Manchester Metropolis received a 20th consecutive home cup tie to maneuver into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 1-Zero win at Sheffield Wednesday as Tottenham crashed out on penalties to Norwich on Wednesday.
Sergio Aguero scored the one objective for the holders eight minutes into
the second half as Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith didn’t get a
robust sufficient hand to the Argentine’s low strike.
A solitary objective was scant reward for the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s
males because the Catalan was rewarded for naming a powerful line-up in opposition to the
Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus missed superb first half possibilities,
whereas Nicolas Otamendi and Benjamin Mendy hit the woodwork earlier than Aguero
lastly made the breakthrough.
Regardless of failing so as to add to their tally, Metropolis had been by no means troubled as
they moved into the final eight and maintained hopes of a cup treble
after lifting a 3rd consecutive League Cup on Sunday and beating Actual
Madrid 2-1 within the first leg of their Champions League final 16 tie.
“He is an efficient supervisor and loopy,” stated Aguero of Guardiola’s relentless demand to maintain successful.
Metropolis will journey to Newcastle within the quarter-finals.
Norwich will host Derby or Manchester United of their first
quarter-final since 1992 after seeing off Spurs following a penalty
shootout in one other dangerous evening for Jose Mourinho’s males.
Jan Vertonghen headed Tottenham into an early lead, however Mourinho’s
determination handy 36-year-old goalkeeper Michel Vorm his first look
of the season backfired because the Dutchman spilled a long-range effort
from Kenny McLean and Josip Drmic bundled dwelling the rebound to stage.
Either side then drained badly in extra-time, however neither may discover a
winner and saves from Tim Krul to disclaim Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes
allied to Erik Lamela’s wild try that flew over the bar noticed one other
shot at a trophy for Spurs slip by.
Leicester additionally booked their place within the final eight with a
much-needed 1-Zero win over Birmingham due to Ricardo Pereira’s late
The Foxes have received simply considered one of their final seven Premier League video games
to stall their cost in direction of the Champions League subsequent season.
Brendan Rodgers’ males had been once more with out Jamie Vardy by means of harm
and wanted right-back Ricardo to get the one objective when he headed dwelling
Marc Albrighton’s cross eight minutes from time.
“I assumed it was only a matter of time,” stated Rodgers, whose facet will host Chelsea within the quarter-finals.
“Within the second half we dominated – a number of fast combos and the objective was coming. It was a superb show.”
Sheffield United will host Arsenal within the different quarter-final tie.