20 Feb 2012

Spurs draw, Liverpool romp into FA Cup quarter-finals

7:50 am on 20 February 2012

Tottenham Hotspur suffered the same fate as Chelsea as they were held to a draw by lower opposition in the fifth round of English football's FA Cup.

Just over 24 hours after Chelsea drew with Birmingham City, Harry Redknapp's side, which included a first start for Ryan Nelsen, could only draw nil-all at League One side Stevenage and face a replay to earn a place in the last eight.

Liverpool romped into the last eight with a 6-1 hammering of Championship side Brighton, who contributed with three own goals.

Liverpool will play Stoke in the last eight after Stoke survived the early sending-off of a player to win 2-nil at Crawley Town.

Stoke were then drawn to visit Liverpool in the quarter-finals set for March 17th and 18th.

The other games are Everton against Sunderland, Tottenham or Stevenage against Bolton and Birmingham or Chelsea against Leicester.