Chelsea stroll in replay, Aguero double lifts City

Feb 17, 2013 22:02 IST

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The Premier League's big-hitters restored some normality to the FA Cup on Sunday with holders Chelsea crushing third tier Brentford 4-0 in a fourth round replay while Manchester City also dismissed Leeds United 4-0 in a fifth round tie.

Midfielder Frank Lampard scored his 199th goal for Chelsea who put four second-half goals past Brentford at Stamford Bridge. Juan Mata, Oscar and captain John Terry also netted as secured Chelsea a fifth round clash at Championship (second division) Middlesbrough on February 27.

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez (R) shakes hands with Frank Lampard. Reuters

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez (R) shakes hands with Frank Lampard. Reuters

Argentine Sergio Aguero scored twice for 2011 winners Manchester City who eased into the quarter-finals with a confident display that was the complete opposite from their abject surrender in a 3-1 Premier League defeat at Southampton last weekend.

Yaya Toure's superbly-worked early goal set City on their way against Championship side Leeds and Aguero added a second from the penalty spot. Carlos Tevez bundled in a third soon after halftime and Aguero added a fourth after 74 minutes.

Second tier Huddersfield entertain top-flight Wigan Athletic in a 1555 GMT kickoff while Manchester United host Reading at Old Trafford on Monday (2000).

Three second-tier sides reached the last eight on Saturday, including Blackburn Rovers who stunned 10-times winners Arsenal with a 1-0 victory at the Emirates.

Everton, sixth in the Premier League, were taken to a replay after conceding a stoppage-time goal in a 2-2 draw at third-tier strugglers Oldham Athletic.

Reuters