A goal by Clint Dempsey
in the 77th minute started a comeback as Fulham beat League Championship (second
division) Swansea City, 2-1, Tuesday night in their English FA Cup fifth-round replay and moved into the quarterfinals, where the Cottagers will host Manchester United on March 7.
Swansea took the lead two minutes after halftime on a goal by Trinidadian Jason Scotland
, but Dempsey equalized with his fifth goal of the English season for
Fulham when he redirected Simon Davies
' corner kick into the goal.
Dempsey almost added a second goal before Bobby Zamora
gave Fulham the win four minutes later with a second goal set up by Davies.
Manager Roy Hodgson
performance one of its best of the season. SCHEDULE Fifth Round March 8
Arsenal vs. Burnley Fifth Round, Replays Feb. 25
Middlesbrough vs. West
Ham United Feb. 26
Hull City vs. Sheffield United Quarterfinals
Coventry City vs. Chelsea
Fulham vs. Manchester United March 8
Everton vs. West Ham United/Middlesbrough TBA
Arsenal/Burnley vs. Sheffield United/Hull City