FA Cup fourth round scores and review
Arsenal staged a second-half comeback against Aston Villa to set up an FA Cup fifth round tie against Sunderland or Middlesbrough.
January 29th, 2012
Arsene Wenger’s team looked set for yet another defeat on Sunday, with goals from Richard Dunne and Darren Bent giving the Villans a 2-0 half-time lead at the Emirates Stadium.
However, two Robin Van Persie penalties sandwiched a Theo Walcott equaliser and the Gunners will now travel to either Middlesbrough or Sunderland for a fifth round tie.
The two north-east teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light where Barry Robson put the Championship team in front before Sunderland equalised through Fraizer Campbell.
Crawley Town were the FA Cup heroes on Saturday after winning 1-0 at Hull City and the League Two side have been rewarded with a home tie against a Stoke City side that won 2-0 at Derby County to continue their recent good record in this competition.
Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt scored his team’s winner against Manchester United and the Reds will now host Brighton – a team that they knocked out of the Carling Cup earlier this term.
Everton’s reward for beating Fulham on Friday night is a home tie against Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday, while Chelsea will host Birmingham after a 1-0 victory at Loftus Road.
Stevenage Borough v Tottenham Hotspur will be one of the ties of the fifth round after the teams completed wins over Notts County and Watford respectively.