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Fulham to play Tottenham in the FA Cup Quarters

last updated Thursday 25th February 2010, 10:37 AM


Tottenham, Aston Villa, Stoke and Reading all won their way through to the FA Cup quarter finals lastnight joining Fulham,Portsmouth and Birmingham. The biggest surprise of the evening was Man City crashing out at Stoke.

FA Cup Quarter-finals
Saturday 06/03/2010
12:30 Portsmouth v Birmingham Live on ITV1
17:20 Fulham v Tottenham Live on ITV1
Sunday 07/03/2010
13:45 Reading v Aston Villa Live on ITV1
16:00 Chelsea v Stoke Live on ITV1
Tottenham 4 Bolton 0
Roman Pavlyuchenko continued his hot form, scoring twice as Tottenham beat Bolton 4-0 while John Carew converted two late penalties in Aston Villa's 3-1 defeat of Crystal Palace.

The £13.8million Russia international Pavlyuchenko, who was starting only his third game of the season after bagging a double off the bench against Wigan at the weekend, put Spurs ahead after 23 minutes with a tenacious turn and finish.

Tottenham's passage was sealed with own goals either side of half-time from Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and defender Andy O'Brien.

Pavlyuchenko then rounded off the evening with the fourth goal, which he slotted past Jaaskelainen after being picked out in the box by substitute Danny Rose.

Tottenham will face Fulham in the last eight.

Aston Villa 3 Crystal Palace 1
John Carew won and converted two late penalties to keep Aston Villa on course for a second Wembley final as they disposed of Crystal Palace 3-1 at Villa Park.

Villa took the lead three minutes before half-time but, like in the first leg, there was controversy, with the ball appearing to go out of play off James Milner, but referee Martin Atkinson awarded a corner.

Agbonlahor was first to react to Ashley Young's centre and sent a back header into the corner of the net for his 14th goal of the campaign.

However, Palace drew level after 72 minutes when defender Stephen Warnock was adjudged to have brought down Alan Lee in the area and Darren Ambrose converted the penalty.

Carew had the final say for the Carling Cup finalists with his double blast after both penalties were conceded by Matthew Lawrence.

Stoke 3 Man City 1
Ryan Shawcross and Tuncay struck in extra-time as Stoke dramatically emerged victorious from their three-game epic with Manchester City with a 3-1 win.

Craig Bellamy had ensured the FA Cup fifth-round replay at the Britannia Stadium finished 1-1 after 90 minutes by immediately cancelling out Dave Kitson's late opener.

But Stoke made their numerical advantage count after Emmanuel Adebayor's harsh sending-off, by reclaiming the lead through Shawcross from a Rory Delap throw and Tuncay finished the job to set up a quarter-final trip to Cup holders Chelsea.

West Brom 2 Reading 3
Reading booked an FA Cup quarter-final clash against Villa after staging a remarkable comeback to see off a West Brom side 3-2 who were themselves within a minute of a meeting their Midlands neighbours.

Gylfi Sigurdsson proved to be the matchwinner in the fifth minute of extra time, just moments after Brian Howard's strike in the third of four stoppage-time minutes at the end of normal time had brought a dramatic end to the fifth-round replay.

It proved to be an historic night for Reading, with their first win at The Hawthorns since 1995 securing their place in the last eight for the first time since 1927.

But it could have been so different for a shell-shocked Albion side who looked destined for their second quarter-final place in three seasons.

The most relieved man in the Black Country must surely have been Royals goalkeeper Adam Federici, whose calamitous 47th-minute gaff in letting Robert Koren's shot squirm horribly through his body looked to have proved the difference.

Koren had earlier handed the Baggies a sixth-minute lead in the fifth-round replay before Jimmy Kebe levelled almost immediately - both players also scored the first two goals in the initial 2-2 draw between the two sides at the Madejski Stadium.







































































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