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FA Cup Result Roundup: Wednesday 10th February

Wow! In arguably England’s greatest ever competition we were delivered yet another thrilling night. We saw last-minute winners, nine-goal thrillers, red cards and Manchester City’s dominance. The FA Cup yet again showed exactly why football is the most exciting sport in the world.

Swansea 1 – 3 Manchester City:

Manchester City powered into the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup as they confidently defeated Swansea on their trip to South-Wales.

Goals from Walker, Sterling and Jesus gave City a three goal lead, and despite a later goal from Morgan Whittaker for the home side, the result was never in question.

The Citizens dominated the game on a cold night in Wales, having almost three times as many shots as Swansea. Their goals gave off an aura of class, particularly Jesus’, which was taken expertly.

Tonight’s performance showed not only why City are still in the FA Cup, but also why the possibility of a treble remains on the cards.

Could we be looking at our FA Cup winners?
Could we be looking at our FA Cup winners? (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Sheffield United 1 – 0 Bristol City:

A game with minimal highlights, Sheffield United would end up with the win they deserved.

The Premier League unit were the better side throughout the game, hitting the crossbar on multiple occasions. David McGoldrick would also draw a strong save from Bristol keeper Max O’Leary.

Billy Sharp would score the only goal of the game as he stepped up to blast a penalty into the goal in the sixty-sixth minute. Despite O’Leary going the right way, Sharp would still find the net.

The penalty decision would come after a handball from City player Alfie Mawson. This would almost escape the officials until a VAR check left little doubt over the matter.

If there was to be only one goal, it went the right way as Bristol City struggled to produce anything of note. Whereas, Sheffield United despite not being brilliant showed enough fight in this FA Cup fixture to give them hope of survival in the Premier League.

Billy Sharp blasts his side into the FA Cup quarter-finals
Billy Sharp blasts his side into the FA Cup quarter-finals (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City 1 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion:

In perhaps the weakest of the games in this round of fixtures so far, Leicester narrowly beat Brighton. The goal would come with what was practically the last kick (head) of the game, as Kelechi Ihenacho would take advantage of a free header to seal the victory in the dying embers.

Both teams struggled to create chances, and those they did weren’t taken. The biggest of which fell to young Brighton striker Andi Zeqiri a regular in this season’s FA Cup fixtures. He drilled his shot across goal, but it was met well by Leicester keeper Danny Ward. A real shame from the Brighton perspective this chance was not taken, especially as it was a potential game-winner as it came in the eighty-third minute.

Both sides would also see goals ruled out for offside throughout the game, with both Leicester’s Under and Brighton Zeqiri seeing the goals flagged off.

Kelechi Iheanacho's goal that saw them through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup
Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal that saw them through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Everton 5 – 4 Tottenham:

Nine goals and forty-six shots amounted to one of the most exciting games in recent memory, not just in the FA Cup, but in all of football.

Richarlison and Davinson Sanchez would both grab braces, whilst the remaining five goals were split amongst the remaining players.

Spurs took the lead just three minutes in, as Sanchez powered a header. A lead that would be short-lived.

They would hold on for thirty minutes before Calvert-Lewin would level the score. Not long after it would be Everton in the lead. Richarlison would blast the ball through Alderweireld’s legs, past Lloris and into the net. Arguably the best goal in the match.

The first half would see another two goals, one apiece as Everton stretched their lead to two from the penalty spot, only for Lamela to get one back.

(Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Spurs would come back from behind twice in the second half taking the game to extra-time. Despite them not winning the game, this should be commended.

Extra time saw just one goal. A brilliant finish from Bernard who was fresh off the bench. He timed his run to perfection, getting on the end of a Sigurdsson flick and sealing the win for The Toffees.

A hard fought win that could have gone either way, and a game that will last in the memory of many for a long time.

Bernard celebrates his winner .(Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Be sure to check back in with WDSportz for the last of the FA Cup results for this round as Thursday’s games roll in. 

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