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Joel Sanderson-Murray·28 January 2023

🏆 Man Utd's Brazilian stars shine in Reading win as Andy Carroll sees red

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It’s FA Cup fourth round weekend, will there be more giant-killings and upsets? Follow all the action live here.

Manchester United progress with second half Reading show

Scorers: Casemiro 54′, 58′, Fred 67′; Mbengue 72′

Manchester United delivered an excellent second-half performance as they put Reading out of the FA Cup.

It was Wout Weghorst who went close early on with a back-heeled effort from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross, and Marcus Rashford forced a save from Joe Lumley after hitting a swerving free-kick at the target.

Man Utd’s in-form man Rashford had the ball in the back of the net just after the half hour mark, pouncing on a loose ball to squeeze in a header past the post, but Weghorst was offside in the build up and the goal was disallowed.

But it was the home side who opened the scoring when Antony slipped an excellent ball through to Casemiro, who scooped his finish over Lumley.

Just minutes later, the Brazilian doubled his side’s advantage, when he hit a curled effort into the back of the net from well outside the box.

Reading seemed to capitulate as Andy Carroll was sent off for his second yellow card after a wild lunge on Casemiro, before Fred put the tie beyond doubt with a sublime back-heeled goal.

There would be no clean sheet for the home side though, as Amadou Salif Mbengue scored a consolation with a free header from a corner.

Man Utd managed to see out the rest of the encounter by shutting up shop against their ten-man opponents, as they progressed into the fifth round.

Tottenham through after Son double

Scorers: Son 50′, 69′, Danjuma 87′

Tottenham are through to the FA Cup fifth round after a professional performance against Championship side Preston.

In a fairly uneventful first half, Son Heung-min threatened the goal with a long-range shot that was palmed away by Preston goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.

After half-time, Spurs looked to move the ball more quickly. Son tried another effort from distance, and this time found the back of the net with a spectacular effort.

This was all about the South Korean star, as Tottenham’s second came from the same source as he turned and shot inside the box to give Woodman no chance.

With just three minutes of normal time remaining, Arnaut Danjuma scored his debut goal for Spurs, tapping home from a clever Dejan Kulusevski cross.

Championship Sunderland take Fulham to replay

Scorers: Cairney 61′; Clarke 6′

The early lead went to the Championship side against the run of play when Jack Clarke took advantage of a slow to react Issa Diop and slotted the ball home beyond goalkeeper Marek Rodák.

Sunderland then had a penalty shout waved away when they appealed for a foul in the box on Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo.

Fulham rallied and really should’ve equalised when Tosin Adarabioyo headed the ball down into the ground and over the bar when a simpler finish would’ve sufficed.

Into the second half and Sunderland were punished for not taking earlier chances when Fulham found the equaliser thanks to captain Tom Cairney, who turned the away side’s defence inside out before firing home.

Both sides pushed for a winner – and 15-year-old Sunderland substitute Chris Rigg had a goal ruled out for offside – but the stalemate means the Cottagers will head north for a replay.

Southampton go through after valiant Blackpool effort

Scorers: Perraud 21′, 62′; Patino 67′

Mick McCarthy faces a tough test in his first match in charge of Blackpool as the Seasiders face Premier League Southampton.

With James Ward-Prowse not in the starting lineup it was up to Romain Perraud to take a free-kick, which he superbly converted to put the Saints ahead.

Blackpool came out strongly in the second half when Ian Poveda found himself one-on-on with Willy Caballero, but instead of a simple strike somewhat inexplicably tried to chip the goalkeeper, allowing the Saints stopper to make the save.

And Southampton made them pay for that miss when they doubled their lead with another tidy finish from Perraud.

Just as the home side looked home and dry, Arsenal loanee Charlie Patino pulled one back for Blackpool after Jerry Yates pulled a ball back in the box for the youngster to deliver the finish into the corner.

Yet there were not too many further scares as Southampton booked their place in the last 16.

From earlier

Iheanacho the hero for Foxes

Scorers: Iheanacho 70′.

Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to save Leicester and book their place in the fifth round.

The Foxes struggled to break down their League Two opponents but were given a golden opportunity to move ahead when they awarded a penalty in the first few minutes of the second half .

However, Youri Tielemans saw his spot-kick come back off the post.

Iheanacho appeared from the bench to finally break down the Walsall resolve with his 17th FA Cup goal, turning 25 yards out before seeing his deflected shot rifle home.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser but in the end Brendan Rodgers’ side progressed into the last-16 with little bother.

Accrington Stanley v Leeds United

Scorers: Adekola 81′; Harrison 23′, Firpo 67′, Sinisterra 69′.

Leeds United overcome a potential banana skin at League One Accrington Stanley to progress.

Jesse Marsch’s side stormed ahead in the 24th minute through a Jack Harrison thunderbolt, with the winger smashing in a left-footed drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

Accrington had a huge opportunity to level at the start of the second half when the ball found it’s way to Harvey Rodgers at the back post but the defender mis-hit the shot over the bar.

The visitors then scored two goals in three minutes to put the game beyond doubt, with Junior Firpo latching on to Patrick Bamford’s delicate through ball to slow into the bottom corner.

Luis Sinisterra then forced the ball from close range after being picked out by Harrison following a quick counter attack.

Leslie Adekoya pulled one back for the hosts, tapping home from six yards out but it proved to be only a consolation for The Reds.

Other results

Sunday’s FA Cup fixtures

  1. Stoke City v Stevenage
  2. Wrexham v Sheffield United