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FA Cup: Arsenal wins; Huddersfield out

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A day-long journey in the FA Cup came to its conclusion via five 12:30 p.m. ET kickoffs on Saturday.

[ ROUNDUPS: 7:30 a.m. ET kicks | 10 a.m. ]


Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Elliott Bennett found Bradley Deck for an early second half header, and the visitors were on the path to a victory. But substitute Ayoze Perez won a late penalty which Matt Ritchie converted to save Newcastle blushes.

Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal

Joe Willock scored a pair of first-half goals for the Gunners, and that’s all the North Londoners needed in front of a protesting, half-empty Bloomfield Road. Alex Iwobi scored late to make it 3-0.

Full scoreboard in the FA Cup

Tranmere Rovers 0-7 Tottenham Hotspur — Friday
Manchester United 2-0 Reading
West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City
Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton and Hove Albion
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Luton Town
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Stoke City
Burnley 1-0 Barnsley
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Wigan Athletic
Everton 2-1 Lincoln City
Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Derby County 2-2 Southampton
Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Walsall
Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff City
Brentford 1-0 Oxford United
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town
Fleetwood Town 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough 5-0 Peterborough United
Aston Villa 0-3 Swansea City
Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Crystal Palace 1-0 Grimsby Town
Bristol City 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal
Norwich City 0-1 Portsmouth

Still to come
Fulham v. Oldham Athletic — Sunday
Man City v. Rotherham United — Sunday
Millwall v. Hull City — Sunday
Preston North End v. Doncaster Rovers — Sunday
Sheffield United v. Barnet — Sunday
Queens Park Rangers v. Leeds United — Sunday
Woking v. Watford — Sunday
Newport County v. Leicester City — Sunday
Wolves v. Liverpool — Monday

FA Cup preview: Spurs, Man United face Championship opposition

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As the Premier League sides have dwindled down in this season’s FA Cup, two of England’s big boys will hope to avoid upsets on Sunday.

At the moment, six PL clubs remain in the competition after Chelsea and Middlesbrough advanced on Saturday and Manchester City was held to a draw against Huddersfield. Arsenal will meet non-league affiliated side Sutton United on Monday.

[ MORE: FA Cup Saturday wrap — Man City held against Huddersfield ]

Fulham vs. Tottenham — 9 a.m. ET

While Spurs have come away victorious in five of their six FA Cup encounters against Fulham in the past, Mauricio Pochettino‘s side will face a tough test on Sunday. Fulham is currently battling to stay in the race for promotion next season to re-join England’s top flight but the Craven Cottage side will have a legitimate chance to make some noise after knocking off Hull City and Cardiff in the past two rounds.

Meanwhile, Spurs will likely be without striker Harry Kane, who picked up an injury in Thursday’s defeat against Gent in the Europa League. Tottenham has struggled away from home as of late, having won just two of their last 14 fixtures away from White Hart Lane.

Blackburn Rovers vs. Manchester United — 11:15 a.m. ET

The two sides haven’t met in the FA Cup since back in the 1980s, a win for Manchester United, and Sunday’s encounter likely won’t be much a walk in the park for Rovers. Blackburn is fighting for survival in the Championship, making their performance in the FA Cup all the more critical for morale over the second half of the season. However, key suspensions to both Hope Akpan and Elliott Bennett will leave Blackburn shorthanded.

Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils will be missing several key players as well, including Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, both of whom are injured. United has done well away from home recently, only falling once in its previous nine encounters away from Old Trafford.