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FA CUP RESULTS
Blackburn 2-2 Coventry
Sheff Utd 1-1 Hull
Swansea 1-1 Fulham
Watford 1-3 Chelsea
West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

PREMIER LEAGUE RESULT
Portsmouth 2-0 Man City

GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)

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By Caroline Cheese

1929: That's your lot then. Make sure you return refreshed and invigorated for a bumper day tomorrow featuring Derby v Man Utd and Everton v Aston Villa in the FA Cup - and the Milan derby. Until then, you could always give Alan Green a call on BBC Radio 5 Live's 606.

1925: For six minutes, we were looking at a massive Cupset, but it wasn't to be. Chelsea eventually turned their dominance into goals, largely thanks to Ray Wilkins' cunning tactical change. If Jobi McAnuff had shown some composure in front of goal, who knows...? Cracking Cup tie though.

1924: FULL-TIME Watford 1-3 Chelsea

1922: GOAL Watford 1-3 Chelsea
That should seal it. Salomon Kalou sets up Nicolas Anelka, who shoots through the defender's legs to complete a quickfire hat-trick.

1921: Into added time and Watford should be level. Jobi McAnuff's first touch from John-Joe O'Toole's through-ball is perfect but he shoots too close to Petr Cech.

1918: "The width that Miroslav Stoch has offered since he came on has been crucial for Chelsea."
Clive Walker on BBC Radio 5 Live

1914: Great work from Tamas Priskin, muscling his way to the byeline on the right. Petr Cech makes a mess of the cross and Jobi McAnuff almost makes him pay, but the ball is just too far behind him.

1913: Still eight minutes remaining of this pulsating second half. Michael Ballack's rather disappointing contribution comes to an end and Juliano Belletti comes on.

1912: "Ray Wilkins - The new tactical genius! hahaha!"
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1910: Amid all the excitement, Ray Wilkins introduced Miroslav Stoch for Jon Obi Mikel shortly after Watford's goal went in. That meant Chelsea went to 4-4-2 and Watford's defence simply crumbled.

1907: GOAL Watford 1-2 Chelsea
Watford's defence are motionless as Ashley Cole delivers a teasing cross from the left, leaving Nicolas Anelka to head at the near post. Some turnaround.

1906: GOAL Watford 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea have their 15th corner of the match, and it's 15th time lucky. Branislav Ivanovic heads on Frank Lampard's delivery and Nicolas Anelka connects superbly with a close-range overhead kick. Call off the Cupset. I can't honestly tell you that Chelsea didn't deserve that.

1904: As that goal went in, Hornets boss Brendan Rodgers simply lifted one arm into the air, while Roman Abramovich managed one of those familiar vacant smiles.

1900: GOAL Watford 1-0 Chelsea
Oh my days. My heart won't take this. What a first touch from the sub. With Chelsea throwing everyone forward, Lloyd Doyley releases Tamas Priskin down the left-hand channel and with most of Vicarage Road on their feet, the Hungarian calmly chips Petr Cech, the Chelsea keeper getting something on it but seeing the ball loop into the net. Hint of offside, but the goal stands...

1857: With Watford clinging on for dear life, boss Brendan Rodgers makes a double change. Don Cowie comes on for his debut, replacing Lee Williamson in midfield, while Grzegorz Rasiak makes way for Tamas Priskin up front.

1855: Frank Lampard's goalbound effort is headed behind for a corner, from which there is an almighty goalmouth scramble, the ball bobbling around for ages before it is eventually scrambled clear. Moments later, Nicolas Anelka sees his low effort deflected wide.

1852: Fabulous block by Ashley Cole! Nicolas Anelka heads Salomon Kalou's cross down for Didier Drogba, who turns and shoots in an instant but sees Cole get in the way of his fierce effort. Michael Ballack can't do anything with the rebound. Roman Abramovich is actually laughing out loud at that.

1850: Michael Mancienne is allowed to cut in from the right and shoot - but his effort is always rising.

1847: "Frank Lampard is the best player on the pitch by far."
Clive Walker on BBC Radio 5 Live

1847: Frank Lampard delivers a stunning ball from the left for Didier Drogba at the far post but the striker fails to make contact.

1843: As Alex runs away from goal with the ball, Grzegorz Rasiak comes in with a clumsy challenge - giving away a needless free-kick. Michael Ballack hits it straight into the wall.

1841: Some Chelsea fans are celebrating as Frank Lampard's well-struck effort ripples the net - but it's only the side netting.

1840: Didier Drogba escapes Adrian Mariappa's attentions on the left of the box and gets in a decent effort despite the difficult angle but Scott Loach produces a sharp save.

1838: Nice bit of early pressure from Watford. Will Hoskins spins away from the defender in the box and gets his shot away - but it's a weak effort and Petr Cech collects.

1836: Away we go.

1829: Right. Here are those replay dates:
Hull v Sheff Utd - 26 Feb, 1945 GMT
Middlesbrough v West Ham - 24 Feb, 2000 GMT
Coventry v Blackburn - 24 Feb, 1945 GMT
Fulham v Swansea - 24 Feb, 2000 GMT

1827: "Solid half for Chelsea; hit the post once and Kalou messed up two early chances. Overall we do lack a little bit of balance. Ballack and Kalou have been poor on the ball and Anelka looks a bit unsure wide right. Take either Anelka or Kalou off and bring Quaresma on. His quality and teasing crosses should really test the Hornets."
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1824: "We did not deserve anything from the match. We did not have a determination or a willingness to chase lost causes."
Man City boss Mark Hughes after the 2-0 defeat by Portsmouth
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1821: "Chelsea have had enough possession and shots on goal. They look up for it. Most of the players - if not all - are really lively. I just think they look slightly unbalanced with Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba looking slightly unsure who's taking that central role."
Clive Walker on BBC Radio 5 Live

1819: HALF-TIME Watford 0-0 Chelsea

1816: Alex heads the free-kick then the resulting corner behind. From the next corner Grzegorz Rasiak produces a magnificent far-post leap but Petr Cech palms away the ball.

1814: Jobi McAnuff once again causing all sorts of bother, dancing round defenders on the left before being brought to ground by Michael Mancienne.

1813: Tommy Smith takes advantage of Ashley Cole's slip to get into the box but he tries to take on one too many defenders and can't get the ball into the danger zone.

1809: Lovely work from Didier Drogba, juggling the ball on his knee before laying it into Nicolas Anelka's path - but the Frenchman's shot comes off the far post. If he is watching, Luiz Felipe Scolari may well be wondering who this Drogba character is.

1806: Jobi McAnuff goes on a jinking run on the left and is upended by a clumsy challenge from Alex just outside the box. No card though. McAnuff opts to shoot from an impossible angle and it's easily blocked.

1803: Didier Drogba looks like a new man today, making a proper nuisance of himself up front. Roman Abramovich is enjoying it too. As Drogba's shot is saved, the Chelsea owner slaps his thigh and then cracks a rare smile.

1802: Michael Mancienne does well to dig out a cross from the right-hand byeline, but Jay DeMerit heads clear, with Didier Drogba lurking. Chelsea looking pile on the pressure now.

1757: Didier Drogba makes the most of a challenge from Jobi McAnuff, throwing himself athletically to the ground under the slightest of touches. Scott Loach punches away Frank Lampard's effort so justice is done.

1756: Bit of a switcheroo up front for Chelsea as Didier Drogba goes out to the right and Nicolas Anelka takes a turn in the middle.

1753: Jon Obi Mikel slices his shot hideously wide - but referee Mike Dean saves his blushes by spotting some shirt pulling. Frank Lampard's free-kick is blocked.

1751: Yellow card for Ashley Cole for kicking Tommy Smith into the air. Reckless. Smith - Watford's top scorer this season - is left hobbling. Chelsea clear the free-kick.

1746: Disastrous defending from Watford, attempting to play offside as a long free-kick comes in. Lloyd Doyley forgets to join the party and a big group of Chelsea players are onside. The ball comes to Salomon Kalou, who heads straight to a Watford defender. Big sigh of relief from Doyley I would think.

1745: Tommy Smith crosses and Adrian Mariappa gets his header on target but Petr Cech easily collects. Bit of encouragement for the home fans though.

1744: Alex balloons a header over the bar from the corner. Chelsea are playing with a front three, Didier Drogba in the middle, Nicolas Anelka on the right, Salomon Kalou on the left.

1743: "Brilliant second-half performance by Cov. Aron's goal was amazing but final result was hard to swallow. Will win replay!"
Mark (currently at junc 25 m6) via text on 81111

1741: Watford keeper Scott Loach is called into action, diving to his right to palm away Didier Drogba's fiercely-struck shot. Lively start.

1740: Jobi McAnuff earns a big cheer as he turns Branislav Ivanovic on the left but Grzegorz Rasiak can't get on the end of the cross.

1738: The stats say Watford have had 16% possession in the opening four minutes. That equates to a throw-in and a misplaced pass by my reckoning. Only one team in it at the moment.

1736: Chelsea slice the Watford defence open once again as Michael Ballack runs onto Didier Drogba's pass. His ball across the box is only cleared to Ashley Cole who goes for a spectacular volley which goes out of play for a throw-in.

1734: Watford keeper Scott Loach looks accusingly at his defence as Salomon Kalou is given space in the box but the Chelsea striker can't connect properly with his shot from Didier Drogba's cross. Kalou might have done better with a header. Big let-off.

1733: Chelsea get the game under way.

1728: Here come the teams to the familiar sound of Z Cars at Vicarage Road. Decent roar from the home fans, who haven't had a lot to cheer in the league of late. The Hornets, in the Championship relegation zone, have lost seven of their last 13 games.

1727: Just got my first sight of Guus Hiddink. The Dutchman is sandwiched between Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and chief exec Peter Kenyon. Not much fun to be had there I wouldn't have thought.

1723: When are the replays you say? The week beginning 23 February is your answer. Not sure of the exact dates. Trying to find out.

1719: "Fantastic to see Mancienne starting - he deserves his chance. Also good to see Drogba starting in a 4-4-2. I have high hopes of a good performance and result today. After all, it's the done thing when a manager leaves..."
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1713: Ray Wilkins will be in charge of Chelsea at Vicarage Road - but new temporary boss Guus Hiddink will be in the stands to run the rule over his new charges. So a chance for Didier Drogba to show he can still do a passable impression of one of the world's best strikers then...

1709: Talking of Jose Mourinho (as we were back at 1601 GMT), could he make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge in the summer? "If you ask me if one day I think I will return to Chelsea," he said today. "I will tell you yes I think so, I think so because we were so happy together. But when I say one day, I am not saying to you when." Mmmm, mysterious...

1705: TEAMS Watford v Chelsea
Watford: Loach, Hoyte, Mariappa, DeMerit, Doyley, Smith, Jenkins, Lee Williamson, McAnuff, Rasiak, Hoskins. Subs: Lee, Sadler, Cowie, Priskin, Harley, O'Toole, Parkes.
Chelsea: Cech, Mancienne, Alex, Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Lampard, Ballack, Mikel, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba. Subs: Hilario, Di Santo, Quaresma, Ferreira, Deco, Belletti, Stoch.

1704: TEAM NEWS Watford v Chelsea
Watford bring Jay DeMerit into the defence, Lee Williamson comes in for the ineligible Jack Cork in midfield and Grzegorz Rasiak takes his place in attack. Chelsea hand Michael Mancienne his debut at right-back and Branislav Ivanovic replaces the suspended John Terry at the heart of defence. Striker Didier Drogba returns to the first team and is set to play in a three-pronged attack alongside Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou.

1659: And the spotlight will be right back on Manchester City boss Mark Hughes after that rather dismal display at Fratton Park. Still, credit to Portsmouth, who fully deserved their win. David James - on the day he breaks the record for Premier League appearances - keeps his first clean sheet since 15 November.

1656: Replays all round then? Just need Watford to fulfil their side of the bargain...

1655: FULL-TIME Blackburn 2-2 Coventry

1654: FULL-TIME West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough

1654: FULL-TIME Sheff Utd 1-1 Hull

1653: FULL-TIME Portsmouth 2-0 Man City

1652: GOAL Blackburn 2-2 Coventry
Stand-in keeper Andy Marshall spills Keith Treacy's shot and Christopher Samba nets the rebound. Heartbreak for Coventry.

1650: Coventry must hang on for five minutes of injury time at Ewood Park. "Glen Johnson has been absolutely sensational for Portsmouth today," reckons my colleague.

1646: "Another dismal, spineless away-day surrender against a poor, struggling side. Robinho and Elano AWOL. Hughes can't spin his way out of this fiasco with excuses and bland platitudes."
Realstevo, utterly fed-up, Longsight, via text on 81111

1643: GOAL West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough
Herita Ilunga heads in from three yards after substitute Savio's free-kick. Relief all round for the home fans.

1640: Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has a goal disallowed for offside.

1638: Stewart Downing nearly bags his second of the afternoon for Boro with a long-range effort which West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green manages to block, and gets two hands on at the second time of asking. This might not be a Cupset in the making - but it would certainly be a major surprise.

1635: GOAL Blackburn 1-2 Coventry
Lovely link-up play from Coventry's midfield and Michael Doyle advances towards goal before seeing his shot deflect off Christopher Samba and beat Paul Robinson. Are Coventry about to knock out Blackburn for the second season running?

1633: GOAL Portsmouth 2-0 Man City
Caretaker boss Paul Hart smiles proudly on the touchline as he sees Hermann Hreidarsson rise above the City defence to send a bullet header past Shay Given. Fabulous effort.

1632: The man who invented the word Cupset has spoken (he's also Danny the Stat, regular readers will probably not be that interested to hear). "No. Pompey winning at Man Utd was not a Cupset. There has to be at least one division between the teams. I repeat - it was not a Cupset. No. Not a Cupset. Just to be clear - no Cupset."

1629: GOAL Portsmouth 1-0 Man City
Glen Johnson dances into the penalty area on the right and has an angled shot well saved by Shay Given but the England right-back follows up and calmly lifts his shot through a crowd of players and high into the net.

1628: Disallowed goal at Ewood Park. David Dunn scores direct from a free-kick, but referee Steve Tanner spots some shirt-pulling.

1625: A substitution for both sides at Fratton Park. Felipe Caicedo replaces Robinho for Manchester City. Bad day at the office for the Brazilian. Angelos Basinas comes off after a decent display for Pompey, Hayden Mullins on.

1623: Controversy reigns on the text and 606. Is Portsmouth beating Manchester United at Old Trafford last season a Cupset? I'm referring this to the man who invented the word - who handily is sitting to my left.

1622: Afonso Alves wastes a very good chance to make it 2-0 to Boro when he gets in between James Collins and Matthew Upson to latch onto Gary O'Neil's through ball and puts the ball just wide of the far post. A real let-off for West Ham there.

1620: GOAL Blackburn 1-1 Coventry
Blackburn clear a corner but it comes to Aron Gunnarson, who takes one touch and fires a right-footed volley past Paul Robinson from 25 yards.

1619: Coventry putting the pressure on at Blackburn with a string of corners but not many chances coming their way.

1615: More reshuffling required by Gianfranco Zola as West Ham's Luis Boa Morte goes off after taking a knock in the face, to be replaced by Freddie Sears. He goes up front alongside fellow replacement Diego Tristan, so it'll be interesting to see how they work together.

1614: David Nugent races down the inside right channel for Portsmouth but shoots across goal. Difficult angle but should have got it on target.

1613: "Re 1556: No Cupsets? Middlesbrough winning and Downing scored. Surely that's one!"
Anon via text on 81111
Not sure you can have a proper Cupset in a Prem v Prem.

1612: Hull midfielder Geovanni attempts to release Caleb Folan, but Greg Halford comes in with a good challenge on the edge of the area.

1606: We are off and running around the grounds.

1604: I should quickly tell you that if you want to follow the Milan derby tomorrow, you've got options: watch it live on BBC3 or this website (UK only) or read the live text commentary from 1900 GMT. Happy, happy days indeed.

1603: "Taking a young lad to his first ever game today at Fratton Park - pity the game hasn't lived up to his excitement!"
Hugo in Fratton Park, via text on 81111

1601: Anyone wondering where BBC Sport's Jonathan Stevenson is spending Valentine's weekend? Milan, that's where. Cupid seems to have worked his magic too. Here's Stevo's first missive: "Jose Mourinho is in typically feisty mood ahead of tomorrow's Milan derby. At his pre-match presser, he took umbrage at the first question asked and threatened to walk out. After making to leave, he sat down, made the assembled hacks agree with him and then had journalists hanging on his every word for the next hour. He's still got it."

1559: "Hope Pompey caretaker boss has a Hart to Hart with the players... and really get the PASSION going for the second half."
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1556: No Cupsets as it stands. What? Did you think we'd go a day without that word? You don't know me very well at all... Both Sheffield United and Coventry still very much in with a shout - although neither of those would be seismic shocks would they?

1550: HALF-TIME Sheff Utd 1-1 Hull

1549: HALF-TIME West Ham 0-1 Middlesbrough

1548: HALF-TIME Blackburn 1-0 Coventry

1547: HALF-TIME Portsmouth 0-0 Man City

1543: Roque Santa Cruz's first touch lets him down and he can only shoot into the side netting as Blackburn look for a second.

1540: Another reason for the home fans to groan at Upton Park - Mark Noble gets on the end of Luis Boa Morte's cross for West Ham but Brad Jones blocks his effort, and from the rebound Jack Collison somehow contrives to put the ball over the bar from three yards out.

1536: Carlton Cole can't carry on and is replaced by Diego Tristan. The 32-year-old has scored four goals in 15 appearances for Spain - the locals at Upton Park would be very happy to see him add to his solitary effort for West Ham this afternoon.

1535: GOAL Sheff Utd 1-1 Hull
Sheffield United are back to 11 men as Danny Webber replaces Chris Morgan - but that's not enough to stop Hull equalising, Kamil Zayatte heading in Andy Dawson's free-kick. His second goal for the Tigers.

1534: Aron Gunnarsson misses a golden opportunity to equalise for Coventry, heading wide from six yards.

1533: Another worry for West Ham. New England international Carlton Cole receives treatment for a knock on the ankle, and only returns to the fray with a lot of strapping on the injury. While he's off the pitch, Middlesbrough have a corner and Robert Huth should do better with his header which goes straight into the arms of Robert Green. Happy days for Boro but the locals are getting increasingly frustrated.

1532: Sheffield United are playing with 10 men against Hull as Chris Morgan receives treatment after a Michael Turner foul.

1529: Glen Johnson swings over a cross from the right and David Nugent rises above his marker - but the ball just brushes off his head and dribbles wide. Good chance.

1527: Brian Kidd is back on the touchline at Portsmouth, assisting caretaker boss Paul Hart. He has been extremely vocal so far, thoroughly enjoying his top-flight return.

1523: GOAL West Ham 0-1 Middlesbrough
What was I saying (see 1519)? Gary O'Neill crosses from the right, James Collins and Matt Upson both miss it - but Stewart Downing doesn't. That's his first goal of the season isn't it?

1522: Greg Halford shoots straight at the keeper after a swift counter-attack by Sheffield United. Great chance for a 2-0 lead.

1521: Jack Collison and David di Michele play a one-two on the edge of the box to set up Mark Noble for a shot which is turned behind by Boro keeper Brad Jones for a corner. The best chance at either end so far.

1521: Blackburn striker Jason Roberts slices a decent chance wide from eight yards out after Roque Santa Cruz's knockdown.

1520: "As they never have a mention I wanted to say: I'm at Llanelli today, watching them against Newi Cefn Druids. I'm usually at Stoke. I've just seen Andy Legg throw a rocket into the area akin to our own Rory Delap - football is wonderful!"
David via text on 81111
I like this text. That's all I can say really.

1519: My favourite stat of the day: Middlesbrough have been knocked out of the FA Cup by the losing finalist for the last four years. They've got the upper hand at Upton Park without posing too much threat up front. When was the last time Boro did pose a threat up front?

1513: My apologies. It's actually Andy Marshall in the Coventry goal this afternoon, a late replacement for Kieran Westwood, who limped out in the warm-up. Not a great start for poor old Marshall.

1509: Bright start from Pompey. Shortly after Peter Crouch has a shot on the turn saved by Shay Given, David Nugent is played through but with defenders snapping at his heels, he is forced wide and misses the target.

1508: GOAL Sheff Utd 1-0 Hull
Greg Halford heads the Championship side ahead from David Cotterill's cross. Hull think Halford pushed Sam Ricketts - but Andre Marriner isn't interested.

1504: GOAL Blackburn 1-0 Coventry
What a start for Rovers, who were humbled 4-1 by the Sky Blues in the third round last season. Roque Santa Cruz hits a fizzing left-foot volley past Andy Marshall from just inside the 18-yard box.

1502: We're up and running everywhere...

1457: TEAM NEWS Sheff Utd v Hull
Sheffield United welcome back captain Chris Morgan from injury but strikers Darius Henderson and Arturo Lupoli are suspended and Cup-tied respectively. Hull defender Anthony Gardner is back after five months out, Bernard Mendy returns from suspension and Boaz Myhill is restored in goal.

1456: Manchester-born Shaleum Logan makes his league debut in Manchester City's defence today. The 20-year-old academy product has previously had loan spells at Stockport, Scunthorpe and Grimsby. This is only his third appearance for the Premier League side though.

1452: "Just shows how far we have come under Roberto. Disappointed to draw with a Premiership side after totally outplaying them."
Nigel from the Rhondda, via text on 81111

1451: "Looks like Swansea have blown their chance. Fulham are a good team at home. Smaller clubs normally only have one chance against Premier teams."
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1448: TEAM NEWS Blackburn v Coventry
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce makes six changes from the side that lost at home to Aston Villa, meaning Roque Santa Cruz is selected up front and fringe players Zurab Khizanishvili, Carlos Villanueva and Gael Givet all start. Coventry striker Freddy Eastwood passes a late fitness test but fellow forward Leon McKenzie misses out with a thigh problem. There are also starts for Elliott Ward, Aron Gunnarsson and Isaac Osbourne.

1446: Lovely, sunny day in Portsmouth - unlike when they first tried to play this game on 10 January. England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is in attendance. He'll see England keeper David James break Gary Speed's record as he plays his 536th game in the Premier League.

1439: Thoroughly good game at the Liberty Stadium and if I'm Fulham, I'm very relieved to be coming away with a replay. Swansea are a top, top side - and if Mark Gower could have finished one of those chances...

1438: FULL-TIME Swansea 1-1 Fulham

1438: Free-kick for Swansea and do they lump it into the box? They do actually. But Fulham survive quite comfortably.

1436: Into added time at the Liberty...

1435: TEAM NEWS West Ham v Middlesbrough
West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami misses out with a hamstring injury and is replaced by Luis Boa Morte in the only change to the side beaten by Manchester United. Middlesbrough make three changes. Marlon King is Cup-tied, Chris Riggott has medial ligament damage and Matthew Bates is dropped to the bench, with Justin Hoyte, Gary O'Neil and Julio Arca being drafted in.

1434: TEAMS Sheff Utd v Hull
Sheff Utd: Kenny, Jihai, Morgan, Kilgallon, Naysmith, Cotterill, Montgomery, Quinn, Hendrie, Halford, Sharp. Subs: Webber, Bennett, Howard, Naughton, Walker.
Hull: Myhill, Ricketts, Turner, Gardner, Dawson, Mendy, Marney, Zayatte, Garcia, Geovanni, Folan. Subs: Warner, Doyle, Barmby, France, Halmosi, Featherstone, Manucho.

1433: TEAM NEWS Portsmouth v Man City
Portsmouth caretaker boss Paul Hart makes two changes from the team that lost to Liverpool, with Niko Kranjcar and and Jermaine Pennant coming in for Hayden Mullins and Nadir Belhadj. Man City boss Mark Hughes also makes two changes, as Shaleum Logan and Elano come in for Micah Richards and Shaun Wright-Phillips from the side that defeated Boro 1-0.

1432: TEAMS Blackburn v Coventry
Blackburn: Robinson, Simpson, Samba, Khizanishvili, Givet, Villanueva, Dunn, Kerimoglu, Warnock, Roque Santa Cruz, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Nelsen, McCarthy, Grella, Andrews, Treacy, Doran.
Coventry: Westwood, Osbourne, McPake, Ward, Fox, Henderson, Beuzelin, Gunnarsson, Doyle, Eastwood, Morrison. Subs: Marshall, Hall, Dann, Best, Simpson, Thornton, Cain.

1432: TEAMS West Ham v Middlesbrough
West Ham: Green, Neill, Collins, Upson, Ilunga, Collison, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte, Di Michele, Cole. Subs: Lastuvka, Lopez, Nsereko, Kovac, Spector, Tristan, Sears.
Middlesbrough: Jones, Hoyte, Huth, Wheater, Pogatetz, Adam Johnson, O'Neil, Digard, Arca, Downing, Alves. Subs: Turnbull, Emnes, Sanli, Bates, McMahon, Bennett, Walker.

1429: Surely... but no. Jason Scotland plays in Andrea Orlandi on the right, but his ball across goal is behind Guillem Bauza. Nathan Dyer is coming in at the far post but he lashes his shot into the side netting. Fulham bring Julian Gray on for Andy Johnson.

1427: This second half has whizzed by... only seven minutes remain.

1426: Angel Rangel plays a clever one-two with Jordi Gomez before hammering a shot over the top. Joe Allen is replaced by Guillem Bauza - who used to play in the same under-16 team as Fernando Torres apparently.

1422: Welcome to the Liberty Stadium, Bobby. As he challenges for a header, Zamora takes an elbow from Alan Tate. Painful. He's back on his feet though.

1422: Bobby Zamora - he of the two goals this season - replaces Erik Nevland, who hasn't exactly pressed his claim for a regular starting spot today.

1421: TEAMS Portsmouth v Man City
Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Pennant, Basinas, Davis, Kranjcar, Crouch, Nugent. Subs: Begovic, Mullins, Pamarot, Utaka, Kanu, Gekas, Belhadj.
Man City: Given, Logan, Kompany, Onuoha, Bridge, Zabaleta, De Jong, Ireland, Elano, Bellamy, Robinho. Subs: Hart, Garrido, Fernandes, Caicedo, Evans, Berti, Weiss.

1420: Orlandi straight into the action, laying the ball off for Jordi Gomez, but his shot curls wide.

1416: Mark Gower - who could have had a hat-trick today - comes off to be replaced by Andrea Orlandi.

1415: Another fabulous move. Nathan Dyer to Jason Scotland to Angel Rangel running into space on the right - but Brede Hangeland sticks out a leg to cut out the cross.

1412: Howard Webb has a word with Paul Konchesky after the Fulham defender barges into Nathan Dyer with unnecessary force.

1407: Shouts for a penalty from the Swansea fans as Joe Allen appears to be pushed by Fredrik Stoor. Allen doesn't go down - and replays show it would have been a harsh decision.

1404: And that's it for Dacourt. He is replaced by Clint Dempsey. Simon Davies will play central midfield with Danny Murphy.

1402: Olivier Dacourt quickly follows Williams into the book for a foul on Jordi Gomez.

1402: Angel Rangel turns Zoltan Gera as he cuts in from the right but he just overhits his pass for Jason Scotland. The Swansea fans are absolutely loving this...

1401: "fantastic turn fantastic shot fantastic goal!"
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1400: Ashley Williams picks up the first yellow card of the game for sending Andy Johnson flying.

1356: GOAL Swansea 1-1 Fulham
Brilliant. Jason Scotland collects the ball just inside the box, beats Aaron Hughes with some lovely trickery and fires into the far corner. A deserved equaliser for the hosts you have to say.

1355: Jason Scotland chests the ball down and sets up Mark Gower - again. Good effort from the winger but Mark Schwarzer athletically tips it behind.

1353: Fulham win the ball in midfield and drive forward, but Danny Murphy blazes a cross-shot over the bar. Bit wasteful that.

1351: "At Liberty Stadium laughing to myself, we need more of this luck and well be on our way to Wembley!"
Jonny, Fulham fan, via text on 81111

1350: Off we go again.

1347: I wonder if Roy Hodgson is a romantic type? I reckon he is. Big bunch of chrysanths and some Black Magic. Old school.

1342: "Spurs fan here in the Liberty Stadium - I think Swansea might become my second team as the atmosphere's great in an impressive stadium and I'm gutted ex-Spur Mark Gower missed those two golden opportunities."
Tom via text on 81111

1336: To be fair, I think the Fulham players - like everyone else - couldn't believe the way Swansea forgot to defend that corner. Very odd. Despite leading, Fulham's management team look none too happy as they head down the tunnel after watching the top-flight side toil in the first half.

1335: "That is cruel cruel cruel. Totally against the run of play. Judging by the Fulham players' reaction I think they were too embarrassed to celebrate."
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1334: HALF-TIME Swansea 0-1 Fulham

1331: GOAL Swansea 0-1 Fulham
Dear, dear, dear and double dear. Fulham win a corner and from Paul Konchesky's delivery, Dorus de Vries misses his punch and the ball comes off skipper Garry Monk's hip for an own goal. Calamity at the back. That's what you call a sucker punch.

1328: Erik Nevland flicks a long ball on for Andy Johnson but Dorus de Vries is alert to the danger and grabs the ball off Johnson's toes. Rare piece of the action for the Swansea keeper.

1327: "Fulham have been poor. Our full-backs are vanishing out of the game, Nevland hasn't had a good start up front, and we're being outplayed. The joys of the Cup?!"
James, a concerned Fulham fan, in Bath, via text on 81111

1326: "Swansea are so beautiful on the eye. I can really see the Arsenal board taking a gamble on him in two years' time. And if Wenger goes on to become director of football, won't that be awesome...? Sigh..."
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1321: Mark Gower makes space on the left and sends an inswinging cross in the direction of Nathan Dyer at the far post - but the diminutive winger can't quite connect. He needs a Marouane Fallaini 'do'.

1319: "Shoooooooot" urge the Swansea fans as the ball comes to Alan Tate about 30 yards out. He follows orders but curls a decent right-footed effort just over the bar.

1315: "Lively game so far, distracting me from a lovely essay on Quorn! How exciting! Just need goals and it would be perfect."
Lee, the bored marketing student, Bristol, via text on 81111

1312: Swansea should be two up. Another delicious move - this time down the right - sees Angel Rangel cross for Mark Gower, who is completely unmarked as he attempts to slot in from six yards, but Mark Schwarzer pulls off a one-handed save.

1308: Jordi Gomez lofts a clever ball into the area for Jason Scotland, but Brede Hangeland clears up for Fulham.

1304: Jordi Gomez has a free-kick out right but swings it straight of play. A rare bit of wastefulness from the hosts. Meanwhile, Ian Holloway describes Swansea boss Roberto Martinez as looking "as smooth as a cashmere codpiece". Nice.

1300: I must admit I did think Ian Holloway was being a little over-exuberant when he compared Swansea to Spain (see 1242)... But this is a bit reminiscent of England-Spain at the moment. Swansea's slick passing leaving Fulham chasing shadows.

1256: Fulham starting to come back into it now, but as I say that, Paul Konchesky's attempt to play a one-two goes all wrong and Swansea are back in possession.

1253: "Why can't all football teams play like Swansea? If they keep up this pass and move stuff for the whole game I will have a new second team."
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1251: So close. Stunning move down the left from Swansea, Mark Gower cutting in, playing a one-two with Jason Scotland, before seeing his measured shot come off the inside of the far post.

1249: As we expected really. Lovely, one-touch passing from both sides, Swansea stroking the ball about confidently in defence as I speak... er, type.

1247: One defeat in 15 for Fulham. No defeat in 15 for Swansea. That should equal a belting Cup tie - and Howard Webb gets us under way.

1243: Terrific atmosphere at the Liberty Stadium as the players emerge from the tunnel. Not long to go now.

1242: "The way Swansea play is similar to Spain. Roberto Martinez has done a fantastic job. It's marvellous. I'm so excited. There's going to be little tussles all over the pitch. Can the Swansea defenders cope with Andy Johnson's blistering pace? Can Fulham's defence cope with Jason Scotland?"
Ian Holloway on BBC 5 Live

1237: "Roy Hodgson is the new Harry Redknapp - pulling a club who should be fighting relegation up the table, building an impressive team on a small budget, and they even look slightly alike. I really wouldn't be surprised to see Roy Hodgson go to the semis if not the final of the FA Cup this season."
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1230: "Swansea to beat Fulham, Cardiff to get a draw at Arsenal, and Wales to beat England at rugger - it could be a great weekend for Wales!"
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1228: The floodlights are on at the Liberty Stadium as the fans rock out to Connected by the Stereo MCs. Fulham and Swansea have met once before in the Cup - the Cottagers running out 7-0 winners in the first round in 1995. Fulham were then in the fourth tier, Swansea in the third.

1225: TEAMS Swansea v Fulham
Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Tate, Britton, Gomez, Allen, Gower, Dyer, Scotland. Subs: Cornell, Orlandi, Tudur-Jones, Bessone, Bauza, Serran, Butler.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Stoor, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Nevland, Gera, Murphy, Davies, Dacourt, Johnson. Subs: Zuberbuhler, Pantsil, Zamora, Gray, Dempsey, Milsom, Kallio.

1223: "Hey Cheese, give a shout out to Kevin Keegan will you? It's his birthday today. Fitting for someone synonymous with 'luvvin it'!"
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1220: Fulham have the honour of being the first Premier League side to play an FA Cup tie at Swansea's Liberty Stadium, which was opened in 2005. They do so hoping to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

1217: "Cheese by name, cheese by nature... Time for West Ham to wear their hearts on their sleeves and get a good result at Boro!"
Alex in Studentville, Manchester, via text on 81111

1210: "Roberto Martinez: the next Arsene Wenger?" says a headline in the Independent this morning. Blimey. The bookies seem to be pretty impressed with Martinez's high-flying Championship side. They make Swansea - who knocked out holders Portsmouth in the last round - marginal favourites against Premier League Fulham.

1207: TEAM NEWS Swansea v Fulham
Swansea make one change as the marvellously-named Angel Rangel replaces fellow Spaniard Albert Serran at right-back. Fulham boss Roy Hodgson gives Olivier Dacourt a first start with Dickson Etuhu out injured. Clint Dempsey drops to the bench after a long trip on international duty in midweek so Zoltan Gera comes in. Erik Nevland replaces goal-shy striker Bobby Zamora.

1200: Hello you. Is the FA Cup in romantic mood? Or are the underdogs in for a massacre? Will those be the last Valentine's Day puns I use today? You can but hope...

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Premier League table
Sunday, 3 November 2013 17:56 UK
    P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 10 13 25
2 Chelsea 10 8 20
3 Liverpool 10 7 20
4 Tottenham 10 4 20

5 Man City 10 17 19

6 Southampton 10 7 19
7 Everton 10 4 19
8 Man Utd 10 4 17
9 Newcastle 10 -2 14
10 Hull City 10 -2 14
11 West Brom 10 0 13
12 Cardiff 10 -4 12
13 Swansea 10 0 11
14 Aston Villa 10 -3 11
15 West Ham 10 0 10
16 Fulham 10 -5 10
17 Stoke 10 -4 9

18 Norwich 10 -14 8
19 Sunderland 10 -15 4
20 Crystal Palace 10 -15 3

see also
Blackburn 2-2 Coventry
14 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Sheff Utd 1-1 Hull
14 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Swansea 1-1 Fulham
14 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough
14 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Watford 1-3 Chelsea
14 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Portsmouth 2-0 Man City
14 Feb 09 |  Premier League


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