FA Cup fourth round: Highlights and match reports from all the action

BT Sport have got you covered with one more game as a bumper fourth-round weekend concludes with Bournemouth v Crawley.

By Callum Davis Published: 25 January 2021 - 11.10pm

The FA Cup took centre stage this weekend on BT Sport, and we have one more match-up for you when Bournemouth host Crawley.  

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for highlights, replays, match previews and how to watch on BT Sport.

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Chorley 0-1 Wolves

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A stunning strike from Vitinha proved the only difference as Wolves edged out non-League Chorley 1-0 to reach the FA Cup fifth round.

The Portuguese youngster netted with a powerful, swerving long-range effort after just 12 minutes of a hard-fought tie at Victory Park.

But the Premier League side failed to convert their obvious superiority into further goals as the National League North part-timers made life uncomfortable.

Defender Andy Halls went close to claiming an equaliser with a header that was tipped over the bar by John Ruddy.

The Magpies pushed until the end but Wolves held out without major alarm to book a date with Southampton or Arsenal.

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Saturday 23 January

Southampton 1-0 Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was “very disappointed” that his dream of retaining the FA Cup was ended with a fourth-round exit at Southampton.

The Gunners have lifted the trophy a record 14 times but were deservedly beaten on the south coast as a Gabriel Magalhaes own goal saw Saints advance with a 1-0 victory.

Arteta made seven changes to his side and was without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for personal reasons.

Those who came into the side struggled to make an impact, leaving the Spaniard unhappy to be bowing out at such an early stage of their FA Cup defence.

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Brighton 2-1 Blackpool

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Yves Bissouma’s stunning strike helped Brighton avoid an FA Cup upset as they scraped into the fifth round with a 2-1 win over League One Blackpool.

Albion midfielder Bissouma, who has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs in recent weeks, underlined his undoubted ability by opening the scoring with a thunderous drive from fully 30 yards.

The visitors briefly levelled through Gary Madine’s close-range finish but were unable to claim a second successive Premier League scalp as Seagulls midfielder Steven Alzate claimed a fortuitous second-half winner.

Albion’s narrow victory books a fifth-round trip to either Brentford or Leicester and provides a timely confidence boost ahead of Wednesday’s top-flight showdown with fellow strugglers Fulham.

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Swansea 5-1 Nottingham Forest

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Swansea strolled into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 victory over Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

Doubles from Matt Grimes and Liam Cullen, as well as Oli Cooper’s first senior goal, sent Swansea into the last 16 of the competition for the third time in four seasons.

Anthony Knockaert gave Forest hope at 2-1 at the start of the second half, and they will no doubt question the legitimacy of Swansea’s third goal from the penalty spot.

But Swansea showed the form which has taken them to second spot in the Championship in extending their unbeaten home run at the Liberty Stadium to 10 games.

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Barnsley 1-0 Norwich

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arnsley boss Valerien Ismael said he did not care if his side play Chelsea or Luton in the FA Cup fifth round.

Ismael’s side booked a potential home tie against Chelsea after knocking out Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich thanks to Callum Styles’ solitary second-half goal at Oakwell.

Barnsley famously toppled Chelsea in 2008 on their way to the semi-finals but Ismael refused to get excited at the prospect of a repeat.

“We’ll see. I’m just happy that we play at home,” the Frenchman said. “Chelsea or Luton. The FA Cup is a tight competition. It’s always a 50/50 situation.

“The good thing is tomorrow we can sit on the couch and enjoy the game.”

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Millwall 0-3 Bristol City

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Dealing with Millwall’s physicality was the key to success according to Bristol City boss Dean Holden who was left satisfied with a job well done following his side’s comfortable 3-0 victory at the Den.

The win sends the Robins into the fifth round of the FA Cup for just the second time in 20 years, where they will face Premier League opposition in the form of Sheffield United.

A Famara Diedhiou penalty just after the half-hour mark, when the Senegalese international was hauled down by Millwall goalkeeper Frankie Fielding following a neat Zak Vyner through-ball, gave City the lead slightly against the run of play but they dominated proceedings after the break.

Nahki Wells’ deflected free-kick made it 2-0 and the Bermudan forward then slipped in Antoine Semenyo, who finished calmly to put the game beyond doubt 18 minutes from time.

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Sunday 24 January

Brentford 1-3 Leicester

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Second-half goals from Cengiz Under, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison saw Leicester come from behind to knock out cup specialists Brentford 3-1.

The Championship Bees, who shocked four Premier League sides on their way to this season’s Carabao Cup semi-finals, were threatening to add the Foxes to their list of scalps when they led through Mads Bech Sorensen’s early goal.

But whatever City boss Brendan Rodgers said at half-time did the trick because just six minutes into the second half they were in front, before going on to comfortably book a home meeting with Brighton in the fifth round.

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 Fulham 0-3 Burnley

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Jay Rodriguez struck twice for Burnley as they progressed through to the FA Cup fifth round thanks to a dominant 3-0 win at Fulham.

The 31-year-old had not found the net since a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on July 11, but gave his side the lead with a well-worked header just after the half-hour mark.

Rodriguez then doubled the visitors’ advantage in the 71st minute, firing down the middle from the penalty spot.

With just under 10 minutes left on the clock, Rodriguez turned provider, controlling a loose ball in the Fulham penalty area with his shoulder into the path of Kevin Long who was able to tap home and secure his side’s place in the next round.

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Everton 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

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Former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin was quickly back into the goalscoring groove after making his mark in Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The ex-Sheffield United trainee, who made a dozen appearances for the first team before moving to Goodison Park in 2016, scored his first goal in 50 days after returning from injury to help set up a fifth-round tie at home to either Wycombe or Tottenham.

Their performance was comfortable but not convincing against the Championship’s second-bottom team until two set-piece goals inside four second-half minutes from Richarlison and Yerry Mina.

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Monday 25 January

Wycombe 1-4 Tottenham

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Tanguy Ndombele scored twice as Tottenham needed three goals in the final five minutes to finally see off a spirited Wycombe 4-1 in the FA Cup fourth round.

Ndombele was one of four big hitters called off the bench at Adams Park as Spurs struggled to get the job done against the Sky Bet Championship strugglers playing their first game since a coronavirus outbreak.

A shock was on the cards in the first half when Fred Onyedinma put the Chairboys ahead, but Gareth Bale, playing his first 90 minutes of the season, levelled before the break.

It was one-way traffic after the break, but even Harry Kane and Son Heung-min could not make the breakthrough as Spurs’ frustration mounted.

With extra-time on the cards, Harry Winks broke Wycombe hearts with an 86th-minute curler before two Ndombele goals at the death gave Spurs a deserved win.

It means Jose Mourinho’s men, who play Liverpool in the Premier League on Thursday, are still challenging on all four fronts this season and they now head to Everton in the fifth round.

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Tuesday 26 January

Bournemouth v Crawley - 7pm

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League Two Crawley Town have been rewarded for their third-round heroics with a trip to face Championship Bournemouth.

Crawley produced a stunning FA Cup shock by embarrassing lacklustre Leeds with an emphatic 3-0 triumph.

Second-half strikes from Nick Tsaroulla, Ashley Nadesan and Jordan Tunnicliffe secured a remarkable third-round upset at Broadfield Stadium.

Former reality TV star Mark Wright also made his professional debut to cap off a day to remember for the West Sussex minnows.  

Josh King scored twice in a second-half rally as Bournemouth saw off spirited League Two side Oldham in the FA Cup.

The Cherries will be able to call on the services of former FA Cup winner Jack Wilshere after the 29-year-old signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The ex-England star is hoping to reignite his career after a number of frustrating, injury-hit years and has been training with Jason Tindall’s squad in recent weeks.

The Cherries are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 2015-16 while the visitors are hoping to book a third fifth-round appearance in their history.

Bournemouth or Crawley face an away trip to Fulham or Burnley in the next round.