Man City, Leicester Into FA Cup Quarter-Finals, Tottenham Crashes Out
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Man City, Leicester Into FA Cup Quarter-Finals, Tottenham Crashes Out

Esegbe Benedict

Manchester City won a 20th consecutive domestic cup tie to move into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal for the holders barely eight minutes into the second half as Sheffield goal keeper, Joe Smith, failed to get enough strong hand on the Argentine’s low strike.

Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus came close to scoring in the first half, while Otamendi and Benjamin Mendy also hit the woodwork before Aguero finally made the breakthrough.

Tottenham, however, were on the receiving end as they crashed out on penalties to Norwich on Wednesday.

Norwich will host Derby or Manchester United in their first quarter-final since 1992 after seeing off Spurs following a penalty shootout in another bad night for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Jan Vertonghen headed Tottenham into an early lead, but Mourinho’s decision to bring on 36-year-old goalkeeper Michel Vorm for his first appearance backfired as the Dutchman spilled a long range effort from Kenny McLean and Josip Srmic bundled home the rebound to level.

Leicester also booked their place in the last eight with a much needed 1-0 win over Birmingham thanks to Ricardo Pereira’s late header.

The Foxes have won just one of their last seven Premier League games to stall their charge towards the Champions League next season.

Sheffield United will host Arsenal in the other quarter-final tie.

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