Football FA Cup: Eleven asides

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Jason Matthews (Exeter)

Reserve keeper was brought on at half-time and kept Everton at bay.

Paul Parry (Hereford)

Came within the width of a post of beating Leicester at Edgar Street.

Dave Bassett (Barnsley)

Wimbledon's Carl Cort ruined the former manager's return to south London, as Egil Olsen's new Dons secured a 1-0 win.

Mike Panopoulos (Portsmouth)

The defender's expulsion, for serious foul play, contributed to the club's on-going Greek tragedy. Following Alan Ball's dismissal in midweek, Pompey were knocked out 1-0 by Sunderland.

Matthew Spring (Luton)

The Second Division strugglers sprung one of the shocks of the round by holding Premiership-chasing Fulham to a 2-2 draw.

Nick Henry (Tranmere)

Copied good scoring form of more illustrious Arsenal namesake, Thierry, by netting Tranmere's goal in their 1-0 win over West Ham.

Paul Heckingbottom (Darlington)

Despite that 71st-minute goal, there will be no third chance for Darlington as they lost 2-1 to Premiership strugglers Aston Villa.

Chris Sutton (Chelsea)

Can you believe it? The pounds 10m striker scored his second goal of the season against the mighty Hull, as Chelsea ran out 6-1 winners.

Andrew Cooke (Burnley)

The Second Division side cooked up one of the major upsets of the day, when their 62nd-minute goal dumped Derby County.

Darren Ferguson (Wrexham)

It looks like the Manchester United manager will keep an interest in this year's competition after all. Sir Alex's son, Darren, scored the winner as Second Division Wrexham defeated Middlesbrough 2-1.

Liam George (Luton)

He was yesterday's fastest FA Cup goal scorer, netting after just six minutes of Luton's 2-2 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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