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Football: Giant-killing Blades punish Fulham in FA Cup

Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:43 AM
 
Sheffield United goalkeeper David Stockdale (centre) punches the ball clear during their English FA Cup soccer match against Fulham at Craven Cottage in London on Feb 4, 2014. Sheffield United scored in the last minute of extra time to dump sorry Premier League strugglers Fulham out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Third-tier Sheffield United scored in the last minute of extra time to dump sorry Premier League strugglers Fulham out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

The fourth-round replay at a rain-soaked Craven Cottage was almost completely devoid of goalmouth incident and looked destined for penalties until Shaun Miller snatched a dramatic winner in the 120th minute.

Miller's close-range header, from Harry Maguire's knock-down, gave United a second successive victory against top-flight opposition after a previous success against Aston Villa in the third round.

It was the latest indignity in a desperate recent run for Fulham, who have slipped to the foot of the Premier League table after a run of four consecutive league defeats.

 
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