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Shocking defeat for Arsenal against second-tier Blackburn Rovers

Associated Press
Feb 16, 2013 at 10:48pm IST

London: Arsenal face an eighth straight season without silverware after losing 1-0 to second-tier Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, the latest big surprise in the famous old competition.

Colin Kazim-Richards grabbed the 72nd-minute winner at Emirates Stadium in a rare attack by the visitors, as Arsenal paid the price for resting many of their star players ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 match against Bayern Munich.

That's the only trophy Arsene Wenger's men have left to play for - and they are big underdogs in that competition. The club's last trophy was the FA Cup in 2005.

Shocking defeat for Arsenal against second-tier Blackburn

Arsenal face an eighth straight season without silverware after losing 1-0 to second-tier Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Non-league Luton lost 3-0 at home to Millwall. Everton visit third-tier Oldham later Saturday.

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