FA Cup fourth round - as it happened

Non-league Luton Town shock Premier League Norwich and MK Dons thrash QPR, while Man City, Man Utd, Everton and Arsenal progress

26 January 2013 Last updated at 19:46

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  1. 1944: 

    On that note, it's time for me to wish you a fond farewell. Be sure to join us on Sunday for more FA Cup fun. First up it's Brentford v Chelsea, then Leeds v Tottenham and Oldham v Liverpool. Plenty of potential for more cupsets, I'm sure you will agree. Until then, goodnight.

  2. 1943: 
    Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: "The FA Cup is an important trophy for us this season. We haven't won it for 10 years. Rio Ferdinand has never won an FA Cup medal, so we need to do something about that. The four strikers we had in 1999 were fantastic players but we have four now who are equally as good. If we can get three or four players around the 20-goal bracket then we're in business."

  3. 1939: 
    Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

    Fulham manager Martin Jol: "Luckily enough Manchester United only scored four goals because it was one of those days where we could have lost by six or seven. We were probably caught in two thoughts. It was the same last week when we conceded a goal in the second minute. We tried to have good intentions, but we couldn't link up from the back. We now have to concentrate on the league."

  4. 1935:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveNorwich 0-1 Luton

    Luton striker Stuart Fleetwood, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live from the Hatters' team coach on the way back from Norwich: "The players are buzzing - we are having a couple of beers. But it's back down to earth on Tuesday night because we're playing at Grimsby in the FA Trophy. So there won't be too much celebrating."

  5. 1934: 
    Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

    Manchester United's Ryan Giggs: "We got the early goal which is what you really want, but we didn't really kick on after that. We should have been more clinical. In the second half we were. We have not done as well as we should have in the FA Cup over the last eight or nine years."

  6. 1933: 
    Middlesbrough 2-1 Aldershot

    Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth: "I felt we'd earned a replay, we've had a fantastic display of commitment from the players and we took our goal fantastically well. In the dying seconds we had it ripped away from us and that's a big blow for the players.

    "This is a fantastic football club and there were some good players against us but we've held our own. [The players] will be very down in the dumps now because they deserve a lot more than what they got but we go back to work on Monday morning."

  7. 1932: 
    Middlesbrough 2-1 Aldershot

    Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray: "Managers only ever want a home tie and in an ideal world [in the next round] it wouldn't be someone from our league. I'd like to play a Premier League side or one of the lower-league teams.

    "The FA Cup starts getting exciting in the fifth round as you're one game away from the quarter-finals. Let's see who we get, if we play Manchester United or Arsenal the onus is not on us to break them down, it's on them to break us down and if they get frustrated every time a move breaks down we can counter."

  8. 1929: 
    QPR 2-4 MK Dons

    QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "If you look at the team today, what is it? An England goalkeeper (Rob Green), a right-back from Man United (Fabio), a left-back in Armand Traore.

    "You've got Anton Ferdinand and Tal Ben Haim, then Esteban Granero from Real Madrid. You've got Ale Faurlin, Park Ji-sung from Man United, Jamie Mackie, Jay Bothroyd and DJ Campbell.

    "Surely they are entitled to beat a team from two divisions down? It tells me, like I've said all along, that I need to improve the squad."

  9. 1927:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveManchester United 4-1 Fulham

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "This match was never going to be anything but a difficult cup tie for Fulham. They are not doing well in the Premier League and Manchester United are riding high and full of confidence.

    "United got the perfect start with an early penalty and from that point they always held the upper hand. Fulham got a late goal - but it was hardly compensation because they were never in this match."


    Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass, who did not play in the FA Cup defeat by Luton, on Twitter: "Hard for me watching and not being able to help out today. Focus on league now and get back to winning ways."

    Canaries captain Grant Holt on Twitter: "Fair play to Luton they worked there socks of came with a game plan and it worked. Good luck in the next round. Bounce back Wednesday."

    Norwich left-back Javier Garrido on Twitter: "The final score tells everything. We didn't expect that. We need to find ourselves asap!"

  11. 1926: 

    While we wait for some reaction from Old Trafford, let's look at what some Norwich players have been tweeting since their 1-0 defeat by Luton at Carrow Road.

  12. 1924: 

    So there we have it, Manchester United are through to the fifth round. The two teams meet again in the Premier League at Craven Cottage next weekend. On the evidence of today's performance, Martin Jol has a lot of work to do on the training ground before then.

  13. 1922: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordFULL-TIME- Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

    "From the moment Ryan Giggs put Manchester United ahead from the penalty spot after two minutes this result never looked in doubt. United thoroughly deserve their victory and might even have won more comfortably. Wayne Rooney was outstanding for United but the game simply passed Fulham and Dimitar Berbatov by."

  14. 1921: 

    Possibly the final chance of the match as Nani fires wide from 25 yards out.

  15. 1919: 

    It's incredible how quickly Old Trafford has emptied as Seyed Dejagah sees a shot deflected for a corner, which comes to nothing. Two minutes of injury time to go.

  16. 1915: 

    I think the only thing which will concern Manchester United today is the state of their Old Trafford pitch. It's certainly cut up quite a bit this evening and will keep the groundstaff busy with plenty of big matches coming up - including the visit of Real Madrid in the Champions League.


    BBC Sport's Ben Smith at Old Trafford: "Ten minutes remaining but United fans are already heading for the exits at OT. They've seen enough, it seems."

  18. 1913: 

    Wayne Rooney turns in at the far post but the goal is ruled out because Javier Hernandez is deemed to have fouled his marker as the ball is played into the box. Possibly a tad harsh, but United won't be complaining too much.

  19. 1911: 

    I like what Craig has done there (see text below). I wonder if Roberto Mancini is thinking the same after witnessing Aaron Hughes's goal? And what chances a Manchester derby in the next round?


    Craig, Notts, via text: "That glimpse of poor defending from Man Utd is why this Premier League season is far from over."

  21. 1908: 

    It's gone a bit flat at Old Trafford, with United knowing they have done enough to ensure their place in the draw for the fifth round. It's all too little, too late from Fulham.

  22. 1905: 
    GOAL- Manchester United 4-1 Fulham - Aaron Hughes (77 mins)

    Aaron Hughes has not had the greatest evening but he gets himself on the scoresheet by heading home Giorgos Karagounis's corner at the near post. Poor marking from the United defenders.


    Tom Watson on Twitter: "How on earth are Man United ever going to snatch victory in injury-time if they carry on at this rate?"

    Baidu Sheikh on Twitter: "Who says we are a one man team? Four goals. Three different scorers. Brilliant performance all round."

    Max Matthews on Twitter: "Jol should never be sacked, they have a decent team on paper because he bought them! Won't be the last to be outclassed at OT."

  24. 1901: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United 4-0 Fulham

    "Fulham could end up on the wrong end of a significant scoreline if this continues. To make matters worse Sir Alex Ferguson has now introduced Antonio Valencia and Shinji Kagawa to stretch Fulham that little bit more. Much of the talk before the game was about Dimitar Berbatov's return but as with much of his time at United, this game is passing him by. But that is the case for most of the Fulham side."

  25. 1902: 

    It's pouring down at Old Trafford now, as Bryan Ruiz is replaced by Seyed Dejagah. United bring on Shinji Kagawa and Antonio Valencia for Ryan Giggs and Anderson.

    BBC Radio 5 liveManchester United 4-0 Fulham

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "Fulham have been outplayed in the middle of the field. Manchester United push their full-backs forward into that area as well and Fulham haven't responded to that."

    You can listen to live commentary of the final 20 minutes between Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.


    Nathan, Worcester, via text: "Re Chris Palmer 1801: Wayne Rooney the second most overrated player in the world? Has to be the worst shout ever!! Easily one of the 10 best players in the world."

  28. 1855: 
    GOAL- Manchester United 4-0 Fulham - Javier Hernandez (66 mins)

    This goals sums up the match. United easily win a 50-50 ball in the centre of the park and Javier Hernandez is sent scampering through on goal, where his shot is deflected in by Aaron Hughes. This is getting embarrassing for the Cottagers.

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "Fulham are not doing well in the Premier League and will be suffering with their confidence. It is a difficult draw away at Manchester United, but their failure has been their lack of movement off the ball. When they have been in possession, fine. Off the ball - could be better.

    "Rodallega has come on and Fulham have got to do something because there has not been enough artillery going towards the United goal."

    You can listen to live second-half commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  30. 1854: 

    Fulham are still trying to pick a hole in the United defence, rather than throwing bodies forward. Dimitar Berbatov tries an eye-of-the-needle throughball and, like so often today, it is easily cut out and dealt with.


    Tom, London, via text: "Jol to be fired. Fulham's current run unacceptable for any Premier League manager. Three games to turn it around otherwise out you go."

    David Smurfit, London, via text: "Why is there no pressure on Martin Jol? Decent team on paper but the Whites continue to struggle. Get rid of Martin and bring in Mourinho!"

    Lee, Hayling Island, via text: "I smell a Manchester derby in round five."

  32. 1850: 

    As if things can't get any worse for Fulham, Paul Scholes has been brought on for Michael Carrick. He'll show Steve Sidwell and Co how to hold on to the ball. For Fulham, Hugo Rodallega comes on for Damien Duff.

  33. 1848: 

    I have just seen a close up shot of Martin Jol, which is never pretty. The big man looks angry too - his team have been well and truly outplayed today.

  34. 1846: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United 3-0 Fulham

    "The floodgates have opened at Old Trafford and Manchester United are moving through the gears. Two goals in three minutes have killed this tie. Having somehow held on for 45 minutes, Fulham have been blown away by United at the start of the second half. Rooney's goal, in particular, was worth a second look. He has been magnificent for United this evening."

  35. 1845: 

    "Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be, we're going to Wembley," rings around Old Trafford. I wonder if they will have a stop off in Luton or Milton Keynes first?

    BBC Radio 5 liveManchester United 3-0 Fulham

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "Great play from Rooney for the second. Manchester United struggled to get by West Ham in the last round, but that seems to be yesterday's news.

    "For Hernandez's goal, there were three defenders between the player crossing and Hernandez. But it's allowed to go across the box to him and he puts it away."

    You can listen to live second-half commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  37. 1841: 
    GOAL- Manchester United 3-0 Fulham - Javier Hernandez (52 mins)

    United look rampant now as Javier Hernandez turns in a Wayne Rooney cross from six yards out and does a little Mexican jig to celebrate.

  38. 1838: 
    GOAL- Manchester United 2-0 Fulham - Wayne Rooney (50 mins)

    He's been threatening to score all evening and, after latching on to Anderson's wonderful pass from midfield, Wayne Rooney turns the Fulham defence inside out before rifling home. Is that game over?

    BBC Radio 5 liveManchester United 1-0 Fulham

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "Berbatov's shot was Fulham's best chance so far. He half hit it and didn't really get behind it. I could tell by his reaction that he was annoyed with himself. But it gives Fulham hope.

    "Then, at the other end Rooney had a chance. It was jam packed inside the Fulham area, but really United should have forced the ball over the line."

    You can listen to live second-half commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  40. 1836: 

    A lively start to the second half as Dimitar Berbatov has a shot blocked by Michael Carrick before Wayne Rooney's shot is cleared off the line by Aaron Hughes at the other end.

  41. 1834: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester United 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham make a change, with Georgios Karagounis coming on to replace Chris Baird in midfield. We're now under way in the second half.

  42. 1833: 
    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Norwich boss Chris Hughton after his side's shock 1-0 home defeat by non-league Luton: "It's hurting. And it will hurt for a while. But we've got to pick the players up because we have got a big Premier League on Wednesday against Tottenham.

    "It was a really poor goal for us to concede, but we have got to give them credit. They worked hard and had some luck at times, but when you put all those factors together then anything can happen."

  43. 1829: 
    Derby 0-3 Blackburn

    Blackburn manager Michael Appleton: "I'm delighted to be making progress in the competition but I still believe we need to bring in a couple more players before next Thursday's deadline if possible.

    "I don't have a budget as such but I am sure the owners would support me if I went to them with a viable deal for the right players."

  44. 1827: 
    Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    Wigan manager Roberto Martinez: "Macclesfield are the ones who deserve huge credit.

    "We knew coming here that this football team has fantastic confidence and they are having a good run in all competitions so we knew scoring the first goal would be important but we couldn't get that second goal. I was very impressed with Macclesfield."

  45. 1826: 
    Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "I just look at our performance and we were disjointed, we didn't pass the ball as well as we can.

    "We showed some good qualities to get back in it but a draw isn't an ideal result. Having said that I'd rather be not lose a game."

  46. 1825: 
    Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester

    Huddersfield caretaker manager Mark Lillis: "It was a great experience for myself. I'm proud to have led the club in an FA Cup tie and to see them play like that. I think they're the best team in the Championship and they showed us respect when they had to bring on their main strikers."


    Wigan matchwinner Jordi Gomez on Twitter: "Work done and straight to the next round. Well done boys. Great support from the fans as always."


    Manchester City matchwinner Pablo Zabaleta on Twitter: "Always been difficult at Britannia Stadium but today the team showed again a very good spirit to go through into next round."

  49. 1825: 
    Bolton 1-2 Everton

    Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "Many times in similar conditions we could have called that off but everyone has worked so hard to get the game on and it seems like the game has kicked us in the teeth.

    "I'm disappointed in the result, but not the performance. In the first 20 minutes we had a setback but we got on with it and played probably the best football we have done since I've been here."

  50. 1824: 
    Bolton 1-2 Everton

    Everton manager David Moyes: "It was great to get through, that's the job, but there has been many years when we've not got through in similar games. I thought it was going to a replay and Bolton had done enough to earn it. In the second half we had most of the play without being creative and we needed to find another way of scoring the goal.

    "Marouane Fellaini had been playing a bit deeper so I thought he needed to be pushed forward. He didn't score but he was involved."


    The Luton boys have been tweeting after their famous 1-0 victory at Norwich. Probably before they go out celebrating tonight...

    Midfielder Arnaud Mendy: "Boumm! Big result today boys, massive support from the fans. Yes we did boummmm!"

    Midfielder Jake Howells: "Absolutely buzzing over the win over Norwich, history makers!!"

    Defender Greg Taylor: "GET IN THERE!!!!! Beat the big boys. Hope everyone enjoys it!"

    Striker Stuart Fleetwood: "History makers....."

    BBC Radio 5 liveManchester United 1-0 Fulham

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "Both managers will have a little contentment about the first half. Manchester United's Alex Ferguson because his side area a goal ahead - and it could have been two or three.

    "But also Martin Jol, because his team improved after a dreadful start. Can they get back into the game? We will see."

    You can listen to live second-half commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  53. 1819: 

    It's all fairly comfortable for Manchester United at half-time. So while Martin Jol tries to inspire his Fulham players during the half-time break, let's look at some reaction from our earlier matches in the FA Cup. And there's only one place to start...

  54. 1817: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordHALF-TIME- Manchester United 1-0 Fulham

    "Fulham look neat and tidy on the occasions that they do break forward and in Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov there is always a sense that they have players who can conjure something from nothing. But they just appear to be lacking belief. Too often United are winning the 50-50s and the second balls. Fulham are getting thrashed 1-0."

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England captain Jimmy Armfield at Old Trafford: "The way the game has gone, I think Fulham will be happy to only be 1-0 down at half-time."

    You can listen to live commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live.

  56. 1815: 

    Nani is frustrating the Old Trafford crowd tonight, far too often squandering good opportunities with a poor final ball. He almost makes amends, however, when he steers an inviting cross into the area which only needed a touch and it would have been 2-0 to United.

  57. 1811: 

    Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov are both wonderfully gifted footballers but they are struggling to make any sort of impact up front at Old Trafford. If Fulham are to have any hope of getting back into this match, surely they need the ball to stick up top a bit better?


    Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Ryan Giggs (39) is not the oldest goalscorer in the FA Cup this season. Efe Sodje (40) scored in Bury's 1-0 win over Exeter City."

  59. 1808: 

    Fulham try stroking the ball about in midfield but, not for the first time today, Steve Sidwell gives the ball away. You can't keep doing that against Manchester United. I am surprised at Fulham's lack of urgency today.


    Dave, a delirious Luton fan, Gloucester, via text: "Evening Marc. Have we heard from the Norwich chairperson yet? C'mon Delia, where are you? Let's be having you!"

    John Burke, Harrow, via text: "After 10 years as a fan I have never been more embarrassed to be a QPR supporter. Absolutely pathetic. What a disgrace a complete joke. Why did I even bother getting a season ticket. This is a new low."

  61. 1803: 

    A rare foray into the United half for Fulham, with Sascha Riether flashing a shot wide. It had David de Gea worried for a split second.

  62. 1802: 

    It just won't go in for Wayne Rooney, as he is denied from about four yards by another good Mark Schwarzer save - Ryan Giggs again creating the opportunity.


    Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "How good is Giggs? Considering he used to be a flying winger, how he has changed his game and remained at the top is phenomenal."

  64. 1801: 

    Ryan Giggs might be 39, but he's not ready for the bingo halls just yet. He's been fantastic so far this evening and is pushing Manchester United forward at every opportunity.


    Dara Sheahan on Twitter: "Rooney is like the opposite of Samson. He lost all his goalscoring power when he got his hair back."

    Bhavin Manish Shah on Twitter: "Nani needs a strong game and 2nd half of the season with the imminent arrival of Zaha."

    Chris Palmer on Twitter: "Wayne Rooney is the second most over-rated footballer in the world. First of course is Mario Balotelli."

  66. 1756: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United 1-0 Fulham

    "Fulham are extremely fortunate to be still just a goal behind. Not only because of goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer's tremendous save to deny Wayne Rooney moments ago but also because referee Mark Clattenburg appeared to miss another handball in the penalty area, when Damien Duff handled Ryan Giggs' clever lobbed pass to Nani. Fulham really struggling here."

  67. 1755: 

    Manchester United are all over Fulham here. Nani turns John-Arne Riise and flashes a shot wide. Wayne Rooney is furious with the winger for not squaring the ball five yards to his right.

  68. 1754: 

    For those of you who like a good stat, Ryan Giggs's goal was his 12th in the FA Cup in his 73rd appearance, but only his third goal in the competition in the last 10 seasons.

  69. 1753: 

    Manchester United are really cranking it up now as Nani squares to Wayne Rooney, who sees his eight-yard shot turned on to the bar by the diving Mark Schwarzer. A good save perhaps, but also a fair bit of luck involved.

  70. 1751: 

    Manchester United appeal for another penalty as Ryan Giggs chips the ball into the box and Damien Duff handles. I think Fulham got away with that one.

  71. 1748: 

    Wayne Rooney is wearing gloves once again tonight. I expected better from the big man - I thought he could deal with a bit of cold weather.

  72. 1746: 

    Anderson gets his passing radar working a bit better this time as John-Arne Riise fails to clear the midfielder's pass and Nani races into the area and forces a save from Mark Schwarzer.


    Dave, via text: "In 1988/89, as Sutton beat Coventry, Luton were being knocked out by Millwall. Norwich made it to the semis and in the fourth round they put 8 (eight) past Sutton."

  74. 1744: 

    Poor from Anderson, as the midfielder's mis-placed pass sees a promising United attack break down following good link-up play between Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.

  75. 1742: 

    Sascha Riether is doing his best to get Fulham going down the right, but twice his best efforts have come to nothing. United's defence are keeping their shape pretty well early on.


    Everton captain Phil Neville on Twitter: "Brilliant win not a great performance but we are in the hat tomorrow - got a bit fired up during game that's what the FA Cup does!"

  77. 1741: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United 1-0 Fulham

    "One thing worth nothing from that early goal is that Wayne Rooney has effectively been stripped of penalty-taking duties. The England striker missed one here against West Ham in the third round replay, his 10th for United, and Sir Alex Ferguson made a point of stressing just how important they are in his programme notes for this game."


    Gareth Soye on Twitter: "United could have been 3-0 up already. No doubt we will now have to panic for the last 5 minutes as Fulham go for the win/draw."

    Paddy Emmerson on Twitter: "Two stupid mistakes by Fulham, 2nd one giving the ref no choice but to give the pen. Unfortunately tie as good as over."

    Sham Gallagher on Twitter: "Man United have scored early. You know what this means? Goals galore."

  79. 1738: 

    Fulham are stroking the ball about at the back, desperate to get their bearings after that incredibly fast start from United. They need a bit of Berba magic now.


    Greg, Kent, via text: "Re 1710. Hope nobody is planning to do much in Luton tomorrow. I suspect there will be a few people calling into work 'sick'."

    Rich, Bristol, via text: "Marc, I'm a very happy hatters fan here in Bristol. Was at the Wolves game, couldn't get tickets for today. The night in with the other half has been postponed. I'm going out partying! Everton in the next round please!"

    Carlos, via text: "Immensely proud Luton fan tonight! Lets paint the town orange!!"

  81. 1736: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United 1-0 Fulham

    "The worst possible start for Fulham, who have been blown away by Manchester United in these opening minutes at Old Trafford. It is a full house here and Sir Alex Ferguson has clearly sent his players out to snuff out any suggestions of an upset as quickly as possible. Wayne Rooney might actually have scored just before the penalty too. One-way traffic."

  82. 1733: 
    GOAL- Manchester United 1-0 Fulham - Ryan Giggs (3 mins, pen)

    Ryan Giggs makes no mistake from the spot, beating Mark Schwarzer despite the Fulham goalkeeper getting a hand to the veteran midfielder's effort.

    Ryan Giggs
  83. 1732: 

    Manchester United are awarded a first-minute penalty after Aaron Hughes, under pressure from Chris Smalling, handles a corner with his left hand. The visitors can't have too many complaints there.

  84. 1732: 

    Manchester United almost catch Fulham napping as Wayne Rooney takes just 40 seconds to muscle into the area and fire a deflected shot into the side-netting.

  85. 1731:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBrighton 2-3 Arsenal

    More Arsene Wenger on Arsenal's two-goal hero Olivier Giroud: "He has scored four goals this week and that will give him confidence from the slow start he had. He is getting stronger - he's a fighter.

    "He scored two goals but he had four or five chances - that is very pleasing. He also wins the ball in the air, which for us is unusual."

  86. 1731: 

    We are under way at Old Trafford.

  87. 1729:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBrighton 2-3 Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on BBC Radio 5 live after his team's 3-2 win at Brighton: "It was a very good game and overall we twice went in front before twice conceding equalisers. It shows you have to be mentally strong in football and we had to dig deep to win the game."

  88. 1728: 
    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Luton Town manager Paul Buckle: "The boys are under pressure every week. We are good enough to play in the Football League, we just need to get out of the Conference. Getting back in the league is the main priority for us but, for me as a manger, this win today is right up there.

    "You need great belief and we had that today. We trained really hard for this game and it paid off. If there's one thing about today that I want the players to take away, its belief. Belief that they can achieve something special."

  89. 1727: 
    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Luton Town manager Paul Buckle: "It's a lot to take in. The players were tremendous today. They held a Premier League team for 90-plus minutes.

    "It's a huge day for them, for me and for our supporters. Norwich pushed us all the way but we were good for the win in the end. Scotty scored, it's what he does best, but everyone played their part."

  90. 1726: 

    The teams are lining up in the tunnel at Old Trafford. Does anyone fancy one more shock today? Can Fulham do it, or will Manchester United overpower them?

    BBC Radio 5 liveNorwich 0-1 Luton

    More from Luton chairman Nick Owen on BBC Radio 5 live: "The amount of texts I have had in the last 10 minutes has been absolutely staggering - it's wonderful stuff.

    "You can usually book your holiday around the latter stages of the FA Cup when you are a Luton fan."

    BBC Radio 5 liveNorwich 0-1 Luton

    Luton chairman Nick Owen missed his side's famous 1-0 win at Norwich - because he is currently enjoying a cruise holiday in the Caribbean.

    However, he has just called BBC Radio 5 live to describe his emotions: "I'm going absolutely bonkers here. I had my three sons at the game and they were keeping me up-to-date. I couldn't believe it when the goal went it. It is one of the great days in the club's history."

  93. 1719: 

    David De Gea starts for Manchester United, just 24 hours after Reds manager Sir Alex Ferguson called critics of his Spanish goalkeeper 'idiots'. The Spaniard, 22, was criticised in the media for failing to clear the ball in the lead-up to Tottenham's equalising goal in last weekend's 1-1 draw with United.

    "It's been over the top. It is always over the top when it comes to criticism here," said Ferguson. "You have to listen to some idiots in the game. I am not interested in discussing it because we know it is unfounded."

  94. 1717: 

    Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Jones, Smalling, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Valencia, Welbeck, van Persie, Scholes, Kagawa.

    Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Kacaniklic, Sidwell, Baird, Duff, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Briggs, Rodallega, Dejagah.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

    Mark Pougatch, BBC Radio 5 live at AMEX StadiumBrighton 2-3 Arsenal

    "Wonderful to see this Amex Stadium full and vibrant - Brighton well set for a push for the Premier League. Terrific game, Brighton excellent. As for the enigma of Arsenal, Giroud excellent, offensively threatening, British core good but defensively so suspect, Santos just awful."

  96. 1715: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United v Fulham (1730 GMT)

    "Both sides out on the pitch warming up at Old Trafford, but it really isn't that cold in Manchester this evening. Denis Irwin and Andrew (don't call him Andy) Cole are also inside the white lines sharing their favourite FA Cup memories with the crowd. Cole, who also played for Fulham towards the end of his career, predicts a 3-0 win to United."

  97. 1713: 
    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Norwich academy coach Adrian Forbes, a former Luton midfielder, told BBC Three Counties Radio: "This is brilliant for Luton. They get a split of the gate receipts and that's what they need. They need all the money they can get.

    "They want to play on the floor and pass it. The passing and movement from Luton was better. Jack Howells was superb. One minute he was attacking the next he was defending."

    BBC Final Score

    BBC Final Score summariser, and former Wales midfielder, Robbie Savage on non-league Luton's famous win at Premier League side Norwich: "When Luton play in the Blue Square Premier the pressure is on them because they are the big club. Today they have gone to Norwich as the underdogs, played with freedom and, although maybe Norwich might have been a bit complacent, they won.

    "With the players Norwich had out there today - no disrespect to Luton - but they should have won."

    You watch BBC Final Score on the Red Button or through the video at the top of this page.

  99. 1710: 

    What a fantastic effort that was from Luton. I want to know how you Hatters fans plan to celebrate tonight? And who do you want in the next round? There will be a few teams happy to avoid you, that's for sure.


    Mark Carolan on Twitter: "The FA Cup. More magic than Disney."

    Wayne Andrews on Twitter: "Difficult for a Dubai-based Luton fan to take it all in....... immense achievement."

    Misha Brazier Tope on Twitter: "FA Cup magic still alive and kicking - great performance Luton Town!"

    Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road on BBC Radio 5 live sports extraNorwich 0-1 Luton

    "Overall it was a deserved win for Luton Town. They played a fantastic style from minute one to minute 93.

    "Norwich had a bit more zest and energy in the second half but Luton kept their nerve, in 80th minute scored their goal and, at the final whistle, 4000 Luton Town fans went wild.

    "Full credit to Luton, they were fantastic."

  102. 1706: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United v Fulham (1730 GMT)

    "Sir Alex Ferguson devotes a decent chunk of today's programme notes to Dimitar Berbatov today: "I don't talk about Dimitar failing with us. I never had any regrets about signing him"."

    Listen to commentary of Manchester United v Fulham on BBC Radio 5 live at 1730 GMT.


    Grant, Weymouth, via text: "11 FA Cup matches and only two home sides progress. Home advantage overrated?"

  104. 1705: 

    I'm just getting my breath back before the day's late kick-off at Old Trafford, where Fulham will hope to shock Manchester United. As well as taking you through that match, we will get you all the reaction from today's other matches between now and around 8pm (GMT).

    Bolton 1-2 Everton

    Injured Everton midfielder Darron Gibson on Twitter: "Great result today, not an easy place to go, lads dug in right till the end as usual! Was nice to sit with the fans today, really enjoyed it."

  106. 1703: 

    Wow, what an incredible final 15 minutes. The magic of the FA Cup is well and truly alive and kicking - good on you, Luton and MK Dons. And well done to Bolton, Brighton and Aldershot, who gave Everton, Arsenal and Middlesbrough a real scare.

  107. 1659:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "A great effort by Macclesfield but Wigan survive late pressure to make round five for only the second time in their history."


    Dave, via text: "To all teams left in the FA Cup. Do you want Luton... or someone else?"

  109. 1659: 
    FULL-TIME- Middlesbrough 2-1 Aldershot
  110. 1659: 
    BREAKING MAN UTD TEAM NEWS- Manchester United v Fulham (1730 GMT)

    Robin van Persie was Manchester United's savour in the last round against West Ham, and the Netherlands international is on a very strong bench for the Premier League leaders to call on against Fulham.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton 2-3 Arsenal

    "Brighton 2 Arsenal 3 at full-time. Superb game and great credit to Brighton - but Arsenal dug in and showed resilience to come through."

    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Luton Town on Twitter: "First time a Premier League side has been knocked out of the FA Cup by a non-league side - AND IT'S US!"

  113. 1658:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Brown at Moss RoseFULL-TIME- Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "This has been a terrific tie. Macclesfield can take a lot of pride from their performance because they have pushed a Premier League side all the way. They now need to take this effort into their league campaign."

  114. 1656: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 2-1 Aldershot - Lukas Jutkiewicz (90+5mins)

    Oh no. Poor Aldershot. Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot, which hits the post and rolls along the line before going in. The visitors are heartbroken.


    Opta Joe on Twitter: "Luton have become the first non-league side to win away at a top-flight team in the FA Cup since 1986."

  116. 1654: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-1 Luton
    Luton fans

    "Truly stunning. The Luton backroom staff and substitutes stream on to the pitch as the non-league Hatters beat Premier League Norwich. Their 4,000 supporters have gone what can only be described as mental. Norwich will need to take a long, hard look at themselves. But this is Luton's moment."

  117. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Incredible stuff. Non-league Luton have done it, dumping Premier League Norwich City out of the FA Cup. The Hatters become the first non-league team to beat top-flight opponents in the FA Cup since Sutton United beat Coventry City in 1989. Take a bow, lads.

    Scott Rendell
  118. 1650: 
    GOAL- Queens Park Rangers 2-4 MK Dons - Fabio (90 mins)

    QPR reduce the deficit further as Brazilian left-back Fabio ghosts in at the far post to turn in a cross from close-range.

  119. 1649: 
    GOAL- Bolton 1-2 Everton - John Heitinga (90 mins)

    Substitute John Heitinga blasts Everton into the lead in injury-time. Bolton fail to clear a set-piece and the ball falls to Heitinga who fires past Andy Lonergan from 12 yards out.

  120. 1648: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 1-1 Aldershot - Danny Hylton (89 mins)

    A cross comes in from the left and Danny Hylton makes no mistake. Hylton is the leading scorer in this season's FA Cup.

  121. 1648: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-1 Luton

    "Norwich are well and truly rattled. The home crowd are furious with their side who are struggling make their pressure count. The loud Luton fans opposite me are starting to dream."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  122. 1646: 
    Norwich 0-1 Luton

    Just three more minutes for Luton to hang on against Norwich. There are not many fingernails left in the visitors' end but their team are almost into the fifth round now.

  123. 1645: 
    GOAL- Brighton 2-3 Arsenal - Theo Walcott (85 mins)

    Brighton's defenders have their heads in their hands as super-sub Theo Walcott's deflected volley finds the back of the net. Surely the home side can't come from behind for a third time?

  124. 1643: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 1-0 Aldershot - Lukas Jutkiewicz (83 mins)

    Plucky Aldershot have finally had their resistance broken as Lukas Jutkiewicz heads in at the far post. You have to feel sorry for Aldershot keeper Jamie Young there, he has played tremendously well today.

  125. 1643:  
    BBC Final Score

    BBC Final Score summariser, and former Tottenham striker, Garth Crooks on non-league Luton leading 1-0 at Premier League side Norwich: "There are six minutes to go - that's a lifetime in football. I'm sure Norwich will get an equaliser."

    You watch BBC Final Score on the Red Button or through the video at the top of this page.

  126. 1642:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumSUBSTITUTION- Brighton 2-2 Arsenal

    "Andre Santos removed to loud cheers from Arsenal's fans and Kieran Gibbs is introduced."

  127. 1641: 
    GOAL- Queens Park Rangers 1-4 MK Dons - Jay Bothroyd (83 mins)

    A consolation for Queens Park Rangers as Jay Bothroyd heads home from Bobby Zamora's centre.

  128. 1640: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester - Chris Wood (82 mins)

    Chris Wood just can't stop scoring for Leicester at the moment as he converts Ritchie De Laet's cross. Are we heading for a replay in this one?


    Max, Towcester, via text: "Whatever people say, MK Dons are putting in a class performance and no number of QPR excuses can take that away from them."

    Tom, Leicester, via text: "Re Sean. I completely disagree - just look at Redknapp's previous cup run success. Blame the players. QPR have 7 internationals on that pitch..."

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss Rose

    "Still Macc 0-1 Wigan & time for Macc's wildcard, striker Dean McDonald, to come on. He didn't have a club until yesterday."

  131. 1636: 
    GOAL- Norwich 0-1 Luton - Scott Rendell

    It's 24 years since a non-league team has beaten a top-flight team in the FA Cup but that long wait could be over thanks to Scott Rendell, who steers home JJ O'Donnell's low cross.


    Peter, Aldershot, via text: "Can we have a shout for the Shots? At the foot of the football league, yet still holding our own!"

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Aldershot

    BBC Sport's Paul Addison at the Riverside Stadium: "Second half worse than the first so far. Linesman off injured."

  134. 1634: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBolton 1-1 Everton

    "Bolton had enjoyed a good spell in the second half but Steven Pienaar, who scored Everton's first, nearly restores the visitors' lead.

    "He runs at the home defence and tries to curl an effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area. But he is denied by a fingertip save by Andy Lonergan."

    Mark Pougatch, BBC Radio 5 live at AMEX Stadium

    "Great cup tie. Arsenal dangerous on the break but Brighton with so much joy done Santos's left hand side and Arsenal poor at defending crosses."


    Steven Broadbent on Twitter: "I think even a non-league side would be embarrassed by a thrashing by MK Dons. So much for QPR turning a corner..."

    F Dawg on Twitter: "Some things don't change. Arsenal can't keep a lead to save their lives! Not long left of the transfer window.. come on Arsene!"

  137. 1632: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Middlesbrough 0-0 Aldershot

    Aldershot's Jamie Young produces another great save, this time to deny Boro striker Lukas Jutkiewicz. The boy is earning his clean sheet bonus today.

  138. 1631: 
    GOAL- Hull 0-1 Barnsley - Chris Dagnall (70 mins)

    Finally the stalemate has been broken in the all-Championship tie at the KC Stadium as Chris Dagnall gives visitors Barnsley a 1-0 lead over Hull City.

  139. 1631: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-0 Leicester - Lee Novak (pen, 74 mins)

    Lee Novak may just have put Town in the next round. He strokes home from the penalty spot after Lloyd Dyer had fouled Jack Hunt in the area. It's a lead the hosts just about deserve after an enterprising second-half performance.

  140. 1631: 
    GOAL- Derby 0-3 Blackburn - Jordan Rhodes (71 mins)

    Game over at Pride Park as Jordan Rhodes scores his 17th of the season for Blackburn, firing home after Will Hughes gave the ball away in midfield.

  141. 1630: 
    Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    For those who enjoy a bit of a pun, the referee in this game is Roger East and the linesman is Richard West. Non-league Macc have about 15 minutes left to get an equaliser.


    Sean, via text: "Everyone blames the players, but games like this show a manager's true qualities. Redknapp should've got the players up for it more than this. Embarrassing for them. Overrated manager."

  143. 1628: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBolton 1-1 Everton

    "The home fans are in good voice as they sense an FA Cup upset. Everton striker Nikica Jelavic, who has only scored twice in his last 13 games, has not been involved. But it remains level with 25 minutes left."

  144. 1628: 

    Opta Joe on Twitter: "Man City's 5-1 defeat to Southampton in 1960 was the last time a top flight side lost by four to a third tier team in the FA Cup."

  145. 1627: 
    QPR 0-4 MK Dons

    You might be thinking QPR are getting thumped by MK Dons as the Premier League whipping boys are concentrating on their bid to beat the drop and have played the stiffs, but the side manager Harry Redknapp selected contains seven internationals.

    Fair to say, League One opponents MK Dons cannot boast the same array of established names.

  146. 1627:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Macclesfield are still giving as good as they get against Wigan and their fans are still roaring them on, and booing every decision that goes against them too.

    "The home side have got 'the non-league Lionel Messi' John Paul Kissock into the game more and more and his clever ball play is prompting some promising attacks."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  147. 1625: 
    GOAL- Derby 0-2 Blackburn - Scott Dann (66 mins)

    Blackburn are firmly on course for a place in the FA Cup fifth round as they add a second at Derby through Scott Dann, who is picked out by Danny Murphy and the defender hits an absolute peach of a volley into the net.

  148. 1624:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Brown at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "I would be absolutely delighted if I was Macclesfield. They're narrowing the Premier League team down and limiting them. The next goal is all important. There are probably four or five of the Macclesfield players who could play at a higher level."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.


    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "6 - Olivier Giroud has scored six goals in his last eight games (in all comps) for Arsenal, including four in his last two. Potent."

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX Stadium

    "Great FA Cup tie this. Brighton 2 Arsenal 2. Leonardo Ulloa marks his debut with a goal - an excellent diving header."

  151. 1622: 
    GOAL- Brighton 2-2 Arsenal - Leonardo Ulloa (62 mins)

    Ashley Barnes whips in a fantastic cross from the right and debutant Leonardo Ulloa throws himself at the ball and his header finds the back of the net. A real cracker at the AMEX Stadium.


    Graeme Donaldson on Twitter: "Obvious that Harry will focus on Premier League survival rather than FA Cup but QPR could at least pretend to care."

    Strawn on Twitter: "This display shows that Reading are way too good for the football league, QPR however...."

    Matt Graham on Twitter: "Can we stop calling Giroud a disappointment now? 14 goals isn't a bad return for first season."

  153. 1621:  
    BBC Final Score

    BBC Final Score summariser, and former Tottenham striker, Garth Crooks on QPR's 4-0 deficit against MK Dons: "This is becoming embarrassing for QPR. Harry Redknapp's priorities lie with staying in the Premier League, but for owner Tony Fernandes, who has put in a lot of money, it is uncomfortable. You look at their side, with the likes of Green, Ben Haim, Park, and in anybody's money they have got to put up a performance. There is an embarrassing moment for these professionals."

    You watch BBC Final Score on the Red Button or through the video at the top of this page.

  154. 1620: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "Norwich should be a goal up. Grant Holt's opportunity at the back post is the type of chance he's made a career on. He puts his header straight at Mark Tyler though. Norwich are stirring."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.


    Alex, Wandsworth, via text: "Can't see Redknapp being too bothered about losing today."

  156. 1619: 
    Derby 0-1 Blackburn

    Blackburn are still good value for their lead but Derby should have done better when Jamie Ward found space but his shot was easy pickings for Jake Kean.

  157. 1618:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RosePENALTY APPEAL- Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Big shouts for a Macc penalty for handball from Jackson's cross. Ref Roger East says no, & he is not getting any more popular."

  158. 1618: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBolton 1-1 Everton

    "Everton have the first chance of the second half when Leighton Baines's cross is headed wide by Magaye Gueye. Bolton then get a free-kick in a dangerous position but Darren Pratley wastes it, shooting well over Tim Howard's goal."

  159. 1617: 
    GOAL- Brighton 1-2 Arsenal - Olivier Giroud (56 mins)

    Olivier Giroud shows strength and composure to hold off Adam El-Abd and slot the ball home. Another good finish from the Frenchman.

  160. 1614: 
    GOAL- QPR 0-4 MK Dons - Darren Potter (56 mins)

    Darren Potter profits from some appalling QPR defending at a corner as he rifles the ball into the back of the net as the hosts fail to clear the ball.

  161. 1614: 
    GOAL- Reading 4-0 Sheffield United - Garath McCleary (54 mins)

    Reading's day gets even better as winger Garath McCleary curls in his second goal of the season. The Blades have been outclassed today.

  162. 1612: 

    Liverpool have agreed an £8.5m deal for Inter Milan's Brazilian midfielder, Philipe Coutinho. The 20-year-old is expected to travel to Merseyside early next week for a medical and Liverpool will need to apply for a work permit before the deal can be completed.


    Rested Wigan defender Emmerson Boyce on Twitter: "Come on Wigan, big 45 minutes to get us through to the next round."

  164. 1610: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Brighton 1-1 Arsenal

    Bad news for Brighton as Will Buckley, who gave Andre Santos such a difficult time in the first half, has to go off injured and is replaced by Kazenga LuaLua.

  165. 1609: 
    GOAL- Reading 3-0 Sheffield United - Noel Hunt (50 mins)

    Noel Hunt grabs his second goal as his scuffed shot trickles into the net. Game over, surely.

    Noel Hunt
  166. 1608: 
    GOAL- Queens Park Rangers 0-3 MK Dons - Ryan Harley (50 mins)

    Ryan Lowe, who scored MK Dons' second goal, springs the offside trap and tees up substitute Ryan Harley to pile the misery on for Rangers.

    Ryan Harley
  167. 1608: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "The decision to bring on Grant Holt is a measure of how good Luton were and how poor Norwich were in the first half."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  168. 1607: 

    In League One, Jack Baldwin's 18th minute goal means bottom-club Hartlepool are winning at Portsmouth while play-off chasing Bournemouth are still 1-0 up against Crewe.

    Couple of surprise scorelines in League Two, with York winning 1-0 at second-place Gillingham and Bristol Rovers, who are in the relegation zone, are beating Rotherham 1-0.

  169. 1607: 

    Watford are cruising to victory in their Championship clash at Nottingham Forest. The Hornets are 2-0 up at half-time courtesy of goals from Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney. Elsewhere in the Championship, Birmingham are 1-0 up at Burnley while Ipswich are winning by the same scoreline at struggling Bristol City.


    Scotty on Twitter: "Santos picks up a weekly wage of £40k to play football?! Serious? Wenger wonders why he has no money to spend!"

    Robert Ladak on Twitter: "Would happily take Wayne Bridge over Andre Santos. Any danger of trying Andre?"

    Jesse Sunquist on Twitter: "Good thing Arsenal saves their best football for the second half. Come on Arsenal!!!"

  171. 1604: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Norwich 0-0 Luton

    Luton have started brightly in the second half at Carrow Road. Norwich have brought on Grant Holt in a bid to galvanise their forward line. So far, so good for the Hatters.

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  172. 1602: 

    The second half is getting under way in all our games around the country.

  173. 1601: 

    Aldershot fan Ed, via text: "Shots goalkeeper Jamie Young is pulling off some worldies at Riverside, can we have some more 'Great Save' graphics?"

    FULL-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Manchester City

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Twitter: "Pablo Zabaleta is some scorer! He started and finished the great play to win a challenging match at Britannia."

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton 1-1 Arsenal

    "Really sorry to sound like an Andre Santos-basher but he leaves you no option - and Wenger does not help by playing him."

  176. 1557: 

    Well, what did you make of all that? I told you we might have upsets this afternoon - MK Dons are well on their way against QPR, while Everton, Arsenal and Norwich are finding it difficult against Bolton, Brighton and Luton respectively. I wonder what the second half has in store?

  177. 1556: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadHALF-TIME- Norwich 0-0 Luton

    "For the first half an hour here you would have questioned the validity of the 85 places between the sides on the football ladder.

    "The Canaries, quite frankly awful for 30 minutes, then finally came alive. Simeon Jackson forced Mark Tyler into a good stop, George Taylor had to deflect Harry Kane's goal-bound effort wide and Leon Barnett headed against a post and saw his rebounded effort cleared off the line by Alex Lawless."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  178. 1553: 
    Ben Smith, BBC Sport at Old TraffordManchester United v Fulham (1730 GMT)

    "Five months after leaving Old Trafford for the last time as a Manchester United player, Dimitar Berbatov is back.

    "Fulham's last victory over United in the FA Cup came in 1908 and if they are to buck that trend in tonight's fourth-round tie, Berbatov, their top-scorer, will need to turn in the kind of performance that United supporters rarely saw during his time at the club."


    BBC Radio Manchester on Twitter: "Manchester City assistant manager David Platt confirms Vincent Kompany will miss QPR game and possibly visit of Liverpool after suffering a calf injury at Stoke."

  180. 1552: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumHALF-TIME- Bolton 1-1 Everton

    "A pulsating cup tie at the Reebok Stadium with it level at half-time. Steven Pienaar put the visitors ahead, although he did not know much about it as the ball rebounded off him into the net

    "But Marvin Sordell levelled after good work from Darren Pratley. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard then saved from Sordell and Marcos Alonso but Victor Anichebe wasted a glorious chance to put the Toffees back ahead, heading wide when unmarked."

  181. 1552: 
    Ian Woodcock, BBC Sport at John Smith's StadiumHALF-TIME- Huddersfield 0-0 Leicester

    "Both teams made a number of changes and it has really shown. Town skipper Peter Clarke should have headed the hosts in front after an Oliver Norwood corner was half cleared and Martyn Waghorn dragged a low volley just wide from 20 yards.

    "That aside there has been no short amount of endeavour but not much in the way of genuine chances. Terriers caretaker Mark Lillis will be relatively happy you'd have thought."

  182. 1552:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Brown at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "I'd be absolutely delighted if I was manager of Macclesfield. Let's remember Cardiff went ahead in the previous round and Macclesfield came back to win. This is a very similar tie. If it stays at 1-0 then anything can happen."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  183. 1549:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Amex StadiumHALF-TIME- Brighton 1-1 Arsenal

    "Brighton had the better of a very lively first 45 minutes. Fully deserve to be level but Olivier Giroud's finish demonstrated the quality Arsenal possess when they get it right."

  184. 1547:  
    CLOSE!- Norwich 0-0 Luton

    Great minute of football at Carrow Road. Norwich City's Leon Barnett had a chance cleared off the line by Luton's Alex Lawless. Andre Grey then breaks forward for Luton, goes down in the box. No penalty.

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  185. 1547:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseHALF-TIME- Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Macclesfield may be behind but the home fans at Moss Rose still believe, and not just because they saw their team put on a stunning late fightback to see off Cardiff in the last round. The Silkmen are playing neat football and have created several chances. Wigan are threatening too, but only occasionally on the break."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  186. 1546: 
    GOAL- Derby 0-1 Blackburn - Colin Kazim-Richards (44 mins)

    Colin Kazim-Richards pounces on a defensive error, draws out the Derby goalkeeper and puts his side in front in this all-Championship affair.

    Colin Kazim-Richards
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton 1-1 Arsenal

    "Fair to say Brighton have worked out that Andre Santos might just be the weak spot in this Arsenal team."

  188. 1543:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at Moss Rose on BBC Radio 5 liveMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Callum McManaman has been going past Macclesfield's defenders for fun. The defenders have got to stay on their feet or there are going to be more penalties. That said Macclesfield have impressed both individually and collectively. It's a decent tie, but it needs to stay at 1-0. If Wigan score another before half-time then it could be a landslide."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.


    Toby Ross, via text: "Brighton out Arsenal-ling Arsenal at the moment!"

    Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road on BBC Radio 5 live sports extraNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "I've not seen Luton at all this season until today but I'm very impressed, both with the individual play and as a team. They're very well structured, very well organised."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  191. 1541: 
    GOAL- Reading 2-0 Sheffield United - Mikele Leigertwood (40 mins)

    That is a moment to savour for Mikele Leigertwood as he fires in an unstoppable drive from 20 yards to double Reading's lead against his former club.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton 1-1 Arsenal

    "Brighton captain Gordon Greer off injured. Gary Dicker on."

  193. 1540: 
    GOAL- Queens Park Rangers 0-2 MK Dons - Ryan Lowe (40 mins)

    A cupset is on the cards at Loftus Road as Ryan Lowe latches on to a ball over the top and rifles home.

    Ryan Lowe
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBolton 1-1 Everton

    "Everton should be back in front at the Reebok Stadium. Substitute Magaye Gueye, who replaced the injured Kevin Mirallas, floats in a cross and an unmarked Victor Anichebe heads wide from 10 yards. A glorious chance wasted. Will it cost them?

    "It nearly does only 60 seconds later when Tim Howard saves a blaster from Bolton's Marcos Alonso. Thrilling stuff here."

  195. 1539: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    Waide Fairhurst is sent scampering clear and goes down under the challenge from a Wigan defender but the referee waves away strong appeals for a penalty. Macclesfield giving it everything.

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton 1-1 Arsenal

    "Ashley Barnes makes up for earlier miss by beating Szczesny to a corner to head Brighton's equaliser. Deserved."


    Paul Davey on Twitter: "Re 1519. Twelve goals and nine assists so far this season for Giroud. Obviously not finding it 'that' difficult!"

    Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road on BBC Radio 5 live sports extraNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "Norwich are in third gear at the moment. If they push up into another gear and make Luton run about they will get the opportunities.

    "It will be interesting to see the possession stats as, probably for me, Norwich have played more balls back because of the threat of Luton, than they have forward."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  199. 1534: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumGREAT SAVE!- Bolton 1-1 Everton

    "Bolton have a chance to take the lead two minutes after their equaliser when goalscorer Marvin Sordell bursts through the Everton defence and shoots from the edge of the penalty area but is denied by a one-handed save from Tim Howard."

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "A first save in English football for Wigan keeper Joel. Mackreth sends over a much better cross and Joel dives to stop Fairhurst's low shot."

  201. 1533: 
    GOAL- Brighton 1-1 Arsenal - Ashley Barnes (33 mins)

    David Lopez swings a great cross into the area and Ashley Barnes couldn't miss from two yards out. The dream is back on for Brighton.

    Ashley Barnes
  202. 1532: 
    CLOSE!- Middlesbrough 0-0 Aldershot

    Aldershot go close with Danny Rose curling over from a free-kick. At the other end, Shots keeper Jamie Young does well to keep out an effort from Nicky Bailey.


    Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, whose future at Wolves is currently up in the air, has just put the Midlands club ahead in their Championship match against Blackpool, heading in from a Roland Zubar cross.

    That is the only goal to bring you from the Championship, and there is just the one goal to tell you about in League One also. That has come at Dean Court, where Brett Pitman's penalty has given promotion chasing Bournemouth a 1-0 lead at home to Crewe.

    In League Two, Burton are 1-0 up against Barnet while Fleetwood are beating Oxford by the same scoreline.

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Aldershot

    BBC Sport's Paul Addison at the Riverside Stadium: "Highlight so far. Blast of KC & The Sunshine Band on the PA by mistake. Very goalless."

  205. 1530: 
    CLOSE!- Huddersfield 0-0 Leicester

    Both sides have had their chances to open the scoring, with Peter Clarke heading narrowly over for the hosts and Martyn Waghorn's drive almost putting Leicester in front.

  206. 1528: 
    GOAL- Bolton 1-1 Everton - Marvin Sordell (27 mins)

    Bolton are back in it at the Reebok as Darren Pratley gets to the byline and cuts the ball back for Marvin Sordell to slot home. Marvellous Marvin is loving the FA Cup this season.

    Marvin Sordell

    Paul Denny on Twitter: "Biggest cup shock of the day is surely Wigan taking 2000 to Macclesfield?!!"

    David Kingscote on Twitter: "Lovely. One more please Arsenal, then I can relax."

  208. 1525:  
    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at Moss Rose on BBC Radio 5 liveMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Macclesfield have been fairly impressive since falling behind. You can't tell who is the Premier League team, they are playing with that level of confidence that earned them victory over Cardiff in the previous round. But boss Roberto Martinez will be absolutely delighted with Wigan's start. They're playing with a good attitude."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.

    Former Brighton manager Mark McGhee on BBC Radio 5 liveBrighton 0-1 Arsenal

    "Ashley Barnes had gotten in behind the Arsenal defence and I thought Brighton then just got caught on the counter-attack. Lukas Podolski laid it into the path of Olivier Giroud and he produced an unbelievable finish."

    Olivier Giroud
  210. 1523:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football Writer at Amex StadiumBrighton 0-1 Arsenal

    "This game bursts into life after a quiet start. Wojciech Szczesny saves crucially from Ashley Barnes then a superb finish from Olivier Giroud puts Arsenal ahead seconds later. Arsene Wenger out of his seat in appreciation of a piece of real quality."

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss Rose

    "Macc fans making a lot of noise despite falling behind. Sadly for them it's mostly in frustration directed at ref Roger East."

    BBC Final Score

    BBC Final Score summariser, and former Tottenham striker, Garth Crooks on Arsenal goalscorer Olivier Giroud: "Giroud has found it difficult since arriving at Arsenal in the summer - it is a big step up. Giroud is finding it difficult to settle, but he has got to stick at it. If he does and holds his nerve then I think he will come good."

    You watch BBC Final Score on the Red Button or through the video at the top of this page

  213. 1519: 
    GOAL- Bolton 0-1 Everton - Steven Pienaar (18 mins)

    The Toffees take the lead when Victor Anichebe's shot is deflected in by Steven Pienaar. It's not all good news for Everton, however, with Kevin Mirallas going off injured and being replaced by Magaye Gueye.

    Steven Pienaar
  214. 1517: 
    GOAL- Brighton 0-1 Arsenal - Olivier Giroud (16 mins)

    It is end-to-end stuff at The Amex as Olivier Giroud produces a stunning finish into the top corner of the Brighton goal as Arsenal take the lead on the counter-attack after Ashley Barnes had forced a fantastic save from visiting keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

  215. 1516: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Derby 0-0 Blackburn

    Not much to report in the match between Derby and Blackburn at Pride Park, although the visitors have been forced into an early reshuffle after Josh King - only just back in the side from injury - pulled his hamstring.

    Chances are few and far between, with Blackburn's leading scorer Jordan Rhodes being well marshalled so far.

  216. 1515: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Middlesbrough 0-0 Aldershot

    Aldershot goalkeeper Jamie Young makes a great save to keep out Merouane Zemmama's shot from just inside the area.

  217. 1514:  
    Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road on BBC Radio 5 live sports extraNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "You have to admit that, from the two teams, Norwich look the most uncomfortable at the moment. Luton are really taking it to them.

    "Norwich just have to have to play the way they usually do, play their passing game. Luton are forcing Norwich to play longer balls."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  218. 1513:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "Safe to say that this was not the start that Macclesfield wanted as Callum McManaman was sent flying in the box by Thierry Audel, only playing because Pablo Mills is suspended.

    "New Macclesfield keeper Joe Anyon got a hand to Jordi Gomez's shot but his first touch of the ball as a Silkmen player could not keep it out. The Wigan fans packed behind his goal threw a flare on to the pitch in celebration and are still making a lot of noise now."

  219. 1513: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBolton 0-0 Everton

    "Everton manager David Moyes has been with the club since March 2002 and today sees his 500th game in charge of the Toffees. He clearly is adored by his side's fans, with one banner in the away end at the Reebok Stadium reading '500 games, 500 more. EFC legend'."

  220. 1512: 
    Hull 0-0 Barnsley

    The Tigers have made a good start, with Nick Proschwitz going close for the home side. Barnsley are yet to truly test their hosts.

    Former Hull manager Phil Brown at Moss Rose on BBC Radio 5 liveMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "That is the worst possible start for Macclesfield. Wigan have 2,000 travelling fans and that penalty has given them something to cheer about straight away. The keeper was desperately unlucky. He guessed the right way but parried the ball into the net."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Wigan on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  222. 1510: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "Norwich have yet to settle against a Luton side playing high up the pitch. The Hatters' early intentions have been to press and push the Canaries back. The travelling fans are in fine voice too, it should be said."

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  223. 1510: 
    Queens Park Rangers 0-1 MK Dons

    A cracking start for the Dons almost gets even better but striker Ryan Lowe is denied following a decent snapshot.

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield 0-1 Wigan

    "It's a tight squeeze in the Moss Rose press box: BBC Radio 5 live pundit Phil Brown is practically sitting on my knee."

    Macclesfield v Wigan
  225. 1509: 
    Norwich 0-0 Luton

    Luton are playing some composed football, putting Norwich on the back foot. Still no goals though.

  226. 1507: 
    GOAL- Reading 1-0 Sheffield United - Noel Hunt (6 mins)

    Noel Hunt gives Reading the lead against Sheffield United with a headed goal from close range.

    Noel Hunt
    BBC Final Score

    BBC Final Score summariser, and former Tottenham striker, Garth Crooks on MK Dons' early opener against QPR: "I don't think Harry Redknapp will be too worried - it's still early days and they have time to get back into the game.

    "Even if they do go out he won't be too concerned. The Premier League is the priority, not the FA Cup as sad as it seems."

    You watch BBC Final Score on the Red Button or through the video at the top of this page.

  228. 1506: 
    GOAL- Macclesfield 0-1 Wigan - Jordi Gomez (7 mins)

    Jordi Gomez steps up after Callum McManaman is fouled in the box, and manages to score despite Joe Anyon getting two hands on to the spot-kick.

    Jordi Gomez
  229. 1505: 
    PENALTY- Macclesfield 0-0 Wigan

    Wigan are awarded a penalty...

    Former Norwich manager Nigel Worthington at Carrow Road on BBC Radio 5 live sports extraNorwich 0-0 Luton

    "My outstanding FA Cup memory when I was here [at Carrow Road, managing Norwich City] was when we played Dagenham and Redbridge. You just want to get through these games quickly and get to the next round. Sometimes these smaller teams, who have nothing to lose, play with complete freedom"

    Listen to commentary of Norwich v Luton on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra now.

  231. 1504: 
    GOAL- Queens Park Rangers 0-1 MK Dons - Armand Traore (4 mins)

    We have our first FA Cup goal of the afternoon - and possibly the first sign of a shock as Dean Lewington stabs his effort towards goal from a corner and Armand Traore gets the final touch and turns it into his own net. Game on.


    Suzanne, Manchester, via text: "I know today is about football, but what on earth is Robbie wearing on Final Score?!"

  233. 1500: 

    There are 10 matches about to kick off around the country. Where's our big shock coming from? Or shall we be greedy and hope for two or three?


    Leeds United, who host Tottenham in a fourth-round tie at Elland Road tomorrow, on Twitter: "On tomorrow's game...the big snow clear-up is well underway and we're not anticipating any problems."

  235. 1457: 
    BBC Radio Leeds's Huddersfield Town summariser Kieran O'Regan:Huddersfield v Leicester (1500 GMT)

    "I can't believe they've got rid of manager Simon Grayson without having someone else lined up. They started the season so well but we can't keep talking about that. The way it has been recently you just couldn't see where the next win was coming from and that is why the decision has been taken. At the last game I couldn't see players helping each other out. They were playing with no direction, no shape and every team coming against us is just thinking 'we'll score goals today'."

  236. 1457: 

    Just six games in the Championship today with the pick of the bunch arguably Nottingham Forest at home to Watford.

    In League One, none of the top five sides are in action today so that will allow sixth-place Bournemouth the chance to jump into fifth if they manage to overcome Crewe at Dean Court.

    The standout fixture in League Two is second-place Gillingham hosting York.

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    "Wigan keeper Joel's last game was for Rayo Vallecano in La Liga. Wonder what he makes of Moss Rose? It's rocking at the moment.

    "A guard of honour of ball-boys, mascots and photographers wait for the players at Moss Rose. A brass band playing too."

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "An end of warm-up huddle from Brighton players. They are right up for this FA Cup fourth round tie against Arsenal - and so are their fans."

  239. 1456: 

    There you go, lots of line-ups to have a browse through before the games kick off in around four minutes' time. Is cup fever building for you?

    LINE-UPS- Derby v Blackburn (1500 GMT)

    Derby: Legzdins; Brayford, Keogh, O'Brien, Roberts; Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes, Bryson; Ward, Sammon. Subs: Fielding, O'Connor, Freeman, Bennett, Doyle, Jacobs, Davies.

    Blackburn: Kean, Lowe, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, King, Murphy, Pedersen, Markus Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Rhodes. Subs: Usai, Givet, Fabio Nunes, Dunn, Nuno Gomes, Rochina, Goodwillie.

    Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

    LINE-UPS- Hull City v Barnsley (1500 GMT)

    Hull: Jakupovic, Chester, Bruce, McShane, Rosenior, Olofinjana, Meyler, Quinn, Brady, Koren, Proschwitz. Subs: Cracknell, Dawson, Hobbs, Stewart, Simpson, Cairney, Faye.

    Barnsley: Steele, Hassell, Cranie, Kennedy, Wiseman, Perkins, Mellis, Etuhu, Golbourne, Dagnall, Harewood. Subs: Alnwick, Foster, O'Brien, Noble-Lazarus, Rose, Stones, Oates.

    Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

    LINE-UPS- Middlesbrough v Aldershot (1500 GMT)

    Middlesbrough: Steele, Bikey, Rhys Williams, Hines, Parnaby, Reach, Zemmama, Bailey, Smallwood, Emnes, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Leutwiler, McManus, Leadbitter, Ledesma, Halliday, Main, Haroun.

    Aldershot: Young, Herd, Brown, Bradley, Aaron Morris, Cadogan, Hector, Rose, Vincenti, Hylton, Reid. Subs: Glenn Morris, Tonkin, Rankine, Risser, Mekki, Ainsworth, Cooksley.

    Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)

    LINE-UPS- Norwich v Luton (1500 GMT)

    Norwich: Rudd, Martin, Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Howson, Surman, Jackson, Kane. Subs: Bunn, Whittaker, Turner, Holt, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Tettey.

    Luton: Tyler, Henry, Kovacs, Rowe-Turner, Taylor, Lawless, Mendy, Smith, Howells, Shaw, Gray. Subs: Brill, Rendell, Fleetwood, Watkins, O'Donnell, Dance, Robinson.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

    LINE-UPS- Brighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    Brighton: Ankergren, Calderon, El-Abd, Bridge, Greer, David Lopez, Bridcutt, Hammond, Barnes, Ulloa, Buckley. Subs: Kuszczak, Orlandi, Mackail-Smith, Vicente, Dicker, Painter, LuaLua.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Andre Santos, Koscielny, Diaby, Rosicky, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski. Subs: Mannone, Sagna, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Arshavin, Gibbs.

    Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

    LINE-UPS- Reading v Sheffield United (1500 GMT)

    Reading: Federici, Kelly, Mariappa, Morrison, Shorey, McCleary, Leigertwood, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Le Fondre. Subs: Taylor, Pearce, McAnuff, Kebe, Church, Guthrie, Cummings.

    Sheffield Utd: Long, Westlake, Higginbotham, Maguire, McMahon, Blackman, McDonald, Doyle, Murphy, Porter, Kitson. Subs: Coyne, Flynn, Collins, Cresswell, Ironside, Whitehouse, De Girolamo.

    Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

    LINE-UPS- Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons (1500 GMT)

    QPR: Green, Da Silva, Ben Haim, Ferdinand, Traore, Mackie, Faurlin, Granero, Park, Bothroyd, Campbell. Subs: Murphy, Derry, Hill, Onuoha, Ephraim, Zamora, Mbia.

    Milton Keynes Dons: Martin, Otsemobor, MacKenzie, Kay, Lewington, Williams, Potter, Chicksen, Smith, Bowditch, Lowe. Subs: Doumbe, Flanagan, Harley, Ali, Lines, Rasulo, Ismail.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

    LINE-UPS- Macclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    Macclesfield: Anyon, Jackson, Nathaniel Brown, Audel, Braham-Barrett, Mackreth, Murtagh, Wedgbury, Kissock, Fairhurst, Barnes-Homer. Subs: Andrew Mills, Morgan-Smith, Winn, Diagne, Henry, McDonald, Martin.

    Wigan: Robles, Stam, Figueroa, Golobart, Mustoe, Espinoza, Fyvie, Dicko, Gomez, McManaman, Henriquez. Subs: Al Habsi, Jones, Maloney, McArthur, Lopez, Redmond, Campabadal.

    Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

    LINE-UPS- Bolton v Everton (1500 GMT)

    Bolton: Lonergan, Ricketts, Knight, Ream, Alonso, Spearing, Vela, Lee, Pratley, Eagles, Sordell. Subs: Bogdan, Mears, Ngog, Kevin Davies, Afobe, Holden, Craig Davies.

    Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Gueye, Vellios, Duffy.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

    LINE-UPS- Huddersfield v Leicester (1500 GMT)

    Huddersfield: Smithies, Hunt, Peter Clarke, Gerrard, Woods, Clayton, Norwood, Sinnott, Arfield, Novak, Vaughan. Subs: Bennett, Scannell, Wallace, Lee, Holmes, Dixon, Crooks.

    Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Keane, Konchesky, Marshall, King, Wellens, Dyer, Waghorn, Vardy. Subs: Logan, Drinkwater, Gallagher, Moore, Futacs, Nugent, Wood.

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    "The Wigan press officer has handed out an info sheet about their young players in the press box. Could come in very handy..."

    Wigan Evening Post reporter Paul Kendrick on Twitter:Macclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    "No Mauro Boselli in the Wigan squad to face Macclesfield, but contrary to reports he's still in the UK. Move to Palermo should happen early next week."

  252. 1450: 

    Manchester City matchwinner Pablo Zabaleta: "Three goals this season is not bad for a full-back but it's a massive win on a tough pitch and it's difficult to win here.

    "Today we were solid at back, and up front we were very aggressive. The Stoke crowd push the team a lot and we knew it was going to be difficult for us. We want to win the FA Cup again. We focus now on Tuesday, QPR away and try to catch Man United."

    Pablo Zabaleta
  253. 1449: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadTEAM NEWS- Norwich v Luton (1500 GMT)

    "Plenty of changes for Norwich. There's six in total, with young keeper Declan Rudd coming in, Andrew Surman returning from injury and Leon Barnett drafted in to play against the club at which he started his career.

    "Alex Lawless, Luton's goalscoring hero in the third round win over Wolves, starts. They make just one change, Jake Howells coming in for Scott Neilson."

  254. 1448: 
    TEAM NEWS- Hull City v Barnsley (1500 GMT)

    Steve Bruce makes two changes to the Hull City side that earned a point at Peterborough last Saturday. Keeper Eldin Jakupovic replaces David Stockdale, who is cup-tied. The other change sees Jay Simpson make way for Seyi Olofinjana. Barnsley make three changes to the side that started the 1-1 draw at Ipswich. In come Scott Wiseman, Bobby Hassell and Kelvin Etuhu, with Stephen Foster, John Stones and Stephen Dawson dropping out.

  255. 1447: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumTEAM NEWS- Bolton v Everton (1500 GMT)

    "When these two sides last met, Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard scored as his 90-yard clearance bounced over the head of opposite keeper Adam Bogdan. Howard again starts as David Moyes names a strong Everton side.

    "Andy Lonergan replaces Bogdan in the Bolton goal, but Keith Andrews is missing because of Achilles and thigh injuries with 19-year-old Josh Vela coming into the midfield. Marvin Sordell, who scored twice in Bolton's 2-0 victory against Sunderland in the third round replay, starts up front as Kevin Davies drops to the bench."

  256. 1447: 
    TEAM NEWS- Middlesbrough v Aldershot (1500 GMT)

    Middlesbrough full-back Justin Hoyte and striker Scott McDonald fail to recover from their respective injuries so Lukas Jutkiewicz starts up front while Stuart Parnaby comes into the defence. Aldershot striker Danny Hylton returns to the starting XI after returning from suspension.

  257. 1447:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumTEAM NEWS- Brighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger keeps Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla on the bench at Brighton. Brighton counterpart Gus Poyet gives a debut to new £2m signing Leonardo Ulloa after the 26-year-old Argentine striker received international clearance following his move from Almeria."

  258. 1446: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich v Luton (1500 GMT)
    Luton players

    The Luton players warm up in front of their own fans at Carrow Road. Four thousand are expected to make the trip today. It will be a far cry from their last game - a 0-0 draw at Telford.

  259. 1446: 
    Ian Woodcock, BBC Sport at John Smith's StadiumTEAM NEWS- Huddersfield v Leicester (1500 GMT)

    "Both teams have made a number of changes. Town give a first ever start to Jordan Sinnott and there are recalls for Lee Novak, Scott Arfield and Oliver Norwood. The Foxes make five alterations to the team that beat Middlesbrough last week. Jamie Vardy and Martyn Waghorn will lead the line with Chris Wood and David Nugent dropping to the bench."

  260. 1445:  
    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseTEAM NEWS- Macclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    "Debuts for both keepers at Moss Rose, who are both on loan too. Joe Anyon only joined Macclesfield on an emergency loan from Shrewsbury on Friday and has not even trained with his defenders.

    "Wigan's new shot-stopper is Joel Robles, who joined from Atletico Madrid last week and is with them until the end of the season. The Latics make eight changes in all, with Jordi Gomez, Maynor Figueroa and Ronnie Stam remaining from the team that started their defeat against Sunderland last week."

  261. 1445: 
    Chris Osborne, BBC Sport at Carrow RoadNorwich v Luton (1500 GMT)

    "Almost 54 years ago Luton and Norwich collided in the most significant FA Cup runs in both clubs's histories. Division Three Norwich beat Tottenham and Manchester United on their way to a 1959 semi-final against Luton. The Hatters won and went on to lose to Nottingham Forest in their only ever appearance in a final in the competition. In 2013 non-league Luton are the underdogs, but with a third-round upset over Wolves already under their belts, the Hatters have a taste for causing a Cup shock."

  262. 1444:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "Brighton celebrate the 30th anniversary of reaching the FA Cup final this year - losing to Manchester United after a replay - and the great old tournament is stirring the emotions again after victory against Newcastle United here at The Amex in the third round. Arsenal are looking to the FA Cup to end eight years without a trophy and their supporters are certainly taking it seriously. Arsenal's ticket allocation of 4,000 sold out inside 24 hours."

  263. 1444: 
    Ian Woodcock, BBC Sport at John Smith's StadiumHuddersfield v Leicester (1500 GMT)

    "This is a tie that might not have captured the imagination this time last week but the sacking of Simon Grayson by Huddersfield has changed that. The Terriers had gone 12 games without a win in the Championship.

    "It is a different story altogether at the King Power Stadium, they're second in the league and have won their last five matches in all competitions."

  264. 1442: 

    So Manchester City join Millwall in the next round. Who else will join them? Let's have a look at some more news from the 3pm kick-offs...

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-1 Manchester City

    "It was a decent performance from City. On reflection they were probably the better side throughout. Stoke had the opportunity to go at City but they didn't do that."

  266. 1440: 
    FULL-TIME- Stoke 0-1 Manchester City

    That's it, Manchester City have done it and take their place in the hat for the fifth round. They had to battle hard against Stoke but got there in the end.

  267. 1438: 

    As Stoke pile men forward, City break through Sergio Aguero and Thomas Sorensen races 40 yards out of his goal to deny the striker. The Big Dane has played well today.

    Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks on Final ScoreStoke 0-1 Manchester City

    "In many ways this game between Stoke and Manchester City is a re-run of the cup final from 2011 with the atmosphere and expectancy. Really disappointing game to watch but it is sometimes about playing badly and just getting through the tie."


    Lewys Pennington on Twitter: "Zabaleta's attitude and professionalism is something all other pro's should aspire to emulate."

    Chris Fleming on Twitter: "Zabaleta is such an underrated player. Made the tackle in his own half and then stormed forward into the box to finish."

    Rob Zabrocky on Twitter: "Sometimes even Stoke can't perform on a cold January in Stoke."

  270. 1435: 

    As five minutes of added time are announced, Cameron Jerome latches on to a loose ball in the Manchester City penalty area but his wild effort is high, wide and not very handsome.

  271. 1434: 

    Is there a more under-rated player in the Manchester City team than Pablo Zabaleta? David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli will take most of the headlines most of the time, but the Argentine defender is always one of City's better players and crucial to the team.

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-1 Manchester City

    "It wasn't a really well-hit pass to Zabaleta - Dzeko took a poor touch and the ball fell to Zabaleta. He kept his head down and over the ball and steered past Tommy Sorensen. Great finish.

    "On the balance of play City deserve their lead."

    You can listen to live commentary of the final few minutes from the Britannia Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live.

  273. 1429: 
    GOAL- Stoke 0-1 Manchester City (Pablo Zabaleta 85 mins)

    It's that man Pablo Zabaleta who does it again for Manchester City, to seemingly put his side into the hat for the fifth round. Sergio Aguero passed to Edin Dzeko in the penalty area, who miscontrolled and the marauding Argentine defender was on hand to rifle home.

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Manchester City

    "Patient build up from Stoke before Peter Crouch's header. They had a few opportunities to put the ball into the box before Shotton's cross found Crouch.

    "Stoke are coming on strong now and having a right good go at Manchester City. You hope they can get more balls into Crouch."

    You can listen to live commentary of the final 10 minutes from the Britannia Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live.

  275. 1426: 

    Peter Crouch has scored in both of Stoke's last two home games against Manchester City and he goes close again as Ryan Shotton whips in a good cross from the left and the striker heads wide under pressure from Joleon Lescott. Eight minutes left.

  276. 1424: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Reading v Sheffield United (1500 GMT)

    Reading make six changes with Adam Le Fondre, Noel Hunt, Nicky Shorey, Jem Karacan, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sean Morrison named in the starting XI. Sheffield United's Nick Blackman and Chris Porter start up front, while defender Neil Collins is one of the substitutes.

  277. 1424: 
    Michael Emons, BBC Sport at the Reebok StadiumBREAKING BOLTON TEAM NEWS- Bolton v Everton (1500 GMT)

    "Bolton's Marvin Sordell starts up front in place of Kevin Davies, while Andy Lonergan is in goal instead of Alex Bogdan."

  278. 1423: 

    James Milner goes into the book after bringing down Stoke's Matthew Etherington as the home side tried to counter-attack.

  279. 1422: 

    There are thousands of Manchester City fans urging their team forward from behind the goal which their team is attacking. The Premier League champions are turning the screw a little as Sergio Aguero's shot is deflected for a corner. Thomas Sorensen makes a bit of a mess of collecting the corner but Stoke manage to clear.

  280. 1419: 

    Manchester City appear to be upping the tempo now as Edin Dzeko cuts in from the left and curls in a shot which is deflected off Ryan Shotton for a corner. The set-piece brings no joy for the visitors.

  281. 1417: 

    Stoke shake it up with Andy Wilkinson being replaced by Dean Whitehead and Peter Crouch coming on for Kenwyne Jones. Just 17 minutes left to force a winner...


    Jon S, East Grinstead, via text: "To all of the groundstaff and volunteers around the country - THANKS. Without you many millions would have their complete day spoilt. "

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at the AMEX StadiumBrighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    "Brighton had a long wait to get to this new stadium but it was certainly worth it. Superbly appointed - a Premier League set-up."

  284. 1415: 
    BREAKING ARSENAL TEAM NEWS- Brighton v Arsenal (1500 GMT)

    No Jack Wilshere in the Arsenal starting line-up for today's game against Brighton, with the midfielder named on the bench. Midfielder Abou Diaby returns to the side.

  285. 1414: 

    It's been a frustrating afternoon for Carlos Tevez so far, and the striker's afternoon doesn't get any better as he fashions some room on the edge of the Stoke box but puts his shot over the bar.

  286. 1411: 
    BREAKING WIGAN TEAM NEWS- Macclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    Wigan hand a debut to on-loan Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles. Manchester United loanee Angelo Henriquez - fresh from his goal against Sunderland - also starts up front.

    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia StadiumStoke 0-0 Manchester City

    "Brilliant ball by Silva behind - but Shotton just switched off again. Barry ran behind him but once he got his touch - and it wasn't a bad touch - it allowed Sorensen to race out to smother. Really good goalkeeping."

    You can listen to live commentary of the final 25 minutes from the Britannia Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live.

  288. 1410: 

    David Silva looks the man most likely to unlock Stoke today and he pings a lovely pass into the feet of Gareth Barry, but the England midfielder fails to control it properly and Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen bravely pounces on the loose ball in the six-yard box.

  289. 1408: 
    BREAKING EVERTON TEAM NEWS- Bolton v Everton (1500 GMT)

    Everton name a strong team against Bolton, with Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas starting.

  290. 1407: 

    Aleksandar Kolarov's reward for missing that last chance is an early bath as he is hooked off and replaced by Sergio Aguero.

  291. 1405: 

    Call it commentator's curse if you like, but since I mentioned City didn't look as dangerous they have started to build a few attacks. This time Edin Dzeko whips in a cross from the right and Aleksandar Kolarov fires just wide from 12 yards out.


    Dougie Todman on Twitter: "Two things more exciting than Stoke v Manchester City: Watching paint dry and watching the grass grow."

  293. 1402: 

    City have not looked as dangerous since they changed their formation and Aleksandar Kolarov's shot ends up in the stands after David Silva's pass was missed by Carlos Tevez and landed at the Serb's feet on the edge of the box.

    Chris Bevan, BBC Sport at Moss RoseMacclesfield v Wigan (1500 GMT)

    "Hats off to the volunteers who cleared the Moss Rose pitch. This is the end result of their efforts."


    It is certainly a far cry from the wintry scene at Moss Rose earlier today [see 1151 and 1220].


    Ben, Cheltenham, via text: "This is where we will see the real FA. If they don't ban Whelan for that tackle and give Hazard a longer ban than three games then there is no point to them. That tackle could have snapped Garcia's ankle but Hazard only embarrassed the boy!"


    Tobistark on Twitter: "Disgusting tackle from Whelan. Pulis wonders why Stoke have a reputation. That is why!"

    Ricky Lee Everett on Twitter: "Three game ban isn't sufficient for a horror tackle like Whelan's."

    Jameseec on Twitter: "Howard Webb is one yard away! No excuse for not sending off Whelan."

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