The Blackburn Rovers Championship (D2) team went to eliminate Leicester (2-1) at home on Tuesday in the round of 16 of the FA Cup, while Manchester City qualified at Bristol City (3- 0), also a resident of the lower floor.
Without Erling Haaland, substitute, the men of Pep Guardiola made the difference in particular thanks to a double of Phil Foden, already very visible against Bournemouth, this weekend, with a goal and an assist (4-1).
From the 7th minute, the English international striker was on the receiving end of a low cross, at the far post, to conclude a blackboard action (1-0, 7th).
Despite all the heart put in by the 13th in the Championship, led by the talented Alex Scott (19), Foden doubled the bet after an equally well-constructed action, with the involuntary help of defender Zak Vyner who deflected a ball which perhaps did not fit in the goal (2-0, 74th).
A shot from 25 meters rolled up by Kevin De Bruyne killed all suspense in the 81st (3-0).
The only surprise of the evening came from Leicester whose defense multiplied the gifts in favor of the 5th in the Championship who found themselves leading 2-0 in the 52nd minute when the score could easily have been 3 or even 4- 0.
A goal from Kelechi Iheanacho in the 67th boosted the game a bit, but the 2021 winner still took the door and will be able to focus on staying in the Premier League, where he is only three points behind. red zone, despite his 14th place.
One of only two duels between elite clubs, with Manchester United-West Ham to be played on Wednesday (8:45 p.m.) saw Fulham’s logical victory over Leeds (2-0).
First non-relegation in the league (17th), Leeds once again mixed clumsiness and individual errors in a match within their reach.
The Peacocks’ French striker Georginio Rutter thus saw his opening goal canceled (15th) after recourse to the VAR for a fault by a teammate on the corner which had brought him, before finding the post with his head ( 45+3).
Between the two, Joao Palhinha had taken advantage of a huge placement error by Illan Meslier to score from nearly 30 meters (1-0, 21st).
The second goal, a curled shot from Manor Solomon, however, owes nothing to anyone (2-0, 56th).
In the first match of the evening, Brighton, also in the race for Europe both via the Cup and the championship, went to win quite easily in Stoke (D2) thanks to a goal from Evan Ferguson at halftime. hour of play.
Tuesday February 28:
Stoke (D2) – Brighton 0-1
Leicester-Blackburn (D2) 1-2
Bristol City (D2) – Manchester City 0-3
Wednesday, March 1
(8:15 p.m.) Southampton – Grimsby Town (D4)
(8:30 p.m.) Burnley (D2) – Fleetwood (D3)
(8:45 p.m.) Manchester United – West Ham
(8:55 p.m.) Sheffield United (D2) – Tottenham