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Would you believe it?
This is one of the great shocks of
the competition. Gascoigne is going
to have a crack. It's there! It's a
What a moment in football. Aaron
Ramsey scores. The world's greatest
# Keep on reaching up for the higher
# Don't keep on preaching from that
book you've found
# Keep on reaching for that higher
Highlights of six FA Cup fifth-round
matches to come over
the next 65 minutes,
in the company of Matthew Upson
and Leon Osman.
First up it's an all Premier League
tie - the 12-time FA Cup
winners Manchester United travelled
to Huddersfield Town.
The last time Jose Mourinho's side
went to the John Smith's,
they were beaten 2-1.
Your commentator for
this one, Steve Bower.
Whatever happens in Huddersfield's
domestic season they will always
recall their first win over
Manchester United for 65 years in
October he. Jose Mourinho warned his
players they cannot because by
surprise as they look to remain on
course for a 20th FA Cup final
appearance. Huddersfield, who were
last in the quarterfinals 46 years
ago Mick four changes, in some
Kongolo, billing, Williams and
Quaner, top scorer Mounie has three
goals in his last four games, Alex
Pritchard is cup tied. After all the
pre-match Paul Pogba talk the
Frenchman is ill, his absence is one
of six Jose Mourinho changes,
Michael Carrick gets only his second
start since September and Mata,
Shaw, Lindelof, McTominay and Romera
come in in a team that still
contains both Sanchez and Lukaku.
So, the third meeting of the season
between Manchester United and
Huddersfield, one win apiece. There
is a possibility there will be a
fourth if this is a draw, of course.
Ander Herrera is another one on the
injury list along with Marcus
Rashford, although Jose Mourinho
hopes they will both be available
for the midweek Champions League
trip to Spain to face Seville. That
is won by Smalling. Lukaku. He
wanted it back from the Mata, got it
back from Mata, might be an
opportunity for Lukaku, Schindler
against him, brilliant from Lukaku,
less than three minutes gone,
strength, power, and then the
finish. He scores for the third
round coming in the FA Cup, and it's
a perfect start for Manchester
United. He couldn't have wished for
anymore. He held it up originally.
Juan Mata with the ball, he didn't
have to break stride, he just held
off Schindler, checked, and put it
at Lossl's near post. It's his 20th
Manchester United goal and it is one
that silences the John Smith's
Stadium. Follows up from his goal
against them and the Premier League
at Old Trafford. With one in the FA
Cup. Huddersfield 0-1 Manchester
United. Billing will get the
opportunity to throw this long
towards Mounie. Tag it, muted
appeals for hands there. Williams.
Van La Parra. Blocked by Yonge.
That's useful. There's no flag. What
a chance and Tom Ince knows it. --
blocked by Young. Manchester United
switched off here, it was all a bit
untidy, Billing's ball, they are
appealing. The flag from Gary
Beswick wasn't raised. We understand
that VAR has looked at these two
angles of this incident involving
Chris Smalling, and it wasn't deemed
clear enough to give the penalty.
Hadergjonaj, and Huddersfield
getting space on the right-hand
side, trying to bend it into Ince
who almost made something of it. He
knew exactly what he was doing and
Tom Ince was a fraction away from
making that a perfect delivery.
Really good response from the home
team after that early goal. The
final minute of the first half.
Mata is onside and he's made it 2-0
in the final few seconds of the
first half, the two times FA Cup
winner makes it two for Manchester
United. Well, they have hardly been
in the Huddersfield penalty area. He
is onside and he is level, both
times Manchester United have
profited with clinical finishes.
Awareness from Young, who coolly
went around Lossl and put it in the
back of the net. His fourth goal of
the season. Kevin Friend is just
waiting for VAR confirmation, as is
the rest of the John Smith's
Stadium. It will be the offside
decision, surely. The conversation
continues, as does the tension. Neil
Swarbrick, the VAR referee back at
Stockley Park, analysing this, and
whether Matthew Wilkes, the
referee's assistant got it right.
And Neil Swarbrick says he didn't.
And Mata's goal will not count.
These are the pictures that VAR
watched to make their decision.
They're not particularly scientific,
are they, or indeed inclusive. There
wasn't a straight line amongst them.
He was told he was leaning offside
and he ruled the goal out. That was
a big call, a second Manchester
United goal right on the stroke of
half-time was a potential pivotal
one in the cup tie. Sanchez has now
been caught. Added time has been
extended and it's a Manchester
United free kick. Hadergjonaj. This
is likely to be the last action of
the first half. That's aimed towards
Matic and this time the flag has
gone up and that certainly won't
count and cue the ironic cheers from
the majority of the John Smith's
Stadium. Manchester United again
with every player back inside their
own half. Hadergjonaj. On loan from
Ingolstadt. Ince. Quaner.
Hadergjonaj's pull-back. Away by
McTominay, only cleared as far as
Williams. Was he caught by Sanchez?
He was. It's another Huddersfield
free kick. Positive from the USA
international, just caught by
Sanchez. Philip Billing is going to
step up for this one for
Huddersfield. On the left foot, and
again the wall did its job, back to
Billing, all the way through,
deflected on the way through, and
Huddersfield have a corner.
Van La Parra with it. Cleared from
Smalling only as far as Billing.
Manchester United try and counter.
Sanchez. What a fabulous Ball.
Lukaku right the way through here.
Can he get the shot in? He can!
Devastating break ten minutes into
the second half, Lukaku has his and
Manchester United's second, assisted
by Alexis Sanchez. All from their
own penalty area. Look at the
awareness of Sanchez here, one touch
and the second one is in his stride,
but he still had plenty to do. It
was a calm and collected finish from
Romelu Lukaku, 11 goals in 13 games
in his FA Cup career now. That one
could be extremely pivotal in this
tie. Clinical again from the
Belgian. No debate about that one.
This time it's most definitely is
Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United.
Manchester United safely through to
the quarterfinals in the end, two
goals from Romelu Lukaku the
difference for Jose Mourinho's team.
It won't just be the initials of FA
Cup up for discussion, those three
letters of VAR will be as well.
Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United.
If the decision is right I'm super
happy with that even if the decision
goes against me.
Was it right today?
I don't know, I just heard a few
comments. What I'm saying is if the
decision goes against my team that
is the right decision I'm very happy
with that because what I want is the
truth, and sometimes it goes against
my team, sometimes it will go in my
team's favour. But I heard some
comments that may be the one that
was right was the linesman and not
No, I said this to Jose
immediately when the referee made
his decision, however this decision
now will be I don't like it. Yes,
the decision was in our favour and
we stayed in the game because rather
than 2-0 down before time stomach
half-time we were 1-0 down. This
video referee, it kills the emotion
in the game and I don't like it.
up for VAR, and I think is good for
football, especially to make
important decisions and make it a
little bit Ferreira but today it
wasn't a clear decision and it was
against me, but fortunately that
goal was needed. -- fairer. Whittle
wished it was quicker.
What can you
do? It is an experiment or period,
in Portugal we have it in every
match of our Premier League so I'm
quite familiar with what the VAR is
bringing, good and bad. They have to
kill the bad and make it perfect
because everyone loves the game, I
think, loves the truth.
Here we are
talking about VAR again, it is where
we're going to begin our chat but
the first thing we should say, we
will get onto the application the
moment but the decision was
ultimately the right decision by the
letter of the law.
It's close but
they do get it right.
If you are going to use it you have
to make sure that you do get the
decision right. As you can see, as
Ashley Young travels down in the
wide area he's just about to play
the ball. You can just see as it
stopped and analysed that Juan Mata
is slightly, albeit very close,
slightly offside. Ultimately they
got to the right decision.
the way it was projected and the way
it appeared on the
it appeared on the screens from
broadcasters in the UK it didn't
look professional, it appeared with
wiggly lines and that's not what the
Premier League wants the world to
see from this cutting-edge
No. It's a technology
that will and must be tidied up.
They are making a statement saying
these lines were not used for them
to determine this decision but that
is what we saw, so as the public
watching the game live, if you are
seeing those lies, lines it is not
filling you with confidence.
images from Stockley Park where the
footage is reviewed, they were
looking at footage that had straight
lines like this, this is what they
have shown us afterwards. However,
as you say, that is not shown to the
world. The other thing is, even with
that line through it, they are
almost, as dammit, level, there is a
of knee, so if you ten months ago
were seeing the linesman make that
decision you would have been happy
for the goal to stand from the naked
Absolutely. Is so close,
difficult for the linesman to see.
Nobody would say or give the
linesman any grief for not getting
that spot on but it's so close
He didn't call for it, the
referee didn't call for it, the
decision to review it came from
Stockley Park. Are we chasing
perfection now and it is potentially
hampering the game in terms of
slowing it up and spoiling those
Absolutely, but for me this
is my biggest fear with VAR, the
game isn't perfect. Jose Mourinho
alludes to the fact that we need to
make the system perfect. How can you
make it perfect? The game is not
paid, played in a perfect
environment at Don McGahn has so
many moving parts, even if we freeze
frame it you have an imperfection of
whether you can call it or offside
and for me it brings a negative part
to the game. Certain decisions, we
spoke about de Lange technologic, we
spoke about de Lange technologic,
we're clear their lines and they are
quick but this type of decision is a
difficult one to use VAR on. -- we
spoke about the technology.
talk about the match, and ultimately
whether that decision was right or
wrong it wouldn't have affected the
result, just the scoreline. You were
surprised about the way Jose
Mourinho set up Manchester United
I was, they played deep and
allowed Huddersfield to have a lot
of possession and played on the
counterattack, which you would not
expect from Manchester United. But
when you do have weapons and
ammunition like Romelu Lukaku and
his pace you have the chance to
score goals like that.
It was almost
a -- as if United wanted to draw out
Huddersfield and he goes tight on
Lukaku, which is fine but the
reaction of Jorgensen, when Lukaku
lays off the ball, he's hungrier, he
knows he wants to get in behind and
Schindler manages to get there but
he's running full pace and is
difficult to turn their forced up
here we go again, United on the
counterattack, when they went there
in the league they lost 2-1, and had
a 77.9% possession.
Mourinho changed that, they let
Huddersfield have the ball and had
45% possession today but won the
game comfortably and this is why.
You see the pace and power of
Lukaku, the space to run into. Grey
ball by Sanchez, and even with a
couple of what you would call bad
touches he still space to put the
ball in the net.
Mourinho will not
care about the statistics, he is in
the results business.
I had to respect the fact if he's
looked at that and decided to play
in that style he's gone and got the
result and they are through to the
next round in the cup and that is a
A quick word on
Paul Pogba who was due to be in the
team today and was pulled out this
morning because of illness. Aims are
not going well for him and his
manager at the moment at, the word
in France is he's not happy about
the way he's been played by
For whatever reason things
aren't going well and Sanchez has
come in and may have upset the apple
cart and upset with Pogba sees
himself at Manchester United, I'm
not so sure. For whatever reason
things are not all suite at
Manchester United for Paul Pogba.
You've got to manage these
Absolutely, one of
the difficult parts of managing
players of that value and with the
money invested in them, to keep
everyone happy and manage them
properly, it is a big challenge for
Thanks for the moment,
There was another all-Premier League
affair at the Hawthorns, where two
went head to head.
Southampton won this battle
in the league two weeks ago -
since then, West Brom have been
embroiled in Taxi gate.
Commentary comes from Robyn Cowen.
Respite from relegation worries for
release this weekend. FA Cup ties
might not be top of the list of
priorities that if there is a winner
this afternoon, it will only be a
positive for the victor with both
sides finding winds had to come by
this season. It has been an eventful
week for West Brom. Major changes at
boardroom level and a warm weather
training trip to Barcelona that
resulted in four players being
spoken to by the Catalan police for
allegedly stealing a taxi. Gareth
Barry and Jonny Evans start today.
Nine of the 11 who won here at the
hawthorns two weeks ago our named in
the start-up. Nathan Redmon handed a
first start since Boxing Day. A
significant day for West Bromwich
Albion football club. 50 years ago
today they played Southampton here
during their journey to the final of
the FA Cup, which they won back in
1968. That is nice play. Ryan
Bertrand. The cross just over
Ward-Prowse. Here is Cedric. Corner
kick to Southampton. James
Ward-Prowse with the delivery. An
outswinger, and it is 1-0 to
Southampton! Wesley Hoedt with his
first goal for the club found acres
of space to sweep home a brilliant
start for the Saints. It was a good
delivery but there was no one within
3-4 yards of Wesley Hoedt. He will
never score an easier goal than that
and that is exactly what Alan Pardew
and West Brom did not need.
Free kick to West Brom. Fouled by
Lemina. Didn't really have anywhere
to go, a bit of a silly challenge by
Rondon, deflected over the wall. It
will be out for another corner kick
to West Brom.
That is a good delivery again
towards the back post. There were a
couple of baggies players throwing
themselves at it. Back in, a
dangerous delivery and over the top.
Dawson with the late run. That was a
chance. Well, I wonder what is going
through his mind. It has been a
tough week for Alan Pardew.
Nice ball, here is Cedric. Stands it
up. Safety first from Matt Phillips.
James Ward-Prowse. With the dead
ball once again. Gone through
everyone, is it a second? What a
mess from West Brom. Wesley Hoedt
had his first goal for the club.
Hojbjerg will think he should have
done the same here. And that is a
mistake. Here comes Rodriguez! Did
take a deflection, it will be a
corner to West Brom, but they were
nearly gifted an equaliser. Hoedt,
the goal-scorer, nearly let in
It is a good delivery. Dawson is
there. Good leap by Dawson, tipped
over the bar by McCarthy. Much more
promising from West Brom. He is
enjoying the atmosphere.
Rondon just riding -- ran into
Hoedt. Krychowiak. What a say.
McCarthy had to readjust himself
there. It took a humongous
deflection of Wesley Hoedt and that
is a terrific stop.
Good play. Dusan Tadic. Tadic to
wrap it up... That is a cool and
calm finish them Dusan Tadic, his
fourth of the season. Expertly done.
West Brom are in real trouble now.
Did really well to hook this into
the path of Tadic. You have to say
that is poor from Krychowiak. Didn't
get the challenge in and Tadic, that
is a sensational lob, beautifully
done, and it's a long way back from
here for West Brom.
It has been a fairly tight game,
really, but Southampton have taken
the few chances that have fallen
fairway. Rondon! -- fallen on their
way. A tremendous goal by Solomon
Rondon! He gets West Brom back into
this FA Cup tie. That was probably
the hardest chance they've created
and he has taken it. A pinpoint
perfect ball. Rondon taking it first
time. Powerful and on target.
McCarthy, no chance. That is
fantastic. West Brom 1- to
Southampton and we have a cup tie on
our hands. Tadic. The referee waved
play on. Here is Rodriguez. The
referee had given the free kick West
Brom's way. Rodriguez sandwiched
between Hojbjerg and Lemina. Barry.
Looking for Dawson. Gets the corner
James McClean with the delivery.
Just punched off the line by
McCarthy. How on earth did that stay
out? Very, very close from Hegazy.
What a stop from the goalkeeper to
keep it out. Suddenly the tables
have turned, in terms of pressure.
Mauricio Pellegrino now looking the
more animated. Here is James
McClean. Forced to turn back.
Stephens with the header, yet
another corner for West Bromwich
It is a deep corner. Hegazy... Oh,
off the bar! Rondon, incredible!
They couldn't have come closer, West
Brom. Ryan Bertrand has saved
Southampton from conceding another.
West Brom head in hands, will be
wondering how on earth they are not
wondering how on earth they are not
I didn't think we were great
first half. We had a week of not
what you'd really wish, but second
half, we showed a lot more
We really pushed
Southampton. It's important for us
for many, many reasons. Obviously
the first one, we will move to the
next round. We have this possibility
with this one game. And also, we
want to use this game to give us an
opportunity to some players that are
not playing too much. And also
because we want to improve as a
team, as a spirit, obviously to
prepare for the next Premier League
We changed the captaincy over to
Gareth because I think that was the
right thing to do. But, of course, I
need to get wins for this club and I
need to make a decision, what I
thought was right in terms of
getting a strong team out on the
pitch and that will be the same
I know you mentioned
before this came the boardroom
uncertainty means your job isn't
quite as certain as it was before.
Does this result change any of that
sort of thinking from your part?
Well, that's not a decision for me.
In terms of the team and the
character they showed, and our fans,
by the way, they were brilliant.
They showed the loyalty they have
two the club are now we have to show
our loyalty by doing the work as
best we can this week and try to get
ourselves a result in the league.
will get on in a moment to what has
gone on in the week with them and
what the ramifications might be for
Alan Pardew himself. But actually,
with all that and what had happened,
we expected perhaps West Brom to
come out in the first half with a
little more intent and the crowd
that were there were not getting on
their backs and perhaps we'd expect
them to come out with a little more
I expected a quick start
for them to be on the front foot. Be
in the face of Southampton make a
game of it but
in the face of Southampton make a
game of it but it was anything but.
Southampton started much better.
West Brom was sloppy. Things we
expect them to be good at, defending
set pieces. Dawson 's marking
Carrillo. All you have to do is stay
with your man. A little bit of
clever movement from Southampton
from Carrillo captures both West
Brom defenders going for the same
man. Hoedt has an easy tap in, you
won't score an easy goal for a
centre half attacking a set piece.
And then we moved on into the second
half. West Brom tried to start
quickly but still sloppy. They
committed too many men forward.
McAuley has to go and win that first
one. Hegazy is over. If he is over,
he has to win the second one.
Krychowiak has to do something to
stop Tadic scoring that goal, has to
defend better. But from a
Southampton point of view, the
passes from Carrillo, fantastic.
They didn't play like they were in
the bottom three today.
today's format, they started the
game fantastically well. They did
everything I expected West Brom to
do. They were on the front foot,
they made a game of it. They were
really confident, perhaps because
they went there a few weeks back and
won the game. You saw the way they
went about it.
The second half they
started brighter and better and
there was more positive play coming
from West Brom and a beautiful goal,
It was, they were on the
front foot. They started with a
quicker tempo, they were chasing
things down, having efforts on goal.
Krychowiak here with an effort, OK
it takes a deflection, but the crowd
started to get involved. Fantastic
work from James McClean winning the
ball back. Krychowiak with an
unbelievably good ball. Rondon, I
don't think he will score a better
career. Suddenly they are back in
the game, the crowd are involved and
they are on the front foot. They had
chance after chance after that. They
made a game of it, efforts to get
back in the game. Hegazy has a
chance here, a great save from the
Southampton goalkeeper. Another
opportunity. Hegazy with an effort
off the bar. Rondon, great block by
Bertrand. It was just too little too
late from West Brom today, but from
a Southampton point of view, two
fantastic goals, real determination
not to concede and to go through in
the FA Cup.
It is a condition that
seems to have spurred them on
through the rounds. They haven't
done too well in the league, things
not going too well for Alan Pardew
and this week they got worse. Of
course, the back pages are alluding
to the fact he may well now be on
borrowed time after this week's
antics. Were you surprised that the
timing of a midweek warm weather
training break West Brom?
The timing was difficult based on
the fact they had a Monday evening
game, to go and enjoy the break and
get back and prepare for Saturday
you only have a four date window so
it's tight timewise to do that well.
I have to say, I understand the
value of what those trips are and
they are important whether you are
top of the league bottom of the
league, I think they have real
value, getting the team together and
players together is really
important, maybe even more so if you
are at the bottom of the league.
what you are into mating is it's
about going out and the players
bonding perhaps over alcohol and
having a good time.
There has to be
times when players are allowed to
relax and get together, a good bit
of spirit, but the timing of doing
that playing Monday to Saturday was
obviously. Two down, more to come.
March pulls it back, off the
woodwork! It must be. Van der Hoorn.
What a save. What a save from
Schmeichel. Against the post.
Next to the Amex,
and back to the 80s.
1983 finalists Brighton take on 1987
winners Coventry City,
who are aiming for a second
Premier League scalp
in the competition this year.
Jonathan Pearce does
like to be beside the seaside.
COMMENTATOR: Entering the south
coast early spring sunshine, 4500,
treat, Coventry fans recalling the
epic final 31 years ago, dreaming of
making more history here, having
beaten Stoke in round three, the
lowest club left in the competition
looking to become the first team
ever from the fourth tier or below
to knockout two top-flight sides in
the same run since the old fourth
division was created. Record signed
Dutchman Jurgen Locadia makes his
Brighton debut, having netted a
hat-trick on his PSV Eindhoven debut
and Leonardo Ulloa starts for the
first time since rejoining the club
on loan from Leicester, only march
and Stevens started last week in the
league against Stoke. The saviour of
Sir Alex Ferguson is missing the
experienced Michael Doyle, injured.
Jack Grimmer who scored against
Stoke is fit again. Four changes in
all from the midweek defeat at
Colchester, their third in a row.
18-year-old Tom Bayliss scored that
night, one to watch the future,
Jonson Clarke-Harris on loan from
Rotherham gets his first start, one
of eight players aged 24 or under in
Out sweeps the corner kick. Locadia
has hit the woodwork on his debut.
Back towards the new record signing,
almost comes to the fast Dick. He
has this habit of creating the
startling impact -- the far stick.
The first player in the Dutch league
scored a hat-trick against that
team, the first player to do it
since 1969. Almost got a goal on his
debut. Locadia unlucky. Olsson heads
it away. Matt Naulty. This looks
dangerous for Coventry City. It
dangerous for Coventry City. It came
off him. Grey raw from the Coventry
fans. Low and flat, good header off
the bar. Coventry City were so
unlucky. What they let off for the
Premier League side. Jonson
Clarke-Harris nearly scored his
first goal back at Coventry. All
credit to Coventry for coming here
to attack and not sit back and try
to grind a result out. I don't think
they have the players or depth of
squad to deny Chris Hughton's side
by playing that way. It's Locadia
trying to cushion the header and
bring it down. Nine goals for PSV
before moving to Brighton. Here is
Knockaert, Cross, le cardia, 1-0. --
Leucadia host of another debut goal
for Juergen Leucadia, Leucadia. Good
enough to win two titles in Holland
and good on for Brighton to pay a
record £14 million. He's been
hamstrung since signing. --
Leucadia. On his debut he finds a
goal. Brighton have regularly gone
beyond round three in the last
decade but they have not reached the
quarterfinals since 1980s it is.
Ulloa. March. He's lost his man in
the middle. ,
he got ahead of his man, and he's
not quite match sharp enough to have
squeezed the extra foot out of the
run. Could have got their second
Beram Kayal made a good run into
space, not seen. Marched back to
Knockaert, took it well enough, can
he get the cross in early -- March.
It goes off Ryan Haynes. Sutton up
with it, Goldson trying to shrug off
his marker, it is aimed at him again
and he scores.
and he scores. 2-0, Brighton's lead.
Exactly a year ago since a routine
health checks found a heart problem
needing major surgery. That is a
very special moment for the player,
for the club and whole community in
Goldson with the header. That's not
a bad piece of control, and a fine
effort there. Really good effort
from Josh Barrett. He brought it
down well, kept it moving, and
looped the shot just wide. He's 19
years of age, Josh Barrett, and only
in his fourth game for the club.
They have let too many home points
slip away this season from positions
of advantage, 14th in the Premier
League table at the moment. They
would have been a lot higher have
they put games to bed here. They
should have won. Here is March.
Knockaert should keep it in. Locadia
again pulling away from the defender
in the middle. Bruno. Ulloa. His
first goal since his return. Lovely
centre forward's header, and the
game is safe. Credit to Knockaert
for keeping it in. Good delivery
from Bruno. Brilliant header. One
hour played, Brighton 3-0 Coventry.
Up to Clark Harris. Now Bayliss.
Disson cross. Clarke-Harris has
flicked the woodwork again. How
unlucky. Now Josh Barrett. Haynes.
Jonson Clarke-Harris really deserves
a goal. Bayliss just flicked in the
Cross really, and it was barely
touch, and for the second time in
the game he hits the road --
woodwork. He's been a real handful
for the Brighton defenders, still
only 23.- the back-up to Jonson
Clarke-Harris, it misses him, back
to Jonson Clarke-Harris with the
header. He's deserved that. The long
ball out, he was set up by
Pondicherry, and Coventry get a
consolation, no doubt, but it was
really well taken -- Ponticelli. The
Coventry City fans have come in
their thousands, 4500 of them, and a
goal to remember. Really good
atmosphere, it has been all the way
through. Brighton could get another
here. Onto the woodwork.
Extraordinary. Both sides have hit
the woodwork twice. It was so nearly
a fourth for Brighton. Didn't do
much wrong, aimed it rather
much wrong, aimed it rather than
placing it. It the angle of post and
bar. This is a good run, it has
bounced back kindly to him. His
cross flashes into the middle,
deflected kindly here for Brighton.
It is Brighton's first quarterfinal
since 1980s it is.
It is Brighton's first quarterfinal
since 1980s it is.
Really pleased I
thought the application was exactly
what you need in this type of game.
We had to fight hard for it, we were
up against a Coventry side, I know
they have dropped a bit in the last
couple of weeks but they have had a
good season and probably showed why
they are in the season they have
We have had a really good go,
certainly in the second half. I
thought the second half was better
and we got a foothold, got the goal,
hit the post, Jonson Clarke-Harris
had a shot saved at the end by Tim
Krul. We go back with our heads held
high, although we are out of the
competition it has been a brilliant
run and the supporters have backed
us to the hilt and enjoyed it and
hopefully we can finish our season
on a positive note.
Brighton in the
quarterfinals for the first time
since 1980s it, and a lot of
positives for them today and a good
performance overall. For the
debutant Locadia to score when you
are the record club signing it must
be a great feeling to
are the record club signing it must
be a great feeling to put in a
performance like that.
come I think it was his first shot
on target for the club he scores
with, and he shows how sharp he is
in the box, great improvised effort
to hit the crossbar. And all first
half Brighton were fabulous on the
set pieces, here is his goal.
Knockaert almost scuffs the cross,
but his little movement to pull off
from the defender, it is a lovely
finish struck into the bottom
corner, he has shown his quality in
front of goal. This one again, he
makes this little pull-back, doesn't
rush along the line of defenders and
knows where the space is but doesn't
quite get the left foot finish on
the end of it. Running along behind,
great little pass from the midfield,
but he's shown he has the cleverness
to make that movement in and around
the back four. This one I love
because it shows his desire to want
to get in the box. He's got about a
three or four yard deficit and he
makes it up just through the
aggression of desire to want
aggression of desire to want to get
there and score and probably should
score when he gets there. Another
left footed effort on the move, left
or right foot shooting was good and
Coventry couldn't deal with him all
game. Outstanding debut for him.
Another effort to get into the box
to show that desire once he lays it
off, he doesn't want to stand still,
he wants to get in the box and score
goals, great addition for Chris
Mark Robins said he's had a
good run, he's pleased with what
it's done for a young team, Jonson
Clarke-Harris one of those.
loan from Rotherham and had a great
afternoon, he hit the crossbar with
a glancing header and timed it
beautifully and his finish on the
half volley with his laces was real
class and a bright point for
We should give the word to
Connor Goldson who last March had
open heart surgery so to see him
back on the scoresheet a couple of
games into his comeback was also
Great to see players
coming back from those kinds of
injuries and all credit to him and
the medical team at Brighton, to be
back playing is brilliant.
Former Sheffield Wednesday
manager Carlos Carvalhal,
returns to the club
he left on Christmas Eve,
with new side Swansea City.
His record going into this one -
a single defeat in 11 matches.
Alistair Mann was at Hillsborough.
Carlos Carvalhal returns the club
that didn't want to sack him, well
aware of the crippling injury list
that blighted his first season in
charge. His successor has inherited
the same list of absentees but makes
six changes to the side that beat
Derby on Tuesday, among the five who
remain George Boyd, who is the only
man in either starting XI to have
played in an FA Cup final. Six
alterations also for Swansea whose
plans were disrupted when Alfie
Mawson was injured in the warm up,
Kyle Naughton taking his place.
Conor Roberts is the only
replacement not in the 18 last
weekend, but he's been an ever
present in the cup so far.
Sheffield Wednesday normally
deployed three tens at hearts and a
wingback. A positive start for them.
In many ways, Adam Reach maybe
should have put them in front. Just
appeared as though the angle was
getting tighter and tighter for
reach and it brushed off the fingers
Alfie Mawson was down
to play but then he hobbled out of
the warm up with just a few minutes
till the start of the match.
now wearing a leg brace and has
crutches. Could be worrying for the
next few weeks for Swansea.
Took a deflection, shot never looked
like it was going on target but at
least the hosts are going to defend
a corner. Van der Hoorn tries to get
to the resulting corner. Away by
Dawson. In by Carroll. Cleared by
Federico Barba Anzio. In towards
Abraham, but an easy one for Cameron
Dawson. Now, was there a push on
Abraham? Well, that is a penalty,
isn't it? I suspect had there been
VAR, and there isn't today, they
would surely have had a penalty,
Swansea. Tackled by Carroll.
Abraham. It is a good ball.
Routledge round the back, tries to
pick out Ki but well dealt with by
Pudil. Swansea have had their best
moments of the game in the last few
minutes of it.
minutes of it. Ki's delivery from
the corner is cleared. Naughton.
the corner is cleared. Naughton. And
it must be... Van der Hoorn! What a
save! That is outstanding goalkeeper
by -- goalkeeping by Cameron Dawson.
Van der Hoorn should have put
Swansea in front but Cameron Dawson,
who has had nothing to do, has made
a stunning reaction save. That is a
brilliant piece of goalkeeping.
Abraham. Good ball. No penalty.
Challenge by Fox and the assistant
on the far side was unmoved.
Narsingh going for it. Think it
would have been in the category of
"Soft". In his first two seasons in
charge, Carlos Carvalhal took
Sheffield Wednesday to the
play-offs, they got to the final in
the first year and lost 1-0 to Hull
City. That first season beset by
injuries. Now, that challenge from
van der Hoorn is one which the
referee is going to take great
exception to. It was over the top of
the ball. Van der Hoorn is relieved
that it is not the colour of his
shirt. When you are over the top of
the ball like that, there is a
chance you might get red carded for
it. Naughton. Carroll.
Jordan Ayew. Good football from
Swansea and arguably the guest move
-- best move they have made all
game, the substitutes combining
sweetly. Couldn't quite get the shot
out from under his right boot.
Venancio. Pelupessy. Hunt. Nuhiu.
Lovely from him... Still going,
Nuhiu, and he brings out the save
from Nordfeldt. He is such a popular
player against the Wednesday
supporters and a pretty personable
bloke off the field. On the field
he's been probably Sheffield
Wednesday's most likely to score
today. Naughton. WHISTLE
Just got caught from behind,
Naughton, as he tried to escape
Wallace's attentions. Both sides are
about to make a substitution here.
Glucose is replacing Olsson, just in
time for this Swansea free kick. --
Lucas. What a chance that was! And
he knows it. All it needed was a
touch. And Swansea would have been
in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
The crowd of around 20,000 in
Hillsborough, most of whom would
just love the prospect of an FA Cup
quarterfinal. Nuhiu lays it off,
back to Nuhiu again.
back to Nuhiu again. Joao gets to it
but he is offside! What an
opportunity for Sheffield Wednesday
to take their place in the
quarterfinals of the FA Cup for the
first time since 1997. They had a
chance early in the first half. They
have now had one late in the second.
Adam Reach involved in both, but his
pass catching Joao offside. Joao
couldn't bundle it in anyway but had
he have done, it would not have
counted and we are surely heading to
counted and we are surely heading to
the liberty for a replay.
me say thank you to the way the fans
received me, the staff, the
managers, the players, it's the
beauty of football, the nice part of
football, that football I dream of
all the time.
I'm very proud of my
team, they give everything and in
every game give 100%. It enjoyed me,
what I have seen and also our fans.
We must try to come in the next
round, nothing more.
It's a score
nobody wants, a repeat game is
something we don't want, we don't
wish and also I believe that
Sheffield Wednesday the same,
because we are involved in
competitions, very hard competition,
and this game is one extra game.
That was not a classic, was it? It
was not a great 90 minutes of
football. The referee might be a
little bit disappointed with his
decision on two incidents which
should have been penalties.
decision on two incidents which
should have been penalties.
think so, for me here Swansea
deserve a clear penalty. Pudil has
just locked into Abraham in the box.
Pretty standard cost of Abraham in
front of the goalkeeper, wants to be
a nuisance, which he is. And then
Pudil just shoves him straight in
the back, not made any attempt to
play the ball. The only thing I can
think of is the referee gets a
little confused with the goalkeeper.
He is in and around and thinks he
might have nudged him. For me, look
at the shelter Pudil makes, just a
clear penalty on something he
He gets one on the nose from
Dawson in the process. There was
another one a little later on as
well, which was fairly clear-cut.
think this penalty well. Fox.
Narsingh spins on Fox doesn't match
the run. When he gets goal side, the
defender should respect his
decision. Fox has a swipe at it. I
think when you do that, you may
contact with the player in the
penalty area, I think you've given a
penalty away. I think Sheffield
Wednesday got away with wonder and
the referee missed it.
Not exactly a
Fox in the box! A very good day, we
will come away -- they will come
away from that feeling proud of
themselves. Cameron Dawson with a
We have to talk about
besides, it was special. A great
little ball from Naughton, just
clips it in. Van der Hoorn thinks he
has done everything right here to
score, which she has, really. But
the reaction from Dawson, a fabulous
save, close range reaction. You
can't ask for more from your
goalkeeper. Look at van der Hoorn,
to push it over the bar is a
Van der Hoorn can't
believe what happened.
, leave he
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There were two matches under
the Friday night lights,
and we kick off at the King Power.
COMMENTATOR: Riyad Mahrez is back
with a smile according to his
manager. He starts for the first
time since returning to training
after his move to Manchester city
fell through. Captain Wes Morgan is
back from injury, as Claude Puel
makes exchanges but it is still a
strong side. Six changes as well for
Sheffield United, mindful of their
play-off push. Injuries and
suspensions have taken their toll.
James Wilson is their only new
signing who isn't cup tied.
Gray with the chance to run at the
Sheffield United defence. Lovely
ball to Jamie Vardy and Vardy just
past the post. Positive driving run
from Gray. Thought that Vardy had
the space and just inches away.
Deflected ball in, Simpson. An
excellent challenge by Maguire
prevents Stevens from giving the
championship side the lead. A goal
saving block against his boyhood
Mahrez, Vardy, the flag stays down.
Well saved by Blackman. The
combination of Mahrez and Vardy
linking up again. Stays onside.
Blackman out sharply.
Vardy... Jamie Vardy puts Leicester
City ahead against Sheffield United!
And in the end it is that old
combination, Riyad Mahrez onto the
head of Jamie Vardy, and that is an
excellent header back across goal
and over Blackman. They have shown
flashes of what they can do when
they attack, Sheffield United. It is
in and... What a save from
Schmeichel! Sheffield United carving
Leicester open at the back. Cash per
Schmeichel making his first FA Cup
appearance of the season and proving
his worth to Leicester City.
appearance of the season and proving
his worth to Leicester City.
lot of things had to go well for us.
We had to defend and be organised
and we did that. Respect that the
team that they picked as well was
quite a powerful one. We gave a good
account of ourselves, but ultimately
we are out of the competition, we
A quality goal won
it for you, the old combination of
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
course, it is good to see this move
again, of course. Of course he
wanted to score today, but it was
not possible for him but he gave a
COMMENTATOR: Olivier Giroud won the
FA Cup three times during his time
at Arsenal. Back in May he came off
the bench at Wembley to help them
get the better of Chelsea. He keeps
his chase in the blues' starting
line-up this evening but Antonio
Conte has made six changes,
including another start the
17-year-old Ampadu and
17-year-old Ampadu and start for
Ederson. Dawson returns despite
completing only one training
session. Hull have never won here at
Their first victory on Saturday
against virus... Willian gets an
shot way, what a start to the
Chelsea. Under two minutes on the
clock and the returning Brazilian
Willian settles Antonio Conte's
nerves. Away from Diomande and
finding Pedro. Over the top for
Djourou. The flag stays down but the
ball is over the bar. I think
perhaps Giroud thought he was
offside but a glorious opportunity
for him to register his first goal
for Chelsea. Giroud's lay-off.
Pedro, what a ball, Pedro what a
take, into number two this time, and
this time the Spaniard puts it away.
As soon as Giroud lay it off,
Fabregas knew what was on, the early
ball. Marshall cannot keep him out.
Giroud is too strong for Stewart.
Collected by Willian, takes it on
early and why not when you can
finish like that? Quite, quite
brilliant from Willian.
It will run for Emerson. He has got
away from Giroud and it is in.
Olivier Giroud has his first Chelsea
goal. You sense there will be plenty
more in Chelsea blue where that came
Picked out Wilson. Wilson brought
down by Fabregas. Penalty. Silly
challenge by Fabregas, really, just
left out a leg. It will be David
Meyler, the only survivor from Hull
City's performance in the final of
four years ago to step up with this
penalty. But he is denied by
Caballero. The penalty saver
extraordinaire keeps out the shoot
out kick, as he did against Norwich
on the third round replay here. He
guessed correctly and a good strong
parry away and still nothing for
Hull City to celebrate.
Dawson tries to get the near post
touch, Drinkwater brings it away and
the early ball will release Chelsea,
it's three against one, Willian
waiting in the Centre for the
hat-trick. Willian for the
hat-trick, took too long, still a
chance for Chelsea, Zappacosta...
Good save by Marshall. Well,
Zappacosta was so unselfish there.
He could have taken on the initial
shot but he knew that Willian was in
for his hat-trick. It will come out
as far as Drinkwater. He got over
that well and it's a good save from
Marshall. It's an awkward bounce
from Drinkwater but he kept it down.
Hudson-Odoi. Willian. He hit it
against the post. Well, he was
inches away there from registering
his first-ever hat-trick for
Chelsea. The tie long since decided.
Not quite the gloss Willian was
We knew it would be a
tough ask but when you see the flair
players they have, to see them live
today, we came close in the middle
of the pitch in the first half,
second half was a totally different
story. Disappointing that we didn't
score some goals but good character
shown from the players.
On Monday an
important game in the league after a
defeat and today we won an important
game in the FA Cup and now we have
another important game in the
Champions League. We will try to do
our best and then at the end of the
game we will see what happens.
David Meyler prepared to take the
penalty you had a quick word with
him. Can you tell us what you said
because it was effective?
I said to
him you are going to miss and he
said, no, you're crazy, and I said
yeah, don't kick in the middle
because Willie doesn't move, he
stays, and he says yeah? And he
missed and he came to me and I said,
I told you.
Great performance by
Chelsea and that man in particular,
Willian, you want to focus on him.
He doesn't always get the credit he
deserves playing alongside Eden
Hazard but he had a real Chance to
Shine and he took it only a few
minutes into the game, he picks the
ball up in a dangerous position,
shows a good bit of skill and what a
fantastic finish with his left foot.
Here he is again finishing with his
right foot. He picks the ball up and
finds himself in a bit of space.
What's fantastic is he doesn't seem
to shoot, he passes the ball into
the corner at pace.
His pace is the
key, almost like he has a little
afterburner on, he just hits it and
the speed he has, like Liam said,
for a defender it is a nightmare, he
faces you up and he can go left
foot, right foot -- Leon Osman.
faces you up and he can go left
foot, right foot -- Leon
have to be on form against
He won't be the only one,
a number of players need to be on
form for Chelsea in that game but
it's a fantastic game for them
And in random news, the FA Cup
quarter-final draw has been made
before two ties have
been played, and this
is how it looks.
The winners of the replay
between Sheffield Wednesday
and Swansea will host either
Rochdale or Tottenham.
Manchester United will entertain
Brighton in a repeat
of the 1983 final.
Leicester play last year's
beaten finalists Chelsea,
whilst Wigan or Manchester City
will take on Southampton.
Well, not everyone's Irfan but it's
VAR from over yet, it is from us,
though, good night from me and these
two. Getting taxes together? I think
that's a no. Good night.
-- not everyone's a fan.
Tadic to wrap it up.
Brilliant from Lukaku.