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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 January 2008, 19:26 GMT
Live - FA Cup fifth round
Saturday, 16 February 2008



SELECTED RESULTS
Aston Villa 0-2 Man Utd
Blackburn 1-4 Coventry
Bolton 0-1 Sheff Utd
Bristol City 1-2 Middlesbrough
Chasetown 1-3 Cardiff
Chelsea 1-0 QPR
Everton 0-1 Oldham
Huddersfield 2-1 Birmingham
Ipswich 0-1 Portsmouth
Sunderland 0-3 Wigan
Swansea 1-1 Havant and Waterlooville
Tottenham 2-2 Reading
West Ham 0-0 Man City

GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)

606: DEBATE
To get involved use 606 or text us your views & comments on 81111. (Not all contributions can be used)

By Caroline Cheese

1922: Today is not a day for soundbites but... I feel the hand of history on my shoulder. Six Premier League sides go out of the FA Cup, Reading only concede two goals against Tottenham - and of course Cupset (sort of) enters the English language. As always, the star of the show has been you lot so many, many thanks. See you all again tomorrow. MOTD is on at 2245 GMT on BBC1 and don't forget to give Alan Green a bell on Five Live's 606. 0500 909 693 is the number you require.

1919: FA Cup heroes all over the place today - not least Rocky Baptiste, the car salesman who scored Havant & Waterlooville's equaliser against Swansea and ensured his side remain the only non-league club still in the FA Cup. But the Player of the Day goes to Coventry's two-goal Malteser Michael Mifsud. He scores 8.87 on BBC Sport's interactive Player Rater. It could all change though...

1916: "I love the FA Cup!"
redandblackT(1899 was a vintage year) on 606

1910: The late game is a bit of a damp squib but it would have taken an absolute classic to live up to events earlier in the day. So many highlights... Chasetown's early goal against Cardiff, Havant & Waterlooville's brave draw with Swansea, injury-hit Oldham's stunning win over Everton, Coventry thrash Blackburn... Good times, good times.

1907: FULL-TIME Aston Villa 0-2 Man Utd
Manchester United record their 10th successive win at Villa Park thanks to late goals from Ronaldo and Rooney - who will have impressed Fabio Capello with his dazzling substitute appearance. Villa lose to United in the FA Cup for the fourth time in seven seasons.

1902: GOAL Aston Villa 0-2 Man Utd
But Scott Carson can't keep that one out. Cristiano Ronaldo's effort is blocked but Wayne Rooney is on to the rebound like a shot, driving the ball to Carson's right to seal victory for United.

1902: A double save from Scott Carson keeps Villa in this with two minutes remaining, blocking two low drives from United midfielder Michael Carrick.

1900: Aston Villa's Gareth Barry drives in a dangerous cross from the left which Craig Gardner heads over.

1857: "Looked like poor defending from Villa more than anything else. Man Utd probably deserve it though."
JavierAlonso on 606

1854: GOAL Aston Villa 0-1 Man Utd
Ryan Giggs' cross comes through Curtis Davies' legs and at the far post a combination of defender Wilfred Bouma and Cristiano Ronaldo bundle the ball home.

1854: Wayne Rooney hooks the ball out to Cristiano Ronaldo on the right and makes up about 40 yards to get on the end of the wingers cross but the England man shoots over. Best move of the match though.

1851: Oh dear, this really is not much cop at all. I'm reduced to detailing the substitutions. With 12 minutes remaining, Owen Hargreaves replaces Louis Saha.

1845: Ashley Young breaks through the middle as Villa find themselves with four on four, but the winger's shot is weak and wide.

1843: Here comes Wayne Rooney. Ji-Sung Park makes way.

1839: Villa make a bit of a mess of the free-kick but it does eventually come out to Wilfred Bouma but he shows a defender's eye for goal, slipping as he shoots and seeing the ball go out towards the corner flag.

1837: It's Villa who make the first change, replacing John Carew with Luke Moore. Yet more pace for the United defence to deal with.

1836: The chant of 'Rooney' goes up from the United fans. The striker seems to have sat down again after going through his warm-up.

1833: And Villa respond, Ashley Young's cross from the left causing a bit of panic before United clear. And now the hosts have a free-kick on the right... But Wes Brown is fouled and United win a free-kick.

1831: Ryan Giggs's corner comes off Martin Laursen's shoulder and dribbles wide. Signs of life from United here...

1826: What will Fabio Capello have learnt so far? Perhaps: don't expect to see more than two passes strung together in English football...

1825: Wayne Rooney takes a gentle jog down the touchline as Sir Alex Ferguson begins to think about possible changes. BBC Sport's Martin Gough earns my unsung hero award of the day by bringing me a cup of tea... Legend.

1822: "Every one of our players can look in the mirror and say 'we've let ourselves down and let the fans down'."
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish

1820: "I'm very disappointed. We didn't play well. We played a type of game that suited Oldham and we lacked craft and quality, with too many flicks. These players were more than capable of getting a result against Oldham but it didn't happen for us."
Everton boss David Moyes after Oldham's Cupset at Goodison Park

1817: To all of you accusing me of having a nap - I've written over 7000 words today, which is nearly as long as the dissertation I had to write for my degree. Frightening. Anyway, we're back under way.

1815: I haven't gone to sleep - in answer to ILoveFooty on 606. I was just trying to cajole someone into making me a cup of tea. Job done now though.

1804: "It was dire. You could argue that Martin O'Neill has shown United too much respect. Every time United get the ball Villa have got eight or nine players behind the ball. John Carew is isolated and that's why it's been such a poor first half."
BBC Sport's Alan Hansen

1802: HALF-TIME Aston Villa 0-0 Man Utd
Hmmm... bit dull.

1759: Cristiano Ronaldo's swerving shot bounces in front of Scott Carson and the keeper parries it straight to Ryan Giggs but the winger seems a bit surprised and goes wide with the goal gaping.

1758: Aston Villa have a corner with a few minutes remaining in the first half but Gareth Barry's effort is well held by Edwin van der Sar.

1755: Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks like he has emptied an entire bottle of hair product on his head, is getting roundly booed by the Villa fans now after that last incident.

1753: Cristiano Ronaldo wins what looks a rather fortunate free-kick about 35 yards out after he is clipped by Gareth Barry. His ambitious effort comes back off the wall.

1751: "I don't think Michael Carrick has found a team-mate for the past two-and-a-half games. Can you tell him we are in white today please?"
markgs2004 on 606

1748: "This game's not very good at the moment in all honesty."
BBC Sport analyst Mark Lawrenson

1745: I can't decide whether this game is a bit dull so far or I'm just coming down after the heady highs of earlier today. Anyway, Manchester United are getting a lot of joy down the left and look the more likely scorers at the moment.

1739: "Ugh! What a performance! I'm off home to kick the cat! Mark Hughes needs to do some explaining, because we're been poor since October, and the last two wins have been very unconvincing."
EwoodChris on 606

1737: "Let's hope they use the word Cupset on MOTD tonight... "
Mark, Frodsham, via text on 81111

1736: Ji-Sung Park lays the ball off for Patrice Evra whose cross is headed over by Ryan Giggs. Difficult chance for the Welsh wing wizard though.

1732: "Well, at least Everton can focus on the league now. Being in four competitions at once would probably be a bit too much for us. We have to pick ourselves up and beat Man City next week. For the sake of European qualification, it's a six-pointer."
toffees1888 on 606

1729: Aston Villa midfielder Stilyan Petrov strikes one from about 35 yards which fizzes just over the bar. I'm still reeling from all those shocks - not least Oldham knocking out Everton. What a day it's been...

1726: "Congratulations to Oldham. A huge giant-killing!"
FootballFocused on 606

1724: FULL-TIME Everton 0-1 Oldham
The mother of all Cupsets. In-form Everton, at home, go down to injury-hit Oldham, who lie 13th in League One. Gary McDonald is the Latics' hero.

1723: Yakubu hits the post for Everton and that is surely that as the ref looks at his watch...

1719: Lee Hughes stabs wide as Oldham look for a breakaway goal against Everton. Into stoppage time now.

1716: Away we go at Villa Park.

1716: Everton are throwing plenty of men forward but there's not a lot of coherence about their play. Surely no one would have predicted this? About two minutes to go...

1711: There's Fabio Capello in the crowd at Villa Park. The Italian doesn't even officially take over as England manager until Monday. Obviously out to impress the bosses.

1709: Just the five up front for Everton as they bid to avoid embarrassment at the hands of League One Oldham - but the Latics are mounting a pretty solid rearguard action.

1704: "Glad to see some lower-level sides knock out the big boys from the Prem. Dave Kitson can enjoy his day off. As for the rest of us, we can remind ourselves why we enjoy the FA Cup."
Im_partial on 606

1701: But this could be the Cupset of the day... With only 20 minutes remaining, Everton trail Oldham. Yakubu, James McFadden, Andy Johnson and Victor Anichebe are all on the field for Everton.

1657: Unlucky Ipswich. They lose Liam Trotter to a harsh red card early in the game and David Nugent scores the only goal for Portsmouth in the second half.

1657: "Some fantastic results today, I hope Dave Kitson enjoyed it."
Sebwinder on 606

1654: Bang goes Bolton's FA Cup hopes. Sheffield United send them out. And the non-league dream lives on as Rocky Baptiste earns Havant & Waterlooville a replay against League One leaders Swansea.

1653: And the second shocker of the day is League One Huddersfield's 2-1 win at Premier League Birmingham. West Ham and Man City will replay after a 0-0 draw.

1651: The first Cupset of the day is at Ewood Park where Blackburn are beaten 4-1 by Coventry. Tottenham and Reading must go again after a 2-2 draw while Chelsea edge out QPR 1-0.

1648: GOAL Blackburn 1-4 Coventry
A stoppage time goal from 12 yards by that man Michael Mifsud completes a miserable afternoon for Mark Hughes' side. Brilliant stuff from Coventry though.

1648: TEAM NEWS Aston Villa v Man Utd
Aston Villa start with John Carew, who replaces Luke Moore up front and will partner Gaby Agbonlahor. Wayne Rooney is only on the bench for Man Utd following his recent illness, so Louis Saha starts.

1647: In among all those goals and cards, Norwich drew level against Bury...

1646: GOAL Swansea 1-1 Havant and Waterlooville
Rocky Baptiste turns in a cross to send the visiting fans into ecstasy. The non-leaguers live on.

1641: GOAL Blackburn 1-3 Coventry
David Bentley pulls one back but that's no more than a consolation for the Premier League side.

1640: GOAL Huddersfield 2-1 Birmingham
Another shock? With nine minutes remaining Chris Brandon volleys in at the far post to put the League One side ahead.

1639: GOAL Blackburn 0-3 Coventry
Game over at Ewood Park as Dele Adebola wraps up a superb win for the Sky Blues.

1639: RED CARD Tottenham
Tom Huddlestone, a second-half substitute, is sent off for what looked like a mini-headbutt off the ball.

1638: RED CARD Swansea
And as a melee ensues, Swansea captain Alan Tate is off and that levels up the numbers.

1638: RED CARD Havant & Waterlooville
Brett Poate is the man to go for an awful challenge on Andrea Orlandi.

1637: GOAL Sunderland 0-3 Wigan
All too easy for Wigan as David Cotterill waltzes through the Sunderland defence and picks his spot.

1634: GOAL Tottenham 2-2 Reading
Spurs keeper Paul Robinson can only parry Leroy Lita's low shot and Stephen Hunt is on hand to tap in. 6-4 anyone?

1633: GOAL Swansea 1-0 Havant & Waterlooville
Andy Robinson's stunning free-kick looks like it might end non-league interest in this year's FA Cup.

1631: GOAL Bristol City 1-2 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough break down the right. Lee Cattermole crosses and David Wheater strokes the ball home from 15 yards.

1630: Peterborough lead 3-1 at Colchester and now League Two strugglers Bury take the lead against Norwich. Crazy scenes.

1629: "Havant and Waterloo are doing themselves proud against Swansea. These are the kind of games and results we want out of the day."
BBCi Score's Gavin Peacock

1629: "There are 11 Everton players who are going to feel the wrath of David Moyes. They better go out there and turn it around."
BBCi Score's Garth Crooks

1628: "What the hell is wrong with Chelsea, why aren't they scoring?"
Yusuf_07 on 606

1624: League Two Hereford are threatening a mini-Cupset at League One Tranmere after Ben Smith's second-half effort. League Two Peterborough still lead 2-1 at Championship Colchester.

1620: GOAL Blackburn 0-2 Coventry
Zurab Khizanishvili is penalised for a foul on Leon Best. It looks for a moment like the Blackburn man is off but it's only a yellow. Elliott Ward buries the penalty.

1619: Chelsea bring on Didier Drogba. The striker missed eight matches after undergoing an operation on his knee in early December. He'll be off to the African Nations Cup after this game.

1617: GOAL Sunderland 0-2 Wigan
Might be time to start concentrating on the league, Sunderland fans. Paul McShane's own goal doubles the visitors' lead.

1616: GOAL Everton 0-1 Oldham
With the last kick of the half, Gary McDonald unleashes a wonderful 25-yard strike which loops over Stefan Wessels and into the net. Shocker.

1615: "Ipswich have had their Cup dream robbed with poor reffing."
Mike, Gretna, via text on 81111

1614: GOAL Ipswich 0-1 Portsmouth
David Nugent - on at half-time for Pedro Mendes - gets in behind the Ipswich defence and coolly finishes. Uphill struggle now for 10-man Ipswich.

1613: "Taking 4000 fans away to Wolves, a passionate, hard-working display and a gutting late winner for the Championship side. Never have I felt prouder to be a Cambridge United fan."
Anon via text on 81111

1610: Only one non-league team remain in the FA Cup as it stands and that honour goes to Havant & Waterlooville. They're holding steady at 0-0 against Swansea.

1606: GOAL Tottenham 2-1 Reading
Robbie Keane goes tumbling under a challenge from Liam Rosenior but he doesn't get the chance to take the spot-kick after a couple of recent misses. Dimitar Berbatov makes it six goals in a game and a half against Reading.

1605: Penalty to Tottenham.

1603: "My boss has told me he will give me a pay rise if Bristol City beat Boro. C'mon Bristol City."
Marv, Rugby, via text on 81111

1602: "I'm very, very proud, the lads have given absolutely everything today. The magic of the FA Cup was here today for real. No complaints, our lads are back at work on Monday and they can be as proud as anything. We're a little acorn and we've got to see how we grow now."
Chasetown boss Charlie Blakemore after the 3-1 defeat to Cardiff

1557: Craig Davies wastes Oldham's best chance so far to give Everton a scare, mis-kicking in front of goal after keeper Stefan Wessels fails to collect a cross.

1557: "Wow Teddy Sheringham is in action... How old is he now?"
Yusuf_07 on 606

About 62 I think

1555: Walsall v Millwall ends in a stalemate. All back to the New Den then.

1552: FULL-TIME Wolves 2-1 Cambridge Utd
Another brave effort from the non-leaguers - watched by 4,000 visiting fans - but Neill Collins' late goal sends Wolves into the fourth round.

1550: Havant & Waterlooville reach half-time without conceding against League One leaders Swansea.

1545: GOAL Wolves 2-1 Cambridge Utd
Agony for non-league Cambridge United. After leading for ages, they concede in the 88th minute. Neill Collins gets the goal after earlier conceding a penalty.

1544: GOAL Bolton 0-1 Sheff Utd
David Carney latches on to an excellent through-ball and slots it beyond the keeper.

1543: Evergreen striker Teddy Sheringham draws Colchester level at 1-1 against League Two Peterborough.

1542: "It's been an extraordinary first half. If there are any younger children watching - if you don't shoot, you can't score."
BBCi Score's Garth Crooks on the potential Cupsets

1537: GOAL Bristol City 1-1 Middlesbrough
There doesn't look to be much danger as Stewart Downing drives a shot from the edge of the area but Robins keeper Adriano Basso allows it to slip through his fingers at his near post and Boro are - rather fortunately - level.

1533: GOAL Blackburn 0-1 Coventry
Michael Mifsud loves a cup game doesn't he? The striker who scored the goals to send Manchester United out of the Carling Cup is at it again against Blackburn.

1532: "Poor Liam Trotter! How can he give a red card for that? A yellow was fine."
holland21 on 606

1529: GOAL Chelsea 1-0 QPR
Claudio Pizarro swivels and crashes his shot off the post, the rebound hits keeper Lee Camp on the back and bobbles into the net for an own goal. A freak goal and harsh on Camp who has had little to do so far.

1529: RED CARD Ipswich
Disaster for Ipswich as Liam Trotter gets his marching orders for a foul on Pedro Mendes. A bit harsh.

1527: GOAL Tottenham 1-1 Reading
Aaron Lennon plays a clever through-ball for Dimitar Berbatov and with Reading claiming offside, the Bulgarian lashes the ball into the top corner.

1526: GOAL Wolves 1-1 Cambridge Utd
With 21 minutes remaining, Michael Kightly levels the scores and looks to have spared embarrassment for Wolves.

1525: GOAL Tottenham 0-1 Reading
A more bizarre goal we are not likely to see this weekend. Stephen Hunt's long free-kick is caught under the bar by Spurs keeper Paul Robinson but his momentum takes him backwards and the lineman rules that the ball has crossed the line. Calamitous from Robinson although it is difficult to see whether the whole of the ball went over the line.

1520: GOAL Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham
Scotland international Garry O'Connor makes it all-square against League One Huddersfield with his second goal for Birmingham.

1520: GOAL Sunderland 0-1 Wigan
Paul Scharner heads in Josip Skoko's cross and it's not a great start for the north-east is it?

1518: GOAL Bristol City 1-0 Middlesbrough
Jamie McAllister's free-kick is headed back into the path of Liam Fontaine who puts the Championship side ahead.

1518: "Robbie Keane has missed as good a chance as he'll ever get. Spurs should be 1-0 up."
BBCi Score's Garth Crooks

1516: Manchester City have a penalty claim turned after Martin Petrov is brought down by Anton Ferdinand. Looked like a penalty to me.

1512: Mansfield, near the bottom of League Two and without a league away win all season, lead 1-0 against League One Brighton thanks to Matthew Hamshaw's 10th-minute effort.

1510: "The atmosphere here is electric! I told you we'd do well!"
Real Giant Terrier, a regular 606-er at Huddersfield v Birmingham, via text on 81111

1510: Wolves bring on striker Freddy Eastwood as they look to avoid a massive shock against Cambridge United. The non-leaguers remain 1-0 up in the second half.

1506: Potential Cupsets all over the place. League Two Peterborough snatch an early goal against Championship Colchester through Aaron Mclean.

1504: GOAL Huddersfield 1-0 Birmingham
Hello... what's all this then? Injury-hit Huddersfield take the lead against Premier League Birmingham thanks to Luke Beckett's tap-in after Maik Taylor parried a shot.

1503: Under way all round the grounds now - except at Goodison Park where we'll be kicking off at 1530 GMT.

1457: FULL-TIME Chasetown 1-3 Cardiff
Plucky performance from Chasetown but a deserved win for Cardiff in the end.

1456: "Bolton should have played Anelka if they wanted to keep him. He's definitely going."
sandmanchester on 606

1454: "I'll be Cupset later on if Middlesbrough lose to Bristol City..."
Anon via text on 81111

1453: TEAM NEWS Tottenham v Reading
Spurs manager Juande Ramos is true to his word in fielding his strongest line-up, with skipper Ledley King back to partner Michael Dawson at the back. Chris Gunter, the recent signing from Cardiff, is on the bench. Surprise, surprise, Reading boss Steve Coppell makes radical changes with fringe players such as striker Leroy Lita and full-back Liam Rosenior given their chance. Dave Kitson isn't even in the squad.

1452: TEAM NEWS West Ham v Man City
West Ham have winger Matthew Etherington back after a month out with a groin injury, while Dean Ashton is recalled. Mexican striker Nery Castillo makes his debut for Manchester City in place of the unwell Elano.

1451: TEAM NEWS Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Bristol City are without Jamie McCombe (hamstring), with Liam Fontaine replacing him in central defence. Middlesbrough make four changes, a couple of which are enforced with Gary O'Neil suspended and Jonathan Woodgate out with a hamstring problem - with youngsters David Wheater, Adam Johnson, Lee Cattermole and Ben Hutchinson all starting.

1450: Ipswich have the best home record in the Football League, opponents Portsmouth are the form away side in the Premier League. Something, as they say, has got to give.

1448: Cambridge United reach half-time with a 1-0 lead thanks to that penalty, given for a handball by Neill Collins. Wolves are none too happy, as you can imagine.

1447: TEAM NEWS Blackburn v Coventry
Blackburn manager Mark Hughes makes four changes for the home tie against Coventry, with Maceo Rigters, Keith Treacy, Bruno Berner and Zurab Khizanishvili all coming in. Coventry make three changes to the side which lost 2-1 at Bristol City on New Year's Day.

1446: TEAM NEWS Ipswich v Portsmouth
Ipswich make two changes to the side which beat WBA 2-0, Fabian Wilkis and Billy Clarke starting in place of the injured Jason De Vos and Jonathan Walters. Portsmouth make three changes to the side which beat Reading 2-0, Pedro Mendes, Arnold Mvuemba and Kanu starting in place of Richard Hughes, Sulley Muntari and Benjani Mwaruwari.

1442: GOAL Wolves 0-1 Cambridge Utd
Scott Rendell's penalty puts the Blue Square Premier side ahead against Championship Wolves just before half-time.

1441: A bit of news from Everton... Kick-off is delayed by half an hour because of a fire in the chip shop opposite the ground.

1438: TEAM NEWS Bolton v Sheff Utd
Bolton leave out reported Chelsea target Nicolas Anelka amid seven changes, while Israel international midfielder Tamr Cohen makes his debut. Bryan Robson also rings the changes for Sheffield United with Luton Shelton, David Carney, Nick Montgomery, Stephen Quinn and Derek Geary all returning to the side.

1436: GOAL Chasetown 1-3 Cardiff
Joe Ledley provides the pass and Paul Parry pulls away from the defender before finishing through Lee Evans' legs. Good finish.

1434: Non-league Cambridge United are playing some decent stuff against Championship Wolves and have created the best chance of the game so far. It remains goalless.

1430: TEAM NEWS Chelsea v QPR
Didier Drogba and Petr Cech are not yet ready to return to the Chelsea starting line-up, although the Ivorian striker does make the subs bench. QPR include new signings Fitz Hall, Matthew Connolly, Gavin Mahon, Hogan Ephraim and Akos Buzsaky in their side, while Patrick Agyemang is on the bench.

1429: A long ball into the Cardiff penalty area creates a brief moment of havoc but the visitors survive.

1428: "Oh no and there was me thinking we had the first upset in history in which we could use the term Cupset! Ah well let's save it for Havant and Waterlooville shall we?"
obafemi martins 999 [Howay The TOON ] on 606

1424: GOAL Chasetown 1-2 Cardiff
Cardiff show their Championship class. Tony Capaldi floats a ball to the back post where Paul Parry heads back across goal for 17-year-old Aaron Ramsey to nod in.

1420: Danny Smith - who scored the winner against Port Vale in the previous round - is on for injured Chasetown striker Dean Perrow.

1416: Cardiff's Tony Capaldi gets a yellow card for diving after falling over under a challenge from John Branch. Chasetown boss Charlie Blakemore thinks it's a penalty - and pats his heart in relief when he realises it's a free-kick for his side.

1409: We're under way in the second half at the Scholars Ground. No changes at half-time from what I can see.

1406: "I was very surprised at Cardiff. I thought they were a wee bit lackadaisical. The game's not over and even if they get beat by 140 goals, they'll have done us proud."
Veteran comedian and Chasetown director Frank Carson

1400: There are two maverick 1400 GMT kick-offs today - Wolves v Cambridge Utd and Walsall v Millwall. I'll keep you updated if there's any drama there.

1355: "Unlucky, but Chasetown really did need to hold onto their 1-0 lead, at least until half-time."
Red Kop Wysocki on 606

1351: HALF-TIME Chasetown 1-1 Cardiff
All square at the Scholars Ground. Chasetown need some inspirational words from boss Charlie Blakemore.

1350: A comedy moment from Cardiff defender Glen Loovens whose volleyed clearance has so much slice on it, it lands in keeper Michael Oakes' arms.

1347: GOAL Chasetown 1-1 Cardiff
Steve MacLean touches the ball back for Peter Whittingham to smash a first-time shot into the corner. Lee Evans gets a hand to it but can't keep it out and the Cardiff pressure finally tells.

1342: Chasetown defender Chris Slater - released by Cardiff boss Dave Jones when he was at Wolves - makes a brilliantly-timed tackle to stop a Cardiff attack.

1337: "The pitch is becoming increasingly sticky and Cardiff will not be enjoying that."
BBC 5 Live analyst Stan Collymore

1335: Chasetown boss Charlie Blakemore tells BBC 5 Live he's already worried he might lose his voice before the game is over. The Scholars boss is particularly worried about Cardiff's Roger Johnson, who looks dangerous from set-pieces.

1333: Cardiff are certainly enjoying most of the possession, but Chasetown are coping quite well at the moment. It's all a bit scrappy, which will suit the hosts.

1330: "In only a minute of repeatedly pressing f5 I saw Cupset beautifully explained and then deleted from existence completely. Drama on Wikipedia as well as at the Scholars!"
Anon via text on 81111
The joke will be on Wikipedia, you'll see

1326: "Who says the magic of the FA Cup has gone? In an hour, we've invented a word, and, if the result stays the same, we'll have been around for a "I remember when..." story that grandads tell for years."
jimb_england on 606

1323: Chasetown keeper Lee Evans is injured after a 50-50 challenge with Cardiff striker Steve MacLean. The ref warns MacLean, who did go in with his studs showing. Evans is OK to continue.

1318: GOAL Chasetown 1-0 Cardiff
Oh my word, what a Cupset we might have on our hands! Ben Steane escapes down the right and delivers a dangerous cross which is turned into his own net by Kevin McNaughton for an own goal. Scholars keeper Lee Evans races the length of the pitch to celebrate the goal with his team-mates while manager Charlie Blackmore goes absolutely beserk with the rest of the home crowd. Are you feeling the magic?

1316: The good people of 606 have jumped on the Cupset bandwagon and already the word has made it into Wikipedia. Momentous times.

1312: The ball is briefly loose in the box from a Cardiff corner but no-one can make contact and Chasetown keeper Lee Evans (no, not that Lee Evans) gathers.

1308: It's all Chasetown! John Branch's long free-kick is headed goalwards by Kyle Perry but Michael Oakes collects easily.

1303: Early pressure from the hosts as they win two successive corners. Cardiff keeper Michael Oakes is left with a cut on his head after a melee in the box. He receives a couple of minutes' treatment before play resumes.

1301: Chasetown get the game under way in bright sunshine at the Scholars Ground.

1258: Ah, this really is the magic of the FA Cup right here. The players and officials emerge from what looks like a Portakabin, accompanied by a bagpiper.

1255: TV's Nick Hancock has jumped on the Chasetown bandwagon. He's in the crowd at the Scholars Ground, who are being entertained by Queen's We Will Rock You. Do you know what I sense? It begins with C and ends in upset.

1254: "How many official references does it take to get a word into the OED?"
chizzleface on 606


Good question. No idea.

1251: "Today's Cupset will come at Chasetown, and the Cupset will be against Cardiff. Cardiff are blind to the Cupset, until the final whistle blows, and they are pronounced Cupsetted."
AzzahVilla on 606

1245: Now then, as if the excitement of the FA Cup third round wasn't enough, today BBC Sport is proud to introduce a new word into the English language: (fanfare) CUPSET. Simple, but brilliant, I'm sure you'll agree. You good people can be part of history as we spread the Cupset gospel. You know what to do: drop it idly into conversations, emails etc and it won't be long before the Oxford English Dictionary is knocking down our door...

1238: Not many upsets in Mystic Lawro's predictions... Sheffield United and Bristol City will win, he says, while Ipswich will get a draw at home to Portsmouth.

1228: TEAM NEWS Chasetown v Cardiff
As expected, Danny Smith, Chasetown's goalscoring hero in the last round, starts on the bench. Cardiff striker Robbie Fowler, Smith's boyhood hero, is out with a knee injury while Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is on the bench.

1222: "I've told the players 'we've made history once, let's go and do it again'. We're going out there to get one hell of a result, we're not going to roll the red carpet out for them. It's the biggest day of our lives."
Chasetown boss Charlie Blakemore on BBC's Football Focus

1219: "Silly stat/omen time... Stand to be corrected but think that for the last three years the team in 14th in the Premier League on 31 December, has reached the Cup semis... this year that belongs to Middlesbrough."
Roost, Carrickfergus, via text on 81111
Anyone want to correct Roost?

1212: "Just about to head to Bristol City. I reckon it will be tight. Lucky underwear time."
boro4lifeAKA cena-rules on 606

1207: Some other random gems about Chasetown... Veteran funnyman Frank Carson is a director of the club. They have lost only two of 23 FA Cup ties in three seasons. They are 25,000/1 to lift the trophy. They are in the same league as my hometown Berkhamsted, who are six points adrift at the bottom. The Scholars are sixth.

1201: Newsround now interview a young Cardiff fan who reckons his team will triumph today. "Score?" enquires our plucky presenter. "Yes," replies the little lad. You can't buy comedy like that...

1152: "Time for some FA Cup magic. I'd love to see my beloved Bury FC upset the apple cart at Delia Smith's Norwich."
chizzleface on 606

1149: Chasetown's Scholars Ground is a real hive of activity this morning. A small Chasetown fan tells BBC's Newsround: "They have a chance cos they're quite good." Good analysis.

1141: "I hope the romance of the Cup hasn't died. Plenty of upsets this weekend please. I wouldn't even begrudge Luton a draw against my Liverpool. I know they really need the dosh."
Alex via text on 81111

1137: Our first game of the day sees British Gas Business League Division One Midlands side Chasetown host Championship Cardiff in the biggest match of their history. The Scholars are the lowest-ranked side ever to reach the third round of the FA Cup. They are four promotions from the Football League.

1130: Greetings one and all. Just in case Dave Kitson's reading this... You're on your own Dave, we ruddy love the FA Cup (at least until the TV contract runs out anyway).



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