Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

FA Cup wrap: Reading springs upset; Everton, Watford win, Arsenal to replay

AFC Bournemouth v Everton - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Joel Robles (R) of Everton is congratulated by his team mates Tom Cleverley (L) and Ramiro Funes Mori (C) after stopping a penalty kick during the Emirates FA Cup fifth round match between AFC Bournemouth and Everton at the Vitality Stadium on February 20, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Getty Images

A fairly sleepy day of FA Cup action saw West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth booted from the competition while fellow Premier League sides Everton and Watford moved on.

[ REPORT: Manchester United leads race to sign U.S. mid Hyndman ]

Reading is the upset hero of the round after a big win over West Brom that was marred by a postgame incident between Chris Brunt and a traveling fan who pegged him with a coin.

Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

Everton survived a scare when Joel Robles stopped Charlie Daniels’ first half penalty kick to pick up a win on the road. Ross Barkley scored a deflected goal and Romelu Lukaku later cleaned up a loose ball near the six as the Toffees moved into the final eight with a shutout win at the Vitality Stadium.

Reading 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

Tony Pulis’ Baggies are out of the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Reading after they threw away a lead en route to an embarrassing ouster. Darren Fletcher scored in the 54th minute, but ex-WBA man Paul McShane tied it up shortly thereafter before Chelsea loanees Michael Hector and Lucas Piazon but away the Premier League unit.

Watford v Leeds United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

WATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Wootton of Leeds United and Troy Deeney of Watford compete for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup fifth round match between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on February 20, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Watford 1-0 Leeds United

Ex-Manchester United man Scott Wootton scored an own goal of the worst variety, essentially passing into his own net for the only goal of a cup ouster. Quique Flores’ side moves onto the next round.

Arsenal 0-0 Hull City -- RECAP

Tigers’ goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic had a day to remember, even if both sides may’ve chosen a loss over a replay. Arsenal now has another date to add to its schedule, though it remains alive for the first FA Cup three-peat since 1886.

Still to come

Blackburn Rovers vs. West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace
Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Shrewsbury Town vs. Manchester United

Follow @NicholasMendola