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Chelsea beats QPR to reach 5th round of FA Cup

Updated: January 28, 2012, 09:37


Chelsea's Juan Mata, right, shoots to score a penalty against Queens Park Rangers, during their FA Cup 4th round soccer match at Loftus Road ground in London, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Chelsea won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

LONDON(AP) Chelsea reached the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers after Juan Mata scored a second-half winner to decide an occasionally heated match.

John Terry was taunted throughout by the Loftus Road crowd over allegations he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand when the teams last met in October, but the Chelsea captain seemed unaffected.

Mata scored the 62nd-minute winner with a penalty kick after Clint Hill was ruled to have brought down Daniel Sturridge.

That prompted Chelsea fans to chant "Anton, what's the score?''

Ferdinand was spared having to decide whether to give Terry a pre-match handshake after the Football Association allowed the sides to forego the traditional ritual.

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