Chelsea and Manchester United Battling to Secure FA Cup Quarter-Finals Spot

Chelsea and Manchester United Battling to Secure FA Cup Quarter-Finals Spot

The final four matches of the round of 16 in the English FA Cup were recently played, resulting in victories for Chelsea, Manchester United, Wolverhampton and Liverpool. These teams proved their mettle and successfully made it through to the next stage of the tournament.

In a thrilling match, Chelsea managed to secure a narrow 3-2 victory against second division Leeds. The game was held at Chelsea’s home ground, with Gallagher scoring the critical goal in the final minute of regular time. Leeds, who were a part of the Premier League last season, surprised the home team by taking the lead in the eighth minute, courtesy of a goal by Joseph.

However, Chelsea turned the tables with Jackson scoring a goal in the 15th minute and another one by Mudrik in the 37th minute. Joseph, not backing down, scored his second goal in the 59th minute to level the score at 2-2. Just as the match seemed to be heading for extra time, Gallagher stepped up and scored the deciding goal, much to the delight of the home supporters.

In an equally nail-biting match, Manchester United claimed a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The game, held at Nottingham’s home ground, remained goalless until the 89th minute when the Brazilian player Casemiro scored the one and only goal of the match.

You can watch a video of the match highlights HERE.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton also secured a 1-0 win against Brighton at their home ground. The sole goal of the match was scored by Lemina in the second minute, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Lastly, Liverpool emerged victorious against second division Southampton with a 2-0 scoreline at Anfield. The home team showcased a diverse lineup, with goals by Koumas in the 44th minute and Danns scoring twice, in the 73rd and 88th minutes.

Earlier in the week, players from Manchester City, Newcastle, Leicester and Coventry also advanced to the quarter-finals stage.

Here are the results of the FA Cup, round of 16:

  • Chelsea – Leeds 3-2 (Jackson 15, Mudrik 37, Gallagher 90 / Joseph 8, 59)
  • Wolverhampton – Brighton 1-0 (Lemina 2)
  • Nottingham Forest – Manchester United 0-1 (Casemiro 89)
  • Liverpool – Southampton 3-0 (Koumas 44, Danns 73, 88)