Arsenal's amazing FA Cup comeback against Villa

  • 30 January 2012
Robin Van Persie's penalty sealed it for the gunners Image copyright AP

Arsenal are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa.

It wasn't looking good for Arsene Wenger's team at half time as they were losing 2-0.

But two goals in the second half from Robin Van Persie and one from Theo Walcott saved the day at the Emirates Stadium.

It means they'll now take on either Middlesbrough or Sunderland in the next round, as the local rivals drew 1-1.

That next match looking a way off for Arsenal when Richard Dunne and Darren Bent put Aston Villa in a comfortable lead.

Villa's boss Alex McLeish must have been delighted at half time - but then came the fightback, and two penalties from man of the moment Van Persie sealed it.

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Image caption Dirk Kuyt scored a late winner to beat Manchester United

Earlier in the FA Cup, Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-1 at Anfield, Dirk Kuyt scoring a late winner.

Chelsea beat QPR 1-0, Newcastle lost to Championship team Brighton, and Crawley town won at Hull City.

Birmingham beat Sheffield United, Leicester put two goals past Swindon and Bolton won against Premier League rivals Swansea.

That 5th round draw of the FA Cup in full

Sheffield Wed v Blackpool

Southampton v Millwall

Chelsea v Birmingham

Crawley Town v Stoke

Everton v Blackpool or Sheffield Wed

Liverpool v Brighton

Millwall or Southampton v Bolton

Norwich v Leicester

Stevenage v Tottenham

Sunderland or Middlesbrough v Arsenal