30 Jan '11, 4pm

Football: Man City held as Arsenal advance

Football: Man City held as Arsenal advance

LONDON: Edin Dzeko opened his goalscoring account for Manchester City to salvage a 1-1 draw with Notts County as Tottenham were sent crashing out of the FA Cup in a humiliating 4-0 rout by Fulham on Sunday. Bosnian striker Dzeko netted in the 80th minute to rescue City, who were left staring down the barrel of a shock fourth round upset after Neal Bishop headed the lowly Magpies in front on 59 minutes at Meadow Lane. City, who have spent more than 300 million pounds on players since their takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, are currently 58 places above Notts County, languishing in 18th spot of League One. But the gulf between Roberto Mancini's expensively assembled squad and Paul Ince's side was rarely obvious as a quagmire of a pitch acted as a leveller. "We didn't want a replay before the game but I am happy to have one now," said relieved City boss Mancini....

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