Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal – the last four winners of football’s oldest cup contest – rose to the penultimate round in England this weekend.
In order to advance in Arsenal, Sheffield on Sunday, credit midfielder Dani Ceballos had to score in the second half of his injury time. After the blades, he leveled up with David McGoldrick in the 87th minute.
After being promoted from the second league, Sheffield United, an impressive eighth in the Premier League, scored two goals for the offside. Both times seemed like the right decisions.
Help to Arteta
Arsenal sits under Sheffield United in the best flight but won in the second straight match. He also leads another 13 FA Cup titles from Manchester United.
“I am really happy with the result. This is a difficult place to come and win,” Arteta told reporters. Said. “After accepting it too late, the reaction is not easy and very nice and we are back in Wembley.
“It’s a great opportunity to win and play a championship in Europe. We still need to improve in many areas, but each win gives you some credit and encouragement. I hope we can gain some momentum now.”
Chelsea is currently fourth in a position in Leicester’s final Champions League. But Leicester is struggling now, he hasn’t won since the return of British football.
And the top scorer Jamie Vardy has not yet found the back of the net since he restarted.
Chelsea took better chances as Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made good savings to reject US international Christian Pulisic in the first half.
It wasn’t Blues’ best game, but Chelsea flourished after the break, and in the 63th minute, Ross Barkley took the lead this season when he met Willian’s cross for his third goal in the competition.
Willy Caballero scored Chelsea in dying minutes, but defender Cesar Azpilicueta saved him by blocking Çağlar Soyuncu’s head.
Schmeichel then refused Barkley with Leicester to limit damage.
Lampard’s honest assessment
“It was a stupid show for us,” Chelsea manager Frank Lampard admitted to his website.
“In the second half, this had a good view (our good game) and I am very happy that we came together. If we turn to other games as we do today, we have no chance. We were lucky today.”
Manchester City did not need luck in Newcastle late. As in the league clash in November, City had the ball especially in the first half. This ended 2-2.
But Newcastle couldn’t connect the city on Sunday, so Magpies’ nearly 50-year trophy drought continues. Meanwhile, City has won the League Cup this season, and it still maintains a treble treble in the Champions League after having the first advantage against Real Madrid in 16 rounds.
“Now in the Premier League, we’re trying a bit to focus,” said the BBC. “But of course, the FA Cup and the Champions League are a little different because we were the winners last season because we were at Wembley again.
“We went to the semi-finals again, so it is very good and of course prepare for Real Madrid at the end of the season.”
Birthday destination for De Bruyne
His birthday boy Kevin de Bruyne celebrated his 29th birthday, when Fabian Schar dropped Gabriel Jesus on the court while scoring from the penalty point in the 37th minute.
Newcastle opened in the second half instead of leaning back and should be flattened. But Dwight Gayle, who just entered as a substitute, hit the bar at close range. It was one of the essences of the season.
Raheem Sterling’s effort out of the box beat Karl Darlow in the 68th minute, while the home team almost paid.