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FA CUP SHOCKS GALORE

SHOCKS GALORE

29th January 2017

The FA Cup is living up to the billing this season.

Liverpool and Southampton paid the penalty for making wholesale changes for Saturday's games with Wolves and Arsenal resectively.

But at least the Saints - hammered 5-0 by Arsenal have Wembley to look forward to in the League Cup final. Liverpool on the other hand do not after losing to the aforementioned midweek.

Liverpool were second best from the first minute when Wolves scored at Anfield and the Midland side ran out worthy winners at 10/1.

Spurs very nearly went the same way after making changes to their strating 11 and scraped by Wycombe 4-3 with a 94th minute winner.

But the Championship's leading sides Brighton and Newcastle fell to Lincoln form the National League and Oxford from League 2 who were both 4/1 shots.

Lincoln are only the fifth Non-League side in recent history to make round 5 and Sutton United who face Leeds on Sunday could make it six. But Sutton, who play a level below Lincoln will be hard pushed. These sides met in 1970 when Leeds were the top side in the Country and Sutton were hammered.

Don't expect a repeat today though but 4/6 is probably a fair price for an away win.

Millwall face a struggling Watford at the New Den and anyone looking for a shock should take the 9/4 about a home win. Watford have rested key players including skipper Troy Deeney who is on the bench.

Manchester United should see off neighbours Wigan but it might be closer than the prices imply. Wigan can get n the scoresheet.

Joe