Blues rout Brentford to make fifth round

  • AFP, London
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  • Updated: Feb 18, 2013 02:22 IST

Chelsea avoided becoming the latest victims of the FA Cup's spate of giant-killings as the holders eased into the fifth round with a 4-0 win over League One minnows Brentford on Sunday.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are among a host of Premier League clubs to have been embarrassed by lower league opposition this season, but Chelsea overcame a slow start to their fourth round replay to eventually cruise through thanks to second half goals from Juan Mata, Oscar, Frank Lampard and John Terry at Stamford Bridge. Lampard scored his 199th goal for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Liverpool ended a winless run of five games in impressive fashion as they whipped an under-strength Swansea 5-0 in their Premier League clash.

 

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