Both of Saturdays FA Cup quarter finals were decided without replays as Bolton struck a late winner to beat League Cup Winners Birmingham 3-2 at St Andrews. Birmingham had just the better of the play, but just as it looked like a replay was beckoning Chung-Yong Lee hit the winner to send the home fans slightly aggrieved. The Attendance was a slightly disapointing 23,699.
Manchester United faced Arsenal in the tie of the round and Arsenals season continued to unravel big style as they were eliminated from their 3rd Cup competition in as many weeks, despite United starting with a somewhat unconventional line up which included 7 defenders. Despite having the better of the chances and possession Arsenal never looked like getting back into the game after going 1-0 down mid way through the 1st half and when Wayne Rooney popped up with their second 5 minutes into the second half the game was as good as over. Arsenal have now been knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup and lost to Birmingham in the League Cup Final, leaving only the Premier League title for them to try and end their barren silver ware run. The official Att: 74,693