Leeds United AFC became the latest Premiership casualty in this season's FA Cup when they were felled 1-0 by first division Sheffield United FC in the quarter-finals at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
Steve Kabba's 65th-minute goal was all that separated the sides - although Harry Kewell wasted the visitors' best chances, seeing his first-half effort saved by Sheffield goalkeeper Patrick Kenny and blasting the rebound high and wide with the goal at his mercy.
Kabba seals it
The goal came after England defender Danny Mills blocked a shot from midfield player Michael Tonge but Kabba volleyed the rebound low into the far corner, leaving Leeds manager Terry Venables licking his wounds. "I'm very disappointed and I'm sure I'm not on my own," he said afterwards.
Saints march on
Following Leeds' demise - and with Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC requiring a replay after their 2-2 draw on Saturday - Southampton FC became the first Premiership side to book their place in the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on Sunday.
After a tight first half, Gordon Strachan's side stepped up a gear and took the lead within eleven minutes of the restart. A corner from Swedish international Anders Svensson was nodded away - but Chris Marsden hooked the ball over his head and into the Wolves net from eight metres out.
From that point on Southampton always looked in control and doubled their lead on 81 minutes when James Beattie did just enough to distract Wolverhampton captain Paul Butler, who inadvertently turned the ball past his own goalkeeper from close range. "At half-time we reaffirmed how we planned to win the game," Strachan said, "then produced the best second-half performance of the day."
The weekend's other semi-final was an all-first division affair with home side Watford FC knocking out Burnley FC 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from Tommy Smith and Stephen Glass.
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