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Aston Villa and Reading charged for crowd trouble

Villa fans invade the pitch after beating rivals West Brom in the quarter-finals. Credit: PA

Aston Villa and Reading have been charged in relation to crowd disturbances occurring after their FA Cup quarter-final matches, the Football Association has announced.

It is alleged that Villa and Reading failed to prevent spectators encroaching on the pitch following the clubs' sixth-round victories against West Brom and Bradford respectively.

Both clubs have until Thursday to respond to the charge.

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Yakubu looking to take Reading to Wembley

Ayegbeni Yakubu is back in England. Credit: PA

Ayegbeni Yakubu is hoping to fire Reading to Wembley after the Nigerian striker return to English football to fulfill his dream.

The striker was absent when former club Everton lost to Chelsea in the 2009 FA Cup final due to injury, something Yakubu wants to make amends for.

I never thought my Wembley dream was over. I had the chance to come back here so I took it.

England is one of the best places to play football, so I'm happy to be here, enjoying the moment and hopefully I can do more to help the team.

I was going crazy when I couldn't play in that game for Everton against Chelsea.

But that was years ago, now we've got another 90 minutes to play, and hopefully we can be there again.

If we could get through to Wembley it would be special, every player wants to play at Wembley.

– Ayegbeni Yakubu

Yakubu fires Reading into FA Cup quarter-finals

Yakubu fires Reading into the FA Cup last eight. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Former Everton striker Ayegbeni Yakubu showed his finishing prowess as Reading progressed to the last eight of the FA Cup at the expense of a Derby County side reduced to 10 men for 50 minutes.

Derby looked the better side until their full-back Stephen Warnock was sent off for a second yellow card in the 39th minute.

Hal Robson-Kanu's goal was cancelled out by Darren Bent but Yakubu, signed as a free agent during the January transfer window, netted the winner.

Reading fight back to progress at Cardiff

Hal Robson-Kanu was the hero. Credit: PA

Hal Robson-Kanu booked Reading's place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a late winner in a 2-1 victory at Cardiff.

Wales international Robson-Kanu, on as an 82nd minute substitute, swept home Jordan Obita's cross six minutes later after Oliver Norwood had cancelled out Kenwyne Jones' first-half header for the Bluebirds.

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