Burnley claim another scalp

Steven Thompson's two goals for Burnley in a 3-1 FA Cup victory over Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a wintry Tuesday night kept up their giantkilling efforts in the cups. Wade Elliot's long-range volley on the stroke of half-time started things off and Thompson fired home Burnley's second in the 52nd minute of this fourth round replay.

Under-strength Albion were given hope by Gianni Zuiverloon's sweet 60th-minute strike, but in-form Thompson netted again late on for his fourth goal in two games to seal Burnley's fourth Premier League scalp of the season.

Owen Coyle's impressive Championship outfit, England's second flight, bundled Fulham, Chelsea and Arsenal out of the League Cup and came agonisingly close to overcoming Tottenham in an epic semi-final encounter.

Burnley play the winner of the Arsenal versus Cardiff fixture which was called off because of the impressive snow falls in Britain, also prompting many fixture postponements in the English League on Tuesday night.