stacking pressure on.
Christian Eriksen was not involved for Spurs ahead of a move although a substitute in Giovani Lo Celso shone, brilliantly preparing the objective.
But that wasn’t sufficient to get the job.
Since West Brom sank woeful West Ham 1-0 in the London Stadium slaven Bilic dumped his club.
With winners exercising due to Conor Townsend attack bilic, sacked from the Hammers in 2017, came back to haunt them.
Gallingly this was pretty much their strongest accessible line-up while Bilic made eight changes to his.
Not only that, however, Albion additionally played the final 18 minutes with 10 men after Semi Ajayi was sent off for another booking.
Goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori helped Chelsea hold off a late Hull fightback with a 2-1 triumph in the FA Cup fourth round.
Batshuayi’s sixth-minute redirected opener set Chelsea on their way into a starting half where they handed up quite a few opportunities to improve their lead, and found house goalkeeper George Long in inspired form.
Hull enhanced after half-time but a sucker-punch second looked to have sealed Chelsea’s route when Tomori led in Ross Barkley’s after the next hour.
However, with 12 minutes substitute Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick took a huge deflection away Mateo Kovacic’s boot to find the corner and give the hosts a lifeline.
The Sky Bet Championship side pushed in front of a home crowd to get a late equaliser but couldn’t test Willy Caballero as Chelsea evolved to around five for the fifth year in a row.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s close-range complete after four minutes was enough to ship Leicester through to the FA Cup fifth round in a battling win on Sky Bet Championship side Brentford at Griffin Park.
Marc Albrighton along with ayoze Perez both had opportunities to extend that lead to the opening period but a valiant second-half performance was produced by the Bees.
Thomas Frank’s men were the better side with all Emiliano Marcondes striking the article before replacement Bryan Mbeumo saw his effort ruled out for offside.
The result means Leicester director Brendan Rodgers expands his unbeaten streak matches next leg against Aston Villa on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports.
Norwich was sent by second-half goals from Josip Drmic and Grant Hanley for the first time in eight years with a win in Burnley into the FA Cup fifth round.
Hanley nodded the Canaries’ opener in the Mario Vrancic free-kick in the 53rd minute and Drmic struck the next four minutes after Joe Hart palmed Lukas Rupp lob to his route.
Erik Pieters gave Burnley expectation using a 72nd-minute drive but there was no grandstand finish from Sean Dyche’s men as the hangover from their midweek win at Manchester United started to kick in.
Mo Besic and Ollie Norwood provided two minutes of course as Sheffield United ground out a 2-0 FA Cup win at Millwall.
Everton loanee Besic whipped house his Blades target until Norwood wrapped up the success amid a insipid clash.
Aiden O’Brien scuffed a glorious opportunity for Millwall and the hosts never regained, with just two finishes adequate to place the men of Chris Wilder in the hat to the fifth round draw.
An unusual set of circumstances observed Coventry welcome landlords Birmingham in an FA Cup fourth-round tie which ended in a playoff after having a drab goalless draw.
The 2 clubs functioned together to devote both sets of lovers an equivalent number of tickets.
A scrappy match which began to become edged by Coventry after the introduction of Aston Villa youngster Callum O’Hare and Sky Blues striker Max Biamou was watched by them.
The pair joined to produce the first real chance of the match after 77 minutes. Biamou who tried to flex at a shot from inside the box was fed by o’Hare. Blues goalkeeper Lee Camp has been equipped to make the save, and alert, however.
O’Hare must have put Coventry through after a header looped across goal at the death when he was introduced with the open goal, but he didn’t link – much to the delight of the Birmingham faithful.
Cardiff and reading shared a draw in Madejski Stadium into their FA Cup fourth-round tie.
Cardiff went early on during Callum Paterson however Reading equalised from Yakou Meite’s seventh goal of the season in the eighth minute. Skipper Sol Bamba along with robert Glatzel missed chances to repay it for Cardiff towards the ending.
Midway through the first half, as play continued, an announcement was made over the public address system to Cardiff fans urging them to gallop out of alleged racist and homophobic chanting that has been deemed”not satisfactory”.
Reading were reduced to ten men at the 81st minute when centre back Tom McIntyre was disregarded for collecting a second yellow card.
By beating Championship Barnsley 4-2, portsmouth progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2010.
Goals from Christian Burgess, John Marquis, Ronan Curtis and Ben Close helped an upset is caused by the home side at Fratton Park, even though responses from Pompey ahead Connor Chaplin and Cauley Woodrow.