FA Cup 2015/16 5th Round Review

Blog to be updated as ties are settled

Shrewsbury Town 0 v 3 Manchester United

Premier League Manchester United finally end Shrewsbury Town’s best FA Cup run in 25 years to book a place in the Quarter Finals for the 41st time, matching Arsenal in joint second place in that ranking. That’s eight Quarter Finals now in the 12 years since Man Utd last won the FA Cup.

Chelsea 5 v 1 Manchester City

Chelsea comfortably see off a second string Manchester City to reach the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup for the 34th time. Chelsea halve the deficit against Man City in FA Cup victories, now standing at 2-4, with a first win in the competition over the Citizens in 101 years. City are now clear out on their own in second spot for most FA Cup exits in Fifth Round with eighteen.

Tottenham Hotspur 0 v 1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace progress to the FA Cup Quarter Finals for the first time in 21 years and now lead Spurs by three-to-two in terms of FA Cup victories. Crystal Palace FA Cup trend is to progress one round further in each of the last four years.

Blackburn Rovers 1 v 5 West Ham United

Despite going behind early on in the match the Premier League club comfortably progressed to the Quarter Finals for the 20th time, whilst Blackburn are knocked out of the competition at the Fifth Round stage for a record 19th time. West Ham now hold a 4-3 win record over Rovers in the FA Cup.

AFC Bournemouth 0 v 2 Everton

The Cherries were made to rue a missed first half penalty in their first appearance in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup in 27 years as Everton went on to win the match with two second half goals. This win puts the Toffees into the Quarter Finals for a record 45th time.

Reading 3 v 1 West Bromwich Albion

Reading came back from a goal behind to beat West Bromwich Albion for the fourth successive time in the FA Cup. Reading were also the last lower league side to knock the Baggies out of the competition, and by the Royals making the Quarter Finals this year it means it is now 10 successive seasons that there has been at least one non-Premier League side in the last eight.

Watford 1 v 0 Leeds United

In this first ever FA Cup meeting between these two sides an unfortunate own goal settled the tie in favour of the more dominant Premier League outfit. It’s Watford’s third 1-0 win in this season’s FA Cup and takes the club into the Quarter Finals for the first time in nine years and for the tenth time in total.

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