Football: Millwall stun Everton in FA Cup, five-star Manchester City crush Burnley

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (left) celebrates scoring their fifth goal from the penalty spot.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (left) celebrates scoring their fifth goal from the penalty spot.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Second-tier Millwall twice came from behind to beat top-flight Everton 3-2 in Saturday's (Jan 26) big FA Cup fourth-round upset although their last-gasp triumph was tinged with controversy.

On a day when Manchester City continued their pursuit of silverware on four fronts with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley and Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers narrowly avoided defeat at third-tier Shrewsbury Town, the big drama came later in a rain-sodden south London.

Richarlison's 43rd-minute shot from 25 metres opened the scoring for Everton as it squirmed past Millwall keeper Jordan Archer but Lee Gregory's header levelled the score before halftime.

Substitute Cenk Tosun restored Everton's lead but Millwall, quarter-finalists two years ago, again hit back three minutes later through Jake Cooper, although Everton were incensed as the ball appeared to come off his arm.

With VAR being used at selected ties - but not at the Den - the goal was allowed, despite a large video screen replaying the incident.

Everton had only themselves to blame, though, when they failed to defend Shaun Williams's dangerous free kick in stoppage time and Murray Wallace beat England keeper Jordan Pickford from six metres out.

"My arm was alongside my body but you would have to give every penalty that hit your arm if you are going to pull that up," Cooper said of his goal.

"We'll take that and luckily we got the winner." Burnley made seven changes to their line-up for the visit to City and paid the price as Pep Guardiola's side made it 33 goals from eight straight wins in all competitions.

Gabriel Jesus put City ahead with a fine strike after 23 minutes. Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also scored, with a Kevin Long own goal completing the demolition.

Shrewsbury are 54 rungs lower than four-times winners Wolves on the English football ladder but were within touching distance of a famous FA Cup victory - only for Matt Doherty to break their hearts in stoppage time.

After 70 minutes at New Meadow the side managed by former Wolves player Sam Ricketts were 2-0 up thanks to goals by Greg Docherty and Luke Waterfall.

But Wolves, who knocked out Liverpool in the third round, fought back with goals from Raul Jimenez and Doherty to keep their names in the hat for Monday's draw.

"Our players can take a lot from that," said Ricketts. "Neither side will have wanted a replay but we will have another game. Don't write us off yet, we went to Stoke and won in a replay."

League Two (fourth-tier) side Newport County, who knocked out 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City to reach the fourth round, lived to fight another day as they clinched a 1-1 draw at Championship club Middlesbrough.

Newport will approach their replay full of hope after thrilling their 1,200 travelling fans with a scrambled late equaliser from Matthew Dolan, a former Boro academy player who never played a first-team game for the club.

Newcastle United and Watford made clear where the cup ranks in their list of priorities by making 18 changes between them for their all-Premier League meeting at St James' Park, which the visitors won 2-0 with goals from Andre Gray and Isaac Success. It is only the second time in 10 seasons that Watford have reached the fifth round.

Brighton & Hove Albion drew 0-0 at home to Championship side West Bromwich Albion while League One side Doncaster Rovers reached the fifth round for the first time in 63 years after beating League Two Oldham 2-1 with two goals from Ben Whiteman, his winner a controversial penalty in injury time.

League One side Portsmouth have an impressive FA Cup tradition and remain in the reckoning after their 1-1 draw with QPR, for whom Nahki Wells equalised Lee Brown's opener.

Oli McBurnie scored twice as Championship side Swansea beat Gillingham, of League One, 4-1.