Liverpool blank Bournemouth

Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge eased Liverpool through a tricky FA Cup fourth round tie at Championship (second division) Bourne­mouth on Saturday although they had to work hard for a 2-0 victory.

Moses settled some Liverpool jitters at a packed Dean Court, scene of Bournemouth's famous FA Cup defeat of Manchester United in 1984, with a low finish after 25 minutes.

Sturridge then combined with Luis Suarez to finish off the hosts after an hour.

Liverpool will go into the hat for the fifth-round draw along side League leaders Arsenal, who dispatched Coventry City 4-0 on Friday.

After Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored twice in the opening half-hour, the hosts scored through Olivier Giroud before Santi Cazorla completed the scoring for the Gunners.  
Podolski’s goals were set up by fellow Germans Mezut Ozil and Per Mertesacker as the 10-times winners eased into the last 16 on a rainy night in north London.

The Polish-born forward rifled home from inside the area after a pass from midfielder Ozil in the 15th minute and headed in a corner at the far post from defender Mertesacker’s flick-on at the near post in the 27th.

Podolski was replaced by Giroud in the 79th minute and within five minutes the Frenchman had scored Arsenal’s third goal with a tap-in from left-back Kieran Gibbs’ cross.

Fellow substitute Santi Cazorla completed the rout in the 89th minute from a rebound after ’keeper Joe Murphy had parried a shot.

Three minutes after the opening goal Coventry, the 1987 FA Cup winners who now play in League One, almost hit back with Arsenal stopper Lukasz Fabianski making a diving save to keep out midfielder Carl Baker's fine shot from outside the area.

Striker Leon Clarke also missed two good chances to get a more enterprising Coventry side back into the game early in the second half.

Fabianski saved his first effort and the striker then hit the post from a central position inside the box after Franck Moussa's square pass with the second.

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