England U20 midfielder Darren Carter is the Lion of the Weekend after his goal double.
LION OF THE WEEKEND: England U20 midfielder Darren Carter is The FA Cup Lion of the Weekend after his goal double against Leeds on Saturday.
Carter twice timed his runs into the penalty area to perfection and on both occasions showed great composure to beat Neil Sullivan in Birmingham's 3-0 win.
England's 1970 World Cup star, Alan Mullery said: "It's always nice to see a goalscoring midfielder!"
"It's part of the modern game, midfielders having the energy to get into both penalty areas"
"Darren was the major reason Birmingham are in today's Fourth Round draw, unlike some Premiership clubs."
Carter scored his first goal after 21 minutes, playing an important part in the build-up before getting beyond Leeds United's backline, to despatch Morrison's cross. His second strike, midway through the second half was even more impressive, embarking on a 60-yard run and keeping his finish low to give Sullivan no chance.
Lion of the Season - Total nominations so far
Stewart Downing 3 (08 Nov, 18 Oct, 04 Oct)
Shaun Wright-Phillips 3 (25 Oct, 16 Aug, 22 Nov)
Michael Owen 2 (01 Nov, 30 Aug)
John Terry 2 (29 Nov, 13 Dec)
Alan Smith 2 (23 Aug, 04 Jan)
Wayne Rooney 1 (15 Nov)
Ashley Cole 1 (27 Sept)
Rio Ferdinand 1 (11 Oct)
Ledley King 1 (20 Sept)
Steven Gerrard 1 (06 Sept)
David James 1 (13 Sept)
Frank Lampard 1 (06 Dec)
Jermain Defoe 1 (20 Dec)
Darren Carter 1 (10 Jan)
* Every Monday TheFA.com announces the outstanding England player from the weekend’s matches, selected with the help of a former England international.
Lion of the Weekend is chosen by five former England internationals Alan Mullery, Russell Osman, Mick Mills, Malcolm Macdonald and Paul Parker.
The player with the most votes at the end of the season will be crowned Lion of the Season.