Red-Hot Foden Powers Man City to FA Cup Quarters, Leicester Shocked by Blackburn
Manchester City’s Phil Foden was on fire as the two-time defending FA Cup champions recorded an easy 3-0 victory against Bristol City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday.
Foden got Manchester City on the board early with his first goal and provided the team with an insurance goal in the 74th minute.
Kevin De Bruyne put the game away in the 81st minute to strengthen Manchester City’s grip on the game.
It was the result that manager Pep Guardiola wanted, claiming after the match that Foden’s career “was always up, up, up” and acknowledging the English forward’s recent impressive form.
In the other successive FA Cup match, Leicester City suffered a huge loss at the hands of Blackburn.
Following a 2-1 defeat against the second-tier side, Leicester’s dream to reach the final for their second time in three seasons has been shattered.
Brendan Rodgers, Leicester manager, believed he was to be blamed for the loss as he made several changes to the side beaten by Arsenal at the weekend.
Fulham also enjoyed success in their fifth-round match as they eased past Leeds United 2-0 with two spectacular strikes from Joao Palhinha and loanee Manor Solomon.
Brighton also booked their place in the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Stoke City courtesy of teenage forward Evan Ferguson.
Man United host West Ham and Tottenham travel to Sheffield United in Wednesday’s FA Cup matches, with the teams looking to join Manchester City, Blackburn, Fulham, and Brighton in the quarter-finals.