Liverpool's kids get job done in FA Cup

Liverpool's young guns have defeated Shrewsbury in their FA Cup fourth-round replay

Liverpool have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time under Juergen Klopp but he wasn't at Anfield to see it as his faith in the club's youngsters was vindicated.

With Klopp determined that he and his senior players had time off during their mid-season Premier League break, the Reds fielded their youngest ever team - at an average age of 19 years, 102 days - for the fourth-round replay against third-tier Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

The kids, led for the game by under-23 coach Neil Critchley, came through, winning 1-0 to set up a last-16 match they probably won't be playing in.

It will be at Chelsea in early March.

A Ro-Shaun Williams own-goal in the 75th minute settled the match.

The win keeps alive Liverpool's chances of a treble as they close in on winning the English league title for the first time in 30 years - sitting 22 points ahead after 25 games - and are through to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wayne Rooney is set for a reunion with Manchester United after the former England captain scored from the penalty spot for Derby County in their 4-2 win over League Two visitors Northampton in a replay.

Second-tier Derby advanced to a home game against 12-time winners United, where Rooney spent 13 trophy-laden years and became the club's all-time top scorer.

Newcastle United reached the last 16 for the first time since 2006 but were given a scare by third-tier Oxford as they squandered a two-goal lead before they prevailed 3-2 courtesy of a brilliant solo goal by Allan Saint-Maximin in the 116th minute.

The owners beat their tenants as second-tier Birmingham City won 4-1 in a penalty shootout against third-tier Coventry, the club with whom they are ground sharing this season at St. Andrew's.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp was Birmingham's hero as he saved two penalties in the shootout after his side twice came from behind in a 2-2 draw after extra-time.

Reading also needed penalties to advance from their tie with Cardiff City to book a fifth-round home tie with Premier League Sheffield United.

The game finished 3-3 after extra time with Reading taking it out on spot kicks 4-1.

FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW

Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City

Reading v Sheffield United

Chelsea v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United

Leicester City v Birmingham City

Derby County v Manchester United

Southampton/Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City

Portsmouth v Arsenal