Leyton Orient strike late to earn Cup replay at Arsenal

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 08:47 AM IST

London: Feisty Leyton Orient held Arsenal to a memorable 1-1 draw in their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Brisbane Road when a powerful 89th-minute strike from substitute Jonathan Tehoue stunned the Premier League side.

Manchester City crushed League One Notts County 5-0 in a fourth-round replay and Bolton Wanderers won 1-0 at Fulham in an all Premier League fifth-round tie.

The result in east London left Orient fans celebrating as if they had won the game and dreaming of finishing the job in the replay at Arsenal`s Emirates Stadium to earn a quarter-final meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Tehoue, a pacy but erratic 26-year-old French striker who is often used as a late substitute, squeezed past defenders Kieran Gibbs and teenage debutant Ignasi Miguel on the edge of the penalty area and smashed the ball through the legs of Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

Until then Arsenal, who made 10 changes from the side that beat Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, looked comfortable after taking the lead through a 53rd-minute Tomas Rosicky header.

Orient had been largely outplayed and outpassed as Arsenal appeared to be coasting to victory and a clash with United in the last eight.

But Tehoue`s goal means they will replay at the Emirates on March 2 with the money raised set to provide a financial lifeline for the League One (third tier) club, 53 places below Arsenal in the ladder.

Bureau Report