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Saturday's football photos

Lassana Diarra contests possession with Owen Hargreaves

Man Utd 0-1 Portsmouth: In the FA Cup, Pompey's Lassana Diarra battles with Owen Hargreaves for control of midfield

Distin thwarts Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo appeals for a penalty when his menacing run is ended by Sylvain Distin but the referee does not give it

Tevez shoots only to see Glen Johnson block his effort on the line

Wayne Rooney and then Carlos Tevez both fail to score during an attack that Pompey's defence somehow manage to repel

Distin keeps Carrick out

The Red Devils lay siege to the visitors' goal after the break with Michael Carrick seeing his effort blocked on the line

Kuszczak gets sent off

Portsmouth hold on and win a penalty when Tomasz Kuszczak, on for Edwin Van der Sar, brings down Milan Baros

Sulley Muntari beats replacement goalkeeper Rio Ferdinand with his penalty

Rio Ferdinand replaces him in goal but is powerless to prevent Sulley Muntari's 76th-minute spot-kick from finding the net

David James and Sol Campbell celebrate victory

Despite nearly five minutes of injury time, Man Utd fail to find an equaliser as Portsmouth book their place in the semi-finals

The sun sets over Barnsley's ground

Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea: A packed Oakwell welcomes the current holders of the FA Cup for Saturday's second quarter-final

Jamal Campbell-Ryce holds off Shaun Wright-Phillips

Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce asks questions of Chelsea's defence as the Tykes make a good start to the tie

Bobby Hassell keeps Chelsea out

Florent Malouda looks to create something for the Blues but Bobby Hassell is on hand to keep him out

Istvan Ferenczi holds his head after going close

Istvan Ferenczi hits the post as the hosts have a number of good chances to take the lead before half-time

Kayode Odejayi ends up on the ground as the ball heads into the net

Barnsley continue to hold their own and sensationally take the lead when Kayode Odejayi heads home in the 66th minute

Wild celebrations follow the final whistle

Simon Davey's side hang on for an historic victory that sees them book a place in the last four and a trip to Wembley

Morten Gamst Pedersen and Matt Derbyshire celebrate

Blackburn 1-1 Fulham: In the Premier League, Morten Gamst Pedersen's (left) 59th-minute header puts Rovers in front

Bullard celebrates his late goal

With time almost up, Jimmy Bullard scores with a fine free-kick to salvage a point for the relegation-threatened Cottagers

Goalkeeper Steve Harper fails to keep the ball out

Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle: The Reds take a lucky lead when Jose Enrique's clearance hits Jermaine Pennant and loops in

Torres celebrates making it 2-0

They double their lead in the 45th minute when Fernando Torres coolly finishes to notch his 25th goal of the season

Gerrard and Torres celebrate

The Spaniard turns provider soon after the interval, putting captain Steven Gerrard through for a third

Long celebrates his goal

Reading 2-0 Man City: Steve Coppell's Royals take a precious lead just after the hour courtesy of Irish striker Shane Long

Kitson celebrates his late goal

A low drive from Dave Kitson seals the win and lifts Reading five places to temporarily ease their relegation fears



see also
Man Utd 0-1 Portsmouth
08 Mar 08 |  FA Cup
Barnsley 1-0 Chelsea
08 Mar 08 |  FA Cup
Blackburn 1-1 Fulham
08 Mar 08 |  Premier League
Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle
08 Mar 08 |  Premier League
Reading 2-0 Man City
08 Mar 08 |  Premier League


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