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Cambridge United lose 5-2 to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup third round

Sullay Kaikai's goal was not enough to prevent Cambridge United from falling to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

The Sierra Leone international scored a consolation goal in the 66th minute, but it was too little, too late for the visitors, who had been outplayed by a rampant Rovers side.

Blackburn took the lead in the 10th minute through a Samuel Szmodics penalty, before doubling their advantage in the 22nd minute through a Szmodics header.

Cambridge pulled one back through Jack Lankester in the 32nd minute, but Szmodics completed his hat-trick in the 38th minute to restore Rovers' two-goal lead.

Kaikai's goal gave Cambridge hope, but Arnor Sigurdsson and Harry Leonard scored late goals to seal the victory for the hosts.

The result means that Cambridge's FA Cup journey comes to an end for this season, while Blackburn progress comfortably into the fourth round.


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