Liam Kelly’s brilliant free-kick not enough as Newcastle progress
FA Cup round-up: Wayne Rooney on target as Derby set up Manchester United tie
Oxford United’s Liam Kelly scores against Newcastle during Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth round replay. Photograph: PA
A superb solo effort from Allan Saint-Maximin saw Newcastle edge past Oxford in extra-time of their FA Cup replay and reach the fifth round for the first time in 16 years.
Oxford took the tie the distance with two goals in a frenetic final six minutes of normal time but Saint-Maximin’s strike was enough to settle the contest 3-2 in favour of Steve Bruce’s side.
Recent cup runs have been lacking for Newcastle but they would have thought they were on a smooth course to round five as Sean Longstaff and Joelinton had them two goals up at half-time of a replay which stemmed from a forgettable 0-0 draw at St James’ Park.
But their League One opponents rallied late on, Irish midfielder Liam Kelly’s free-kick getting them back into the tie before Nathan Holland’s fine strike deep into added time took the game into extra-time.
Rooney netted a second-half penalty as the Championship Rams saw off their League Two visitors in a fourth-round replay at Pride Park.
Reading claimed a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Cardiff to book a fifth-round home tie with Premier League Sheffield United. In a game that finished 3-3 after extra time, Josh Murphy and Robert Glatzel struck either side of the interval for Cardiff before Omar Richards and substitute Andy Rinomhota forced another 30 minutes.
Murphy pounced on a Gabriel Osho mistake to poke home his second and restore Cardiff’s lead, but Yakou Meite forced penalties four minutes from time. Reading won the resulting shoot-out 4-1 as Garath McCleary, Osho, Jordan Obita and Sone Aluko gave the Royals a 100 per cent return from the spot and Cardiff’s nerve buckled as Aden Flint and Will Vaulks missed. This was the third meeting between the two clubs in 10 days, games more notable for incidents off the field than the action on it.
Goalkeeper Lee Camp was Birmingham’s hero as the Championship side clinched a place in the fifth round, also on penalties, against Coventry.
FA Cup fifth round draw
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Reading v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Birmingham City
Derby County v Manchester United
Southampton/Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
Portsmouth v Arsenal