LONDON - Arsenal set up an FA Cup quarterfinal against Hull City when they cruised past Championship (second division) side Burnley 3-0 in their delayed fifth round match at the Emirates Stadium yesterday.
Arsenal avenged their League Cup defeat to Burnley in December with superb goals from Carlos Vela and Eduardo da Silva, captain for the day in only his second match for Arsenal after long injury layoff.
Emmanuel Eboue wrapped up the victory with seven minutes from time.
Vela scored after 25 minutes when he raced away from the Burnley defence after being played in by Andrei Arshavin who capitalised on a mistake by Chris Eagles. Vela kept his poise to chip left-footed over Burnley keeper Brian Jensen.
Eduardo's goal was even better, volleying in a perfect cross from Alex Song with the outside of his left foot which gave Jensen no chance.
He also scored twice against Cardiff City in his only other appearance of the season in the last round.
Arsenal will play Hull at the Emirates on March 17 or 18, with both sides seeking to join Manchester United and Chelsea in the semi-finals. - Reuters
Fulham 0, Manchester United 4
Coventry City 0, Chelsea 2
Arsenal 3, Burnley 0