FA Cup Roundup: Chelsea, Leicester And Sheffield United Through

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Chelsea beat Hull City to book place in the fifth round of the FA Cup (Getty Images)

West Ham has been knocked out of the FA Cup after a shocking 1-0 home defeat to West Brom at the London Stadium, but it was a safe passage through to the fifth round for​ Leicester, Sheffield United and Norwich City.

Albion is joined in the fifth round by Portsmouth, but Southampton and Tottenham will have to do battle once more after Sofiane Boufal’s late equaliser at St Mary’s earned Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side a 1-1 draw.

Here’s a breakdown of the day’s events.

Son Heung-min looked to have delivered a killer blow to ​Southampton as his angled drive handed ​Tottenham the advantage midway through their meeting at St Mary’s.

The Saints controlled much of the play on the south coast, yet they were on course for just their second defeat in nine matches when Spurs’ South Korean superstar fired an arrow across Angus Gunn.

However, with three minutes remaining, Sofiane Boufal netted to secure a replay for Southampton, the winger lashing past Hugo Lloris to the delight of the home crowd.

Chelsea qualify

In the late kick-off, ​Chelsea saw off a late scare to secure a 2-1 win away at Hull.

Michy Batshuayi opened the scoring at the KCOM Stadium early on as he looks to cement his place in the side long-term following Tammy Abraham’s injury.

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Fikayo Tomori also strengthened his claim for a starting spot again by putting the Blues two up, before a late goal from Kamil Grosicki threatened to earn Hull a replay.

However, Frank Lampard’s men held on to advance to round five for the fifth successive season.

Sheffield United qualify

A superb curling effort from Mo Besic helped ​Sheffield United survive their trip to The Den and continue their run in the FA Cup.

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In a hotly-contested affair on the east side of London, the Bosnian broke the deadlock as he took advantage of a lapse in concentration from ​Millwall’s backline.

Too focused on who Besic might pass to, the Lions forgot to press the man in possession. The midfielder proceeded to send a 20-yard shot into the bottom corner, sending the Blades on their way to a 2-0 win that was wrapped up by Oliver Norwood’s late blast.

Leicester City qualify

​Leicester’s safe passage to the fifth round came courtesy of a fourth-minute goal from Kelechi Iheanacho that gave them a 1-0 triumph over ​Brentford, the Nigerian stretching to turn home a pinpoint James Justin cross.

Brendan Rodgers’ recruits are joined by ​Norwich in the fifth round, with the Canaries hitting two quickfire goals to knock out fellow top-flight club ​Burnley. The Clarets maybe 13 points better off in the ​Premier League table but they came undone at Turf Moor after Grant Hanley and Josep Drmic, courtesy of an error from Joe Hart, struck for the basement boys.

Erik Pieters gave the Clarets hope as he reduced the arrears in the final quarter of the game, but the day would belong to Daniel Farke and his side.

Elsewhere, 10-man West Brom, despite making a number of changes, knocked out West Ham thanks to Conor Townsend’s early goal at the London Stadium, while Portsmouth spanked Barnsley 4-2. 

Newcastle United was held at St James’ Park by Oxford United, and Reading will need a replay to decide the winner of their tie with Cardiff City.

Here’s a full rundown of all of Saturday’s games:

Brentford 0-1 Leicester City

Burnley 1-2 Norwich City

Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham City

Millwall 0-2 Sheffield United

Newcastle United 0-0 Oxford United

Portsmouth 4-2 Barnsley

Reading 1-1 Cardiff City

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham 0-1 West Brom

Hull City 1-2 Chelsea

source: 90min

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