- Associated Press - Sunday, February 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal and set up another Sunday, leading Arsenal over Liverpool 2-1 and into the FA Cup quarterfinals.

Following their 5-1 loss at Anfield in the Premier League on Feb. 8, the Gunners put on a more consistent display at home.

After the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded to comments Friday by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who called him a “specialist in failure.”

“I do not want to go into that silly, disrespectful remark. I never spoke about him in my press conference and I will not start,” Wenger told BT Sport. “The only thing I know is it’s more embarrassing for Chelsea than for me.”

Arsenal went ahead in the 16th minute after Liverpool failed to clear a free kick. Stephen Gerrard blocked a shot by Yaya Sanogo, who was making his first start for Arsenal, and Oxlade-Chamberlain slotted home from close range past goalkeeper Brad Jones. Lukas Podolski scored with a clean finish from Oxlade-Chamberlain’s back pass in the 47th.

Gerrard converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute.

In quarterfinals on the weekend of March 8-9, Arsenal hosts Everton, which beat Swansea 3-1 on goals by Lacina Traore and Steven Naismith, and a penalty kick by Leighton Baines. Manchester City hosts defending champion Wigan in a rematch of last year’s final, Brighton hosts Hull or Sunderland, and Sheffield United hosts Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton.

Chris Porter scored twice in stoppage time as Sheffield United advanced by beating Nottingham Forest 3-1.

American midfielder Danny Williams scored the first goal of the match in the 10th minute of Reading’s 3-1 win at Queens Park Rangers in the second-tier League Championship. It was the second goal of the season for Williams.


ROME (AP) - Juventus won 3-1 over relegation-threatened Chievo Verona in Serie A, improving to 12-0 at home in the league this season. Juventus maintained a nine-point lead over second-place Roma, which won 3-0 at home against Sampdoria.

Kwadwo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio and Fernando Llorente scored for Juventus (20-1-3), which conceded an own goal. Antonio Conte coached his 100th match for Juventus.

Mattia Destro scored twice and Miralem Pjanic had a goal for Roma (16-1-6), which is four points ahead of third-place Napoli (15-4-5). Napoli won 2-0 at Sassuolo on goals by Blerim Dzemaili and Lorenzo Insigne.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Jese Rodriguez scored in the fifth minute and Karim Benzema in the 27th, sparking Real Madrid to a 3-0 win at Getafe that left it third in the Spanish league, trailing defending champion Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on goal difference.

Luka Modric scored in the 66th minute for Real, which is 19-2-3. Cristiano Ronaldo served the second of a three-game suspension for a red card.

Getafe (7-13-4) is winless in nine straight league games.


BERLIN (AP) - Nuremberg won 1-0 at Augsburg and climbed out of the relegation zone as Josip Drmic scored on a header in the 64th minute.

Augsburg had been unbeaten in eight straight games.

Nuremberg (3-7-11) climbed to 14th in the 18-team league with 20 points, one ahead of Stuttgart, two in front of Freiburg, four ahead of Hamburg and five in front of Eintracht Braunschweig.


U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan, making his first start since Dec. 10 and his first appearance since Jan. 19, had a goal and an assist in Anderlecht’s 2-0 home win over Mons in the Belgian league. Kljestan scored his ninth goal this season in all competitions in the 37th minute, then assisted on Ronald Vargas’ goal in the 50th.


American forward Terrence Boyd scored in second-half injury time of Rapid Vienna’s 2-1 loss at Admira Wacker Moedling in the Austrian Bundesliga. It was the 13th goal of the season for Boyd, who turned 23 Sunday.

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