FA Cup 5th round results, 6th round draw
FA Cup 2018: tickets, scores, schedule, quarter-final ties March 16-19
After an exciting weekend of FA Cup action, football fans are looking forward to the next round of the prestigious FACup tournament after the draw for the quarter-finals was made on Saturday night. There remains one fifth round tie to be played, and two more have gone to replays, and those winners will soon be decided as well. There are two all Premier League quarter-finals ahead, and potentially two more to come. Eleven titan clubs are still in the running for the silverware. Manchester United are the favorites to win the title as manager Jose Mourinho is aiming for a second FA Cup trophy. Chelsea are into the last eight. Remaining fifth-round ties coming up: Feb 19, Wigan v Man City; Feb 27, Swansea v Sheff Weds; Feb 28, Tottenham v Rochdale; The quarter-finals ties will be played from Friday, March 16 - Monday, March 19. In the FA Cup quarter-finals, Leicester will face Chelsea, and Manchester United draw Brighton. Here are the FA Cup quarter-final fixtures coming up:
Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea City v Rochdale/Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United v Brighton
Leicester City v Chelsea
Wigan/Manchester City v Southampton
Leicester will host Chelsea in the last eight of the FA Cup and Riyad Mahrez will be key player for Leicester, while Brighton will face Manchester United. United were drawn at home to Brighton in an FA Cup quarter-final draw which saw all the big guns avoid each other. Jose Mourinho's men learned they would face the Seagulls shortly after sealing their place in the last eight with a 2-0 fifth-round victory at Huddersfield due to Romelu Lukaku's brace. Wigan or Manchester City, who clash on Monday night, will host Southampton. Chelsea play Leicester City, and the winners of Sunday's Rochdale v Tottenham tie will travel to play Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea. Chelsea and Leicester advanced on Friday night, with respective 4-0 and 1-0 victories over Hull and Sheffield United. Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea face a replay after their fifth-round clash at Hillsborough ended goalless on Saturday lunchtime.
United's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrated with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup fifth round game between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on February 17. United dominated the match, defeating Huddersfield Town 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to a brace from Lukaku. Premier League sides Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion also booked their places in the quarter-finals of the competition, while Swansea City have a replay against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to look forward to. Here's a look at all Saturday's results and the remaining ties.
Fifth Round FA Cup results
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Coventry City
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Southampton
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Manchester City
Rochdale 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Lukaku opened the scoring after just three minutes with an assist from Juan Mata thatput him through on goal. Lukaku has scored 10 goals in his last 10 appearances in the FA Cup. The visitors scored again just before half-time, but Mata saw his effort disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Lukaku added a second goal 10 minutes into the second half. Alexis Sanchez passed to Lukaku, and he once again finished clinically to United's side's lead. Alexis Sanchez is earning his pay as a brilliant central striker. Sanchez is at his best through the middle. United comfortably kept their lead and their FA Cup hopes are still alive. Notably the VAR's harsh decision is the game's biggest talking point. Brighton easily defeated League Two side Coventry at the Amex Stadium to win a 3-1 victory. New signing Jurgen Locadia enjoyed his debut, opening the scoring after 15 minutes. Jürgen Locadia has now scored on his first appearance for Brighton in any competition. It was his first shot on target for them. Connor Goldson doubled Brighton's lead on 34 minutes; the defender headed home Markus Suttner's corner, as Connor Goldson scored his first competitive goal for Brighton since April 2016 versus QPR. Leonardo Ulloa headed home Brighton's winning third in the second. Ulloa scored his first goal for Brighton since May 2014 against Nottingham Forest. Jonson Clarke-Harris scored for Coventry, but it was just a consolation for the visitors as Brighton make the last eight in the FA Cup for the first time since 1986. Southampton enjoyed a victory and putting misery on Premier League bottom side West Bromwich Albion. Albion's preparations for the game had been disrupted after an incident during a training trip to Barcelona. An investigation into four West Brom players who allegedly stole a taxi in Barcelona is taking place. Things got even worse for the Baggies at the Hawthorns, as goals from Wesley Hoedt and Dusan Tadic put the visitors into a 2-0 lead.
Salomon Rondon then volleyed home before Ahmed Hegazi hit the bar late on, too little to late for Alan Pardew's side. It's agony for West Brom as disgrace leading to their exit from the FA Cup has terribly damaged a top football club. Pardew and all 4 players should be fired for the shame they've brought to their team. The Baggies are bottom of the Premier League table by five points and also have the unwanted fallout from their trip to Barcelona to deal with.
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