The hype was worth it!
The hype was worth it!
Victory over Championship Luton will hardly save Frank Lampard’s job – but defeat would have pushed him ever closer to the brink. Which is why the broad smile that greeted a 3-1 win in this FA Cup fourth-round tie was wholly justified – particularly with a trip to Barnsley now awaiting his side. True, that run includes games against League Two Morecambe, Championship Luton and relegation-threatened Fulham, but Lampard will take the positives wherever he can find them right now.
The Saints captain is hoping they can add to their one FA Cup triumph in 1976.
The tourists finished Sunday’s play on 339 for nine, still 42 behind Sri Lanka’s first innings of 381
Chelsea 3-1 Luton: The Blues reached the FA Cup fifth round but it was far from a polished display and the pressure on their manager remains as intense as ever
Hatton carded a closing 66 to finish 18 under par.
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Sri Lanka 381, England 339-9: The captain hauled his side back into the second Test match at Galle with a brilliantly composed 186
Carabao Cup semi-finalists Brentford will be looking to continue their FA Cup run when they host Leicester in today's fourth round tie. The Bees knocked out four Premier League teams in the lesser of the two domestic cup competitions before falling to Tottenham in the semi-final, and will be hoping to claim a fifth top-flight upset of the season. This season, both clubs have other priorities, with Brentford pushing for automatic promotion and Leicester well in the Premier League title race.
The former Germany international has joined Fenerbahce.
The German has headed for Turkey.
Tammy Abraham struck a smart Stamford Bridge hat-trick as Chelsea drove past stubborn Luton with a 3-1 win and into the FA Cup fifth round. England hitman Abraham took his Chelsea goal tally to 11 for the season, netting twice in seven first-half minutes before completing his treble late on. Jordan Clark profited from the struggling Kepa Arrizabalaga's latest error to claw one back for Championship side Luton, but the Blues ground their way to an important fourth-round win.
Solskjaer and Klopp go head to head at Old Trafford for a place in the FA Cup fifth round
The England striker struck twice in the first-half before completing his treble late on in a 3-1 FA Cup win against Luton.
The controversial star, who was on a club-record weekly wage of £350,000, has left the Emirates Stadium.
Divisive playmaker leaves the Gunners after seven-and-a-half years in North London
Chelsea's Abraham hits hat-trick against Luton but Werner frustration continues
Chelsea 3-1 Luton: Abraham nets a hat-trick to see off the Championship side
Chelsea were made to work hard for a place in the FA Cup fifth round as Frank Lampard’s Blues saw off Luton Town 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday thanks to a Tammy Abraham hat-trick. With Lampard under huge pressure heading into the cup tie, the last thing the Chelsea boss will have wanted to see was heavy snow falling in west London ahead of the visit of Championship opposition. Thankfully for Chelsea, the conditions eased off before kick-off - and two goals from Abraham inside the opening 16 minutes left the Blues in control of the tie.
The American was absent from the squad at Villa Park.
Root’s 186 helped England battle back against Sri Lanka in Galle.