Swansea, Huddersfield and Rochdale reach FA Cup fifth round

Written By: Muraya Kamunde/BBC


Swansea City ruthlessly demolished League Two Notts County 8-1 to seal their passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup in emphatic fashion.

Tammy Abraham scored his first goal since October to put the dominant hosts ahead and 90 seconds later his through ball set up Nathan Dyer to double their lead.

Dyer added a third with a sweet first-time strike and, although Noor Husin responded for the visitors with a powerful hit, Abraham finished a fine team move to give Swansea a 4-1 half-time lead.

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The procession continued after the break with goals from Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge and Tom Carroll – whose beautiful curling effort was the pick of the bunch – as well as a memorable debut strike for Daniel James.

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Swansea’s biggest margin of victory at the Liberty Stadium sets up a fifth-round tie away against manager Carlos Carvalhal’s former side Sheffield Wednesday

Meanwhile, Huddersfield fought back from behind to beat Birmingham in extra-time and book a home tie against Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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With the replay locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes, the Premier League visitors took command with quick goals from Steve Mounie and Rajiv van La Parra before Tom Ince added a fourth.

Che Adams had fired the Championship side ahead before Town levelled through Marc Roberts’ scrappy own goal.

Huddersfield Town will host Manchester United on 17 February.

Finally, Rochdale manager Keith Hill said the chance of facing Tottenham in the fifth round of the FA Cup is the “ultimate dream” after his side edged their fourth-round replay with Millwall.

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Hill’s outfit, who are second from bottom in League One, will now face the winners of Wednesday night’s replay between Spurs and Newport County of League Two at Wembley.

Rochdale have now reached the FA Cup fifth round for just the third time in their history – doing so previously in 1990 and 2003.


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