The fifth round of the FA Cup showcased some exciting football action as teams battled it out for a place in the quarterfinals. The matches provided some unexpected results, with upsets and thrilling encounters that kept football fans on the edge of their seats. This article will review each game, highlighting the key moments and performances that stood out. From dominant displays to last-minute goals, the fifth round of the FA Cup did not disappoint.
Brighton 1 – 0 Stoke City
The fifth round of the FA Cup brought a lot of excitement as Brighton defeated Stoke City 1-0 with a goal by Evan Ferguson. Brighton dominated the game with 69% possession and had 14 shots, but only three were on target.
Manchester United 3 – 1 West Ham
In another thrilling match, Manchester United defeated West Ham 3-1 with goals from Garnacho, Fred, and an own goal from Nayef. Said Benrahma scored for West Ham in the second half, but it was not enough to stop United from progressing to the quarterfinals.
Manchester City 3 – 0 Bristol City
City continued their dominance in the competition with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bristol. Foden scored twice, and de Bruyne added another goal to help their side cruise into the next round.
Grimsby Town 2 – 1 Southampton FC
One of the biggest upsets in the FA Cup. Grimsby Town defeated Southampton 2-1, despite Southampton dominating possession and having 22 shots. Grimsby Town showed great resilience and scored two goals in the second half to knock out the Premier League side.
Fulham 2 – 0 Leeds United
Premier League rivals clash as Fulham defeats Leeds United 2-0 with goals from Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon. Fulham dominated the game, and their victory never looked in doubt as they booked their place in the quarterfinals.
Burnley 1 – 0 Fleetwood
Burnley defeated Fleetwood 1-0 with a last-minute goal from Connor Roberts. Vincent Kompany’s side fought hard to secure the win, and their manager’s experience played a significant role in their victory. With Burnley fighting to get promoted, this victory would have given them a massive boost in confidence.
Sheffield United 1- 0 Tottenham FC
While Sheffield United’s season has not gone as planned, they secured a stunning 1-0 victory over Tottenham. Illiman Ndiaye scored the only goal of the match. This was enough to knock out a strong Tottenham side that included Son, Lucas Moura, and Harry Kane who came on at the 65th minute. Despite creating several chances, Tottenham couldn’t find a way past Sheffield United’s defence, and their hopes of winning a trophy this season are over. This result marks another disappointment for Spurs, who will now focus on improving their league form.
Leicester 1 – 2 Blackburn Rovers
Leicester City suffered a shock defeat in the FA Cup fifth round, losing 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers. Despite dominating possession, they struggled to break down Blackburn’s defense and only managed to score one goal through Ihenacho. On the other hand, Blackburn’s T. Dolan and S. Smozdics found the back of the net to secure a memorable win for their side. Leicester will be disappointed with their performance and will need to regroup quickly in the Premier League.
Overall, the fifth round of the FA Cup provided a lot of drama and excitement, with some unexpected results. The quarterfinals promise to be just as thrilling as the remaining teams battle it out for a chance to win the prestigious trophy.