FA Cup: Chelsea struggle to draw with Birmingham

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' problems mounted on Saturday after his side laboured to a 1-1 draw with lower league Birmingham in their FA Cup fifth round tie.

updated: February 18, 2012 21:43 IST
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London: Daniel Sturridge's 62nd minute header spared Chelsea from a humiliating FA Cup exit at the hands of Championship side Birmingham but Saturday's unconvincing 1-1 draw will do little to ease the pressure on Andre Villas-Boas.

The home side recovered after falling behind to David Murphy's first half goal to earn a fifth round replay.

But the chorus of boos as the players left the Stamford Bridge pitch confirmed this had been another sub-standard display from Villas-Boas's side.

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