Robbie Keane saves Spurs’ bacon at Sunderland; Fulham watch on as United serve up a masterclass; Chelsea breeze past Coventry to advance to the FA Cup semis

Sunderland 1 – Tottenham 1 (Premier League, March 7, 2009) Kieron Richardson fired the Black Cats into a third minute lead over Tottenham after picking up a loose ball just outside the Spurs box, bursting through and slotting his shot past Gomes. Tottenham pulled the rabbit out the hat at the death with a last minute break started by Darren Bent, whose cross picked out Robbie Keane and the Irishman finished expertly into the corner.


Fulham 0 – Manchester United 4 (FA Cup, March 7, 2009) (Longer highlights here, ITV highlights here.) United broke the deadlock at the Cottage after 20 minutes, Wayne Rooney flicked on a right-wing corner to the back post where Carlos Tevez was lurking to turn the ball over the line. United then took full control of the match and Carlos Tevez bagged the second with a stunning solo effort that pierced the top corner from 20-yards out. Fulham shot themselves in the foot at the start of the second half, slack defending gifted the ball to Anderson who played in Wayne Rooney for the killer third. United capped a faultless performance with a fourth from Park Ji-Sung ten minutes from time as the Korean latched onto a loose pass in the middle, drove forward and curled a shot past Schwarzer.

Coventry 0 – Chelsea 2 (FA Cup, March 7, 2009) (ITV highlights here, extended hinghlights here.) Chelsea looked the more threatening early on at the Ricoh Arena, Drogba went close in the second minute and just after the quarter hour, the revitalised Didier Drogba opened the scoring, rounding Westwood and finishing past two defenders on the line. With just under twenty minutes to go, Alex sealed Chelsea’s place in the semi-finals, finishing off a flowing counter attack and a cracking cross from Quaresma.