Wayne Rooney scored as Derby booked an FA Cup date with his former club Manchester United by beating Northampton 4-2. Rooney netted a second-half penalty as the Championship Rams saw off their League Two visitors in a fourth-round replay at Pride Park.
Goals from Andre Wisdom and Duane Holmes put Derby 2-0 ahead at the break before Nicky Adams pulled one back. Jack Marriott and Rooney made the game safe for Derby but the Cobblers grabbed another consolation with a Sam Hoskins spot-kick.
A superb solo effort from Allan Saint-Maximin saw Newcastle edge past Oxford in extra-time of their replay and reach the fifth round for the first time in 16 years. Oxford took the tie the distance with two goals in a frenetic final six minutes of normal time, but Saint-Maximin’s strike was enough to settle the contest 3-2 in favour of Steve Bruce’s side.
Recent cup runs have been lacking for Newcastle but they would have thought they were on a smooth course to round five as Sean Longstaff and Joelinton had them two goals up at half-time of a replay which stemmed from a forgettable 0-0 draw at St James’ Park.
But their League One opponents rallied late on, Liam Kelly’s free-kick getting them back into the tie before Nathan Holland’s fine strike deep into added time took the game into extra-time. Karl Robinson’s side were the livelier of the two as the additional 30 minutes got under way but, after a few miscues from his team-mates, Saint-Maximin provided the heroics.
Goalkeeper Lee Camp was Birmingham’s hero as the Championship side clinched a place in the fifth round on penalties against Coventry. Camp saved penalties from substitutes Liam Walsh and Jamie Allen as Birmingham won 4-1 in a shootout after twice coming from behind in a 2-2 draw after extra-time.
Captain Harlee Dean’s spot kick sealed victory, while substitutes Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jeremie Bela and Gary Gardner also netted from the spot to enable landlords Birmingham to knock out their tenants Coventry and book a trip to Leicester in the last 16.
FA Cup fifth round draw
Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
Reading v Sheffield United
Chelsea v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Birmingham City
Derby County v Manchester United
Southampton/Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
Portsmouth v Arsenal