18 Feb 2013

Chelsea stroll in replay, Aguero double lifts City

11:19 am on 18 February 2013

The English Premier League's big-hitters restored some normality to the FA Cup on Monday morning with holders Chelsea crushing third tier Brentford 4-0 in a fourth round replay while Manchester City also dismissed Leeds United 4-0 in a fifth round tie.

Midfielder Frank Lampard scored his 199th goal for Chelsea who put four second-half goals past Brentford at Stamford Bridge.

The result secured Chelsea a fifth round clash at Championship second division side Middlesbrough later this month.

Argentine Sergio Aguero scored twice for 2011 winners Manchester City who eased into the quarter-finals with a confident display.

Yaya Toure's superbly-worked early goal set City on their way against Championship side Leeds and Aguero added a second from the penalty spot.

Carlos Tevez bundled in a third soon after half-time and Aguero added a fourth after 74 minutes.

Three second-tier sides reached the last eight on Sunday, including Blackburn Rovers who stunned 10-times winners Arsenal with a 1-0 victory at the Emirates.

Everton, sixth in the Premier League, were taken to a replay after conceding a stoppage-time goal in a 2-2 draw at third-tier strugglers Oldham Athletic.