Through to the 5th round thanks to Anelkas first goal of the season and deft assist (I hate that Americanism !!) to SWP for the second in an otherwise dour affair.
The Blues started the better on an awful pitch and could have been one up inside 50 seconds but Joe Cole curled a through ball from Sidwell just wide of the upright. After that it all got a bit scrappy and messy until a moment of brilliance in the second half, when Belletti lifted a through ball over Titus Bramble and into Anelkas path for him stab home from 12 yards.
In an incident of extreme refereeing myopia, Makelele was caught across the throat by Michael Brown yet neither Rennie nor his linesman saw the assault - amazing; one for the video panel I hope (.... but doubt). Anyway, it was all over on 82mins when Anelka lost Kilbane in and squared the ball for SWP to sidefoot home through Kirklands legs. Sibierski's got one back for the home side with a nice swivel and shot from the edge of the box but it was too little, too late and the mighty Blues go marching on !