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FA Cup fourth round: The ultimate guide to all of this weekend"s fixtures

FA Cup fourth round: The ultimate guide to all of this weekend's fixtures

PUBLISHED:

10:32 GMT, 25 January 2013

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UPDATED:

12:05 GMT, 25 January 2013

With a huge 758 clubs entering the FA Cup this season, there are just 32 left as we head into the fourth round of the competition.

Here Sportsmail has teamed up with statistic giants Opta to bring you all the latest facts and team news ahead of ALL this weekend's fixtures.

Destination Wembley: Sixteen teams will make it through to round five

Destination Wembley: Sixteen teams will make it through to round five

Millwall v Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood and striker Jordan Bowery will return to the squad for Friday evening's FA Cup fourth round clash at Millwall.

Westwood and Bowery were cup-tied for the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final setback against Bradford at Villa Park after playing in the competition for Crewe and Chesterfield respectively.

But defender Nathan Baker is again ruled out with a hamstring injury and it is too soon for centre-back Richard Dunne to be considered after recovering from his groin injury.

Millwall are short of options in attack with on-loan Derby forward Nathan Tyson injured, while Darius Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on Thursday.

Martyn Woolford is cup-tied, Shane Lowry is suspended and Scott Malone is still sidelined with a back injury but Liam Feeney is fit again.

Available: Ashley Westwood (right) was cup tied midweek for the aggregate defeat to Bradford in the Capital One Cup semi-final

Available: Ashley Westwood (right) was cup tied midweek for the aggregate defeat to Bradford in the Capital One Cup semi-final

Millwall and Aston Villa have met five
times previously in the FA Cup, with Millwall progressing twice (both
after replays) and Villa going through on three occasions.

They were last drawn together in the fourth round in 1986, with Millwall progressing after a replay following a 1-1 draw at Villa Park.

The Lions have only lost two of their last 17 FA Cup games on home soil (W10 D5).

Villa were eliminated in the fourth round last year, when they faced Arsenal at the Emirates losing 3-2.

Millwall have only won two of their last seven games (L3 D2), with both victories coming at the New Den.

Aston Villa have now progressed through each of their last 10 FA Cup ties against lower ranked sides. Darren Bent has scored in four of his last five matches in the FA Cup.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Guzan, Given,
Marshall, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj, Stevens, Bennett, Ireland,
Westwood, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Benteke, Agbonlahor, Bent,
Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, Carruthers.

Stoke v Man City

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson's back problem is likely to keep him out of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at home to Manchester City.

The full-back sustained the problem in their third round replay last week and while Ryan Shotton played 45 minutes in a midweek friendly after a hamstring injury he may not be risked.

Thomas Sorensen is set to replace Asmir Begovic in goal, as has been the policy for cup matches this season.

Stoke and Man City have been drawn together seven time before in the FA Cup, with the Citizens progressing (or winning the final) four times and the Potters progressing on three occasions.

The most memorable of these meetings was the 2011 final, where Man City secured the trophy with a 1-0 win, courtesy of a Yaya Toure goal.
When drawn at the Britannia, the Potters are unbeaten in nine FA Cup games, winning seven and drawing two.

The last time City travelled to the Britannia in the FA Cup, they were eliminated, losing 3-1 in a replay back in February 2010.

The Citizens are enjoying a five game winning streak, netting 14 goals and shipping just three in the process.

City have won just two of their last eight on the road in the FA Cup, drawing three and losing three.

Man City are unbeaten in seven against the Potters in all competitions (three home wins, one neutral win and three away 1-1 draws).

Stoke provisional squad: Sorensen, Cameron,
Shawcross, Huth, Upson, Whelan, Nzonzi, Walters, Kightly, Etherington,
Jones, Sorensen, Whitehead, Crouch, Jerome, Adam, Palacios, Owen,
Shotton, Begovic.

Bolton v Everton
Bolton have not lost to Everton in the FA Cup since 1908, winning all three ties since then including in the semi-final back in 1953.

Overall, these North West rivals have been drawn together six times before, with Bolton progressing four times and Everton twice, both following a replay.

The Toffees are unbeaten in their last six away games in the FA Cup (W4 D2).

Everton have only kept three clean sheets in their last 14 FA Cup games, and only one on the road since 2009.

The Trotters are unbeaten in four games now (1W 3D), their second-longest run without defeat this season (six games in November).

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard netted on the last occasion these sides met, though Bolton still won 2-1 at Goodison Park.

There have been three red cards in the last five clashes between the Trotters and the Toffees in all competitions.

Brighton v Arsenal

Arsenal will be without captain Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Brighton.

Midfielders Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (calf) are set to be available again, but Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (hamstring) remain out.

Forward Gervinho is away at the African Nations Cup and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (foot) is not yet in contention.

This will be only the fourth time the clubs have met in the FA Cup and the third time in the fourth round. Arsenal have won all three previous ties without needing a replay.

Setback: Tomas Rosicky (left) has played only four times for Arsenal this term

Setback: Tomas Rosicky (left) has played only four times for Arsenal this term

Their last meeting came in the fourth round in 1988, with The Gunners claiming a 2-1 victory.

Brighton have won their last two home FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition.

Arsenal are unbeaten in 33 games against lower ranked sides in the FA Cup, not losing since a 0-1 defeat at Sheffield United in 1996.

The Gunners have won none of their last three games on the road, losing one (v Chelsea) and drawing two (v Swansea in the FA Cup and v Southampton).

Brighton and Hove Albion defeated Newcastle United in the third round of the 1983 competition as they did earlier this campaign; they went on to reach the final 30 years ago.

The Gunners have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven away FA Cup games, shipping 12 in total in this away run.

Arsenal provisional squad:
Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna, Podolski, Cazorla,
Walcott, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Mannone, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santos,
Arshavin, Jenkinson, Diaby, Rosicky.

Derby v Blackburn
The two sides have been played each on 10 previous occasions in the FA Cup, with both sides progressing five times apiece.

The last meeting between these Championship rivals came back in 2001 at this stage, when Blackburn won 5-2 away in a replay after a 0-0 draw at Ewood Park.

Blackburn have lost their last four away games in the FA Cup.

The Rams have won five and lost none of their last six home FA Cup matches against teams from the same division.

Overall, the Rams have suffered just one defeat in their last five games, winning two and drawing two.

Blackburn have won two and lost just one of their last four trips to the home of the Rams, drawing the other 1-1 earlier this season.

Huddersfield v Leicester
Huddersfield and Leicester have never met in the FA Cup.
The Terriers have won four out of their last five home games in the cup (1L).

The Foxes have struggled of late on the road in the FA Cup, winning only once in nine games (D1 L7).

Jermaine Beckford has scored seven goals in his last five FA Cup appearances and 16 in 19 overall.

Simon Grayson’s Huddersfield side have won just one of their last 13 games (1-0 v Charlton in FA Cup), losing six and drawing six.

Leicester have won each of their last five games, netting 14 goals and conceding just one goal in the process, with that goal against coming in their 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on January 1st.

Hull v Barnsley
The two sides met in the third round in 1958, with the tie going to a replay after finishing 1-1. The Tigers eventually progressed to the fourth round after securing a 2-0 victory.

The Tigers have reached the fourth round 23 times, progressing 12 times, including in three of their last four at this stage.

The Tykes have won just one of their last eight fourth round games on the road outright; though they have drawn five of these and gone on to win the replay on each occasion.

Barnsley are enjoying a three game unbeaten streak (W2 D1), their longest run without defeat this season.
On home soil, Hull have enjoyed just one win in their last four games, drawing two and losing one.

The last four clashes between these Championship rivals have all ended in home wins, while only one of the last eight has been won by the away side.

Macclesfield v Wigan

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks set to make several changes for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Macclesfield.

Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriquez are likely to start after making their Wigan debuts in the third-round win over Bournemouth, while Callum McManaman and Fraser Fyvie could also make rare appearances for the Latics.

Arouna Kone is unavailable as he is on African Nations Cup duty with Ivory Coast while Antolin Alcaraz (groin), Ivan Ramis (knee), Adrian Lopez (hamstring), midfielders Ben Watson (broken leg) and Albert Crusat (knee) and striker Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) are still unavailable.

Cup shock: Macclesfield players celebrate after eliminating Cardiff in round three

Cup shock: Macclesfield players celebrate after eliminating Cardiff in round three

This is the first time in Macclesfield’s history that they’ve reached the fourth round.

The Latics and the Silkmen have never met in the FA Cup before.
Wigan haven’t advanced through the fourth round since 1987, where they claimed a 1-0 victory against Norwich City.

The Silkmen have never defeated top flight opposition in the FA Cup.

Despite enduring another difficult season, Wigan are unbeaten in their last three games on the road, winning two and drawing one.

Matthew Barnes-Homer has scored six goals in his last five appearances in all competitions for the Silkmen.

Wigan have won both previous competitive meetings with Macclesfield, beating them 1-0 away and 2-0 at home in the 1998/99 division two.

Wigan provisional squad: Al
Habsi, Pollitt, Boyce, Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa, Beausejour, Jones,
Maloney, Espinoza, McCarthy, McArthur, Stam, McManaman, Di Santo,
Henriquez, Boselli, Fyvie, Redmond, Mustoe, Orsula, Morris.

Middlesbrough v Aldershot
Boro and Aldershot will meet for the first time in the competition in this clash.

The Shots have scored eight goals in three FA Cup games so far this season, though they are yet to face a team from a higher division.

Aldershot have not won away from home against a side from a higher division since 1983, when they won 3-1 at Portsmouth.

‘Boro have won 11 of their last 15 home FA Cup ties against sides from lower divisions than them (D3 L1).

At the Riverside, ‘Boro have lost just one of their last six games, winning the other five.

Aldershot’s Danny Hylton has only scored one league goal in 19 games all season, but has netted seven times in three FA Cup appearances for the Shots.

Aldershot Town have made the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1987, when they lost to Barnsley.

Norwich v Luton

Norwich manager Chris Hughton will again rotate his squad for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie with Blue Square Premier side Luton at Carrow Road.

Declan Rudd will come into goal, while the likes of fit-again midfielder Andrew Surman, playmaker David Fox and winger Elliott Bennett are likely to get a chance to impress.

Full-back Steven Whittaker (hip) has resumed full training this week, so could come back into contention, but centre-half Sebastien Bassong (calf) may be rested again while striker Steve Morison (thigh) and England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) remain sidelined.

This will be the fourth meeting between the Canaries and the Hatters in the FA Cup; the Hatters the first two, including the1959 semi, before Norwich won the most recent clash.

Cupset: Non-league Luton knocked out Wolves in the third round

Cupset: Non-league Luton knocked out Wolves in the third round

The last clash between these sides in the cup also came in the fourth round and Norwich won 2-0 (1976).

It’s the first time since 2007 that Luton have made it to the fourth round. That year, they were eliminated by Blackburn Rovers.

Luton haven’t beaten a Premier League side since 1993/94, when they defeated West Ham 3-2 in sixth round replay.

Chris Hughton’s Canaries have managed just one win in their last seven games (3-0 v Peterborough in the FA Cup), losing five and drawing one.
The Canaries have won their last three against Luton in all competitions, winning both meetings in 2006/07 3-2.

Norwich provisional squad:
Rudd, Barnett, Martin, R Bennett, Tierney, Fox, Surman, Snodgrass,
Johnson, E Bennett, Jackson, Steer, Garrido, Tettey, Pilkington, Kane,
Holt, Whittaker, Hoolahan.

QPR v MK Dons
The R’s and the Dons met for the first time in any competition in the FA Cup last season, where they drew the original fixture 1-1 before QPR won 1-0 at Loftus Road, courtesy of a Danny Gabbidon strike.

The R’s have not won an FA Cup tie without the use of a replay since January 1997, when they beat Barnsley 3-2 at this stage in 1997.

MK Dons have scored 10 goals in their last four FA Cup games and they have never helped them reach the fourth round for the first time.

The Hoops have been improving under Harry Redknapp and remain unbeaten in 2013, winning two, drawing three, scoring four and shipping just two in the process.

The Dons have won two and drawn two of their last four games, shipping a total of just two goals in those four fixtures.

Milton Keynes eliminated a higher ranked side for the first time in their history in the third round of this season, beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 in a replay.

Reading v Sheffield United

Reading are without striker Jason Roberts (hip) for Saturday's FA Cup fourth round clash against Sheffield United.

Midfielder Jem Karacan suffered an unspecified knock in training but should be fit, while goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) and midfielder Hope Akpan (cup-tied) are unavailable.

Striker Adam Le Fondre could start after scoring two vital goals as a substitute in the Royals' 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Newcastle last weekend.

Royal no show: Jason Roberts (left) has been ruled out for Reading

Royal no show: Jason Roberts (left) has been ruled out for Reading

Reading’s only previous encounter against the Blades was back in 1998 and ended in a 1-0 home victory for the Sheffield side.

Reading have kept only two clean sheets in 15 home cup ties.
The Blades have only won once in their last 18 away FA Cup games to higher level opposition, drawing three and losing 14.

The Royals have won their last three games in a row, the first time they’ve managed consecutive wins this season, with Adam Le Fondre netting five goals in total in those games.

Reading have won five of their last six FA Cup games against sides from lower leagues, though they did lose their last one at home (0-1 v Stevenage last season).

The Blades are unbeaten in five against Reading in all competitions, winning four.

United have also won their last three at the Madejski Stadium, not tasting defeat there since the 2006/07 Premier League.

Reading provisional squad:
Federici, Ugwu, Taylor, Gunter, Kelly, Cummings, Pearce, Morrison,
Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Carrico, Tabb, Karacan, Kebe,
McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Leigertwood, Le Fondre, Hunt, Pogrebnyak.

Manchester United v Fulham

Ashley Young and Jonny Evans will remain on the sidelines for Manchester United's FA Cup fourth round tie with Fulham at Old Trafford.

England winger Young suffered a knee injury against Liverpool a fortnight ago, whilst Evans (hamstring) has not featured since the FA Cup draw at West Ham three weeks ago.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson must decide whether to stick with David De Gea in goal or recall Anders Lindegaard, who took over for the replay win against the Hammers.

Old Trafford return: Dimitar Berbatov left Manchester United to join Fulham last summer

Old Trafford return: Dimitar Berbatov left Manchester United to join Fulham last summer

Fulham midfielder Kieran Richardson will miss the chance to take on former club Manchester United.

The 28-year-old suffered a calf injury in last weekend's defeat at Manchester City and will not be fit in time for the game at Old Trafford, although he is likely to return to training next week.

Mahamadou Diarra (knee) is not likely to play again for a month whilst Kerim Frei (pelvis) is also absent.

The two clubs have met nine times before in the FA Cup, with United progressing through the last seven after elimination in the first two (1905 and 1908).

The last time they played each other in the fourth round was in 1979, when the Red Devils won 1-0 in a home replay after drawing 1-1 in London.

United have only lost twice in their last 18 FA Cup games at home, winning 14.

Fulham have won 10 out of their last 11 FA Cup fourth round ties, though they were eliminated at this stage last season (to Everton).

Robin Van Persie has scored in each of his last six games for United (seven goals in total) and has bagged 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Martin Jol’s Whites have registered just two wins in their last nine games, losing four and drawing three.

The Red Devils have won their last 10 at home to Fulham in all competitions, not even sharing the spoils with the Whites since a 1-3 defeat in October 2003.

Manchester United provisional squad:
Lindegaard, De Gea, Amos, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Buttner, Evra,
Cleverley, Giggs, Anderson, Scholes, Carrick, Kagawa, Nani, Hernandez,
Rooney, Welbeck, Van Persie.

Fulham provisional squad:
Schwarzer, Somogyi, Etheridge, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos,
Riise, Briggs, Dejagah, Baird, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Duff,
Kasami, Ruiz, Rodallega, Berbatov, Petric, Davies.

Brentford v Chelsea
The only time the West London clubs have met in the FA Cup was in 1950, where Chelsea won 1-0 at Griffin Park.

The Blues have won 15 of their last 16 FA Cup fourth round ties, losing the other on penalties to Everton.

Chelsea have only lost one of their last 35 FA Cup games outright; 0-1 v Barnsley in March 2008 (W29 D5 L1).

The Blues have shipped just nine goals in their last 13 away FA Cup games combined, and never more than once in single match in this run.

The Bees have won just one of their last 13 FA Cup games against

Premier League sides; beating Sunderland at this stage in 2006 (W1 D3 L9).

Juan Mata has now scored four goals and assisted five in just eight FA Cup appearances for Chelsea.

Frank Lampard has been involved in 10 goals in his last nine FA Cup appearances; scoring six and assisted four.

Leeds v Tottenham
The two clubs have faced each other five times in the FA Cup before, with Leeds winning just one tie (sixth round in 1972).

The most recent meeting came back in 2010, in the fourth round, when the original tie ended 2-2. The replay saw Spurs win 3-1 at Elland Road, courtesy of a Jermain Defoe hat-trick.

Spurs have kept three clean sheets in their last four away FA Cup games, but have failed to score in three of the four themselves.

Leeds have been eliminated by North London clubs in each of the last three FA Cups, losing to Tottenham in 2010 and Arsenal in 2011 and 2012.

At Elland Road, Leeds have lost just one of their last eight games (W6 D1), although that defeat came against another Premier League side, Chelsea, 5-1 in the Capital One Cup.

AVB’s Tottenham side are now unbeaten in eight games, winning five and drawing three.

After no goals in his first 13 games in the competition, Gareth Bale has scored in three successive FA Cup games.

Oldham v Liverpool
The two clubs met last year in the third round, in a one-sided match dominated by Liverpool who won 5-1.

Oldham have lost all four matches against Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The Reds have won five and lost just two of their last nine away games in the FA Cup (D2).

Oldham have won two of their last four FA Cup games against Premier League sides, including a win against Merseysiders Everton in 2008.

The Latics have lost each of their last four games at Boundary Park, conceding exactly two goals in each of those defeats.

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds are enjoying a good run of form, winning four of their last five (losing the other one), with Luis Suarez netting six goals in total in those games.

The Reds have won their last three against Oldham in all competitions, but did lose 2-3 at Boundary Park in the Premier League back in May 1993.

Millwall 1 Barnsley 2 – match report: Marcus Tudgay hits late winner

Millwall 1 Barnsley 2: Tudgay's late winner gives Tykes some seasonal cheer

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17:47 GMT, 22 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:47 GMT, 22 December 2012

Marcus Tudgay's late goal condemned Millwall to a surprise defeat as Barnsley gave their npower Championship survival bid a welcome boost.

Tudgay struck in injury time after Chris Wood appeared to have salvaged a point for the Lions, who had lost just once in their previous 16 matches.
Barnsley led through a first-half goal from Stephen Dawson, shortly after Millwall's Darius Henderson had missed a penalty.

To make matters worse, the hosts had defender Adam Smith sent off for a rash challenge early in the second half.

Winner: Marcus Tudgay chips the advancing David Forde to give Barnsley all three points

Winner: Marcus Tudgay chips the advancing David Forde to give Barnsley all three points

Match facts

Millwall: Forde, Adam Smith, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Henry, Wright, Trotter, Feeney (Jack Smith 64), Wood, Henderson (N'Guessan 69). Subs not used: Maik Taylor, Dunne, Batt, Osborne, Malone.
Sent Off: Adam Smith (54).

Booked: Feeney, Beevers.

Goals: Wood 80.

Barnsley: Steele, Stones, Foster, Cranie (Wiseman 20), Golbourne, Dawson, Hassell, O'Brien (Harewood 73), Perkins (Done 84), Tudgay, Dagnall. Subs not used: Alnwick, Cywka, Greening, Rose.
Booked: Tudgay, Wiseman, Foster, O'Brien.

Goals: Dawson 31, Tudgay 90.

Attendance: 10,118.

Referee: Trevor Kettle.

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Wood tucked in his third goal in two
matches, and his 11th of the season, 10 minutes from time but Tudgay had
the last word as Millwall slipped out of the play-off places.

Millwall were surprisingly lacklustre
for a team in such fine form, unbeaten at home in their previous seven
games, and it was Barnsley who made the brighter start with two good
chances falling to Tudgay in the first 10 minutes.

First Lions goalkeeper David Forde
did well to tip Tudgay's shot round the post, then a mix-up in the
Millwall defence saw the ball fall to Tudgay again, but this time the
striker blazed his shot over the crossbar.

The hosts should have taken the lead in the 25th minute after Henderson was fouled in the area by Scott Wiseman.

But Henderson, back in the Millwall side after a spell out with a hamstring injury, blazed the spot-kick over the crossbar.

And the Lions were made to pay five minutes later when Barnsley broke at the other end through Tudgay.

The ball eventually fell to Jim
O'Brien, whose shot was well saved by Forde, but Dawson was on hand to
tuck away the rebound for his third goal of the season to give the
visitors the lead.

Millwall attempted to hit straight back and midfielder Liam Trotter shot narrowly wide from just inside the box.

On target: Stephen Dawson fires Barnsley into a first-half lead

On target: Stephen Dawson fires Barnsley into a first-half lead

Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele was then called into action to make saves from Henderson and Shane Lowry.

Barnsley had chances to add to their
lead before half-time but Forde saved John Stones' effort and O'Brien
crashed a shot into the side-netting.

Millwall's task got more difficult 10 minutes after the interval when Smith was sent off after he lunged in on David Perkins.

It looked like a 50-50 challenge but referee Trevor Kettle deemed it to be two-footed and produced a straight red card.

Barnsley sensed the chance of a rare win and Perkins drove the ball goalwards but his effort was kept out by Forde.

Perkins then crossed for Tudgay but
his ambitious header from the edge of the area flew wide, before Chris
Dagnall missed the target from close range and Stephen Foster fired over
the top.

Barnsley were caught out 10 minutes
from time when Wood latched onto Dany N'Guessan's ball over the top and
coolly finished past Steele.

But all Millwall's hard work was undone when Tudgay rifled the winner past Forde in the 93rd minute.

The goal lifted the Tykes to the same
points tally as Tudgay's former side Sheffield Wednesday, although they
remain in the bottom three on goals scored.

Harry Redknapp wanted by Leicester City

Redknapp wanted by Leicester's millionaire Thai boss to deliver Premier League football

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22:22 GMT, 29 September 2012

Harry Redknapp is to be offered the chance of an intriguing return to football with ambitious Championship club Leicester City.

Leicester's wealthy Thai owner Vichai
Raksriaksorn wants the former Tottenham boss to replace Nigel Pearson
after becoming frustrated at the way his 60million investment has
failed to deliver Premier League football.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp

C'mon Harry: Ambitious Leicester want Redknapp

Raksriaksorn has outspent his rivals since taking over in 2010 but the club have twice missed out on promotion, first under ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson and then Pearson.

Eriksson splashed out on big-earners Jermaine Beckford, David Nugent, Kasper Schmeichel, Darius Vassell and Paul Konchesky but was sacked after finishing 10th.

His successor, Pearson, was just one position higher last season and his side secured their first away points of the season with a 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

On the up: Leicester won 2-1 at Middlesborough on Saturday

Tall order: Nigel Pearson is under pressure despite four wins in last five games

City's owners believe Redknapp has the profile, charisma and man-management skills to take the team up immediately and are prepared to back him with a Premier League-style salary and funds for new players.

The popular 65-year-old has been out of full-time work since June, when he sacked by Spurs. Earlier in the year, he was beaten by Roy Hodgson for the England job after being the red-hot favourite.

Redknapp, who contacted under-fire Ipswich boss Paul Jewell last week to rule out succeeding him despite being linked with the job, is now a TV pundit and consultant for League One Bournemouth.

But he wants a manager's job and may be tempted by Leicester, who have the financial clout to match their ambition.

Capital One Cup round-up: Scunthorpe and Leyton Orient knock out Championship sides

Capital One Cup round-up: Scunthorpe and Leyton Orient knock out Championship sides

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23:08 GMT, 14 August 2012

League One Scunthorpe staged a stupendous comeback to knock out Championship Derby 7-6 on penalties at Pride Park after a 5-5 draw in normal time.

Nigel Clough's Rams led 3-0 and 5-3 before the Iron forced an extra half hour by scoring twice in injury time through a Connor Jennings strike and Bobby Grant's last-gasp penalty.

Magic moment: Scunthorpe players run to rejoice after sealing a memorable win at Pride Park

Magic moment: Scunthorpe players run to rejoice after sealing a memorable win at Pride Park

Newly-promoted Charlton were another Championship side to fall as they went down 4-3 on penalties to League One Leyton Orient at The Valley.

Scott Wagstaff gave Charlton a 28th minute lead but Mathieu Baudry equalised in first-half injury time and the visitors held their nerve to win 4-3 in the shootout with Ryan Brunt firing home the decisive kick.

Crashed out: Charlton look dejected

Crashed out: Charlton look dejected

And Millwall also missed out on penalties to League One Crawley Town at the New Den.

Hope Akpan and Nicky Adams twice put the visitors ahead only for the Lions to haul their way back through Darren Ward and Shaun Batt respectively.

But the visitors eased through the eventual shootout 4-1 with Crawley keeper Paul Jones the hero as he saved from Darius Henderson and Jack Smith.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie scored in the last minute of extra-time to give Tranmere a 2-1 win at Chesterfield, while League Two Oxford pulled off a minor upset with a 5-3 penalty win over Bournemouth after a goalless draw.

GB weightlifters Oliver and Godley achieve Olympic qualifying standard

GB weightlifters Oliver and Godley achieve Olympic qualifying standard

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00:03 GMT, 13 April 2012

Jack Oliver and Emily Godley became the latest 2012 hopefuls to achieve an Olympic qualifying standard at the European Weightlifting Championships in Turkey.

Oliver lifted 142kg in the snatch and 162kg in the clean and jerk to register an impressive total of 304kg, well above the 291kg required for B standard and only five kilos short of A standard.

It was enough to earn the 21-year-old 17th place in the men's 77kg category, in which he was lifting alongside British competitor Halil Zorba, who could only finish 21st with a combined total of 285kg – outside the minimum targets set.

That's handy: Oliver and Godley will be at the Olympics

That's handy: Oliver and Godley will be at the Olympics

Godley, like Oliver, also reached the B standard with a lift of 185kg – snatch 82kg and clean and jerk 103kg – in the women's 63kg weight category, enough to earn her a respectable eighth-placed finish.

The pair take the number of GB athletes who have registered an Olympic qualifying standard to five since the Championships started on Monday.

Zoe Smith is the only one to achieve the A standard with her impressive performance yesterday, while Jo Calvino and Gareth Evans have each hit the B standard.

A maximum of three male and two female lifters can be selected to represent Team GB at this summer's Olympic Games in London.

But they will only be considered if they hit the specified A standard twice or B standard once within their weight category before the end of May, with athletes hitting the A standard given preference.

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Peter Kirkbride lifts tomorrow along with Natasha Perdue and Sonny Webster, with Cardiff's Darius Jokarzadeh rounding up the British interest on Sunday in the final day of action in Antalya.

Tottenham 3 Stevenage 1: Deadly Defoe sees off Boro but it"s agony for Dawson again

Tottenham 3 Stevenage 1: Deadly Defoe sees off Boro but agony for Dawson again

Sometimes it is just about winning, no matter how you get over the line.

Two goals from Jermain Defoe and an Emmanuel Adebayor penalty were enough to book Spurs an FA Cup quarter-final tie at home against Bolton, but manager Harry Redknapp’s energetic celebrations told a different story.

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Through the gap: Jermain Defoe fires past Mark Roberts and Jon Ashton to put Spurs 3-1 up

MATCH FACTS

Tottenham: Cudicini, Nelsen, Dawson (Walker 9), Kaboul, Rose, Lennon (Adebayor 38), Parker, Kranjcar (Livermore 81), Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe. Subs not used: Friedel, Gallas, Modric, Giovani.

Scorers: Defoe 26, 75, Adebayor (pen) 55.

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Going down: Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after Gareth Bale crumbled under the challenge of Mark Roberts, with Emmanuel Adebayor coolly converting to put Spurs 2-1 up (below)

Two easy: Emmanuel Adebayor made no mistake from 12 yards, sending Stevenage keeper Chris Day the wrong way

William Gallas was named in the Spurs
squad for the first time since January 3, but Redknapp opted to move
Younes Kaboul from right-back and introduce Kyle Walker instead.

Defoe was bright and Aaron Lennon
danced his way around Darius Charles on the right before delivering a
poor ball into the penalty box.

Letting fly: Jermain Defoe levelled with a quite stunning effort to notch his seventh goal in ten games

Letting fly: Jermain Defoe levelled with a quite stunning effort to notch his seventh goal in ten games

On target: Defoe

But Stevenage, with Michael Bostwick
sitting in front of the back four, packed the midfield and forced
Tottenham to play their way around them.

There was even more bad luck
for Spurs as Lennon went off with a possible hamstring strain after 38
minutes.

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Injury jinx: Michael Dawson receives treatment after landing awkwardly before being stretchered off (below). It was reported during the game that he has damaged ligaments in his right ankle

Injury jinx: Michael Dawson

Injury jinx: Michael Dawson

Bale, who emerged in the second half
with his ankles heavily strapped, raced down the right channel and
Roberts brought him down with a lunging challenging. Oliver was again
well placed, but it was the assistant who awarded the spot-kick, which
was tucked away in the left-hand corner by Adebayor, who had replaced
Lennon.

Taking the lead gave Spurs the
swagger they needed to impose themselves, though the lower league side
refused to sit back. The impressive Bostwick tested Cudicini with a
30-yard driving shot before a header from Roberts came off the crossbar
and landed inches in front of the goalline.
But there was still more to come from Defoe as he sprinted on to Bale’s
quickly taken long throw-in and curved a right-foot shot past Chris Day,
a Spurs fan. It was a brilliant finish.

Slide rule: Michael Borstwick challenges Niko Kranjcar

Slide rule: Michael Borstwick challenges Niko Kranjcar

Millwall 1 Middlesbrough 3: Marvin Emnes gets Boro promotion bid on track

Millwall 1 Middlesbrough 3: Emnes makes it back-to-back wins to get Boro promotion bid on track

Middlesbrough moved into the Championship play-off positions by claiming three hard-fought points at Millwall.

Two goals from top scorer Marvin Emnes and a first for the club from 18-year-old Curtis Main sent Tony Mowbray's men up to sixth place.

Boro had to hold off a spirited second-half fightback from Millwall but Darius Henderson’s 17th goal of the season proved only a consolation.

Make mine a double: Marvin Emnes fires his second

Make mine a double: Marvin Emnes fires his second

MATCH FACTS

Millwall: Forde, Smith, Robinson, Lowry, Barron (Dunne 46), Feeney (Henry 85), Trotter, Wright (Abdou 46), Kane, Keogh, Henderson. Subs not used: Allsop, N'Guessan.

Booked: Henderson, Wright, Trotter, Abdou.

Scorer: Henderson 43.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Bates, Hines, Bennett, Haroun (Main 65), Rhys Williams, Robson (McMahon 86), Arca,
Jutkiewicz, Emnes (Smallwood 82). Subs not used: Ogbeche, Martin.

Booked: Rhys Williams, Bennett, Hines.

Scorers: Emnes 15, 38, Main 86.

Referee: James Linnington.

Attendance: 9,286.

Mowbray said: 'In the first half we showed our quality and, if anything, I’m disappointed we didn’t punish Millwall more. You saw the two sides of Middlesbrough tonight. You saw the quality we possess but also the fighting spirit to dig in and see it out.'

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett admitted his side had been ‘bullied’ in the first half but added: 'We did fight back with spirit and we looked capable of getting something out of the game.'

Middlesbrough started superbly and Lukas Jutkiewicz could have scored a hat-trick inside 10 minutes.

Emnes headed a glorious chance over as well but made up for it on 14 minutes to break the deadlock.

Barry Robson swung in a corner and Emnes diverted Rhys Williams’s shot into the top corner.

On the up: Middlesbrough moved to sixth after victory at the Den

On the up: Middlesbrough moved to sixth after victory at the Den

The Dutchman got a deserved second goal — his 14th of the season — on 38 minutes, unleashing an unstoppable low drive from 18 yards after finding space from Robson’s threaded pass.

Millwall struck back two minutes before half-time with their first effort of the game, Henderson powering a header in off a post.

Three and easy: Curtis Main completes the scoring

Three and easy: Curtis Main completes the scoring

Boro restored their two-goal lead through substitute Main four minutes from time.

The striker arrowed a shot into the top corner and Mowbray said: 'He’s a talented young boy with fantastic power in both feet.'

Millwall 1 Middlesbrough 3: Emnes makes it back-to-back wins to get Boro promotion bid on track

Millwall 1 Middlesbrough 3: Emnes makes it back-to-back wins to get Boro promotion bid on track

Marvin Emnes scored twice as Middlesbrough made it back-to-back wins to keep their promotion bid on track.

The Dutch striker took his tally for the season to 14 with a first-half brace to sink shot-shy Millwall.

The Teessiders had slipped out of the npower Championship play-off spots after a run of seven games without a win, but they followed up last week's victory over Nottingham Forest – their first in 2012 – with another valuable three points.

Make mine a double: Marvin Emnes fires his second

Make mine a double: Marvin Emnes fires his second

MATCH FACTS

Millwall: Forde, Smith, Robinson, Lowry, Barron (Dunne 46), Feeney (Henry 85), Trotter, Wright (Abdou 46), Kane, Keogh, Henderson. Subs not used: Allsop, N'Guessan.

Booked: Henderson, Wright, Trotter, Abdou.

Scorer: Henderson 43.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Bates, Hines, Bennett, Haroun (Main 65), Rhys Williams, Robson (McMahon 86), Arca,
Jutkiewicz, Emnes (Smallwood 82). Subs not used: Ogbeche, Martin.

Booked: Rhys Williams, Bennett, Hines.

Scorers: Emnes 15, 38, Main 86.

Referee: James Linnington.

Attendance: 9,286.

Millwall had scored just once in the league at home since November and did not remotely look like adding to that tally until Darius Henderson struck against the run of play before half-time.

But they could not find a leveller despite a spirited second-half performance, and a late strike from substitute Curtis Main condemned them to another defeat.

Boro could have been three up in the opening five minutes but for some wayward finishing.

First Millwall failed to deal with Jason Steele's long goal kick and Lukas Jutkiewicz fired narrowly wide.

Moments later Jutkiewicz's scuffed effort in front of goal was clawed away by David Forde and from the corner, Emnes headed Barry Robson's cross over.

Forde, who was dropped for Saturday's FA Cup defeat by Bolton, also tipped a looping Jutkiewicz header over the top as the visitors dominated the opening stages.

On the up: Middlesbrough moved to sixth after victory at the Den

On the up: Middlesbrough moved to sixth after victory at the Den

The goal they had been threatening duly arrived in the 14th minute from another Robson corner.

The unmarked Rhys Williams hooked the ball back towards goal from the corner of the six-yard box and Emnes deflected it past the unsighted Forde.

While there was a touch of fortune about Emnes' first goal, there was nothing lucky about his second in the 38th minute.

Emnes collected Robson's pass 35 yards out, skipped past Harry Kane's challenge on the edge of the area and thumped a superb low shot past Forde.

But five minutes later Millwall, who had not managed a single effort on goal, suddenly grabbed a lifeline.

Scott Barron floated a free-kick into the area, Liam Trotter nodded it back across goal and Henderson looped his header over Steele and into the net.

Three and easy: Curtis Main completes the scoring

Three and easy: Curtis Main completes the scoring

Lions boss Kenny Jackett made a double substitution at the break, throwing on Alan Dunne and Jimmy Abdou, and his side improved in the second half.

However, Liam Trotter could not take advantage of a defensive mix-up and fired over, Henderson headed wide and Steele saved from Kane and Liam Feeney.

And Boro wrapped up the points four minutes from time when Julio Arca crossed and teenager Main crashed a powerful shot past Forde and high into the net for his first Boro goal.

Bolton v Macclesfield, QPR v MK Dons live

FA CUP LIVE: Follow all the action from Tuesday's third round replays as it happens

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the FA Cup with four third round replays to be decided as Premier League sides Bolton and QPR aim to avoid upsets. The Hoops will be aiming to win their first game in the competition for 11 years when they host MK Dons, while the Trotters will hope to avoid a huge slip up at home to Macclesfield. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.

Live scores

FA Cup third round replays

Bolton 1-0 Macclesfield (8pm)

Leicester 1-0 Nottingham Forest (7.30pm)

Millwall 1-0 Dag & Red (7.45pm)

QPR 0-0 MK Dons (8pm)

All the latest from League One

20.02: GOAL! BOLTON 1-0 Macclesfield

20.01: And now underway…

20.00: Teams are out for the 8pm kick-offs.

19.58: From InfostradaLive:

Macclesfield Town have never progressed beyond #FACup 3rd round and have never beaten a club from the top flight in the competition. #Bolton

19.55: This Forest side look completely out of sorts. It's been a while since I've seen a team displaying as little confidence as the visitors. No one seems to want to take responsibility. This can't all be Steve McClaren's doing

19.52: GOAL! MILLWALL 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

It's been mostly Dagenham in the early stages but wouldn't you know it, the hosts score with their first attack.

Harry Kane tees up Darius Henderson who finds the back of the net from the edge of the box.

19.49: InfostradLive sum up Forest in front of goal:

FA Cup 3rd round replay: Leicester-Nottingham 1-0 (OG Boateng). Forest have failed to score in 9 of last 10 matches in all competitions.

19.46: Oh my word, what a miss! Greg Cunningham delivers a cross from the left, but after Kasper Schmeichel makes a complete mess of it, Robbie Findley defies the laws of physics by shooting over from two yards.

19.45: And we are underway at The Den.

19.42: GOAL! LEICESTER 1-0 Nottingham Forest

After bragging to my colleagues that Forest will win this, they deservedly fall behind.

A cross comes in from the left and George Boateng directs the ball into his own goal from inside the six-yard box. Fast start from the hosts.

19.41: Full line-ups from the Reebok Stadium:

Bolton v Macclesfield
Bolton: Bogdan, Riley, Wheater, Boyata, Ricketts, Sanli, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Lynch, Robinson, Knight, Blake, Pratley, Ngog, O'Halloran.

Macclesfield: Veiga, Bateson, Brown, Brisley, Tremarco, Wedgbury, Mendy, Hamshaw, Daniel, Hewitt, Diagne. Subs: Collis, Kay, Morgan, Mukendi, Fairhurst, Fisher, Whiteoak.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

19.38: Full line-ups from Loftus Road:

QPR v Milton Keynes Dons
QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Hill, Mackie, Buzsaky, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Macheda, Bothroyd. Subs: Cerny, Orr, Hall, Campbell, Smith, Helguson, Ephraim.

Milton Keynes Dons: Martin, Smith, Doumbe, Shaun Williams, Lewington, Gleeson, Potter, Chadwick, Bowditch, MacDonald, Ibehre. Subs: McLoughlin, Flanagan, Daniel Powell, Baldock, O'Shea, McNamee, George Williams.

Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

19.37: Leicester nearly go ahead in the first minute through Neil Danns, but his rocket shot from inside the box is headed clear off the line.

19.36: Finally we are underway at the King Power Stadium.

19.33: QPR manager Mark Hughes names a strong line-up for tonight's FA Cup third-round replay against MK Dons.

The recently-appointed Rs boss makes just one change to the side defeated 1-0 at Newcastle on Sunday, with Federico Macheda replacing Heidar Helguson in the starting XI.

Charlie MacDonald features for MK Dons having missed the previous encounter with QPR due to a knee injury, while Mathias Doumbe is included in defence.

19.30: Out they come at the King Power Stadium then.

Two teams from a bygone Premier League era of course. For that (pointless) and nostalgic reason I'm backing this to be a good game.

19.27: Not too warm out there tonight and I have to say I'm not that surprised there isn't too many in attendance as the teams prepare to make their way out at Leicester.

19.24: Bolton boss Owen Coyle makes five changes to his starting line-up for this evening's FA Cup third-round replay against Macclesfield at the Reebok Stadium.

Coyle, who on Monday saw Gary Cahill finally complete his move to Chelsea, shuffles things from Saturday's 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United by bringing Joe Riley, Dedryck Boyata, Tuncay Sanli, Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic into the Wanderers side.

For the visitors – currently 15th in npower League Two – defender Elliott Hewitt is promoted to the first XI, with striker George Donnelly missing out due to a groin problem.

19.21: If I was a betting man (which I can be) I have to admit backing the home sides would really appeal tonight.

Somehow, this being the FA Cup, I can't see it being quite as simple as that – there surely is going to be a shock somewhere.

19.18: Full line-ups from The Den:

Millwall v Dag & Red
Millwall: Forde, Smith, Ward, Robinson, Barron, Feeney, Abdou, Trotter, Bouazza, Henderson, Kane. Subs: Mildenhall, Craig, McQuoid, Batt, Henry, N'Guessan, Wright.

Dag & Red: Lewington, Ogogo, Doe, Spillane, Ilesanmi, Bingham, Abdulla, Rose, Danny Green, Nurse, Dominic Green. Subs: Hogan, McCrory, Arber, Edmans, Elito, Reed, Wearen.

Referee: Scott Mathieson (Cheshire)

Starting: Jermaine Beckford will lead Leicester's attack against Nottingham Forest

Starting: Jermaine Beckford will lead Leicester's attack against Nottingham Forest

19.15: There was of course originally five games this evening, but Wrexham v Brighton has been postponed until tomorrow night after heavy frost and freezing temperatures caused the game to be postponed.

The clubs and the Football Association have agreed to switch the match to a 7.15pm kick-off tomorrow at the Racecourse Ground, following a 1-1 draw in the first meeting, with a fourth-round showdown against Newcastle up for grabs.

19.12: From the King Power Stadium:

Leicester v Nottingham Forest
Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Mills, Gallagher, Dyer, St. Ledger, Wellens, Beckford, Danns, Nugent. Subs: Howard, Weale, Abe, Kennedy, Tunchev, Taft.

Nottm Forest: Camp, Cunningham, Boateng, Anderson, Reid, Greening, Gunter, Harewood, Moussi, Findley, Lynch. Subs: Derbyshire, McGugan, McCleary, McGoldrick, Smith, Blackstock, Majewski.

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

19.10: Never mind though QPR fans because here is one record from InfostradaLive you won't be breaking tonight:

The longest non-winning streak by any club in the FA Cup proper is a 22 match streak by Weymouth between 1968 and 1981.

19.09: Bolton starting XI:

Bogdan, Riley, Wheater, K Davies, Tuncay, Petrov, Klasnic, M Davies, Ricketts, Reo-Coker, Boyata

19.06: QPR starting XI:

Kenny, Hill, Derry, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Mackie, Buzsaky, Young, Wright-Phillips, Macheda, Ferdinand.

19.03: Here it is in black and white folks from InfostradaLive:

Queens Park Rangers have failed to win any of their last 16 FA Cup matches, equal worst record by a league club with Leeds Utd (1952-1962).

19.00: Ladies and gentleman, history will be made tonight. To be more specific, it will be at Loftus Road.

You see something has to give. QPR will either have to win their first FA Cup game since 2001 or MK Dons will have to reach the fourth round for the first time.

The physical world nearly exploded when a result was nearly forced at the stadium:mk last time, so I'm almost certain this one will go to penalties (then the toss of a coin) tonight.

And that's before we get to our other three action packed games.Team news on the way.

Out to impress: Federico Macheda will hope to shine after joining QPR on loan from Manchester United

Out to impress: Federico Macheda will hope to shine after joining QPR on loan from Manchester United

Darius Henderson arrested

EXCLUSIVE: Millwall star Henderson arrested after New Year's restaurant punch-up

Millwall striker Darius Henderson has been bailed by police after a man suffered a broken jaw during a brawl.

Henderson, 30, was arrested during the early hours of New Year's Day after a diner was punched in the face at Darcys restaurant in St Albans.

Hertfordshire Police were called to the scene and Henderson was arrested and placed in a cell before being released on police bail.

Released on bail: Henderson was arrested after a man suffered a broken jaw

Released on bail: Henderson was arrested after a man suffered a broken jaw

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed: 'Police were called to Darcys restaurant in St Albans at around 1.30am on Sunday, January 1 to reports a man had been assaulted. It is believed a verbal altercation had taken place before the victim, a 41-year-old man from St Albans, was allegedly punched to the face.

'He suffered a broken jaw and was taken to hospital for treatment.

On target: Henderson enjoyed a successful spell at Watford

On target: Henderson enjoyed a successful spell at Watford

'A 30-year-old man from Markyate was arrested on suspicion of GBH. 'He has been released on police bail until early February.'

Henderson has played for seven clubs, including Watford, Sheffield United and Reading.

He scored 15 goals for Watford in the 2005-06 season to help earn promotion to the Premier League under Aidy Boothroyd. He is Millwall's top scorer this season with nine goals.