Fantastic day of FA Cup action

It’s been a fantastic day of FA Cup action, starting with Leeds gaining a replay with their draw at Arsenal and Birmingham battering Millwall 4-1 at The Den in the early kick-offs, and it’s continued with the 3pm kick-offs.

Congratulations go to Notts County, 2-1 winners at Sunderland, Reading who turned over Premier League West Brom 1-0 and to League 2 Burton Albion who fought from a goal behind to beat Tony Mowbray’s Middlebrough 2-1.

Elsehwhere, Blackburn beat Championship pace setters QPR 1-0, Doncaster Rovers and Wolves played out a thrilling 2-2 draw, Cardiff drew 1-1 at Stoke City and under-fire Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier was grateful for a 3-1 win at Sheffield United, despite Ashley Young being sent off.

Also, Gus Poyet’s Brighton turned over Portsmouth 3-1 at the Withdean Stadium, Bristol City were beaten 3-0 at home by Sheffield Wednesday, Everton won 5-1 at Scunthorpe and Diomansay Kamara helped himself to a hat-trick as Fulham beat League One Peterborough United 6-2.

In the late kick-off came perhaps the days biggest shock, with League Two Stevenage sending Newcastle United crashing out with a 3-1 victory. Alan Pardew’s side also had Ivorian midfield enforcer Chiek Tiote shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner, when the tackle didn’t look dangerous, and the Ivorian also took the ball first.

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