Leicester City have secured a place in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley after beating Manchester United 3-1.
Kelechi Iheanacho gave the hosts the lead in the 24th minute after taking advantage of a horrendous pass from Fred. United, however, equalized against the run of play through Mason Greenwood’s well taken goal from a Pogba cross.
The foxes remained the brighter team and regained the lead in the second half through a fine Youri Tielemans strike. Iheanacho then wrapped up the game with a back-post header with 10 minutes remaining, to secure Leicester’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1982.
Everton 0-2 Man City fa cup
Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne scored to send Manchester City into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Everton.
Everton came closest to scoring in the first half as Mina’s header was cleared off the line by Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Third-choice Everton goalkeeper, Joao Virginia then made a superb fingertip stop to deny Raheem Sterling after halftime. However, City broke the deadlock with six minutes remaining to fulltime. Gundogan reacted fastest to head into an empty net after Virginia had tipped Aymeric Laporte’s effort onto the crossbar.
De Bruyne wrapped up the win late on, latching onto Rodri’s through ball to rifle a shot past Virginia.
Chelsea 2-0 Sheffield United fa cup
Chelsea secured a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge to also to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Blues took the lead midway into the first half, after Ben Chilwell’s cross shot was deflected by Oliver Norwood into his own post.
The Blades came out stronger in the second half but squandered a few opportunities to get an equalizer. First, David McGoldrick missed from a free header from six yards, before substitute Rhian Brewster shot into the side-netting.
Chelsea then put the game beyond Sheffield after Hakim Ziyech, scored with virtually the last kick of the game. The victory is the Blue’s 10th from 14 games under Thomas Tuchel.
Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton fa cup
Nathan Redmond scored two as Southampton cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.
Redmond, with an impressive display, set up Moussa Djenepo for Southampton’s opener on 37 minutes. He doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time with a stunning solo run and finish into the top corner.
Redmond then sealed the man of the match performance with a well-taken goal in the 59th minute.
Highlights from the few outstanding English Premier League games that took place along with the FA Cup matches.
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette’s 82nd-minute header completed a remarkable Arsenal comeback as West Ham surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at the London Stadium.
The Hammers raced into what seemed an unassailable advantage after Jesse Lingard’s opener was added to by Jarrod Bowen in the 17th minute. Soucek seemingly put West Ham out of sight in the 37th minute, pouncing to direct Antonio’s header into the net.
However, Lacazette played his part in beginning the sensational response by the Gunners when his shot deflected in off Soucek. Another own goal from Craig Dawson further reduced the deficit in the second half. to secure a share of the spoils. Arsenal then completed the comeback after Lacazette headed home from Nicolas Pepe’s cross to earn Arteta’s side a point.
Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham
Tottenham secured a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa to keep pace in the battle for top four places.
Jose Mourinho’s side took the lead midway through the first half through Carlos Vinicius’ first Premier League goal.
Harry Kane, who partnered Vinicius in attack added the second from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Cash.
The victory sees Spurs move above Everton and Liverpool into sixth position, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Brighton 3-0 Newcastle
Brighton beat relegation rivals Newcastle 3-0 at the Amex, to boost their hopes of Premier League survival.
The hosts dominated the first half and opened the scoring just before half-time after Trossard’s curled shot found the net.
After the break, Ryan Fraser struck the woodwork for the visitors. However, two minutes later they were further behind as Danny Welbeck’s strike doubled Graham Potter’s side’s advantage.
Maupay then scored to round off a brilliant Brighton display and move them six points clear of the relegation zone.
Fulham 1-2 Leeds United
Leeds United secured a 2-1 over Fulham at the craven cottage, denying the hosts the chance to move out of the relegation zone.
Patrick Bamford opened the scoring for Leeds in the 29th minute after taking advantage of some careless defending by Fulham. However, against the run of play, Fulham equalized just before half-time with Joachim Andersen’s first Fulham goal.
Raphina restored Leeds United’s lead in the 58th minute with a well taken finish as with Fulham unable to muster a reply.