West Ham routs Burnley 5-1 to reach FA Cup quarter

Carlton Cole scored twice in a three-minute span to help West Ham rout Burnley 5-1 Monday night and advance to an FA Cup quarterfinal at Stoke.

Thomas Hitzlsperger scored in his debut to give West Ham the lead with a long-range shot in the 23rd minute, and Cole added goals in the 48th and 50th, Winston Reid headed in the fourth in the 59th before Jay Rodriguez scored a consolation goal for Burnley in the 71st.

Reid then prevented another goal in injury time, clearing the ball off the goal line with a diving header that bounced off the bar and left post, and Freddie Sears completed the rout at the other end moments later.

American Jonathan Spector entered for the Hammers in the 73rd.


SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Raul Tamudo headed in Daniel Estrada's cross in the 55th minute for his third goal in four games, lifting Real Sociedad over Mallorca 1-0 in the Spanish league.

In gusting winds and rain, both teams had difficulties creating clear-cut scoring chances in the first half.

With its third straight home win, Sociedad (11-12-1) moved into eighth place, three points shy of a Europa League position. Eleventh-place Mallorca (9-11-4) hosts first-place Barcelona (21-1-2) on Sunday.