Pitch invader slide tackles Justin Hoyte from behind (Middlesbrough 1 – Sunderland 2)

With Harry Redknapp’s court verdict and Fabio Capello’s resignation as England boss dominating the headlines on Wednesday, it is easy to forget that there was football played last night.

The biggest game in England saw Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland revolution continue apace with an extra-time win at Sunderland in their FA Cup 4th round replay. (Highlights here.)

By far the highlight of the encounter came in the first half of extra time as couple of pitch invaders entered the fray and one of them slipped on the turf, sliding into the back of Boro full back Justin Hoyte.

As the Championship side had used all three substitutes, Hoyte was forced to stay on the pitch despite picking up an injury.

Footage of a pitch invader slide tackling Justin Hoyte from behind is here.