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Villa's Sinclair targets FA Cup glory

Scott Sinclair celebrates his goal against Leicester. Credit: PA

Scott Sinclair is eyeing an FA Cup triumph as Aston Villa look to end their season of struggle in more positive fashion.

The winger scored his first goal since August 2012 to help clinch a 2-1 fifth-round win over Leicester on Sunday.

It was in front of watching new manager Tim Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert on Saturday.

"It is getting to that stage where any team can beat anyone on any given day," said the Manchester City loanee.

"All the teams that are left will be thinking they've got a chance to get to the final.

"We have a chance as well but we will have to see who we get in the next round."

Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

Two first-half goals by Olivier Giroud were more than enough to see Arsenal beat Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium and progress to the last eight in the FA Cup. Boro never looked like pulling off a shock in north London.

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud opens the scoring. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Lineker defends BBC decision not to show Bradford FA Cup tie live on TV

Gary Lineker claims the BBC would have screened Bradford's FA Cup fifth-round clash if their opponents had been known when the TV picks were made, before the fourth-round replays.

The BBC was criticised for overlooking the League One club after their giant-killing of Chelsea. Of the eight fifth-round ties played this weekend, Bradford's was one of three not shown live by either the BBC or BT Sport.

The Bantams made the broadcasters regret their decision by beating Sunderland 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1976.

Sunderland had needed a replay to get past Fulham in the fourth round and Lineker claimed on Twitter that that was a key factor in the BBC picking Aston Villa's clash with Leicester and Man Utd's trip to Preston on Monday night instead.


Bradford City shock Sunderland to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

After beating Chelsea in the fourth round, Bradford have done it again in the fifth, beating Premier League side Sunderland 2-0 at Valley Parade to progress to the FA Cup last eight. The match was not televised live, to the dismay of many supporters.

New signing Gabriel starts for Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has picked new £11m signing Gabriel Paulista in his starting XI for the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Middlesbrough today.

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