Aguero saves City, Liverpool roll on

Updated: January 26, 2014


Manchester City have Sergio Aguero to thank as the Argentine scored a brilliant hat-trick to overcome a 2-0 deficit against Watford, while Liverpool had no such problems as they brushed aside Bournemouth advancing to the last 16 of the FA Cup.

The Etihad Stadium has become a fortress for Manuel Pellegrini’s team this season and with 30 minutes to go it looked like the visitors would join European Champions Bayern Munich as the only team to come away from the venue with a victory this season until Aguero discovered his touch and saved their blushes giving the home team a 4-2 win.

Seven times FA Cup winners Liverpool had to work hard for their 2-0 win on the south coast, Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge finding the back of the net for the Reds.

Kidderminster, put up a fight at League Cup finalists Sunderland but slipped out 1-0 while fourth tier Southend United were beaten 2-0 at home by Premier League Hull City.

Sheffield United, who face Premier League Fulham on Sunday, are now the only side not in the top two divisions still in the competition after Everton crushed Stevenage 4-0.

Defending champions Wigan Athletic, kept alive their hopes of an unlikely successful defence of the trophy with a 2-1 win over top flight Crystal Palace.



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