RESULTS: FA CUP FOURTH ROUND REPORTS

January 25, 2015 4:23 am
 
Blackburn 3-1 Swansea

Goals: Blackburn; Taylor 23’, Gestede 78’, Conway 89’ Swansea; Sigurdson 21’

Yellow Cards: Blackburn; Williamson 29’ Swansea; Dyer 85’

Red cards: Swansea; Bartley 6’, Sigurdson 90’

Substitutions: Blackburn; 40’ Dunn (on) Williamson (off), 60’ Gestede (on) King (off)
Swansea; 9’ Fernandez (on) Carroll (off), 62’
Montero (on) Barrow (off), 78’ Oliveira (on) Gomis
(off)

Verdict:
Swansea will be bitterly disappointed that after taking the lead despite
being a man down that they couldn’t hang on and that with just over 10
minutes they seemed to crumble Blackburn however will be delighted to be
in the next round beating a Premiership team.

Birmingham 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

Goals: Birmingham; Grounds 45’. West Bromwich Albion; Anichebe 25’, 35’

Yellow Cards: Birmingham; Robinson 67’

Substitutions: Birmingham; 70’ Dyer (off) Gray (on), 75’ Novak (off) Zigic (on)
WBA;62’ Myhill (off) Foster (on), 68’ Sessegnon(off) Baird (on), 81’ Anichebe (off) Ideye (on)

Verdict:
WBA will be pleased to of come through this potential banana skin tie
way from home to and safely through to the next round Birmingham will
count themselves unlucky they couldn’t complete th comeback.

Manchester City 0-2 Middlesbrough

Goals: Middlesbrough; Bamford 53’ Kike 90’

Yellow Cards: Man City; Kompany 52’ Fernandinho 71’. Middlesbrough; Ayala 49’ Whitehead 71’

Substitutions: Man City; 67’ Jovetic & Navas (off) Fernandinho &
Lampard (on), Fernando (off) Dzeko (on).
Middlesbrough; 81’ Tomlin (off) Reach (on), 87’ Vossen (off) Kike (on)

Verdict:
Middlesbrough have pulled of not only one of the shocks of the round
but of the competition this season with a stunning win at the Etihad and
to keep a clean sheet Middlesbrough fans can look forward to the next
round knowing they have beat one of the favourites to win the FA cup
this season.

Derby 2-0 Chesterfield

Goals: Derby; 20’ bent, 82’ Hughes

Yellow Cards: Derby; 80’ Christie

Substitutions: Derby; 46’ Albentosa (off) Russell (on). Chesterfield; 75’ O’Shea & Ryan (off) Banks & Gardner (on)

Verdict:
Derby seen off chesterfield quite comfortable in the end after a solid
Derby display and Chesterfield just didn’t have enough quality to fight
back, Derby progress but will no doubt face tougher opposition in the
next round.

Sunderland 0-0 Fulham

Yellow Cards: Sunderland; 30’ Rodwell, 55’ Coates

Red Cards: Sunderland; 66’ Rodwell

Substitutions: Sunderland; 66’ Fletcher (off) Wickham (on)
Fulham; 61’ Dembele (off) McCormack (on)

Verdict:
Sunderland will be disappointed that they couldn’t take advantage of
being at the Stadium of Light and will be further disappointed at
Rodwell and his red card. Sunderland now face a tricky replay at Craven
Cottage.

Cardiff 1-2 Reading

Goals: Cardiff; 25’ Jones. Reading; 64’ Norwood, 88’ Robson-kanu

Yellow cards: Cardiff; 25’ Turner, 35’ Whittingham, 67’ Noone. Reading; 65’ pogrebnyak

Substitutions: Cardiff; 43’ Turner (off) Connolly (on), 71’ Revell (off)
Adeyemi (on), 84’ Harris (off) Macheda (on). Reading; 35’ Gunter (off)
Kelly (on), Blackman (off) Robson-kanu (on), 88’ Norwood (off) Cooper
(on).

Verdict:
This was an evenly contested championship battle and after Cardiff lead
at half time then were the favourites to go on and win the game but a
spirited Reading side plucked away and with 2 minutes remaining they
secured their entry into the next round.

Preston 1-1 Sheffield United

Goals: Preston; 19’ Gallagher: Sheffield United; 68’ De Girolamo

Yellow Cards: Preston; 90’ Gallagher: Sheffield United; 67’ Kennedy, 81’ Baxter, 89’ Reed

Substitutions: Preston; 62’ Kilkenny (off) King (on); Sheffield United; 56’ Dimaio (off) Murphy (on)

Verdict:
This had all the hallmarks of an even contest and was proved to be the
case and will both have to battle it out in a replay but think Sheffield
United will be favourites at home.

Southampton 2-3 Crystal Palace

Goals: Southampton; 8’ Pelle, 16’ Dann (O.G); Crystal Palace; Chamakh 11’ 39’ Sanogo 21’

Yellow Cards: Southampton; Gardos 45’ Targett 52’ Clyne 69’ Fonte 78’ Crystal Palace; Chamakh 43’

Substitutions: Southampton; 46’ Gardos (off) Targett (on), 59’ Cork (off) Long (on)
Crystal Palace; 64’ Chamakh (off) Puncheon
(on), 78’ Sanogo (off) Maiappa (on), 81’ Campbell (off) Murray (on)

Verdict:
Was such a great start to the cup tie showing what the FA Cup and
Premier League teams at their best , but Palace and Pardew Fairytale
carries on and will look forward to a lengthy cup run, the saints will
be disappointed at twice taking the lead and letting it slip and
eventually losing.

Tottenham 1-2 Leicester City

Goals: Tottenham; Townsend (p) 19’; Leicester City; Ulloa 83’ Schlupp 90’

Yellow Cards: Leicester City; Moore 23’ Kramaric 41’ Wasilewski 44’ Ulloa 78’

Substitutions: Tottenham; 64’ Townsend (off) Eriksen (on), 70’ Soldado (off) Adebayor (on)
Leicester City; 26’ Moore (off) Wasilewski
(on), 73’ Kramaric & Vardy (off) Albrighton & Nugent (on)

Verdict:
With Tottenham starting to pick up a bit of form they went into this
match as home favourites and after Townsend penalty on 19 minutes you
would of expected spurs to carry on and kill the game off but Leicester
had other ideas and in the last 10 minutes not only levelled the game
but also went on to get a 90th minute winner.

Chelsea 2-4 Bradford City

Goals: Chelsea; 22’ Cahill, 38’ Ramires: Bradford; 41’ Stead, 75’ Morais, 82’ Halliday, 90’ Yeates

Yellow Cards: Bradford City; Liddle 21’ McArdle 23’

Substitutions: Chelsea; 70’ Mikel & Salah (off) Fabregas & Willian (on),76’ Remy (off) Hazard (on)
Bradford City; 80’ Knott (off) Yeates (on),
87’ Halliday (off) Routis (on), 89’ Morais (off) Clarke (on)

Verdict:
This has to be one of the great FA Cup shocks as league 2 Bradford
trailed 2-0 at the break Bradford turned the 2nd half on its head with 3
goals in the last 15 minutes at Stamford Bridge as their giant killing
exploits from last season seemed to have rubbed off on to this seasons
Bradford team and their name is entered into the hat for the next round
knowing a giant killing is more than possible, s for Chelsea this will
be a big blow for them who wanted to be fighting for success in every
competition.

Liverpool 0-0 Bolton

Yellow Cards: Bolton; 12’ Mills, 17’ Vela, 74’ Dervite, 85’ Pratley

Substitutions: Liverpool; 46’ Enrique (OFF) Markovic (on), 67’ Allen (off) Lucas (on) 68’ Manquillo (off) Borini (on)
Bolton; 56’ Heskey (off) Wilkinson (on), 73’ Mills (off) Spearing (on), 83’ Moxey (off) Wheater (on).

Verdict:
Liverpool won’t be happy with themselves after a chance against a lower
division team at Anfield and couldn’t wrap it up while Bolton will be
pleased to take them on at the Reebok and hope to cause an upset in from
of their home support.

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