Tuesday night football

Blackpool beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup, while Millwall win at Southampton in the other fourth-round replay.

7 February 2012 Last updated at 23:50

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  1. 1845: 

    Good evening everyone, and welcome to Tuesday night football - being brought to you live from BBC Sport HQ in Salford. The big guns of the Premier League might not be in action tonight, but there is still plenty of firepower from the Championship to keep us entertained as Southampton host Millwall and Blackpool visit League One high-flyers Sheffield Wednesday with a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup up for grabs. I'm going to put my neck on the line and predict a couple of crackers tonight, so line up the refreshments and join me for a double helping of cup magic.

  2. 1848: 

    There is plenty of FA Cup pedigree on show, with Sheffield Wednesday lifting the trophy three times in their history while Blackpool and Southampton won it in 1953 and 1976 respectively. The Saints were also in the final in more recent times - losing to Arsenal in 2003 - while their opponents tonight, Millwall, were beaten at Cardiff 12 months later against Manchester United.

  3. 1848: 

    Throw in a Championship clash between Birmingham City and Portsmouth, a League One encounter between Bournemouth and Exeter, and a League Two meeting between promotion-chasing duo Crawley Town and Cheltenham, which is subject to a pitch inspection as we speak, and you can see why it's worth sticking with us for the next few hours.

  4. 1849: 

    Crawley Town's League Two meeting with Cheltenham has passed a pitch inspection. Good news for the sixty or so Crawley supporters who helped remove 100 tonnes of snow from the pitch last night under floodlights.


    As ever, our live text commentary experience is enhanced by your interaction and you can tweet us your views via the hashtag #bbcfootball or text them to 81111. I'm actually making my debut on here tonight, while established first-team stars like Tom Rostance and Chris Bevan take a deserved break, so please be nice to me. Good stuff.

  6. 1854: 

    I cannot promise you any small cat sightings - like at Anfield last night - but I'm sure you will settle for a wily fox that goes by the name of Kevin Phillips? The Blackpool striker is still going strong at the grand old age of 38. He has scored 11 goals already this season - including an absolute cracker at Cardiff on Saturday - to fire his side into promotion contention. It's not just Paul Scholes who is rolling back the years this season.

  7. 1855: 

    We will also have updates from the Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash between Swindon and Barnet. It might not have the glamour of the FA Cup, but one of these two proud clubs is 90 minutes away from Wembley. Will it be the the Robins or the Bees?

  8. 1858: 

    Blackpool have history on their side this evening. They actually beat Sheffield Wednesday on their way to winning the FA Cup in 1953. Can lightning strike twice? If it does, you heard it here first. And if you put a bet on it at 200-1, you owe me a pint with your winnings. Deal? Incidentally, that 1953 final has become known as the 'Stanley Matthews final', despite the fact Stan Mortensen scored a hat-trick in the game. Poor old Stan can't have been too pleased about that.


    CorkerSWFC "I expect another tight game tonight, Wednesday to make it through to the next round on penalties."

  10. 1902: 

    We all know the potential of Blackpool - after their thrilling exploits in the Premier League last season - but what about their hosts tonight, Sheffield Wednesday? Under Gary Megson, the Owls have risen to second in League One and they are unbeaten in five matches. In attack, another experienced frontman, Clinton Morrison, leads the line alongside 12-goal Gary Madine. They also have the prolific Ryan Lowe in their ranks, a boyhood Liverpool fan who will be dreaming of a date with Everton in the next round.


    James Castle: "15 April 1972. The last time Barnet played at Wembley. Fervently wishing that will change this evening. Do us proud Bees."

  12. 1905: 

    They have enjoyed differing fortunes in the Championship this season, but there was no separating Millwall and Southampton at The Den last month. The promotion-chasing Saints are finding some form again, after a little wobble, while the Lions are licking their wounds following Saturday's defeat to bitter rivals West Ham. One national newspaper is reporting Roy Keane is waiting in the wings to take over if under-pressure Kenny Jackett falls on his sword. What do you think about that one, Millwall fans?

  13. 1906: 

    How about you Southampton fans? Fancy an FA Cup run? Or is promotion to the Premier League much more important? Can the two go hand in hand? You know the drill by now. Text us on 81111 or tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball

  14. 1907: 

    Alistair Magowan reports: "Two form teams and anyone wishing to nip away from Hillsborough early might want to reconsider with Blackpool having scored in the 90th minute of each of their last four games. The Seasiders are fourth in the Championship and unbeaten in seven matches, with the Phillips's of Kevin and Matt in fine fettle. But the Owls are flying too. Second in League One, they have lost just two of their last 18 games."

  15. 1908: 

    Arindam Rej reports: "Roy Keane's name is being linked with the Millwall job as manager Kenny Jackett struggles to stop his team's slide - so the Lions players need to perform for him tonight. But Millwall have the worst record in the Championship against top-half sides and are suffering dire away form. Even if Southampton boss Nigel Adkins weakens his team considerably, they should have the depth to prevail. The Saints also possess a 10-game unbeaten run against Millwall."

  16. 1910: 

    Wembley is still some way off for tonight's FA Cup battlers - but Swindon and Barnet are just 90 minutes away in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio is up for it, having drawn the first leg 1-1 at Barnet. "At the beginning, the JPT was the dream," he says. "It's the only one that we can win, as well as the league." Barnet boss Lawrie Sanchez says: "The game must rank as one of the biggest in the club's history."

  17. 1911: 

    Although Southampton are in FA Cup action, they will be eagerly following how in-form Birmingham perform tonight against Portsmouth. Birmingham can move within two points of the Saints and go up to third place if they win. Portsmouth recorded a 3-0 win at Peterborough but that was only their second away win of a difficult campaign as they have been forced to contend with off-field, financial headaches.

  18. 1912: 

    In League One, Bournemouth can take a step closer to the play-off positions if they can overcome Exeter, with new striker Matt Tubbs waiting to make his Cherries debut. Tubbs's former club Crawley Town are also in action in League Two against top-of-the-table Cheltenham. But a win for Crawley means they would leapfrog their opponents.

  19. 1913: 

    Let us not forget that tonight's game at St Mary's pitches two of the best strikers from outside the Premier League against each other. Southampton's Rickie Lambert, who starts on the bench, and Millwall's Darius Henderson were both on target in the first meeting between the sides and have been fantastic this season. Lambert has netted 19 times, while Henderson has found the target 16 times in 24 matches. Those Henderson stats include three hat-tricks. Defenders, you have been warned.


    Dan on text: "Kenny Jackett has been great for the club and is a decent bloke! To get rid would be a bad move and as for Roy Keane, he'd never be able to handle the crowd at the Den!"


    Joe Dixon: "Let there be goals, in fairness where Blackpool are concerned there usually are a few."

  22. 1917: 

    Alistair Magowan reports: "The priority for Sheffield Wednesday this season is promotion from League One but boss Gary Megson says an FA Cup run is helping. 'You're playing all the time and everybody's got that interest, and it's good financially,' he said. Blackpool manager Ian Holloway feels his team are coming into form at the right time. 'Let's hope we have a belting year like 2010 and not a horrible one like 2011.'"

  23. 1918: 

    Arindam Rej reports: "FA Cup glory is what kids dream of - and it's kids who'll be playing for Southampton tonight. Boss Nigel Adkins says: "We've got a good, strong squad of players and now and again we want to utilise the youth." Losing to West Ham with 10 men was not what Millwall wanted, but midfielder Liam Trotter is optimistic. "At 11 against 11 we were on top," he says. "We played the better football and I'm confident we can kick on."


    James Tanner on Twitter: "Kenny Jackett has gone through a lot with us and I'm sure he will get us out of this situation with the new signings."

  25. 1921: 

    There seems to be plenty of support for Millwall manager Kenny Jackett tonight. It's refreshing to see, it is often too easy to sack the manager when things are not going to plan.


    Alistair Magowan reports: "Sheffield Wednesday make seven changes to the team which beat Yeovil. Captain Rob Jones is back from injury, and Ryan Lowe and Clinton Morrison also come in with John Bostock among those who are cup-tied. For Blackpool, Lomana Lua-Lua partners Kevin Phillips up front."


    Southampton v Millwall

    Southampton: Bialkowski, Richardson, Martin, Fonte, Harding, De Ridder, Chaplow, Hammond, Lallana, Do Prado, Lee. Subs: Davis, Lambert, Barnard, Jaidi, Reeves, Ward-Prowse, Stephens.

    Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Ward, Barron, Craig, Mason, Wright, Trotter, N'Guessan, Henry, Kane. Subs: Allsop, Marquis, Hackett, Feeney, Smith, McLaren.

    Referee: Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire)


    Sheff Wed v Blackpool

    Sheff Wed: Bywater, Otsemobor, Batth, Rob Jones, Reda Johnson, Palmer, Sedgwick, Lines, Bennett, Morrison, Lowe. Subs: Weaver, Buxton, Semedo, Prutton, O'Grady, Beevers, Madine.

    Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Wilson, Harris, LuaLua, Sylvestre, Angel, Ince, Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips. Subs: Halstead, Bruna, Taylor-Fletcher, Basham, Fleck, Dicko.

    Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex)


    Birmingham v Portsmouth

    Birmingham: Myhill, Spector, Caldwell, Davies, Murphy, Burke, N'Daw, Mutch, Fahey, King, Rooney. Subs: Doyle, Ibanez, Gomis, Elliott, Redmond.

    Portsmouth: Henderson, Ben-Haim, Rocha, Pearce, Halford, Ward, Lawrence, Mullins, Etuhu, Huseklepp, Futacs. Subs: Ashdown, Mokoena, Kitson, Mwaruwari, Webster.

    Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire)


    Barnet fan Ryan Lahiff: "Even if we do fall at the last hurdle, incredibly proud of the team, for us to make it this far - incredible! COME ON YOU BEES!"


    Chris Harmer on Twitter: "Paolo Di Canio has done amazing so far! Wembley would only be fair!"


    Rob, stuck in the office til 9pm in Poole on text: "If anybody told me that in February Saints would have been in the top two all season, I would have taken that! I would have been happy with 21st! Adkins for England!!!!

    Tadanari Lee

    Arindam Rej reports: "Tadanari Lee is a hero in Japan, having volleyed home their Asian Cup final winner against Australia in front of nearly 40,000 fans. But can he earn a cult following in Hampshire? Today's his first start for Southampton, who make seven changes. Richard Chaplow returns from a knee injury while teenagers James Ward-Prowse and Jack Stephens are on the bench. Millwall make five changes to their squad. With new signing Andy Keogh cup-tied, Harry Kane starts up front. Captain Paul Robinson has not recovered from a thigh injury."

  34. 1933: 

    If Swindon win tonight and go on to lift the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, how will manager Paolo Di Canio want the achievement to be marked? After all, he wanted a plaque for his side's FA Cup third round victory over Premier League Wigan.

  35. 1936: 

    Now then Sheffield Wednesdayfans, you don't need me to tell you it's going to be a cold one at Hillsborough tonight - it often is. Every time I have visited your wonderful stadium, there has been one particular hardy soul who watches the game without a shirt on. How cold does it have to get before he puts a shirt on? I think I'd rather go in for a 50-50 challenge with the afore-mentioned Roy Keane than sit outside with no top on tonight. Or maybe I'm just soft. I do wear my socks to the beach, after all.


    Gareth Monger on Twitter: "Megson's side qualified for the fifth round for the 1st time in 11 years last season. #bbcfootball"

  37. 1941: 

    Just a reminder that commentaries of tonight's FA Cup ties are available on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra.


    James in Surrey on text: "Robins can handle cold weather, Bees cannot. So Swindon will beat Barnet tonight. End of."


    Tommy Lawn: "If Barnet win tonight my friend Mr Jamie is dressing as a giant bee and walking around London. Do it for the fans Bees!"

  40. 1944: 

    We are getting plenty of texts and tweets about tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final between Swindon and Barnet. Once we get to the later rounds, this competition is really worth being involved in thanks to the carrot of Wembley.

  41. 1946: 

    We are under way at both our FA Cup matches where, with the two Manchester clubs out of the competition, the chance is there for a team from outside the top flight to emulate the likes of Chesterfield, Wycombe and Barnsley of recent years and reach the latter rounds. As well as tonight's hopefuls, Stevenage are already plotting the downfall of Spurs while Stoke's route to a second final in as many years is currently being blocked by Crawley Town. Just like Paul Daniels, the FA Cup still has plenty of magic left in it.

  42. 1949: 

    An early chance for Wednesday, with striker Ryan Lowe getting through on goal but shooting straight at the keeper. A bad miss really.

  43. 1949: 

    The eagle-eyed amongst you spotted that we had Bojan Djordjic on the Blackpool bench - given that he left the club last month, that would be some achievement. Nouha Dicko is actually the man on the bench. Apologies - blame it on Ian Holloway's handwriting...

  44. 1950: 

    Southampton's ground looks empty. When they had their run to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final a few years ago, the ground was repeatedly full. But that's not the case in the FA Cup. As Bees and Robins fans are showing, the JPT can create a real buzz - sometimes even outdoing the sacred FA Cup.

  45. 1950: 

    David Moyes is in the crowd at Hillsborough, scouting his opponents for the next round I suspect.


    Matt Phillips, who scored a hat-trick in the third-round defeat of Fleetwood, fires in from the edge of the area. The goalkeeper, Stephen Bywater, really should have done better there. It was as if everything was in slow motion.

    Matt Phillips
  47. 1956: 

    Sheffield Wednesday are understandably shocked by that Blackpool goal. It has sucked the life out of the crowd. Lomana LuaLua is causing plenty of problems for the Owls defence, playing just behind the forwards.

    BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills

    "Sometimes if you catch it really well from that distance, it flies to the keeper and he makes a TV save, but that one was a bobbly shot which found the corner. That goal has given Blackpool a lot of confidence, you can see that in their passing already."


    What a fantastic goal. Lomana LuaLua plays a one-two with Kevin Phillips, races past the Wednesday defence before cutting inside and firing into the top corner.

    Lomana LuaLua

    A rip-roaring start at Crawley v Cheltenham. High-flying Cheltenham, flying at the top of League Two, go 1-0 ahead through Luke Garbutt's 25-yard strike - then the home side quickly respond as Sanchez Watt fires in from the edge of the box.


    After an early shot wide from Southampton's Steve De Ridder, Millwall suddenly get on top and snatch the lead as some superb passing between James Henry and Liam Trotter ends in the latter smashing in from the edge of the box.

    Liam Trotter
  52. 2005: 

    Owls goalkeeper Stephen Bywater is having a torrid night, as his sliced clearance almost lets Blackpool in again. Ian Holloway's side are creating chances at will at the moment.


    Swindon take the lead against Barnet as Alan Connell heads in at the far post. Barnet goalkeeper Dean Brill should have done much better though as he watched the ball trickle into the far corner.

    BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills

    "You wonder if by Gary Megson leaving so many players out, it will affect the team's confidence in the league, because they still have a strong side out."

  55. 2008: 

    Ryan Mason has just dragged a shot wide for Millwall. He was clean through on goal after some slack Southampton defending - it looks like the Lions players are rallying for Kenny Jackett.


    Adam Brindle: "Swindon v Barnet is like watching old, drunk men in a back garden after a BBQ."

  57. 2010: 

    Blackpool's pace and movement going forward is fantastic to watch - unless you are a Sheffield Wednesday supporter. Gary Megson's men need to find some inspiration quickly, and seize back some momentum.


    Anonymous on text: "Another Trotter scores for the Peckham boys and like Del Boy he is a class act. This time next year, he'll be a millionaire!"

  59. 2011: 

    All my talk before the game was of Kevin Phillips, but Lomana LuaLua has been magnificent for Blackpool. He's another who seems to have been around years.

  60. 2014: 

    Birmingham have made the better start against Portsmouth, with Jonathan Spector making a driving run forward but finishing wastefully. It's a big game for the Blues tonight, knowing they can go third in the Championship table with a victory. Chris Hughton has proved his good work at Newcastle was no fluke.

  61. 2015: 

    Sheffield Wednesday are finally starting to put Blackpool under pressure, forcing a corner which is eventually scrambled clear by the visitors. By the way, check out our picture of Lomana LuaLua's goal celebration below. Needless to say, it doesn't disappoint. There are not enough good goal celebrations like that any more.

  62. 2018: 

    Southampton are looking sluggish at St Mary's, hitting hopeful long balls that are being easily dealt with by Millwall. The Lions are dominating with their sharper passing and the crowd is chanting 'There's only one Kenny Jackett'.


    Anonymous on text: "RE 1936 the hardy soul you are referring to is known as "tango" aka Paul Gregory, who is listed on wikipedia as a famous fan and never ever wears a shirt to the match... Ever!"

    He's already been picked out by the television cameras. Fair play to the lad - a wikipedia listing is impressive.


    Tyrone Barnett's strike has put high-flying Crawley 2-1 up against Cheltenham. It looks like there could be more goals, with both teams seemingly shooting on sight.

  65. 2021: 

    Wednesday's Rob Jones forces a good save from Matt Gilks with a header from a corner. Ten minutes to go until half-time, and the Owls are creeping back into it but looking vulnerable to the counter-attack.


    The Saints score with their first shot on target. Adam Lallana took one touch before sliding it under David Forde for his eighth goal of the season.

    Adam Lallana
  67. 2027: 

    The replays show just how good that save was by Matt Gilks from Rob Jones's header. A Sheffield Wednesday goal is needed to get the home crowd going again.


    Tyrone Barnett has got his second goal of the game, lashing the ball into the roof of the net, to make it 3-1 to Crawley against Cheltenham. Apologies for any confusion before...

  69. 2030: 

    It's still 0-0 at St Andrew's, with Birmingham shading possession. Can Portsmouth take a point tonight and give their poor fans something to cheer about?

    BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills

    "Kevin Phillips is dropping into the hole and he is causing Sheffield Wednesday all sorts of problems. Whenever you look at him he is in space."

  71. 2033: 

    Blackpool's Robert Harris fires a free-kick into the wall, but his side look fairly comfortable here. Gary Megson has much work to do at half-time.

  74. 2034: 

    Arindam Rej's half-time snapshot: "Southampton are missing many key players and it shows - but one who is playing, Adam Lallana, has saved their blushes. Millwall were well on top before his leveller."

  75. 2036: 

    Alistair Magowan's half-time snapshot: "Sheffield Wednesday are clawing their way back into this but Blackpool's front four are causing havoc every time they break. Is Kevin Phillips really 38?"


    Swindon and Paolo Di Canio are 45 minutes away from booking a Wembley date after Alan Connell's early header gave them the aggregate lead.


    No goals at half-time between Birmingham and Portsmouth and, in League One, it's a stalemate between Exeter and Bournemouth. All the goals are down in the basement, where Tyrone Barnett's brace has put Crawley 3-1 up against Cheltenham.

  78. 2039: 

    At Birmingham, Portsmouth missed a decent chance before the break when Joel Ward's shot, following a Hayden Mullins cross, was well saved by Boaz Myhill. This is a game that looks like it could go either way, despite Pompey's lowly position.

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge

    "Nigel Adkins would have expected more from players playing for their places. He will be disappointed no doubt."


    Jonny on text: "After 2011's huge disappointment, I'm actually starting to believe Blackpool could go up again, we played Cardiff off the park on Saturday and don't look tired at all tonight. Does anyone else think we have a chance?"

  81. 2043: 

    I must say, I have been impressed by Blackpool tonight. All that flair and passion that delighted us in the Premier League is still there, and they must have a serious chance of promotion back to the top tier.

  82. 2046: 

    As for Wednesday, the fayre served up by the team can't have done much to warm up the topless fan (1936).

  83. 2048: 

    It's been a difficult debut for Southampton's Japanese striker Tadanari Lee, as he has had to chase hopeful punts forward against a determined Millwall defence. Can the Saints get their passing game going in the second half without their key players? They have been sent out from their half-time pep talk early. That can never be nice, especially on a cold evening like tonight.


    Nick from Crawley on text: "Who needs Matt Tubbs when big Ty Barnett can bang the goals in for the mighty Crawley! Red Army!"

  85. 2050: 

    Television cameras have caught the Sheffield Wednesday mascot knocking over the FA Cup mascot with a playful rugby tackle. That's no way to treat the famous old trophy.

  86. 2051: 

    We are back in action in the two FA Cup games. Remember, extra-time and penalties awaits if either tie is not settled after 90 minutes.

  87. 2052: 

    Southampton's Tadanari Lee has shot wide from the edge of the area. He got a helping hand from the referee with this chance, the official accidentally deflecting a shot into his path.


    Rob in Romsey on text: "Cup run for Saints is fine & winning games is good for confidence & momentum - but promotion is the priority."

  89. 2055: 

    Southampton's Adam Lallana hits the bar with a free-kick. This is much better from the Saints - Nigel Adkins must have given them a rocket at the interval.


    Gregg Stroud: "Brilliant through ball by the referee!" (Re: 2052)

  91. 2057: 

    Wednesday have made a change, bringing on Jose Semedo for Reda Johnson. They are no nearer to hauling themselves back into the tie, though.


    Surely that is game, set and match. Matt Phillips sets Ludovic Sylvestre running at the Owls defence, and the midfielder takes a leaf out of Lomana LuaLua's book to curl into the top corner from the edge of the area. Another fine strike as the Tangerine Army marches on.

    Ludovic Sylvestre
  93. 2100: 

    Southampton's tie with Millwall is turning into a cracking contest. Bartosz Bialkowski makes two great saves to deny Liam Trotter and James Henry. One of the chances came after Adam Lallana tried a backheel in a dangerous area. If in doubt, kick it out Adam.


    No goals in the second half so far. It remains goalless at Birmingham and Bournemouth, while Crawley hold a 3-1 lead over Cheltenham.

  95. 2104: 

    Birmingham are still enjoying more possession at St Andrew's, but are struggling to break down Portsmouth's resolute defence. The visitors are looking lively on the counter-attack, so this is a real test of City's promotion credentials.

    BBC Radio 5 live's Danny Mills

    "That Blackpool goal could easily been stopped. Liam Palmer tried to get down the field by dribbling past two or three players and if you don't close down the spaces at the edge of the box, you will be punished. It was a great finish by Ludovic Sylvestre, and similar to Lomana LuaLua's."

  97. 2108: 

    Southampton's Tadanari Lee has really come to life in the second half, but misses another great chance. This time, he fired over after good work from Rickie Lambert, who has just come off the bench. The Japanese journalists who follow Lee's every move in England still haven't got the headline they are patiently waiting for.


    It's all Swindon at the County Ground as they look for a killer second goal on the night but Barnet are hanging on for dear life. Into the last half an hour of that one and Paolo Di Canio is close to a trip to Wembley.

  99. 2111: 

    Sheffield Wednesday are stringing a few passes together, but this game seems to be all but over. Blackpool are closing the contest out well.

  100. 2113: 

    Sanchez Watt fires in his second goal of the evening to put Crawley 4-1 up against Cheltenham. Town manager Mark Yates has been sent to the stands by the referee. It sounds like frustration has got the better of him.

  101. 2115: 

    Who says football is a game for young men? Paul Scholes, Thierry Henry and Kevin Phillips are proving you can't write the veterans off just yet. Phillips has showcased another masterclass tonight. What next? John Burridge to come out of retirement?

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge

    "The game at St Mary's burst into life 10 minutes before the break and has carried on in the same vein. For 35 minutes, it was pretty tedious but now we have a real game of football on our hands."


    Bournemouth break the deadlock against Exeter and it's big-money signing Matt Tubbs who finds the net from close range. Still no score at Birmingham.

  104. 2119: 

    Blackpool's Matt Phillips shows a great turn of pace to get clear of the defence, but a poor finish sees him strike the ball wide of the post. He was teed up by a great pass from Lomana LuaLua - the former Newcastle United forward has been fantastic tonight.

  105. 2120: 

    Millwall are sitting back and inviting pressure, but they are doing a good job of keeping Southampton out so far. Are we heading for extra-time? I reckon so.


    Call it the commentator's curse if you like, but this game might not be heading for extra time after all. Rickie Lambert danced beyond the Millwall defence on the edge of the area before sliding the ball past David Forde. Lambert deserves his goal - he has helped change the game since coming on.

    Rickie Lambert

    It's raining goals now in the lower leagues. Bournemouth substitute Scott Malone puts the Cherries 2-0 up at home to Exeter, while Cheltenham striker Darryl Duffy pokes in a second at Crawley - who still lead 4-2.


    Or perhaps we are heading for extra time. Millwall's Dany N'Guessan heads in from close range to pull the two sides level with 10 minutes to go. He enjoyed that one, with it coming against his former club. It's all to play for again.


    Matt Holford on Twitter: "Re: 2120, commentator's curse if ever I saw one..."

    I'm going to claim I did it on purpose to get the goals raining in. If only I had such powers...


    Anonymous on text: "If you were to cross the prolific and consistent goal scoring ability of Robin van Persie and the physicality and passion of Wayne Rooney you would get the beauty of Rickie Lambert."

  111. 2129: 

    Back to matters in Sheffield, and Blackpool have taken their foot off the gas a little. Wednesday are not giving it up yet, but the fans are flooding out. The early goals killed this as a contest. I still fancy the Owls to get promotion at the end of the season, though.


    The night goes from bad to worse for Barnet, as Charlie Taylor is shown a straight red card for a clumsy and high challenge. Just four minutes left in that one.


    Young winger Nathan Redmond scores with a brilliant first-time volley from just inside the penalty area. It's harsh on Portsmouth, who have defended well tonight.


    A great goal from Liam Feeney to virtually seal Millwall's passage. It was a stunning finish into the bottom corner, as the Lions come from 2-1 behind with 13 minutes to go to shock the Saints.

  119. 2144: 

    All that excitement at the end means Millwall welcome Bolton Wanderers to The Den in the fifth round, while Blackpool visit Everton. What did you make of that Millwall fans? The players certainly look like they are behind Kenny Jackett, just as the supporters are. I want your views on all of tonight's matches. Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball or text us on 81111

  120. 2145: 

    There were also jubilant scenes at Swindon Town, with Paolo Di Canio's side heading to Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. They will play Chesterfield in the final.


    Mark Hearn on Twitter: "Well the Saints/Millwall match certainly kept us N'Guessan. Feeling a Feeney bit robbed, to be honest. #bbcfootball"


    Bournemouth left it late to earn a crucial three points against Exeter, eventually beating their League One rivals 2-0. In the League Two promotion clash, Crawley Town are celebrating an impressive 4-2 defeat of Cheltenham.


    Lee Chitty on Twitter: "As a Millwall fan we cannot sack Jackett, we've been hounded by injury and Morison leaving has left a hole. #InJackettWeTrust"


    Millwall fan James Gibbins on Twitter: "Great result! 77min and 2-1 down to come back and win. Glad all the fans still behind Jackett, best manager we've had in years #bbcfootball"

  125. 2156: 

    That match at St Mary's turned into a little belter. Maybe such an inspirational victory will help Millwall pull clear of trouble in the Championship. At the end, Southampton fans looked more shellshocked than the little cat that took a walk in front of 44,000 fans at Anfield on Monday evening. Perhaps some Saints fans wish they had took their own cat for a walk tonight, instead of going to the game? It sounds strange, but I have seen it done up here in the frozen north. It's not just about whippets up here, you know!

  126. 2158: 

    Blackpool's Lomana LuaLua: "To come here and get this win you couldn't ask for any more. I was on a trial at Birmingham and it didn't work out and the manager here gave me an opportunity to play again and I'm enjoying myself. It's enjoyable being alongside these players, it's like a family. I nearly signed for Wednesday. I know Milan Mandaric from Portsmouth and you never know what happens in football but I'm just enjoying my football."

  127. 2202: 

    Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson: "It's obviously disappointing. It's nowhere near what we can play in and out of possession and we got a footballing lesson. I thought we were a yard short during the game and once they got the ball, they passed through us. If we have any pretensions of playing in the Championship, that's the sort of team we are going to play against week in week out."

  128. 2203: 

    Blackpool boss Ian Holloway: "I'm delighted with the lads, it was absolutely terrific and very professional from the off. It's not my main team, but my squad are growing, they understand what we are trying to do. That's as complete a performance as I've seen from Matt Phillips tonight. He attacked and did his defensive duties and he's English, and you seem to get more [money] for English players don't you?"


    Fergy in Bracknell, via text: "Cracking result against a superb Saints side. Wembley here we come, Man Utd out, it's got our name on it! King Kenny of the sarf!"


    barrcode1988 on Twitter: "Chris Hughton - he really is Harry Potter, Birmingham now 3rd in the Championship #bcfc #bbcfootball"

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    Who do we fancy to win the FA Cup this season then? With the Manchester clubs out, the opportunities are there. Are we set for more shocks in the fifth round? Can Stevenage stun Spurs? Can Crawley cut Stoke down to size? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball or text us on 81111

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    As Rich in Stafford has pointed out to us in a text, Millwall fans deserve plenty of credit for their support of Kenny Jackett. I bet the Lions boss feels 10 feet tall tonight. He has been at The Den since 2007, and I imagine he will be there a while longer yet.

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    Here's a full rundown of the FA Cup fifth round draw following tonight's matches: Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion, Everton v Blackpool, Chelsea v Birmingham City, Crawley Town v Stoke City, Stevenage v Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City v Leicester City, Sunderland or Middlesbrough v Arsenal, Millwall v Bolton Wanderers.

  134. 2215: 

    Did anybody put a bet on Blackpool to win the FA Cup after my post at 1858? In case you missed it, the Seasiders beat Sheffield Wednesday on their way to winning the trophy in 1953. I bet those odds of 200-1 have shortened a bit now. Remember you owe me a pint - lager, not milk - if the bet comes in for you.


    Tom, a Newcastle fan via text: "Would like to be able to say Newcastle to win it, but now it should be liverpool I think!"

  136. 2217: 

    Up in Scotland, Dunfermline failed to climb off the bottom of the Scottish Premier League table despite a spirited draw with Kilmarnock at East End Park. James Fowler's deflected shot after 21 minutes put Killie ahead, but Dunfermline equalised after 44 minutes when Andy Kirk beat the offside trap.


    Jonathan Poole on Twitter: "Saints only 6 points ahead of teams in 4th of The Championship, Who've games in hand too!! They looked certain for promotion.. #BBCFootball"

  138. 2227: 

    It's certainly been an eventful night, folks. Blackpool kicked us off with a superb first half performance which knocked The Owls off their perch and out of the FA Cup, before the Lions left it late to dethrone the Saints. There might be a statue of Paolo Di Canio outside Swindon Town's ground soon, after the Italian led the Robins to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley, while Nathan Redmond proved he could one day see his name in lights with another cracking goal for Birmingham. In League Two, Crawley Town go marching on, while Bournemouth deserve a mention for their win against Exeter.

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    Thank you for joining us this evening, and please join David Ornstein tomorrow for updates from the FA Cup replay between Middlesbrough and Sunderland. Goodnight everyone.

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Sky Bet Championship summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Middlesbrough 35 29 66
No movement 2 Derby 35 29 65
No movement 3 Watford 35 28 65
No movement 4 Bournemouth 35 31 63
No movement 5 Norwich 35 28 62
No movement 6 Brentford 35 12 61
No movement 7 Ipswich 35 17 60
No movement 8 Wolves 35 6 57
No movement 9 Nottm Forest 35 7 50
No movement 10 Blackburn 35 0 48
No movement 11 Sheff Wed 35 -3 46
No movement 12 Charlton 35 -5 45
No movement 13 Birmingham 35 -10 45
No movement 14 Cardiff 35 -4 44
No movement 15 Leeds 35 -8 44
No movement 16 Huddersfield 35 -15 42
No movement 17 Bolton 35 -11 41
No movement 18 Reading 35 -16 41
No movement 19 Brighton 35 -3 40
No movement 20 Fulham 35 -13 39
No movement 21 Rotherham 35 -18 37
No movement 22 Wigan 35 -15 31
No movement 23 Millwall 35 -26 31
No movement 24 Blackpool 35 -40 22