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The FA Cup lived up to its so-called giant-killing reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league opposition on a day of fourth-round shocks in the worlds oldest knockout competition. [url=]Sidney Jones Jersey[/url] .Four of the English Premier Leagues top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup day, with leader Chelsea squandering a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 to third-tier Bradford at Stamford Bridge in the biggest surprise of them all.It was a Black Saturday for the Premier League teams, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech said. Every year you can see this kind of result in the FA Cup. Its just unfortunate that today, for the first time, I was on the wrong side of this miracle.A virtually full-strength Man City lost 2-0 to second-tier Middlesbrough at Etihad Stadium, raising questions about the wisdom of the English champions decision to travel to Abu Dhabi for a five-day warm-weather training camp in the build-up to the game. They only returned late on Friday and the team faded in the second half.Its easy to have an excuse, City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, but I dont think (tiredness) was the case.Southampton, which is third in the Premier League, twice surrendered the lead to lose 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace, and Tottenham sixth in the league conceded an injury-time winner to lose 2-1 to Leicester. They were both all-Premier League games.Swansea lost 3-1 at second-tier Blackburn in another fourth-round stunner, with the Welsh team finishing the match with nine men after getting players sent off in the early and late minutes. Liverpool was taken to a replay by Bolton after drawing 0-0 with the second-tier side.The upsets began on Friday when star-studded Manchester United was embarrassingly held 0-0 by fourth-tier Cambridge.As it stands, only three Premier League teams are assured of being in the fifth round and none are in the top half of the standings. Arsenal and West Ham can change that when they play lower-league opponents on Sunday.Chelseas hopes of an unlikely quadruple Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League were ended by a team used to stunning the big clubs. Two seasons ago, Bradford beat Arsenal and Aston Villa on the way to the League Cup final, where it lost to Swansea.Forty-nine places in the English league pyramid separated the teams at kickoff and it showed when Chelsea went 2-0 ahead after 38 minutes through goals by Gary Cahill and Ramires.However, Bradford pulled a goal back in the 40th and a late rally led to goals in the 75th and 82nd minutes, followed by a clinching fourth in injury time.In two spells as Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho had never lost against a lower-division team. It means Chelsea has failed to reach at least the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 17 seasons.We must feel ashamed, me and the players must feel ashamed, said Mourinho, who went into Bradfords dressing room after the match to congratulate every visiting player. Frustration is not the right word embarrassed would be more appropriate . It is a disgrace that we were knocked out.This is the beauty of football, the beauty of the FA Cup, Mourinho added. It happens more in the FA Cup than any other country.City, which is second in the Premier League, needed two late goals to beat Sheffield Wednesday in the third round but didnt escape humiliation against Middlesbrough, which is second in the League Championship.Bamford put Middlesbrough ahead in the 53rd after a first half dominated by City, whose defensive discipline fell apart after halftime. The visitors hit the post as did City substitute Frank Lampard before substitute Kike sealed victory in injury time.An unforgettable day for us, said Bamford, who is on loan at the club from Chelsea.On a day of amazing comebacks, Watford rallied from 2-0 down at halftime to thrash Blackpool 7-2 in a second-tier Championship league match. [url=]Mack Hollins Jersey[/url] .Chanathip Songkrasin opened the scoring in the sixth minute before Kroekrit found the target twice in the 57th and four minutes from fulltime.Vietnam and Malaysia play their second leg on Thursday. Vietnam won the first leg 2-1. [url=]Derek Barnett Youth Jersey[/url] . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent. [url=][/url] .Y. -- The New York Islanders were seeking a positive finish to a frustrating season on home ice.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is sitting out at least two days because of a stiff neck, ending his consecutive games streak at 547. Fielder received an injection on Saturday morning, and will be away from the team for that nights game and Sundays contest against the Toronto Blue Jays. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he hopes Fielder will be ready to play Tuesday night at home against Seattle. The 30-year-old Fielder, acquired by Texas in November from Detroit, has hit at least 25 home runs in each of his eight full major league seasons. He had a high of 50 in 2007, but has struggled this season with only three homers and 16 RBI and a .247 batting average. Daniels said the injury could be a reason for Fielders lack of power. "It stands to reason it has been affecting his swing," Daniels said. [url=]Rasul Douglas Jersey[/url]. "He described it as a lack of strength in his left arm." Daniels said Fielder first revealed the injury a few weeks ago, and that it bothered him last season while he was with the Tigers. Daniels said neither Fielder nor Ian Kinsler, who was dealt to Detroit in the trade, took physicals as part of the transaction. Daniels added that the type of problem Fielder is dealing with wouldnt have shown up in a typical physical done in connection with a trade or the standard exam given to all players during spring training. The Rangers, who already have a major league-leading 13 players on the disabled list, hope Fielder wont need to be added to it. Left-handed starters Martin Perez (elbow) and Matt Harrison (back) went on the DL this week and are likely lost for the season. [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Jerseys From China[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap Jerseys[/url] ' ' '

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