Manchester City are the clear 3.02/1 favourites to win this season’s FA Cup after surviving a 3rd spherical scare at Cheltenham Town on Saturday night.
The League Two outfit acquitted themselves extraordinarily nicely all through the match and took a shock lead when Alfie May prodded dwelling from shut vary on the hour mark after a protracted Ben Tozer throw-in had triggered chaos within the penalty space.
The Robins, 72 locations behind the Citizen within the league ladder, battled bravely to carry onto their lead, however simply because the desires of turning into well-known giantkillers edged ever nearer Pep Guardiola’s males hit the minnows with two fast objectives by Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus with lower than 10 minutes remaining.
Michael Duff’s males tried in useless to search out the equaliser that may take them to extra-time and probably penalties, nevertheless it was the Premier League title chasers that put the sport to mattress, scoring a 3rd by Ferran Torres in stoppage time.
Manchester City will journey to Championship facet Swansea within the fifth spherical of the competitors after the Welsh outfit thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal exit however Chelsea safely by
There have been combined fortunes within the fourth spherical for 2 of the Premier League’s ‘large six’ as Arsenal misplaced to Southampton on Saturday lunchtime earlier than Chelsea eased previous Luton 24 hours later.
Mikel Arteta made loads of adjustments to his beginning XI for the journey to St Mary’s nevertheless it was his reverse quantity, Ralph Hasenhuttl, who was rewarded for naming a robust facet when Kyle Walker-Peters’ cross was become his personal internet halfway by the primary half for the sport’s solely aim.
Chelsea produced a bought efficiency for under-pressure boss Frank Lampard in Sunday’s early kick-off, Tammy Abraham scoring a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory. The solely adverse for Lampard was Timo Werner but once more failing to search out the web throughout the 90 minutes which included the German worldwide lacking a second-half penalty.
The Blues can be found to again at 8.615/2 to win the FA Cup (previous to Sunday’s late video games), and they’re going to face one other Championship facet within the fifth spherical, Barsnley, after the Tykes received the higher of promotion-chasing Norwich.
Southampton (18.017/1) will play away at Wolves (30.029/1) in an all-Premier League fifth spherical tie after Nuno Espirito Santo’s males edged previous non-league outfit Chorley on Friday night time.
Sunday strolls for Foxes and Clarets
In Sunday’s two afternoon kick-offs it was Leicester and Burnley that secured their passage to the fifth spherical with snug victories over Brentford and Fulham respectively.
The Foxes can be found to again at 11.010/1 to carry the trophy after coming from a aim behind to beat the Bees 3-1, and so they’ll now host Brighton (60.059/1) in one other all-Premier League tie.
Burnley – recent from their excellent 1-0 win at Anfield in midweek – recorded one more clear sheet of their 3-0 win over a much-changed Fulham facet at Craven Cottage.
Sean Dyche‘s males will be backed at 50.049/1 within the FA Cup Winner market and they’re going to host the winners of Bournemouth v Crawley within the subsequent spherical.
Red Devils win tie of the spherical
Manchester United received the higher of arch rivals Liverpool 3-2 in a wonderful sport at Old Trafford in one of many late Sunday kick-offs.
Mo Salah scored twice for the Reds, however objectives from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and an outstanding free-kick from Bruno Fernandes sealed a well-known victory for the Premier League leaders in a sport the place the 3-2 Correct Score was matched at a excessive of 44.043/1 in-play.
United, who at the moment are the 6.611/2 second favourites to win the FA Cup, will host West Ham (22.021/1) within the fifth spherical after the Hammers beat Doncaster 4-0 on Saturday.
FA Cup Fifth Round Draw
– Burnley v Bournemouth or Crawley
– Man Utd v West Ham
– Sheffield United v Bristol City
– Wolves v Southampton
– Barnsley v Chelsea
– Everton or Sheff Wed v Wycombe or Spurs
– Swansea v Man City
– Leicester v Brighton
*Ties to be performed midweek, week commencing 8 February
To Win the FA Cup
– Man City 3.02/1
– Man Utd 6.611/2
– Chelsea 8.615/2
– Tottenham 11.010/1
– Leicester 11.010/1
– Southampton 18.017/1
– Everton 20.019/1
– West Ham 22.021/1
– BAR 30.029/1
*Exchange odds appropriate as of 7pm Sunday 24 January