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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 January 2008, 19:17 GMT
Cup & Premier Lge as it happened
Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle
Barnet 0-1 Bristol Rovers
Coventry 2-1 Millwall
Derby 1-4 Preston
Liverpool 5-2 Havant and W
Mansfield 0-2 Middlesbrough
Oldham 0-1 Huddersfield
Peterborough 0-3 West Brom
Portsmouth 2-1 Plymouth
Southampton 2-0 Bury
Watford 1-4 Wolverhampton
Wigan 1-2 Chelsea

Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn


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By Paresh Soni

1912: FULL-TIME Wigan 1-2 Chelsea
After a dismal first half that wasn't too bad in the end. Chelsea, despite being under-strength, had too much class, particularly in Nicolas Anelka, and they join Liverpool and Arsenal in going through to the last 16. Thanks for keeping me company through a busy day and join us again tomorrow for the remaining four ties. In the meantime, tune in to 606 on Five Live for debate/reaction to all the action. Cheerio!

1910: Incredible. With the game seconds from being over, Wigan's Marcus Bent unleashes a stupendous volley which beats Petr Cech all ends up and crashes off the top of the bar.

1909: Chelsea's match-winner Nicolas Anelka comes off to be replaced by Claudio Pizzaro. Le Sulk? Not this time, he's been outstanding.

1906: "Re: 1852 - last year's final?"
Anonymous via text

Hmm, technically correct my friend, but I was thinking of a round with, say, more than one or two games.

1904: GOAL Wigan 1-2 Chelsea
Well, well, what do we have here? Jason Koumas, who has looked comfortably Wigan's most threatening player since coming on, plays the ball in to Antoine Sibierski in the box. The Frenchman controls the ball and lashes it in quite fantastically almost in one movement, giving even Petr Cech no chance.

1902: Wigan throw on Julius Agahowa up front in place of the hard-working Emile Heskey but the game looks up for the home side.

1900: GOAL Wigan 0-2 Chelsea A ball over the top is won by Nicolas Anelka, who shrugs off Kevin Kilbane's challenge and rolls it across to Shaun Wright-Phillips. The winger finishes the game off as a contest by firing home.

1855: Joe Cole's right-wing cross is blasted over by Florent Malouda. Chelsea seem a bit too relaxed and content with their advantage, which is shown by the introduction of a defender, Paulo Ferreira, for winger Malouda.

1854: Petr Cech makes a comfortable save from Jason Koumas's free-kick. Unsurprisingly Steve Bruce brings on Antoine Sibierski for the ineffectual Wilson Palacios.

1852: Who'd have thought all 12 ties would be decided today? It's premature talk I know, with 15 minutes left in this one and four games coming up tomorrow, but can anyone tell me the last time, if ever, there were no replays in an FA Cup round?

1841: Meanwhile, the Chelsea coaching staff are outraged when Claude Makelele goes down clutching his face after Michael Brown raises his arm to block his progress. Steve Bruce has words with Avram Grant telling him to look at the replay, which confirms it was nowhere near as sinister as Chelsea thought. Oooh, it's got rather heated and got the crowd, er, fired up.

1840: Wilson Pallacios is booked for a blatant dive when he goes down under the most innocuous of challenges. The lack of protest from the Wigan man is a clear admission of guilt.

1837: Did I say this game was boring? Suddenly it's end to end action, which might suit Chelsea, who look dangerous on the break.

1835: Almost out of nothing, Wigan are nearly level. Emile Heskey shoots from a tight angle and Petr Cech saves at his near post - the ball actually bounces back off his midriff. Latics boss Steve Bruce has seen enough, however, and replaces Ryan Taylor with the creative Jason Koumas.

1833: Wigan are rocking and Shaun Wright-Phillips fires wide following another razor-sharp break from the Blues.

1831: GOAL Wigan 0-1 Chelsea
Hallelujah! Mon Dieu! Finally we have a piece of quality as Nicolas Anelka finishes sublimely from Juliano Belletti's chipped pass for his first Chelsea goal. Paul Scharner is booked as Wigan claim off-side.

1828: Ricardo Carvalho is booked for scything down Emile Heskey after the burly forward surges down the right. From the free-kick Paul Scharner has a shooting opportunity but balloons his half-volley over the bar. Avram Grant looks rather morose on the touchline - but then when does he look delirious?

1825: Whether you're thrilled or fuming about your team's performance, spare a thought for Paul Jewell. This is what the Derby boss had to say to the BBC about his side's capitulation against Preston:

"If I told you what I thought of it you wouldn't show this interview. It's embarrassing - some of the stuff that goes on the field at this club beggars belief. I don't know what happens to the players. We're always likely to concede goals."

1822: The action resumes at the JJB Stadium. Come on Wigan! Come on Chelsea!

"Why are the Wigan fans silent? Isn't this their home ground? All I can hear is a constant shouting, drone-like noise from the Chelsea supporters. Mind you, that's what's keeping me awake."
Im_partial on 606

1805: HALF-TIME Well, the sole crumb of comfort, if there is one, is that surely it will get better?! That was pretty dire stuff, although Chelsea began brightly. The pitch is not helping but what a let-down after the dramatic action of a little earlier in the afternoon.

1759: Titus Bramble is shown a yellow card for a sliding challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips. The game desperately needs a goal, a great save, a piece of skill, anything to get us excited...

1756: "This match reminds me of when I did a gig a few years back. The band that played before us were all like 10-year-old kids and they got massive whoops and cheers. I realised then that no matter how well we played, everyone will only remember that band made up of kids. What I'm saying is even if this match was amazing, the Liverpool match with Havant is a tough act to follow."
thepiedpiper on 606

There's been lots of vigorous chat from you lovely people on 606 about Liverpool's struggles against Havant & Waterlooville. Many are ridiculing Rafa Benitez's selection, while plenty think the team was on a hiding to nothing.

The Reds boss said: "We saw a team five divisions below us working really hard and we must give credit to them. We weren't playing well, we were passing it really badly, but in the second half it was much better. They were here because they deserved to be here and they were well organised. We needed to score the first goal - it makes a massive difference in how a side plays."

1754: Chelsea's Alex is booked after midfielder Michael Brown bounces off the big Brazilian. Even Emile Heskey, no lightweight himself, winces in pain following another challenge from the defender.

1749: Marcus Bent shoots high and wide from a difficult angle. It's not been spectacular viewing, although the pitch is a mess and the crowd modest.

1745: The best opening so far for Wigan as Marcus Bent finds himself in space in the box but delays taking a shot, allowing Wayne Bridge to hack clear.

1740: Wigan have only progressed beyond the fourth round once - in 1987, when they lost in the quarter-finals to Leeds. The way they've begun this game that record is unlikely to be threatened. Chelsea look capable of slicing through them almost every time they go forward.

1730: Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka runs into Kevin Kilbane and goes down, with his team-mates demanding a penalty, but that would have been extremely harsh. The visitors look more threatening, however.

Karl Hawley scores a staggering 9.62 after inspiring Preston's demolition of Derby, for whom Andy Todd registers a measly 1.76

Emmanuel Adebayor's terrific display for Arsenal nets him a score of 8.19 from you

Havant & W's Richard Pacquette finished with 8.76, while even a hat-trick isn't enough to earn Yossi Benayoun more than 7.16.

1720: Wigan are torn asunder by a flowing move, which ends with Steve Sidwell slipping the ball through to Joe Cole, whose curling effort is wide.

1720: We're up and running at the JJB Stadium. Can these two match the drama and excitement we've had already?

"After this FA Cup run Havant will NEVER WALK ALONE"
From a Reds fan via text

1712: "They've done fantastically and I'm proud to be their manager. Not many teams come here and take the lead twice. The big thing was to do ourselves justice and at the end it was great to see the Liverpool fans give them a standing ovation. The way we've acquitted ourselves against one of the best sides in the world will be talked about for a long, long time."
Havant & Waterlooville boss Shaun Gale

1658: TEAM NEWS Boss Avram Grant names the same Chelsea team which started the 1-0 Carling Cup win at Everton. Wigan make one change to the team beaten 2-1 in the Premier League last Saturday by Everton, with Ryan Taylor replacing Feyenoord-bound Denny Landzaat.

1655: FULL-TIME Whistles blow around the country and it's a fond farewell to Havant & Waterlooville from the 6,000 visiting fans and a fair few home ones too. What a gallant display. Elsewhere, Derby are thumped and Arsenal cruise through.

1651: GOAL Watford 1-4 Wolves
The icing on the cake for Wolves as Andy Keogh scores to give a convincing look to the scoreline.

1650: GOAL Derby 1-4 Preston
Lewin Nyatanga brings down Neil Mellor inside the box and is shown a RED CARD before the striker shoots the penalty low in to the corner to complete Derby's misery.

1649: GOAL Liverpool 5-2 Havant & Waterlooville
Peter Crouch looks off-side as he converts a cross from Dirk Kuyt to add a gloss to the scoreline the part-timers don't deserve to be on the receiving end of.

1648: GOAL Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle
Nicky Butt heads a free-kick into his own net to put the seal on a miserable day in the capital for the Magpies.

1647: Almost a lifeline for Havant & W when a free-kick causes mayhem in the Liverpool defence and Neil Sharp's effort is superbly kept out by Charles Itandje.

1643: GOAL Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
Individual brilliance from Emmanuel Adebayor, who powers through the visiting defence before firing in his second and booking Arsenal's passage into round five.

1638: GOAL Southampton 2-0 Bury
No luck for Bury, who've already hit the woodwork. Andrew Surman's penalty is saved but in the ensuing scramble Grzegorz Rasiak is able to finish and give the Championship side breathing space.

"I work for and support Liverpool but I take my hat off to Havant - they have done themselves proud. This score flatters Liverpool."
Anonymous, via text

1636: Sadly for Havant & W fans, there have been no clear opportunities in the last quarter. If anything they look more likely to concede as Liverpool finally show the gulf in class.

1634: GOAL Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn
Ashley Young curls in a peach of a free-kick to bring the hosts level.

1632: GOAL Watford 1-3 Wolverhampton
Well, maybe there is hope for the Hornets yet. John-Joe O'Toole nets with 20 minutes remaining to give them a glimmer.

1631: GOAL Southampton 1-0 Bury
Bury, who stunned Norwich in the previous round, have work to do to repeat that feat. Andrew Surman puts the Championship team in front.

1627: GOAL Watford 0-3 Wolves
Jay Bothroyd's second of the match seemingly makes it game, set and match to the visitors. Watford can now focus on their promotion bid.

1627: GOAL Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn
Just when Villa are building some momentum, they are caught on the break. David Dunn's shot is parried and Roque Santa Cruz follows up to score.

1618: GOAL Watford 0-2 Wolverhampton
Jay Bothroyd doubles the lead for Wolves against their Championship rivals.

1618: GOAL Liverpool 4-2 Havant & Waterlooville
Ryan Babel's shot is parried out to Yossi Benayoun, who makes no mistake to complete his HAT-TRICK. That, you have to say, looks that for the minnows. The only question now is whether they can prevent a hammering, which would be grossly unfair considering how magnificently they have played.

1617: GOAL Peterborough 0-3 West Brom
Kevin Phillips steps up and scores from the penalty spot after a professional foul from Craig Morgan of Peterborough who gets a RED CARD.

1615: GOAL Liverpool 3-2 Havant & Waterlooville
Noooooooooooooo. Jermaine Pennant's cross is expertly controlled by Yossi Benayoun, who swivels and thunders the ball in off the bar.

1614: GOAL Coventry 2-1 Millwall
Michael Mifsud scores to restore the Championship's side lead.

1614: GOAL Derby 1-3 Preston
Robert Earnshaw is played in to finish easily and give Derby hope.

1612: Havant have won just one of their 10 away games in Blue Square South this season. They won't care if they can hang on for another 35 minutes or so.

1610 GOAL Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle
Emmanuel Adebayor lashes in the 100th goal at the Emirates to put the Gunners in front.

1604: Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry and former chairman David Moores wear stern expressions. The Reds can't be as bad again, can they?

1604: GOAL Barnet 0-1 Bristol Rovers
David Pipe shows good tenacity down the right and crosses for Rickie Lambert, who heads home from close range.

1600: Players are emerging at the various venues. If we have another 45 minutes half as exciting as those that have just gone, I don't know if I'll cope.

"I hope Derby have banked those American dollars already. We are awful, awful, awful."
Martyn via text

That's more like it. Havant & W hero Richard Pacquette is now up to 8.73 and rising, while the hapless Martin Skrtel scores 3.40

"There are stern looks on some Liverpool faces as they walk down the tunnel."
Mark Clemmitt, BBC Radio Five Live

Richard Pacquette is currently leading the way on Player Rater for Havant & Waterlooville. He's got 7.43. Come on people! Havant & Waterlooville are holding Liverpool at Anfield and you're only giving the top man 7.43? What do you need to do to get a 10?

1548: HALF-TIME Whistles are blown around the country. Preston are running riot at Pride Park but the story, still, is taking place at Anfield. Boos ring out as the Reds go off, no doubt to face a rollicking from Rafa Benitez.

1545: GOAL Derby 0-3 Preston
Another Andy Todd error on the edge of the box allows Karl Hawley to blast in a 25-yard right-footed effort which gives Lewis Price no chance and Derby can kiss their hopes of a fifth-round place goodbye.

1544: GOAL Portsmouth 2-1 Plymouth
Portsmouth take the lead just before the break as Niko Kranjcar bundles home Glen Johnson's lofted pass.

1544: GOAL Liverpool 2-2 Havant & Waterlooville
The part-timers switch off for the first time in the game and Liverpool pick them apart with a slick move which allows Yossi Benayoun to make amends for his glaring error earlier on and bring relief to most of the crowd.

1543: GOAL Coventry 1-1 Millwall
Jay Simpson equalises for the Lions.

1543: John Arne Riise's free-kick is deflected but beyond Peter Crouch. More agony for Liverpool and their dumbfounded fans.

1540: "No matter what happens now... i will treasure these past 40 minutes. Come on Havant.... you know what to do.......Row Z!!!!!"
dublinmanc 606

1540: Havant & W's Phillip Warner comes off with an injury and Tony Taggart, the dustbinman, comes on with Liverpool being taken to the cleaners.

1537: "The Havant & Waterlooville supporters are singing 'Can we play you every week?' Next week, by the way, they're playing Hayes and Yeading."
John Murray on BBC Radio Five Live.

1533: GOAL Portsmouth 1-1 Plymouth
Pedro Mendes tees up Lassana Diarra from the right and the 5m signing lashes the ball home from well outside the box.

1533: GOAL Derby 0-2 Preston
Karl Hawley's run causes chaos among the Derby defence and creates space for Simon Whaley, whose curling right-foot shot beats Lewis Price. A shock of sorts but the way Derby have been struggling, maybe not.

1530: GOAL Liverpool 1-2 Havant & Waterlooville
I can't type. My hands are shaking. Alfie Potter's strike is deflected in by Martin Skrtel for an own goal. The odds on the biggest Cupset of all time are now 16-1.

1527: GOAL Liverpool 1-1 Havant & Waterlooville
It hurts me to be the bearer of bad news but Lucas is given time and space to curl in a beauty from just outside the box. Oh well it was amazing while it lasted for 19 minutes

Blackburn's David Bentley is needlessly bundled over by Nigel Reo-Coker but Villa keeper Scott Carson dives to his right to save Matt Derbyshire's spot-kick.

1522: Pandemonium in the Liverpool box and Neil Sharp misses the chance of a lifetime to make it 2-0. I'm not making this up, Liverpool could have been TWO-NIL down to a bunch of part-timers. The odds on the Blue Square South team winning have gone down from 100-1 to 21-1 on some betting websites.

1520: Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez looks shell-shocked on the touchline. No-one can quite believe what's happening - Havant & W fans are singing "We're going to Wembley." Their team used Man Utd's indoor training facilities to prepare for the game and will be the guests at their game against Tottenham on Sunday. If they keep this up they might be guests at Buckingham Palace in the near future.

1518: GOAL Coventry 1-0 Millwall
Stephen Hughes' drive gives the Sky Blues the lead at the Ricoh Arena.

1515: Liverpool's John Arne Riise shoots over the bar. How long can this go on? Three Premier League sides are losing.

1515: GOAL Peterborough 0-2 West Brom
Robert Koren doubles the lead for the Championship side.

1514: GOAL Derby 0-1 Preston
A terrible mistake from Andy Todd hands Karl Hawley the chance to sidefoot Preston into a lead.

1513: Havant & W fans are taunting the Reds supporters. This is surreal.

1510: GOAL Oldham 0-1 Huddersfield
Luke Beckett give the Terriers a 10th-minute lead.

1508: GOAL Peterborough 0-1 West Brom
The Championship side settle their early nerves with a goal from Roman Bednar in the seventh minute.

1508: GOAL Liverpool 0-1 Havant & Waterlooville
I'm not dreaming am I? No it's just happened. Richard Pacquette is left all alone at a corner to head in and the biggest story in the history of sport, mankind, the universe is on!!!

1507: GOAL Watford 0-1 Wolves
Andrew Keogh puts Wolves ahead against their Championship rivals

1505: GOAL Portsmouth 0-1 Plymouth
A brilliant start for Championship side Plymouth as they profit from their first foray into the Portsmouth half. David Norris's pass takes a big deflection but finds Chris Clark who drives it home from the right leaving David James stranded

1503: Oooooooooooooh. What an escape for Havant & W. Jermaine Pennant's cross begs out for Yossi Benayoun to head home but he somehow makes a complete horlicks of it.

Barnet are awarded a penalty for a handball, but Jason Puncheon's effort is saved by Steve Phillips.

1501: We're under way just about everywhere and Havant & W are keeping a clean sheet!

1459: If I'm allowed to abandon all objectivity, for just a moment, I'm going to scream out COME ON HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE!

1457: "It will be 6-0 to Liverpool, Havant enjoy your day out."
Mani via text

I suspect the non-leaguers, roared on by 6,000 at Anfield, will initially be aiming to avoid a real tonking.

1455: There's not much room for comedy when you have the serious business of FA Cup fourth-round day but at Underhill among the crowd is a man dressed as Roy Chubby Brown - complete with flying helmet and multi-coloured suit.

1453: TEAM NEWS Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Jamie Carragher are on the bench for Liverpool. Defender Martin Skrtel makes his full debut, while Peter Crouch, Javier Mascherano and Jermaine Pennant are all in the starting XI. Havant assistant manager Charlie Oatway starts on the bench, while Tom Jordan - son of Portsmouth coach and former Manchester United striker Joe - is in the starting line-up.

1452: I mentioned puns earlier. How about this one - the referee for "The Battle of the Dockyards" between Portsmouth and Plymouth is none other than Andre Marriner.

1450: TEAM NEWS New signings Robbie Savage, Hossam Ghaly and Emanuel Villa start for Derby. Darren Carter and Chris Sedgwick replace Richard Chaplow and Lewis Neal in the Preston midfield.

1440: "The atmosphere's electric, we can't wait for the whistle."
Havant & Waterlooville full-back Justin Gregory, who is suspended for the game. His team-mates are just 20 minutes away from the biggest game in their history. Instead of their scheduled Blue Square South fixture against Weston-Super-Mare they have the small matter of a meeting with the seven-time winners of the FA Cup.

1435: TEAM NEWS Harry Redknapp leaves his Portsmouth side unchanged but Sean Davis returns from a foot injury to sit among the substitutes. Plymouth make three changes, with Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Chris Clark and Jermaine Easter all coming in.

Mansfield's Michael Boulding is your top man with 8.37 - not bad for a man on the losing side, while Boro defender Roberth Huth (3.35) is not forgiven for his horror challenge in the first half.

1430: TEAM NEWS Theo Walcott retains his place in the Arsenal starting XI, while Jens Lehmann returns in goal. Newcastle have Nicky Butt and Alan Smith back from suspension but Mark Viduka is ruled out.

1428: TEAM NEWS Gareth Barry is passed fit for Aston Villa following a pelvic injury and starts in place of Craig Gardner. Blackburn are without Ryan Nelsen and Tugay, who are nursing injuries. Jason Roberts is relegated back to the bench having started against Middlesbrough last week.

1425: "We knew it would be tough coming here. Credit to Mansfield, they've given us a hell of a game - we're pleased to get through."
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate

1422: FULL-TIME Mansfield 0-2 Middlesbrough
The Stags' FA Cup adventure comes to an end and never did the phrase "focus on the league" carry as much importance as it does for them. Boro go through to the fifth round but will have to play much better than this.

1420: "Mansfield can be proud of what they've done today. They've worked their socks off but didn't get something when they had their spells of pressure. It doesn't make sense where they are in League Two (23rd)."
Martin Keown on BBC One

1415: GOAL Mansfield 0-2 Middlesbrough
Cruel luck for the League Two underdogs. George Boateng's cross is headed into his own net by captain Jake Buxton and that's game set and match against Michael Boulding and co. See what I've done there?

1413: Michael Boulding blots his tremendous copybook by blasting wastefully wide. Time is running out for the brave Stags.

1411: "Remind me what league Mansfield are in. We'd have qualified for the Euros if we'd have picked England from just div 2 and 3! Bring back Mike Bassett!
Pug Gooner via text

1402: Mansfield make two changes, bringing on John McAliskey and Nathan Arnold for Simon Brown and Lee Bell. They've gone off the boil a bit but it's still set up for a grandstand finish.

1400: Middlesbrough finally have a clear break with Julio Arca in acres of space down the left but his attempted through-ball is woefully long. It's been desperate stuff at times for the Teesside outfit.

1359: Another change for Boro, with Mido back after a 14-game injury absence for goalscorer Dong-Gook Lee.

1356 "I find it difficult at times to spot the Premier League side in terms of play and in the awful fouls that have been enacted. How on earth has Huth stayed on?"
vicvdb on 606

1354: Word seems to be spreading in town about how well the hosts are playing - youngsters are climbing up trees trying to get a view.

1353: An indication of how much pressure Boro are under in this game comes with the introduction of England winger Stewart Downing for Adam Johnson. Mansfield have played them off the park in the second half.

1351: A group of fans are wearing T-shirts urging the Stags' unpopular owner Keith Haslam to sell up. He hasn't been to many games - his last appearance before today was in September. Surely, he'll have been impressed with what he's seen on the pitch?

1350: These teams are 78 places apart but you wouldn't know it based on what we've seen so far. Whatever they serve at the Fox and Goose in Wigley (see 1158) I want some of it.

1344: Lee Cattermole dives in to a challenge on Stephen Dawson and is correctly booked. It's all Mansfield at the moment but you feel they need to get something soon to show for it.

1340: Matt Hamshaw crosses to Michael Boulding but he can't get his effort in on target. This is a proper Cup tie.

1338: A huge roar as Mansfield win their first corner of the second-half. Boro eventually clear, but there is a sense of expectation among the home fans. They certainly do not think this tie is over yet.

1334: And the second half begins...

The Michael Boulding love affair is back on! He's leapt to the top of the pile, and leads the way on 7.88...

1332: The players make their way out on to the pitch. George Boateng is on for Boro, replacing Emanuel Pogatetz.

A mixed bag of results from you, with Boro's Lee Cattermole leading the way with 7.25. Despite this live text commentary's ongoing love affair with Mansfield's Michael Boulding, the forward has only managed 6.00 so far.

1322: "Great game so far, very even match. That Huth challenge was awful but highly amusing to watch."
Scubar2k8 on 606

1317: HALF-TIME Mansfield 0-1 Middlesbrough
Dong-Gook Lee's strike separates the teams but it could have been a different story had Michael Boulding's fierce strike not been kept out by Mark Schwarzer, while Boro's Robert Huth is lucky to still be on the pitch (see 1257). Mind you, Lee should have had a second.

1316: Mark Schwarzer makes a hash of a clearance but fortunately for him and Boro no Mansfield player can get to the swirling ball when it lands.

1312: What a load of balls! Quite literally. Some miscreant delays proceedings by lobbing over extra balls. Tremendous.

1307: Dong-Gook Lee misses an absolute sitter by miles. Jeremie Aliadiere again does some great work on the right and crosses to the Korean, whose header is embarrassingly off target. That should have been game over.

1306: "He looked like a Premier League striker there."
Martin Keown joins my Michael Boulding Fan Club on BBC One

1305: You can't keep Michael Boulding out of this text commentary. He surges clear down the middle and unleashes a 25-yard thunderbolt which Mark Schwarzer brilliantly tips on to the bar and over for a corner. From the set-piece the Mansfield number 11 - yes you know who - powers in a header which the Boro keeper keeps out superbly. Game on!

1303: I've just discovered Michael Boulding's younger brother Rory is also a striker on Mansfield's books. I'll stop stalking their family now.

1259: Talented lot those Bouldings. While Michael flies choppers and smashes cross-court backhands over the net, his sister is a singer-songwriter whose first album New Red Dress comes out next month.

1257: Robert Huth tackles Michael Boulding and karate kicks him in the stomach with his follow-through. Should have been a red but referee Steve Tanner oddly decides to show him a yellow! Massive let-off there for the Premier League team and their German defender.

1252: Jeremie Aliadiere bursts down the right and squares the ball to Julio Arca, who fires wide. Could have been curtains this early on for the Stags there.

1250: Boro keeper Mark Schwarzer hacks clear when the ball is held up in the wind and Michael Boulding prepares to pounce. Boulding, by the way, is a qualified helicopter pilot and former tennis pro.

1247: GOAL Mansfield 0-1 Middlesbrough
A goalmouth scramble ends with Dong-Gook Lee stabbing the ball home. Not the start we neutrals wanted to be honest. Let's see what the Stags are made of.

1242: "Good morning from Brasil where the weather is hot, the beer is cold and the women... well the women can almost make you forget the footie... almost!.Having great fun here trying to get the locals to pronounce Havant and Waterlooville"
lostinbrasil on 606

1240: Mansfield's 39-year-old keeper Carl Muggleton finally gets a touch of the ball. It's not been a thriller so far, but plenty of time to go...

1237: "Are any of the Havant players policemen? Only if they were then they could just arrest half the Liverpool team before kick off..."
yorker_129_7 on 606

1235: "When's the fifth round draw Paresh? Im expecting a draw against Oldham and a win for us Terriers back at The Galpharm."
Jonny in Leicester via text

It's on Monday at 1330, and live on BBC Two. Jimmy Case and Ray Wilkins will be pulling those balls out.

1230: Middlesbrough get the afternoon under way. Bring the Cupsets on!

1229: Boro are without the injured Jonathan Woodgate today. He has apparently turned down a move to Tottenham and we understand he is in advanced talks with his former club Newcastle.

1225: "Hey Paresh can you please tell me if we will be able to hear our local commentaries because i think in the last round there were links on the side of the page for nearly every game."
clichybestm8 on 606

Links to available radio commentaries will appear as and when. Right now website users have a choice between the Five Live and Radio Nottingham commentaries if they click on the link on the right.

1219: "A win for Havant will pocket them 60,000, while if they could get a televised replay it would be worth 150,000. Might they play for a draw?"
James, a token Havant fan for the day, via text

1211: TEAM NEWS Boro boss Gareth Southgate leaves Stewart Downing and George Boateng on the bench, while Tuncay Sanli and Gary O'Neil miss out, but Fabio Rochemback comes back in. Mansfield name the team which started against Darlington last week.

Mansfield: Muggleton, Martin, Jelleyman, Buxton, Mullins, Brown, Dawson, D'Laryea, Bell, Hamshaw, Michael Boulding.

Middlesbrough: Schwarzer, Pogatetz, Huth, Wheater, Young, Cattermole, Arca, Rochemback, Johnson, Aliadiere, Lee.

1209: By the way only 11 top-flight clubs are left - the fewest since the Premier League began in 1992 - and at least eight clubs in the Championship or lower will be in the draw for the fifth round.

1207: "Is Liverpool v Havant & Waterlooville the Haves against the Havants "
sirgooner71 on 606

You've all been puntastic on the boards, lots of chat about this being Liverpool's Waterloo and the like. Although can we have less of "will we need an ABBAcus to tot up the score against H & WATERLOOville" please?

1158: Field Mill is where it all gets going, when League Two Mansfield take on Middlesbrough in the hope of reaching the fifth round for the first time since 1975. I like the way their boss Billy Dearden prepares his men for cup ties: an eight-mile walk in the Derbyshire Dales, followed by a pub lunch at the Fox and Goose in Wigley. I might suggest it to my gaffer.

1152: "Wooo just put a tenner on Havant! come on lads!"
stormgx on 606

With odds of 100/1 on Shaun Gale's men pulling off the greatest Cupset of all time some people could make big bucks today - or waste them needlessly...

1149: Havant & W are just the 123 places below Liverpool, plying their trade in Blue Square South, and the only non-league team left in this year's competition. This is their eighth game in the Cup this year and this game alone will earn them a tidy 350,000 to spend on their ground, training facilities and youth development programme.

Their average gate this season is 606, around 40,000 fewer than the figure they will play in front of later today.

1141: Where else to begin with than little old Havant & Waterlooville? Well actually, it's Mansfield in about 49 minutes, but more of that in a little while. Yes in true romance-of-the-Cup/David v Goliath-style we have an absolute humdinger coming up at Anfield in a few hours.

1140: Here's the first shock of the day: No Caroline Cheese, Sam Lyon or even Jonathan Stevenson. Yep, an injury-crisis at TV Centre has left me in charge of guiding you through 12 FA Cup fourth-round ties and one Premier League tussle. Wish me luck!

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