Hull City booked an FA Cup quarterfinal with Premier League rival Sunderland after seeing off second-tier Brighton 2-1 in a fifth round replay on Monday.
Also through to the last eight was Charlton, which spoilt fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday’s dream of a derby with Sheffield United after a 2-1 win at Hillsborough in their fifth round clash.
Curtis Davies’s header and Robert Koren’s deflected free-kick put Hull 2-0 up at the KC Stadium by the 36th minute, but south coast club Brighton, losing FA Cup finalist in 1983, was given hope when Leonardo Ulloa headed home from close range in the 69th minute.
At Sheffield, Callum Harriott opened the scoring for Charlton before Leon Best’s second-half goal helped the host pull level.
But, Wales international Simon Church swung the tie back the way of the south London club by heading in Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson’s free-kick.
Fifth round: Sheffield 1 (Best 57) lost to Charlton 2 (Harriott 22, Church 65).
Fifth round replay: Hull 2 (Davies 14, Koren 36) bt Brighton 1 (Ulloa 69). — AFP