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Wes Hoolahan: Troubled by injury.

The curious case of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan

How the Irish fared:

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Bradford City's Jonathan Stead (left) celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London.

League One Bradford beat Chelsea

Chelsea 2 Bradford 4: FA Cup Fourth Round: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lost faith in a number of his squad players ahead of the club’s League Cup semi-final second-leg with Liverpool tomorrow, after his second-string was humiliated by League One minnows Bradford on Saturday.

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File photo of Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. He received a red card in Saturday's La Liga clash with Cordoba.

Cristiano Ronaldo needs a timeout

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo did not enjoy Real Madrid’s La Liga clash at Cordoba on Saturday. And the recently crowned 2014 Ballon D’Or has not had a memorable start to the new year.

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File photo of spectators.

Paul Pogba keeps Juventus on track

European round-up: Paul Pogba scored one goal and created another as leaders Juventus beat Chievo 2-0.

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Long-inspired Avondale eye history making five-in-a-row

FAI Intermediate Cup: A Roy Long-inspired Avondale United moved to within three games of an historic five FAI Intermediate Cup titles in-a-row after a deserved 3-1 win over College Corinthians in their fourth round clash at Avondale Park on Saturday.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend scores a penalty during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at White Hart Lane, London.

Tottenham lose to Leicester: Jeffrey Schlupp and Leonardo Ulloa goals complete unlikely comeback

Tottenham 1 Leicester 2: FA Cup Fourth Round: How Leicester City would love to bottle their FA Cup form and swap their two top-flight scalps for precious Premier League points.

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Bristol City's Luke Freeman (left) and West Ham United's Alex Song battle for the ball. Pic:PA

West Ham heed Sam Allardyce’s advice

Bristol City 0 West Ham 1: FA Cup Fourth Round: Sam Allardyce had warned his players about being another Premier League "victim" as Diafra Sakho’s late goal was enough to secure West Ham a 1-0 victory at Bristol City.

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Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky celebrates after scoring his side's third goal. Pic: PA

Arsense Wenger plays it cool as cup opens up for Arsenal

Brighton 2 Arsenal 3: FA Cup Fourth Round: Arsene Wenger is reluctant to admit it but having survived the FA Cup fourth round curse that struck many of his club’s traditional rivals, the holders go into this evening’s last-16 draw in the unfamiliar position of being favourites to win a trophy.

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Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson and Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas (left) battle for the ball. Pic: PA.

Aston Villa are back on the goal trail

Aston Villa 2 Bourmemouth 1: FA Cup Fourth Round: Villa Park had been tipped as a likely scene of a surprise yesterday and it did not disappoint. Just not in the way anyone anticipated.

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Liverpool draw 0-0 with Bolton

Liverpool 0 Bolton 0: FA Cup Fourth Round: What Liverpool missed here as they attempt to navigate a tricky FA Cup course to Wembley, they may just have available to them via the Capital One Cup.

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Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford (second right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with his team-mates during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Turbulent times for Manchester City

Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2: FA Cup Fourth Round. Patrick Bamford helped Jose Mourinho’s protege Aitor Karanka mastermind one of the most stunning upsets on a day of FA Cup giant-killing, then predicted that the original Special One will inflict further misery on a Manchester City season that is rapidly spiralling out of control.

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Blackburn's Lee Williamson  challenges Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey. Picture: PA

Nine-man Swansea get a burning

FA Cup — Saturday review: Though cast in the shadow of high-profile fallers at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad, there was another giant-killing of sorts at Ewood Park, where nine-man Swansea became the third Premier League side beaten by lower-league opposition, crashing out 3-1 to Blackburn.

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Sunderland's John O'Shea and Fulham's Shaun Hutchinson battle for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Goalless draw between Sunderland and Fulham 0

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0: FA Cup Fourth Round: It’s not just dour stalemates that have become an all-too regular feature of Sunderland’s Groundhog Day season.

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Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho back in the zone for Liverpool

FA Cup Fourth Round
Liverpool v Bolton
Today: Anfield, 5.30pm
TV: BT Sport 1

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SO CLOSE: Cambridge United's Josh Coulson, heads the ball over the bar watched by Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea during FA Cup clash in Cambridge.

Van Gaal fury as twitchy Man United held by Cambridge

FA Cup Fourth Round
Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0

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Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Loss would be ‘disgrace’

FA Cup Fourth Round
Chelsea v Bradford
Today: Stamford Bridge, 3pm

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DIVIDED LOYALTIES: Steve Gatting is now a youth team coach at Arsenal but is best remembered for playing in the 1983 FA Cup final for Brighton.

Is this the time for the Seagulls to land again?

FA Cup Fourth Round
Brighton v Arsenal
Tomorrow: 4pm
TV: BT Sport 1

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