Highlights from the FA Cup quarter-finals, including Middlesbrough v Manchester City and Arsenal v Lincoln City.
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Time to turn our attentions to the Cup.
Eight teams remain in this season's Emirates FA Cup as the quarter-final
weekend got underway and a trip to Wembley for the winners
First stop is the Emirates as Arsenal welcomed Lincoln City -
the non-league side who have taken this season's competition by storm.
Over the top for Robinson. Catch them if you can. This link loco is
not for stopping. Lincoln City are through in the dying seconds! It is
Robinson. It is three! They have only gone and done it. Their FA Cup
adventure continues. Brilliant! It is in! The first time in 103 years
the FA Cup has a non-league side in the last eight!
So this is history in the making.
They standard their incredible journey in front of 765 spectators
and now the eyes of the football world are on Lincoln City as they
strive to become the first non-league FA Cup semifinalists
since 1912. Arsenal 12 times cup winners should win but given the
wretched week they had, who knows. A collective of brilliantly
inconsistent individuals against a consistent individual collector.
Arsene Wenger lay down a challenge to his players to show they care as
he makes just to changes. Kieron Gibbs coming on. Lincoln unchanged,
and they have three Arsenal found in the side including Jack Muldoon who
will still be in a Pilates class with his mum on Thursday.
It is a noisy Emirates Stadium and the Lincoln fans are making all the
noise. Bold run again from Kieron Gibbs forcing the corner. Short
corner. Kieron Gibbs. Incomes Koscielny and Olivia Shirov. Back to
Walcott. Koscielny Bacchin and squeezed out by Luke Waterfall. Good
save from Paul Farman. Denying Theo Walcott a fifth FA Cup goal this
season. That is the closest we have come so far.
Arnold. Nathan Arnold! Petr Cech said but only just. Nathan Arnold
nearly wrote himself into the pages of FA Cup folklore. Petr Cech denied
him. The best that we have seen from Lincoln City and that is what Nathan
Arnold can do to you. Kieron Gibbs. Mesut Ozil, virtually the whole game
has been played in the Lincoln house. Arsenal have created very
little, Lincoln have stopped them doing so. Nearly wet all the way
through, Olivia Shirov. Pushed away by Paul Farman. Got a second
quickly. Here's Aaron Ramsey. Mesut Ozil. A little mob. Olivia Shirov,
back in for Theo Walcott and he gets it now. Theo Walcott! Arsenal have
the lead on the stroke of half-time. Lincoln City, their first-half
endeavours undone and can they now come back is the big question? Theo
Walcott, his fifth goal in the FA Cup run this season. No player left
in the competition has scored more than him. Placed it well. Lincoln
failed to get the second ball away. Deflected, bad as the big
deflection. Arsenal really had to work for it. Lovely ball slid up to
Olivia Shirov. Kieron Gibbs arriving. Olivia Shirov, parried by
the goalkeeper. Kieron Gibbs! Could not get over the ball. Paul Farman
did well to stop that from Olivia Shirov because it came from behind a
defender. Paul Farman could only parry. Kieron Gibbs could not put
in. Theo Walcott coming away from his man who allows him to ten. -- to
turn. Mesut Ozil. Ms kick, Theo Walcott. Bellerin, Olivia Shirov and
it is 2- nil. Well worked by Arsenal, they cut through Lincoln
City and they're heading to the FA Cup semifinals barring a miracle
comeback the National League team. Movement on and off the ball, Theo
Walcott got into that position with clever movement. Good run from
Bellerin. The comeback nice and simple, the goal simply executed.
But this game has been far from simple for Arsenal. And the Cowley
boys have got to comeback from two down. Arsene Wenger said today in
this match programme notes, it was the Arsenal challenged to show care.
And they have done today, I think. Bellerin. To Mesut Ozil. Space for
Kieron Gibbs. Here is Alexis Sanchez. Out to Bellerin, lovely
touch with Doctor terrific effort but wide. Did everything right
except put it in the back of the net. Tried to bend it, just wide.
Lincoln City now look like a team that has played 46 games this
season. Since the turn of the year they have been playing weekend,
midweek, we can, midweek and will continue that way through the rest
of the season. Here is Alexis Sanchez. Mesut Ozil, Bellerin. Mesut
Ozil has been as bright as a button since he came on. Alexis Sanchez to
Kieron Gibbs. It is in off Luke Waterfall. Arsenal have a third.
Lincoln City had held their own but suddenly Arsenal home and dry.
Pre-nil to Arsenal. -- three. Alexis Sanchez.
Brilliantly placed for an Arsenal fourth. They have put Lincoln City
to the sword in the end. From the moment Bradley would miss timed this
lunging tackle, Alexis Sanchez was favourite and has the class to
produce that kind of finish. Arsenal have passed the ball well today and
Lincoln had to do so much chasing. They look exhausted. Back to Alexis
Sanchez. Clever movement again from Mesut Ozil. Poorly placed. Back to
Alexis Sanchez. At the far post. And walked into the back of the net for
an Arsenal fifth. Aaron Ramsey completes the victory. Lincoln City
are out on their legs after such a wonderful odyssey through the FA
Cup. Perhaps more history in this season but accommodation lies ahead
for Arsenal but the team who have stirred Romeu back into the FA Cup,
Lincoln City, are beaten team. -- stirred romance.
Petr Cech made sure of that he had to make the save. The Lincoln boys
are tired now. All credit to Arsenal. That is poor. It hits the
bar. Aaron Ramsey teed himself up. Lovely effort by Alexis Sanchez.
There is the final whistle. Lincoln City, they run comes to an end, the
end of the Odyssey. They've done the FA Cup proud, the name of football
proud. But there are beaten team at Arsenal today.
In the second half Arsenal were frightening and it was a pleasure to
see world-class players first time. Prasad felt like a long 45 minutes.
It felt like Arsene Wenger had brought 15 players onto the pitch
second half. We respect we will be fish and chip paper at Monday
morning but if we can learn from experience today, playing against
world-class players and throughout the FA Cup journey, then we will be
better players and better people as a consequence. That is what we must
make sure we do. They were well organised, they have clarity in
their mind off what they wanted to do. And to give credit to the
manager, when he gets that across to his team. The way he dealt with his
players after the game, I think he has done exceptionally well. I know
what they're like, they are winners and they would have been
disappointed and I did not want them to miss this opportunity to
celebrate with our supporters. Because we are not celebrating the
loss, we are celebrating the journey we have had. It has been a tough
week, one of the toughest in your career? I do not know. When I have a
problem I always just try to sort it out. I am competitive. Always
focused on solving the problem is that I face. And when you have
sorted one out you straightaway have another. Sometimes the size of the
problem is bigger and sometimes a bit smaller but you do not worry. It
was crazy, all the game, I just could not stop smiling. I was
turning around and smiling at the fans, it was on rail just a brush
shoulders with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, basically
the whole team was world-class. That will live long in the memory. Couple
of times I gave my head shake and any time there was a break in the
game I was trying to take in as much as I could because it will probably
not happen again in my career. What mementos have you got from the day?
I have got Petr Cech, he signed his shirt for me. That will go up in my
man shed in the bottom of the garden!
We are all the same, the Romantics amongst us wanted something to come
from that but it was a step too far. Arsenal are classified odyssey. But
the first 40 minutes or so, they were a match for them. They were a
match for them. And defensive qualities were superb. In general
looking at the achievement, for a national team to get to the
quarterfinals in the FA Cup is a great achievement. As a collective
the club and fans are so proud of what they have achieved. Looking at
the organisation defensively, it does not happen by accident. This is
work and preparation by the managers, the players, buying into
this belief that they can keep Arsenal and Bay and they did that
for the best part of 40 minutes. Getting bodies behind the ball,
affecting the ball, not letting Arsenal penetrate. Making them go
around the sides. Arsenal have the lion's share of possession. Getting
amongst the Arsenal players, not showing them too much respect. I
thought it was excellent. Nathan Arnold working really hard. And the
central defenders were exceptional. They were so physical in the box,
powerful. Stayed alive to the second phases of the game. And put pressure
on the ball. This is against Arsenal. The better team against
Bayern Munich midweek for the first part of the game. And they kept them
at bay and when they got the chance to go for it they looked dangerous
.biz from Nathan Arnold, a great move. Ghost to the side and it takes
an unbelievable saves from Petr Cech. That could have been 1- nil.
And then you find out about the character of the Arsenal team. The
revitalised the FA Cup. The Romantics, the fairy tale. They have
been absolutely incredible. As good as they wear and is well organised,
were you surprised that Arsenal seemed just not to have enough
aggression or commitment. In the first half they did not seem to
really be mentally in that match. Arsenal did not want to make
mistakes. The handbrake was firmly on. This goal that Theo Walcott
scores, they got very static, Lincoln. They defended well, though.
It was one pass after another. It was a cool finish, just before
half-time. Perfect for Arsenal. It is some accolade to see to Lincoln
that Arsenal needed a goal to settle down. They should be better, and
they were in the second half. The goal from Giroud wrapped things up
in the second half. Arsenal use this as an exercise to get back to where
we expect them to be. They played with swagger, but Lincoln can leave
the stadium with their heads held high. Trevor, you have personally
invested in this journey. You have been to the club a few times. You
have observed the brothers. What will they take from this experience,
apart from the financial rewards? They will remember it for the rest
of their lives, and so will the fans. There will be a large sense of
achievement, pride. Danny Cowley was talking to the players after the
game, saying, enjoy this, the fans have turned out. 9000 at the
Emirates Arena, an amazing achievement for a National League
side. There are six points clear in the league. The players have bought
into it at the football club. They have a big future, the team and
certainly the manager. The community is engaged as well. We
all appreciate what they have done. The day's other tie took place
at the Riverside as Middlesbrough, struggling in the Premier League,
welcomed Pep Guardiola's Manchester Pep Guardiola says of Manchester
City do not win any silverware and it will not be a good season as he
lives to lead them into their first ever semi-cup -- first FA Cup
semifinal in four years. Any sort of left for Middlesbrough would be
welcome in their predicament. Those on Adam Clayton's mother's side of
the family are all City fans. For one day, they are hoping that he can
help Middlesbrough upset the odds. Claudio Bravo maintains his run of
starting in the FA Cup. He has kept only six clean sheets in his 25
appearances for the club. He looks to help City to their first
semifinal in four years. The third bottom in the Premier League against
third top in the Premier League. Forget about domestic issues for at
least 90 minutes. Middlesbrough zero Manchester City out of the FA Cup in
four of their last five meetings. They will have to put in a
performance to continue that in this particular game.
Zabaleta is free. Surely it will go in in the end? It does from David
Silva. Disastrous from Middlesbrough, just past the two
minute mark. Manchester City already in front. David Silva has weighed in
with his sixth goal of the season, his second in the FA Cup. Look at
the space that Zabaleta Kaz. Then David Silva made absolutely sure.
Totally unmarked. They could not miss. Middlesbrough, who outscored
only 19 league goals all season, have to find one against the team in
the top three in the Premier League. 4500 Manchester City fans have come
north. They are in good voice. Manchester City giving away
possession unnecessarily cheaply. The cross from Fabio was blocked by
Sterling. The first cross of the cup tie for Middlesbrough. This may be
an area that Middlesbrough feel they can profit from. Leadbitter's
corner. And they have not. Claudio Bravo almost conceding. This is the
second one. Gestede, just over. Middlesbrough thought they were
over. Zabaleta was the important defender. Bravo was unconvincing.
This could be problematic for Middlesbrough. Silva had time. De
Bruyne could not get there, beaten to it by Fabio. NICE survive. --
Middlesbrough survive. That was wonderful from Silva. Sane. It
should have been 2-0. He would agree. Watch this from David Silva.
Sliding behind Sane but he should have made better contact than that.
Really well done by Sane. Waltzing his way through. Sterling was beaten
to it. An injection of pace, the drop of the shoulder. He was past
Barragan. He could not pick out Raheem Sterling.
The cross from de Roon. The header from Stuani. Straight at Claudio
Bravo. This is what Middlesbrough have to do, be direct.
Toure looking for the ball over the top. Back from De Bruyne. Can
Sterling finish? He cannot. Another Manchester City chance goes begging.
No wonder he looks worried. They should have been out of sight. He
had time, it took the touch. Then he got underneath it.
Fabio, outnumbered in the end. This is De Bruyne, with Sterling on his
right. He has seen him. Raheem Sterling, looking for Aguero.
Middlesbrough survive, yet again. Sterling's delivery, the perfectly
timed run from Aguero. There was a touch from Guzan. Just the faintest
of touches to take it on the post. Silva, with space and time. Back to
Silva. It was a good strike. It has been sent away for a corner by
Guzan. He had time to assess the situation, David Silva. The keeper
was at full stretch. That is cleared only as far as Sane. The German
international might fancy a try. Guzan was required again. It was an
excellent effort from Sane. It was definitely going in. It was well
watched by Guzan. He does not want any dramatic the Manchester City end
in the remaining minutes. 21 trophies in seven seasons as a
manager. He is close to taking another step towards one in his
first season at Manchester City. The Sane, in full stride. -- Sane,
in full stride. Into worse Aguero. Finally, the scoreline has a more
realistic look about it. Sergio Aguero, four in four in the FA Cup,
with the goal that could see his team in an FA Cup semifinal for the
first time in four years. Created by Sane. What about that for a
delivery? Aguero did the rest. It has been a long time coming, but
eventually City have the two goal advantage.
That was awkward for Guzan. Sterling following in. He is offside. Aguero
with the drop of the shoulder. As he struck it, Sterling was probably
offside. It was a close call. He is taking on Otamendi, going
around him. Towards Negredo. Then Fabio. Virtually of the line by
Stones. That would have made it interesting. Fabio had to head it.
Stones had to clean it. It was outstanding, from the beginning. The
goal was the consequence of our approach, it was brilliant. There
was one period in the first half, for 15 minutes, we missed easy balls
and you can always see the counterattack. Middlesbrough are
dangerous with the crosses. It was a good performance in the second half.
I regret how many chances we created and how few goals we scored. Even
conceding the goal, the team was good, the crowd was good. The last
game were awful for us. I was a little bit concerned with the
atmosphere, especially when we conceded the first goal. But this
group has been working together for the last three years. It was
important to win the game in 90 minutes. Especially because we
played a couple of days ago against.... We have a massive game
on Wednesday against Monaco. It was really good to go through to the
next round. -- against Stoke. It will be special to go back to
Wembley. When I was a football player, we played the final
Champions League at the old Wembley. When I was Barcelona manager, I won
a second Champions League at Wembley. I have good memories.
People talk about the atmosphere, Saturday and Sunday, four teams,
four sets of supporters. I am very pleased to be able to live that.
Those goals are fast as that Manchester City of scored in any
competition this season. The speed of their start maybe Middlesbrough
start look even more sluggish and the defending worse. Karanka said he
thought his team were magnificent, but there are things they could do
to improve. City clean out this area for Zabaleta. Fabio is not there.
Then 12 -- Stuani could help him. The midfield players could get out
quicker. I am not sure what Fabio is doing. The two central defenders on
the right without taking anyone up. But Fabio can rescue everything.
They can see the whole picture. He could stay with Sterling and does
not. It is a simple finish. The organisation, then 12 Mac is here.
What is Fabio doing? The need to get the screen in front. But the setup
like this. Zabaleta will wander into that area. This one does not come
off. They kept doing it. Fabio was sleeping at the far post. This time
it is De Bruyne that comes in. It should have been 56, the chances
that City had. Guardiola has never finished the season without winning
a trophy. They have scored 15 goals in the FA Cup. They looked good at
the moment. They had only won three and 12, Boro, and they were in the
FA Cup. Tough times for them. For Man City, it was the David Silva
show. Yes, they missed him against Stoke. He makes them tick. He is so
competent on the ball. It is unbelievable. Sane and Sterling
complements David Silva's magic. If there is one thing he could improve
on, it is his finishing, being more clinical in the final third. The
timing of his past cause than overload. It was a brilliant cross
from Sane. We know that Aguero gets in the box and scores goals. His
impact on the game, the way he dictates play, he is the best in
this position in the Premier League since he arrived. The best chance of
silverware for Guardiola, the FA Cup? I think so, being a realist.
His third trip to Wembley, once as a manager, once as a player, and now
with Manchester City. That's two quarterfinals completed
and two more to come, including So Jose returns to the Bridge as
Chelsea take on Manchester United. BBC One, at 7:30, with
Frank Lampard joining Gary, Before that, we've Spurs
against League One Millwall on Sunday afternoon -
Teddy Sheringham our special guest. progress in the cup,
but Lincoln still give Good job, guys.
We totally nailed it. This year, fundraising kits are
going to be sent through the post.