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Four FA Cup takeaways

What a run of games in the FA Cup! Arsenal's comeback and an American Civil War defined the weekend.

Updated: February 4, 2012, 1:14 PM ET
By James Tyler | ESPN.com

And then there were 16. Well, 19 to be precise, pending three replays a week from Tuesday in the FA Cup. But the whittling of a competitive, hungry field this past weekend saw a handful of upsets, a modicum of excitement and some of the drama one expects from soccer's oldest cup competition. (Particularly at Anfield.)

That said, enough Prem teams survived the cull to ensure that as the fifth round kicks in three weeks from now, it'll feel like another EPL weekend. Until then, ...

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