Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet produced a spectacular double save in stoppage time to earn his side a 1-1 draw at Everton after a pulsating end-to-end FA Cup quarterfinal.
Jermain Defoe took advantage of a rare start for Tottenham to score twice in a 3-1 victory over third-tier Stevenage, putting the Premier League club into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
Arsenal's miserable week got worse when they were knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 fifth round defeat at Sunderland, while beleaguered Chelsea fared only slightly better by scraping a 1-1 draw against second-tier Birmingham City.
Arsenal scored three goals in a seven-minute burst after halftime against visitors Aston Villa, including two penalties from Robin van Persie, as they staged a dramatic comeback to win 3-2 and reach the FA Cup fifth round.
Premier league Sunderland have been held to a 1-1 draw by north-east rivals Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Substitute Dirk Kuyt struck two minutes from time to give hosts Liverpool a 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Manchester United on Saturday with visiting captain Patrice Evra being booed throughout and making a mistake for the winner.
Second-tier side Birmingham City knocked Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the FA Cup on Wednesday after Wade Elliott broke the deadlock 16 minutes from the end of the third round replay to secure a 1-0 away win.
Danny Gabbidon headed in the winner as Queens Park Rangers weathered a spirited performance from third tier MK Dons to win 1-0 in their FA Cup third round replay and give new manager Mark Hughes his first victory.
Thierry Henry came off the bench to score the winner on his Arsenal return as the north London side beat Championship (second division) Leeds United 1-0 in the FA Cup third round at the Emirates Stadium.
Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat FA Cup holders Manchester City 3-2 in a dramatic third round tie at the Etihad Stadium in which City played most of the match with 10 men after Vincent Kompany's early dismissal.
A party that ended up being 35 years in the planning kicked off at Wembley on Saturday as Manchester City finally broke its long trophy drought by lifting the FA Cup after a 1-0 win over Stoke.
Arsenal's Premier League title hopes took a dramatic hit when Liverpool salvaged a 1-1 draw with a penalty in the 12th minute of injury time.
Nicklas Bendtner's hat trick helped Arsenal rout Leyton Orient 5-0 in a fifth-round FA Cup replay and Manchester City eased past Aston Villa 3-0 to also make the quarterfinals today.
Kenny Dalglish endured a painful return as Liverpool manager today, losing 1-0 at fierce rival Manchester United in the FA Cup after conceding a penalty in the first minute and having his captain Steven Gerrard sent off.
The protests worked. Football fans will be able to watch the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Portsmouth live on Sky Television on Sunday morning.
Portsmouth reached the FA Cup final by scoring two extra-time goals to beat Tottenham 2-0 , a day after the 2008 winners were relegated from the Premier League in a season where crippling debts almost put the club out of business.
Crystal Palace held Aston Villa to a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup today (NZT) to earn a replay for the cash-strapped second-tier club as it searches for a buyer.