FA Cup sixth round as it happened

Manchester City are knocked out by Championship side Wigan in the quarter-finals, Hull and Sheffield United also progress.

9 March 2014 Last updated at 11:26 GMT

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  1. 18:45: 

    After a long day of back-to-back football, it's time for us to sign off. I'm sure there are plenty of parties going on in Sheffield, Hull, Wigan and Burnley tonight. If you're not present at one of those, or even if you are, why not round off the evening with a bit of European football live text? Until next time, goodnight.

  2. 18:40: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    As for Wigan, they are one place outside the Championship play-offs but have two games in hand on sixth-placed Reading who have their noses in front of the Latics on goal difference. Uwe Rosler's boys host Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.

  3. 18:38: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City cannot dwell on defeat too much, because they have to somehow work out a way to turn around a 2-0 deficit in the Nou Camp in midweek. Then they need to find a way of whittling down Chelsea's nine-point lead at the top of the Premier League. They visit Hull City next weekend. A big few weeks ahead.

  4. 18:34: 
    Reaction- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan on BT Sport: "Nothing can compare with actually winning the FA Cup, but it's a dream to win at this stadium. The last five minutes felt more like 50 minutes!

    "Uwe (Rosler) makes the players work, he makes them graft. Since he came in he has got these lads believing. When you believe, things seems a lot easier. There was a feeling that we were going to win.

    "One thing we didn't want was a draw. We've already played over 40 games this season! But you can't get enough of going to Wembley - whenever you step on the pitch it's very special."

    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Opta Joe: 6 - Wigan have won their last six matches in all competitions and five of those have been away from home. Momentum.

  6. 18:32: 
    Manager reaction- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on BT Sport: "It's disappointing because we cannot be eliminated from the FA Cup at home by Wigan. We had three or four chances to get a draw.

    "I don't like to divide the defence and attack. We could have done more with the two Wigan goals, but we didn't do enough in attack until they were 2-0 up.

    "We are in the last part of the season, but it's very important to react. We must go to Barcelona and try to continue in the Champions League, although it will be difficult.

    "We are going to try to win every match we play and we will see who scores more points in the Premier League.

    "It's important for a big team, when you have a setback, you have to react quickly."

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    Carlos A Ortega: Great victory for Wigan, now they can focus on their fight for promotion until mid-April

    Dale Harris: This weekend has been what the FA Cup is all about

    Akarim: Wigan have proved last season's win wasn't just a fluke. Performance of the season by Wigan! Congratulations

    Adam Stubbings: I dare say that result is a better achievement than winning the Cup last year. To win at the Etihad as a Championship team.

  8. 18:27: 
    Manager reaction- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Wigan Athletic manager Uwe Rosler on BT Sport: "Is this my greatest day in management? Probably. This was my chance to partially replicate what Roberto Martinez did last season.

    "When you play Man City you have to keep your discipline because they see so much of the ball, but we put pressure on them. At the end City had nothing more to lose and they pushed everything at us.

    "I felt City's goal was offside, Joleon Lescott was interfering with our goalkeeper. It should have been offside. But I spoke a lot about bravery, and we also had lady luck on our side. Overall I am so delighted. I am so happy for the chairman and the players. And what a block from Emmerson Boyce!

    "We have more games coming up now and our main focus is getting to the play-offs. Everyone knows my tie to Man City, but I'm happy to be manager of Wigan Athletic. "

  9. 18:25: 

    Wow. Wigan beat Manchester City and it suddenly piles the pressure on Arsene Wenger.

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    Ryan Smith: If Arsenal can't win the FA cup from this position, Arsene Wenger really is a 'specialist in failure'

    Real Alain: If Arsenal don't win the cup from this position, Arsene Wenger has to be fired.

    Apaka N Sakakibara: We, Gooners, are happy now but shouldn't get carried away. Wigan Athletic, without doubt, can play football

  11. 18:24: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    The result would have been much different if Wigan skipper Emmerson Boyce hadn't denied Edin Dzeko with one of the best goal-saving tackles you will see this season...

    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
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    Samuel Duff: Got to be Arsenal's best chance of winning a trophy for a long time.

    Adam Palethorpe: If Arsene doesn't end our trophy drought now, he should leave at the end of the season.

    Raymond M Anthony: And that's the magic of the FA Cup! Have a feeling Arsenal players celebrated that final whistle more than Wigan's.

    Player reaction- Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady: What a great win, Solid performance, Wembley here we come #buzzing#UTT

    Player reaction- Hull 3-0 Sunderland
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone: Massive win! Into a semi final, they don't come around often if at all! Still a lot to do in the league but could be a brilliant season.

    Player reaction- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton
    Sheffield United celebrate

    Defender John Brayford, who is on loan at Sheffield United from Cardiff, is obviously enjoying his spell at Bramall Lane after helping the Blades to the FA Cup semi-final:

    "Colchester, Cambridge, Aston Villa, Fulham, Notts Forest, Charlton...you boys took one hell of a beating..."

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    Tom in Manchester, via text: Barcelona and City suffer shock defeats this week. All set up nicely for the game on Wednesday, who's got what it takes to bounce back and who will suffer under the pressure?

    Chris, via text: Wigan vs Sheff Utd for the FA Cup final? That's why it's the best cup competition in the world!

    Chris in Gloucestershire, via text: This performance from City shows that they were believing their own hype what with all the big wins earlier in the season. They paid the price for simply turning up expecting to win.

  17. 18:14: 
    Player reaction- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Wigan Athletic defender James Perch on BT Sport: "It was the game plan we had worked on all week, but it's the FA Cup - you don't need to gee people up for this.

    "We pressed them high, got in their faces and they didn't like it. Anything is possible now, not many teams come to Etihad and win and the lads were superb. The manager has come in and results have picked up in the league and picked up in the FA Cup.

    "Personally, there's nothing better than coming to play a place like Man City and scoring what turned out to be the winning goal. Hopefully we can prove a few people wrong again in the semi-final against Arsenal."

    Gary Lineker, BBC SportManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    WOW! What a performance by Wigan. Stunning! They now face Arsenal in the semis, encouraged massively by the fact they've much more experience of Wembley than the Gunners in recent years.

  19. 18:12: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Has a team ever put up a prouder defence of the FA Cup trophy than Wigan Athletic?

  20. 18:11: 
    Player reaction- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
    Edin Dzeko

    Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce on BT Sport: "It means a lot. People kept saying we were lucky last year but we're going back to Wembley and we're making history again.

    "Now we face Arsenal - we didn't know the draw before went on the pitch against City. It doesn't matter who we play, we're going to enjoy every single minute, we're still holders."

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    Samuel Ball: Forget the term 'Giant Killers, Wigan are world beaters!

    Charles Kahanji: ‏Dave Whelan must be the most elated chairman in the world right now

    Nick Van Staveren: Congratulations Wigan on reaching the semis of the FA Cup once again, showing that heart and hard work can trump money.

  22. 18:09: 
    FA Cup draw

    Here's a little reminder of that FA Cup semi-final draw:

    Arsenal v Wigan Athletic

    Hull City v Sheffield United

    The semi-finals will be played at Wembley on 12 and 13 April.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    "What Wigan did was they stung Manchester City with their set-up, to start with their three centre-halves and two wing-backs who worked very hard throughout. I thought they were the more composed side in the first half and they kept the pressure on when City bought on their big players.

    "I always thought City might come back in but Wigan kept finding something else to trick City with and they got the second goal just at the right time."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  24. 18:06: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    The Wigan players are soaking up the adulation of the travelling supporters, with players throwing their shirts into the crowd and fans waving them around their heads. What an unbelievable result for the Latics.

    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan
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    Daniel Taktak: Who else has noticed the correlation between the lack of Kompany and City losing.

    Jonathan Warren: Massive pressure now on Arsenal to break their trophy drought with the FA Cup.

  26. 18:02: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City threw everything at Wigan but they couldn't find an equaliser. The holders are heading back to Wembley where they will face Arsenal.

  27. 18:00: 
    FULL-TIME- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    They've only gone and done it...

  28. 18:00: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    It's towards Pantilimon but cleared.

  29. 18:00: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City get a corner. Get forward, Costel...

  30. 17:59: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City can't fashion any chances and Wigan break. James McClean takes it into the corner.

  31. 17:59: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Two minutes left.

  32. 17:58: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    David Silva delivers it but it floats out of play, the Spaniard missing everyone camped in the box. Poor. City fans stream for the exits.

  33. 17:57: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Gael Clichy crosses from the left, but it's too deep. Manchester City eventually end up with a free-kick 35 yards from goal...

    Gary Lineker, BBC Sport

    "Who are the most nervous. The fans of City, Wigan or Arsenal?"

  35. 17:56: 
    INJURY TIME- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    As we head into the five minutes of time added on, Jordi Gomez slips in Marc-Antoine Fortune but Costel Pantilimon saves his effort.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    "Since the goal I think Manchester City have had about 85% of the possession and Wigan are really struggling to get out of their own half."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  37. 17:52: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Sergio Aguero and Emmerson Boyce are in a straight race and the little Argentine goes down in the area as the Wigan defender pulls his shirt. Manchester City want a penalty, but Anthony Taylor is having none of it. There will be five minutes of time added on.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    "Wigan need to get out of their area. Uwe Rosler has been shouting at them not to get too deep but that was a pretty good chance by Dzeko, City have had three or four really good chances in the last 10 minutes, they should be level."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  39. 17:50: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Having seen Emmerson Boyce's tackle on Edin Dzeko again [1746], I'm voting it as the best of the season. Superb defending.

  40. 17:49: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    You know that setting on the football management games? The ultra-attacking one...Manchester City have hit it. James Milner has a shot blocked and Edin Dzeko heads wide from 12 yards. They've already had their chances to level. Six minutes left.

  41. 17:46: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Incredible defending from Emmerson Boyce as he touches the ball over the bar with the goal at Edin Dzeko's mercy. Six yards out. Bobby Moore-like.

  42. 17:45: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Final 10 minutes now, and still Wigan hang on as Edin Dzeko's shot is blocked. The Latics are throwing themselves in front of everything now.

  43. 17:42: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Manchester City's full-backs are playing as extra wingers now - Micah Richards is like Cafu as he bolts down that right flank and continually asks questions of the Wigan backline. Uwe Rosler might want to offer reinforcements down that side, with James Milner and David Silva also looking dangerous.

  44. 17:40: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Almost a huge slice of luck for Manchester City as a tumbling Sergio Aguero almost catches out Scott Carson when a clearance bounces off him and balloons towards goal. Moments later, the little Argentine drags a low shot wide after being put clean through. The linesman had flagged him offside anyway - but it was a bad call from the official. Drama.

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    James in Oxford, via text: Pellegrini's uber-casual attire say something about how City have approached this game... It's even less professional than wearing a tracksuit!

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    "Manchester City fans have seen a few famous fightbacks from their team here in recent years and they are back on their feet and believing they can pull this salvage mission off too. Wigan have been pressed back in their own half since Samir Nasri's goal and their backline seems to be dropping deeper and deeper."

  47. 17:38: 
    Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    A massive chance for Wigan to finish off City but Marc-Antoine Fortune chooses to blaze into the stands when he could have slipped in James McClean. Could that poor decision prove costly for the Latics?

  48. 17:36: 
    CLOSE!- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan

    Almost the equaliser! Sergio Aguero pulls it back to Micah Richards on the edge of the box who shapes an effort just past the post. Scott Carson was rooted to the spot as the right-back's shot whistled narrowly wide. All City now, as you'd expect.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 1-2 Wigan

    "Nasri hit it with his left foot and it must have gone through a lot of bodies because the goalkeeper Scott Carson was late diving. I think it went under the feet of a player and caught him out. Either way, all that matters is City are back in it.

    "The crowd have come to life and Wigan are really under pressure."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  50. 17:33: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 1-2 Wigan - Samir Nasri (68 mins)

    Game on! Micah Richards stoops to head the ball to Samir Nasri on the edge of the box, and the Frenchman rifles home via three bounces and the inside of the post.

  51. 17:33: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Manchester City are desperate for a break now and, as Micah Richards goes down under Stephen Crainey's challenge, they implore the referee to award them a penalty. Nothing doing.

  52. 17:32: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Roger Espinoza, who played so well in that FA Cup final last year, is introduced by Uwe Rosler.

  53. 17:31: 
    Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    It's all Manchester City now as they put in another cross from the right and Sergio Aguero is left unmarked to drill his shot straight at a grateful Scott Carson from 12 yards.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-2 Wigan

    "Wigan have to watch they don't get too deep. Silva is brilliant at holding the ball and in the time he spends on it, teams drop deeper. Wigan don't want to get stuck in their own area.

    "Dzeko should have scored with that header but it is one of those days for Manchester City at the moment."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  55. 17:29: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Manchester City are a coat of paint away from pulling one back as Gael Clichy picks out Edin Dzeko at the back stick and the striker powers his angled header against the base of the post.

  56. 17:27: 
    Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    As Manchester City begin to throw more and more men forward, they look susceptible at the back - especially when Martin Demichelis is left isolated against Marc-Antoine Fortune. A fascinating final 30 in store.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-2 Wigan

    "The Wigan fans are still making all the noise. They cheered off all three City players during that triple substitution, giving Yaya Toure a particularly loud send-off. In contrast, the only sounds coming from the home supporters are groans of frustration when their latest attack breaks down. That has happened a lot so far, and Wigan are still defending superbly."

    Man City subs
  58. 17:24: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Something else for Manchester City to think about as winger James McClean replaces Callum McManaman. I wonder how Uwe Rosler is feeling? Excited? Nervous?

  59. 17:21: 
    Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    It's going to be a long 35 minutes for Wigan now as Josh McEachran gives the ball away and James Milner gets played in down the right. The England man rolls his cross along the line but there's no City player there to tap it home and James Perch clears.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-2 Wigan

    "Wigan have given them a problem they haven't quite solved. They've set up well and City have not been able to play through them. Silva is the type of player that is needed and I always think he is key for City."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online

  61. 17:19: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Manchester City make a triple substitution, with Edin Dzeko, James Milner and David Silva replacing Alvaro Negredo, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas.

  62. 17:17: 
    Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    Remember, Manchester City were 2-0 down at a similar stage against Watford in the fourth round. They won 4-2...

    Manchester City 4-2 Watford

  63. 17:16: 
    Manchester City 0-2 Wigan

    A great chance for Wigan to make it 3-0, but Marc-Antoine Fortune is flagged offside as he hits the base of the post after another quality ball from James McArthur.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-2 Wigan

    "The Wigan fans are singing about going to Wembley after scoring their second goal - it looks like some of the City players are still thinking about their win there last weekend. The home fans are trying to get their team going, but they keep on giving the ball away."

  65. 17:12: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 0-2 Wigan - James Perch (47 mins)

    Can you believe it? Wigan have doubled their lead. Manchester City only have themselves to blame as they allow James McArthur to put in a low cross to the back stick where James Perch nips in front of Gael Clichy to bundle home. He wanted it more. Do the holders Wigan want it more?

  66. 17:10: 
    KICK-OFF- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    The second half is under way. I suspect Wigan will have to do some defending at some point...

  67. 17:09: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    It looks like Chris McCann's afternoon is finished following that tangle with Micah Richards. Leon Barnett is on in his place.

  68. 17:08: 
    Player reaction- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United's on-loan defender John Brayford: That's correct Sheffield United are in the FA Cup semi final. You better believe it! We're off to WEMBLEYYYYYY!

  69. 17:07: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    What can Manchester City do to turn this around? Check out their bench for starters: Hart, Kompany, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, Rodwell, Silva.

  70. 17:05: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan
    Javi Garcia

    I suspect Callum McManaman had a point when he argued he was elbowed by Javi Garcia [1646]. Manchester City losing their rag?

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    More on the debate about blind loyalties.

    Peter in Leighton Buzzard, via text: Always used to amaze me that Carlton Palmer and Savo Milosevic were professionals but Demichelis is just awful

    Anonymous via text: Arsene Wenger had a few players that he overplayed. The worst was probably Emmanuel Eboue, cost us the league twice in 2009 and 2011!

    Kartikey in Cheltenham, via text: Pardew played Obertan ahead of Ben Arfa for a large part of the 11/12 season. Offered nothing; Ben Arfa finally found a way in in March and a trip to Euro 2012.

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad StadiumHT: Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    "Manchester City have got to think this one through, Wigan are giving them a problem. City have been a little bit casual with their play, they need sharpening up. Too many of their passes went sideways and that played into Wigan's hands. It is the same as it was at Wembley last weekend."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online.

  73. 16:57: 
    Player reaction- Hull 3-0 Sunderland
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull City midfielder David Meyler on celebrating his goal by headbutting the corner flag in reference to being on the receiving end of one from Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.

    Meyler told ITV Sport: "It was a bit of banter and a bit of craic. We're glad to be in the semi-finals now. What happened last week is all done and dusted."

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    The debate on managers with blind loyalty continues.

    Chukwuma W. Okwoli: Mikael Silvestre? Everyone could see he was Arsenal's problem at the back. Only one man didn't notice...Arsene Wenger.

    Tom Wylie: Rafa Benitez with Lucas at Liverpool, only took 2 years of constant mistakes before he came good, great player now though.

  75. 16:55: 
    Half-time stats- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    It's what you do with the ball which counts...

    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan
  76. 16:54:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumHALF-TIME- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    "Manchester City are in exactly the same place they were at Wembley last week: trailing 1-0 at half-time and up against a wall of well-organised and committed players.

    "Wigan, in their 4-5-1 formation, have kept the home side at arm's length so far and it might take the sort of world-class goals that eventually sank Sunderland for City to save this tie too."

  77. 16:53: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    The first half is coming to an end with Wigan attacking and winning successive corners. They come to nothing, despite excellent delivery, but they underline how dominant the Championship side are.

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    We have had a lot of response to our earlier poser about instances where a top manager clearly had a blind spot with a certain player.

    Andy Social: Loyalty to Demichelis? I've not seen the likes for at least an hour - I'm thinking of Lee Cattermole!

    Nick Stanley: Manager blind spot? Arsene with Cygan, Senderos, Sylvestre and Squillaci.

    Jay: Every Newcastle manager to have managed Shola Ameobi. How he makes a living playing football I'll never know.

  79. 16:50: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    Chris McCann is the latest player to need treatment as he comes off second-best in a full-blooded challenge with Micah Richards. He's not the first, and won't be the last. He's going to be fine to continue though.

  80. 16:46: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    A bit of mither between both sets of players when Callum McManaman complains he is elbowed after giving two or three of the Manchester City players the runaround with some sublime skill on the halfway line. The referee quickly calms things down, but both sides are clearly fired up.

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    Thomas Abbott: Demichelis what a waste of money, damaged Champions League and FA Cup hopes.

    Lewis Borlase: I want to take back my previous tweet about Lee Cattermole being the biggest liability in football, I forgot about Demichelis.

    Max Bryson: Love the FA cup. Come on Wigan! let's hope lightening strikes twice, Uwe know you want it to!

  82. 16:44: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    Samir Nasri is pumped now - hitting the turf in anger as another attack breaks down. The Frenchman needs to be careful his temper doesn't boil over here.

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    Tom Wylie: Demichelis makes Liverpool's centre backs look world class, how is he a professional footballer?

    Akarim: Would Demichelis even get into this Wigan side?

    Matt Graham: As bad as United's season has been, the fact that City have unlimited money and still start Demichelis has been a good point.

  84. 16:42: 
    YELLOW CARD- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    Manchester City are rattled and frazzled. Their frustration is evident as Samir Nasri boots the ball clear right under the nose of referee Anthony Taylor after the official awarded Wigan a free-kick.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-1 Wigan

    "There was a stunned silence from the home fans at Etihad Stadium following Wigan's goal, while the Latics supporters were doing 'The Poznan'. No visible sign of celebration from visiting manager Uwe Rosler, but he has only just got back on his feet, and got back to screaming at his side.

    "It is Manuel Pellegrini who should be doing the shouting, given how sloppy his side have been so far, but for now he is staring impassively from the sidelines."

  86. 16:37: 
    Manchester City 0-1 Wigan

    Manchester City supporters must be wondering how much longer Manuel Pellegrini will persist with Martin Demichelis. It seems to be one major mistake a match at the moment. Can anyone else think of a similar situation where a top manager clearly had a blind spot with a certain player?

    Jimmy Armfield, BBC Radio 5 live at Etihad Stadium

    It was lovely turn, just inside the area but Demichelis was caught out and it was a clumsy challenge. The referee was in a great position to make the decision. What did we say about lightning striking twice? Well it does some times. They have put a little bit of pressure on Manchester City at a time when City were in control."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online.

  88. 16:34: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 0-1 Wigan - Jordi Gomez penalty (27 mins)

    Calmy does it, and Jordi Gomez waits for City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to commit before casually placing the ball into the other side of the net. Can lightning strike twice?

  89. 16:33: 
    PENALTY FOR WIGAN- Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Martin Demichelis, who else? Marc-Antoine Fortune spins the defender and is caught by the Argentine and sent tumbling as he races towards goal.

  90. 16:32: 
    Player reaction- Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull City defender Curtis Davies told ITV Sport: "I've never been this far in the FA Cup and the club have not been there for a long time. We all want to go one better and get to the final now.

    "We're delighted to get the semi-final but you get nothing for getting to the semis, you want to go on to the final and win it."

  91. 16:32: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    It's all very intricate from Manchester City, who play the ball into the feet of Sergio Aguero and the mercurial Argentine spins Chris McCann but can't get a decent shot away.

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    Toby in Kent, via text: If Wigan have somebody with pace on the bench, whether it's the goalkeeper, full-back or whatever, throw him on up top, City have Demechelis and Lescott at the back!

    Neil, via text: If Arsenal want to win the FA Cup they will have to beat City at some stage anyway. Whoever comes out of that semi has to be huge favourites.

    James in Oakwood, via text: As an Arsenal fan I'm gutted we haven't got an easier draw, but if I'm honest, we were going to have to play City either in the semis or the final if we wanted to win it.

  93. 16:30: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Manchester City continue to be patient in possession and Yaya Toure finally manages to put Jesus Navas in behind the full-back but the pacy winger's ball into the six-yard box is eventually gathered by Scott Carson. Better from the Blues.

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    The European places debate is raging on Twitter but we should be able to clear everything up by the close of play today, a lot depends on the result at Etihad Stadium.

    Matthew Purchase: Joe_Pape [1614] is incorrect. Only 1 will miss out. Top 6 get Europe now instead of Top 7 so 2 of the 3 will get Europa.

    Towler: Hull City or Sheffield United have earned the right to play in Europe and if Man Utd miss out, tough!

    Karim: All Blades are over the moon with that draw, we're one extremely winnable game away from Europe!

  95. 16:26: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Manchester City want a penalty when Ivan Ramis catches Alvaro Negredo in the area, but it's a decent interception and clearance by the Wigan man.

  96. 16:22: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is patrolling his technical area in an 'MCFC' hoodie. A different choice of attire from the Chilean.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City 0-0 Wigan

    "Wigan boss Uwe Rosler had barely finished waving to the Manchester City fans who were singing his name when the game began, but he has got straight down to business: patrolling his technical area and barking instructions to his players - particularly Stephen Crainey, who he is constantly ordering forward down the left.

    "Rosler will be happy with how things have gone so far, too. His side have been neat and tidy on the ball, and work hard to get it back when they lose it."

  98. 16:19: 
    Manager reaction- Hull 3-0 Sunderland
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull City boss Steve Bruce on ITV Sport: "I've just seen the draw and it's a great one. Sheffield United have had a wonderful run and beaten every team put in front of them. But you have got to be honest, you want to avoid the big boys and I'm sure Sheffield United will be thinking the same having drawn us.

    "We now all need Wigan to do us all a favour and beat Manchester City and it opens it all up. The magic of the FA Cup will never disappear for me, we'll enjoy the occasion.

    "I was worried the penalty miss might cost us but we reacted well, and that was a great second-half performance. Curtis Davies was outstanding for us and he's had a wonderful season and why can't he go to the World Cup?"

  99. 16:17: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    It's worth noting that Wigan's FA Cup final hero Ben Watson is not playing today because he suffered a broken leg a few weeks ago. Hopefully the midfielder makes a full recovery and is back in action as soon as is possible.

  100. 16:17: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    The match is beginning to settle into a rhythm as Manchester City stroke the ball about, in the face of some sharp pressing from the Wigan side.

  101. 16:14: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Manchester City's intentions are clear as they release Jesus Navas down the right, but the Spaniard's cross is headed clear by Ivan Ramis.

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    Joe Pape: Awful draw for United/Spurs/Everton. Two of them will miss out on Europe now!

    Damien: So does that mean Hull City or Sheffield United are in Europe? And 7th in the Premier League won't get that club into Europe?

    Graeme Hunter: Perfect draw for the northerners, a Yorkshire team in the final. Great stuff.

  103. 16:09: 
    Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    A very bright start by Wigan as Callum McManaman's cross from the right causes problems and is cleared by Martin Demichelis, but straight to Jordi Gomez who smashes his effort over the bar.

  104. 16:08: 
    KICK-OFF- Manchester City 0-0 Wigan

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is given a fantastic reception by the Manchester City supporters and we're under way.

  105. 16:07: 
    Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    The match is about to kick off, but not before Javi Garcia has a picture taken with his newborn daughter. The Manchester City midfielder looks well considering he's sharing night feed duties.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    "There are four photographers by Manuel Pellegrini's dug-out. Uwe Rosler has (approximately) 20 waiting for him."

  107. 16:03: 

    What's everyone's reaction to that draw then? I suspect Hull City fans will be pleased. What about Sheffield United supporters?

  108. 16:03: 
    FA Cup semi-final draw

    Manchester City/Wigan v Arsenal

  109. 16:03: 
    FA Cup semi-final draw

    Hull City v Sheffield United

  110. 16:01: 
    FA Cup semi-final draw

    Continuing the father and son theme of this year's draws, Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips will make the draw for the semi-finals.

  111. 15:57: 
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Steady on, Kevin. You ready for the FA Cup semi-final draw? It's coming up very shortly...

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    Kevin Rainey: Steve Bruce to win the FA Cup with Hull and take over at Man Utd in the summer?

    The Chelsea Lion: Steve Bruce is a genius. Almost safe in the Premier League, a semi-final in the FA cup and great signings. Manager of the year?

  113. 15:55: 
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Here's what happened when David Meyler scored his goal this afternoon. We should start up a goal celebration of the weekend competition.

  114. 15:54: 
    Former Hull City striker and BBC Radio summariser Peter SwanHull 3-0 Sunderland

    "You have to say Hull deserved it in the end and Steve Bruce deserves a lot of credit for the way his side controlled the game - I don't think Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor had a save to make in the second half."

  115. 15:54: 
    Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)
    Dave Whelan

    On his travels with the FA Cup trophy, Wigan chairman Dave Whelan even ended up aboard HMS Lancaster which was docked off Barbados. Of the hundreds of Royal Navy staff aboard, there was one Wigan fan, who made sure he had plenty of photos with the famous piece of silverware.

  116. 15:53: 
    Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)
    Dave Whelan

    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan describes the day his side last played Manchester City in the FA Cup as "emotional and wonderful". The Latics beat City 1-0 at Wembley to lift the famous old trophy. Since then, Whelan has taken the trophy on holiday with him to several locations, with one school in Barbados.

    He said: "We get a replica cup now but have given the real one back. We took it around schools to let the youngsters look at it. In one school there must have been 600 youngsters and every one of them lined up to kiss it. I've never seen anything like it."

  117. 15:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Hull City are into the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Cue a pitch invasion.

  118. 15:50: 
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Steve Bruce is kicking back in the dug-out, having a little chat with his right-hand man. He's only missing a cigar and then he'd be able to utter "I love it when a plan comes together."

  119. 15:46: 
    FA Cup semi-final draw

    Just a reminder that we'll bring you the FA Cup semi-final draw between now and the start of the Manchester City v Wigan match at 16:05 GMT. Stay tuned.

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    Tunde Akere: Re Paul Moore: Martin Demichelis won't feature against Barca, let him play today and help Wigan to the semis.

    Lewis Borlase: Lee Cattermole the biggest liability in professional football? Probably.

  121. 15:45: 
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    Each and every successful Hull City pass is being greeted with an 'ole' by the home supporters. It's been a long time since they last reached an FA Cup semi-final - 84 years to be precise.

  122. 15:43: 
    Hull 3-0 Sunderland

    So it looks like Hull City will join Sheffield United and Arsenal in the semi-finals. How many people had that little treble at the start of the season?

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    Helles Mammut: Did Meyler read the BBC Sports live text before the game and decided to submit a celebration of his own? #headbutt

    Is Eto'o's goal celebration the best ever?

  124. 15:39:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)
    Bailey poses in his Rosler shirt

    "This young Manchester City fan, Bailey, is not old enough to remember Uwe Rosler as a City player in the 1990s - but he is wearing his dad's old shirt today to welcome the Wigan boss back to his old club."

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    Ola in Reading, via text: The corner flag must have been very bad in its previous life. The amount of abuse it gets from footballers.

  126. 15:38: 
    Former Hull City striker and BBC Radio summariser Peter SwanHull 3-0 Sunderland

    "A nightmare for Lee Cattermole and Gus Poyet might look to bring him off now because he could lose the plot here. He will not believe what he has done. He's just not looked, played the ball blind, and it's left Matty Fryatt with a simple finish. 3-0 and game over."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  127. 15:34: 
    GOAL- Hull 3-0 Sunderland - Matty Fryatt (77 mins)

    Game, set and Matty Fryatt. Lee Cattermole plays the most ridiculous of backpasses straight to Hull striker Fryatt who makes no mistake with his cool finish. That's two mistakes leading to goals in five minutes by Cattermole. Will those shorts stretch to cover his red face?

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    Ed Gutteridge: Great goal from Meyler but even better celebration, haha! #headbutt

  129. 15:33: 
    LINE-UPS- Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    Man City: Pantilimon, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Clichy, Jesus Navas, Toure, Javi Garcia, Nasri, Negredo, Aguero. Subs: Hart, Kompany, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, Rodwell, Silva.

    Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Perch, Ramis, Crainey, McManaman, McCann, McArthur, McEachran, Gomez, Fortune. Subs: Holgersson, Rogne, McClean, Espinoza, Barnett, Al Habsi, Maynard.

    Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

  130. 15:32:  
    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has half an eye on Wednesday's trip to the Nou Camp as he makes six changes from the team that started the Capital One Cup final. Captain Vincent Kompany and David Silva are left on the bench but all three goalscorers from Wembley - Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas - start.

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler, who plays the kind of pressing game that saw another Championship team - Watford - give City a huge scare in round four, also makes six changes from the Latics' 4-1 win at Nottingham Forest last weekend. Callum McManaman, who tormented City when Wigan beat them at Wembley in last year's FA Cup final, is back from an ankle injury. Scott Carson replaces Ali Al-Habsi in goal and Marc-Antoine Fortune will lead their attack.

  131. 15:32: 
    Former Hull City striker and BBC Radio summariser Peter SwanHull 2-0 Sunderland

    "What a great header from Curtis Davies. He didn't need the power and just directed it into the corner of the net. He's scored in the last three games but this is probably the most significant. And David Meyler has shown great desire for Hull's second goal and composure as well - that was a diamond finish from him."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  132. 15:30: 
    GOAL- Hull 2-0 Sunderland - David Meyler (72 mins)

    It just had to be, didn't it? David Meyler, who was headbutted by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew last weekend, beats Lee Cattermole to the ball in midfield, charges forward unchallenged and slots Hull's second past Oscar Ustari. His celebration? He headbutts the corner flag...

  133. 15:26: 
    GOAL- Hull 1-0 Sunderland - Curtis Davies (68 mins)

    We have a breakthrough, and it's that man Curtis Davies again as he scores his third goal in as many games by arching his back and powering Tom Huddlestone's free-kick from out wide into the back of the net.

  134. 15:26: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland send for the big guns - putting on Adam Johnson and Fabio Borini.

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    David Robson: Sad state of affairs praying for Arsenal and Man City to be kept apart in FA Cup draw to give Everton better chance of Europe.

    Mark Doughty: City/Wigan vs Arsenal; Sheff Utd vs Hull/Sunderland in semis, big cupset in final.

  136. 15:23: 
    Former Hull City striker Peter Swan and BBC summariser Peter SwanHull 0-0 Sunderland

    "It might take a bit of individual brilliance or a set-piece to get either side in front and open this game up now. Adam Johnson, who is among the Sunderland substitutes, is the man that Hull City will be fearing might provide that so they will hope he stays on the bench."

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  137. 15:22: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    If Sunderland get through and play Sheffield United in the semi-final, who will wear their first-choice kit? How is it decided? I'm sure somebody out there knows the answer to that little poser...

  138. 15:21: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    We've got just 27 minutes left in this cup tie. Who wants to go to Wembley?

    Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium, BBC SportManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    "Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is guaranteed a hero's welcome when he walks out at a sunny Etihad Stadium this afternoon, the first time he has been back to his old club as a manager.

    "Rosler won the hearts of City fans during four years as a buccaneering striker during some otherwise dark days for the club in the 1990s and they gave him a rousing reception when he last came back in the opposition camp, as a player with Southampton at City's old Maine Road ground in March 2001.

    "His name will be sung again today, to the tune of Pet Shop Boys anthem 'Go West', but the home supporters do not want the same result: 13 years ago, Rosler helped Saints win 1-0."

    A cult hero returns to Man City

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    Sanj: Surprised to see Aguero starting given Barca in midweek...guess its a case of get the job done quick and take him off.

    Paul Moore: Music to Uwe Rosler's ears, Martin Demichelis starts today. Wigan definitely have a chance! Why always him?

  141. 15:17: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    A decent penalty shout for Hull as Matty Fryatt is dragged down in the box by John O'Shea as he tries to get to the ball before Sunderland keeper Oscar Ustari. Play on, says Craig Pawson.

  142. 15:16: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Time for a change. Yannick Sagbo, who has done very little for Hull this afternoon, makes way for George Boyd.

    Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)
    Wigan Athletic players check out their surroundings

    Manchester City FC: The @LaticsOfficial players take in the surroundings on the sun-drenched Etihad pitch.

  144. 15:13: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Manchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Costel Pantilimon and Joleon Lescott all start for Manchester City, who are without skipper Vincent Kompany in their starting line-up. Scott Carson makes his first appearance since December for Wigan.

  145. 15:11: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland swing in a corner, it's cleared to the edge of the box where Jack Colback's lofted effort is easily dealt with by Oscar Ustari. Let's move on.

    Chris Bevan at Etihad Stadium, BBC SportManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)

    "Manuel Pellegrini has one trophy in the bag after winning the Capital One Cup last weekend and the Manchester City manager uses his programme notes to speak about the "confidence and momentum" that success has given his players as they chase glory on three other fronts.

    "Not that he will allow City's title bid or visit to the Nou Camp to play Barcelona next week to distract them today as they seek revenge for their defeat by Wigan in last year's FA Cup final. "This afternoon we have to forget the cup win, the Champions League and the Premier League," writes Pellegrini. "We must concentrate on taking our chance to go back to Wembley by beating Wigan."

  147. 15:09: 
    Former Hull City striker and BBC Radio summariser Peter SwanHull 0-0 Sunderland

    "Hull are showing a bit more pace and urgency, but overall the second half looks largely like following the pattern of the first."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  148. 15:09: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Hull are beginning to pen Sunderland back into their own half but they are yet to create a clear-cut opening in the second half.

  149. 15:05: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    This game is lacking in invention so far, emphasised when Sone Aluko scuffs another low shot straight at the keeper.

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    Josh in Ripon, via text: As a Blade I'd love to draw Arsenal. The only thing that stopped us beating them in '03 was go-go-gadget Seaman...he can't stop us this year!

  151. 15:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Forty-five minutes to go at the KC Stadium. And then we'll have the semi-final draw.

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    Mark Davies: Cattermole is a walking red card. Too volatile for the game now. Would have been fine in days of Keane, Viera & Vinnie Jones!

    David Williams: So not only is Cattermole booked, he is also riled up at the Hull players...I can see him being sent off.

  153. 14:57: 
    Rugby Union

    There's the small matter of England v Wales starting up now. You can follow all the action live on BBC One and this very website.

    BBC Sport's Chris Bevan at Etihad StadiumManchester City v Wigan (1605 GMT)
    The Etihad Stadium

    A blue sky for the Sky Blues: It is a perfect day for FA Cup football at Etihad Stadium, with not a cloud in sight. This sort of sunny weather makes it feel more like final day in May: Manchester City and Wigan both experienced that last year but they have got a bit more work to do before they can think about it again.

  155. 14:51: 
    Manager reaction- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer told Sky Sports: "We got ourselves into a good position and the big moment comes when Jordan Rhodes goes through and if he puts that chance away it's 2-0, but he didn't. Goals change games, chances change games and Jordan's hit the post unfortunately.

    "We're not happy with the manner of the goals we've conceded either. You can never be comfortable in a local derby, but we got ourselves into a position and couldn't see it through.

    "There's very much a belief we can still make the play-offs. The group is hurting but we have to recover quickly. We need to try to get as many points as we can now. We are getting key players back from injury soon so we have to pick ourselves up and go again."

  156. 14:51: 
    Manager reaction- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley
    Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche told Sky Sports: "I thought the lads were great overall. Blackburn made it difficult. We didn't look too disappointed at going 1-0 down. I told the players at half-time you are on the cusp of making history and that we should keep going forward.

    "I think we could call on anyone in the squad today and I'm delighted for the fans who have waited a long time for this moment. And the same for the Burnley board. The fans have been terrific for us and are a valuable part of what we are doing. They know they have got a group of players and staff who will give everything.

    "Danny Ings never stops and he got his rewards with a goal. He's a terrific young man and I value him as a person and a player. It's hard for me not to be excited at what we can achieve, but the players have to take it one game at a time as I've told them all along."

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    Jack Lennard: As an Arsenal fan I'm scared we might win a trophy.. been a while!

  158. 14:49: 
    Manager reaction- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, speaking to BT Sport: "Just delighted for everybody that we're going to Wembley, especially the players. To win nine games on the spin, they deserve an immense amount of credit.

    "At some clubs they have an element of mediocrity off the pitch, but we try not to have that here.

    "We hope to play a lot more big games like this in the future."

  159. 14:47: 
    HALF-TIME- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    All-square at the KC. Who's on top? I'll let you decide...

    Hull 0-0 Sunderland
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    Paul Anthony Cassidy: Awful penalty by Aluko. Taken with completely unwarranted arrogance. Pick a corner. Put your laces through it. Simple!

    Bob: The worst penalty kick in history! Don't Hull have a penalty taker?

    Christopher Hall: Not far from boiling point here. The ref isn't helping matters, but for neutrals it's a great FA Cup battle at the KC

    Roy Dickinson: Awful penalty by Aluko the 70+ year curse is still standing.

  161. 14:45: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    The raucous Hull support is starting to get a bit edgy as the first half comes to a close. Their side seem to have lost any sort of momentum since that penalty miss as Yannick Sagbo runs into a brick wall down the middle and another attack fizzles out.

  162. 14:42: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland, while being well organised, lack a bit of spark going forward as they continually look to utilise the flanks - a plan Hull are more than aware of. Emanuele Giaccherini does put another centre into the mixer, but again it's too close to Allan McGregor.

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    Josh Luckhurst: Arsenal vs Sheff Utd please! As a Gooner I would love to see Szczesny to do a 'Seaman save' to keep us in the cup!

    Sam Lockwood: Would love to see Sheffield Utd in the final! And they could of been beaten by Cambridge Utd but they're in the semi's!!

    Paul Furbey: Nasik (India) Blade emotionally exhausted! Amazing to get another stab at Arsenal…. Please after 2003 and their dodgy winner.

  164. 14:37: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Interestingly, Sone Aluko had to wait slightly longer than normal to take that penalty while Sunderland players complained to referee Craig Pawson. Did that delay put off the Nigerian, I wonder?

  165. 14:34: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sone Aluke goes to his left but Oscar Ustari guesses right (literally) and saves the Hull forward's low, tame effort. He gathers it at the second attempt and Aluko holds his head. Could that miss prove costly?

  166. 14:33: 
    PENALTY FOR HULL- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sone Aluko tries to spin Sebastian Larsson in the area but his back leg is taken by the Sunderland midfielder and the Tigers forward goes tumbling. Penalty!

  167. 14:30: 
    YELLOW CARD- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Lee Cattermole gets his obligatory yellow card for a foul on David Meyler and reacts by sarcastically clapping the crowd. Has the Sunderland midfielder ever got through the 90 without being cautioned, be it deserved or not?

  168. 14:29: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Opta Joe: Sheffield Utd are in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2003 (v Arsenal); they've not reached the final since 1936.

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    Charlie, angry Charlton fan, via text: Starting the long journey back to London, cannot believe that a team in touching distance of Wembley can just not turn up like that! 5,300 made a lot of effort but not one player did!

    The ThurcroftBlade, via text: The party has already started in Sheffield, Wembley here we come. A message to Chris Waddle: thanks for writing us off after Charlton beat the Owls.

  170. 14:26: 
    Former Hull City striker and BBC Radio summariser Peter SwanHull 0-0 Sunderland

    "I don't know how Matty Fryatt has missed the target with that header. I think he's maybe trying to be precise but to miss the target from there is criminal."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  171. 14:26: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Hull are inches away from taking the lead when Matty Fryatt heads Ahmed Elmohamady's deep cross just wide. The Black Cats haven't shown up yet.

  172. 14:23: 
    Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    The Burnley supporters are going wild in the away end at Ewood Park - well as wild as can be, when some of them are wearing chicken costumes.

  173. 14:22: 
    FULL-TIME- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    Let the claret (red wine) flow...

  174. 14:19: 
    INJURY TIME- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    Four minutes of time added on must feel like 35 years for Burnley fans - especially when Rudy Gestede is given a free header in the box but he steers it straight at Tom Heaton. Moments later, Grant Hanley drags a shot wide from 12 yards out.

  175. 14:18: 
    Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    But Blackburn aren't done yet - Jason Lowe lacing one towards goal and Tom Heaton has to be at his best to tip the ball over.

  176. 14:17: 
    Blackburn 1-2 Burnley

    I've just seen television pictures of a Blackburn supporter covering her face, almost in tears. This defeat will hurt - especially at work tomorrow morning. For thousands of Burnley fans this would be the first time they have ever seen their team beat their greatest rivals. An historic day.

  177. 14:15: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland have offered very little going forward before Emanuele Giaccherini springs into life but directs his low cross straight into the hands of Allan McGregor. Meanwhile, Tom Huddlestone is booked for a late challenge.

  178. 14:10: 
    Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    A lot of noise and a lot of gusto, but very little composure so far - Sone Aluko snatching at a shot from outside the box and it skims well wide.

  179. 14:08: 

    Who are going to party the hardest tonight? Sheffield United fans or Burnley fans?

  180. 14:06: 
    GOAL- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley - Danny Ings (79 mins)

    35 years hurt and all that! Burnley look like finally breaking their Blackburn hoodoo as Danny Ings pounces on a loose ball in the box and rifles home from 12 yards out.

  181. 14:05: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    As you would expect, Hull are bang up for this and Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross which ends up hitting the bar with Black Cats keeper Oscar Ustari flapping like a bird underneath it.

  182. 14:03: 
    Player reaction- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United midfielder Ryan Flynn, speaking to BT Sport: "I can't believe the run we've gone on in the cup. Jose put a great ball in, and I just managed to get a foot on it."

    Sheffield United defender John Brayford, speaking to BT Sport: "Sometimes, you put the work in and you get the reward. It was 50-50 whether I would play today, but the lads have pulled me through.

    "I'll keep the beard for Wembley now and see where we go from there."

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    Paul via text: If Man City beat Wigan and Sunderland beat Hull will Sheffield United be in Europe?

    Geoff from Sheffield, via text: As a Blades fan I'd like to face City or Arsenal. The likelihood is we'll be defeated by any of the Premier League sides so let's go out with a bang against the big guns!!!

    Anonymous via text: We want Man City in the semis! Hopefully they'll fill their own goalmouth with balloons again...

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    "In the end, Sheffield United deserved it. Very little happened in the first half, but the two quick goals after the break buoyed them. Once the second goal went in, that was game over. One of the best things about the day was they way the crowd were. It wasn't a great game, but it was a great atmosphere."

  185. 14:02: 
    Player reaction- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire, speaking to BT Sport: "I've got lots of family in the stand. It's great for the players, great for the fans and great for the club. It's been an unbelievable atmosphere to play in today."

    United midfielder Conor Coady, on loan from Liverpool, speaking to BT Sport: "It's a scary feeling, the thought of playing at Wembley, but it's one we're all looking forward to."

  186. 14:01: 
    KICK-OFF- Hull 0-0 Sunderland

    Can Sunderland reach Wembley for the second time this season? Let's find out...

  187. 14:00: 
    GOAL- Blackburn 1-1 Burnley - Jason Shackell (73 mins)

    The Clarets are level! Ross Wallace swings in a cross and Jason Shackell pus his body on the line to beat Paul Robinson to the ball and head into the net.

  188. 13:58: 
    Hull v Sunderland (14:00 GMT)
    Hull City changing room

    Hull City have never won the FA Cup and have not reached the semi-final stage since 1930. Manager Steve Bruce has never been progressed past the quarter-final stage. A big day then for the Tigers.

  189. 13:56: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    We'll bring you all the reaction from Bramall Lane throughout the afternoon, but now we turn our focus to the KC Stadium.

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    Nick Farkas: I would love Sheffield United to face Arsenal at Wembley and take revenge for 1999. Sheff U to Europe!

    Muhammad Tayyab: As a Blades fan - FA Cup opponent? Wigan please.

  191. 13:54: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Amazing scenes at Bramall Lane as League One Sheffield United reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Sean Bean, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Joe Root...you're boys have done you proud.

  192. 13:54: 
    FULL-TIME- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Start booking your hotel and train ticket, Blades fans. You're off to Wembley.

  193. 13:53: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Charlton pump the ball into the mixer but, when you've got Harry Maguire, those aimless long balls don't bother you very much.

  194. 13:50: 
    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley earn themselves a corner when David Jones's free-kick is deflected over. They take it short but fail to create an opening and are eventually pressed back. Don't get me started on short corners...

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    Mario Balotelli celebrates his goal against Manchester United

    Richard Newell: Best celebration was the Balotelli 'Why always me' in front of the Stretford End!

    Nathan J. Pedersen: I can't wait to see the goal celebration of Tony Hibbert. He has had plenty of time to rehearse it.

    Andrew Armstrong: Kenwyne Jones pole danced at Manchester City while playing for Sunderland.

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  196. 13:45: 
    Final five- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    We're into the final five minutes at Bramall Lane now, with some supporters swinging their shirts above their heads in the early-afternoon sunshine. Nigel Clough makes a change, sending on Chris Porter in the place of Stefan Scougall.

  197. 13:43: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Who do you want in the semis, Blades fans? Let me know...

  198. 13:42: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley are hanging on by the skin of their teeth now as Jordan Rhodes hits the base of the post after breaking in behind the Clarets' backline. That should really have been 2-0.

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    Fabrizio Ravanelli

    Stephen Hamp: Shearer's single arm raised salute. No stupid dance or choreography. A man's celebration! Did it quite often as well!

    Michael Coffer: Surely the Ravanelli shirt over your head was the best celebration

    Andy Gee: Best goal celebration has to be Ian Wright doing Di Canio pushing Paul Alcock or Klinsmann's dive (especially in the rain)

    We're not sure the vest is a good look Fabrizio.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    "It really looked as though Jose Baxter launched himself two-footed into that challenge. That looked quite possibly as if it could have been a red card.

    "Nigel Clough is immediately substituting Baxter, which tells you everything you need to know."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  201. 13:40: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Jose Baxter goes in two-footed and is shown a yellow card for what looked an ugly challenge. It might have been red but his time is up anyway as he gets the hook from his manager - Ben Davies replacing the ex-Everton youngster.

  202. 13:37: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    Conor Coady thinks he's made it 3-0 when he bundles in from six yards out, but the on-loan midfielder is offside. Nothing's going to dampen the spirits of the home supporters now though.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    "It's a completely different game now. Since they got the second goal, Sheffield United's football has been of a completely different variety. It's got quality about it.

    "Since they stuck Jamie Murphy up front on his own, they've looked a much better team, because he loves to run at defences."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  204. 13:35: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    When it's clearly your day, you might as well take a punt from 30 yards out. Nothing doing this time though as Ryan Flynn finds Row K - it didn't quite have the legs for Row Z. Fifteen minutes to go.

  205. 13:33: 
    HALF-TIME- Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    We're back under way at Ewood Park. Can the East Lancs derby match the FA Cup for sheer drama?

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    Paul Gascoigne celebrates

    Rob in Somerset, via text: Has everyone forgotten Gazza's dentist chair celebration against Scotland in Euro 96? Great goal, clever celebration.

    Tom in Copenhagen, via text: Surely Cantona's celebration after scoring against Sunderland was the best. He just stood there looking around knowing he had just scored a sublime goal....the arrogance was beautiful!

    Mark in Exeter, via text: Steve Flack produced a hat and begged fans for money when players wages were not being paid at Exeter City. Top marks for effort.

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  207. 13:31: 
    Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    I bet street parties are breaking out all around Sheffield. In the red and white parts of course...

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 2-0 Charlton

    "Two things about that first goal: first of all, Jose Baxter, who has quality, saw something there that nobody else would have seen. Secondly, well done to Ryan Flynn, because it wasn't an easy chance to take.

    "For the second, the ball deflected and just bobbled gently passed the keeper. Sheffield United have done well and at least someone is actually trying to score, we haven't seen that intent from Charlton.

    "They will have to go for it now, I think they will make a couple of changes quickly."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  209. 13:28: 
    GOAL- Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton - John Brayford (67 mins)

    Absolute magic, there is no other word for it. John Brayford takes a punt from 25 yards out and his low shot takes a wicked deflection off Richard Wood and wrong-foots the keeper before nestling into the back of the net. The semi-final draw is made just before 4pm, Blades fans...

  210. 13:25: 
    GOAL- Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton - Ryan Flynn (66 mins)

    Has Sheffield United's amazing FA Cup script got a few more pages in it yet? They take the lead in fantastic style when Jose Baxter plays a deep ball to the back stick and Ryan Flynn nips around the back and turns home from six yards out. Bramall Lane erupts into a cauldron of celebration.

  211. 13:23: 
    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    BBC Sport's Karen Fazackerley: "Nothing more than what Blackburn deserve at half-time here at Ewood Park. Jordan Rhodes' first goal since New Year's Day quietened the Burnley faithful and it could have been worse seconds before the break had Ben Mee not cleared Jason Lowe's effort off the line.

    "Burnley look nothing like the side who are second in the Championship, the passing game that has been the epitome of their play in recent games has turned into a long-ball one, which is only helping the likes of Grant Hanley and Lowe in the Rovers defence.

    "The 35 year hoodoo continues... Well at least for another 45 minutes at least."

  212. 13:22: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    There's a sense that both sides want to finish this inside 90 minutes. Both are happy to attack as we enter the final half-hour.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "The only thing I can say for Harriott there is that he was on the stretch. But if he'd got that on target, it would have been 1-0 Charlton. Easily the chance of the match so far.

    "I would say Charlton are just edging the game, but only just."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  214. 13:20: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    How did Charlton not take the lead there? A quick free-kick from Johnnie Jackson catches the Blades napping and finds Marcus Tudgay who chips across to the six-yard box and, with an open goal at his mercy, Callum Harriott stabs wide. Gilt-edged.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "It hasn't been made easy for the Charlton fans here. Apparently, the earliest train into Sheffield from London today got in at 1207 GMT. It is only the 21st century that we live in."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  216. 13:17: 
    HALF-TIME- Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Is that 35-year wait for Burnley success against Blackburn about to continue? As far as bogey teams go, your local rivals has got to be the worst possible.

  217. 13:17: 
    LINE-UPS- Hull v Sunderland (14:00 GMT)

    Hull: McGregor, Chester, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Aluko, Rosenior, Fryatt, Sagbo. Subs: Bruce, Koren, Boyd, Harper, Faye, Quinn, Henderson.

    Sunderland: Ustari, Bardsley, Vergini, O'Shea, Dossena, Cattermole, Giaccherini, Larsson, Colback, Scocco, Fletcher. Subs: Ki, Johnson, Celustka, Cuellar, Mannone, Bridcutt, Borini.

    Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

  218. 13:16: 
    Hull v Sunderland (14:00 GMT)

    Hull call on strikers Sone Aluko and Yannick Sagbo to fill the void left by the cup-tied pairing of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic. In all, manager Steve Bruce - who has never gone past this stage in the competition - makes four changes. James Chester replaces Alex Bruce and Matty Fryatt comes in for Jake Livermore.

    Sunderland, fresh from League Cup final defeat, make six changes. Oscar Ustari starts in goal, Ignacio Scocco and Steven Fletcher come in up front, Santiago Vergini and Andrea Dossena move into defence, while Emanuele Giaccherini gets a start.

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    Everton's Dixie Dean in action

    Andy McNamara: "When I scored against Liverpool, I used to turn to the Kop and bow gracefully; they didn't like that" Dixie Dean.

    Not many clubs would have liked that, or the sight of Dean, who scored 349 goals in 399 appearances for Everton.

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  220. 13:14: 
    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley's baiting of Blackburn continues as a private plane flies overhead at Ewood Park with a message about Rovers' owners Venky's trailing from the back. On the pitch, Jason Lowe's shot is cleared off the line by Clarets defender Ben Mee.

  221. 13:13: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Has this got 1-0 written all over it? If so, Harry Maguire almost unlocks the Charlton defence when he spins in the area and fires into the side-netting. The big centre-half must surely be interesting some of the bigger boys after his performances in this season's FA Cup.

    John Murray, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "An interesting statistic: With the exception of Charlton's Zaragoza-born midfielder Diego Poyet, who has played for England at youth level, every player on the pitch here is British or Irish."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  223. 13:10: 
    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Blackburn almost gift Burnley a way back into this game when Craig Conway's back pass is straight to Danny Ings, but Paul Robinson smothers the in-form striker's first attempt and the rebound is put wide. You've got to be taking those, Danny boy.

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    Danny Reeds: Jonas Gutierrez Spiderman mask celebration. How did he play with that tucked away

    Torquay Bob: What about Frank Lampard Snr and his run around the corner flag..

    David Morland: Bullard's was funniest ever by a long way, but Sjarnan FC's fishing celebration has to be the top choreographed one.

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  225. 13:05: 
    KICK-OFF- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    We're 45 minutes away from a replay, or a semi-final at Wembley. Without going all Bonnie Tyler on you, both these sides need a hero!

  226. 13:04: 
    As it stands- Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    That Jordan Rhodes strike makes the Championship table look much better from a Blackburn perspective. A play-off charge?

    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley
  227. 13:00: 
    Blackburn 1-0 Burnley

    Blackburn are buzzing now and pushing for a second. Boss Gary Bowyer looks pleased with his side's efforts too, encouraging them forward to take further control of the derby.

  228. 12:56: 
    GOAL- Blackburn 1-0 Burnley - Jordan Rhodes (24 mins)

    He's gone a long time without a goal, eight league games in fact, but this is a quality strike from Jordan Rhodes. His first touch is delightful and the swivel turn and shot into the corner is clinical. Ewood Park erupts.

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    Marco Tardelli

    Anonymous via text: One of my favourite goal celebrations is Marco Tardelli from the 82 World Cup Final. But the one I copied the most on the playground was Jan Aage Fjortoft's aeroplane.

    Chris from Hyde, via text: Cannot believe in over an hour no-ones mentioned the Sharpey shuffle...

    Nathan in Norbury, via text: Lamps against Liverpool in the CL in 08 after his mother passed away, I wrote a whole GCSE English piece on it weeks later.

    Don't forget to put your name on your text.

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    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "I think in normal circumstances, if this was a League One or Championship game, we'd be panning it. But because it's the FA Cup quarter-final, and because there's so much at stake, it's been intriguing.

    "There's no great quality but there's been effort and application. I do think the game will get more entertaining as the mistakes start to happen."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  231. 12:50: 
    Half-time stats- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    The stats show there is little to choose between these two sides, but Sheffield United were building up a head of steam just before the break...

    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton
  232. 12:49: 
    HALF-TIME- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    A rousing FA Cup tie is goalless as the players head for a 15-minute break.

  233. 12:48: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United's Bob Harris, who sounds like a throwback from the fifties, gets forward for Sheffield United and whistles a powerful shot over the bar. Half-time could disrupt the home side's growing momentum here.

  234. 12:46: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Burnley

    Burnley are dominating and Scott Arfield heads over the bar at the far post. The Clarets need to make this dominance count.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "I'm not big on stats, but I would guess that the number of times the ball's been given away in the first half here would be way up the list."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  236. 12:45: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Burnley

    Manchester United manager David Moyes is perched in the Ewood Park stands, presumably to check on the progress of Michael Keane who is on loan at Blackburn from Old Trafford.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "Jose Baxter's fighting a losing battle up front for Sheffield United - a) because he's being marked by two players, and b) because the service to him has been particularly poor."

    For full match commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  238. 12:43: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Better from the Blades as John Brayford, who is getting forward well from right-back, puts the ball into the six-yard box and Charlton keeper Ben Hamer is grateful to be able to get there first.

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    Roger Milla

    Kieran Colton: When Asprilla scored in the (then) UEFA Cup in 96, removed his shirt & put in on the corner flag and waved it in the air.

    Chris Parker: As a Sunderland fan Stokoe running onto the pitch, I do love the Roger Milla though.

    Mick Simmons: I fear that England, win the world cup from a Daniel Sturridge goal and the occasion will forever be associated with that dance.

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  240. 12:42: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    This one's a little more clear-cut. Conor Coady, on loan from Liverpool, fires into the roof of the net, but he mistimed his run from John Brayford's pass and is rightly ruled offside.

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "Of Sheffield United's last three crosses, two have gone straight to the goalkeeper, and the other has just drifted away. They're far too easy to deal with at the moment.

    "I think Charlton have got Sheffield United at arm's length. It's one of those games where the opportunities might come in the last 20-25 minutes as the players tire and the mistakes start to creep in."

    For full commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  242. 12:39: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Blackburn 0-0 Burnley

    A very, very close call goes against Burnley when Sam Vokes pokes home Scott Arfield's measured cross but the assistant referee flags for offside. I'm not so sure, you know...

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    Dave in Newcastle, via text: Newcastle's Ketsbia goal celebration against Bolton in 1998 when he kicked lumps out of the advertising hoardings with his shirt off gets it for me. Totally bonkers, but had us all in hysterics. Just what was going through his head?

    Toby in Kent, via text: What about Adebayor vs Arsenal for Man City, really imaginative and thought through...

    For those of you who can't remember the striker ran the whole length of the field before sliding to his knees in front of the visiting supporters at Eastlands.

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  244. 12:36: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United are doing their best to work up a head of steam and Bob Harris attempts a deep cross into the box but he can't find anybody in red and white. The players are now having a quick drink of water. Is it really that hot in Sheffield today?

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "One of the problems Sheffield United have at the moment is that Jose Baxter's playing up through the middle on his own, and when he comes back to try to get involved, they have no one trying to run in behind Charlton's defence. So Charlton are very, very comfortable at the moment."

    For full commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  246. 12:33: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Burnley

    Less than a minute into the game and referee Mike Dean, who used to work in a chicken factory, has to try and rid the playing area of a chicken. Which Burnley fan is now going to ask the steward if they can have their chicken back?

  247. 12:30: 
    KICK-OFF- Blackburn 0-0 Burnley

    The fans might be at each other's throats for the next 90 minutes, but the two managers, Sean Dyche and Gary Bowyer, share a warm handshake. We're under way in the East Lancs derby.

  248. 12:27: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    A huge roar goes around the ground the moment Sheffield United get within sight of the Charlton goal, and that excitement transmits to Jamie Murphy who shoots from an unlikely angle just outside the box and drags his scuffed effort wide. Take your time!

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    Jeffrey A. Bahlo: First match I remember: Di Matteo's early wonder goal against Boro in the FA Cup Final. Celebration: Mad joyful running :)

    Max Fisher: It has to be Suarez's 'salmon dive' against Everton.. Even David Moyes cracked a smile!

    Sibhi Raja: Has to be Temuri Ketsbaias rage-fuelled rampage! #bbcfootball #theadvertisingboardsarestillshaking

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  250. 12:25: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Manager watch latest: Chris Powell is decked out in his best suit while Nigel Clough, rather like his dad used to, is wearing tracksuit pants and a rugby-style top with club crest. If you were a football boss, would you be a shirt and tie or tracksuit manager?

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "The pattern to this game so far is that there's no pattern. Diego Poyet for Charlton and Conor Coady for Sheffield United are the only players on the pitch who look as if they have time on the ball."

    For full commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  252. 12:23: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Charlton's Marcus Tudgay, who is on loan from Nottingham Forest, tries his luck from the edge of the area but his low effort is easily saved. Moments later, the pacy Callum Harriott charges towards goal and unleashes a powerful shot which is also gathered by Mark Howard. The Addicks should be 'appy with their start so far.

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    Thierry Henry statue

    Andrew Wilson: Henry vs. Spurs 2002. It's a statue now, so that's got to be worth something.

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  254. 12:19: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Charlton are not lacking in vocal support either as they win a corner, which is whipped in by club stalwart Johnnie Jackson, but it seems to evade everyone and runs clear and away from danger.

    John Murray, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "There's magnificent noise here at Bramall Lane from the home supporters when Sheffield United get into their stride.

    "It's always been one of the great grounds for atmosphere."

    For full commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  256. 12:17: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Even Lawro's doing selfies now...

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    Mark Lawrenson and John Murray at Bramall Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington: Packed gantry at Bramall Lane. Here's your @bbc5live #FACup commentary team John Murray and Mark Lawrenson.

    You can listen to full 90 minutes commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.

  258. 12:16: 
    YELLOW CARD- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    An early blow for Sheffield United's Ryan Flynn as he goes into the referee's book for bringing down a marauding Callum Harriott in full flow. He took one for the team there.

  259. 12:12: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    A bullocking run from centre-half Harry Maguire helps raise the volume inside Bramall Lane an extra notch, especially when the big man lays off to Jamie Murphy on the left but the Scot's cross is just nipped off the toes of compatriot Stefan Scougall in the six-yard area. Bright from the Blades.

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    Daniel Sturridge celebrates his goal for England

    Adam Stewart: Daniel Sturridge's dance has to be one of the best ever. You could watch it over and over again and each time make you smile.

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    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "There's absolutely no time on the ball for anyone - except for Diego Poyet, who looks very composed in possession.

    "I think this game is a real 50-50 shout. Sheffield United have home advantage, and with the run they're on, their confidence will be sky-high."

    For full commentary, listen to BBC Radio 5 live

  262. 12:10: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Simon Church, who has scored the winning goal in each of the last two FA Cup ties the Addicks have won, is looking lively up top for the Addicks. However, no real chances for either side yet. Sheffield United do win a corner, but Neill Collins heads Jose Baxter's centre well over the bar.

  263. 12:08: 
    LINE-UPS- Blackburn v Burnley (1230 GMT)

    Blackburn: Robinson, Henley, Hanley, Keane, Spurr, Evans, Lowe, Dunn, Conway, Varney, Rhodes. Subs: Kane, Eastwood, Olsson, Williamson, Taylor, Gestede, Feeney.

    Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Jones, Marney, Kightly, Vokes, Ings. Subs: Wallace, Stanislas, Cisak, Edgar, Treacy, Long, Barnes.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  264. 12:08: 
    Blackburn v Burnley (1230 GMT)

    Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer names Manchester United loanee Michael Keane in his starting XI - one of six changes to the side that lost 4-0 against Bolton last weekend, with Matt Kilgallon sitting out.

    Burnley remain unchanged for their eighth straight league game, with Danny Ings and Sam Vokes continuing in attack, having scored 34 league goals between them during the current campaign.

  265. 12:04: 
    Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    Sheffield United, in traditional red and white stripes, are doing most of the early attacking as Charlton, in their black away strip, try and soak up the pressure and hit on the counter.

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    Aaron Bowater: Please Charlton. I've never asked much over the years. But today. Just today. Please win. COYA

    Paul Moore: It will be emotional seeing Rosler back at City today. Great man and would love him to be City manager one day.

    Adam Heap: Win today and Burnley go 8 points clear of 3rd place, not to mention end the 35 year hoodoo... biggest game of the year so far!

    Mark Lawrenson, BBC Radio 5 live at Bramall LaneSheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    "It would mean so much to either side to get through to the FA Cup semi-finals. Forget about the glory, what about the money?"

  268. 12:02: 
    KICK-OFF- Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton

    A resounding rendition of Sheffield United's favourite song, Greasy Chip Butty, sweeps around Bramall Lane as the Blades get the game under way.

  269. 12:00: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton

    BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan reports from Bramall Lane: "No need for a jacket in Sheffield today, it's positively balmy for South Yorkshire. Can the Blades extend their winning run to nine games? With relegation worries brushed aside and wins over higher league opposition in previous rounds, the mood here is buoyant."

  270. 11:59: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    It's a sell-out at Bramall Lane this afternoon and, as you would imagine, it makes for a superb atmosphere. We're almost ready to rumble.

  271. 11:56: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Charlton boss Chris Powell, speaking to BT Sport: "This is massive for both sets of supporters. We haven't been to the new Wembley. Everyone knows what happened the last time we were there, in the 1998 play-off final against Sunderland. It's over 60 years since we were last in the semi-finals."

  272. 11:55: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, speaking to BT Sport: "The boys have worked incredibly hard over the last six weeks. They've worked hard all season, but they've really knuckled down since we lost at Crewe at the start of last month. We've been hard to break down, and we'll have to be like that again."

  273. 11:55: 
    How's stat?- Blackburn v Burnley (1230 GMT)

    Burnley pair Danny Ings & Sam Vokes have scored 36 league goals between them this term; more than any other strike pairing in the division.

    Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes has gone eight league games without scoring; his longest run of games without a goal at this level.

  274. 11:54: 
    Blackburn v Burnley (1230 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Karen Fazackerley at Ewood Park: "If you want a sense of how important this fixture is to the two sets of fans in the two towns of Blackburn and Burnley the "Welcome to Hell, BFC" sign that greeted me across a bridge on the way to Ewood Park says everything.

    "Burnley fans had an early start, with the only way to get to the ground today in a police escort of buses, which set off from Turf Moor earlier this morning. A local paper last week asked Clarets fans what they would prefer; a win over Rovers or promotion to the Premier League, the majority said the win.

    "For Blackburn it's all about keeping their 35-year unbeaten record intact, but there is far more than pride at stake today."

  275. 11:52: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    I'm interested to hear what Charlton supporters think about their new owner Roland Duchatelet, who recently told the BBC the club will become a feeder for Standard Liege.

    "This club [Charlton] needs to make money," said Duchatelet. "It's not to be excluded that some players will be sold to Standard Liege and play Champions League."

    Standard Liege's sports manager Jean-Francois de Sart added: "The objective is to share the players. When a player not good enough for the first team needs some experience he can go to Charlton."

    That's not what any supporter of any club wants to hear, is it?

  276. 11:51: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)
    Chris Powell

    It's not just Nigel Clough with dreams of Wembley. Charlton manager Chris Powell enjoyed a pretty decent playing career, which saw him win five England caps and reach a play-off final with West Ham.

    However, the full-back missed out on playing at HQ because those matches came at the time the national stadium was being rebuilt. With the semi-finals being held at Wembley, Powell realises he is 90 minutes away from finally getting his moment of glory.

    "Sadly for me when I played for England and then in a play-off final for West Ham the games weren't at Wembley so I haven't been in that capacity," said Powell.

    "So I'd love it to be with Charlton, albeit in a semi-final which isn't great. I'm sure everyone would prefer it just to be the final but why not take the opportunity to take your team there?"

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    Jimmy Bullard doing his famous Phil Brown impression

    There's a lot of love for Jimmy Bullard on Twitter in response to our question about your favourite goal celebrations. You can get involved #bbcfootball.

    Dom Daniells: Bullard doing "the Phil Brown" was just phenomenal.

    Akude Emeka O: Samuel Eto'o's old man celebration against Spurs was really impressive but I'll never forget Bullard's dressing down in 2009.

  278. 11:48: 
    How's stat?- Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Sheffield United and Charlton Athletic have been drawn together three times before in the FA Cup, with the Blades winning all three times, once after a replay (P4 W3 D1 L0).

  279. 11:47: 
    Dreaming of Wembley- Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Sheffield United head into today's game having already knocked Aston Villa, Fulham and Nottingham Forest out of the competition and their Cup form has certainly transferred to the league. They have won their last eight matches in all competitions, which means they are no longer in any immediate danger of relegation from League One.

    And that means they can focus completely on 'Project Wembley'. Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield: "We've got a bit of breathing space in the league now, so this time getting to Wembley is the most important thing.

    "The experience of going to Wembley is worth fighting for."

  280. 11:43: 
    Blackburn v Burnley (1230 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Karen Fazackerley at Ewood Park: "So… 35 years… Art Garfunkel's Bright Eyes was UK number one, a Sony Walkman cost you £120, an average house cost you £14,000, you all rushed home to watch Emmerdale Farm, and it was the last time Burnley beat east Lancashire rivals Blackburn.

    "Sean Dyche's men have not beaten Rovers in 11 meetings since 1979, the last time a 2-1 win at Ewood Park. But Burnley go into the game second in the Championship, while Blackburn are 10th, six points behind Reading in sixth place. Will that 35-year hoodoo end today? Or will Rovers still hold the bragging rights over their arch rivals?"


    BBC radio 5 live's Juliette Ferrington: Bon Jovi blasting through the Bramall Lane PA system under blue South Yorkshire skies. Today's going to be a good day!#livingonaprayer

  282. 11:41: 

    Sheff Utd: Howard, Brayford, Maguire, Collins, Harris, Flynn, Coady, Doyle, Murphy, Scougall, Baxter. Subs: Hill, Porter, Miller, McGinn, Davies, Long, Freeman.

    Charlton: Hamer, Wilson, Wood, Morrison, Wiggins, Poyet, Cousins, Jackson, Harriott, Tudgay, Church. Subs: Hughes, Dervite, Green, Ghoochannejhad, Thuram-Ulien, Nego, Ajdarevic.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  283. 11:40: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Full-back John Brayford, centre-back Harry Maguire and striker Jamie Murphy have all passed fitness tests to regain their places in a Sheffield United side showing seven changes to the team that beat Peterborough 2-0 in League One on Wednesday. It is the same team that beat Nottingham Forest in the last round.

    Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Marcus Tudgay starts up front for Charlton, replacing Astrit Adjarevic in the only change from the side beaten 3-0 at Leicester in the Championship last Saturday. Chris Powell's line-up also includes midfielder Diego Poyet, son of Sunderland boss Gus. Could there yet be an all-Poyet FA Cup final this season?

  284. 11:40: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    Without any further ado, let's get team news from Bramall Lane...

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    However, let's not totally forget about the Premier League because, in the spirit of old man Sammy, we want to hear your favourite goal celebrations. Following Samuel Eto'o's frail effort at the corner flag on Saturday, we compiled a list of the greatest ever celebrations. Roger Milla, Mario Ballotelli and Bebeto are all in there, but feel free to add to our chosen 10. Send a tweet to #bbcfootball or send a text to 81111.

  286. 11:37: 
    What's happening?

    While Jose Mourinho tells anyone who will listen that he'd rather have three games in hand than nine points on the board, the Premier League takes a back seat today.

    It's all about the FA Cup and a derby ding-dong in East Lancashire this afternoon:

    FA Cup

    Sheffield United v Charlton (12:00 GMT)

    Hull v Sunderland (14:00 GMT)

    Man City v Wigan (16:05 GMT)


    Blackburn v Burnley (12:30 GMT)

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball
    Bramall Lane

    BBC Radio 5 live: The scene is set - full match commentary of Sheff Utd v Charlton FA Cup QF from 12 noon. Listen http://bbc.co.uk/5live

  288. 11:32: 
    Sheffield United v Charlton (1200 GMT)

    It will be just two victories to achieve the improbable if Nigel Clough's Sheffield United, from League One, can overcome their Championship visitors Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

    I'm not going to say the 'm' word, but the FA Cup really can be...special...sometimes.

  289. 11:30: 
    A family dream

    Bill Shankly, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and possibly even Jose Mourinho will forever go down in English football folklore as the greatest managers of their generation.

    But there's one thing that separates all four of those managerial heavyweights: The FA Cup.

    While Shankly, Ferguson and Mourinho have won the famous competition eight times between them, it always proved elusive for Clough.

    Fast forward to the present day and there's another manager named Clough - Brian's son, Nigel - with a glint in his eye and a dream in his head.

    Three victories are all it will take for Nigel to do what his legendary father couldn't.

    Nigel Clough and Brian Clough

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League Table

Championship summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Derby 34 31 65
No movement 2 Middlesbrough 34 26 63
Moving up 3 Norwich 34 29 62
Moving down 4 Watford 34 27 62
Moving down 5 Bournemouth 34 30 60
Moving down 6 Ipswich 34 18 60
No movement 7 Brentford 34 9 58
No movement 8 Wolves 34 7 57
No movement 9 Nottm Forest 34 8 50
No movement 10 Sheff Wed 34 -2 46
No movement 11 Blackburn 34 -1 45
No movement 12 Charlton 34 -6 42
No movement 13 Birmingham 34 -11 42
No movement 14 Huddersfield 34 -12 42
No movement 15 Cardiff 34 -6 41
No movement 16 Leeds 34 -9 41
No movement 17 Bolton 34 -11 40
No movement 18 Reading 34 -16 40
No movement 19 Fulham 34 -12 39
No movement 20 Brighton 34 -5 37
No movement 21 Rotherham 34 -16 37
No movement 22 Millwall 34 -23 31
No movement 23 Wigan 34 -16 28
No movement 24 Blackpool 34 -39 22

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