Welbeck's 'Salt Bae' impression, Spurs's 4-3 comeback and all the FA Cup action you may have missed

Welbeck's 'Salt Bae' impression, Spurs's 4-3 comeback and all the FA Cup action you may have missed

Another weekend of FA Cup football, another set of unpredictable, goal-laden games to take in.

In case you missed it all, here’s a round-up of all the football action you need.


Liverpool 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Blackpool
Burnley 2-0 Bristol City
Chelsea 4-0 Brentford
Crystal Palace 0-3 Manchester City
Lincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Middlesbrough 1-0 Accrington Stanley
Oxford United 3-0 Newcastle United
Rochdale 0-4 Huddersfield Town
Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Wycombe Wanderers
Southampton 0-5 Arsenal

Shock defeat of the day

Talk of a crisis may be premature but Liverpool’s season is certainly in freefall after an FA Cup exit to Wolves heaped more scrutiny on Jurgen Klopp and his players.

In the space of four weeks, Liverpool have gone from title contenders and being in two cup competitions – in one of which they were 180 minutes from Wembley – to being left to fight for Champions League qualification with a slender two-point cushion over fifth-placed Manchester City.

Goalscorer of the day

Theo Walcott’s hat-trick helped Arsenal coast past Southampton 5-0 and into the FA Cup fifth round.

Walcott extended the visitors’ lead from Welbeck’s cutback with a close-range finish 10 minutes before the break.

He netted the fourth after 68 minutes and completed his hat-trick with five minutes remaining.

He told BT Sport: “It’s nice that we created a lot of chances and took them away today.”

Celebration of the day

Yes, we can’t believe it either. Danny Welbeck did a celebratory “Salt Bae” impression after scoring a goal.

In case you don’t know who Salt Bae is, he is a Turkish restaurant owner who became an internet sensation after his meat preparation techniques went viral.

Stat of the day

Perez may have been outshone by fellow teammates Welbeck and Walcott, but his impressive stats show he is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the coming months.

Tense game of the day

If you were a Wycombe or a Spurs fan, you would have probably had a really stressful afternoon.

With goals flying around from both sides at White Hart Lane, there were no signs of a clear winner until the very last minute when Son Heung-min scored his second goal of the day, leading Spurs to an incredible 4-3 comeback victory.

Tweet of the day

Wycombe, who are 70 league places below Spurs, showed no signs of being intimidated by their more illustrious opponents during the game.

Indeed, they signalled their intent from the very first exchanges, and could have opened the scoring inside 60 seconds.

Wycombe were the only goal scorers in the first half of the game, much to the dismay of Spurs fan Lord Sugar.

In the end, it was a great game and a tough fight from Wycombe.

Run of the day

(Scott Heavey/PA)

Chelsea beat neighbours Brentford 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge and a hero emerged in the form of Pedro.

The Spain international scored in style after running almost the entire length of the pitch to take Michy Batshuayi’s pass, impressing his fans a great deal.

Pedro was rewarded for his efforts on the pitch with a much-deserved man of the match.