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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Newcastle, Arsenal Crash in FA Cup


LONDON -- Newcastle and Arsenal both crashed out of the English FA Cup in third round replays.

Premier League leaders Newcastle lost 4-2 Wednesday, in a penalty shootout at home to Chelsea after the score was deadlocked 2-2 at the end of extra time.

Australian forward Carl Veart, formerly of Adelaide City, scored with a diving header on a center by Dane Whitehouse in the 68th minute to give Sheffield United, next to last in Division One, a 1-0 win over Arsenal and a fourth-round game against Aston Villa. The Blades had earned a replay after a tie with the Gunners at Highbury.

Ruud Gullit's first FA Cup goal two minutes from the end of regulation brought Chelsea level at 2-2 at Newcastle, which is nine points ahead of the field in the Premier League title race.

A deflected free kick by Belgian midfielder Philippe Albert gave Newcastle the lead but the Magpies lost defender Darren Peacock who was sent off for a foul on John Spencer and Dennis Wise equalized from the resultant penalty.

Another spot kick by Peter Beardsley returned the lead to Newcastle before Dutch star Gullit tied the score.

After 30 minutes of scoreless overtime, Beardsley and Steve Watson missed Newcastle's first two penalties. Although John Beresford and Albert made no mistake from their spot kicks, Chelsea's David Lee, Wise, Gavin Peacock and Eddie Newton all converted theirs. Chelsea meets London neighbor Queens Park Rangers in round four.

In other top replays, Manchester City thrashed first-division Leicester 5-0 and Tottenham routed third-division Hereford 5-1, with England striker Teddy Sheringham grabbing a hat-trick and Chris Armstrong scoring twice.

Holders Everton outscored Stockport 3-1 in the last 20 minutes to overcome a first-half deficit.

In Scotland, Celtic beat Hearts 2-1 on late goals by substitute Andy Walker and Pierre Van Hooydonk in reply to John Robertson's first-half marker.


Eric Cantona and David Ginola were all but ruled out of this year's European Championships on Wednesday when French coach Aime Jacquet again left the two England-based stars off the team for a Jan. 24 friendly against Portugal.

"Ginola and Cantona are of international caliber. I can't shunt them aside," Jacquet said when he announced the squad for the game in Paris, one of six French warmup games before the championships in June. ()

(For other results, see Scorecard.)