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Holden, Bolton top Birmingham to reach FA Cup semifinal

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Stuart Holden and Bolton moved a step closer to a dream run to the FA Cup Final by beating Birmingham, 3-2, in their quarterfinal match-up on Saturday.

South Korean Lee-Chung Yong scored a 90th-minute winner to send Bolton to its first FA Cup semifinal in 11 years.

Holden played all 90 minutes for the Trotters, which were the first team to reach the semifinals. Manchester United were facing Arsenal in another quarterfinal later on Saturday. Sunday's quarterfinal match-ups include Manchester City vs. Reading and West Ham vs. Stoke.

Here are the highlights:


What did you think of the match? Impressed with Holden's performance? Think Bolton can win the FA Cup?

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  1. Peter McMullan of our ESPN co-commentator. “I’m getting spoilt in this game! Bolton are looking so accomplished today, Holden is surely the free transfer of the season, he’s everywhere and has the stamina of a Nepalese sherpa.”

    pretty funny stuff

  2. The first half was really bad in my opinion, i learned why people dont like watching longball football because seriously it was a tennis match from box to box, and then that gifted goal happened to even the score, made me bored and depressed.

    Then they finnally put Chungy Lee on and mark davies. Lee should be their best player, he’s always seen as underrated. The coach explained he was giving him a long break because he hasnt had a break between international football and league football for over 2 years.

  3. yes, quite the goal. that was the first time i saw it, and even though its not live, i literally jumped out of my seat when i saw that

  4. That was really a great game, very entertaining stuff near the end. That second Birmingham goal was just absolutely ridiculous.


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