The magic of the cup was in full force once again this weekend, with typically suprisingly results. We know that Stevenage managed a hard earned replay with high flying Tottenham and Birmingham piled yet further pressure on Villas-Boas, but who’s made it into this weeks dream team….
Goalkeeper: Colin Doyle (Birmingham City)
Birmingham’s second choice goalkeeper produced an outstanding display to ensure his side got the replay they deserve. His terrific diving penalty save, which delayed Chelsea reaching parity, will last long in the memory for Birmingham fans everywhere
Defender: Scott Laird (Stevenage)
The entire Stevenage back four played sensationally well to ensure a money-spinning replay at White Hart Lane. Laird was the pick of the bunch barely breaking sweat against the attacking might of local giants Tottenham.
Defender: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
Began the thrashing that eventually ensued with a smart header from the near post. Was not troubled in the entire game by Brighton’s attacking talents, helping to neutralise what could have been a tough afternoon for the Anfield men.
Defender: John O’Shea (Sunderland)
Produced a superb tackle to stop the usually sublime Rob Van Persie when the scores were still tied. Then gave a real authoritative performance leading the Mackem’s defence.
Defender: David Murphy (Birmingham City)
Continued the form that has seen many label him as the best left-back in the Championship this season. Produced a wonderful opening goal at Stamford Bridge and a produced an assured defensive display.
Midfielder: Royston Drenthe (Everton)
Got Everton off to the perfect start curling a wonderful shot past the helpless Matt Gilks after just 48 seconds. Was a threat all afternoon creating at least 4 chances for his team-mates.
Midfielder: Lee Cattermole (Sunderland)
Gave a tireless display against Arsenal and was instrumental in breaking up the Gunners passing game. Embodied the new battling attitude of Sunderland under Martin O’neil.
Midfielder: Ryo Miyachi (Bolton)
Grabbed his first goal in English football in scintillating style, displaying the pace and accuracy that convinced Owen Coyle he would be a key addition in the Wanderers fight to avoid relegation.
Midfielder: Richie Wellens (Leicester City)
Away from the draws earnt by Stevenage and Birmingham the one side to topple high Premiership opposition and ensure a safe passage through to the quarter finals were the foxes. 31 year-old Wellens continued to make the most of the new lease of life he’s been handed by manager Nigel Pearson.
Striker: Andy Carroll (Liverpool)
Although this may not be the greatest compliment ever paid on Sunday the former Newcastle man produced his best display of the season. Brighton struggled to mark the big man during Set Piece situations throughout the tie, and Carrol grabbed himself a goal and laid one on a plate for Suarez.
Striker: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
After all the talk regarding his pre-match antics of late, it appeared this was to finally be the weekend when his football began to once again do the talking, Recovered well from a missed penalty to grab a confidence boosting goal in front of the Kop. Also had more efforts on goal this weekend than any other player with 6.
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