English FA Cup
Result: Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough
Date: 15 February 2015
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 at the Emirates on Sunday evening.
The Gunners controlled proceedings from the onset and came close to breaking the deadlock in the third minute, as Santi Cazorla's curling free-kick was parried away by Mejias Osorio.
Giroud gave the home side a deserved lead in the 27th minute, as he turned home a cross from Keiran Gibbs, after some good build-up play from the Gunners.
The French forward was on target yet again two minutes later, he took advantage of a napping Boro defence and volleyed home from six-yards out.
Middlesbrough struggled to keep a hold of the ball for large periods of the game and only registered one effort on target, as Albert Adomah forced Wojciech Szczesny into a low save in the 39th minute.
Arsenal continued to dominate in the second half and nearly got a third in the 62nd minute but Mejias was on hand to keep out Gibbs' powerful effort from 12-yards out.
Theo Walcott should have added a third in the 87th minute, the pacy forward latched onto fine pass from Tomas Rosicky, before seeing his low effort palmed away by Mejias.
Adomah nearly grabbed a consolation in the closing stages but his powerful effort from distance sailed just wide of the upright, while Kike struck the woodwork in stoppage time.
Goals Leandro Bacuna and Scott Sinclair earned Aston Villa a 2-0 win over Leicester City to secure their spot in Round 6.
While, Bradford City's fairy-tale run continued, as they dumped Sunderland out of the Cup with a 2-0 victory at Valley Parade.