Middlesbrough knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup fifth round, but Southampton’s good streak continues.
The oldest cup tournament in the world is nearing the end of the 2021–2022 season.
Manchester City vs. Peterborough United (0-2)
Manchester City faced Peterborough, who are now bottom of the Championship, after a difficult test away to Everton. Despite playing a formidable eleven, the Blues struggled to break down the Posh’s tough and compact defence.
Boreham Wood versus Everton (2-0)
Everton got back on track after a dismal Premier League loss to Manchester City by securing a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to a brace from Salomon Rondon, who ended Boreham Wood’s fairytale FA Cup run.
The fifth-tier team defended with tenacity and emotion, and the score remained equal at halftime. Frank Lampard’s team, on the other hand, stepped it up a notch in the second half, and two goals from Rondon put an end to any aspirations of a giant-killing.
Norwich City against Liverpool (2-1)
The recently crowned League Cup champions were in play once again, this time against Norwich City. The Canaries fought their way back into the contest until the final whistle. However, following a goal from Lucas Rupp, the visitors were unable to expand on their lead, and Liverpool prevailed 2-1.
Chelsea versus Luton Town (2-3)
After a dreadful week that includes losing the Carabao Cup final and the Roman Abramovich controversy, Chelsea finally got an opportunity to boost the supporters’ spirits. To make matters worse, Thomas Tuchel’s side got off to the worst possible start, with Luton Town scoring only two minutes into the match.
Nonetheless, Ralf Hassensult’s team won the game thanks to James Ward-penalty Prowse’s and Armando Broja’s fast feet.
Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace (2-1)
Crystal Palace defeated a tenacious Stoke City side by a score of two goals to one. In the first half, the Premier League side struggled to find serious openings. In the second half, the Eagles came out stronger and more determined, with Zaha and Ollise demonstrating their technical dominance.
The home side took the lead via Cheikhou Kouyate, but Stoke swiftly equalised with Josh Tymon. Jairo Riedewald scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute to advance Palace to the next round.
Tottenham Hotspur versus Middlesbrough (1-0)
We finally got our first giant-killing of the round when Middlesbrough beat Tottenham Hotspur one goal to none. Chris Wilder’s team faced Antonio Conte’s Spurs and came close to matching them in terms of possession, shots, and shots on goal. Going into extra time, everything was even.