Cottagers overcome battling Stanley


Fulham had to come from behind to beat 10-man Accrington 3-1 at the Crown Ground in the FA Cup fourth round.

Stanley, who sit 70 places behind Fulham in the league standings, went behind to an Erik Nevland goal before Michael Symes turned home an equaliser.

The home side's chances of a shock took a blow just before half-time when Darran Kempson was sent off and Fulham took advantage of their numerical superiority by taking the lead through a well-worked Damien Duff goal. Bjorn Helge Riise then crossed for Gera to seal the Cottagers' win.

Ronald Zubar struck late on to earn Wolves a 2-2 draw and ruin Crystal Palace's chances of a shock at Molineux.

Darren Ambrose played Alan Lee in for Palace's opener before Mick McCarthy's side drew level with a long-range strike from David Jones eight minutes before the break.

Ambrose's excellent free-kick put Palace back in front but Zubar's 25-yard effort earned a replay for McCarthy's side.

Aston Villa survived a scare to beat Brighton 3-2 at Villa Park as another League One side, Southampton, fared better in beating Championship outfit Ipswich 2-1.

West Brom booked their place in the fifth round with a 4-2 win over Championship promotion rivals Newcastle.

Gretar Steinsson and Johan Elmander scored second-half goals to see off Sheffield United 2-0 and give Owen Coyle his first win as Bolton manager, while two late goals gave Cardiff a 4-2 win over Championship rivals Leicester.

Jay Bothroyd broke the deadlock for Cardiff before Michael Morrison and Dany N'Guessan put Leicester 2-1 ahead and in the day's other game James McEveley snatched a last-gasp winner for Derby to beat Doncaster 1-0.

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