Three of the Four Great Premier League FA Cup Magic Exposed
London – Three teams from the Premier League top four occupants of the moment, Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton, feel the magic of the FA Cup. All three compact eliminated in the fourth round of the oldest in the UK.
Chelsea, the current championship leader, was removed by Bradford City who now inhabit alias League One League Third Division on Saturday (24/1). Meanwhile, the City made entry box by Middlesbrough who currently plays in Division League Championship –divisi two Inggris–, and Southampton sacked by fellow Premier League team, Crystal Palace.
Shown at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, put a number of players in the starting XI team coatings. Initially, Chelsea had no trouble. More than a half hour running game, the Blues 2-0.
However, Bradford rose. Phil Parkinson’s team made the score one goal in the first half and added three more goals in the second half. Bradford was successfully advanced to the knock-out phase after beating Chelsea 4-2.
In Opta note, Chelsea have conceded just two goals in their 11 home games before this. Tonight, they conceded four goals.
At the Etihad Stadium, City surrendered 0-2 at the hands of Middlesbrough. The Boro second goal in the game was created by Patrick Bamford and Kike in the second half. It makes the Citizens failed to carve a clean sheet in their last five home games.
Team occupant third Premier League today, Southampton, 2-3 defeat at the hands Palace. Soton had a 2-1 lead over the Palace before Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh to turn things around.
“We really want to win all the matches that we face, but we know our level. We have to play well in order to win matches like this,” said Soton manager, Ronald Koeman, as reported by the BBC.
Throughout its history, it is common to present the FA Cup shocks. The teams are smaller beating big teams is not a strange sight. This is then referred to as the magic of the FA Cup.
One occupant other four Premier League, Manchester United, drew 0-0 with Cambridge yesterday, Friday (23/1). This makes the United melakoni replay will be held at Old Trafford on 4 or 5 February….