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Tuesday's FA Cup action as it happened



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By Caroline Cheese

2235: If the Nottingham Forest heartbreak hasn't finished him off, Stevo returns to the hotseat tomorrow for Liverpool v Reading and Newcastle v Plymouth. Thanks for your efforts this evening. Bye bye.

2233: And I guess that while Portsmouth were lucky tonight, they've had several hard-luck stories in the league this season, so maybe it all evens out in the end.

Pompey goalscorer Aaron Mokoena: "It was very important that we won this game so we can build from it. We needed it badly. They made it difficult in Portsmouth and they did here too. But we showed we're professionals and a Premier League club."

From Damian, Cov fan in cold Canada, via text: "Why is football such a cruel, cruel game? Equaliser with OG at 90mins, Winner on 121mins. Ouch, ouch, OUCH."

2229: Portsmouth must be the luckiest side in the fourth round. They need a late, calamitous own goal to force extra time, before Aaron Mokoena scores his first goal for the club with seconds remaining to set up a home tie against Sunderland.

2228: By crikey, that all turned out to be very dramatic in the end. Derby's penalty shoot-out win over Millwall earns them a fourth-round tie against Brentford or Doncaster.

2226: Derby beat Millwall 5-3 on penalties

2224: Over to Pride Park where Robbie Savage has scored to put Derby 2-1 up in the shoot-out - and now Danny Schofield sees his effort saved by Derby keeper Stephen Bywater. Advantage Derby.

2224: FULL-TIME Coventry 1-2 Portsmouth aet

Portsmouth goal: Absolute heartbreak for Coventry as their defence goes walkabout to allow Aaron Mokoena to head in a corner in what must be the last action of the game.

2222: GOALFLASH Coventry 1-2 Portsmouth (Mokoena)

2220: Hey, by the way, I wasn't necessarily saying that I think the FA Cup has lost its magic (see 2206). I was just saying that it's a debate that some people seem to enjoy having - ooh, like, every single year in recent memory. I unashamedly love the FA Cup - although I'm not sure this year's third-round draw was as romantic as it could have been.

2217: FULL-TIME Derby 1-1 Millwall aet - PENALTIES

2215: Angelos Bassinas plays in fellow sub John Utaka and this is a glorious chance for him to win it for Portsmouth. He takes one touch but then instead of burying it, he decides to take the ball around the keeper and finds the angle too tight.

2215: For the first time, Portsmouth are looking the more dangerous side. Coventry skipper Stephen Wright produces a beautifully-timed challenged on Danny Webber, shortly before John Utaka screws a shot narrowly wide.

2210: Michael Brown provides a perfect through-ball to send Danny Webber clean through on goal but Kieren Westwood is alert to the danger and smothers the Portsmouth substitute's effort.

Derby goal: There may not be many fans in tonight, but they'll be a bit happier now. Substitute Steven Davies shows great composure to dink a finish over Millwall keeper David Forde.

2209: GOALFLASH Derby 1-1 Millwall (Davies)

2206: Time for a quick look at tonight's attendances so we can all ponder whether the FA Cup has lost its magic. Previous home game attendances in brackets. Birmingham: 9,399 (28,907), Bristol City: 7,289 (16,035), Coventry: 7,097 (15,031), Derby: 7,183 (28,106) QPR: 5,780 (13,534).

2204: My apologies, the Millwall goal came at the start of the second half of extra time. And it's now half-time at the Ricoh Arena.

Millwall goal: The deadlock is broken at the beginning of the second half of extra time - and the League One side are ahead. Wicked corner comes in and Steve Morison heads against the post before tapping in the rebound from three yards.

2202: GOALFLASH Derby 0-1 Millwall (Morison)

2159: Frederic Piquionne heads against the post, and then knocks in the rebound. The Portsmouth striker is offside though.

Someone has struck the woodwork
2156: More action in a couple of minutes of extra time than pretty much the whole of the 90. Steve Morison heads straight at Derby keeper Stephen Bywater, then Millwall's Scott Barron hits a sizzling effort against the post.

2154: Extra time is under way in the two remaining games. But first, some news from Burnley: BBC 5 live understand Brian Laws is close to succeeding Owen Coyle as manager. An announcement is expected tomorrow.

2152: Indeed, Birmingham's reward for that win over Nottingham Forest is a fourth-round trip to Everton. Sheffield United will go to Bolton. Cardiff and Bristol City will go again on Tuesday 19 January.

From setyourselfonfire (A Forest fan) on 606: "Bah! Well we didn't take our chances against a strong Birmingham side and paid the price. Would've liked to have seen the side that battered WBA on the pitch tonight! However, the league is patently our priority right now. Still, would've been nice to have gone to Goodison..."

2146: I asked for a flood of goals and they were duly delivered. Many thanks. Could I win the lottery now please? Or just have a pay rise? Extra time coming up at Coventry and Derby. Portsmouth are tonight's luckiest side, Forest perhaps the unluckiest.

2144: FULL-TIME QPR 2-3 Sheffield United

2143: FULL-TIME Coventry 1-1 Portsmouth (Extra time)

2142: FULL-TIME Birmingham 1-0 Nottm Forest

Portsmouth goal: Disaster for Coventry. Sub Angelos Bassinas floats the ball to the far post and it's headed back into the danger zone. Despite no Pompey player challenging for the ball, Coventry pair Clinton Morrison and Stephen Wright leap for it, with the Coventry skipper heading into his own net.

2140: FULL-TIME Derby 0-0 Millwall (Extra time)

2139: FULL-TIME Bristol City 1-1 Cardiff

Bristol City goal: Substitute Gavin Williams drives a low shot into the corner, after being set up by Nicky Maynard. Looks like a replay for these two.

QPR goal: A lifeline for QPR with only minutes remaining. Damion Stewart heads in from Akos Buzsaky's free-kick.

2137: GOALFLASH Coventry 1-1 Portsmouth (Wright own goal)

2137: GOALFLASH Bristol City 1-1 Cardiff (Williams)

2137: GOALFLASH QPR 2-3 Sheffield United (Stewart)

2134: It's scrappy at Pride Park and it looks like extra time is on the cards - five minutes of normal time left.

2133: Coventry looking to wrap it up against Portsmouth as Clinton Morrison takes the ball around the keeper. He's pushed out wide, and his cutback is cut out by the defender.

2131: Richard Cresswell has got the nod for Sheffield United's third goal.

2128: I forgot who sent this in earlier (which might be a blessing in disguise for the texter concerned) but Sheffield United now have their very own Chedward on the pitch at QPR in Ched Evans and Jamie Ward. The original Jedward are watching from the stands (or probably the posh seats actually).

2126: Nathan Tyson misses a glorious chance to equalise for Nottingham Forest against Birmingham - but shoots over from six yards.

Cardiff goal: A bizarre goal opens the scoring for the Welsh side. Bristol City keeper Dean Gerken comes racing out of his area, but fluffs his clearance. Michael Chopra races on to the loose ball in the right wing position and produces a brilliant first-time curling finish into the empty net. The drama doesn't end there - Chopra collides with Bristol City boss Gary Johnson as he celebrates and gets up to push the Robins' boss in the chest. Eventually, it calms down.

QPR goal: Oh yeah, very funny, no goals for ages - and then absolutely loads at once. Ha ha, FA Cup, ha ha. Anyway, QPR get one back from penalty spot after Derek Geary is penalised for handball. Akos Buzsaky does the business from the spot.

Third Sheffield United goal: Supersub Jamie Ward's second contribution is to set up Richard Cresswell to score from close range to put the Blades in complete control.

2121: GOALFLASH Bristol City 0-1 Cardiff (Chopra)

2120: GOALFLASH QPR 1-3 Sheffield United (Buzsaky)

Second Sheffield United goal: Stephen Quinn provides the ball across the box and substitute Jamie Ward's first touch is to shoot under Radek Cerny's body.

2118: GOALFLASH QPR 0-3 Sheffield United

2116: GOALFLASH QPR 0-2 Sheffield United (Ward)

Someone has struck the woodwork
2115: Chris Porter sidefoots against the crossbar for Derby when he should have scored. Still 0-0 that one and heading for extra time.

2113: Coventry keeper Kieren Westwood tips over a clever chipped effort from Portsmouth's Tommy Smith. Still Coventry 1-0 up, with 25 minutes remaining.

2111: Shortly after Leon Best volleys narrowly over for Coventry, Portsmouth sub John Utaka sends a curling effort not far wide from 20 yards. Avram Grant buries his chin in his coat.

Birmingham goal: See entry at 2100... Barry Ferguson plays a one-two with Chucho Benitez before sending a precise left-foot shot past Lee Camp. Against the run of play, I probably don't need to add.

2109: GOALFLASH Birmingham 1-0 Nottm Forest (Ferguson)

2104: Cameron Jerome only needed one chance against Manchester United at the weekend - but he fluffs his lines against Nottingham Forest. The Birmingham striker sprints through and tries to chip the keeper but just gives the ball back to Lee Camp.

2103: It never rains... Kevin-Prince Boateng, one of Portsmouth's most impressive players recently, limps off down the tunnel. John Utaka will get a chance to show what £80,000 a week buys you.

2100: Much like the first half, Forest doing all the pressing against Birmingham. Having seen Rob Earnshaw miss a penalty in the first staging of this tie, Forest will be fuming if they don't win this now.

From SamsMatchReports on 606: "Note Arsenal reserves didn't concede a goal when Sol Campbell was on the pitch... Also, Emmanuel Adebayor could be the striker Wenger is rumoured to be interested in. City obviously don't need him with Tevez playing so well."

2056: OK, I've seen the Emmanuel Adebayor interview. It seems to be true. He is wearing an Arsenal polo shirt. Weird. At Ashton Gate, Bristol City midfielder Paul Hartley sees a decent long-range effort zip over the bar.

2054: Back up and running everywhere now. A flood of goals would be perfect. Just some goals would do.

2052: Change for Coventry at half-time: Sammy Clingan, who suffered a head injury in the first half, is replaced by in-form Freddy Eastwood, who has scored five goals in six games.

2050: I can avoid it no longer, because so many of you are mentioning it. Apparently, Emmanuel Adebayor did a TV interview earlier wearing an Arsenal polo shirt. I didn't see it, and I can't help thinking it's some sort of internet-based japes.

2047: Sol Campbell has held a news conference after playing 45 minutes for the Arsenal reserves tonight - but he didn't allow TV or radio journalists in, so you might have wait until tomorrow's newspapers to hear what he said. Just like the old days.

From I am God, I am Samir Nasri on 606: "West Ham 2 - 3 Arsenal (Reserves) Both West Ham goals from penalties, but rightly given ones. Arsenal's third from a great strike from Frimpong."

2041: Not many goals to speak of - but a possible Cupset (albeit a small one) as Championship Coventry lead Premier League Portsmouth. Over in Angola, it has finished Mozambique 2-2 Benin. They should rename that country Angoala.

2038: HALF-TIME Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth

2036: HALF-TIME QPR 0-1 Sheff Utd

2035: HALF-TIME Birmingham 0-0 Nottm Forest

2034: HALF-TIME Derby 0-0 Millwall

2033: Kevin-Prince Boateng - Portsmouth's most dangerous player - drives into the penalty area again, his low effort from the left fairly comfortably saved by Kieren Westwood.

2032: HALF-TIME Bristol City 0-0 Cardiff

Yellow card
2030: Handbags at the Ricoh as Kevin-Prince Boateng takes exception to David Bell's challenge on Michael Brown. Bit of pushing and shoving before referee Mike Jones gives Bell a yellow card.

Someone has struck the woodwork
2028: Sheffield United striker Ched Evans hits the bar from 12 yards after being put through by James Harper. Blades still 1-0 up at QPR.

2027: Dele Adebola holds off a challenge and dinks it though to Forest team-mate David McGoldrick - but Birmingham keeper Joe Hart is off his line quickly to smother the shot.

2024: Sammy Clingan back on now after some treatment. Portsmouth still looking very frustrated.

2019: Man down at Pride Park - Scott Barron is on to replace the injured Andy Frampton in Millwall's defence. Could be trouble for Coventry's Sammy Clingan too. He's struggling - not surprisingly - after being landed on by Portsmouth's Papa Bouba Diop.

2020: Just had my first sighting of John Anthony Portsmouth Football Club Westwood. Just wearing a pair of shorts this evening. A fine physique.

2017: Sebastian Larsson blazes Birmingham's first decent chance over - but it's still Championship side Forest on top in that one.

2014: Kevin-Prince Boateng makes a lively run for Portsmouth and tries to poke the ball beyond Keiren Westwood, but the Coventry keeper manages to divert it behind for a corner.

2010: Stephen Pearson is getting closer at Pride Park - he heads Lee Croft's cross inches wide.

Coventry goal: Stunner. Portsmouth fail to clear their lines from a long ball and Leon Best is allowed to turn and smash an unstoppable shot, right-footed past Asmir Begovic. Portsmouth begin the finger-pointing.

2010: GOALFLASH Coventry 1-0 Portsmouth (Best)

2009: QPR have not won an FA Cup tie in 13 attempts since knocking out Luton in a replay nine years ago. Oops.

Sheff Utd goal: Finally, a goal - and it's against the run of play at Loftus Road. Nick Montgomery with the ball in and Lee Williamson chests it down, swivels and drills home from the edge of the area. His second goal for the Blades.

2007: GOALFLASH QPR 0-1 Sheff Utd (Williamson)

2006: Forest apparently the better side against Birmingham, albeit without creating any clearcut chances.

2004: Sol Campbell has been replaced at half-time on his comeback for Arsenal (reserves) against West Ham.

2002: in the blizzard at Ashton Gate, Anthony Gerrard's free-kick is parried by Bristol City keeper Dean Gherkin, who is back in action to smother Michael Chopra's follow-up.

1957: Great chance for Derby's Stephen Pearson at Pride Park, but his shot lacks conviction and Millwall keeper David Forde saves with his legs. Moments earlier, Steve Morison had gone close for the visitors. At the Ricoh, Stephen Wright goes on a mazy run for Coventry but his shot is well saved by Asmir Begovic.

1959: MORE BREAKING NEWS FROM LOFTUS ROAD Joe Kinnear is there as well.


Someone has struck the woodwork
1950: From a corner, Louis Carey heads against the post for Bristol City. Still snowing. Snow is just so, like, last week.

1949: The Ricoh Arena is hardly packed to the rafters as Coventry and Portsmouth get up and running. Meanwhile at St Andrew's, Nathan Tyson heads an early chance wide for Nottingham Forest against Birmingham.

1946: The first game of the decade is under way at Ashton Gate. It's snowing like fun.

1943: TEAM NEWS Bristol City v Cardiff
Bristol City make just one change from the team that started their last match against Watford on 28 December, with Liam Fontaine replacing the suspended Lewin Nyatanga. Cardiff name Michael Chopra and Ross McCormack in attack, although they have lost Chris Burke and Jay Bothroyd through a rib injury and illness respectively.

1942: TEAM NEWS Derby v Millwall
Derby make three changes to the team that earned a draw at the New Den 10 days ago. Captain Robbie Savage starts - and he'll have a point to prove after his rant at local journalists in the pre-match press conference (see 1905). Lee Johnson and Lee Croft also start the match. Rob Hulse and Paul Connolly drop to the bench, while ex-England star Lee Hendrie misses out altogether. Just the one change for Millwall, who draft in centre-back Darren Ward in place of the injured Tony Craig.

BBC 5 live's Steve May watching Sol Campbell in action for Arsenal's reserves: "It's going quite well for Campbell - his side are are winning 2-0. One of the journalists has just said that Campbell and his defensive partner are winning everything in the air - but that's not surprising given that they are about six inches taller than the two strikers they're up against. I'm told Campbell will speak to the press after the game."

From Steve, London, via text: "Re 1921: Stewart Little on the bench for Sheffield United."

From mostafamazen on Twitter: "Throw in a word for Egypt's massive display against Nigera in the ACON... coming from behind to win 3-1!"

1935: TEAM NEWS QPR v Sheffield Utd
QPR are unchanged from the side that drew 1-1 at Bramall Lane in the first meeting. On-loan goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is ineligible. Rowan Vine and Lee Cook both miss out, while Gareth Ainsworth, Martin Rowlands and Gavin Mahon are still injured. Lee Williamson has shaken off a hamstring injury to start for Sheffield United but Matt Kilgallon (hamstring), Henri Camara (groin) and Gary Naysmith (knee) all miss out. Ched Evans and Richard Cresswell both start in attack for the Blades, while Darius Henderson (gluteal muscle) is on the bench.

From Daniel Craig David James on 606: "Six players on the bench for Pompey? Why not chuck another young guy on there, make the numbers up at least?! Kaboul, Finnan and James omitted: you know what that spells out."

1932: TEAM NEWS Coventry v Portsmouth
Coventry make two changes to the side that defeated Barnsley in the Championship on Saturday, with Richard Wood coming in for for Leon Barnett and Clinton Morrison replacing Freddy Eastwood. Portsmouth have not played since the 1-1 draw with the Sky Blues in their first meeting and Avram Grant makes three changes, with Younes Kaboul, Steve Finnan and Richard Hughes making way for Anthony Vanden Borre, Aaron Mokoena and Hayden Mullins.

1929: TEAM NEWS Birmingham v Nottm Forest
Birmingham are unchanged from the side which drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Saturday, a clear indication of how seriously they are taking the threat posed by Forest. New signing Michel is ineligible to make his Blues debut. Forest make seven changes to their starting line-up. Only goalkeeper Lee Camp, defender Wes Morgan and midfielder duo Chris Cohen and Guy Moussi remain from the team that won 3-1 at West Brom at the weekend, backing up manager Billy Davies' statement that the league is his side's priority.

1927: TEAMS Bristol City v Cardiff
Bristol City: Gerken, Orr, Carey, Fontaine, McAllister, Haynes, Elliott, Hartley, Skuse, Clarkson, Maynard. Subs: Henderson, Williams, Akinde, Sproule, Ribeiro, Sno, Saborio.
Cardiff: Marshall, Matthews, Hudson, Gerrard, McNaughton, Wildig, Ledley, Rae, Whittingham, McCormack, Chopra. Subs: Enckelman, Gyepes, Taiwo, Blake, Feeney, Meades.

1923: TEAMS Derby v Millwall
Derby: Bywater, Green, Addison, Buxton, Moxey, Croft, Savage, Pearson, Johnson, Porter, Commons. Subs: Deeney, Connolly, McEveley, Teale, Barker, Davies, Hulse.
Millwall: Forde, Smith, Robinson, Ward, Frampton, Hackett, Abdou, Laird, Martin, Grabban, Morison. Subs: Sullivan, Dunne, Schofield, Barron, Grimes, Fuseini, Price.

1922: TEAMS Coventry v Portsmouth
Coventry: Westwood, Wright, Wood, McPake, Cranie, Bell, Gunnarsson, Clingan, McIndoe, Best, Morrison. Subs: Konstantopoulos, Hall, Eastwood, Hussey, Cain, Grandison, Jeffers.
Portsmouth: Begovic, Vanden Borre, Mokoena, Wilson, Hreidarsson, Diop, Mullins, Boateng, Brown, Piquionne, Smith. Subs: Ashdown, Williamson, Utaka, Webber, Basinas, Sowah.

1921: TEAMS QPR v Sheff Utd
QPR: Cerny, Ramage, Gorkss, Stewart, Borrowdale, Routledge, Leigertwood, Faurlin, Buzsaky, Simpson, Agyemang. Subs: McWeeney, Hall, Connolly, Balanta, Ephraim, German, Taarabt.
Sheff Utd: Bunn, Geary, Morgan, Seip, Taylor, Quinn, Harper, Montgomery, Williamson, Evans, Cresswell. Subs: Bennett, France, Henderson, Ward, Stewart, Little, Walker.

1920: TEAMS Birmingham v Nottm Forest
Birmingham: Hart, Carr, Roger Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez. Subs: Maik Taylor, Martin Taylor, Phillips, Fahey, McSheffrey, Queudrue, Damien Johnson.
Nottm Forest: Camp, Perch, Morgan, Chambers, Cohen, McCleary, McGugan, Moussi, Tyson, Adebola, McGoldrick. Subs: Smith, Anderson, Garner, Gunter, Majewski, Lynch, Moloney.

1918: If you haven't heard, Sol Campbell is playing for Arsenal's reserves tonight. According to the Gunners website, he is "playing with a reserve league registration and talks are ongoing with a view to a permanent move back to Arsenal."

1914: There are other ways of preparing for an FA Cup replay though. If you're Nottingham Forest's Radoslaw Majewski or Coventry's Sammy Clingan, you attempt to replicate great goals of the past. Marco Van Basten (1988 Holland v Russia) in Majewski's case. Clingan goes for a Paolo di Canio special (2000 West Ham v Wimbledon).

1909: Altogether now: "Who did Johnny Metgod play for?" And remember kids, if you ever get asked a difficult question, answer in sulky manner: "Well you seem to have all the answers…" Anyway, Derby v Millwall is among four third-round replays tonight, while Bristol City and Cardiff are having a first go at their tie.

1905: How to warm up for an FA Cup third-round replay against a team in the division below? If you're Derby captain Robbie Savage, by launching an increasingly excruciating attack on your local radio reporter. If you haven't already listened to it, I urge you to do so - but expect your teeth to be on edge throughout.

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see also
Campbell completes Arsenal move
15 Jan 10 |  Arsenal
Millwall 1-1 Derby
02 Jan 10 |  FA Cup
Nottm Forest 0-0 Birmingham
02 Jan 10 |  FA Cup
Portsmouth 1-1 Coventry
02 Jan 10 |  FA Cup
Sheff Utd 1-1 QPR
03 Jan 10 |  FA Cup
FA Cup commentaries
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Football on the BBC
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