Live text commentary from the FA Cup fourth round and the Coca-Cola Championship

03 February 2009 11:11
FA Cup fourth round replayBurnley 3-1 West Brom FTFor minute-by-minute text commentary, click here



The Coca-Cola ChampionshipBristol City 2-1 Charlton FTPreston 1-1 Plymouth FTSouthampton 1-2 Sheffield United FTWolves 3-3 Norwich City FT  21:50 That's it for this evening then. Burnley steal the headlines again with another impressive victory over Premier League opposition - although West Brom's weakened starting line-up suggests that Tony Mowbray was mindful of the fact that his side need to focus their energies on league survival for the rest of the campaign. The Clarets now face a fifth round tie against Arsenal or Cardiff - whose postponed fourth round replay has been rearranged for Monday, February 16.

In the Championship, strugglers Norwich City earned a very impressive point at Wolves, who failed to increase their lead at the top of the table to seven points, despite a hat-trick from prolific striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, while bottom club Charlton suffered another damaging defeat at Bristol City. Ten-man Sheffield United produced a stunning finale to take all three points at Southampton, while Plymouth held Preston to a 1-1 draw at Deepdale.

21:47 FULL-TIME: Wolves 3 Norwich City 3.

21:41 FULL-TIME: Bristol City 2 Charlton 1.

21:40 FULL-TIME: Preston 1 Plymouth 1.

21:39 FULL-TIME: Burnley 3 West Brom 1.

21:38 FULL-TIME: Southampton 1 Sheffield United 2.

21:37 GOAL! Southampton 1 Sheffield United 2 (Ward 90). Amazing scenes at St Mary's - 10-man Sheffield United have somehow nicked it just moments after conceding an equaliser. With the hosts pushing men forward in search of a winner, Jamie Ward escaped on the break to give the Blades a terrific win.

21:35 GOAL! Burnley 3 (Thompson 88) West Brom 1. The West Brom fans can start their journey home now - Burnley have made their place in the fifth round safe thanks to another goal from Steven Thompson.

21:33 GOAL! Southampton 1 (Surman 90) Sheffield United 1. After dominating the entire second half, Southampton have finally made use of their one-man advantage and grabbed a late equaliser thanks to Andrew Surman.

21:30 After a glut of goals early on in the second halves, it's all gone a bit quiet now. West Brom are pushing for an equaliser at Turf Moor, but do the travelling Baggies fans really fancy another half an hour standing in the freezing Lancashire cold?

21:19 GOAL! Wolves 3 Norwich City 3 (Doherty 65). And they've surrendered it. Norwich defender Gary Doherty brings his side level again with a scrappy effort. The punters are certainly getting their money's worth at Molineux.

21:09 GOAL! Wolves 3 (Ebanks-Blake 56) Norwich City 2. Any team chasing promotion to the Premier League needs a 20-goal-a-season man, and Wolves have got one already. Ebanks-Blake completes his hat-trick to turn things around against Norwich, and don't expect Mick McCarthy's men to surrender their lead this time.

21:06 GOAL! Burnley 2 West Brom 1 (Zuiverloon 60). And is a comeback also underway at Turf Moor. The Baggies have pulled one back thanks to the delightfully-named Gianni Zuiverloon.

21:05 GOAL! Wolves 2 (Ebanks-Blake 53) Norwich City 2. Maybe not. Wolves haven't wasted much time in hitting back, and it's that man Ebanks-Blake again with his 19th goal of the season.

Goal machine: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake guides the ball into the net to give Wolves the lead against Norwich.

21:00 GOAL! Wolves 1 Norwich City 2 (Cort 47). Bit of an upset on the cards at Molineux, as Norwich have taken the lead thanks to a strike from former Wolves striker Carl Cort.

20:59 GOAL! Bristol City 2 (Adebola 53) Charlton 1. It's turned full circle at Ashton Gate, as Dele Adebola grabs his second in the space of four minutes and, just as they did at Burnley on Saturday, Charlton have seen a 1-0 lead wiped out in the second half.

20:58 GOAL! Burnley 2 (Thompson 52) West Brom 0. Burnley are well on their way to the fifth round of the FA Cup now. Just moments after Bednar missed a glorious opportunity to equalise, Steven Thomson has doubled the lead for the Championship side.

20:55 GOAL! Bristol City 1 (Adebola 49) Charlton 1. The Addicks have been caught cold at the start of the second half - Dele Adebola has headed an equaliser for the Robins.

20:53 We're underway again in the FA Cup and Championship.

20:39 HALF-TIME: Wolves 1 Norwich City 1.

20:36 HALF-TIME: Preston 1 Plymouth 1.

20:35 HALF-TIME: Bristol City 0 Charlton 1.

20:34 HALF-TIME: Burnley 1 West Brom 0.

20:34 HALF-TIME: Southampton 0 Sheffield United 1.

20:33 GOAL! Burnley 1 (Elliott 45) West Brom 0. It looks like Burnley might be on their way to another Premier League scalp - Wade Elliott has opened the scoring for the Clarets with a stunning strike on the stroke of half-time.

Vintage Claret: Burnley's Wade Elliott produces a stunning strike to put his side in front against West Brom.

20:29 GOAL! Preston 1 (Parkin 43) Plymouth 1. Better news for another big striker - Preston's Jon Parkin has brought his side level against Plymouth.

20:27 RED CARD! Darius Henderson (Sheffield United). The Blades face a battle to hang on to their lead now - big striker Henderson has been given his marching orders for an alleged elbow.

20:23 GOAL! Southampton 0 Sheffield United 1 (Halford 35). The Championship goals are flying in now - former Colchester, Sunderland and Charlton defender Greg Halford has put the Blades in front at St Mary's.

20:22 GOAL! Wolves 1 Norwich City 1 (Croft 32). Don't count your chickens too soon, Wolves fans. Norwich have equalised with a strike from Lee Croft.

20:19 GOAL! Bristol City 0 Charlton 1 (Soares 29). A vital goal at Ashton Gate, as midfielder Tom Soares gives bottom club Charlton the lead in their clash against Bristol City.

Up for the Cup: Early action from tonight's FA Cup fourth round replay, as Burnley's Chris McCann tackles West Brom striker Jay Simpson.

20:14 GOAL! Wolves 1 (Ebanks-Blake 25) Norwich 0. The Championship leaders are on their way to going seven points clear at the top of the table - top scorer Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has found the net for the 18th time this season to put Wolves in front.

20:04 All fairly even at Turf Moor - both sides have forced early corners and enjoyed their fair share of possession, but the brightest thing on the pitch so far is West Brom's yellow kit.

19:58 GOAL! Preston 0 Plymouth 1 (Mackie 13). We've finally got the first goal of the evening from our featured matches and it's been scored by Plymouth - Jamie Mackie putting the Pilgrims ahead at Deepdale.

19:53 No early goals and nothing of any note to report so far - let's hope the brave souls on the terraces this evening are given some excitement to warm their cockles.

19:45 We're underway in the FA Cup and the Championship matches.

19:38 An unfortunate - albeit rather amusing - tale from League One tonight - Southend's match against Scunthorpe has been postponed just 20 MINUTES before kick-off after referee Keith Hill declared that a small patch of frozen turf near the touchline made it too dangerous for the game to go ahead - despite earlier pitch inspections giving the go-ahead. By all accounts, some of the devoted Scunthorpe fans who travelled through the snow to make it to Roots Hall even helped to clear the snow on the pitch - bet their journey home isn't the most enjoyable one.

19:30 Baggies boss Tony Mowbray has made six changes to his team following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hull in the Premier League. Out go Meite, Robinson, Koren, Valero, Brunt and Morrison, and in come Cech, Kim, Dorrans, Teixeira, Bednar and Pele.

Teams:Burnley: Jensen, Alexander, Duff, Caldwell, Kalvenes, McDonald, Elliott, McCann, Blake, Paterson, Thompson. Subs: Penny, Carlisle, Gudjonsson, Akinbiyi, Mahon, Rodriguez, MacDonald.West Brom: Carson, Zuiverloon, Donk, Pele, Cech, Kim, Dorrans, Simpson, Filipe Teixeira, Fortune, Bednar. Subs: Kiely, Hoefkens, Robinson, Koren, Brunt, Martis, Morrison.

Jeremy Butler is our man at Turf Moor tonight and you can follow his live text commentary by clicking here

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19:24 We were hoping to see Arsenal take on Cardiff in the FA Cup this evening, but the snow put paid to that one, so the biggest clash of the night sees West Brom take on cup giant-killers Burnley in their fourth round replay at Turf Moor, where the Baggies will be hoping to avoid the embarrassment endured by the likes of Fulham, Chelsea, Arsenal (and almost Tottenham) in the Carling Cup this season.

Four Championship clashes have also beaten Mr Frosty, as Bristol City host Charlton, Plymouth travel north to Preston, Southampton take on Sheffield United and leaders Wolves face Norwich City.

19:20 Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's matches that have managed to survive the adverse weather conditions. With London Transport still reeling from the fact that snow has actually fallen in the capital, I've had to hire a jet-ski and two huskies* in order to make it into the office this evening but, fear not, it's business as usual here, and we'll be bringing you all the action as it happens.

*No animals were harmed in my attempts to get to work today.

Turf more: West Brom and Burnley do battle again tonight after a 2-2 draw in their FA Cup fourth round clash at The Hawthorns 10 days ago.



 

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