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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Man United Coasts Past Leeds, Juventus Tightens Grip

Manchester United coasted to a 3-1 victory in their Fifth Round FA Cup tie at Old Trafford but could have won by an even wider margin against a disappointing Leeds United side. Manchester's overall performance suggested they could well be back at Wembley for another F.A. Cup final in May.


Even without the cup-tied Andy Cole and banned Eric Cantona, Manchester had too much attacking punch for the visitors, who were left to reflect on the damage done by the two Ryan Giggs corners, which produced the opening two goals.


Newcastle United reached the last eight for the first time in 19 years by beating Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday. Keith Gillespie, who has already made a big impact since arriving at Newcastle from Old Trafford, scored his first goal for the club in controversial style. City goalkeeper Andy Dibble kicked a clearance straight at him and could only watch in astonishment as the ball ricocheted over his head off Gillespie's right foot and into his unguarded net. Uwe Rosler equalized 11 minutes later but goals from John Beresford and a second from Gillespie won the match for the Magpies.


Liverpool was rocked by a second-minute goal by Wimbledon's Andy Clarke at Anfield, and was grateful to Robbie Fowler's 24th goal of the season for keeping it in the Cup. Wimbledon nearly broke the final 1-1 tie when Nigerian Efan Ekoku hit the post in the 88th minute.


On Saturday, Millwall's quest for a quarterfinal place ended with a 1-0 loss to frustrate Queens Park Rangers as Clive Wilson slammed home the injury-time spot-kick, a disaster for goalkeeper Kasey Keller who had produced a sequence of high-class saves.


The closure of bars near Rangers' ground and a 300-seat exclusion zone inside produced a trouble-free afternoon.


Wolverhampton striker David Kelly, whose goal for Ireland against England on Wednesday was the signal for the Dublin riot, struck again. Kelly brilliantly scored Wolverhampton's only goal in their victory over Leicester.


Tottenham must replay at Southampton after a compulsive drawn match at White Hart Lane. Tottenham broke through in the 21st minute when Teddy Sheringham headed on for J--rgen Klinsmann to race clear and score. Southampton was back on even terms only a minute later with a penalty from Matt Le Tissier. Goalkeeper Ian Walker got a hand to the spot kick but could only help it into the net.


Everton steamrolled a weak Norwich side with goals from Anders Limpar, Joe Parkinson, Paul Rideout, Graham Stuart and Scottish internationalist Duncan Ferguson for a 5-0 victory.


In the Scottish Cup, unfancied Stenhousemuir rocked seven-time winners Aberdeen with a 2-0 fourth-round victory Saturday. The second division side clinched their win with a double strike from Tom Steel.


Celtic had no problems in disposing of Meadowbank, as Dutch international Pierre Van Hooydonk netted twice and Willie Falconer also got on the scoresheet in the comfortable 3-0 win.


Italian First Division. In Italy, league leaders Juventus tightened their grip on the Championship, opening up a six point gap with a 1-0 win over Napoli with a goal from Fabrizio Ravanelli.


A lackluster Sampdoria missed the chance to go third with a 1-1 draw away to lowly Foggia. Sampdoria rarely looked like equalizing Pierpaolo Brecianin's first half opener until Dutch star Ruud Gullit headed home powerfully in the 65th minute.


Cagliari's win over Parma stretched its unbeated run in the league to six matches. Last season's UEFA Cup semifinalists made a perfect start when Daniele Berretta seized on a mistake by Luigi Apollini to fire a shot wide of Luca Bucci for a sixth minute lead. Parma had scarcely recovered from conceding the first goal, when it found itself two down after a score by Brazilian-born, Belgian internationalist Luis Oliveira.


After two successive defeats and without top Croat striker Alain Boksic, Lazio was not expected to trouble European Champions Milan, but pulled out a 4-0 victory. To add to Lazio's satisfaction, city rivals Roma fell to a 15th minute goal from Tomas Skuhravy at Genoa. (Reuters, MT)