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FA Cup fifth round as it happened

Derby 1-4 Man Utd
Everton 3-1 Aston Villa


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By Caroline Cheese

1840: Right, I'm off. Many thanks for your company today. I'd be absolutely delighted if you joined me for the Milan derby in about 20 minutes' time.

1838: Big difficult to work out the draw with all the possibilities. Big boys kept apart though.

Blackburn or Coventry v Chelsea
Swansea or Fulham v Man Utd
Cardiff or Arsenal or Burnley v Sheffield United or Hull
Everton v West Ham or Middlesbrough

1833: Frank McLintock will be picking the home teams, Graeme Souness the away.

1829: If ball numbers are your thing, here you go:
1 Sheffield United or Hull
2 Chelsea
3 West Ham or Middlesbrough
4 Blackburn or Coventry
5 Man Utd
6 Swansea or Fulham
7 Everton
8 Cardiff or Arsenal or Burnley

1827: Don't go anywhere. The draw is coming up...

1824: Manchester United join Everton and Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final line-up. Good effort from Derby but the result was never really in doubt.

1822: FULL-TIME Derby 1-4 Man Utd

1820: We'll have three minutes of injury time. Don't forget the draw after this at 1830 GMT.

1816: Three minutes remain and Derby are still pressing forward. Paul Green gets his head to a free-kick and Miles Addison is inches away from nodding it home.

1810: GOAL Derby 1-4 Man Utd
Sensational one-touch passing from United, featuring a one-two between Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher, working the ball out to an unmarked Danny Wellbeck on the left. The young striker takes the ball in his stride and calmly strokes his right-footed shot into the far side of the goal.

1806: Ben Foster produces an excellent save to deny Gary Teale and from the corner, Miles Addison wheels away at the back post but heads just wide.

1804: No sign of Derby giving up the ghost. They're enjoying a decent spell of possession here. United, meanwhile, look like they'll settle for this scoreline. Not surprisingly.

1801: Substitution central. Cristiano Ronaldo trots off now, Rodrigo Possebon is on.

1800: Ryan Giggs collects the ball out left and waits for Cristiano Ronaldo before providing the perfect lay-off. Big cheer from the home fans as the winger blazes over.

1758: And that's it for Rob Hulse. He comes off to be replaced by Chris Porter.

1757: Gary Teale wriggles in between Danny Welbeck and Rafael and into the box. He sets up Rob Hulse, but the striker's attempt to set up Kris Commons is far too heavy.

1754: Since that double substitution, United have lost their way a little. Ben Foster's clearance goes straight to Robbie Savage but Derby can't take advantage.

1752: Time for Derby to make a change. On-loan Arsenal midfielder Nacer Barazite makes way for Mile Sterjovski.

1748: Derby win the ball in midfield and it breaks to Gary Teale, whose long-range shot is an absolute disaster. Still half an hour remaining, so if Derby did get the next goal...

1745: GOAL Derby 1-3 Man Utd
Robbie Savage touches a free-kick out to Kris Commons, who produces a lovely cross for an unmarked Miles Addison to head in. As that goal went in, United were still reshuffling after a double change, John O'Shea and Danny Welbeck replacing Ji-Sung Park and Patrice Evra.

1742: I think United are in confident mood. Nani gets the ball stuck under his feet on the left of the box but manages to find Cristiano Ronaldo, who tries an outrageous backheeled finish.

1739: And that's almost a fourth. Darren Fletcher to Ryan Giggs, who releases Cristiano Ronaldo with another sensational pass. Stephen Bywater produces a smart stop from Ronaldo's first-time shot and is there to keep out the follow-up from Fletcher. Brilliant double-save.

1737: GOAL Derby 0-3 Man Utd
Jordan Stewart gives away a corner with his challenge on Ji-Sung Park and Cristiano Ronaldo meets Ryan Giggs' corner with a stunning header. Derby hold out for three second-half minutes before conceding the third.

1734: Derby kick off the second half with a proverbial mountain to climb ahead of them.

1732: Ryan Giggs is your man of the moment on Player Rater, with an impressive 7.65. Derby defender Paul Connolly has done something to upset someone as he lags behind on 4.94.
Derby v Man Utd Player Rater

1727: "The hardest thing today was putting out a balanced side. We found a way and hoped it would get us a result and it did. Can we win it? If you're judged by the teams we've knocked out, you have to say it gives you a great opportunity. But when you look at the teams left in it, I'd be a fool to say it."
Everton boss David Moyes

1722: Word has it there is a Milan derby later - which is being screened live on BBC3 and this website (UK users only). It is also being watched by Jonathan Stevenson. Here he is: "Walking round the corner from the magnificent Il Duomo earlier, I was slightly taken aback by a truly gigantic poster of a nearly-naked David Beckham and his equally uninhibited wife selling Armani. Brand Beckham is still delivering the goods, but the Milanese are more bothered about what impact our Dave will have on derby day. The last time he played in a club game of such enormity? Not for a while - 22 October, 2006, to be precise, when Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 in El Clasico."
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1720: Touch of controversy about Gibson's goal as well, an offside Rafael jumping over the midfielder's shot. I dread to think what Sir Alex Ferguson's reaction would have been if that one was ruled out. The United boss was already fuming about the decision to chalk off Ronaldo's effort.

1718: HALF-TIME Derby 0-2 Man Utd

1715: GOAL Derby 0-2 Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick ricochets off the wall and straight to Darron Gibson, who shoots first time, low into the corner. That one stands.

1712: OK. Apparently, the linesman was not sure whether Ryan Giggs had touched Ben Foster's throw on for Cristiano Ronaldo so he had to wait to check with the referee before confirming the offside decision. He was marginally offside so it was the right decision... eventually.

1709: Remarkable. Ryan Giggs back-heels a brilliant ball round the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo to run on to. The winger slots in and is well into his celebrations when he is aware of a huge roar from the Derby fans - who have spotted the linesman raising his flag. Alan Wiley disallows the goal for offside, but the linesman waited for Ronaldo to put the ball in the net before flagging. I don't understand.


1707: Gary Teale escapes down the left but he tries to cross with the outside of his right foot and United clear easily.

1704: Nacer Barazite wins a free-kick. Kris Commons' effort bounces in front of Ben Foster but the United keeper gathers.

1700: GOAL Derby 0-1 Man Utd
United pass the ball at pace across the edge of the box to Nani on the left. The Portuguese winger cuts inside and fires a magnificent right-foot shot past Stephen Bywater. Unstoppable - and hardly any back-lift. United fans appreciate his celebratory acrobatics, the home supporters less so.

1657: Replays are inconclusive - but there is the suspicion of a dive as Hulse falls over Ferdinand's outstretched leg. That was certainly Ferdinand's view anyway as he hauled Hulse to his feet.

1656: But what's this? Derby are screaming for a penalty as Rob Hulse bursts into the right-hand side of the penalty area and goes down under the challenge from Rio Ferdinand. Alan Wiley says no.

1654: Nacer Barazite is penalised for impeding Patrice Evra near the byeline on the edge of the 18-yard box. Nani's delivery is easy for Stephen Bywater though. Derby doing well to keep this goalless.

1651: Oooooh. I've just seen a replay of Ronaldo's free-kick making contact with Savage. It was a bit lower than his midriff if you know what I mean.

1650: Robbie Savage trips Rafael about 40 yards out. Cristiano Ronaldo won't shoot from here will he? He will... but he can only find the wall - and Robbie Savage's midriff to be exact. Painful.

1647: Nani trickery on the left and it's an excellent inswinging cross to the far post to where Ji-Sung Park is heading - but Stephen Bywater somehow tips over.

1644: Such slick passing from Manchester United, Darren Fletcher playing a swift one-two with Cristiano Ronaldo before having the shot, but it's fairly comfortable for Stephen Bywater.

1643: A lovely, flowing move from United ends with Cristiano Ronaldo collecting the ball on the edge of the box, but Paul Connolly times his tackle to perfection.

1641: A fabulous flick by Ryan Giggs comes to Darren Fletcher, who tries to find Cristiano Ronaldo's run but the ball is just too strong.

1638: Nothing given in that last incident because Cristiano Ronaldo tripped over his own foot. Very unfortunate.

1636: Rafael plays in Cristiano Ronaldo, who wants a free-kick after colliding with Robbie Savage. Nothing given - and Savage then infuriates the winger by trying to drag him to his feet.

1634: Nani gets sandwiched between two defenders in an aerial challenge and leaves the field with a bloody nose.

1633: Darron Gibson has the game's effort on goal, picking up the ball in midfield and striding forward before shooting over the bar.

1631: With the crowd buzzing, Manchester United get us under way.

1629: "In a one-off cup tie, lightning can strike twice," said Derby boss Nigel Clough, referring to the Ram's first-leg win over Manchester United in the Carling Cup semi-finals.

1628: As Everton celebrate reaching the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002, the players run out at Pride Park.

1626: FULL-TIME Everton 3-1 Aston Villa

1624: They may be two goals ahead, but that doesn't stop David Moyes running down the clock with another substitution. Segundo Castillo replaces Mikel Arteta.

1623: As that last substitution may indicate, Everton are looking to see out this game now, leaving just Tim Cahill up front. Into injury time.

1621: Victor Anichebe gets a very warm reception from the home fans as he comes off to be replaced by Joseph Yobo. By the way, as he celebrated his goal, Tim Cahill pointed at his black armband, which I think he is wearing as a mark of respect for the victims of the bush fires in his home country.

1619: "Fear us. No decent strikers and doing so well in the Cup. Can't wait for the draw now. We'll have anyone!"
Moyes' best mate, at Goodison, via text on 81111

1617: Everton, I'm told, are the first Premier League team to score three goals against Villa for 23 games, a run which stretches back to Stoke's 3-2 win on 23 August.

1615: Time for young striker Nathan Delfouneso to enter the fray, replacing Steve Sidwell for Villa.

1612: As several people on 606 have been very keen to point out, it has been an impressive performance by Victor Anichebe on his return to the team, winning a penalty and setting up the third.

1608: GOAL Everton 3-1 Aston Villa
Victor Anichebe flicks a dangerous ball across goal, which is missed first by Dan Gosling and then by Villa defender Curtis Davies but Tim Cahill is at the far post to sidefoot into the opposite corner. Goodison Park erupts.

1607: Tim Cahill is penalised for pushing Stiliyan Petrov. Free-kick about 35 yards out. Petrov smashes it straight into the wall.

1605: Ashley Young runs on to a loose ball on the edge of the box but volleys well over the bar. 18 minutes remaining.

1602: TEAMS Derby v Man Utd
Derby: Bywater, Connolly, Addison, Albrechtsen, Stewart, Barazite, Green, Savage, Teale, Commons, Hulse. Subs: Carroll, Sterjovski, Nyatanga, Davies, Todd, Pearson, Porter.
Man Utd: Foster, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Park, Fletcher, Gibson, Nani, Giggs, Ronaldo. Subs: Kuszczak, Vidic, Scholes, Welbeck, O'Shea, Tevez, Possebon.

1600: Is the game opening up again? Mikel Arteta plays in Dan Gosling in space on the left but the youngster's cross is poor.

1559: Villa break from an Everton corner, and Ashley Young appears to be tripped by Phil Neville - but the referee waves away Villa's appeals for a free-kick.

1557: The tackles are still flying in though. Ashley Young is down and then John Carew is caught. Both up and hobbling now.

1557: That last chance livened up what has been a pretty turgid start to the second half.

1554: James Milner swings a decent cross in from the right and John Carew gets a clever flick on it - but Tim Howard pulls off a wonder save, diving low to his right.

1551: Joleon Lescott's error almost lets in Gabby Agbonlahor but Phil Neville slides in with a vital clearance. Villa can't profit from the corner.

1546: TEAM NEWS Derby v Man Utd
Derby make one change, Jordan Stewart replacing the suspended Jay McEveley. Sir Alex Ferguson fields a much-changed Manchester United line-up, with Ben Foster and Darron Gibson among those handed starts.

1545: Victor Anichebe charges down the right and gets the cross in which is cut out by Craig Gardner at the near post. Corner for Everton... John Carew heads it straight into the air and as the ball comes down, the referee decides Brad Freidel is being impeded in the box.

1542: Not a very pretty start, as the teams get involved in a spot of head tennis in Everton's half.

1538: Aston Villa kick off the second half at Goodison Park.

1534: Mikel Arteta is ruling the roost on Player Rater at half-time with 7.76. Villa's Steve Sidwell is losing the battle of the penalty-giver-awayers on 4.78, with Tony Hibbert escaping your wrath on 5.78.
Player Rater

1528: Just looking at some half-time replays and it looks like Martin Atkinson does spot Stiliyan Petrov's handball on the line. The ref puts his whistle to his mouth as it happens but he plays the advantage and sees Jack Rodwell bury the rebound.

1525: Time for a word from Jonathan Stevenson, who is in Milan for the derby later (which, as I may have already mentioned, is being screened live on BBC3 and this website for UK users)... "It's derby della Madonnina day in Milan and without wanting to come over all James Richardson, the newspapers are screaming it loud and proud. "MEGA DERBY", is how La Gazzetta puts it, while Corriere dello Sport calls it the "Derby of truth". Fact is, it doesn't get any bigger in these parts. Just over four hours until kick-off..."
Stevo on 606

1522: I won't pretend it was a half dripping with quality, but it was thoroughly entertaining nonetheless, and I think Everton deserve that lead.

1519: HALF-TIME Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

1516: The Everton fans are screaming optimistically for a penalty as Craig Gardner holds off Jack Rodwell in the box. Good defending from Gardner allows Brad Friedel to collect.

1515: "I haven't seen Aston Villa for a while and I've got to say I don't know how they're third in the Premier League if this is the way they've been playing."
BBC 5 Live commentator Alan Green

1512: With five minutes remaining of the first half, it's turned into a bit of a midfield scrap. Meanwhile, Andy Murray has beaten a limping Rafa Nadal to win the Rotterdam title.
Murray beats Nadal to take title

1509: "Such a great game, Villa are very similar to us, great to see a good old fashioned Cup tie after all the defensive tripe you usually see these days!"
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1504: Goodness me. Ashley Young whips a delicious ball in from the left and Gabby Agbonlahor is completely unmarked about three yards out, but manages to head wide.

1503: Good strength from Victor Anichebe, holding off the defender as he chests down the ball and turns - but his weak shot dribbles wide. Story of poor old Victor's life.

1502: "I reckon Villa and Everton will score more today than England manage to score against the Windies in Antigua."
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1500: "Re 1452: Petrov wouldn't have been sent off because he did not prevent a goalscoring chance. Rodwell scored. Should've been a yellow though."
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1457: Stiliyan Petrov is the latest man to go into Martin Atkinson's book for a tackle on Jack Rodwell. That one looked harsh as well.

1455: GOAL Everton 2-1 Aston Villa
What is going on??! Victor Anichebe drives into the box and is brought to earth by Steve Sidwell. Mikel Arteta smashes in the spot-kick. Sidwell gets a yellow.


1454: Mikel Arteta opts against shooting from the edge of the box and instead lays the ball off for Phil Neville, whose hopelessly mis-hit cross goes all the way across the box and out of play at the other side for a throw-in.

1452: Lots of you asking why Stiliyan Petrov wasn't sent off for his deliberate handball before Jack Rodwell's goal. I can only imagine that the referee did not see it.

1449: Villa defender Curtis Davies has picked up what looks like a shoulder injury and is really struggling.

1447: Mikel Arteta delivers another stunning cross from the right, and as Tim Cahill goes up with two defenders, he handles the ball - and receives a rather harsh-looking yellow card. The Aussie complains that he was pushed, but Martin Atkinson is unsympathetic.

1443: Tony Hibbert received a yellow card for the challenge on Gabby Agbonlahor. Matt Jackson on BBC 5 Live described it as a "clear penalty". I think I agree.

1442: Everton's on-loan striker Jo has only just made it to his seat. He won't believe what he's just missed.

1439: GOAL Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
Unbelievable stuff. In what must be Villa's first attack of the match, Gabby Agbonlahor chases on to a through ball and Tony Hibbert dives in with a rash challenge on the edge of the box. Tim Howard goes the right way but James Milner's spot-kick squirms under his body. Less than eight minutes gone.


1435: GOAL Everton 1-0 Aston Villa
From the resulting corner, Tim Cahill gets a firm header on Mikel Arteta's delivery and Stiliyan Petrov blocks it on the line with his hand. It doesn't matter though because Jack Rodwell lashes the rebound into the roof of the net. Fantastic start for the home side.

1435: And now they have a promising-looking free-kick. Mikel Arteta directs it towards Tim Cahill at the far post but Craig Gardner gets there first with a vital header.

1433: Everton on the attack from the off, winning a corner straight away, Villa keeper Brad Friedel gets just about enough on his punch.

1432: Referee Martin Atkinson, standing in for Phil Dowd, gets the game under way at Goodison Park.

1428: TEAM NEWS Everton v Aston Villa
Everton make two changes from the side that beat Bolton 3-0 bringing in Victor Anichebe for the first time since his reported bust-up with boss David Moyes. Jack Rodwell also comes in. Jo is Cup-tied, Steven Pienaar suspended and Leon Osman, James Vaughan, Ayegbeni Yakubu and Louis Saha all injured. Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neil is without Emile Heskey who has not recovered from the Achilles injury he picked up on England duty. Gareth Barry is suspended so Steve Sidwell and John Carew start.

1423: The Old Firm derby finishes goalless.

1419: Shall we have a quick 'other sport' update? Murray is (sort of) thrashing Nadal. England lost the toss in the third farce... I mean, Test against West Indies. Ireland and Italy are 10 minutes away from kick-off in the Six Nations...
Live text - Six NationsLive text - Murray v NadalLive text - Celtic v RangersLive text - West Indies v England

1416: "I am dreading watching Anichebe up front for us today. I get the feeling he will spend most of his time falling over, sitting on his backside and throwing his arms up in the air like he normally does."
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1410: "Who was the last team from a lower division to beat Man Utd twice in a season? Has it ever happened? Come on the Rams!"
Chris, Derby, via text on 81111

1404: TEAMS Everton v Aston Villa
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Lescott, Baines, Gosling, Neville, Arteta, Rodwell, Cahill, Anichebe. Subs: Nash, Yobo, Van der Meyde, Castillo, Jacobsen, Baxter, Wallace.
Aston Villa: Friedel, Gardner, Knight, Davies, Luke Young, Milner, Sidwell, Petrov, Ashley Young, Agbonlahor, Carew. Subs: Guzan, Harewood, Delfouneso, Salifou, Shorey, Albrighton, Lowry.

1400: A few of you are wondering when the replays will be should these two games need them. Derby and Manchester United would try again on 7 March, with Everton and Villa a day later. That is meant to be quarter-final weekend. If Arsenal win their fourth-round replay against Cardiff on Monday, they will play their fifth-round tie against Burnley that weekend as well.

1357: "We're absolutely crippled by injuries today. Virtually a full midfield and strikeforce missing (Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini, Saha, Vaughan, Yakubu, Jo). I have faith in the youngsters though, especially 17-year-old Rodwell. We can do it, come on Blues!"
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1352: Let's be honest. Neutrals (and Villa fans) are all hoping Everton-Villa is going to be a repeat of the last time they played, when the Toffees equalised in injury time only to see Ashley Young go up the other end and make it 3-2. Everton haven't lost a home match since then.

1349: "Everton and Villa to play a tight cracker finishing 2-2, Man Utd to learn from their Carling Cup mistake and give Derby a footballing lesson, 3-0, and to finish off the day Beckham and Shevchenko to gun down Inter 2-0."
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1346: "If we get another draw today, and with Arsenal v Cardiff undecided, could there be a record number of clubs in the draw for the quarter-finals later?"
Paul, London, via text on 81111
Quite possibly. I only wish I could tell you what the record is. I can tell you the draw is at 1830 GMT.

1345: I told you it was sport overload this weekend. In all my excitement, I completely forgot to say that you can also follow Celtic v Rangers, which is still goalless in the second half. Not a great game, but a lot more lively when viewed through the eyes of BBC Scotland's David Sharp I can tell you.
Live text - Celtic v Rangers

1342: Derby are of course the last side to have beaten Manchester United, in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final on 7 January. Since then, Sir Alex Ferguson's side have gone on an eight-match winning streak.

1341: "Derby have to really battle Manchester United like they did before. If they stifle them by closing them down quickly and don't lose possession too easily, anything could happen. There is no second leg for Man U to look forward to..."
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1336: Sport overload this weekend. Right now, you can join Piers Newbery for Murray v Nadal in Rotterdam. Rugger up later, and from 1900 GMT, you can follow text commentary of the Milan derby. That will also be live on BBC3 and streamed on this website for UK users. Beautiful.
Live text - Murray v NadalMOTD Live - Milan derby

1330: Hello. Chelsea are the only team to have booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals so far after four of yesterday's five ties ended in draws. I wouldn't mind betting one of today's matches might finish up all square... I'm not saying which though.

see also
Derby 1-4 Man Utd
13 Feb 09 |  FA Cup
Everton 3-1 Aston Villa
15 Feb 09 |  FA Cup

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