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Last updated : 02 February 2006 By Brian Cartlidge

Dunn denies high-flying

If Premiership status is the essential goal for both these clubs come the season's end, then whoever wins the replay may consider fielding their strongest outfit in the fifth round. Guardian

Dunn stops Royal flush

Birmingham's new year resolution was once more apparent as the Premiership side finished strongly to deny Reading another FA Cup scalp. David Dunn, one of a triple salvo of substitutions midway through the second half, was the man on the mark with the equaliser, sparking suggestions he could even gatecrash England’s World Cup party. Times

Reading Dunn but not dusted for Bruce

"Que sera," said the Reading manager, Steve Coppell, after this draw and the irritation of a replay. But it was not a joyous "que sera, sera we're going to Wembley" (if it's ready in time) even though his side are deservedly still in the hat. Independent