Maidstone land trip to Coventry in FA Cup fifth round after Sky Blues batter Sheffield Wednesday in one-sided replay


NON-LEAGUE GIANTKILLERS Maidstone United will face Coventry in the FA Cup fifth round after the Sky Blues smashed Sheffield Wednesday.

Mark Robins’ side hammered the Owls 4-1 tonight to book their date with the minnows on February 26.

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PAMaidstone United now head to the Sky Blues in the fifth round[/caption]

The National League South outfit, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, stunned Ipswich Town by beating them 2-1 at Portman Road last month.

Now they will be looking to dump out another former cup winner in the Sky Blues.

Kasey Palmer broke the deadlock for Coventry but Bailey Cadamarteri levelled after ten minutes.

But it was just one-way traffic for the hosts after that a double from Callum O’Hare and a Haji Wright strike sealed the victory.

Meanwhile, fellow Championship team Southampton booked themselves a trip to Anfield later this month.

They coasted to a 3-0 home win over Watford in their replay.

Sekou Mara helped himself to two goals for the Saints while Che Adams also got his name on the scoresheet.

Plymouth Argyle and Leeds United needed extra-time to separate them in this evening’s other replay.


Wilfried Gnoto thought he had won it for the visitors only for the Pilgrims to level late on through Brendan Galloway.

That resulted in the additional 30 minutes, but Crysencio Summerville put Leeds back in front midway through the first period.

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And Georginio Rutter’s scuffed finish and then a cruel Ryan Hardie own goal sealed the 4-1 win in the second half of the extra-time.

They will now travel to the winners of tomorrow’s replay between Aston Villa and Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round.


Here’s how the ties are looking with the first set of replays over:

Blackburn v Newcastle

Chelsea/Aston Villa v Leeds

Bournemouth v Leicester

Liverpool v Southampton

Bristol City/Nottingham Forest v Man Utd

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Wolves v Brighton

Coventry v Maidstone United

Luton v Man City

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