Manchester City easily defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup
Confident victory “Manchester City” ended the match of the third round of the FA Cup against the London “Chelsea”.
It is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the result of the match .
England FA Cup 3rd round
Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea
Goals: Mahrez 23, 85 (pen), Alvarez 30 (pen), Foden 38
The fate of the confrontation “townspeople” accomplished before the break. After an even starting period, the hosts took the lead in the 23rd minute thanks to a set piece. Mahrez put the ball into the nearest top corner of Kepa’s goal with a direct free-kick.
Subsequently, “Man City” secured their own advantage. Havertz did a disservice to the Blues. The attacking performer came to help during the corner and decided to take the ball off Laporte’s head with his fist – a penalty. Alvarez approached the mark and directed the sphere exactly to the bottom left corner.
Finished “Chelsea” Foden in an exemplary attack, “citizens”. Mahrez received a pass from deep at the touchline of the penalty area and threw Walker into the gap, and he laid the ball along the gate under the blow of the young midfielder – 3:0.
The second half was marked by fruitless attempts by the Londoners to at least soak the score. But one desire to change the numbers on the Chelsea scoreboard was not enough. And at the end of the match, Manchester City calmly organized another goal – Mahrez with a powerful blow under the crossbar converted a penalty for a foul against Foden.
The victory at the Etihad was the first step towards another top showdown in the 4th round of the tournament. There, the “citizens” will meet with the winner of the pair “Oxford” – “Arsenal”. The match will be played on Monday, January 9th.
By the way, in the middle of the week , Manchester City beat Chelsea away in the Premier League.
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