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Newz Forum: SOCCER: FA Cup fourth round results 29/01/06

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posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 01:23 PM
Liverpool booked their place in the last 16 of the FA Cup after a 2-1 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park. The Reds were cruising at half-time after Steven Gerrard converted a penalty before John Arne Riise doubled the advantage four minutes later.

Liverpool were handed a goal out of the blue in the 36th minute when Gerrard's corner took a bad bounce and hit Stefanovic on the arm as he and Primus both tried to clear the same ball. Despite the jeers of the home crowd, the England midfielder stepped up confidently to score his 16th of the season.

Four minutes later it was 2-0 after Riise raced onto Fernando Morientes' flick and powered a low drive past debutant Dean Kiely. Nine minutes into the second half Sean Davis headed in Gary O'Neil's free-kick to rejuvenate Harry Redknapp's side, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Kieran Richardson scored twice as Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves in Sunday's FA Cup tie at Molineux. The England winger scored after just five minutes of the fifth-round tie and Louis Saha doubled the Premiership side's advantage shortly before the break. Richardson found the net again early in the second half as Sir Alex Ferguson's men enjoyed an easy passage through to Monday lunchtime's draw for the last 16.

Saha was the instigator for the opening goal, sprinting down the right wing and sending a low cross into the Wolves penalty area for Richardson to ram home a shot to the left of goalkeeper Stefan Postma. United spurned several chances before debutant Nemanja Vidic lofted a high ball over the defence on 45 minutes. Saha ran through and finished with aplomb. Glenn Hoddle made a double switch at the break, but Richardson sealed an away win on 52 minutes.



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