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Summary

  1. Full-time: Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough
  2. Holders through to quarter-finals
  3. Giroud scores with two fine finishes
  4. Commentary on Radio 5 live and this page
  5. Get involved #bbcfacup & MOTD Facebook

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on 606: "They are top of the league in the Championship so it was important to start at a good pace and we did that well.

    "We were in control of the game, not because Boro were weak but because we were strong.

    "We are holders of the trophy and we want to do everything to keep it.

    "Giroud wanted a hat-trick, yes, but I had an opportunity to give young players an opportunity - like Chuba Akpom.

    "I like Gabriel's performance, it was focused and determined. He played a little bit with the hand-brake on offensively."

  2. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka on 606: "The first-half was disappointing as we made mistakes. We can't come to play against Arsenal and make mistakes like we did from the corner. We are disappointed in the first half but in the second half we were better.

    "We didn't play in the way we wanted to play. You could see two or three minutes into the game we were not playing with our usual intensity.

    "Maybe it is a wake up call. We were really hoping we could beat Arsenal in the way we beat Manchester City.

    "Now we have to work hard to play here next season."

  3. No I in team goal

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal goal

    This lovely little graphic from Opta shows that all 11 of the Arsenal team were involved in Olivier Giroud's opening goal.

  4. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Wenger

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Sport: "We started well with a good pace and we controlled the game well with our movement and technical quality. We had good team focus overall, we maybe lost our cohesion a little bit at 2-0 but I am happy. Overall we were serious and focused over the whole game.

    "We had a good day but Middlesbrough are a good side, it was important for us not to let them come back to 2-1 because they are good technically and are organised, they are a good team.

    "Olivier Giroud was very sharp. He has improved a lot compared to the player he was when we he arrived here. He is mobile, technically good, and he works with great focus in training. He has become a top player.

    "Gabriel Paulista made a great recovery tackle in the box. He wants to defend, he has good urgency levels and a good physique and technical qualities. He is short language-wise but the intelligent players compensate with vision. He looks at what his partners are doing, and he did that well."

  5. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Embarrassing stuff. A report's phone goes off in Arsene Wenger's news conference, right under Wenger's nose, and the ringtone is a shocker.

    Unlike Roy Keane or Sean Dyche, Wenger just laughs it off.

  6. Player reaction

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Bradford goalscorer Jon Stead on 606: "In some respects it was bigger [than beating Chelsea]. There was a little bit of expectation for us to win today.

    "The second goal was key. If anything it made it quite a comfortable win for us and it's strange to say that.

    "Now we will look forward to the draw to see who we will knockout in the next round."

  7. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsene Wenger smiles when he is told that only one man has won six FA Cup trophies as a manager. Wenger currently has five...

  8. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    More from Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is difficult to play against Arsenal and if you concede goals at set pieces and if you make mistakes it is more difficult.

    "The way I like to play is to fight but in the first half we did not play in the way I like, we did not fight in the same way we did against Manchester City and Liverpool. Now we have to think about Birmingham. The league is our objective now."

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    Jamie Kevin Devine: Oh how other so called 'top teams' wish they could win an FA Cup tie as comfortably as Arsenal. Clear favourites now, surely.

    Francinee: Looking at the teams left, I wouldn't mind two all Premier League ties in the next round. It would be nice to see a lower league side get to Wembley.

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  10. Manager reaction

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka, speaking to BT Sport: "Against Manchester City we won all the 50-50 balls, we were more concentrated and organised. Today the first half especially was bad. We had to play more aggressively, especially in the first half but we keep going now.

    "What did I say at half-time? I'm a friend of you but I cannot say (laughs). I had a lot of things to say. To play with more organisation, more concentration. If we play the way we did against a team like Arsenal, we could have conceded five, six, or seven goals. We knew we had to improve our intensity but the second half was better."

  11. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Bradford

    League One Bradford City created another FA Cup shock by beating Sunderland 2-0 at Valley Parade in the fifth round.

    A John O'Shea own-goal and a fifth goal in this season's competition for Jon Stead gave the Bantams victory.

    Watch the full highlights here.

  12. HIGHLIGHTS

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Villa v Leicester

    It was an enjoyable watching brief for new Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood at Villa Park as his side beat Leicester to make it through into the last eight.

    Leandro Bacuna and Scott Sinclair fired Villa into a 2-0 lead, before a late Andrej Kramaric header gave Leicester hope.

    Watch the full highlights here.

  13. Post update

    Preston v Manchester United is live on BBC One tomorrow evening. Join Gary Lineker and team from Deepdale at 19:30 GMT.

  14. The last eight

    With one game to go then, and no replays on the congested calendar, here's how the FA Cup draw will be looking tomorrow night:

    1 LIVERPOOL

    2 ARSENAL

    3 ASTON VILLA

    4 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

    5 BRADFORD CITY

    6 BLACKBURN ROVERS

    7 READING

    8 PRESTON NORTH END OR MANCHESTER UNITED

  15. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was never in doubt after the first goal, Arsenal were playing within themselves. Cazorla in attack, Flamini holding things together. We will hold our judgement on Gabriel for a little while longer.

    "Boro now have other things to focus on in getting promoted, and if they do they will have to do a little bit better.

    "I think Boro will be a wee bit disappointed with themselves. I really do believe that they are a very good side, but they haven't really had a go at it (until too late). When they have let themselves go, particularly in the wide areas, they have looked good."

  16. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal, the FA Cup holders, are through to the quarter finals. Two goals in as many minutes from Olivier Giroud the difference in the end. In truth, Arsenal were a class above on the day and could and should have won by more.

  17. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    So close! Boro almost back in with a sniff as Kike heads against the post from close range! It was a great chance. There's no way the game should even be in sight for the visitors but that was a great chance.

  18. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsene Wenger doesn't look too happy on the bench but he is moments away from a place in the last eight.

  19. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stewart Milligan: Ozil looks a completely different player since returning from injury. Strong in the tackle and even better going forward.

    Matty Hernandez: Hats off to Boro, still making it difficult. Proving that they are worthy top three opposition from the Championship.

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  20. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    That is another top, top, top save from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias. He's not even Boro's first choice but he was outstanding at Manchester City and he's been excellent again. This time Theo Walcott bursts clear to face him one-on-one, Walcott doesn't connect with his strike as he would have liked but it's an excellent save still from the stretching keeper.

  21. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Into the final few minutes. It has been a very routine win for Arsenal as Mesut Ozil has a low shot well saved.

  22. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Olivier Giroud looked disappointed as he desperately wanted to get that hat-trick. Maybe there was another opportunity or two to come with six or seven minutes to go. But it's a much better opportunity to give Chuba Akpom some game time at this level."

  23. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Olivier Giroud is substituted

    Olivier Giroud comes off, here is Chuba Akpom for a run-out. Still looking for his first Gunners goal.

  24. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Arsenal have looked like they have another couple of gears if they need it. If Boro do get a goal back you get a sense that Arsenal will say 'we have had enough of that'."

  25. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Mesut Ozil in space again - Boro can't keep tight to him today - and he cuts one back for Theo Walcott to strike. Good technique to keep the left-footed half-volley down but Kenneth Omeruo makes a bold block.

  26. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "You have to remember that Gabriel is not 100% match fit at this level and it will take time. But he has been quite up and down so far. If there have been any problems in the Arsenal defence he has been at the heart of it."

  27. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal should have won this by more - they've had 20 efforts on goal today. But Arsene Wenger should be very pleased with the display against a good Middlesbrough side who have every chance of reaching the Premier League next season.

  28. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Gabriel makes a towering clearance

    There are still 20 minutes to go. This feels like a very long second half. Middlesbrough win a corner but Gabriel makes a towering clearance. The break is on, could be three if they use it right, Olivier Giroud hasn't really got the legs and it ends with Santi Cazorla drilling over from 20 yards.

  29. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    Danny Welbeck shoots

    "If you are going to be brutally honest, Welbeck has not had a great game this afternoon. He likes to be the main man through the middle, but sometimes when Olivier Giroud plays he doesn't have that impact."

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Davis Taetiiid: Of course Hodgson will start Welbeck, he's recently done the business for England and is coming back from injury.

    Mark Taylor: A cynical challenge yes (by Gabriel), but good defending all the same. Don't we call it taking one for the team? Worth a yellow I think.

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  31. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Double change for Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez is off, Tomas Rosicky is on. Theo Walcott then replaces Danny Welbeck.

    Arsenal cruising into the last eight.

  32. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    More great stuff from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the weight of Ozil's return pass is just brilliant and Sanchez is in - but he is stopped by a cracking slide from Ryan Fredericks.

  33. Messi Messi Messi!

    Spanish La Liga

    Lionel Messi

    Talking of world class, Lionel Messi has grabbed a hat-trick on his 300th La Liga appearance.

    He loves a goal. Loves it.

    Read the latest on Barcelona v Levante here.

  34. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "He has no right to save that whatsoever. It's behind him and just about in the goal. A world class save from Tomas Mejias. I can't believe he has actually got that and he has just tipped it millimetres past the post."

  35. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    What a save! Arsenal so close to number three but Tomas Mejias pulls off a stunning one-handed stop. Alexis Sanchez helps on Santi Cazorla's inswinging free-kick and Mejias somehow claws it out. The reflexes of a scalded cat.

  36. Text us on 81111

    Patrick Ames: Just remember Boro have done extremely well to get to this game and the difference is that the teams' spending on players is very evident. Boro are building, don't knock them for that or for doing it the right way.

    Luke, Middlesbrough fan: The boys have stage fright. Plus technicians like Cazorla are running rings around our midfield pair. Just have to accept they're better players, but we don't like losing so I fancy us to come out stronger in the second half.

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  37. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Sorry about that, been discussing Woody Harrelson's filmography.

    This game has half an hour left, it's an absolute stroll for the Gunners. It may even be a chance for Chuba Akpom to get a run out.

  38. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Woody Harrelson in the crowd! What's he doing there? What a legend.

    To be honest he looks utterly, utterly bored. The game has gone a bit flat Woody, I'll give you that.

  39. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Totally and utterly cynical. Gabriel has had very little to do but he got himself absolutely square to Adam Reach then. It was a yellow card."

  40. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal's new signing has a cynical touch about him! Gabriel chops across the run of Adam Reach for a stonewall yellow card.

  41. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Patrick Bamford has had no impact playing much wider than he would have liked. I don't think Lee Tomlin looked very pleased either when he went off."

  42. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Mesut Ozil in action

    Lovely touch from Mesut Ozil to dance inside the defender, he connects well enough with the strike too but it's right at Tomas Mejias.

    Middlesbrough make a double sub, Patrick Bamford and Lee Tomlin off, Jelle Vossen and Adam Reach on.

  43. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Lee Tomlin has tried to find space behind the striker but has found no space at all. Mathieu Flamini has been all over him. There are a few players in the Boro side that can play that number 10 role, like Patrick Bamford, but at the moment it's Tomlin.

    "He should go and have a look at the guys on the other side - Cazorla, Sanchez and Ozil. Wonderful players, but if you are going to play in that role you have to put the effort in as well."

  44. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    More great play - but once more the finishing touch is awry. It's Danny Welbeck again, beating the last man to run on to a lovely lay-off but as the keeper came out he poked it wide.

    I don't want to start a campaign against the man but that's another poor finish...

  45. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Good persistence from Calum Chambers down the Arsenal right but his final ball is not up to scratch. If Arsenal get an early third then this could be an avalanche. Middlesbrough look tired, they are absorbing wave upon wave of attacks with no counter attack to speak of. Lee Tomlin and Albert Adomah - both excellent in the win at Man City have been snuffed out of the game.

  46. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Welbeck

    Danny Welbeck! No, no no. Another lovely move comes unstuck at the feet of the England man. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil combine with some intricate stuff but Welbeck gets the ball under his feet.

    Roy Hodgson is still going to pick him as his number nine isn't he?

  47. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    What a comment from our man Franklin there. Genius.

    Arsenal are under way as they attempt to chisel away at Boro in the second half.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Chisel

    Franklin Alukongo: Arsenal are playing Boro composed, like a carpenter working on timber with chisels.

    Alistair Wiseman: Giroud = 10 goals in 15 games this season. Arsenal are maybe one man short defensively from being very, very good. Gabriel maybe?

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  49. Post update

    That could be as open a cup draw as I can recall. It's anyone's to win. But Arsenal are looking very good.

  50. The last eight

    As it stands, here's how the FA Cup draw will be looking tomorrow night:

    1 LIVERPOOL

    2 ARSENAL OR MIDDLESBROUGH

    3 ASTON VILLA

    4 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

    5 BRADFORD CITY

    6 BLACKBURN ROVERS

    7 READING

    8 PRESTON NORTH END OR MANCHESTER UNITED

  51. YOU KNOW THIS MUCH IS GIROUD

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    You can see Olivier Giroud's goals at the top of your screen. Just click on the 'highlights' tab.

    The first one is as neat a move as you will see.

  52. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    at The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Completely controlled by Arsenal. You could see the game plan from Boro but it hasn't worked. They changed things but that has not worked yet either.

    "Arsenal are dominant. At the moment, the last word you would use to describe Arsenal's performance is jittery.

    "They need one more goal, but after that they can do as many flicks, nutmegs and tricks as they like."

  53. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Emirates Stadium

    "Arsenal are 45 minutes away from the last eight of the FA Cup. Santi Cazorla's been pulling the strings, Alexis Sanchez has been at the heart of things, and Olivier Giroud on the end of it twice. Arsenal have been good."

  54. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

  55. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    If there's a weak link in the Arsenal attack at the moment, it's Danny Welbeck. Again he shanks a shot well wide after neat build-up play. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla have been first-class.

  56. Manager reaction

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Phil Parkinson applauds Bradford supporters

    Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, speaking to BBC Sport: "I am obviously delighted with the way we played. We did the right things in the right areas of the pitch. Defensively we were outstanding today. I was pleased when Jon Stead put that second goal in, it gave us a bit of breathing space and we saw the game out professionally.

    "There is always a danger because the expectancy might have been we would win this one after beating Chelsea but we have kept that underdog spirit. It was a good, old fashioned cup tie, a really good advert for the FA Cup.

    "The pitch was not as bad as it was two or three weeks ago, we played some good stuff at times, so did Sunderland.

    "After today we would like another game at home. It is incredible for all the players to experience that sell-out atmosphere. We had all three sides singing and behind the team and it raises the lads to the next level."

  57. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    At The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Boro's passing was really impressive at the start of the game but in the last three or four minutes it has not been great. Maybe the two centre-backs are a bit more jittery having been put under a bit of pressure."

  58. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal have been very impressive so far this afternoon. Purring along.

  59. Manager reaction

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a proper old style cup tie. Two teams committed. It would be a mistake, or a deflected shot that would be the difference from the two teams, or a decision from the referee.

    "Somebody thinks for a minute that the players did not try their best, but they adapted to the pitch and went for it. They needed that bit of luck. The referee had a clear view of the penalty [on Steven Fletcher] and didn't give it. Unfortunately, Kevin Friend again did not give us what we deserved and it became a tough task from then.

    "Credit to Bradford, they know how to play these games. It is not humiliating, it is what the cup brings into the equation. If the top teams always beat the smaller teams, then the cup would not exist.

    "I have no problems [with the angry chants from Sunderland fans], I get on with my life. It is normal, I am responsible. I have no issue with the fans. I never hide and at the end of the day I am the one who will pay the price because the one who can get sacked is me."

  60. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Patrick Bamford is one of Chelsea's legion of loanees away from Stamford Bridge. Where will he be playing next season? He's proven himself in the Championship - is he due a run in the top flight?

  61. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    At The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Definitely Boro have changed. Patrick Bamford was almost playing as a right midfielder before but he has moved right up alongside Kike. He is a central attacking player so he will be happy there."

  62. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Welbeck tackles himself! A fine skill, and he wins a free-kick for it too.

    Interestingly Arsenal met Middlesbrough in the FA Cup 115 years ago today. Arsenal won 2-0 then.

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Saagar Kalelkar: It's like an overwhelming boxing match. Just got a punch in the face, before you realise what happened you get a knockout blow.

    Mathew Penistone: Just as I was texting a friend to say how much Giroud was annoying me being lazy! BOOM.

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  64. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Is it three? Nearly! Alexis Sanchez is so fast, he gets to the ball forwards before Boro keeper Tomas Mejias, a touch sends it over the keeper but Adam Clayton does well to sweep up and hook it clear.

  65. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal are FA Cup holders of course, and they may fancy their chances of retaining the trophy. Most of the big boys have fallen by the wayside so far.

  66. Player reaction

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Bradford goalscorer Jon Stead talking to BBC Radio 5 live on the Valley Parade pitch:

    "It was a terrific start for us to get the goal and we carried on from there. We did the right things in the right areas. Every one of us has put a shift in and we had to to get the result today.

    "I'm looking at that wall of the support we have and it's just amazing."

  67. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    At The Emirates for BBC Radio 5 live

    Olivier Giroud celebrates

    "Until one minute ago you thought "Boro are starting to look comfortable" but that man Olivier Giroud, how many times has he scored at that near post?"

  68. Post update

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

    In the words of Ron Burgundy, that escalated quickly! Middlesbrough had looked comfortable but that's what the best sides can do to you. From comfort to contorted in the space of a few minutes.

  69. GOAL

    Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough - Olivier Giroud (29 mins)

    Olivier Giroud celebrates

    He's at it again! Olivier Giroud with another cracking first-time finish, meeting an Alexis Sanchez corner at the near post to crash in a left-footed volley. In the blink of an eye Arsenal turn it on and have Middlesbrough on the rack.

  70. GOAL

    Arsenal 1-0 Middlesbrough - Olivier Giroud (27 mins)

    Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal

    An absolutely brilliant goal! What a move, Barcelona or Bayern Munch would be delighted with this one. Alexis Sanchez starts it with a cross-field run, Danny Welbeck then tees it off for Santi Cazorla. He fools everyone with a raking cross-field ball back out wide to the left, on the blindside, and Kieran Gibbs is able to pick out Olivier Giroud with a sweeping cross and the Frenchman converts from close range.

    Lovely stuff all round.

  71. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland's players couldn't compete with the tempo that Bradford started with. But they also had the quality to go with the tempo.

    "To a man Bradford were so much better. You could have had 11 men of the match today and they scored two great goals.

    "You have to give credit for the way Bradford have played but Sunderland have been miserable today.

    "Gus Poyet's side have shown very little. Apart from the Steven Fletcher chance when he was offside, and maybe when they could have had a penalty, they have been poor."

  72. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Welbeck in action

    So far, so good for Middlesbrough as they have yet to be seriously stretched by the Arsenal. Danny Welbeck looks to work a neat one-two with Olivier Giroud but the Frenchman's ball through is overcooked.

  73. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet shakes the hands of his players as they leave the field but he has looked very, very unhappy for the last 75 minutes or so. Expect fireworks in his post-match interviews.

  74. FULL-TIME

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Bradford are into the FA Cup quarter-finals! A superb win for the Bantams.

  75. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    I don't think this can quite top beating Chelsea at Chelsea, but Bradford have been brilliant again today. Thoroughly, thoroughly deserved win for the League One side.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Daniel Branch: Suddenly it now doesn't look too bad when Bradford scraped past the mighty Halifax Town back in round one!

    Cormac Murray: Jon Stead finally got his 100th club goal. A Blackburn saviour in 2004, glad to see him in form at Bradford after a turbulent career.

    Richard Jackson: Its been coming for a while now. Poyet has no clue at all!

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  77. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    'Ole!' football from Bradford now as they run down the clock. Jon Stead gets a standing ovation as he comes off. Can he continue his scoring run in the quarters?

  78. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "I mentioned James Hanson playing as an inside-left earlier, but he is now playing as a left winger. So more of a 4-5-1 now. But that is understandable for Bradford, making it more difficult for Sunderland to break them down."

  79. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez work together a neat one-two inside the area, Sanchez goes to pull the trigger but he's stopped in his tracks by a cracking tackle from Ken Omeruo.

    Moments later Tomas Mejias saves from Olivier Giroud and Sanchez shoots into the side-netting. Arsenal knocking on the door...

  80. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Gabriel Paulista in action for Arsenal

    No news to report from Arsenal. New signing Gabriel Paulista has had a tidy, if quiet, opening spell.

  81. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "At the moment the momentum is with Bradford. But I'm looking at Sunderland to do more. Do what Bradford are doing, go a little more direct. But they are just not doing it."

  82. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Bradford's brilliant season could get better yet. Ninth in League One, they are at Leyton Orient on Wednesday and a play-off push remains on the cards.

  83. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    All Arsenal so far. Middlesbrough locked into a defensive shape though, break us down if you can.

  84. SUBSTITUTION

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "An excellent reception for Billy Knott. Both sets of supporters recognise his contribution. He has been all action - got his shots away but been aware enough to get himself filtered back into position defensively."

    Knott has come off to be replaced by Andy Halliday.

  85. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Connor Wickham connects with a beauty of a volley but it hits his strike partner Steve Fletcher on the back of the head. That sums it all up for Sunderland.

  86. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Arsenal free-kick, 30 yards out. An intricate build up as two men run over the ball before Santi Cazorla curls one, right into the corner but a great save from Tomas Mejias to push it away!

    Mejias had a blinder at Manchester City in the last round.

  87. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    A typically composed start from the Gunners, lovely one-touch passing frees Mesut Ozil but the move comes to nothing in the end. I've been impressed by Ozil since his return from injury.

  88. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Chants of "you're getting sacked in the morning!" aimed at Sunderland boss Gus Poyet. Are things that bad?

  89. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Billy Knott has been wonderful. The high energy that he has been playing with. He had that strike earlier but then had the nous to get himself back into position. He has been the driving force today really."

  90. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Under way at the Emirates.

  91. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Still 20 minutes away from full-time at Valley Parade. Time is on Sunderland's side, but they haven't shown enough to suggest they can mount a fightback.

  92. CLOSE!

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Almost three! Again Jon Stead holds it up like Diego Costa, brilliant from the striker, and Billy Knott fairly smacks in a shot from the edge of the box. Well held this time by Vito Mannone.

  93. Post update

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    Some fluorescent adolescents in the tunnel at the Emirates - that is a day-glo away kit from Middlesbrough. Boro unbeaten in their last 10, can they really pull off a shock at the Arsenal?

  94. Post update

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Almost kick-off time at Arsenal. Will Wojciech Szczesny be on the end of another upset?

  95. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet was angry in the first half. He's nuclear right now. His backroom staff and substitutes are edging away from him...

  96. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    That was a horrorshow from Adam Johnson. You can play too much football, especially on a pudding of a pitch in Bradford. Get rid!

  97. Post update

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don't know what Adam Johnson was doing. He has tracked the run initially but then tried to play it back infield. He should have just cleared it, put it out for a throw in or something. Clear the danger and regroup. And in the end he played John Stead onside because he was so deep."

  98. GOAL

    Bradford 2-0 Sunderland - Jon Stead (61 mins)

    Jon Stead celebrates

    The upset is well and truly on! Jon Stead has now scored in every round of the FA Cup but it's another horrible piece of play from Sunderland. Adam Johnson wants to take on the world from the right-back position.

    He gets in a tangle, panics and slices a clearance to the edge of the box. James Hanson heads it down to Stead and he does the rest, lovely composure to slip the last challenge and the fire under the dive of Vito Mannone.

    Bradford 90 minutes from Wembley? Why Not? Why Not indeed...?

  99. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "The amount of times the Sunderland defence have been running back towards their own goal in this game has been incredible. So the defenders have found it difficult to deal with the ball when it has been delivered."

  100. CLOSE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Patrick van Aanhot with the ball of the match. It's little more than a clearance helped over the top but it finds the Bradford defence on the turn and flat footed. Adam Johnson gets there first and tries a first-time lob. It's the right idea and looks like beating Ben Williams - but a Bradford defender gets a slight touch on it to turn it away.

  101. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Bradford win a corner after a few minutes of heavy Sunderland pressure. Vito Mannone flaps horribly at it but he gets away with it - very edgy goalkeeping from the Sunderland man.

  102. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland have started the second half as much the brighter side. Bradford are retreating a little too deep and they are allowing Sunderland to control possession in the centre."

  103. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Bradford City supporters

    There are just over 24,000 at Valley Parade. Excellent support from the League One side. The majority of those inside are now just 35 minutes away from celebrating a huge win.

  104. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    It has been a slow start. Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams is understandably taking his time with every restart. Kill that clock.

  105. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "The tempo of the game has died a little bit, certainly from the way that Bradford started. It's visible that in the second-half Bradford are a lot more composed in possession."

  106. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Adam Johnson remains a livewire but he also remains wasteful. Again he beats his man to find a yard of space but he shoots from a tight angle and fires it into the stands.

    Sunderland on the front foot but they need to be.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Will Boyd: Our first-half performance was almost as good as the quality of the pitch. Thoroughly depressing.

    Rich Barker: Semi-finalists of WBA, Villa, Blackburn, and Sunderland would pretty much be FA Cup circa 1890!

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  108. Post update

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    The players are out warming up at the Emirates. Middlesbrough have gone with a very attacking line-up again this afternoon. The contrast in pitches between the two games is massive. The Emirates is immaculate. Valley Parade is a mess.

    Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
  109. KICK-OFF

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Bradford City players make their way out for the second half

    We are back in business at Valley Parade.

  110. SUBSTITUTION

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Connor Wickham dragged Sunderland out of some scrapes last season and he is required again here. He's coming on at the break, replacing Danny Graham.

  111. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    A lesson in absolute futility: A lone man with a three-pronged fork tends to the battle-scarred Valley Parade pitch.

    Pitch
  112. THE LAST EIGHT

    As it stands, here's how the FA Cup draw will be looking tomorrow night:

    1 LIVERPOOL

    2 ARSENAL OR MIDDLESBROUGH

    3 ASTON VILLA

    4 WEST BROMWICH ALBION

    5 BRADFORD CITY OR SUNDERLAND

    6 BLACKBURN ROVERS

    7 READING

    8 PRESTON NORTH END OR MANCHESTER UNITED

  113. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's been such an absorbing half. Bradford have been outstanding and could have had another goal to show for it.

    "They have played with tempo and they have exerted pressure on Sunderland. They have been unable to compete.

    "But Sunderland have had that chance with Steven Fletcher so it has been compelling to watch."

  114. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener at Valley Parade: "Bradford leave to a standing ovation. Sunderland have had their chances but their long-ball tactics are not troubling the Bantams' back line too much."

  115. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland had 48% of possession in that first half, they had three shots on target and one very angry manager.

    For all of Bradford's gusto, they actually only had one effort on target.

  116. Barca and Atletico in action

    European football preview

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar
    Image caption: Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar prepare for Sunday's clash

    Away from the FA Cup, Sunday could deliver some scintillating Spanish football with two La Liga giants hoping to stay the pace with leaders Real Madrid.

    There are two live text commentaries starting with second-placed Barcelona v Levante, which kicks off at 16:00 GMT and then Celta Vigo v third-place Atletico Madrid.

    It will be a star-studded affair - the players on show, rather than the text commentators - so go to the BBC European Football page at 15:30 GMT when the coverage starts.

  117. HALF-TIME

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    League One One, Premier League Nil.

  118. CLOSE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Adam Johnson shoots

    Adam Johnson fires over from a 25-yard free-kick, again that was rather wasteful. Gus Poyet continues to steam away on the sidelines.

  119. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland are losing the battle in midfield at the moment. That is where they are coming unstuck. Bradford City have got more bodies in there and that is where they are getting their joy."

  120. Team News

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka recalls Tomas Mejias, the goalkeeper who performed so well against Manchester City in the previous round. Ben Gibson, Ryan Fredericks, George Friend and Kenneth Omuero come in to form a new back four, while Lee Tomlin is back in midfield and Patrick Bamford returns up front.

    Middlesbrough XI: Mejias, Fredericks, Omeruo, Gibson, Friend, Leadbitter, Clayton, Adomah, Tomlin, Kike, Bamford.

  121. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Not from there! Adam Johnson wastes a promising Sunderland move by shooting from 35 yards. Never going in in a month of Sundays.

  122. GREAT SAVE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Much better from Sunderland, and they work a neat triangle down the left which ends up at the feet of left-back Patrick van Aanholt. He hits it hard and low, it's deflected off Rory McArdle and keeper Ben Williams makes a really good save.

  123. Team news

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hands a debut to Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista, while Wojciech Szczesny returns in goal. Calum Chambers replaces Hector Bellerin at right-back and Mathieu Flamini comes in to defensive midfield at the expense of Francis Coquelin.

    Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Chambers, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Welbeck, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Bull: This is proper FA Cup stuff! Just take the gloves off the keepers and make it black and white!

    Andrew Priestley: Bradford are at it again. Giant-killers.

    Rob Gallagher: Can see Bradford getting another win today, gonna be tough game for Sunderland, especially with the pitch.

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  125. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet

    Fuming. Gus Poyet is livid on the sidelines. His face is an image of fury. If like me you worked all Valentine's Day and didn't arrange anything special for your partner, you'll recognise it.

  126. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    It's a much more even game now, Sunderland attacking regularly. But they haven't hurt Bradford yet. The hosts will be delighted with this fist-half showing so far.

  127. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "It is difficult for Sunderland to get good balls into the penalty area. Bradford are first to every second ball and every knock down. It's because of the way they have set up, as I mentioned before."

  128. Post update

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough (16:00 GMT)

    A reminder of the day's third and final FA Cup game at the Emirates - team news will be with us shortly.

  129. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Bradford impressed many with the quality of the goals they scored at Chelsea, and put together another brilliant passage of play which ends with Billy Knott seeing a shot blocked. It all started when Billy Clarke picked out a raking crossfield ball. Clarke is playing in the hole and causing Sunderland no end of issues.

  130. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "That passage of play shows us that Bradford do have technical players. But most of the play takes place in Sunderland's third as that is where they are when they get the ball."

  131. GREAT SAVE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Billy Clarke on the ball

    It's an excellent game now, both sides throwing caution to the wind. Why not? As Bradford may say.

    The hosts go close to doubling their lead, Billy Clarke again shooting on sight, a dipping left-foot strike from 15 yards which forces Vito Mannone into action. Clarke skipped past John O'Shea so easily in the build-up.

  132. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland are now trying to do what Bradford are doing and going a little more direct."

  133. WATCH THE GOAL

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    The opening goal from Valley Parade is now available for you to watch - just click on 'highlights' at the top of the page.

  134. CLOSE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Much better from Sunderland, they've woken up now. Adam Johnson does well to juggle the ball on the edge of the box and tee up Seb Larsson - he can hit them and he does, but the Bradford defence get a big block on the ball and divert it over the top.

  135. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Steven Fletcher was way too hesitant. Perhaps the sign of a man who hasn't scored since November.

    Better from the visitors in blue though.

  136. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Steven Fletcher just took too long. I think he thought he was offside, he decided to take an extra touch and he allowed Rory McArdle to get back in on him.

    "It was big call, a massive call, for a penalty but as you say the ball diverted away with a touch from the defender."

  137. PENALTY APPEAL

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland suddenly come alive - and they should score!

    Seb Larsson shoots from 25 yards, he scuffs it but right into the path of Steven Fletcher. He kills it 10 yards out, takes his time - too long really - and as he tries to shoot he goes down under a challenge from Rory McArdle.

    Sunderland are convinced it's a penalty! And it probably was. But really, Fletcher should have scored. He waited far too long. Shoot!

    To add to the equation, Fletcher was offside when the ball came to him...

  138. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sometimes with the pitch - and I know it has been well documented - you do need to play a style that suits you. But Bradford also have players that when the ball gets up to the final third can play really good football."

  139. CLOSE!

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    I wouldn't like to say that a team of highly-paid professionals "don't' fancy" a game, but Sunderland are giving off that impression.

    Bradford are making them look silly at times, winning every header, competing for every second ball and utterly in control. And they nearly have a second, James Meredith crossing from the left, Jon Stead teasing a header across goal but James Hanson can't quite steer it in...

  140. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, speaking to BBC Sport: "We have to take our chances, we had chances in the first half. The first 15 minutes I don't think we were very fluent with the ball but after that we did pretty well. In the second half, we just could not keep hold of the ball, it kept coming back at us.

    "The reason we are having a frustrating season is because we don't reproduce performances. All but one player was in the side who started against Arsenal, which was a good performance, and for today we did not do well enough for long periods.

    "We have to make sure our performances are more consistent. That is what is more annoying, players when they are in the side have to make sure they produce performances that make it difficult to make changes."

  141. Manager reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa caretaker manager Scott Marshall, speaking to BBC Sport: "The game was great today, the boys produced a good performance. The most important thing was the energy and the togetherness was good."

    On news Tim Sherwood came in to the Villa dressing room at half-time to speak with the players: "Yeah he came in there and made a few points to the lads. The boys took them on board and delivered it in the second half. They were good goals, Leo cut inside and provided a great finish on his right foot. Scott just had that bit of energy at the end when there were tired legs, he burst through and got a good strike on goal."

    Disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet? "One or two will learn from that as well, the determination was always there to see the game out. Leicester threw some bodies forward, they wanted to get through, obviously it's a local game as well."

    On what new manager Tim Sherwood will have learned."I think he will have seen the spirit in the dressing room, and hopefully that will continue into the league over the next few weeks."

  142. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Here comes Danny Graham, he's had some heavy treatment from his corner man by the looks of it. A nasty cut above his eye and it's all bandaged up now.

    Sunderland's body language is not great. Every misplaced pass, every biting tackle in midfield is being met with a wave of the arm or a shout of disbelief.

    The Premier League side are not in the game yet.

  143. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "The way Bradford have lined up, very much with a back four in place. With Filipe Morais and Billy Clarke sat in front of the defence and that is causing problems because Clarke is picking up a lot of knockdowns."

  144. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Half a yard sharper, half a second quicker to everything right now, that's Bradford City. Bossing the game. Sunderland in danger of losing the game before it starts.

  145. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Rory McArdle is back on swathed in gauze while Danny Graham remains on the medical table.

    Graham has never scored for the Black Cats in two years. Is today the day?

  146. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Oooof! A right old clash of heads as Rory McArdle heads the back of Danny Graham's nut. They are both bleeding and Graham sprints off to the dressing rooms, presumably for some stitches.

    Bantams centre-half McArdle opts for the huge bandage option. A metre across, right around his head. Both sides down to 10 men for the foreseeable.

  147. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    Kevin Kilbane

    At Valley Parade for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sunderland started quite nervously defensively. Some poor clearances from their point of view.

    "But a wonderful first touch initially from Billy Clarke and his shot deflected off John O'Shea I think. It was the quality of Filipe Morais's free-kick that lead to the goal really."

    Clarke
  148. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener at Valley Parade: "Dream start for the men in claret and amber and Valley Parade goes absolutely bananas. They can't do it again can they?"

    Bradford players celebrate
  149. Post update

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland

    What a start from the League One side, 37 places below Sunderland in the Football League ladder. They reached Wembley in the League Cup final a few years ago, are they on their way again?

  150. GOAL

    Bradford 1-0 Sunderland - John O'Shea (OG 3 mins)

    What a start! Bradford are at it again! A free-kick on the right wing is allowed to bounce inside the penalty area, Billy Clarke has a shot and it takes a huge game-changing deflection off John O'Shea and into the net. Why not? Why not indeed!

    Clarke
  151. Post update

    Bradford 0-0 Sunderland

    If you have been watching our FA Cup Rewind series on Saturday and Sunday mornings you'll be familiar with the pitch on display at Bradford this afternoon.

    It's not quite as bad as Blackpool's but it's pretty bad. In fact it's terrible. Not a day for a square six-yard pass.

  152. Player reaction

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given: "We got two goals for a start, we were disappointed to give one away at the end, but with the new manager coming on board everyone's got a point to prove. I've known Tim from our Blackburn days and he's a very positive character. He just came into the dressing room at half-time and spoke positively to us.

    "I've not seen my save back, you have a full fly-up at the ball, and hopefully you get the touch. The lads were joking at half-time why I'd given away a corner.

    "Everyone's trying to impress the new manager and I'm no different. We've struggled to score goals so it's nice to get a couple and hopefully we can use this momentum in the league now."

  153. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Iyere: Well done Villa. Tim Sherwood would love to start work on a winning not ,and he got it Now time for the boys to keep scoring to stay up.

    NathB: Ten minutes of intensity won the game but Villa need that intensity from kick off, not halfway through the second half! FA Cup least of worries.

    Robin JD Popley: What a disappointing way to go out. That Pearson-itis is why I'd sack him. Lack of passion. No ideas. One sub all game? Awful!

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  154. KICK-OFF

    Bradford 0-0 Sunderland

    Game on at Valley Parade!

  155. Post update

    Bradford v Sunderland (14:30 GMT)

    Bradford's chosen slogan for today is the not too ambitious 'Why not?' and the fans on the kop hold up placards emblazoned with it to illuminate Valley Parade.

    After beating Chelsea, Aston Villa and Arsenal in the past few years, why not another scalp?

  156. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Alan Shearer

    BBC Sport at Villa Park

    "It is a huge boost for Aston Villa and it will give Tim Sherwood confidence too as he has seen a reaction in the second half. When you go into the dressing room you want to see a reaction and he got that."

  157. Post update

    Bradford v Sunderland (14:30 GMT)

    Scott Sinclair has scored, Aston Villa have won a game, so who knows what unexpected delights the FA Cup can throw at us in Bradford.

    It looks, and sounds, like a full house. Sunderland's players look relaxed as they stand waiting for the green light. And here we go!

  158. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    "An exciting game with an exciting ending. Aston Villa started very positively.

    "Leicester didn't commit enough men forward, but when Villa scored a great goal they had to go forward. They put Leonardo Ulloa on and went 4-4-2 and looked much better. The only question is why they didn't do it earlier.

    "Aston Villa deserved this and Tim Sherwood will now be looking forward to the next round."

  159. Post update

    Bradford v Sunderland (14:30 GMT)

    Welcome everyone!

    A cracking atmosphere in place at Valley Parade as we await our second FA Cup game of the day. The travelling Sunderland hordes are trading chants with the Bantams faithful. The pitch is a shocker, it could be yet another upset at the hands of the League One side...

  160. Post update

    OK, stick with us for reaction from that game but now it is time to make a swift, digital leap north to West Yorkshire, as giant killers Bradford host Sunderland. Can the Bantams produce another upset? Tom Rostance is the man to guide you through that one.

  161. Text us on 81111

    Mike, London: Ciaran Clark's hard hitting tackles are as good as you'll ever see. So rarely gets them wrong and lifts the Villa Park crowd. Great player.

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  162. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    All over and Aston Villa hold on! They are through to the FA Cup quarter-finals and Tim Sherwood's half-time intervention appeared to have the desired impact.

  163. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    ...now Tim Sherwood waits by the stairs, he is struggling to watch.

  164. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Some furious hand waving from Tim Sherwood in the directors' box. He'll want his players to keep their focus as Leicester come forward...

  165. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Into the second minute of four added on. Andrej Kramaric wants another, but shoots well over. Time is running out.

  166. Post update

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

    Robbie Savage

    former Wales international, Match of the Day at Villa Park

    "Look at that for a header. What a header. Villa thought they had the game won but Hutton's got to do better there."

  167. GOAL

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester - Andrej Kramaric

    Lovely finish! Andrej Kramaric leaps high to power in a header from a cross and suddenly, it is game on. Can they get an equaliser?

  168. GOAL

    Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester - Scott Sinclair

    Scott Sinclair celebrates his goal

    Save..oh it's in! Scott Sinclair scores his first Aston Villa goal, with a big helping hand from Mark Schwarzer. The Leicester keeper has made some decent saves, but he won't want to watch this one again as he spills Sinclair's tame shot into his own net. A first goal since August 2012 for Sinclair.

  169. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Alan Hutton holds of Jeff Schlupp as the Leicester man tries to wriggle past him on the left, and then starts an Aston Villa attack which ends with Christian Benteke's low deflected shot held by Mark Schwarzer.

  170. Post update

    Bradford v Sunderland (14:30 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Peter Scrivener at Valley Parade: The pitch here is already cutting up badly and we're only in the warm-up. City like to play football too though so it's hardly a huge help for the home side. No Jermain Defoe for Sunderland - is Gus Poyet going long ball?

    Bradford
  171. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Aston Villa are getting a little bit nervy, dropping a little bit deeper. There is a little less quality when they win the ball back in deep positions. They need to show cool heads now."

  172. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Riyad Mahrez curls in a free-kick for Leicester but Shay Given reads it well, running out to claim ahead of any blue shirts.

  173. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Aston Villa make a change as Andreas Weimann is replaced by 19-year-old winger Jack Grealish. Fresh legs for the final few minutes.

  174. Your man of the match

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    FA Cup

    Robbie Savage has picked his three contenders for the FA Cup Man of the Match, but who gets your vote?

    Have your say on the right-hand side of this page, or via the vote tab at the top if you're on your phone or tablet.

  175. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Since the change to 4-4-2 Leicester look like a totally different team. Matthew James has gone past both strikers to make a forward run. But it had to be done.

    "Andrej Kramaric has really come alive since he has got a strike partner. He looks like a real player now."

  176. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    What could a win against their relegation rivals, albeit in the cup, do for Aston Villa's confidence? They clearly have talented players, as shown by this second half performance. They've got 10 minutes to hold out for a potentially morale-boosting win.

  177. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Robbie Savage

    former Wales international, Match of the Day at Villa Park

    "Scott Sinclair undoubtedly lost his way at Manchester City. There's obviously the allure of a big money move, where you're going to earn a lot more money, but are you going to play there? Obviously, he hasn't."

  178. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matthew Conroy: Stunning goal by Bacuna! Hopefully that will liven up this Cup tie.

    Seb Rawlings: Bacuna Matata.

    Glen Holland: Much better from Aston Villa, the wise words from Tim Sherwood at half time seem to have sunk in, a lot easier on the eye.

    Robbie Cunningham: Finally these teams have realised what they're playing for!

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  179. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Andrej Kramaric heads just over as Aston Villa fail to clear a free-kick. Leicester are on the hunt for an equaliser but the hosts disrupt their momentum slightly as they do decide to make that change they had planned earlier, Scott Sinclair on for goalscorer Leandro Bacuna.

  180. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Robbie Savage

    former Wales international, Match of the Day at Villa Park

    "Concrete Ron Vlaar's making great challenges now. We've got a game on our hands here at last."

  181. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Shay Given has not had a great deal to do, but what he has done has keep Leicester at bay when needed. He makes a crucial block as Riyad Mahrez curls a dangerous ball into the box, before Ron Vlaar clears.

  182. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Aston Villa could get another one, you know? They are flying forward at every opportunity and Christian Benteke strokes home neatly after another Villa attack, but he is offside.

  183. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Before that goal, Leandro Bacuna was moments away from being taken off. Scott Sinclair, who was getting ready to come back on, sits back down.

  184. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    Leandro Bacuna celebrates

    "What a goal! Bacuna knew exactly what he wanted to do and executed it perfectly.

    "For Villa to score the goal is exactly what they deserved and now Leicester have got to react to that."

  185. Post update

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

    Robbie Savage

    former Wales international, Match of the Day at Villa Park

    "It's the first bit of positive play we've seen from an individual. He's got at the man, they can't get near him and he's bent it into the top corner."

  186. GOAL

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester - Leandro Bacuna

    Well how about this, rub your eyes Aston Villa fans because yes, this is a goal! For all of Aston Villa's possession, the long balls into the box were rarely working. A change of tack produces the opener as Leandro Bacuna runs at the defence, Leicester back off and Bacuna curls a fine strike into the back of the net. Villa fans go wild.

    Aston Villa goal
  187. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    "A really positive move from Leicester. Leonardo Ulloa will be more of a threat with the way Leicester have been playing, with the long ball. He will win his fair share of headers."

  188. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Esteban Cambiasso relieves some pressure on the Leicester defence by picking up the ball and running with it into the Aston Villa half. It is only a brief respite as Villa win it back and quickly attack as Christian Benteke sends another header just wide.

    Nigel Pearson decides it is time to mix things up, on comes forward Leonardo Ulloa for Marcin Wasilewski, a defender. The Foxes are going for it.

  189. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Jason Roberts

    At Villa Park for BBC Radio 5 live

    Andrej Kramaric and Aly Cissokho

    "Villa have shown their attacking intent. In an FA Cup match where Leicester have the opportunity to express themselves you can't help be little disappointed. Yes there are different ways to win a football match, but at the moment it is attack versus defence."

  190. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Robbie Savage

    former Wales international, Match of the Day at Villa Park

    "If I was Leicester, I'd gamble. What have they got to lose? Villa are on top, so why not take one of the centre-backs off and go for it?"

  191. YELLOW CARD

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    It was pretty much 50-50 in the first half but Aston Villa are well on top now. Paul Konchesky gives away a free-kick in another promising position for Villa as he dives in on Tom Cleverley. Konchesky is shown the yellow card before Ashley Westwood fires the free-kick into the area, but it is too long for his Villa team-mates.

  192. Team News

    Bradford v Sunderland (14:30 GMT)

    Sunderland

    Bradford boss Phil Parkinson names former Sunderland players Jon Stead and Billy Knott in a strong line-up. Ben Williams comes in for on-loan Black Cats goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who is ineligible.

    Sunderland head Gus Poyet coach makes six changes, resting Jermain Defoe, with Danny Graham partnering Steven Fletcher up front. Vito Mannone replaces Costel Pantilimon in goal.

    Bradford City XI: Williams, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Meredith, Liddle, Morais, Knott, Clarke, Hanson, Stead.

    Sunderland XI: Mannone, Jones, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Bridcutt, Larsson, Johnson, Alvarez, Fletcher, Graham.

  193. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Matt Upson's first contribution after running off that earlier injury is to give away a free-kick on the right-hand edge of the area. It is played short to Fabian Delph who launches an effort at goal from 35-yards but it is well, well wide.

  194. Post update

    Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester

    Matt Upson is down injured after leaning into a battle for possession with Leandro Bacuna. A short delay before he is back up on his feet and good to continue.