Football: Giant-killing Blades punish Fulham in FA Cup
Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:43 AM
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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