Vieira double helps City rout County

Patrick Vieira (L) celebrates with Spanish midfielder David Silva (R) after scoring his second goal against Notts County. AFP

LONDON, Feb 20, 2011 (AFP) - Patrick Vieira fired Manchester City into the FA Cup fifth round as the French midfielder's double inspired a 5-0 rout of Notts County in Sunday's fourth round replay.

Vieira, a four-time FA Cup winner with Arsenal, was on target in each half at Eastlands and Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Micah Richards also scored late on as Roberto Mancini's side booked a home clash with Aston Villa in the last 16.

Although Tevez, Gareth Barry and Vincent Kompany started on the bench, Mancini still fielded a strong side as he looked to finish off Paul Ince's League One team.

City had needed a late equaliser to avoid an embarrassing exit in the 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane and the hosts survived an early scare here when Karl Hawley hit a post.

Mancini's men took the lead in the 37th minute as Vieira's header from David Silva's corner deflected in off Krystian Pearce.

Vieira struck again in the 58th minute with another header, this time from Alexandar Kolarov's corner.

Tevez came on to score in the 84th minute, while Dzeko netted in the 89th minute and Richards completed the rout in the final moments.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Bolton beat Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage to secure a quarter-final clash at Birmingham.

Fulham were unbeaten in their last six games, but they fell behind in the 19th minute when Croatian striker Ivan Klasnic pounced on a poor clearance to drill a fine volley past Mark Schwarzer.

It was a good day for Klasnic, who had scored the winner against Wigan in this week's fourth round replay, as the Bolton star also learned he would not face charges after he was arrested on suscipion of rape in October.

Later on Sunday, Arsenal make the short trip across London for a fifth round meeting with League One side Leyton Orient, with the winners to face Manchester United in the last eight.

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