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Everton's new manager Frank Lampard will lead his first game in charge as his side take on Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. New signings Anwar El Ghazi, Donny van de Beek, and Dele Alli are all cup-tied, however, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin also absent with a knock.

Manchester United fell to a shock defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Friday night, while there could be shocks in some of the other games on Saturday.

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(Photo: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
February 5, 2022 at 5:02 PM EST
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We will be back with you tomorrow with another news blog to bring you the latest updates in football as well as a match blog for the AFCON final and Barcelona's match against Atletico Madrid.

February 5, 2022 at 4:55 PM EST
A fun game between Tottenham and Brighton as it finishes 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Was nice to see some new faces stretch their legs too!
February 5, 2022 at 4:48 PM EST
In amazing fashion, Cameroon clawed back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Burkina Faso in the AFCON third-place playoff.

The draw took the match straight to penalties which the host nation won!
What an incredible game 🤯

Despite being 3-0 down, Cameroon have beaten Burkina Faso on penalties to clinch third place at #AFCON2021.

🎬 @SkyFootball pic.twitter.com/UwoD65ZK3A
February 5, 2022 at 4:20 PM EST
More FA Cup action tomorrow as Liverpool host Cardiff, Leicester City travel to Nottingham Forest and Boreham Wood take on Bournemouth.

The AFCON final also takes place tomorrow in with Senegal 'host' Egypt at 7pm GMT.

There are also a bunch of WSL and Women's Championship fixtures to check out too.
February 5, 2022 at 3:45 PM EST
A lovely assist by Aston Villa's Bertrand Traore to provide Burkina Faso their third of the night against Cameroon.

They look pretty much set to win the third-place medal with only a few minutes remaining and a scoreline of 3-1.
At #AFCON2021, Burkina Faso are cruising to a third-place victory.

This delightful assist from Bertrand Traore set up his nation's third.

🎬 @SkyFootballpic.twitter.com/dKOmCMRlkg
February 5, 2022 at 3:29 PM EST
This time it is Emerson Royal, well technically Solly March, with a peach of a goal to make it 2-0 to Tottenham.

The right wing-back made a long run with the ball into Brighton's final third. He attempted to cross the ball into the box from the right-hand side but the deflection off of March's foot sent it over Robert Sanchez's head.

Still 15 minutes left to play of the first half.
February 5, 2022 at 3:16 PM EST
What a beauty!

Harry Kane has curled his shot into the top-right corner to give Tottenham Hotspur the lead over Brighton after 13 minutes.

February 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST
A disappointing end to Burnley's game against Watford as both teams had chances to find a winning goal in the closing stages.

The game ended 0-0 and with both teams still relegation zone.

February 5, 2022 at 2:37 PM EST
One final FA Cup game this evening as Tottenham host Brighton & Hove Albion.

New signings Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski are on the bench for Spurs for the first time since signing on deadline day.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT.
Your team to face @OfficialBHAFC this evening! 👇 pic.twitter.com/cesiA8ktnp
February 5, 2022 at 2:06 PM EST
Frank Lampard is a happy man and he has every right to be.

Everton dominated Brentford in their 3-1 win the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Lampard said: "Today was something very special and something I'll never forget."
"I have huge thanks to the fans, who have been so welcoming from my first day.

"Today was something very special and something I'll never forget.

"We all hear about the Goodison effect and we wanted to bring that out today – the way the players played did that." 💙 pic.twitter.com/A7CCbGfhoj
February 5, 2022 at 1:55 PM EST
Still 0-0 up at Turf Moor where Burnley host Watford.

It's wet and windy conditions which both teams have struggled to settle under.

Roy Hodgson's side look more threatening in the final third but neither keeper has been overly tested as of yet.
February 5, 2022 at 1:40 PM EST
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to stay at the Serie A side for another season, according to technical director Paolo Maldini.

The 40-year-old Sweden international's current contract expires in the summer.

Maldini told DAZN: “Zlatan knows what he wants, he doesn’t fake anything, he knows what the possible agreement with Milan could be. If he doesn’t feel like continuing he’ll be the first to say so.

“His idea is to continue. Zlatan will never be a burden on this team, but only a resource.” For the full story, click here.
February 5, 2022 at 1:04 PM EST
Another last-minute goal in extra time but this time to Southampton.

A 112th-minute goal from Kyle Walker-Peters helped the home side to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Coventry were unfortunate not to take the game all the way to penalties.
February 5, 2022 at 12:16 PM EST
Coventry City have fought hard to take Southampton to penalties.

The away side had the lead for the majority of the game through Viktor Gyokeres goal.

Stuart Armstrong levelled for the hosts to take the game to extra time which now looks set to go to penalties.
February 5, 2022 at 11:40 AM EST
It's been a tense game at Goodison Park.

Brentford made it 2-1 for a brief spell through an Ivan Toney penalty.

Mason Holgate extended Everton's lead to two goals again with a headed goal shortly after. Just over 10 minutes left to play.
February 5, 2022 at 11:13 AM EST
Richarlison converts a perfectly waited lobbed pass by Allan to make it 2-0 to Everton.

Brentford still showing a lot of fight but this is a good sign for Frank Lampard and Everton.
February 5, 2022 at 11:07 AM EST
Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli are both cup-tied, hence why they are unavailable in Everton's FA Cup game against Brentford.

But they have are at Goodison Park to show their support and even did a lap of the pitch to applaud their new fans.

The second-half gets underway with Everton still leading 1-0.
February 5, 2022 at 10:50 AM EST
It is half-time for all the 3pm FA Cup fixtures. Here are the results so far:

February 5, 2022 at 10:34 AM EST
Yerry Mina was brought on as a substitute after Ben Godfrey picked up an injury early into the first-half.

But he has not disappointed as he heads home a corner at the back post in the 31st minute.

Frank Lampard is ecstatic!
February 5, 2022 at 10:19 AM EST
Visitors Fulham took the lead after four minutes through Fabio Cavalho converting his opportunity.

Manchester City didn't let the early goal phase them however, bouncing back and scoring two goals in quick succession.

2-1 after 13 minutes.

🔵 2-1 ⚫️ #ManCity pic.twitter.com/72pxmFxb2U


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