As it Happened: Saturday's FA Cup

Updated: Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 19:07

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See how today's fourth round FA Cup matches unfolded with goal updates throughout the afternoon..

FA Cup fourth round results:

Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

Stoke 0-1 Manchester City

Norwich 0-1 Luton

Reading 4-0 Sheffield United

Bolton 1-2 Everton

Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

Brighton 2-3 Arsenal

Queens Park Rangers 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons


FULL-TIME: Manchester United 4-1 Fulham


Nani comes close with a long-range effort as injury time comes to a close.




Fulham have a shot on goal but Rodallega drags it wide from the edge of the area.


Rooney has what looked to be a perfectly good goal disallowed. Ref Mark Clattenberg penalised Hernandez in the lead up to it for a foul on a defender - it looked harsh.


Aaron Hughes makes amends somewhat for his first half hand ball with well placed near-post header from a corner. 13 minutes of normal time remaining.


Manchester United 4-1 Fulham


Hernandez receives the ball and dribbles into the box on the left, cuts inside his marker and his shot is deflected past Schwarzer at the near post. It's like a training game really and has been since the opening goal.


Manchester United 4-0 Fulham


Scholes comes on for Carrick to great applause, while Duff is replaced by Rodallega for Fulham.


Too easy for United. Nani and Rooney combine down the right. Rooney crosses from close range and the ball breaks for Hernandez who makes no mistake from six yards.


Manchester United 3-0 Fulham


Great ball from Anderson into Rooney's path, who cuts inside his defender and blasts into the net with his left foot.


Manchester United 2-0 Fulham


Rooney's shot from close range, following an effort from Nani, is cleared off the line.


The second half is underway at Old Trafford...


HALF-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Fulham


The crowd's very quiet at Old Trafford and getting slightly frustrated by United's lack of end product. They have all the time they want in the final third but can't make the last ball count.


United old boy Berbatov keeps coming deep for the ball to little effect. His partnership with Ruiz hasn't produced much. Man United are in cruise control really with 39 minutes gone.


Rooney comes close again. Nani feeds Giggs on the left who crosses low to the front post for Rooney who turns it goalwards, but a mixture of Schwarzer and the post keep it out.


Nani comes close twice inside a minute for United. Schwarzer was well positioned to save the first, and the winger's second effort drifts wide of the post. Fulham have gone out of the game again...


Rooney comes close for United. The ball breaks to Nani, who crosses to Rooney but his shot is well saved onto the bar by Schwarzer.


Fulham have got a foothold in the game following a very worrying start for manager Martin Jol. The Londoners have started to string a few passes together with Duff and Ruiz looking lively, although United still look more likely to score.


Hughes handles following a United corner and the ref awards a penalty, which Giggs puts away despite Schwarzer getting a hand to it.


Manchester United 1-0 Fulham


Rooney almost puts United in front inside the first minute, but his shot hits the side netting following a deflection.


Manchester United v Fulham has just kicked off at Old Trafford...


Manchester United v Fulham team news

Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Jones, Smalling, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Valencia, Welbeck, van Persie, Scholes, Kagawa.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Kacaniklic, Sidwell, Baird, Duff, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Dejagah.



Luton's astounding victory at Norwich has been the higlight of the fourth round so far. Just one more game to come today as Manchester United host Fulham. Stay with us.


Full-time: Bolton 1-2 Everton


Full-time: Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan


Full-time: Reading 4-0 Sheffield United


Full-time: Queens Park Rangers 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons


The first non-league win over a Premier League side in 27 years as Norwich are dumped out by the Hatters.


Full-time: Norwich 0-1 Luton


Fabio with another goal back for QPR.


Queens Park Rangers 2-4 Milton Keynes Dons


Heitinga's half-volley goes through a mass of bodies and finds the net. Everton on the way to round five.


Bolton 1-2 Everton


The board is up at Carrow Road with three minutes added on.


Theo Walcott shows his value to Arsenal with a vital goal, firing home with the aid of a deflection following a corner.


Brighton 2-3 Arsenal


Jay Boothroyd scores a consolation for QPR.


Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons


Unbelievable scenes at Carrow Road as non-league Luton go ahead against Premier League Norwich City. Scott Rendell's strike stuns the Norwich supporters. Can they hang on?


Norwich 0-1 Luton


Just 12 minutes to go at Carrow Road with Luton making changes to try to freshen things up for the closing minutes.


Just 12 minutes to go at Carrow Road with Luton making changes to try to freshen things up for the closing minutes.


Luton are still hanging on against a side over 80 places ahead of them in the English leagues. It's scoreless at Carrow Road.


Ulloa's debut goal for Brighton pulls the Championship side level again. Arsenal are in a battle and with a busy fixture list ahead, they will not want a replay at the Emirates.


Brighton 2-2 Arsenal


Until now as Giroud bags a 13th of the season after good work by Diaby. Arsenal in front again.


Brighton 1-2 Arsenal


Arsenal and Everton are still being held by Championship clubs approaching the hour mark.


Gareth McCleary bags a fourth for Reading.


This is turning into a humiliation for QPR with Dean Bowditch curling the ball into the top corner.


Queens Park Rangers 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons


Reading 4-0 Sheffield United


It's a memorable day for Noel Hunt as he bags a brace for Reading - they are also on the verge of a place in round five.


Reading 3-0 Sheffield United


Ryan Harley, on loan from Brighton, sends the MK Dons fans into dreamland with another goal and that should be enough to seal the League 1 side's progression. Harry Redknapp's fringe players are doing little to prove they should be involved in the relegation scrap.


Queens Park Rangers 0-3 Milton Keynes Dons


Half-time in all of our FA Cup matches and only Reading look safe at this stage out of all the Premier League sides. Non-league Luton have done brilliantly to hold Norwich so far.


Mikele Leigertwood scores against his former club to double Reading's lead.


This could be the upset of the days as League 1 side MK Dons take a two-goal lead at Loftus Road with Ryan Lowe on target.


Reading 2-0 Sheffield United


Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons


Ashley Barnes draws Gus Poyet's men level - they've been increasing the pressure on Arsenal and the leaky Gunners defence has buckled once again.


Brighton 1-1 Arsenal


Marvin Sordell brings the Championship side level, continuing his recent good run in front of goal for Wanderers.


Bolton 1-1 Everton


Steven Pienaar reacts first as he sends on Anchiebe's flick towards goal as Everton go in front at the Reebok Stadium.


Bolton 0-1 Everton


Olivier Giroud puts Arsenal in front at the Amex Stadium with a fantastic shot from 20 yards.


Brighton 0-1 Arsenal


Noel Hunt makes a very fast impact in a rare start for Reading - he strikes after six minutes to give Reading an early advantage against Sheffield United.


Jordi Gomez's penalty Wigan the lead as the Macclesfield's fans are silenced early on as Moss Road.


Reading 1-0 Sheffield United


Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan


Dean Lewington's long range strike gives MK Dons a surprise lead at Loftus Road.


Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons


The 3pm games are getting underway, hopefully these matches offer some more drama than what was served in Stoke.


Macclesfield: Anyon, Jackson, Nathaniel Brown, Audel, Braham-Barrett, Mackreth, Murtagh, Wedgbury, Kissock, Fairhurst, Barnes-Homer.

Subs: Andrew Mills, Morgan-Smith, Winn, Diagne, Henry, McDonald, Martin.

Wigan: Robles, Stam, Figueroa, Golobart, Mustoe, Espinoza, Fyvie, Dicko, Gomez, McManaman, Henriquez.

Subs: Al Habsi, Jones, Maloney, McArthur, Lopez, Redmond, Campabadal.


QPR: Green, Da Silva, Ben Haim, Ferdinand, Traore, Mackie, Faurlin, Granero, Park, Bothroyd, Campbell.

Subs: Murphy, Derry, Hill, Onuoha, Ephraim, Zamora, Mbia.

Milton Keynes Dons: Martin, Otsemobor, MacKenzie, Kay, Lewington, Williams, Potter, Chicksen, Smith, Bowditch, Lowe.

Subs: Doumbe, Flanagan, Harley, Ali, Lines, Rasulo, Ismail.


Bolton: Lonergan, Ricketts, Knight, Ream, Alonso, Spearing, Vela, Lee, Pratley, Eagles, Sordell.

Subs: Bogdan, Mears, Ngog, Kevin Davies, Afobe, Holden, Craig Davies.

Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic, Anichebe.

Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios, Duffy


City go through, they are into the last 16 of the FA Cup. It was hard work, but the away team had a bit of class needed to progress thanks to Pablo Zabaleta.


Full-time: Stoke 0-1 Manchester City


Reading: Federici, Kelly, Mariappa, Morrison, Shorey, McCleary, Leigertwood, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Le Fondre.

Subs: Taylor, Pearce, McAnuff, Kebe, Church, Guthrie, Cummings.

Sheff Utd: Long, Westlake, Higginbotham, Maguire, McMahon, Blackman, McDonald, Doyle, Murphy, Porter, Kitson.

Subs: Coyne, Flynn, Collins, Cresswell, Ironside, Whitehouse, De Girolamo.


The 4,500 City fans are singing with three minutes of added-time to come. Their side look comfortable, holding possession to frustrate Stoke.


Brighton: Ankergren, Calderon, El-Abd, Bridge, Greer, David Lopez, Bridcutt, Hammond, Barnes, Ulloa, Buckley.

Subs: Kuszczak, Orlandi, Mackail-Smith, Vicente, Dicker, Painter, LuaLua.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Koscielny, Diaby, Rosicky, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski.

Subs: Mannone, Sagna, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Arshavin, Gibbs.


Norwich: Rudd, Martin, Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Howson, Surman, Jackson, Kane.

Subs: Bunn, Whittaker, Turner, Holt, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Tettey.

Luton: Tyler, Henry, Kovacs, Rowe-Turner, Taylor, Lawless, Mendy, Smith, Howells, Shaw, Gray.

Subs: Brill, Rendell, Fleetwood, Watkins, O'Donnell, Dance, Robinson.


The game enters the final minute with City on course to reach the next round - they probably deserve this lead on the play this afternoon.


City have gambled and it's paid off. They have committed players forward constantly throughout this second half and it's finally paid off with some overdue quality.

Silva had plenty of options ahead of his and a brilliant stride forward gave him time to pick out Aguero. He looked for Dzeko who couldn't control the ball, but Shotton's slip allowed Zabaleta to come onto the ball and with the outside of his boot, slot home past Sorenson.


Stoke City 0-1 Manchester City


Crouch wriggles around Lescott eight yards from goal to win the ball from Shotton's cross - the header sails over the bar as Pantilimon watches it land behind the goal. This is looking like a stalemate.


Aguero is the latest City player to try his luck, shooting into the side netting with the ball taking a deflection on the way for a City corner.


Dzeko's powerful shot worries Sorensen in the Stoke goal as it goes just past the far post.


Jerome, Crouch and Whitehead have all come on for Stoke in recent minutes. Both sides will go for it in the closing stages.


Tevez works room to turn 20 yards from goal and gets a sight of goal but again the effort is way off-target. Twenty minutes left.


Beautiful ball by David Silva to Gareth Barry who has run in behind the Stoke defence. The English midfielder cuts back but Thoman Sorensen reads his movement and claims the ball cleanly. City still probing.


Stoke threaten this time as Glenn Whelan's shot is drilled low towards goal - City keeper Pantilimon watches it all the way and is thankful to see no deflection to gather easily. Aguero comes on fir Kolarov for City.


Kolarov, one of the most influential players this afternoon, tries to get in behind Ryan Shawcross from Milner's cross but he just can't get a shot away.


Kolarov skies a shot high and wide as Roberto Mancini looks on from the sidelines, in consultation with his assistant David Platt on how to change things. Mancini can be pleased with the application of his side but there been a real lack of quality in their play.


James Milner's overhit cross sums up City's efforts in the first 10 minutes of the half, nearly landing in the section of City fans.


Ugly tackle from Glenn Whelan as jumps in with two feet on Javi Garcia but the referee fails to even produce a card. The Republic of Ireland international was fortunate.


Second half underway in Stoke, both sides have good options in reserve should they need to call on them.


No goals at half-time but Manchester City will be disappointed having had plenty of possession in the 45 minutes. City have looked dangerous but they've lacked a cutting edge in attack.


Half-time: Stoke City 0-0 Manchester City


Another wasted chance for City as Kolarov's cross is flicked on by Dzeko and Tevez fails to make a decent connection as the far post.


Kolarov's tempting cross is missed by Tevez as City continue to ask questions of Stoke. Gael Clichy comes on for the injured Vincent Kompany as they change to three at the back it seems.


Stunning piece of skill from Silva opens up a chance for Tevez but the strike is blocked. 

The ball is moves down other end but Whelan's volley from outside the box curls away past the City goal.


Stoke have the ball in the net but it comes from a ricochet and is rightly called offside.


Just read a tweet from old pal @OptaJoe revealing that City are unbeaten in seven games against Stoke. The first 25 minutes of this game indicate that in little more than an hour of football it will be eight. 


City are well on top at this stage, playing some smashing stuff. 


Chance for Tevez but he slices the ball with just the keeper to beat. A matter of time before City score or an afternoon of frustration?


Super effort from Silva. From a quick free-kick rolled to Silva, the Spaniard curls a strike with his left-foot. The shot catches Sorenson unaware but comes back off the far post. 


Kolarov wastes another free-kick for City, whipping the ball in from the sideline straight into Sorenson's arms.


Chance for Stoke from a whipped-in corner, but Huth's header misses the target.


After a positive first few minutes from Stoke, City have settled well now. The game itself is quite hectic, but clear-cut chances have been at a premium.


Kolarov tries his luck from a City free-kick about 25 or 30 yards out. But his left-foot strike rises high over the wall and never looks likely to come down. Disappointing effort.


First strike in anger comes from Tevez after a nice ball from Silva. He strikes from just beyond the corner of the six-yard box but Sorensen gets down well at his near post to prevent City getting the opener.


The home side have started the better of the two teams, but no early scares for either side.


Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko kick us off with a smaller than the usual attendance at the Britannia Stadium.


This match is a repeat of the 2011 FA Cup final where City won 1-0 for a  first major trophy for 35 years.

Stoke have bounced back from that defeat but Tony Pulis would love nothing more to mark their rise with silverware.


Stoke: Sorensen, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Kightly, Whelan, Nzonzi, Etherington, Walters, Jones.

Subs: Nash, Owen, Adam, Whitehead, Upson, Crouch, Jerome.

Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov,Milner, Barry, Javi Garcia, Silva, Tevez, Dzeko.

Subs: Hart, Sinclair, Aguero, Rodwell, Clichy, Rekik, Lopes.


Millwall secured the first shock of the fourth round of the FA Cup last night as they knocked out Aston Villa. Today, several Premier League clubs face tricky ties including Arsenal away to Brighton and Everton visiting Bolton. The day begins with an all Premier League meeting between Stoke and Manchester City. Keep track of all the goals here.

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