FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea entertain Man City, holders Arsenal face Hull
Jan31

FA Cup fifth-round draw: Chelsea entertain Man City, holders Arsenal face Hull

Chelsea hosting Manchester City was the pick of the bunch as the Premier League giants will go head-to-head in the fifth-round of the Emirates FA Cup following the competition’s latest draw this evening. The defending league champions; who easily swept aside Championship outfit Milton Keynes Dons 5-1 this afternoon, will host Manuel Pellegrini’s side at Stamford Bridge on the weekend of February 19-22. Elsewhere; League...

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Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup
Jan31

Lambert hails new signing Watt as Blackburn ease into round five of the FA Cup

Manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for new additions Tony Watt and Simeon Jackson as Blackburn Rovers made light work of Oxford United to breeze into the fifth-round of the FA Cup. A brace from winger Ben Marshall; who converted a first-half penalty and an exquisite free-kick in the second period, came either side of loan signing Watt’s driven low effort on his first appearance for the club to seal a comfortable 3-0 for the...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Jan31

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

4. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) Belgium international Chadli struck once in both halves to help his Tottenham side to a 4-1 victory away at Colchester United of League One. The 26-year-old opened the scoring in the 22nd minute as he fired home from the edge of the area past Norwich City loanee Jake Kean’s outstretched hand. He then had an opportunity to double his tally for the afternoon but he saw his effort cannon back off the crossbar...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Jan31

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

3. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) The Arsenal loanee scored his first career hat-trick as Hull City romped to a 3-1 victory against League One’s Bury. Akpom put the Tigers ahead after quarter of an hour as he stroked the ball into an empty net after David Meyler’s shot was parried by Manchester City loanee Ian Lawlor. Sone Aluko was then fouled in the area after good work down the right wing, allowing the 20-year-old to calmly stroke home...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Jan31

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

2. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) City’s young forward bagged his first hat-trick in senior football as Aston Villa were crushed 4-0 at Villa Park. The 19-year-old put the Citizens 1-0 up as he slammed the ball in from close range after Jordan Veretout had blocked Fernando’s header on the line. His second came from the spot after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Leandro Bacuna as he tried to convert Jesus Navas’...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Jan31

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

1. Oscar (Chelsea) The Brazil international completed a first half hat-trick as Cheslea ran out resounding 5-1 winners from Milton Keynes Dons. His first came in fortunate circumstances as Kyle McFadzean’s back pass was intercepted by Diego Costa who then squared for Oscar to slide the ball home. After the Dons had drawn level through Darren Potter’s deflected strike, the 24-year-old restored the visitors’ lead as he...

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