- Chelsea to Host Manchester United in the quarter finals.
- Arsenal Fc to play Lincoln FC.
- Is there another London Derby in our sights?
FA cup finals are proving to be as competitive and compelling as the Champions League. After a rather amazing display of football the past weekend, Manchester United has been pitted against Chelsea FC the current table leaders in the English Premier League.
Chelsea who has managed to maintain their position as number one in the premier league will face off with the current sixth position holder Manchester United. Zlatan_Ibrahimović came off the bench to score the winner as holders Manchester United had to work hard to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round.
Striker Ibrahimovic was allowed too much time in the box to latch on to fellow substitute Paul Pogba’s pass and tuck in from close range to set up a quarter-final tie against Premier League leaders Chelsea. Danny Graham had given the hosts the lead with a rising finish following excellent play by Marvin Emnes, who himself had tested Sergio Romero with a thumping effort moments earlier.
In response, Rovers goalkeeper Jason Steele pushed away Ander Herrera’s fierce shot, but Marcus Rashford equalised for the visitors by going round the goalkeeper and slotting in from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s precise pass. Rovers striker Anthony Stokes had a goal rightly ruled out offside following Romero’s triple save late on.
Tottenham will host a London rival in Millwall, who dumped Premier League champions Leicester out on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, meanwhile, will travel to Middlesbrough if they can overcome Huddersfield in a replay at the Etihad Stadium on February 28 and their reward is a quarter-final tie with 12-time winners Arsenal, who overcame another non-league side in Sutton United on Monday night.
Arsenal beat Sutton 2-0to make it to the quarter finals and will be playing Lincoln FC. If all goes well, Wenger’s Gunners will sail through to the semi finals and nothing will stand in their way this time round. Will we see another derby if Chelsea beat Manchester United?