Holder Chelsea beats Preston to advance in FA Cup

Updated: 23 January 2010 14:11 IST

Chelsea continued its FA Cup defense with a comfortable 2-0 victory over second-tier Preston on Saturday to advance to the fifth round.

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Chelsea continued its FA Cup defense with a comfortable 2-0 victory over second-tier Preston on Saturday to advance to the fifth round.

Nicolas Anelka broke the deadlock in the 36th minute and Daniel Sturridge grabbed a second at the start of the second half.

In the day's other early cup match, League Championship side Reading, which ousted Liverpool in the third round, triumphed over Premier League opposition again by beating Burnley 1-0 courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson's 87th-minute goal.

Among the matches later Saturday, third-tier Leeds was at Tottenham looking to repeat its shock win over Manchester United earlier this month.

With United out of the cup, the English champions played Hull in the Premier League on Saturday.

Topics : Football Chelsea
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