FA Cup: Chelsea, City, Southampton and Leicester into the Semis
by Adekunle Mumin
Southampton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Leicester City all qualified into semi finals of the FA Cup competing for the silverware.
Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers’ side eliminated Ole Gunner Solksjaer Manchester United’s out of FA CUP at the King Power Stadium.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s double fired goals and Youri Tielemans’ strike ended United’s hopes of winning a silverware.
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates as he scores Man Utd
Iheanacho’s Leicester drew the first blood by scoring the first goal of the night.
He scores at the 24th minute until United’s Mason Greenwood restore parity 1-1 at the 38th minute.
52nd minute into the game, Leicester’s Youri Tielemans’ strike gives The Foxes 2nd goal of the night after an assist from Iheanacho.
Kelechi Iheanacho was not done with United until a 2nd goal to increase the tally to 3-1 with a headed goal.
A fine cross from Marc Albrighton at the 78th minute to Iheanacho who heads the ball pass United’s goal Keeper Dean Henderson.
Leicester City’s manager Brendan Rodgers in his post match press conference says
“I said to the players before: ‘You are three games away from playing in history,
‘and when you have the chance to do that, you have to give everything you can to create it.’
“The club has never won the FA Cup, they have been to four finals and not won it…
“We are in the semi-final, and have a chance to get to the final and when it comes, we will fight to achieve that.”
Other FA Cup Quarter Finals Actions
Southampton defeated AFC Bournemouth at home, Vitality Stadium by 0-3 to book their place at the semis.
Goals from Moussa Djenepo and a brace credited to Nathan Redmond knocked out the championship side.
Southampton Celebrates Win Against AFC Bournemouth
Djenepo opened the scoring at the 37th minute off an assist from Nathan Redmond.
Redmond in turn scores a brace at the 45 + 1 minute and 59th minute respectively.
Away from Southampton win to Goodison Park, Everton were knocked out of the competition by Premier league leaders Manchester City.
Two late goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne from 84th and 90 + 1 minute put City into the semis.
Kevin De Bruyne extends Manchester City’s lead to 0-2 at Goodison Park
Manchester City takes a 0-1 lead through a well-placed header from Ilkay Gundogan.
While Kevin De Bruyne extends Manchester City’s lead to 0-2. Rodri instrumental with a fine assist.
Thomas Tuchel’s 14 unbeaten record increased at Chelsea on Sunday afternoon by beating premier league bottom side Sheffield United.
An unfortunate own goal by Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood makes the score 1-0 at 24th minute.
The Morrocan international and Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech scored the 2nd goal of the afternoon.
Chelsea celebrates FA Cup Quarter Final win at Stamford Bridge
He came off the bench to substitute the youngster Billy Gilmour. Ben Chilwell provides the assist for Ziyech who scores.
Semi Final Draw
Chelsea will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals, with Southampton facing Leicester in the other tie.
Both ties will be played at Wembley Stadium, with one on April 17 and the other on April 18.
The sides are playing for the right to take part in the 2021 final at Wembley on May 15.