Norwich, QPR humbled in FA Cup, Arsenal escape

Arsenal overcame stubborn resistance from second-tier Brighton and Hove Albion, conquerors of Newcastle United in the previous round, to reach the fifth round with a 3-2 win.

updated: January 27, 2013 11:40 IST
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London: Non-league Luton Town pulled off an historic FA Cup upset by winning 1-0 at Premier League Norwich City in the fourth round on Saturday, while third-tier Milton Keynes Dons humbled Queens Park Rangers 4-2.

Luton, of the fifth-tier Conference National, prevailed through an 80th-minute Scott Rendell goal at Carrow Road to become the first non-league team to eliminate top-flight opposition in 24 years.

League Cup winners in 1988 but relegated from the Football League after going into administration in 2009, Luton began the day 85 places below their opponents in the English league pyramid. (Also read: Harry Redknapp angry on QPR players)

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