Date: 23rd February 2016 at 8:21am
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The Shrewsbury run in the FA Cup is over for another year after the fifth round defeat against Man United at Greenhous Meadow on Monday.

An FA Cup upset is what the TV cameras wanted, which is why they turned up but one Man United didn’t want (and Louis van Gaal couldn’t afford), but it wasn’t the case with the Premier League side winning three-nil.

Man Untied were well on the way to a quarter final meeting with West Ham with goals late in the first half from Chris Smalling and Juan Mata’s, with his coming in injury-time at the end of the half.

Abu Ogogo had an effort cleared of the line as Shrewsbury looked for something but Jesse Lingard made sure of the win on 61-minutes leaving the Shrews to ‘concentrate on the league’ as we look to ensure League 1 survival!

These were the other fifth round results.

Saturday 20th February 2016
Arsenal 0-0 Hull
Reading 3-1 West Brom
Watford 1-0 Leeds
Bournemouth 0-2 Everton

Sunday 21st February 2016
Blackburn 1-5 West Ham
Tottenham 0-1 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 5-1 Man City

Monday 22nd February 2016
Shrewsbury 0-3 Man Utd

It didn’t entirely go as planned (on Saturday) did it with holders Arsenal (nil-nil) forced to a replay against Championship side Hull, who the Gunners of course beat in the final a couple of years back.

Fellow Premier League side West Brom were upset by another club from the second tier with last season’s semi finalist Reading (three-one) winning at the Madejski Stadium to remain on course for the last four once more!

Normal service was resumed (on Sunday), no Championship upset with West Ham (five-one) safely into the quarter finals with a comfortable win over Blackburn at Ewood Park with Crystal Palace (one-nil) ensuring Spurs can’t be on for a domestic double winning at White Hart Lane.

The Chelsea (five-one) win over Man City might stick out as ‘the round’ but, with all due respect, it wasn’t really was it as City opted for a weakened side (and they wonder why the FA Cup is looking to be ‘revamped’) with Chelsea exploiting this – that said it was still a fine result for Chelsea.

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