Arsenal knocks Liverpool out of FA Cup
Defending champion Liverpool was knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Arsenal on two first-half goals by Tomas Rosicky. Thierry Henry had the closing goal for Arsenal, a 10-time winner that cruised into the fourth round. Dirk Kuyt scored for Liverpool in the 71st minute at Anfield. Frank Lampard scored the first three goals and set up the fourth, leading Chelsea's 6-1 rout of League Two Macclesfield. Shaun Wright-Phillips, John Obi Mikel and Ricardo Carvalho also scored at Stamford Bridge against a Macclesfield team that is next to last in its division and 89 places behind the Blues in English soccer's pyramid of leagues. Two Premier League clubs were upset by teams from lower leagues. Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock rested several regulars to keep them fresh for Premier League play, and the Blades lost 3-0 at home to League One Swansea. Charlton tumbled 2-0 at League One Nottingham Forest. League Championship leader Birmingham held Newcastle 2-2 at home despite playing the second half with 10 men after the ejection of Radhi Jaidi. Despite a goal by Brian McBride, Fulham squandered a 2-1 lead and was held to a 2-2 tie by Leicester. Middlesbrough could only tie 1-1 with Hull, which is struggling near the bottom of the Championship. In a matchup of Premier League clubs, Portsmouth edged Wigan 2-1 thanks to a last-minute header by substitute Nwankwo Kanu. West Ham shrugged off its relegation worries by beating League One Brighton 3-0. Watford, which is last in the Premier League, outplayed League Two Stockport 4-1, and Bolton won 4-0 at League One Doncaster.
MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan edged Juventus 3-2 in the annual Trofeo Berlusconi exhibition on a goal with four minutes left by 19-year-old French substitute Willy Aubameyang. Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf also scored for Milan. Pavel Nedved and Alessandro Del Piero had goals for Serie B Juventus, which was demoted for its role in a game-fixing scandal.