Tottenham, Man City reach FA Cup quarters
LONDON -- Tottenham advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals by beating Fulham 4-0 Sunday behind two goals each by Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.
Tottenham has won the FA Cup eight times, the last in 1991. It ended a three-game losing streak in all competitions.
Brian McBride had Fulham's best chances, with Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson tipping his ball over the crossbar in the 17th minute and making another save on the American in the 50th.
Keane first scored with a hard volley from the edge of the box in the seventh minute. He then volleyed in another in the 68th after a header from Mido at Craven Cottage.
Berbatov made it 3-0 in the 77th by scoring after his initial shot hit the far post. The Bulgaria striker easily beat Fulham goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka in the final minute.
McBride was taken off in the 62nd minute, and Clint Dempsey was brought on to replace Tomasz Radzinski in the 67th.
Manchester City also reached the quarterfinals, scoring twice in the closing minutes to beat League Championship team Preston 3-1.
Giorgios Samaras had a goal off a deflection in the 85th minute and Stephen Ireland added another in the 90th. David Nugent had given Preston the lead in the eighth minute, but Michael Ball tied the score for City in the 35th.
Bernado Corradi flicked a throw-in to Samaras, whose shot deflected in off Preston defender Matthew Hill. Ireland then scored with a powerful volley.
Preston took the lead when a header from Michael Ricketts was pushed away by Manchester City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver and Nugent put back the rebound.
Ball answered by knocking in a rebound off the post after a volley from Corradi had hit the same post. It was Ball's first goal for City in his second game since he left PSV Eindhoven on Jan. 31. Shortly afterward, Ricketts was hurt making a play in the air and was removed from the field on a stretcher.
MILAN, Italy -- Palermo missed a chance to close in on second-place AS Roma after being held to a 1-1 tie by relegation-threatened in the Italian league.
David Di Michele beat Chievo's offside trap to scored the first goal in the 23rd minute, but Victor Obinna tied the score just before halftime.
Palermo is in third place with 43 points but has played one game more than AS Roma, which lost to fourth-place Empoli 1-0 Saturday and has 49 points.
Inter Milan, which beat Cagliari 1-0 Saturday, leads the league with 63 points.
MADRID, Spain -- Valencia moved into third place in the Spanish league by defeating leader Barcelona 2-1.
Miguel Angel Angulo and David Silva scored a goal each for Valencia. Ronaldinho had a goal late in the game for visiting Barcelona.
Angulo met a low cross from David Villa to open the scoring in the 52nd minute. He set up Silva for the second goal three minutes later after his shot was stopped by Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Both teams ended the game with 10 men after Valencia captain David Albelda and Barcelona midfielder Deco were red-carded following a clash in the 62nd minute.
Ronaldinho scored in injury time with a free kick from the edge of the penalty area. The goal was the Brazilian's 16th of the season.
Athletic Bilbao won for only the second time at home this season, beating Getafe 2-0 on two goals by Aritz Aduriz.
He scored in the 30th minute off a cross from Igor Gabilondo and in the 50th when he ran between two defenders and beat goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri.
AMSTERDAM -- Both Ajax and AZ Alkmaar fell further behind Dutch league leader PSV Eindhoven after both were held to ties.
Ajax got first-half goals from Edgar Davids and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in its 2-2 draw with Excelsior Rotterdam. Andwele Slory and Eldridge Rojer scored for Excelsior, also in the first half.
AZ was held to a 1-1 tie by FC Groningen. Danny Koevemans gave AZ the lead in the 26th minute, but Erik Nevland answered in the 60th.
PSV, which beat Heracles Almelo 2-0 Saturday, leads the league with 60 points, followed by Ajax with 55 and AZ with 54. 68 points, followed by Rangers with 49.