Stoke 3 – Manchester City 1 (AET) (FA Cup 5th round replay, February 24, 2010) The opening goal didn’t come until the 79th minute when Dave Kitson put the home side ahead only for City to respond almost immediately throughÂ Craig Bellamy. The turning point was Emmanuel Adebayor’s sending off which gave Stoke toÂ seal the tie with goals from Ryan Shawcross (CityÂ conceding another goal to a Rory Delap throw)Â and Tuncay. Stoke travel to Chelsea in the next round.
Tottenham 4 – Bolton 0 (FA Cup 5th round replay, February 24, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) After his double last weekend against Wigan, Roman Pavlyuchenko continued his fine goalscoring form after 23 minutes against Bolton in the FA Cup, turning Zat Knight outside the box and slotting a left-footed shot into the far corner. In the 35th Spurs doubled their lead, Wanderers failed to clear their lines for a corner, Bassong rifled a cross back into the mixer and, under pressure from Defoe, keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen managed to turn the ball into his own net. Minutes after the restart Tottenham moved out of sight of the Trotters, Gareth Bale sending in a cross from the left that Andy O’Brien stuck in his own net. Bolton’s porous defence conceded a fourth three minutes from time as far-too-easily Spurs cut through the visitors backline and Roman Pavlyuchenko bagged his fourth goal in two games.
Aston Villa 3 – Crystal Palace 1 (FA Cup 5th round replay, February 24, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Palace were fuming as they headed into the break behind at Aston Villa, the hosts winning a corner that never was (just like they did in the first leg!) and Gabby Agbonlahor took advantage able to head in the opener. Midway through the second half the Eagles finally had lady luck shine down on them when Stephen Warnock foolishly tripped Alan Lee in the Villa box and Palace top scorer Darren Ambrose made no mistake from the spot. But after receiving their lifeline Palace shot themselves in the foot, Lawrence fouling John Carew in the box and the striker dusted himself down to convert the penalty. Palace’s dream was over a minute from time when Carew scored his second spot-kick after another clumsy challenge from Lawrence.
West Brom 2 – Reading 3 (AET) (FA Cup 5th round replay, February 24, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Robert Koren gave WBA the lead only for Jimmy Kebe to equalise less than three minutes later. Koren claimed the second thanks to a howler from Federici two minutes into the second half but Brian Howard sent the replay to extra time with a goal three minutes into injury time. The winner was a cracker – Gylfi Sigurdsson curling one home five minutes into extra time.