United blew away Arsenal 4-0 as the Gunners were without a number of injured players and lost Emmanuel Eboue after he was sent off in the 49th minute of the soccer betting game. Defending champion Chelsea beat League One club Huddersfield 3-1.
Chelsea got goals from Frank Lampard in the 18th and 60th minutes of this soccer bet match-up and Salomon Kalou adding the other goal in the 70th minute of this soccer betting game. Bristol Rovers, Barnsley, Cardiff and West Bromwich Albion are also in the soccer betting quarterfinals. In other FA Cup soccer betting action it was Portsmouth getting an injury time goal to defeat Preston 1-0. Portsmouth scored when Preston midfielder Darren Carter kicked the ball into his own net. It has been a long time since Portsmouth reached the soccer betting quarterfinals.
The last time was in 1992 soccer bet season. “I thought we’d be lucky to get an opportunity to have another game but the cup’s about winning and however you do it, last minute, that’s what counts”, said Portsmouth goalkeeper David James. The reason that Portsmouth was in position to win the soccer betting game was the play of James. He was superb as he denied a penalty kick from Simon Whaley in the 59th minute of this soccer bet match-up. He also dived to keep out a shot from Neil Mellor in the 74th minute of the soccer betting game.
Middlesbrough and Sheffield United played to a 0-0 soccer bet draw and now they will have to replay the soccer betting match at a later date. Sheffield United was playing under manager Kevin Blackwell. He was named manager for the rest of the soccer betting season after Bryan Robson quit last week. “Without a doubt I feel we can win the replay - I believe we can win every game”, Blackwell said. Sheffield United won the soccer betting FA Cup way back in 1925. They did reach the soccer betting semifinals in 2003 soccer bet season when they lost to Arsenal.
The huge upset on Saturday in the FA Cup was Liverpool’s loss to Barnsley 2-1. Liverpool is a seven time Champ and was expected to easily dispatch the lower-league Barnsley. Brian Howard scored the winner in the 90th minute of the soccer betting game as Barnsley pulled off the huge road upset. “It’s a fairytale, it’s what dreams are made of”, Barnsley manager Simon Davey said. Liverpool is now in danger of getting nothing out of the major competitions. Their only chance remaining is the soccer betting Champions League and that won’t be easy as they face Inter Milan. Manager Rafa Benitez was not happy with the loss to the inferior Barnsley squad. “Frankly I am stunned and bitterly frustrated”, Benitez said. “The team is very upset. We had a lot of chances but it was the same situation as in other games, we cannot take our chances to finish games”, Benitez added. “I am really, really disappointed. It is difficult to explain, but it is the reality”.
Bristol Rovers reached the soccer betting quarterfinals for the first time in 50 years by upsetting Southampton 1-0. Roman Bednar scored twice for West Brom in a 5-0 soccer bet win over Coventry, and Cardiff beat Wolves 2-0.
The soccer betting FA Cup quarterfinals are now set as Barnsley will host defending champion Chelsea. “It’s a fantastic draw for us. We wanted a home tie and Chelsea, it’s brilliant”, Barnsley manager Simon Davey said. “The last round against Liverpool we only had 6,000 fans that could go to Anfield. Now we can fill the (23,000-capacity Oakwell) stadium against a fantastic world-class side. It is good reward for a great tie when we beat Liverpool in the last round”. Chelsea will be heavily favored in the soccer betting game but Barnsley is tough at home. They have lost only twice in 16 home games this soccer bet season. “We have a fantastic home record at the moment so hopefully we can continue that and possibly get to the semifinals”, said Davey. The two teams met back in 1997 soccer betting season when Chelsea won 6-0. Barnsley beat the Blues back in 1989 in soccer betting FA Cup action 4-0.
Manchester United will host Portsmouth in the soccer betting quarterfinals. “It’s a home draw, so it doesn’t matter who you get. But it’s typical that we have another Premier League team”, United manager Alex Ferguson said. “The good thing about the FA Cup, though, is that the opposition brings an increased number of supporters, which makes for a great atmosphere”.
Another quarterfinal soccer betting match has League One team Bristol Rovers at home to five-time soccer bet FA Cup winner West Bromwich Albion. Bristol Rovers midfielder Chris Lines said he can’t wait. “All the lads will be happy with a home draw and so will the club. We are all looking forward to it”.
The final soccer betting quarterfinal will have the winner of the Middlesbrough-Sheffield United replay hosting Cardiff City.
The soccer betting quarterfinals of the FA Cup will be played on the weekend of March 8th and 9th.