The star match of the quarterfinal series of the oldest football competition ever in the world, the English F. A. Cup will be between top English teams, Leicester and Chelsea football clubs.
The draws done late Wednesday night has two further expectedly tough encounters in Manchester City taking on the Ancelotti boys of New Castle while Norwich versus winner of Derby County/Manchester United is on reckoning too unlike the lucky match between Sheffield United and Arsenal.
All the quarterfinal matches are expected to be decided 20th – 22nd March.
Both Manchester City and Leicester Clubs had scrappy wins Wednesday night to get to the quarters. Sergie Aguero dismissed surprise team, Sheffield Wednesday by a lone goal scored 53 minutes of the second half at Hillsborough Stadium.
ManCity did all the playing stringing 804 to 201 passes of Sheffield Wednesday while ball possession was 80% to 20% but the Sheffield guys had no shot on target in 90 minutes of play while ManCity had 9 shots on target.
At the King Power Stadium, Pereira scored 82 minute for Leicester to dismiss Birmingham City Club. It was a hopeless match for Birmingham that could not match experience with their 23% to 77% ball possession and 231 to 746 passes.
The match between Tottenham Spur and Norwich went to the wires with Jose Maurinho boys boying at penalty kick stage 2-3 after 1-1 at regular time. Goals from Vertonghen for Tot in 13th minute and Drmic for Norwich in 78th minute was all the fans saw before the shootouts came.
Manchester United will have to upgrade to dismiss Derby County on Thursday night in the outstanding round of 5 games.
- Eniola Olatunji.