Sigurdsson gives Reading a second Premier League scalp

Gylfi Sigurdsson's late winner saw Reading produce another upset as they dumped Burnley out at the Madejski Stadium.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's late winner saw Reading produce another upset as they dumped Burnley out at the Madejski Stadium. Reading had won a replay at Liverpool in the last round, and added another Premier League scalp. Sigurdsson, who had been a doubt because of a foot injury, latched onto a long ball into the penalty area with just three minutes left to send the Championship side into the fifth round.

A late goal from Ben Watson denied Notts Country a famous win over Premier League side Wigan in a thrilling 2-2 draw. The League Two side, who have been hit by financial problems throughout the season, went ahead thanks to Lee Hughes' 20th goal of the season. Ben Davies' stunning free-kick doubled County's advantage before Jason Scotland pulled one back for Roberto Martinez's side. County could not hold off a late Wigan onslaught though, and the Latics drew level through Watson's cool finish with seven minutes left.

Wolves' Ronald Zubar struck late on to ruin Crystal Palace's chances of a shock at Molineux. Darren Ambrose played Alan Lee in for Palace's opener before Mick McCarthy's side drew level with a long-range strike from David Jones eight minutes before the break. Ambrose's excellent free-kick put Palace back in front but Zubar's 25-yard effort earned a 2-2 draw and a replay for McCarthy's side.

In the two all-Premier League games, Portsmouth came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 while Birmingham upset Everton with a 2-1 away win. twoods@thenational.ae

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