The FA Cup Fifth Round Proper: Our top five goals

Thursday 12 Feb 2015
Crystal Palace's Darren Ambrose celebrates his goal against Villa in 2010

This weekend sees The FA Cup Fifth Round Proper take place and ahead of the eight ties, we take a look back at some memorable goals from down the years.

Jose Antonio Reyes, ARSENAL 2-1 Chelsea, 15 February 2004

The Spanish forward saved his first goal in English football for a London derby at Highbury, smashing a shot into the top corner for Arsene Wenger's men.

Craig Gardner, SUNDERLAND 1-0 Southampton, 15 February 2014

Not normally renowned for his goalscoring, the former England Under-21 midfielder dispelled that myth at the Stadium of Light in last year's Fifth Round with a powerful strike to win this tie against the Saints.

Darren Ambrose, CRYSTAL PALACE 2-2 Aston Villa, 14 February 2010

When the ex-Ipswich Town and Newcastle midfielder lined-up a free-kick from 35 yards, there wasn't anyone inside Selhurst Park who didn't know what was coming next. But when Ambrose connected sweetly, he unleashed a rocket of a shot which flew past the despairing gloves of Villa 'keeper Brad Friedel.

Aron Gunnarsson, Blackburn 2-2 COVENTRY CITY, 14 February 2009

The Icelandic midfielder may be diminutive in stature, but there was nothing short about his 2009 effort at Ewood Park as he controlled a loose ball outside the area before sending an unstoppable half-volley into the corner of the net.

Eric Cantona, Wimbledon 0-3 MANCHESTER UNITED, 20 February 1994

One of his most memorable goals for Manchester United. Collecting a stray header out from the Dons defence, Cantona set himself up with a perfect first-touch before instantly volleying a shot past a helpless Hans Segers in what was one of the Frenchman's more successful trips to Selhurst Park.

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By FA Staff