Monday, January 09, 2012

England: FA Cup Weekend Review, Reports, Analyses & Team of the Weekend

Liverpool eased into the fourth round on Saturday with a 5-1 win over lowly Oldham at Anfield. But the game was marred when Oldham player Tom Adeyemi was allegedly the subject of racist abuse from a spectator as the game drew to a close. Tottenham have booked their place in the next round with a 3-0 win over Cheltenham Town. And Premier League new boys QPR battled to a 1-1 draw courtesy of a last minute equalizer against lowly MK Dons. That result proved to be the last straw for QPR manager Neil Warnock who was dismissed from his post late on Sunday evening. Undoubtedly, the tie of the round was at the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City played hosts to cross-city rivals Manchester United. In a thrilling third round tie, United raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time courtesy of a double from Wayne Rooney and a fine strike from young forward Danny Welbeck. To add to City's travails, they had influential skipper Vincent Kompany sent off early in the match. However a brave performance in the second half from Roberto Mancini's ten men very nearly saw them pull off a miraculous fightback against the reigning Premier League champions.


Manchester City 2 - 3 Manchester United
Henry Winter at Etihad Stadium
Kevin McCarra at Etihad Stadium
Richard Williams at Etihad Stadium
Daniel Taylor at Etihad Stadium (Five Talking Points)
Player Ratings

Fulham 4 - 0 Charlton
Mark Tallentire at Craven Cottage

Five Things We Learned

Team of the Week

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