Chelsea, Manchester City go into the semifinals of English FA Cup

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Leicester City vs Chelsea (0-1)

Chelsea moves into the semifinals of the English FA Cup following their 1-0 victory over Leicester City in an away game. Chelsea manager made three changes to the starting lineup during halftime, one of them being Ross Barkley, who scored a 63rd-minute goal to provide a much-needed lead to the visitors. The first half witnessed a good performance from the home team while the Blues appeared to be devoid of their usual energy. But the home team was unable to capitalize on the plethora of chances created following missed chances from Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans.

fa cup quarter final highlights 2020

Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta were brought in at halftime in place of Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour and Reece James respectively. Tammy Abraham missed the chance to score for the visitors after halftime, who seemed much better after the 45-minute mark. Finally, around the hour mark, Barkley who was brought in from the bench at halftime scored the goal following Willian’s cross. Leicester tried to equalize the scoreline by mounting some pressure on the visitors but lacked a proper finish in each case.

fa cup quarter final highlights 2020

After the resumption of the Premier League post-pandemic break, the Blues have won both of their games thus stabilizing their fourth place at the Premier League points table and now they have an English FA Cup to look forward to.

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Newcastle United vs Manchester City (0-2) – fa cup quarter final highlights 2020

Manchester City march into English FA Cup semis post their 2-0 away win against Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. The visitors dominated from the opening minutes of the game which is evident from their 82 percent ball possession rate in the first half. Riyad Mahrez was unable to open the scoring for the visitors on three occasions and Sterling’s efforts were saved by Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow. Finally, Newcastle’s Fabian Schar conceded a penalty for a foul against Gabriel Jesus in the penalty area. The spot-kick was converted successfully by Kevin De Bruyne in the 37th minute, thus opening the scoring for City. After the 45-minute mark, Newcastle’s Gayle wasted an opportunity to score following Allan Saint-Maximin’s low cross. The second goal of the game was scored by Raheem Sterling in the 68th minute after his curled shot went into the bottom corner of the home team’s goal, thus sealing the win and a semifinal spot against Arsenal for Manchester City.

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fa cup quarter final highlights 2020

Manchester City will now play against Arsenal on July 19 for their English FA Cup seminal tie.

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