FA Cup Round: Luton, Stoke avoid disruption as Peterborough surprise QPR to reach fifth round | Football news

Luton reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in nine years with a 3-0 victory at Cambridge.

There are 29 spots between the sides and goals in the first quarter of the match from Reece Burke and Carlos Mendes Gomes, who made sure that there was rarely a high probability that League One United would come up with a surprise for the second round in a row.

The Championship team did not have to wait long before going ahead, with Burke peeling away from her man to head Thorpe’s free kick over Dimi Mitov in the Cambridge goal after 16 minutes.

The goal slightly punctured the heady atmosphere at the sold-out Abbey Stadium, with home fans hoping to see more of the trophy heroes they had seen at St James’ Park last month, and another goal just six minutes later went a long way. to determine the competition.

The experienced Cameron Jerome played the ball across the edge of the box to Mendes Gomes, who escaped Harrison Dunk’s challenge before drilling home low to the left of Mitov.

Luton were then able to control the cases and managed the break with their two-goal lead intact. It was only 11 minutes after the break that a key chance came, but Tom Lockyer got control of the crossbar from a question of yards out for the visitors.

Cambridge missed a huge chance to get back in the game at the hour when George Williams’ long ball ran through to James Brophy, who pulled the ball back to Sam Smith in a fantastic position, but the U’s strikers could only pull his effort out of farthest post.

A triple change 16 minutes from the end helped the hosts put the pressure on in the closing stages, with Steer saving a good chunk down from one of subs Ben Worman before the match was closed three minutes from the end.

Admiral Muskwe cut in from the right before he saw his shot go past Mitov in the far corner.

Josh Maja and Jacob Brown scored as Stoke on to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory that ended Wigans 20 matches undefeated races.

Stoke City's Josh Maja celebrates his opening
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Stoke City’s Josh Maja celebrates his opening

The home team’s early dominance was rewarded when debutant Maja – signed on loan from Bordeaux in midweek – secured a dream start to her Stoke career.

After a slip from Latics defender Jason Kerr, the Nigerian national team player had all the time to compose himself and convert past Jones to the far corner.

After the break, Tyrese Campbell saw an innovative guided effort go close as the home side looked to double their advantage.

The visitors ‘4.025 thought they had an intangible leveler shortly after the hour mark, but Tom Bayliss’ powerful free-kick from a sharp angle cut the crossbar.

Still, it was the Potters who struck with Brown – only on the field for less than two minutes – and finished precisely in the far corner to get the Latics to get a knockout blow.

Wigan’s 20 unbeaten run seemed to end when Edwards received another yellow card after a late challenging challenge on goal scorer Brown, allowing Stoke to advance to the fifth round with relative ease.

Peterborough reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1986 with a 2-0 victory over high-flying Championship opponents QPR at an airy Weston Homes Stadium.

Joe Ward of Peterborough United celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's first goal
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Joe Ward of Peterborough United celebrates with teammates after scoring their team’s first goal

Goals from Joe Ward and substitute Ricky-Jady Jones sealed their passage into the final 16 in front of a breathtaking home crowd.

Ward opened the scoring in the 25th minute with what was actually Posh’s first chance of the match as he calmly put in after Jeando Fuchs’ shot was blocked in his path.

Jones made it 2 – 0 after 72 minutes, following a good exchange of passes on the right that the away team failed to deal with.

Huddersfield booked their place in the FA Cup’s fifth round draw after a huge 1-0 victory Barnsley.

Huddersfield Town's Duane Holmes celebrates scoring against Barnsley
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Huddersfield Town’s Duane Holmes celebrates scoring against Barnsley

Duane Holmes hit the winner during a first half dominated by the Terriers in heavy rain.

Josh Koroma and Jordan Rhodes were both close to increasing Huddersfield’s accounts before the break.

Huddersfield were forced to work hard after the break when their Yorkshire rivals came out and fought.

Barnsley enjoyed a dominant period after the break, with Liam Kitching and Carlton Morris both wasting decent chances to take the equalizer in extra time.

The visitors thought they had equalized late, but were ruled out for a break goal as Amine Bassi was deemed to have pushed Matty Pearson into the build-up.

When is the FA Cup drawn in the fifth round?

The draw for the FA Cup in the fifth round is on Sunday 6 February.

It will take place before Liverpool’s home clash with Cardiff around 11.30am and you can follow it live on the Sky Sports app and website.

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