26 Jan 2009

Cardiff hold Arsenal in FA Cup

5:32 am on 26 January 2009

Last season's runners-up Cardiff City enjoyed another satisfying and lucrative FA Cup outing when they held Premier League Arsenal to a goalless draw in their fourth-round tie at Ninian Park.

In what could be the last Cup game played at the ground that has been Cardiff's home for 99 years, the Championship (second division) side had good chances to lead in the first half through Joe Ledley and Paul Parry, while Ross McCormack clipped the bar late on.

Ten-times winners Arsenal took control in the second half but their dominance did not lead to many clear opportunities and when they did find a way through, Cardiff keeper Peter Enckelman kept everything out.

Liverpool host neighbours Everton later today.

In yesterday's action, holders Portsmouth were knocked out when they were beaten 2-nil at home by Championship (second division) Swansea, while Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.