Southampton's Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with James Ward-Prowse, left, during the English FA Cup, Fifth Round soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England. Saturday Feb. 17, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Southampton pile on misery for West Brom in FA Cup

February 17, 2018 - 12:37 pm
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LONDON (AP) — Misfortune comes in threes, so the saying goes, and West Bromwich Albion knows it well.

Capping a miserable week, West Brom was dumped from the FA Cup by Southampton, a 2-1 winner in the fifth round on Saturday.

The latest defeat for the English Premier League's bottom club came after four West Brom players faced a Spanish judge following the alleged theft of a taxi during a training camp in Barcelona.

Also, the club terminated the contracts of chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman on Tuesday.

Wesley Hoedt was unmarked when he gave Southampton an 11th-minute lead, and Dusan Tadic made it 2-0 with a clever chip over goalkeeper Ben Foster early in the second half.

Salomon Rondon pulled a goal back with a spectacular first-time shot with half an hour left but it wasn't enough to save West Brom.

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CARVALHAL RETURNS

Sheffield Wednesday held Premier League side Swansea to 0-0 as visiting manager Carlos Carvalhal made his first return to Hillsborough since being released by the second-tier team on Dec. 24.

Carvalhal has had a positive effect since joining Swansea four days after his departure from Wednesday, with the Welsh club losing once in 12 games in all competitions on his watch.

The teams will meet again in a replay at the Liberty Stadium later this month.

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BRIGHTON THROUGH

The last time Brighton was in the top division, it reached the FA Cup final in 1983 losing to Manchester United. Chris Hughton's team joined Southampton in the last eight with a 3-1 win against fourth-tier Coventry.

Jurgen Locadia, signed from PSV Eindhoven in the mid-season transfer window, scored on his debut.

Connor Goldson added a second goal in the first half, and Leonardo Ulloa headed the third in the second half.

Jonson Clarke-Harris gave Coventry's fans something to cheer late in the second.

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OTHER GAMES

Manchester United travels to Huddersfield in Saturday's late match.

Tottenham is at fourth-tier Rochdale on Sunday and Manchester City goes to third-tier Wigan on Monday.

On Friday, Chelsea advanced to the last eight by beating Hull 4-0, and Leicester defeated Sheffield United 1-0.

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