Chelsea defeated a young Manchester City side full of Academy players 5-1 to advance into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday. ...
Chelsea defeated a young Manchester City side full of Academy players 5-1 to advance into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazrad, Willian, Tim Cahill and Bertrand Traore secured the win for Chelsea. David Faupala got City’s only goal.
Costa opened the scoring on 35th minute, heading pass Caballero off an Eden Hazard assist. City however responded almost immediately in the 37th minute through Faupala after an assist from Iheanacho.
Chelsea almost went ahead in the 41st minute through Pedro, Caballero made a point-blank save. And with two minutes to the end of the first half, Tosin Adarabioyo blocked a Pedro goal-bound shot away for a corner.
|Kelechi Iheanacho in action against Mikel Obi in the FA Cup tie|
Willian put Chelsea 2-1 in the 48th minute off an assist from Hazard following a quick counter-attack. Cahill made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute, volleying past Caballero after a Fernando poor clearance.
In the 58 minute, Martin Demichellis blocked a Pedro cross away for a corner. Hazard increased Chelsea lead in the 67 minute from a well taken free-kick.
Iheanacho came close to scoring for City on 68 minutes, but his back-heel was blocked by Cahill.
Caballero saved Oscar’s penalty on 75 minutes after Demchellis badged Bertrand Traore in the 18-yard box but in the 89th minute, Traore completed the rout, heading in a cross which came off the post before ending inside the back of the net.