February 14, 2009
A big cup shock looked on the cards but Christopher Samba hit a late winner as the game finshed in a draw .An injury-time strike from Christopher Samba spared Blackburn’s blushes as they earned an FA Cup replay.
Rovers took the lead after two minutes when Roque Santa Cruz scored from an avute angle from Samba’s neat flick-on.
Aron Gunnarsson, who wasted a chance in the first half, levelled matters with a stunning strike (61). Michael Doyle’s volley looked to have won it for City (76) before Samba pounced for Rovers.
Match of the day highlights to come later
February 14, 2009
The game ended in a draw Middlesbrough took the lead but then west ham hit back .Herita Ilunga’s late header earned the Hammers a deserved replay in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Upton Park.
Gary O’Neil’s cross evaded the hosts’ defence and found Stewart Downing, who headed in his first of the season (22).
Brad Jones twice saved well from Mark Noble while Jack Collison fired over from close range, and Downing nearly grabbed a second before Ilunga nodded in Savio Nsereko’s free-kick
Full match day highlights tonight
February 4, 2009
Everton were unchanged from the weekend, where they lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Victor Anichebe, the club’s only fit eligible striker with new signing Jo cup-tied, did not even make the substitutes’ bench.Liverpool made two changes from the side that defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the weekend. Andrea Dossena came in for Fabio Aurelio at left-back and Lucas partnered Xabi Alonso in central midfield, taking the place of Argentina captain Javier Mascherano
Liverpool’s best change fell to Xabi Alonso on seven minutes, who sent a low volley just wide of the far post after poor defensive header from Pienaar.Gerrard went off with a injury very early and was replaced.
Everton, meanwhile, went closest when Tony Hibbert was able to cross the ball from the right, with Leon Osman and Cahill both going close but not forcing Pepe Reina into action after good work from the full-back.
There was little change in the second half, which was big on endeavour but again surprisingly light on quality.Lucas was given his sending orders due to a second red card which gave advantage to the blues.Everton started to pile on the pressure and camped in liverpool’s half it was defence verus attack.
Tim Howard made one superb save when, just after the hour mark, he dived at the feet of Albert Riera after Xabi Alonso’s through ball almost made the otherwise excellent Phil Jagielka pay for a rare misplaced pass.
Extra-time saw Reina make a wonderful double-save from Osman and substitute Dan Gosling, while Cahill headed a corner inches wide after he towered above Carragher and Skrtel
But it was gosling who had the last say as livepool played for pens he capitalised on some hesitance from Arbeloa, shimmied one way then another before clipping a shot off the outstretched leg of Skrtel to leave Reina helpless and send Everton into the fifth round
February 4, 2009
Full-time at Ewood Park and Blackburn have clinched it at the death through substitute Benni McCarthy.Striker Benni McCarthy headed a winner two minutes from the end of extra-time to earn Rovers a home tie with Coventry in the FA Cup fifth round.
Sub McCarthy climbed highest to convert a cross from Carlos Villanueva after Black Cats keeper Craig Gordon had made a series of superb saves.
David Healy had drilled Sunderland into an early lead , but Aaron Mokoena levelled with a 25-yard drive