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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Port Vale Shocks Everton in FA Cup


LONDON -- Port Vale scored one of the biggest upsets in English soccer history when it knocked defending champion Everton out of the FA Cup on a 2-1 scoreline.

Struggling to avoid relegation to English soccer's Division Two, Vale grabbed its stunning victory when Jon McCarthy scored the winner in the 69th minute Wednesday.

Vale, who now visits Leeds for a place in the last eight, had gained a replay by scoring a last-minute equalizer at Goodison Park in a 2-2 tie 10 days ago.

Ian Bogie scored that late leveler, and he also netted the first at Vale Park in the replay after 17 minutes before Graham Stuart replied for Everton in the 32nd.

In other FA cup games, Division One Grimsby upset Premier League West Ham 3-0, Manchester City edged Coventry 2-1, and Leeds ousted Bolton 1-0.

In the first leg of a League Cup semifinal at Highbury, Arsenal and Aston Villa tied 2-2. Goals by Dutch striker Dennis Bergkamp gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead before Tobagan striker Dwight Yorke got his sixth in three games with two for Villa.

Bergkamp gave Arsenal the lead after 26 minutes with a 20-yard shot from Ian Wright's path and grabbed his second goal six minutes later when he broke clear of the Villa defense to shoot home.

Yorke pulled a goal back in the 39th minute with a close-range shot after Arsenal failed to clear Alan Wright's left-wing cross.

With 18 minutes remaining, Yorke made it 2-2 when he climbed to meet a cross from Serbian colleague Savo Milosovic.

Six minutes later, Villa's Tommy Johnson shot against crossbar, and Yorke's follow-up shot with only the 'keeper to beat was blocked by Seaman's legs.

With five minutes to go, Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich made a good blocking save from Ray Parlour.

Gary Childs struck Grimsby's first against the Hammers in the 24th minute, and Neil Woods made it 2-0 in the 59th minute. Jamie Forrester completed the first-division club's shock victory when he made it 3-0 to Grimsby in the final minute.

At Burnden Park, Rod Wallace scored the only goal of the game as Leeds triumphed over Bolton.

Nigel Clough gave Manchester City the lead after 29 minutes, and Niall Quinn made it 2-0 a minute after halftime. Dion Dublin replied for Coventry five minutes from the end.


Barcelona struggled to beat giantkiller Numancia in their Spanish Cup quarterfinal, second-leg tie Wednesday after being shocked by an early goal from the third-division side.

But Barcelona came back to win the game 3-1 after being held to a 2-2 draw in the first leg.

Numancia, which had already knocked out three first-division teams, went ahead after only five minutes when Jorge Barbarin capitalized on a mistake in the Barcelona defense.

But Barcelona came back on goals by Meho Kodro, Oscar Garcia and Miguel Angel Nadal.

At the end of the game, the Numancia players were given a standing ovation by the 70,000 spectators in the Camp Nou stadium.

In the other quarterfinal played on Wednesday, Winners' Cup holders Zaragoza could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Espanyol, which took the tie on the away goals rule after the first leg ended goalless. (AP, Reuters)

(For other results, see Scorecard.)