Torres saves Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs out

Updated: January 28, 2013

The FA Cup continued on its giant killing path on Sunday as Liverpool and Spurs joined a host of Premiership clubs on the cup scrapheap, while Chelsea left it late to force a replay in a 2-2 draw with Brentford.

Coming into the weekend Spurs knew they had a tricky tie against Championship side team Leeds. Leeds are no strangers when it comes to FA Cup shocks, putting Manchester United out in 2010 would have been fresh in their minds coming into this tie. Luke Varney opened the scoring for Leeds while Ross McCormack doubled the initiative early in the second half. Clint Dempsey gave Spurs brief hope with a goal in the 58th minute however tthat is how the score remained sending the 3 times English Champions through.

FA Cup semifinalists in 1994, Oldham effectively 80 places behind Liverpool in the English club standings never looked in trouble as they stunned Liverpool 3-2 to advance. The scorline flattered Brendan Rogers team as Oldham lead 3-1 before a late Liverpool consolation goal. Next up is a 5th round tie against Everton.

Liverpool join Spurs, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers in being knocked out of the tournament by lower-league opposition this weekend.

Chelsea needed an 83rd-minute equaliser from Fernando Torres to rescue a 2-2 draw at third-tier Brentford as they narrowly avoided a humiliating exit.

In the 5th round draw most the top teams have been kept apart.


Huddersfield or Leicester v Wigan

MK Dons v Barnsley

Oldham v Everton

Luton v Millwall

Arsenal v Blackburn

Manchester City v Leeds

Manchester United v Reading

Middlebrough v Brentford or Chelsea