Romelu Lukaku has once again impressed in the FA cup this season, scoring both goals as Manchester United defeated Huddersfield 2-0 to progress to the next round.
Lukaku has scored in the last three rounds of the competition, as United look to claim their 13th FA Cup. Lukaku opened the scoring in the 3rd minute and doubled his tally in the second half after a scintillating counter attack from the Red Devils.
West Brom have continued their woeful season, losing to Southampton 2-1. After a week that saw West Brom sack their chairman and chief executive and had four players interviewed by Spanish police over the alleged theft of a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona, including their captain Johnny Evans, West Brom are now out of the Cup and sit bottom of the Premier League table.
Chelsea’s tie against Championship side Hull City was effectively over by half time, with the Blues scoring four first half goals to put the tie to bed.
Hull City was forced to play a make-shift side due to suffering around 12 injuries and having three ineligible players in a tie that saw new signing Oliver Giroud bag his first goal for Chelsea.
Two goals for winger Willian and one goal for Pedro, saw Chelsea charge into the quarter finals.
Swansea City settled for a scoreless draw with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, with the Swans having to play a replay tie for the third successive round in a row.
With Swansea trying to survive the drop in the Premier League this season, Swansea’s manager Carlos Carvalhal suggested post match that everyone would have been happy to play on to penalties, with both teams rather not play the extra game with an important couple of months coming up for both sides.
Leicester City looked the dangerous side they once were, with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combining again to secure the victory of Sheffield United, while fellow Premier League side Brighton put aside League Two opposition Coventry City in comfortable fashion, winning 3-1.
Tottenham will again have to play a replay tie against a lowly opponent, drawing 2-2 with Rochdale this morning. An 88th minute penalty to Harry Kane, looked like the winner, however a Steve Davies strike off the last cross and chance of the game secured a 2-2 draw with Spurs and ensured a replay tie will be played at Wembley.
It was a fairy tale ending for Rochdale that was richly deserved.
Manchester City will be looking to progress to the next round tomorrow morning when they face Wigan Athletic.
The quarter final draw was also drawn after Saturday’s encounter. Here’s the quarter final draw that will be played between March 16 and 19.
Leicester City v Chelsea
Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion
Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City v Rochdale United or Tottenham Hotspur
Wigan Athletic or Manchester City v Southampton