MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton were amongst the Barclays Premier League teams scoring wins in the FA Cup on Saturday.
However, QPR and Norwich City suffered shocking upsetting defeat today – joining Aston Villa, who were dumped from the tournament at Millwall on Friday.
In FA Cup Results
Manchester City survived the difficult tie at Stoke City to come away with a 1-0 victory in the early kick-off on the day. Pablo Zabaleta got the all important goal five minutes from time for Roberto Mancini’s side.
In the last game of the day, and one that also involved two English top flight teams, Premier League leaders Manchester United thrashed the struggling Fulham 4-1, as Javier Hernandez scores twice and Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney added to the tally.
In other interesting FA Cup scores today, QPR were stunned 4-2, by League One side MK Dons, who had jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Premier League side netted two late goals.
Norwich City problems continued, following a 1-0 home defeat to Luton.
Elsewhere, star student Theo Walcott came off the bench to score the winner in Arsenal’s 3-2 win at an inspired Brighton. Forward Olivier Giroud scores two goals in the win.
In another free scoring contest, Noel Hunt netted a brace and Mikele Leigertwood and Garath McCleary each had a goal in Reading’s 4-0 hammering of Sheffield United.
John Heitinga grabbed a late winner for Everton to beat Bolton on the road, while Jordi Gomez’s 7th minute penalty was enough for Wigan to edge Macclesfield Town 1-0. On loan Manchester United forward Angelo Henriquez started and played the 90 minutes in the win.
Completing the FA Cup results on Saturday, were Blackburn, who eased past Derby County 3-0, Middlesbrough defeated Aldershot 2-1; Lucas Jutkiewicz scores twice in the win, while Barnsley stopped Hull City 1-0.
Top forward Chris Wood came to the rescue of Leicester City in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.
FULL FA CUP SCORES AND RESULTS TODAY – JAN 26
Stoke City 0 –1 Manchester City
Bolton 1 –2 Everton
Brighton 2 –3 Arsenal
Derby County 0 –3 Blackburn
Huddersfield 1 -1 Leicester City
Hull City 0 –1 Barnsley
Macclesfield Town 0 –1 Wigan
Middlesbrough 2 -1 Aldershot
Norwich 0 –1 Luton
QPR 2 –4 MK Dons
Reading 4 -0 Sheffield Utd
Manchester United 4 -1 Fulham