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FA CUP DRAW: Mersey beat once more for Oldham

Cup hero: Oldham celebrate Reece Wabara's winner against Liverpool

Cup hero: Oldham celebrate Reece Wabara's winner against Liverpool

Oldham Athletic’s reward for dumping out Premier League Liverpool in the FA Cup is a fifth-round visit from Everton.

Latics’ 3-2 victory over Liverpool completed an incredible weekend of upsets in the competition, as Leeds knocked out Spurs and 
non-league Luton saw off Premier League Norwich.

Oldham overcame Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool thanks to two goals from Matt Smith at Boundary Park.

Smith scored the opener as early as the third minute, and although Luiz Suarez equalised 14 minutes later, the Latics striker grabbed his second on the stroke of half-time.

Reece Wabara’s header made it 3-1 after 48 minutes before Joe Allen again reduced arrears 10 minutes from time but Oldham held on for a famous win.

Leeds were rewarded for their victory over Tottenham with a trip to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Neil Warnock’s men beat Spurs 2-1 at Elland Road to book a trip to Eastlands in the pick of the ties.

Non-league Luton missed out on a plum draw as they were paired with Preston’s third-round conquerors Millwall at home.

Manchester United will entertain Reading in the fifth round and Blackburn will travel to Arsenal.

United’s Javier Hernandez is hoping to party like it’s 1999 – and emulate the Red Devils’ treble heroes.

Hernandez put the gloss on United’s 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, scoring twice to take his tally for the campaign to 14.

But more importantly, it sealed a place in the fifth round, and kept his side in with a chance of repeating the greatest season in the club’s history.

“We want to win all three. We want to win the treble,” said Hernandez. “It is in our minds. We need to think game by game, get the points in the league and get through in both cup competitions.”

Hernandez has now exceeded last season’s goalscoring total, although typically, the Mexican is not interested in personal accolades, not even that long-awaited hat-trick, having once again fallen marginally short.

“I am always looking for the famous hat-trick,” he said.

“But the most important thing for me right now is to win the treble.”

FA CUP FIFTH ROUND DRAW: Huddersfield or Leicester v Wigan, MK Dons v Barnsley, Oldham v Everton, Luton Town v Millwall, Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City v Leeds, Manchester United v Reading, Middlesbrough v Brentford or Chelsea.

 

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