29 Jan 2012

Spurs and Everton in FA Cup fifth round

5:23 am on 29 January 2012

Rafael van der Vaart's speculative long shot just before half-time sent Premier League football side Tottenham Hotspur into the FA Cup fifth round with a fortunate 1-0 win at Watford.

The Dutchman's 25-yard strike eluded Watford keeper Scott Loach to ease Harry Rednapp's side's nerves after the Championship side had dominated possession in the first half at Vicarage Road.

Tottenham, eight-times FA Cup winners, were joined in the fifth round by Everton who came from behind to beat Premier League rivals Fulham 2-1 at Goodison Park.

Champions Manchester United travel to arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday in the pick of the weekend's ties.

Chelsea go to Queens Park Rangers in another tie where Chelsea captain John Terry may face QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, a player he is accused of racially abusing during a Premier League match in October.