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Chelsea 3-1 Ipswich
Doncaster 0-0 Aston Villa
Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham
Hull City 2-0 Millwall
Kettering 2-4 Fulham
Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham
Portsmouth 0-2 Swansea
Sheff United 2-1 Charlton
Sunderland 0-0 Blackburn
Torquay 0-1 Coventry
Watford 4-3 Crystal Palace
West Brom 2-2 Burnley
Wolves 1-2 Middlesbrough


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By Jonathan Stevenson

1922: Thanks for your company, it's been emotional. For 10 teams, the FA Cup dream has died for another year, but tomorrow there are two more massive clashes in store as Cardiff meet Arsenal and Liverpool and Everton renew acquaintances again. See you then, hopefully. Oh, and Mark Chapman and Gabriele Marcotti are taking your calls on BBC Radio 5 Live right now. Bye.

1918: "Is it time for Harry to take responsibility for the shambles that is Spurs?"
James, Hitchin, via text on 81111

1915: Sam the man (not Sam Hammam), who has been my lifeline today, ties up the Player Rater chat for the day: "Take a bow Carlos Tevez - the Manchester United striker may not have a permanent contract at OT but he has the man-of-the-match honours thanks to users of our Player Rater. Dimitar Berbatov, for United, and Spurs' Michael Dawson and Roman Pavlyuchenko are also getting some love, but Adel 'what's a pass?' Taarabt has that sinking feeling on 5.03. Have your say and it could all change. Ooh, the tension."
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1913: "I just burst out laughing when watching Adel Taarabt."
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1911: Lots of late carnage in the United box as Spurs finally get the ball in the mixer, but one handball appeal and one appeal for a foul are both turned down by the referee and the hosts hang on to book their place in the last 16.

1909: Full-time Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham

1907: Carlos Tevez, probably the best player on the pitch, is booked for a foul on Didier Zokora.

1905: Spurs finally get into the United half and they decide to pump a long ball into the box for Jermain Defoe. Now I'm no tactician, but really? It runs out of play.

1904: We're into injury time now and United are doing most of the attacking, if there's going to be another goal it will probably be for them. I cannot see an equaliser here. Four minutes of stoppages.

1902: "Is Berbatov the best player at United? Quite possibly. Sublime."
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1901: With four minutes of normal times remaining, Darren Fletcher comes on for Danny Welbeck, who is helped from the field as he has suffered an injury.

1859: Benoit Assou-Ekotto does really well down the left as he sprints past Richard Eckersley, but his pull-back is a fraction behind Giovani and the Mexican can only fire over from seven yards.

1856: Spurs simply cannot get the ball. Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes are bossing it and when the ball does return to the away team, Adel Taarabt gives it back to United. Frustrating moments if you are a Tottenham fan.

1853: Fair play to Harry Redknapp - despite a replay being the last thing Spurs need, he has thrown players on in a bid to get that goal back. They need to win the ball off United first, though.

1852: Michael Carrick blazes a shot over from the edge of the Spurs box after the visitors failed to clear their lines from a United corner.

1852: "My two-year-old little boy won't let me watch the game so I've got to settle for BBC live text on the phone while he plays Wii golf!"
Kev, Stoke fan, via text on 81111

1850: The tempo has slowed at Old Trafford. We've got about 15 minutes left, plus stoppages.

1849: Just to bring you up to date with stuff that's happened today, that you may be interested in - Swansea have dumped out holders Portsmouth and Doncaster have earned a replay with Aston Villa after a goalless draw. Honourable mentions for non-league teams Kettering, who lost 4-2 at home to Fulham, and Torquay, who had their hearts broken by a late Coventry winner.

1846: Cristiano Ronaldo is taken off and Zoran Tosic comes on for his Manchester United debut. Ronaldo goes straight down the tunnel.

1845: Harry is going for it. Jermain Defoe comes on for David Bentley.

1843: "Carrick is probably our most important player in terms of how we attack. He dictates the pace of every game we play in and unlocks defences so often."
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1842: It's tricks and flicks o'clock as Adel Taarabt comes on for Gareth Bale. Taarabt and Giovani on the same pitch: marvellous.

1841: Haha. The curse nearly works again - Cristiano Ronaldo cuts in from the left and his shot is well saved low down by Ben Alnwick.

1839: Giovani sets up Chris Gunter down the Spurs right and he pulls the ball back for David Bentley, but the impetus of the move has been lost and his shot is deflected safely through to keeper Ben Foster.

1839: Villa Rodders texts in to ask if Ronaldo's even playing tonight. A touch cheeky that, Rodders, but I take your point - the World Player of the Year has been desperately quiet all evening.

1836: Spurs have got Jermain Defoe on the bench - if Harry is trying to win this game, I'd be surprised if we didn't see him fairly soon.

1834: Yellow card for Nemanja Vidic for a very, very cynical trip on Giovani after the Serbian defender mis-controlled the ball on the halfway line and the Mexican was set to race through.

1833: "Sat in the north stand at OT after playing 11-a-side football for the first time in two years. I'm cold, muddy, probably smell and my leg is cramping. But United's football tonight is worth it."
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1831: Tottenham are enjoying a sustained spell of possession, with Tom Huddlestone stroking the ball around nicely, and eventually Benoit Assou-Ekotto flings over a cross from the left that Gary Neville fails to clear and David Bentley hammers in a fierce right-foot drive that hits the side-netting.

1828: Fabio, 18, leaves the field and 19-year-old Richard Eckersley comes on to make his Manchester United debut.

1827: Young Fabio, who picked up a knock in the first half, has collected another one and could be set to come off. That one was in an aerial challenge with Giovani.

1826: "Good to see Dos Santos given a chance. I saw him play in person at the U-20 World Cup. He was magic."
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1823: David Bentley is going to play just off Roman Pavlyuchenko in the second half, with Giovani starting from out on the right - though if his Barca displays are anything to go by, expect him to cut inside 100% of the time on to his favoured left foot.

1821: David Bentley swings over a deep cross from the right and the angle just beats Gareth Bale, who hits a left-foot volley wide.

1820: Thanks Harry, thanks a lot. "A poor man's Lionel Messi" - well he was last season at Barcelona - Giovani dos Santos comes on for Luka Modric at half-time and we are back under way.

1819: "Berbatov was bound to celebrate in front of the Spurs fans, they are sat behind the goal he scored in!"
Steve, Old Trafford, via text on 81111

1816: "The Spurs players are frightened to make a mistake, the nerves are clear to see."
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1812: "It's not nice going out, full stop. It doesn't matter whether you're the holders. When you're out-fought and outplayed for 45 minutes then you are always likely to be dumped out of the Cup."
Portsmouth manager Tony Adams

1810: "(See 1754) Well, they have been booing him non-stop, so celebrating is fair enough. Respect goes two ways."
Al, London, via text on 81111

1807: Player Rater latest, from Sam: "Man Utd's tirelessCarlos Tevez is riding high with a seven-busting 7.47, but it is Tottenham scorer Roman Pavlyuchenko who is top of the pops at half-time with 7.57. David Bentley, who quite bemusingly appears to have become the popular choice for Spurs fans' scapegoat of the year award, is bottom of the pile on 5.04. It can all change, of course, through the magic of aim-mouse-left-click - so get involved."
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1804: "A couple of goals in the space of 90 seconds has put United firmly in control. Spurs should think about what they did in the first 10, 15 minutes and try to repeat that, but I wonder whether Harry will really, really want to go for it."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Jimmy Armfield

1802: Half-time Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham

1759: United are starting to look imperious here, Spurs will be quite happy to hear the half-time whistle, which is not a long way off. I'd like to see Giovani in the second half today.

1756: David Bentley lashes in a right-foot shot from outside the United area on the right, but it flies a few yards over Ben Foster's crossbar. Spurs have had very, very little of the ball in the last 15 minutes.

1754: "Did Berbatov celebrate?"
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Yes, yes he did. Disappointingly in front of the Spurs fans it appeared, as well.

1751: GOAL Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham
Lovely ball from Michael Carrick over the top, beating a flat-footed Spurs defence, and Dimitar Berbatov controls the ball superbly before drilling into the far bottom corner to notch against his former club.

1750: GOAL Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham
The corner is played straight to Paul Scholes on the edge of the Spurs box and he rifles in a low shot that deflects off Tom Huddlestone, goes through the legs of Carlos Tevez and beats a wrong-footed Ben Alnwick.

1749: With Cristiano Ronaldo gone missing again, Carlos Tevez is United's main threat and he drives down the right before winning a corner.

1748: "(See 1739) Is that the same shaky defence that hasn't conceded a goal in 10 Premier League games?"
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1746: Michael Dawson is producing a captain's performance once again for Spurs, he just seems to always be there when a clearance or block or header is most needed. For my money, he's developing into a fine central defender.

1744: "Spurs are being pushed back a bit, as you would expect at Old Trafford at times. But they must watch out because Roman Pavlyuchenko is miles away from the rest of the team, he's isolated at the moment."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Jimmy Armfield

1741: Ben Foster will feel better after that, a really good catch from a high Gareth Bale cross from the left. Couldn't do anything about the goal, the injury-plagued young goalkeeper.

1739: "The only thing I'm worried about is that Man Utd don't have any match-winners on the bench unless you count Giggsy as one. Tottenham have still got Defoe, and the way he's playing, that's enough to frighten any defence, especially our shaky one."
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1737: Sensational save from Ben Alnwick, shoving out his right hand to tip over Carlos Tevez's left-foot half-volley that was screaming towards the roof of the net.

1735: That was, as a colleague has just pointed out, almost Ricky Villa-like, as Danny Welbeck dribbles his way past about four challenges in his somewhat ungainly style and is only denied a goal by a truly sensational block from Chris Gunter.

1733: Great effort from Carlos Tevez, he turns into space on the edge of the box and hammers a terrific left-foot shot that rattles against the crossbar with Ben Alnwick seemingly beaten.

1732: Roman Pavlyuchenko did, in fact, score in his first FA Cup match, which was against Wigan earlier this month. In fact, the Russian bagged a brace. Sorry for misleading you. I really am.

1730: Benoit Assou-Ekotto is caught badly on the ankle by Danny Welbeck, it's a bit of a naughty tackle but the teenager was definitely going for the ball.

1729: United are coming more into it now and a spell of pressure around the Spurs box eventually comes to nothing, but Cristiano Ronaldo is seeing more of the ball at the moment.

1728: "If Burnley drawing at West Brom counts as any kind of cupset, then Spurs beating Man Utd should too. Am I right in thinking there's more league places between United and Tottenham than there is between West Brom and Burnley?"
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1725: Finally, a rocket from Harry Redknapp seems to have done Spurs some good - they have started in really good fashion, knocking the ball around beautifully at Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov spanks a shot wide at the other end.

1722: As Sam notes, old Roman does love a cup game - he has scored in every Carling Cup game this season to lead Spurs to the final and now he's bagged in the first five minutes today. It's his 12th Spurs goal in his 24th appearance, too.

1720: GOAL Manchester United 0-1 Tottenham
Does this count as a cupset? What a lovely, lovely goal that is - Tom Huddlestone clips a left-foot cross into the danger area and Roman Pavlyuchenko gets in front of his marker and glances a sweet header into the corner of Ben Foster's net.

1718: Spurs have made a decent start, but Roman Pavlyuchenko turns down the chance to shoot from 30 yards. Disappointing. He's got a hell of a shot on him, the hot-and-cold Russian.

1716: We are under way at Old Trafford. Wouldn't mind either of these line-ups as my team's reserves.

1715: "Redknapp has bottled it with the team - was looking forward to seeing Taarabt and Giovani."
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1711: The teams are out at Old Trafford. I'm really looking forward to just concentrating on one game. That was headache o'clock.

1710: "Swansea just knocked the FA Cup holders Portsmouth out - but haven't been mentioned at all in the last hour. Does a Championship side beating last years winners not count as a cupset?"
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1706: Not a bad Spurs team either, is it? Must admit, I'm very surprised to see that Michael Dawson's playing today. According to his manager yesterday, he was carrying "about four injuries". That's either some recovery, or Dawson is going to play against the best team in the world in an awful lot of pain today.

1703: "So much for a United injury crisis, that's some team Fergie's just named."
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1701: "Me and quite a few others at Molineux thought there was a foul leading to that second goal, I'll see the replay later."
Tim, via text on 81111

1659: No hope now - Watford hang on and Palace are out.

1658: GOAL Watford 4-3 Crystal Palace
Blimey, it's not over yet. Julian Speroni kicks the ball out, Sheki Kuqi flicks it on and Paul Ifill prods it home deep into injury time to give Palace some hope.

Man Utd: Foster, O'Shea, Neville, Vidic, Fabio Da Silva, Welbeck, Carrick, Scholes, Ronaldo, Berbatov, Tevez.
Subs: Kuszczak, Giggs, Tosic, Fletcher, Possebon, Chester, Eckersley.
Tottenham: Alnwick, Gunter, Corluka, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Bentley, Huddlestone, Zokora, Bale, Modric, Pavlyuchenko.
Subs: Gomes, Gilberto, Giovani, Taarabt, Defoe, Rocha, Dervite.
Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)

1653: GOAL West Brom 2-2 Burnley
Last-gasp drama at The Hawthorns as Wade Elliott sends over a low cross and Martin Paterson nips in to finish and earn the Clarets a replay.

1651: It's full-time at Doncaster and they have earned a replay against Premier League Aston Villa. It's also full-time at Kettering - so, so close for the non-league team. So close. They can hold their heads high, though.

1649: Among all that action, Doncaster's Martin Woods hit the Aston Villa post with a free-kick as they went perilously close to a winner.

1647: GOAL Torquay 0-1 Coventry
Heartbreak for the hosts as Daniel Fox swings over a corner and Elliott Ward heads home unmarked. Gutted for the non-leaguers.

1646: GOAL Kettering 2-4 Fulham
Bobby Zamora collects the ball inside the box and slams in on the turn to end the game as a contest.

1646: GOAL Hull 2-0 Millwall
Ian Ashbee slams in a shot from 20 yards and that probably won't calm the Millwall fans down much.

1646: GOAL Chelsea 3-1 Ipswich
Frank Lampard scores a fabulous free-kick, giving Richard Wright no chance and sending Chelsea into the fifth round.

1646: GOAL Watford 4-2 Crystal Palace
Paul Ifil pulls a goal back for Palace, but it's all over at Vicarage Road.

1644: GOAL Kettering 2-3 Fulham
Andy Johnson has broken our hearts once again, the former England striker taking advantage of some poor Kettering defending to put Fulham ahead again.

1643: GOAL Wolves 1-2 Middlesbrough
Dutch striker Marvin Emnes, on for the injured Afonso Alves, has put the Premier League team back in front after good work from Stewart Downing.

1642: "What about Torquay, guys? 0-0, hardly got any credit against when we beat Blackpool would be nice to get some this time if we get anything from the game."
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1641: More from the brilliant Graham Taylor: "This is fantastic. What does football mean to people? What does the FA Cup mean to people? Just ask Kettering fans - unbelievable. It almost brings a tear to the eye and, I have to say, it is a thoroughly deserved equaliser for the hosts."

1641: Can you feel the magic? Can you?

1640: "This isn't a fluke. Kettering deserve to be level."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Graham Taylor

1638: GOAL Kettering 2-2 Fulham
Brede Hangeland brings down Craig Westcarr in the Fulham box and the defender is shown a yellow card. Westcarr, enjoying the day of his life, slams home the spot-kick. This truly is a sensational story, whatever happens now. Legends, the lot of them.


1637: Millwall fans are apparently ripping seats up as their team continues to lose at Hull. Meanwhile, the Fulham goal has been credited so far to Danny Murphy, but it may well get changed, massive deflection as it was.

1636: Team news: A bit of call my bluff from Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp ahead of the Man Utd-Spurs FA Cup tie was it? Both hinted at reserve teams, but while Manchester United field nine full internationals, Spurs make just three changes from the side that limped past Burnley in the League Cup on Wednesday. Fabio da Silva makes his United debut, while Vedran Corluka, Gareth Bale and Roman Pavlyuchenko replace Jonathan Woodgate, Jamie O'Hara and Jermain Defoe for Tottenham.

1634: GOAL Kettering 1-2 Fulham
That is an absolute sickener. I don't even want to tell you. Danny Murphy fires in a shot that takes an enormous deflection off that man Exodus Geohaghan and flies into the Kettering net. Oh FA Cup Gods, why have you forsaken us?

1633: GOAL Watford 4-1 Crystal Palace
Graham Taylor's got the Midas touch! The Hornets are rampant and this time it's Polish striker Grzegorz Rasiak who finishes it off.

1631: Aston Villa are getting closer and closer to a goal at Doncaster and Gabby Agbonlahor hits the crossbar. Meanwhile at Kettering, Bobby Zamora misses a sitter of a header, nodding it wide when he really should have scored.

1629: GOAL Watford 3-1 Crystal Palace
Watford restore their two-goal advantage and Jobi McAnuff is again the creator, his corner finding Will Hoskins, who turns and slams into the net.

1629: GOAL Sheffield United 2-1 Charlton
It's not all over yet at Bramall Lane as substitute Chris Dickson takes advantage of some poor Sheffield United defending and lofts the ball expertly over the goalkeeper.

1628: "Kettering have a player called Exodus Geohaghan?! Give that man's parents a medal, that's genius!"
Tom, in bed with a fractured metatarsal, via text on 81111

1626: Fulham bring on Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy. Meanwhile, David Healy has the ball in the net for Sunderland but it's ruled out for offside.

1623: GOAL Wolves 1-1 Middlesbrough
Young Welsh striker Sam Vokes gets his team back on level terms at Molineux as he heads home Matt Jarvis' cross.

1622: James Milner has twice gone close as Aston Villa start to improve away at Doncaster, while West Brom hitman Roman Bednar hits the post at home against Burnley.

1621: GOAL Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton
Lee Hendrie doubles the Blades lead at home against Charlton with a beautifully-flighted free-kick from the edge of the penalty area.

1620: Paul Konchesky's goalbound shot is brilliantly tipped away from the top corner by Lee Harper at Kettering.

1619: GOAL Chelsea 2-1 Ipswich
Michael Ballack does the business again for Chelsea, curling a free-kick up and over the Ipswich wall and into the corner past Richard Wright. Advantage Premier League again.

1618: Torquay are all over Coventry and Roscoe Dsane fires a shot over at Plainmoor. Meanwhile, Didier Drogba comes on to a massive ovation at Chelsea, in place of the once again much-maligned Florent Malouda.

1617: "Chelsea are all over Ipswich at the mo... come on Town, keep it tight."
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1614: Richard Graham's ball into the Fulham box deflects off Brede Hangeland and so nearly drifts into the Cottagers' net. They survive. Moments later, John Dempster heads over unmarked from six yards when he really, really should score.

1613: Matt Green has a shot for Torquay but Kieran Westwood, a very highly-rated goalkeeper, gets down brilliantly to make the save. Coventry holding on a little big against their non-league opponents. Been there before, too.

1609: GOAL Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace
Palace are back in it in the all-Championship affair. A corner from the right is headed on by Alan Lee and Clint Hill forces it home with his head.

1608: There are 5,406 at Kettering, of which 1,332 are Fulham fans. Thanks to Sam for that unbelievably boring stat. Meanwhile, Exodus Geohaghan has a header blocked by a Cottagers defender.

1606: "It's very quiet on the streets of Kettering - where is everyone? Here comes the cupset!"
Janine, Kettering, via text on 81111

1604: Gareth Seddon shoots wide at the brilliantly-named Rockingham Road as Kettering go on the offensive. I'll bet it's rocking, too.

1603: Oops, I forgot that Ipswich are holding Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, too. Lots of potential there.

1601: Cupset alert: Kettering are holding Fulham; Torquay are drawing at home with Coventry; Doncaster are level with Aston Villa; Swansea are winning at Portsmouth. What a 45 minutes lies in store.

1559: "Why oh why is Malouda playing?!"
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1556: "Ah... oh dear. I could see us coming back from a goal down, but now I'm really not sure."
Dan, at Fratton Park, via text on 81111

1553: Half-time everywhere and Portsmouth were booed off at the break in their game against Swansea. No wonder, they are on the brink of giving up their FA Cup trophy.

1552: GOAL West Brom 2-1 Burnley
The Baggies take a fortuitous lead against their Championship opponents as Do-Heon Kim flights in a free-kick that takes a deflection and flies past Brian Jensen. Burnley, unlucky in a cup? Been here before.

1551: It's half-time in the games at Kettering and Torquay. The two non-league survivors are both holding their opponents from a higher league and there are plenty of cupsets on the cards on FA Cup fourth round Saturday.

1548: GOAL Portsmouth 0-2 Swansea
Remarkable scenes at Fratton Park as the Championship side take a two-goal lead into the interval against the current FA Cup holders. Jason Scotland beats David James from the spot after Nadir Belhadj fouled Jordi Gomez.

1548: "I've been very, very impressed with Kettering. Fulham started very quickly and Kettering were standing off them, but when they got their equaliser they fully deserved it and they've been the better team since."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Graham Taylor

1546: West Brom captain Jonathan Greening has been taken off with an injury at The Hawthorns, with Borja Valero coming on in his place.

1545: GOAL Wolves 0-1 Middlesbrough
Afonso Alves is put through after a great move involved Gary O'Neil and Tuncay and the Brazilian striker lofts the ball over the advancing Wayne Hennessey.

1544: Kettering's Richard Graham is booked for an alleged dive on the edge of the Fulham box, referee Mike Riley wasting no time in getting his yellow card out.

1542: What's that I can smell? Is it a day of cupsets? Ipswich are charging forward with gusto and both Jonathan Walters and Tommy Miller miss great chances to put the Championship club ahead at Chelsea.

1540: "Come on Torquay/Kettering/Ipswich/Burnley/Doncaster!"
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1538: Robbie Blake hits the West Brom crossbar for Burnley, Boro's Adam Johnson has a shot cleared off the line by David Edwards at Wolves and Doncaster's Martin Woods rattles the Aston Villa bar with a cracking long-range shot. Phew.

1536: GOAL Kettering 1-1 Fulham
I'm not joking. Kettering get a free-kick 25 yards out and Craig Westcarr, who once broke the record as Nottingham Forest's youngest ever player, clips it in and past Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer via a deflection off the wall. Cupset cupset cupset cupset.

1536: GOAL Chelsea 1-1 Ipswich
You'd have thought Chelsea might have worked on their set pieces after recent matches wouldn't you? Well, not so much. Owen Garvan's free-kick finds its way to Alex Bruce at the back post and the defender, completely unmarked, lashes home.

1535: GOAL West Brom 1-1 Burnley
Jonathan Greening's corner is half-cleared and Robert Koren volleys into the Burnley net from 25 yards to level things up.

1533: Roque Santa Cruz has had a shot saved by Marton Fulop at Sunderland, while at the other end, Grant Leadbitter appears to be brought down in the box by Ryan Nelsen, but referee Lee Probert gives Blackburn a free-kick instead.

1533: "Winning and looking confident. Crazy scenes at Vicarage Road."
Adam, Watford, via text on 81111

1531: GOAL Watford 2-0 Crystal Palace
Good few minutes for on-loan players as Jack Cork gets on the end of another Jobi McAnuff delivery to double the Watford lead at Vicarage Road.

1529: GOAL Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton
Danny Webber's shot-cum-cross catches the Charlton keeper Rob Elliott off his line and drifts in.

1527: GOAL Portsmouth 0-1 Swansea
Jason Scotland plays a through-ball and Nathan Dyer, on loan from Southampton would you believe, chests the ball down and slots the ball past David James. He's being booed by the Pompey fans - good way to keep them quiet.

1527: GOAL West Brom 0-1 Burnley
Good at cups, aren't they? Jonathan Greening pushes Robbie Blake over in the West Brom box and Graham Alexander, who is deadly from 12 yards, slams in the penalty.

1526: Great chance for Middlesbrough at Wolves - Afonso Alves sends Adam Johnson through, but the one-time Real Madrid target's shot is saved by Wayne Hennessey. Would it be a shock if Boro won today?

1524: "Here's hoping that Darren Wrack gets on to play against Fulham. I used to sit behind him in geography. Would love him to score today."
Paul, writing a thesis, via text on 81111

1521: That's better.

1520: GOAL Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace
Jobi McAnuff swings over a corner that cause havoc inside the Crystal Palace box and the ball falls for Jay DeMerit to smash into the net from the edge of the box.

1518: GOAL Chelsea 1-0 Ipswich
Frank Lampard plays a ball over the top into the path of Ashley Cole and he cuts the ball back for Michael Ballack to side-foot home from inside the area. Ballack had just missed an easier chance to put the Blues ahead.

1517: GOAL Hull 1-0 Millwall
Standard set-piece goal and the Premier League team are ahead against their League One opponents. Andy Dawson swings over a free-kick and Michael Turner heads home.

1516: Leon Andreasen slams a free-kick just wide as Fulham look to break Kettering hearts very early on at a probably already slightly subdued Rockingham Road.

1514: Florent Malouda had an early shot saved by Richard Wright at Chelsea, but so far Ipswich are standing firm.

1513: Swansea are dominating possession so far at Portsmouth, with Pompey debutant Jermaine Pennant their brightest spark at Fratton Park.

1512: GOAL Kettering 0-1 Fulham
Boo to cupsets all round. Booooooo. Clint Dempsey sends over a cross and Simon Davies crashes in a stunning volley from 14 yards with the goalkeeper not even moving. Humbug.

1510: No goals after 10 minutes. Do they realise this is the FA Cup?

1509: Gareth Roberts has a point-blank volley palmed away by Brad Friedel from James O'Connor's cross, as Doncaster go close to opening the scoring against Aston Villa.

1508: "I played amateur footy with Sean O'Driscoll in Wolverhampton and I seem to remember he supported Villa!"
Ian in Warwick, via text on 81111

1506: Brede Hangeland's back header causes some panic at the back for Fulham, but Kettering cannot quite capitalise. Did you know that Kettering are the top scorers in the history of the FA Cup, with over 800 goals? Aston Villa are second. They are separated by 92 league places.

1502: They are very much under way at Rockingham Road. This would be one of the great upsets in FA Cup history if little Kettering, who have never hosted a top flight club before, can beat Fulham, who are 10th in the Premier League.

1500: People are asking why Kettering only have five subs. Apparently, they only thought they were allowed five. They could have registered the chairman/manager/kit man/tea lady etc, but they declined. Ah, the magic of the Cup. Let's go.

1458: Sunderland have made six changes to the team that lost 2-1 to Villa last weekend. Michael Chopra makes his first start for the club since returning from his loan spell at Cardiff. Blackburn make five changes, too.

1457: "I'm sensing the arrival of David Nugent. He's shown pretty much nothing since coming to Pompey but in the last few weeks he's been playing well, so maybe he's finally become comfortable and can start to deliver."
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1454: "Good to see the youngsters are once again being given a chance at Chelsea. Stoch turned the game round against Stoke and yet the nothing that is Malouda is back in the team."
A fed-up Chelsea fan, via text on 81111

1451: So Kettering captain Guy Branston is suspended for their match against Fulham at Rockingham Road. Fulham have a new-look midfield, with Jimmy Bullard having departed and Danny Murphy starting on the bench. Bobby Zamora also starts as sub, alongside John Pantsil, who made some key errors against West Ham last weekend.

Watford: Loach, Hoyte, DeMerit, Mariappa, Doyley, Cork, McAnuff, Harley, Jenkins, Rasiak, Hoskins.
Subs: Searle, Sadler, Bridcutt, Eustace, Bangura, O'Toole, Kiernan.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Clyne, Lawrence, Fonte, Hill, Derry, Danns, Ifill, Oster, Lee, Moses.
Subs: Fletcher, Carle, Flahavan, Scannell, Hills, Butterfield, Kuqi.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Sheff Utd: Bennett, Jihai, Morgan, Kilgallon, Naysmith, Halford, Naughton, Montgomery, Webber, Sharp, Henderson.
Subs: Haber, Cotterill, Hendrie, Carney, Howard, Walker.
Charlton: Elliot, Moutaouakil, Fortune, Hudson, Youga, Shelvey, Bailey, Ambrose, Holland, Sam, Burton.
Subs: Randolph, Gray, Wagstaff, Dickson, Racon, Basey, Clark.
Referee: Tony Bates (Staffordshire)

Kettering: Harper, Eaden, Geohaghan, Dempster, Jaszczun, Bennett, Boucaud, Solkhon, Richard Graham, Westcarr, Seddon.
Subs: Beardsley, Potter, Marna, Wrack, Galbraith.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Stoor, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Davies, Andreasen, Etuhu, Gera, Johnson, Dempsey.
Subs: Zuberbuhler, Pantsil, Zamora, Nevland, Murphy, Kallio, Baird.
Referee: Mike Riley (Yorkshire)

Doncaster: Sullivan, O'Connor, Mills, Hird, Roberts, Woods, Stock, Wellens, Coppinger, Guy, Spicer.
Subs: Taylor, Price, Van Nieuwstadt, Wilson, Lockwood, Heffernan, Byfield.
Aston Villa: Friedel, Davies, Cuellar, Knight, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Petrov, Barry, Shorey, Milner, Agbonlahor.
Subs: Harewood, Delfouneso, Salifou, Guzan, Gardner, Osbourne, Clark.
Referee: Mark Halsey (England)

1441: "Chelsea have put out a pretty strong line up - they must be worried..."
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Torquay: Bevan, Mansell, Hodges, Woods, Nicholson, Carlisle, Wroe, Hargreaves, DSane, Sills, Green.
Subs: Poke, Robertson, Benyon, Thompson, Carayol, Stevens, Adams.
Coventry: Westwood, Gunnarsson, Hall, Turner, Fox, Mifsud, Doyle, Beuzelin, McKenzie, Eastwood, Morrison.
Subs: Marshall, Ward, Dann, Thornton, Walker, Fraser, Wynter.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Carvalho, Alex, Ashley Cole, Belletti, Ballack, Lampard, Malouda, Kalou, Anelka.
Subs: Cudicini, Ivanovic, Drogba, Ferreira, Deco, Mancienne, Stoch.
Ipswich: Richard Wright, David Wright, McAuley, Bruce, Garvan, Miller, Counago, Norris, Balkestein, Haynes, Walters.
Subs: Supple, Lisbie, Stead, Bowditch, Quinn, Shumulikoski, Thatcher.
Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire)

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Edwards, Shackell, Collins, Hill, Jarvis, Henry, David Jones, Reid, Iwelumo, Vokes.
Subs: Craddock, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh, Friend, Ikeme, Foley.
Middlesbrough: Jones, Bates, Wheater, Riggott, Taylor, O'Neil, Sanli, Shawky, Adam Johnson, Downing, Alves.
Subs: Hoyte, Emnes, McMahon, Porritt, Bennett, Turnbull, Craddock.
Referee: Rob Styles (Hampshire)

1435: "They've done a very professional job, West Ham. But it's been an odd game - a lower league team trying to out-football a Premier League side. You don't often see it, and it doesn't often work."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Chris Waddle

1433: Full-time Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham

Portsmouth: James, Cranie, Campbell, Distin, Belhadj, Nugent, Hughes, Davis, Armand Traore, Pennant, Crouch.
Subs: Begovic, Kaboul, Hreidarsson, Pamarot, Utaka, Mvuemba, Kanu.
Swansea: Konstantopoulos, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Britton, Pratley, Allen, Gomez, Scotland, Dyer.
Subs: De Vries, Orlandi, Gower, Tudur-Jones, Pintado, Bauza, Serran.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

West Brom: Carson, Hoefkens, Pele, Donk, Robinson, Kim, Greening, Filipe Teixeira, Koren, Simpson, Bednar.
Subs: Kiely, Cech, Brunt, Dorrans, Zuiverloon, Borja Valero, Fortune.
Burnley: Jensen, Duff, Carlisle, Caldwell, Kalvenes, Elliott, Alexander, McCann, Eagles, Blake, Paterson.
Subs: Penny, McDonald, Gudjonsson, Mahon, Rodriguez, MacDonald, Thompson.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

1429: We're into the last minute at Victoria Park. I might have to retire the word cupset if this is how today's going to go.

1426: "That Monkhouse had better get some shots away by the end of the game. Hartlepool are currently firing Blankety-Blanks."
Des in Brighton, via text on 81111

1424: Belatedly, David Foley comes on for Hartlepool. Shame he didn't get a bit longer. Ritchie Jones makes way.

Sunderland: Fulop, Chimbonda, Ferdinand, Collins, Bardsley, Edwards, Leadbitter, Malbranque, Reid, Healy, Chopra.
Subs: Colgan, McCartney, Cisse, Diouf, Murphy, Jones, Yorke.
Blackburn: Robinson, Simpson, Samba, Nelsen, Warnock, Olsson, Mokoena, Grella, Pedersen, Roque Santa Cruz, McCarthy.
Subs: Bunn, Emerton, Khizanishvili, Andrews, Villanueva, Givet, Haworth.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

Hull: Warner, Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson, Garcia, Ashbee, Marney, Halmosi, Cousin, Manucho.
Subs: Duke, Doyle, Geovanni, France, Mendy, Folan, Featherstone.
Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Craig, Frampton, Grabban, Laird, Abdou, Martin, Harris, McLeod.
Subs: Pidgeley, Alexander, Hackett, Kandol, Grimes, O'Connor, Fuseini.
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

1422: Jermaine Pennant will make his Portsmouth debut against Swansea today. BBC Radio 5 Live's Chris Waddle quite fancies the Swans for that one, you might want to know.

1421: "How did Cole get away with that? This ref's criminal."
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1420: I'm massively being helped today by my right-hand man, Sam Lyon. So if you're thinking "Stevo's become so eloquent all of a sudden" - I haven't, it's Sam.

Team news snippets: Manucho starts for Hull for the first time and Roque Santa Cruz makes his first start under Sam Allardyce for Blackburn's match at Sunderland.

1418: Very good management from Gianfranco Zola. Carlton Cole is replaced by Freddie Sears. Not a moment too soon.

1417: Arran Lee-Barrett races off his line to thwart Carlton Cole and, you won't believe this, but the striker accidentally catches him in the face/throat with his right foot. OK, he was trying to get the ball, but it's dangerous play and it's a booking. To the increasing fury of the locals, Cole isn't booked. Poor.

1416: "See 1406, Do you think if Liddle saw himself from four yards he wouldn't be so attractive?!"
Chris, via text on 81111

1414: West Ham try to shore things up for the last 15 minutes as Hayden Mullins comes on for David di Michele.

1413: Hartlepool's second-half impetus has gone now and Carlton Cole has a chance to wrap things up as he races through, but once again Arran Lee-Barrett gets in the way and his shot is deflected on to a post. Good save.

1410: Chris Turner is prowling the touchline, checking his watch, trying to cajole his players into action and back into the game. What a comeback it would be, now.

1408: "Monkhouse looks very dangerous on that right wing. He looks like the player who is going to get Hartlepool back into this game."
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1406: Gary Liddle fancies himself from 25 yards, but it's sliced a good few yards wide. Most of the play is in the West Ham half right now.

1405: Ritchie Jones crashes in a right-foot shot from 20 yards that ends up a few inches over Robert Green's crossbar. They are getting closer, though with 25 minutes to go they need a goal soon, Hartlepool.

1403: Luis Boa Morte, perhaps not the West Ham fans' favourite player, comes on for young Jack Collison.

1403: "Good afternoon. Today I am combining Cup fever with preparing for an Ofsted inspection at my school next week. I am hoping for satisfactory literacy standards in your commentary and good progress to level, sorry, round five for West Brom."
Kimpton Baggie, via text on 81111

1401: Brilliant save from Robert Green, sticking a right-hand out to push over Gary Liddle's header from a Matty Robson cross. Fabulous reflexes.

1400: By the way, I was being sarcastic at 1356. You have to be when you get so many things wrong.

1400: James Collins is booked for a foul on Joel Porter, but it looked like a great tackle and he got the ball. Evening things up a little?

1359: Hartlepool win a corner down the left, but it's an easy catch for Robert Green with no home players around him. Chrissy Waddle was right, Hartlepool really do have to get more in the faces of the West Ham players, otherwise they are out.

1356: Yeah, great call, Stevo. Liam Henderson comes on for Michael Mackay. David Foley remains on the bench.

1355: Hartlepool need something a little different. David Foley, who scored a screamer against Stoke in the last round and a hat-trick in the reserves in midweek, is warming-up.

1353: "It's very easy for West Ham, they've got so much time on the ball, there isn't enough pressure from Hartlepool. They still want to play football, but they've got to force it a little more."
BBC Radio 5 Live's Chris Waddle

1350: Mark Noble has had plenty of the ball all day and he turns down the chance to shoot from the edge of the box, instead preferring to pass it around and he eventually wanders into an offside position.

1349: Andy Monkhouse has looked lively all day and some sloppy defending allows him to cut inside from the right, but his cross is easily headed away.

1347: Ben Clark clips the heels of David di Michele and West Ham get a free-kick, just moments after Hartlepool were denied a free-kick for what appeared to be a push by James Collins. Fair to say Lee Mason isn't Hartlepool's most popular man.

1345: Back under way at Victoria Park. There are some wrongs to right, the Hartlepool players must be thinking.

1342: "Gutted we have just conceded so late on in the first half! But the spirit in Hartlepool is magical today, this is what the FA Cup is all about and it's unreal to be a part of it! Come on Pools! Cupset cupset cupset! Bring on the second half, we can do it... oh and the second goal - injustice at it's finest, so wasn't a penalty! Shocking!"
An FA Cup-fevered monkey hanger, via text on 81111

You legend. Good luck.

1338: Player Rater update: West Ham's Mark Noble leads the charts by a clear margin with a score of 8.33, while Hartlepool's best player of the half was Ben Clark with 7.33. Get voting.
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1336: "What surprises me is that the Hartlepool players didn't even react to that ridiculous penalty decision! It was very zen. But surely when they see the replays they'll be furious."
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1333: No offence to West Ham, who are probably worth their lead, but that's put a bit of a dampener on proceedings, hasn't it? They deserve to be 1-0 up, but that penalty decision was frankly ridiculous. I've only seen it once, but it's just so obviously outside the box. Officials have to get things like that right. They have to.

1329: Half-time Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham

1328: GOAL Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham
What a strange decision that is. Carlton Cole flicks a long ball on and Michael Nelson clearly handles - but it's at least two yards outside the penalty area and for some reason, the assistant referee isn't paying attention and Lee Mason gives a penalty. Mark Noble slots it home and Hartlepool are on the brink.


1327: "How did that goalkeeper escape without a yellow? Cole went for the ball and just as he was going for it, he got barged into the goalie. The goalkeeper should at least have got a yellow."
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1325: GOAL Hartlepool 0-1 West Ham
More good approach play from West Ham and as Jack Collison is set to shoot in the box the ball is flicked into the path of Valon Behrami, the Swiss international lashing a left-foot shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

1321: Arran Lee-Barrett's chest will look exactly like the underside of Carlton Cole's right foot. Cole, meanwhile, has a shot saved by Lee-Barrett. It's becoming a very lively duel, this one.

1320: It's all kicked off and these two are in the thick of the action. Carlton Cole goes in for a challenge with Arran Lee-Barrett and catches the goalkeeper - he's late, and the Hartlepool players pile in to Cole, furious about the challenge. "Off, off, off" chant the locals, but Lee Mason dishes out yellow instead. Herita Ilunga is booked for trying to get the home players away from Cole. Hmm.

1318: David di Michele slips Carlton Cole through and he is one-on-one with the keeper, but he tries to flick it past Arran Lee-Barrett and the keeper gets the block in. Poor effort from Cole, who is being tipped for an England call-up. Steady on, there.

1318: "I fear I may end up breaking my F5 Key today as I'm in work. Please nobody call Vodafone! A great test for the Swans today, we've proven ourselves against the best of the Championship and it'll be interesting to see how we get on against a Premier League side."
Steve, Cardiff, via text on 81111

A Swansea fan in Cardiff? Popular, are you?

1316: I'll bet that Arran Lee-Barrett is wearing some Carlton Cole studs marks in his midriff after that challenge. Looked like it had to hurt, but he gets up and gets on with it. Good League One protocol, that.

1314: Herita Ilunga is getting some joy down the Hammers left and his cross along the six-yard box is almost converted by Carlton Cole - only for Arran Lee-Barrett to make himself big and get in the way. Good, brave goalkeeping.

1313: Big pressure on the home team, but they survive. Herita Ilunga plays a one-two with David di Michele down the left and after Carlton Cole's shot is blocked, Mark Noble appears set to open the scoring - until Ritchie Humphreys throws himself in the way and the danger is averted.

1310: It's gone a little quiet at Victoria Park - not off the pitch, where the crowd are still loving it, but on the pitch, where the play has slowed down a touch after a fairly frenetic opening.

1308: "Mark Noble shows great commitment... for me the best player on the pitch so far."
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1304: Matty Robson gets into a great position to send over a cross down the left, but he completely slices it out of play, with the accompanying groans from the Hartlepool fans probably not proving that therapeutic.

1301: Michael Mackay is adjudged to have pushed James Tomkins by the West Ham byeline and the partisan crowd go crazy at the decision.

1301: "They say league form goes out the window for the FA Cup - Charlton are going to need a lot more than that if we're going to have any chance of beating Sheffield United - they have an 8-3 aggregate against us this season."
Mutley, a worried Charlton fan in Nottingham, via text on 81111

1259: A knock-down falls to Andy Monkhouse 25 yards out and he rifles a left-foot shot a couple of yards over Robert Green's crossbar. There are plenty of shots flying in at Victoria Park so far today.

1257: They look pretty good, West Ham - in the final third they are creating some space and Jack Collison crashes another shot a few yards wide from the edge of the box.

1256: Mark Noble breaks forward from midfield and Carlton Cole makes a good run off his marker, but Noble's pass is a little over-hit and the in-form striker cannot keep it in play.

1254: "The Carling Cup final - Man United v Tottenham - is the first time that these two have played each other in a major final. A surprising non-FA Cup Final is Chelsea v Liverpool. Maybe this year?"
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1253: Andy Monkhouse shows some real endeavour by cutting in from the right and lashing a left-foot shot wide of Robert Green's right-hand post.

1251: Poor goalkeeping from Robert Green, that was. He came for the corner and completely missed his punch. Not the best sight for a young defence.

1249: Hartlepool swing over a corner from the right and Michael Mackay heads it goalwards, with Scott Park in the right place at the right time to clear it off the line.

1247: Jack Collison lays the ball off to Mark Noble on the edge of the Pools area and the England Under-21 man curls it just wide of the angle of post and crossbar.

1246: West Ham are dominating possession at the moment and Hartlepool are having to do an awful lot of chasing and harrying. Ritchie Humphreys is penalised on that occasion for shoving Valon Behrami.

1245: "Stevo, I've been sent to Mauritius for the week for work, enjoying a beer on the beach in 30+ weather. Still, for all that, can't help feeling I'm missing out by not being there for today's games - bring us at least one cupset, please, make my day complete. Cheers."
Dan, via text on 81111

Yeah, cos it's all about making your day complete. Lucky so and so.

1243: Michael Nelson's header loops dangerously close to his own goal and appears to clip the top of the crossbar.

1241: The teams swap sides and referee Lee Mason gets us under way in the north-east. We're a minute late, but who's counting?

1239: You can follow all of today's games via the BBC's local radio stations. Go on, fill your boots.
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1237: It's Hammer time. Well, Hartlepool, at least, will be hoping it is as they prepare to face West Ham at their League One abode Victoria Park. Whisper it quietly, but the locals quite fancy a cupset, I reckon. The teams are out. The atmosphere's cracking. We're close.

1234: "We do want to go through, for us the FA Cup is a very important competition. For me personally, it's been one of the best achievements of my career and I think the players are going to be up for it."
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola

1231: "I too would like to see Kettering beat Fulham, and the winning goal to be scored by Exodus Geohaghan (possibly the GREATEST, most UNUSUAL footballer name EVER?!!)"
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1228: "People do want to come to Torquay, because we're going places. It's a lovely place to live, too, it's a great selling point to take new players down by the sea! The FA Cup is a great opportunity for everyone. It's fantastic seeing all the media here and this is the romance of the Cup, but it won't be romantic if we lose. We must make sure we play well."
Torquay manager Paul Buckle on BBC Radio 5 Live

1225: Five rungs below the glitz and glamour of the Premier League, a pair of non-league teams join the party, dreaming of a giant-killing and a 'Big Four draw' in the last 16. Neither Torquay, who host Coventry, nor Kettering, who entertain Fulham, have ever been as far as the fifth round. Today could just be the day, boys, today could just be the day.

1222: "Looking forward to the United v Spurs game today, it will be a real test of my ability to watch TV and answer calls at work! Come on you Reds!"
Sam Cooper, working, but still on the BBC website..., via text on 81111

1218: Anthony Sweeney has recovered from a foot injury and returns for Hartlepool, with Jamie McCunnie dropping to the bench in the only change to the team that defeated Northampton. West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola rests Lucas Neill and Matthew Upson for the tie, with Julien Faubert and James Tomkins coming in, but otherwise names the same side that defeated Fulham last weekend.

Hartlepool: Lee-Barrett, Sweeney, Nelson, Clark, Humphreys, Monkhouse, Jones, Liddle, Robson, Mackay, Porter.
Subs: Budtz, McCunnie, Collins, Power, Foley, Rowell, Henderson.
West Ham: Green, Faubert, Collins, Tomkins, Ilunga, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Collison, Cole, Di Michele.
Subs: Stech, Neill, Boa Morte, Mullins, Spector, Tristan, Sears.
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

1213: But back to the Cup. Premier League-wise, it's an improvement on last year already. In the 2008 edition, only 11 teams even made it as far as the fourth round. This time, just Manchester City, Newcastle, Bolton, Stoke and Wigan are absent. Wonder what they're all up to this weekend. Especially Robinho.

1210: If you're trying to fill up your next half hour, can I suggest you take a cheeky little peek at Sam 'The' Lyon's live text on the Australian Open tennis? Andy Murray has smashed his Scottish way into the last 16 already and Rafael Nadal, who he could meet in the semis, is currently on court. Do come back, though.
Live text - Australian Open

1207: Mustyfrog (see 1157) is getting a whole heap of stick for not using the word 'cupset' in his missive. I'm being urged to ask you, the people, to forget about the word upset. It's got no place on here. Not today.

1204: "Stevo. I'm sitting at work in an Estate Agents wishing I was off to watch West Ham. Mind you, I don't think anyone would notice if I slipped out of the back door and up the M1. Not much happening here today!"
James, Watford, via text on 81111

Surely no-one can afford a house anymore in doom-laden, recession-hit Britain? And by no-one, I don't mean the Plymouth winger. Sorry.
UK in recession as economy slides

1200: Stevo's Predos:
Hartlepool 1-1 West Ham
Chelsea 2-0 Ipswich
Doncaster 1-2 Aston Villa
Hull City 2-0 Millwall
Kettering 1-1 Fulham
Portsmouth 2-2 Swansea
Sheff United 2-0 Charlton
Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn
Torquay 1-0 Coventry
Watford 1-2 Crystal Palace
West Brom 2-0 Burnley
Wolves 1-1 Middlesbrough
Man Utd 3-2 Tottenham
Lawro's predictions

1157: "Upset of the day is Swansea to beat Portsmouth."
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1154: Let's collectively enjoy shaking off the shackles of the league and revel in the freedom and relatively pressure-free environment of the Cup. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, text me up on 81111 and join in with what is always a top-drawer debate on 606. Share, and share alike.
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1149: I hope you enjoyed last night's, ahem, typical blood-and-thunder local derby between east Midlands rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest. For what it's worth, I thought a draw was a perfectly fair result. On they go, to a replay at the City Ground on Wednesday 4 February.
Derby 1-1 Nott'm Forest

1145: Hello everyone. The FA Cup might not be top of the list of priorities of some Premier League managers, but I'm sure it's right up there for you, as it is for me. It's the world's oldest domestic cup competition, there are 32 teams left and there are some mouth-watering ties today. Impossible not to enjoy, isn't it?

see also
Lawro's predictions
22 Jan 09 |  Football
Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Portsmouth 0-2 Swansea
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Kettering 2-4 Fulham
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
West Brom 2-2 Burnley
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Doncaster 0-0 Aston Villa
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Chelsea 3-1 Ipswich
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Hartlepool 0-2 West Ham
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Hull 2-0 Millwall
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Sunderland 0-0 Blackburn
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Torquay 0-1 Coventry
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Watford 4-3 Crystal Palace
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Sheff Utd 2-1 Charlton
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Wolves 1-2 Middlesbrough
24 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
FA Cup commentaries
23 Jan 09 |  FA Cup

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