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FA Cup: Fulham go down to Sheffield in extra-time

February 05, 2014 09:08 IST

Fulham's abject season reached a new low as third-tier Sheffield United snatched a last-gasp winner in extra time to dump the Premier League side out of the FA Cup 1-0 in a fourth round replay on Tuesday.

Shaun Miller of Sheffield United (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in extra-time during the FA Cup Fourth round replay match at Craven Cottage in London on TuesdayUnited, who are second-bottom in League One, struck through substitute Shaun Miller's header in the 119th minute at Craven Cottage to set up a fifth round home tie with Preston North End or NottinghamForest who meet in a replay on Wednesday.

Fulham, who prop up the standings and are four points adrift of the safety zone, made wholesale changes to the team that slumped 3-0 at home to Southampton in the league on Saturday but the reshuffle did not pay off on a rainy night in west London.

United, who beat top flight Aston Villa 2-1 away in the last round, just about deserved their win over a lacklustre Fulham side whose new signings were ineligible to play because they were not at the club before the first match.

Image: Shaun Miller of Sheffield United (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in extra-time during the FA Cup Fourth round replay match at Craven Cottage in London on Tuesday

Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

 

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