FA Cup fourth round hits and misses

Bruno Fernandes freekick sends Liverpool packing in FA Cup (3-2)

Manchester United booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Changes were made by both coaches ahead of a midweek of Premier League fixtures, but there were still plenty of star players involved from the start.

Mohamed Salah was one of them, putting Liverpool in front with a smart dink over Dean Henderson.

United hit back, though, and turned the game on its head with goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford either side of the break.

It wasn't long before Salah snuck in an equaliser and, with the introduction of Sadio Mane off the bench, Jurgen Klopp went for the kill.

However, it was the hosts who edged the contest, Bruno Fernandes curling in a free kick just over 10 minutes from time.

Edinson Cavani almost added a fourth goal for the Red Devils, but he could only guide Fernandes' cross into the foot of the post.

The defeat caps a pretty disappointing week for Liverpool, who were held by United at Anfield last weekend and beaten at home by Burnley on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will play West Ham United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Chelsea knock out Luton Town thanks to Abraham hat-trick (3-1)

Tammy Abraham hat-trick papered over the cracks for Chelsea as Frank Lampard's side overcame Luton Town to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup.

Lampard rang the changes and the team made of a mix of regulars and fringe players ultimately got the job done, despite Timo Werner missing a penalty.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, on his return to the team, didn't impress for the Luton goal and should have got a stronger hand onto the weak shot which made the score 2-1 with half an hour played.

The former Athletic Club goalkeeper redeemed himself somewhat in the second half, pulling off a big save to keep Chelsea ahead before Abraham sealed the win.

Callum Hudson-Odoi worked a wonderful one-two with Billy Gilmour before sliding it across to Abraham for a tap in to complete his hat trick.

Werner's missed penalty in the 86th minute was inconsequential for the result, but won't have done the German's confidence any favours as he now has scored just once in 16 games.

Chelsea progress to the next round, but Lampard will surely feel it could have been an easier day at the office.

James Rodriguez tees Everton up to progress past Sheffield Wednesday (3-0)

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