Better than Birmingham. Midweek review

Last updated : 25 February 2004 By Michael Morris
Sunderland moved into the quarter finals of the FA Cup with a 2 - 0 win over Birmingham after extra time.

City's opponents on Saturday, West Ham, were also in FA Cup action this week but they did not fayre so well. The Hammers were beaten 3 - 0 by Fulham at Upton Park.

In Division 1 Millwall won to move into 6th place, 4 points ahead of City. Therefore there is no mathmatical possibility we could be in the top 6 on Saturday if we were to win over the Hammers.

Nottingham Forest helped see City move closer to the mathematical impossibility of being relegated by only drawing at home to Gillingahm. That was Forest's 17th game without a win. City have a 14 point gap between them and the relegation places.