FA Cup – Round-up: Swansea oust holders Pompey

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Swansea City scored the day’s biggest upset when they knocked holders Portsmouth out of the FA Cup with a deserved 2-0 fourth-round win at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth, who beat Cardiff City in the Cup final in May, had no answers against another Welsh side, Championship Swansea winning with goals from Nathan Dye and a penalty from Jason Scotland.

Dyer, on loan from Pompey’s arch-rivals Southampton, opened the scoring after 26 minutes when he chested down and shot past David James in one sweet movement.

Swansea doubled their lead just before the interval when Nadir Belhadj fouled Jordi Gomez and Scotland scored from the penalty spot.

Peter Crouch hit the woodwork in the second half and Jermaine Pennant made his debut for Pompey, but Tony Adams’s side were well beaten.

Click the links below the photos for full reports on Hartlepool v West Ham, Kettering v Fulham, Chelsea v Ipswich and Doncaster v Aston Villa.

Other games involving Premier League teams:

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 BURNLEY 2

Burnley, dramatically beaten by Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday, took the lead after 25 minutes when Graham Alexander scored from a penalty after Jonathan Greening fouled Robbie Blake.

But the Baggies struck back when Robert Koren volleyed home from 25 metres after 31 minutes and Do-Heon Kim put them ahead with a flighted freekick that took a deflection late in the first half. Martin Paterson scored a late qualiser to earn Burnley a replay.

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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1 MIDDLESBROUGH 2

Middlesbrough, in the relegation zone of the Premier League, took the lead against Championship leaders Wolves just before the break when Brazilian striker Afonso Alves lofted the ball over goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to score.

The home side equalised after 63 minutes when Sam Vokes took advantage of a mix-up in the Boro defence to score before Martin Emnes scored seven minutes from time to give Boro victory.

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HULL CITY 2 MILLWALL 0

Hull made it through to the fifth round for the first time in 20 years as goals from Michael Turner and Ian Ashbee earned a 2-0 win over the League One side.

Turner headed in Andy Dawson’s freekick before Ashbee scored from 20 metres to wrap up the victory.

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SUNDERLAND 0 BLACKBURN ROVERS 0

Sunderland and Blackburn failed to produce a goal at the Stadium of Light although Sunderland had a 65th minute effort from David Healy ruled out for offside.

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CHELSEA 3 IPSWICH TOWN 1

Michael Ballack scored twice and Frank Lampard hit the other as Chelsea beat Ipswich Town 3-1 to reach the fifth round for the 11th successive season.

Ballack side-footed home after 16 minutes to put Chelsea ahead but Ipswich struck back after 34 minutes when Alex Bruce, the son of Wigan manager Steve, stabbed home from close range after Chelsea failed to deal with a freekick.

Ballack put Chelsea back in front after 59 minutes with a well-taken freekick before Lampard made it 3-1 with a late goal.

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DONCASTER ROVERS 0 ASTON VILLA 0

Championship strugglers Doncaster Rovers played above themselves and hit the bar twice although Villa went close with efforts from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Curtis Davies, while Agbonblahor also hit the bar late on.

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KETTERING TOWN 2 FULHAM 4

Fulham needed two late goals from Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora to see off minor league side Kettering who twice equalised through Craig Westcarr.

Simon Davies scored for the visitors with a superbly taken volley after 12 minutes before Westcarr equalised in the 36th minute. Danny Murphy put Fulham ahead 13 minutes from time, Westcarr made it 2-2 with a penalty before Fulham regained control.

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HARTLEPOOL UNITED 0 WEST HAM UNITED 2

West Ham wrapped up a straight-forward victory over Hartlepool with two goals at the end of the first half at Victoria Park.

Swiss international Valon Behrami opened the scoring after 44 minutes before Mark Noble doubled the score in first-half stoppage time from a penalty after Hartlepool defender Michael Nelson was harshly punished for a handball as he was outside the area.

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Other results:

TORQUAY 0-1 COVENTRY CITY

WATFORD 4-3 CRYSTAL PALACE

SHEFFIELD UTD 2-1 CHARLTON ATHLETIC

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