FA Cup: Man Utd drawn vs. Brighton in QF; Chelsea get Leicester
Three more Premier League sides joined Chelsea and Leicester City in the quarterfinals of the 2017-18 FA Cup on Saturday, followed by the draw for the final eight…
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Manchester United
Romelu Lukaku’s first season at Man United has been, on the whole, quietly fruitful (12 PL goals, plus another 8 in other competitions), though his $96-million price tag continues to loom large. On Saturday, the big Belgian fired the Red Devils into the final eight with a brace against fellow Premier Leaguers Huddersfield.
It was 1-0 after just three minutes, when Lukaku slotted home to finish a quick counter attack set forth by a brilliant through ball from Juan Mata.
Mata made it 2-0 just before halftime, but the goal was wiped away after utilizing the video-assistant refereeing system. They don’t get much closer than this one.
United’s second came 10 minutes into the second half, when Alexis Sanchez took his turn playing Lukaku into acres of wide open space.
When the draw was made following the conclusion of Saturday’s game, we learned that United will host another PL side, Brighton & Hove Albion, in the next round.
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Coventry City
That’s because Brighton brushed aside League 2 side Coventry City to reach their first quarterfinal since 1986.
Jurgen Locadia, Connor Goldson and Leonardo Ulloa bagged the goals for the ‘Gulls.
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Southampton
Southampton are also through to the quarterfinals, thanks to their 2-1 victory away to West Brom. Salomon Rondon’s stunning volley undoubtedly stole the headlines (WATCH HERE), but Saints are the ones to advance, thanks to goals scored by Wesley Hoedt (11th minute) and Dusan Tadic (56th).
In the next round, Southampton will be away to the winner of Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester City (Monday, 2:55 p.m. ET).
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City
The last thing relegation battlers Swansea City would have wanted is for a replay to be shoehorned into their remaining schedule, but Carlos Carvalhal’s side was unable to best Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, thus a replay at the Liberty Stadium on a yet-to-be-determined date over the next month.
Full quarterfinal draw
Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea City vs. Rochdale/Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City vs. Chelsea
Wigan Athletic/Manchester City vs. Southampton
Sunday’s FA Cup schedule
Rochdale vs. Tottenham Hotspur — 11 a.m. ET
Monday’s FA Cup schedule
Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester City — 2:55 p.m. ET