Millwall end Luton run, Gunners downed by Blackburn

Updated: February 17, 2013

Millwall ended Luton’s FA Cup run, while Arsene Wenger was left red faced as his Arsenal team joined a host of other Premiership clubs on the FA Cup scrapheap.

Millwall ended Luton’s hopes of becoming the first minor league side in 99 years to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup with a clinical 3-0 win. Goals from James Henry and Rob Hulse put Championship (second tier) Millwall in charge before halftime and Dany N’Guessan rounded things off with a tap-in late on.

Arsenal’s hopes of ending their eight-year trophy drought suffered a huge setback after they were dumped out of the FA Cup at home to second division Blackburn Rovers.

Colin Kazim-Richards scored the only goal in Rovers’s 1-0 victory when he followed up in the 72nd minute, with a strike that went in off the post, after Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny failed to hold Martin Olsson’s shot.

Arsenal, who haven’t won a major piece of silverware since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, need to get back on track for a last 16 Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday at home to German giants Bayern Munich.

Milton Keynes Dons run was also ended yesterday, Barnsley coming out on top 3-1.

In the late game yesterday Oldham scored the equaliser with 10 seconds to go in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Everton forcing a replay.

Sunday sees faltering FA Cup holders Chelsea taking on fellow west Londoners Brentford in a fourth round replay at Stamford Bridge after only a late equaliser by Fernando Torres prevented a mammoth Cup shock at Griffin Park.

Struggling Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to a Leeds team who ended Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup hopes in the fourth round, while top-flight Wigan travel to Championship side Huddersfield.

Manchester United, looking to win the FA Cup for the first time in nine years, face Reading in an all-Premier League tie at Old Trafford on Monday.