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Man City beat Blackburn 5-0 in FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson, dejected as Man City's Negredo (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game Credit: PA

Manchester City have ended Blackburn Rovers FA Cup dream

The Lancashire side had earned a replay against Manuel Pelligrini's men in the third round of the competition.

But Manchester City cut short any Rovers hopes of progressing further with a 5-0 victory at home.

It keeps alive the challenge from their manager to 'do the quadruple' of a Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League in one season.

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Footballer trial postponed

Kazim-Richards in his Blackburn days Credit: PA Images

The trial of former Blackburn forward Colin Kazim-Richards, accused of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs, has been postponed.

Kazim-Richards, 27, allegedly made a gesture to the crowd during Blackburn's Championship match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on February 12 last year.

Kazim-Richards, who now plays for Turkish club Bursaspor, is charged with one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, within the sight or hearing of a person, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The London-born footballer's trial had been expected to start at Brighton Magistrates' Court today, but has been moved to a date yet to be fixed.

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