NSOFOR WARNS GUATEMALA WITH HAT-TRICK
Eagles' striker,Victor Obinna Nsofor, showed flashes of what he would do against Guatemala come Febuary 9 in the United States of America (USA) with a hat-trick, as his club, West Ham, put its Carling Cup semi-final misery behind it and marched into the fifth round with a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest in a thrilling encounter at Upton Park.
The Championship side hit back after conceding an early goal to Obinna by going in front with efforts from Dele Adebola and David McGoldrick.
However, Obinna put the home side level at the break and completed his treble from the penalty spot early in the second half. Edin Dzeko's first Manchester City goal saved the Blues' blushes as Notts County forced an FA Cup fourth-round replay with a 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.
It looked like the world's oldest football league club was about to send England's most expensive team tumbling out of the competition when Neal Bishop put the club ahead on the hour. But 10 minutes from time, Dzeko turned home a low Micah Richards cross to earn Roberto Mancini's men a second attempt to progress.
Robert Huth's late goal earned Stoke a first FA Cup victory over Wolves as the club won 1-0 at Molineux. The Chelsea's former defender headed home a Matthew Etherington's free-kick with 10 minutes remaining.
But Wolves spurned a golden chance to earn a replay when Thomas Sorensen saved a last-minute penalty from Nenad Milijas. Overall, Tony Pulis' visiting side deserved to book a place in the last 16 after looking the more dangerous over the 90 minutes.
John Carew caused problems on his full debut after his loan move from Aston Villa, and only a series of fine saves by Marcus Hahnemann kept the visitors at bay until Huth struck.