Blackburn Dump Arsenal Out of FA Cup

16 Feb 2013

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Blackburn Rovers' keeper Kean denied Arsenal victory


Colin Kazim-Richards's late goal stunned Arsenal as Blackburn knocked them out to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Arsenal dominated with Gervinho failing to hit the target from a good position and Jake Kean saving several headers.

Thomas Rosicky hit the bar after the break but Rovers scored when Martin Olsson's shot was tucked in by Kazim-Richards at the back post, reports the BBC.

Theo Walcott's late header could not find a way past Kean either.

Arsene Wenger's team could not find a way to permeate Blackburn's rearguard as Michael Appleton's team defended for their lives at the end of the game.

In an earlier game, Championship side, Millwall claimed a place in the quarter-finals by bringing Luton Town's remarkable FA Cup run to an end.

The non-league Hatters created chances, with Andre Gray and Nadjim Abdou drawing good saves from David Forde.

But Janos Kovacs's error let James Henry in for Millwall's early opener, before Rob Hulse doubled their lead with a fortuitous hooked volley.

Luton showed persistence but conceded a third when Dany N'Guessan finished off John Marquis's parried shot late on.

The Hatters' run had taken in wins over Championship side Wolves and, in the previous round, Norwich City of the Premier League.

But they failed to to become the first non-league side to reach the sixth round in 99 years after meeting a resolute and determined Millwall.

The match started well enough for the Blue Square Bet Premier side, 67 places below the Lions on the football ladder, and they drew early saves from former Luton loanee Forde through Gray's shot on the angle and Abdou's powered effort from short range.


Luton 0 - 3 Millwall
Arsenal 0 - 1 Blackburn
MK Dons 1 - 2 Barnsley

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