Yakubu leads Middlesbrough to victory

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Aiyegbeni Yakubu scored two goals to lead Middlesbrough to a 5-2 victory over Nuneaton on Tuesday in a third-round replay in the English FA Cup.

Yakubu leads Middlesbrough to victory

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Aiyegbeni Yakubu scored two goals to lead Middlesbrough to a 5-2 victory over Nuneaton on Tuesday in a third-round replay in the English FA Cup.Despite Nuneaton dominating for the first half hour, Riggott gave Middlesbrough the lead in the 34th minute and Yakubu added a penalty in the 42nd. Parnaby scored in the 50th, Yakubu added his second eight minutes later and Viduka gave Middlesbrough a 5-0 lead by the 63rd.The lopsided victory came just three days after 'Boro was beaten 7-0 by Arsenal in the Premier League.Gez Murphy scored two goals in the final 20 minutes for Nuneaton.Stoke winsIn another match on Tuesday, League Championship club Stoke defeated non-league Tamworth 5-4 on penalties. The two sides were tied 1-1 after regulation - and went goalless in 30 minutes of extra time. Nathan Jackson gave Stoke a 1-0 lead in the 42nd before Paul Gallagher equalizing in the 80th.Leeds of the League Championship rallied twice from a goal down in regulation and then again in extra time to draw 3-3 before falling to Wigan of the Premier League on penalties 4-2.Reading, another team from the League Championship, beat Premier League West Brom 3-2 to advance. West Brom led 2-0 by the 32nd minute on a pair of goals by Richard Chaplow, but Reading rallied on two second-half goals from Leroy Lita to force extra time, where Lita scored a third to win it.



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