Arsenal out, Luton dream over

Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn at Emirates

Stadium on Saturday, as Millwall and Barnsley joined Rovers in the

last eight.

Arsenal dominated their fifth-round clash against Blackburn and

had several chances to score, but saw their way through to goal

blocked by a stunning performance by Rovers goalkeeper Jake


Tomas Rosicky also hit the crossbar for the Premier League side

after 67 minutes and just five minutes later, Colin Kazim-Richards

grabbed what proved to be the winner, smashing in the rebound after

Wojciech Szczesny had saved Martin Olsson’s initial strike.

Luton’s impressive FA Cup run came to an end with a 3-0 defeat

at home to Millwall in the early kick-off.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side had stunned Norwich three weeks

ago to reach this stage but found their Championship opponents one

step too far at Kenilworth Road.

James Henry put the Lions in front after 12 minutes following a

mistake by Janos Kovacs, with Rob Hulse adding another nine minutes

before the interval from a tight angle.

Dany N’Guessan then sealed the win with five minutes left to

send Millwall through to the last eight.

Barnsley made it a hat-trick of Championship teams in the

quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory at League One MK Dons.

Chris Dagnall opened the scoring for the visitors after just

three minutes before Marlon Harewood doubled the lead in the 20th


MK Dons fought back in the second half with a goal from Dean

Bowditch but Dagnall’s second in stoppage time put the tie to bed.

Alan Smith’s late dismissal rounded off a miserable afternoon for

the home side.