FA Cup Scores 2012 – 5th Round
In todays FA Cup matches we saw action from 5 games with the potential for upsets high on every ones radar. As each of todays games progressed it became clear todays FA Cup scores would not dissapoint in delivering some surprising scorelines.
We start todays FA cup scores report with the game at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea met Birmingham, Birmingham are performing well in The Championship whilst Chelsea continue to falter at vital moments in the current season. Chelsea further fluffed their lines when after 20 minutes shambolic defending meant that Birmingham took the lead when David Murphy scores for the Brummie Blues. Did I hear someone mention an upset, well thankfully for you Chelsea Fans in the 62nd Minute Daniel Sturridge headed in to level things up. Birmingham however did not lay down and deservedly will pull Chelsea back to Saint Andrews for the replay after the game ended 1-1.
Our next game from todays FA Cup scores selection took place at the Stadium of Light for the match between Sunderland and Arsenal. It was hard to ignore the mid week game between Arsenal and AC Milan, could Sunderland add to the London Clubs misery. Darn straight they could although on current form this is’nt really an upset todays 2-0 victory for Sunderland underlines what will be another trophyless season from Arsenal. Sunderland scored first in the 40th Minute from Kieran Richardson and their second came by virtue of an own goal from Alex Oxlaid-Chamberlain. This leaves Arsenal needing to ensure their league scores do not mirror their FA cup scores.
FA Cup Scores – Any Upsets ?
The remaining games making up todays FA cup scores all saw teams from different divisions meaning a real upset was a strong possibility, so FA cup upset of the day goes to the game between Norwich City and Leicester City. The foxes of Leicester turned up a 2-1 upset as the away team at Carrow Road, Leicester’s first goal came early in the 4th minute from Sean St. Ledger. Norwich looked to save face before half time with an equaliser from Wes Hoolahan in the 22nd minute. The upset was complete once David Nugent struck in the 70th minute, this gives us the upset of the day on our FA cup scores report.
Sorry to have removed your anticipation for the remaining games but in the final 2 games no upset was managed. Everton beat Blackpool 2-0 with goals from Drenthe before even a minute met the clock, then Stracqualursi completed the scoreline less than 5 minutes later. Then the final game from todays FA cup scores came from the game at The Den where Bolton were convincing 2-0 winners over Millwall Miyaichi opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and David Ngog sealed victory after 58 minutes.
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FA Cup Scores – Bring on the Upsets
Crawley Town of League 2 took the honour of the shock FA Cup scores of the round so far when they sent Championship side Hull crashing out of the competition. Crawley made the long journey up to Humberside and did not disappoint there travelling support with a 1 nil victory to make the trip home more enjoyable. Matt Tubbs was there hero as his 18th goal of the season in the 57th minute put Crawley into the FA Cup draw for the 5th round.
In the Mornings FA Cup scores a Dirk Kuyt 88th minute strike for Liverpool sent fierce rivals Man Utd out of the FA Cup. With the game looking destined for a replay at Old Trafford Kuyt sent the Anfield faithful crazy with his last minute strike.
In more 2012 FA Cup scores Stevenage made there was into the 5th round of the competition for the first time in the clubs history after a 1 nil home win over Notts County. An own goal in the first half was enough for the League one side to get the better of County who also play in League 1.
FA Cup Scores – Remaining games
In more of the latest FA Cup scores Norwich got the better of fellow Premier League team West Brom with a 2-1 win thanks to a Simeon Jackson strike which broke the tie late in the second half.
QPR & Chelsea met for the first time since the game which sparked the racial allegations against England Captain John Terry. Prior to the game neither team would do the customary shake of the hands before kick off but it would be Chelsea who would make their way into the 5th round with a controversial second half penalty. Replays show that the push on Danny Sturridge may not have been as bad as it appeared.
In other FA Cup scores Bolton, Stoke, Leicester & Birmingham are in the next round but Millwall & Southampton & Blackpool & Sheffield Wednesday will battle it out to reach the next round of the FA Cup.