The sixth round of the FA Cup has been completed over the weekend, with Premier League teams progressing through the competition with solid victories.
Swansea 0 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham completed a comprehensive victory to advance through the FA Cup tournament. With star-striker Harry Kane absent from the squad due to an ankle injury, the Spurs can put all their focus in attempting to land a major trophy, after being out of contention of the Champions League as well as the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen netted a double, while Argentinian, Erik Lamela scored just before the interval, to give the Spurs a comprehensive 3-0 victory over fellow Premier League team, Swansea.
Manchester United 2 – 0 Brighton and Hove Albion
The powerhouse of Manchester and Jose Mourinho was on show again as they overcame a poor few weeks to record a solid win and regain some much needed form heading down the stretch in both the FA Cup and Premier League. Star recruit Romelu Lukaku headed home a Nemanja Matic cross, before he [Matic] was able to seal the win with minutes remaining.
Mourinho took a stance against the disappointing display against Sevilla in their elimination from the Champions League. Albeit being a cup game, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and their number one, David De Gea, all sat on the bench as it was the newcomers lifting the club past Brighton.
Wigan Athletic 0 -2 Southampton
Wigan’s dream run in the Cup came to an end, after upsetting Premier League leaders, Manchester City, they succumb to Southampton, falling 2-0. Hojberg was able to break the deadlock early in the second half, before Wigan’s keeper kept his side in the contest with an incredible penalty save.
However, the win was confirmed for the Premier League side in stoppage time, when Cedric Soares was able to blitz their attacking defence and sneak it past the Wigan Athletic keeper. The side, currently looking down the barrel of relegation from the top flight, will take much need confidence and form down the stretch as the aim to stay in the Premier League beyond this season.
Leicester City 1 – 2 Chelsea
Chelsea has had a massive fight as they dug deep to book a place in the semi-finals in Wembley in the FA Cup.
Opening the scoreline just before the interval, things looked bright for the powerhouse, who were runners-up last season, losing to Arsenal.
However, the champions from two years ago, Leicester was able to claw their way back, courtesy of a Jamie Vardy scramble, setting up a thrilling finish.
The sides were not be able to be separated in the 90 minutes, instead gave a thrilling extra 30 minutes to book their place against Southampton at Wembley.
Spaniard striker, Pedro, was able to pounce in the 105th minute, setting up the winner for Chelsea with his headed strike to strong for Schmechiel.
The semi-finalists will now head to Wembley on April 21 and 22.
Manchester United will face Tottenham, while Chelsea will face Southampton.