Several surprises for this second evening of the knockout stages of the FA Cup. If Manchester United and Burnley have held their rank, Southamton, but especially Tottenham, have cracked.
Winner of the League Cup a few days ago, Manchester United can still dream of another trophy this season. Opposed to West Ham this Wednesday, in the round of 16 of the FA Cup, Erik ten Hag’s men overthrew their opponent of the day. Despite Said Benrahma’s opener for the Hammers (54th), the locals took advantage of the csc of Naief Aguerd (77th) to equalize before unfolding at the end of the game with a splendid goal from Alejandro Garnacho (90th) and a final achievement signed Fred (90th + 5). A 3-1 victory that sends the Red Devils in the quarter-finals.
They will be there with Burnley. The Championship leader stumbled on League One team Fleetwood for a long time before finding the solution in the last moments of the game thanks to Connor Roberts (1-0). On the other hand, the fate was not so merciful for two other residents of the Premier League. It was first Tottenham who fell on the lawn of Sheffield United (1-0). Yet largely dominating, the Spurs cruelly lacked precision in the last gesture and were punished. As for Southampton, PL’s red lantern, he was taken out at home by the modest Grimsby (1-2). A great achievement for the League Two club.