Saturday football wrap: The things you might have missed

FourFourTwo's round-up of the weekend action in the FA Cup and Premier League so far, as Arsenal finally dash Lincoln hopes

Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln (FA Cup)


Theo Walcott has now scored the same number of FA Cup goals for Arsenal as Ian Wright did (12)

All good things come to an end, and so Lincoln’s marvellous FA Cup run did at the Emirates.

The National League leaders put up a good fight in front of their 9,000 travelling fans and almost made it through to half-time level at 0-0. 

Theo Walcott was the party-pooper, though, scoring his fifth goal in the competition in first-half stoppage time.

The Imps played with great passion and purpose but no reward, and when Olivier Giroud finished off a beautiful Arsenal move to make it 2-0 early in the second half, Lincoln's race was run.

A third came soon after, Luke Waterfall unlucky to poke past his own goalkeeper, before Alexis Sanchez added a brilliant fourth, beating two players and cutting inside to bend his strike into the far corner. 

The fifth came courtesy of Aaron Ramsey and some tired Lincoln defending, the Welshman controlling Sanchez’s cross before rounding Paul Farman to tap in.

Arsenal regained some much-needed confidence, but Lincoln can hold their heads high as history makers.

Goals: Walcott 45+1’, Giroud 53’, Waterfall (og) 58’, Sanchez 72’, Ramsey 75’

Middlesbrough 0-2 Man City (FA Cup)


Sergio Aguero has scored four FA Cup goals this season - equalling his best tally in a campaign for Manchester City

Middlesbrough’s tardy start ultimately did for them at the Riverside. Manchester City took the lead after just two minutes, David Silva poking past Brad Guzan. 

Pep Guardiola’s side could have been out of sight before Boro remembered where they were and what they were competing for. It took them 20 minutes to muster their first real chance, Rudy Gestede forcing a save from Claudio Bravo who fumbled, only for Pablo Zabaleta to clear off the line. 

The second half started as the first did, with City dominant. Leroy Sane caused the Boro backline constant headaches, Silva nearly netted a replica of his first-half strike but blazed over, before Sergio Aguero’s close-range effort was knocked onto the post by Guzan.

A combination of City’s wastefulness and some excellent saves kept Boro in the game until Aguero netted City’s second just after the hour mark. Wembley beckons for Pep and the Citizens. 

Goals: Silva 2', Aguero 67'

Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham (Premier League)


Joshua King has become the first Bournemouth player to hit double figures in a top-flight league campaign

A five-goal thriller at the Vitality Stadium - and TWO missed penalties.

Bournemouth dominated the early exchanges and were awarded two penalties in an action-packed first half. Both were missed - the first by Josh King, the second by Benik Afobe.

Sandwiched inbetween those penalty misses - and 48 seconds after the first was put wide - Michail Antonio gave West Ham the lead.

But when faced with adversity, this Bournemouth side come back fighting. Josh King atoned for his penalty miss, equalising with a brilliant volley as the sides went in level at the break.

The Cherries' dominance was rewarded early in the second half when King scored his second with a calm, sidefoot finish.

West Ham spurred into action and levelled through substitute Andre Ayew, who slotted away Sam Byram's cutback.

Bournemouth weren't to be outdone though, and on the 90th minute King completed his first Premier League hat-trick, lashing home the rebound from Jack Wilshere's shot.

As the West Ham Twitter account dubbed it: a ridiculous game.

​Goals: King 31', 48', 90'; Antonio 10', Ayew 83'.

Everton 3-0 West Brom (Premier League)


Romelu Lukaku has scored 19 Premier League goals this season, his best return in a single campaign.

A relatively routine afternoon for Ronald Koeman’s men. Kevin Mirallas put the Toffees in front, the first to react after Ben Foster palmed away a shot from Ross Barkley.

Morgan Schneiderlin scored their second just before half-time - his first in an Everton shirt - with a cute dink over Foster.​

Romelu Lukaku rounded off the scoring with his 19th goal of the season, nodding in from an inch-perfect cross from Barkley, who had an impressive afternoon in front of England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of next week's squad announcement. 

Goals: Mirallas 39', Schneiderlin 45', Lukaku 82'

Hull 2-1 Swansea (Premier League)


No side to have conceded 60+ goals after 28 Premier League games (as Swansea have) have stayed up

An inspired substitution by Marco Silva ultimately decided this clash between Hull and Swansea.

After a drab first half with just three attempts on goal,  Silva replaced Alfred N'Diaye with Oumar Niasse just after the hour mark. Six minutes later, the Senegalese frontman fired the home side ahead, having been played in by Abel Hernandez.

Niasse added his and his side's second to ease the nerves at the KCOM nine minutes later, controlling a cross with his right foot before smashing it past Lukasz Fabianski.

Alfie Mawson added a late consolation, but it was too little, too late for Paul Clement's side.

​Goals: Niasse 69', 78'; Mawson 91'

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