Tottenham 1-2 Leicester
A stoppage-time volley by Jeffrey Schlupp earned Leicester a thrilling FA Cup victory at Tottenham. The Foxes were trailing 1-0 with seven minutes remaining and appeared to be heading towards defeat. But striker Leonardo Ulloa struck his ninth goal of the season, and Schlupp converted Danny Simpson's right-wing cross to secure an unlikely Foxes win.
- Spurs fail to reach fifth round for third season in a row
- Schlupp fires a stoppage-time winner
- Foxes score twice in final seven minutes
- Kramaric controversially booked for diving
Andros Townsend had given Spurs a first-half lead by converting a penalty for a second successive game.
Townsend has now scored four penalties in four different competition this season, also netting in the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup.
But that will be of little interest or consolation to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who must have felt his side were heading for a routine win.
Tottenham had gone into the contest on an impressive run of only one defeat in their previous 11 games and on the back of victory over League One Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final.
But that game had been a struggle for the hosts, only Townsend's late penalty securing an advantage going into the second leg.
Leicester, meanwhile, had shown improved Premier League form of late and had reached the fourth round of the Cup with a deserved win over Newcastle.
Ulloa grabbed the decisive goal in that game and - paired for the first time with club record signing, 23-year-old Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric - he got on the scoresheet again here.
Leicester had been trailing to Townsend's first-half spot kick, awarded when defender Liam Moore clearly upended Roberto Soldado. Mark Schwarzer, making his Foxes debut aged 42, went the wrong way.
But the visitors created chances and looked dangerous throughout and it was little surprise when Ulloa struck, controlling Schlupp's mishit shot and firing low beyond Michel Vorm.
The Foxes, tails up, poured forward and grabbed a winner with seconds remaining when Schlupp - impressive all afternoon - volleyed Simpson's cross through the grasp of Vorm.
It was a thrilling end to a gripping contest and although not quite as exciting as the last time the sides met at White Hart Lane - a 4-4 draw in February 2004 - Leicester fans will not be complaining.
The Foxes may also feel justice was done after new boy Kramaric appeared to be fouled in the first half by Spurs keeper Vorm. But instead of awarding a penalty, referee Robert Madley booked the Croatian for what he deemed to be diving.
Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6) Tottenham Hotspur
19 Dembélé (Kane - 87' )
17 Townsend (Eriksen - 64' )
09 Soldado (Adebayor - 70' )
18 Moore Booked (Wasilewski - 26' Booked )
02 de Laet
40 Kramaric Booked (Albrighton - 73' )
23 Ulloa Booked
09 Vardy (Nugent - 73' ) Substitutes
Ref: Robert Madley
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Southampton 2-3 Crystal Palace
Marouane Chamakh struck twice to inspire Crystal Palace to a thrilling win at Southampton and a first FA Cup fifth round appearance in five seasons.
- Four goals in 13 first-half minutes
- Chamakh brace puts Palace 3-2 up at break
- Eagles into last-16 for first time in five seasons
- Alan Pardew has four wins from four
The striker slid in a rebound to level Graziano Pelle's prodded close-range opener as the sides served up four goals in 13 first-half minutes. Yaya Sanogo slammed in his first Palace goal with the aid of a deflection to cancel out Scott Dann's own goal. And Chamakh sealed the win before half time, rounding Fraser Forster to net.
It was a potent return from injury for Chamakh, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since 13 December.
His winner confirmed Palace's second last-16 appearance in 12 years and the striker was superbly supported by Sanogo, Wilfried Zaha and Fraizer Campbell.
They terrorised the Premier League's tightest defence. Ronald Koeman's side had conceded two goals in a game only once this season but Palace's three efforts from just 36% possession in the first-half underlined their clinical display.
Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to defend his approach towards the FA Cup this week,
having won just one tie in four seasons on Tyneside - a record he has now surpassed in three weeks at Palace. It is now four wins from four for the 53-year-old and his side ended Southampton's eight-match unbeaten run in the process.
Saints, whose manager Koeman has won domestic cups in Netherlands with Ajax and Spain with Valencia, led twice early on.
Pelle's prod from an in-swinging corner was followed swiftly by Chamakh's first goal since August, as he bravely followed up on Sanogo's shot to net from four yards.
Southampton, runners-up in 2003, have reached round five in six of the last 12 seasons and led again when Dann skewed into his own goal at the near post, but they again squandered the advantage quickly.
Sanogo and Campbell had drawn saves from Forster either side of Dann's unfortunate moment and they continued to probe - equalising when Sanogo slammed in the exceptional Zaha's pass with the aid of a wicked deflection.
And Palace were ahead before the break when Chamakh collected a diagonal through ball on his chest before rounding Forster, ensuring both his shots on the day yielded goals.
Southampton pushed after the break but barely forced a save, with a wall of yellow shirts blocking shots and intercepting in key areas as Palace moved within three wins of a Wembley final.
Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6) Southampton
02 Clyne Booked
05 Gardos Booked (Targett - 45' Booked )
06 Fonte Booked
18 Cork (Long - 59' )
07 Long (Seager - 72' )
45 Seager Crystal Palace
10 Campbell (Murray - 81' )
29 Chamakh Booked (Puncheon - 64' )
09 Sanogo (Mariappa - 78' )
Ref: Jonathan Moss
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