FA Cup results: Manchester United stay hot, Grimsby Town upset Premier League side and Tottenham are eliminated

As we reached the business end of the FA Cup, the back half of the fifth round became late show to decide the quarter-finals, led by League Two’s Grimsby Town southampton while Manchester United continued their unreal run with a comeback win West Ham United. Tottenham’s away woes continued Sheffield United marched on while it took Vincent Kompanys Burnley all the regulations for getting past a 10-man Fleetwood Town side.

Wednesday’s FA Cup results

Southampton 1, Town of Grimsby 2
Burnley 1, Fleetwood Town 0
Manchester United 3, West Ham United 1
Sheffield United 1, Tottenham 0

Can someone stop Manchester United?

Erik ten Hag tried to rest Marcus Rasford and the starters after enduring a tough but fruitful week Barcelona And Newcastle United, but after going down after half-time on a good finish from Said Benrahma, ten Hag had to adapt as he had done with success many times this season. But even he probably didn’t see it United scored three unanswered goals after Lisandro Marinez, Casemiro, Marcus Rashford and fred were all introduced.

Casemiro thought he equalized in the 73rd minute but his header would be ruled out for offside. It wouldn’t matter otherwise Bruno Fernandes delivery found Harry Maguire before you ping Nayef Aguerd to level the score. Alejandro Garnacho would continue his breakout season by driving around a eviction ben johnson and into the back of the net. Once Fred reached the insurance goal, it was all over.

This is a game that is usually summed up as West Ham’s meltdown and while that is partly true, United have consistently done this to teams. A few more wins and in their inaugural season United will win at least a double, although they want more.

Grimsby with the unlikely “cupset”

Already a shock team to have made it this far, Grimsby sit firmly in mid-table in League Two, League Four. While Southampton are bottom of the Premier League, the valuation gap between these teams couldn’t be more different as Grimbsby’s squad is worth €1.43m per transfer market compared to €387.5m for Southampton. But the penalty spot evens everyone and the Mariners ended their chances with a penalty to end the first half and another to start the second to secure an impressive surprise. They have now beaten a Premier League side, a Championship side (Luton Town) and a League One side (Burton Albion) in the last three rounds. While it doesn’t mean a promotion, players on this site will go down in Grimsby history for years to come. They are also the first club in FA Cup history to eliminate five teams from a higher division than them, redefining the meaning of giant killers.

Tottenham can’t win away

Another cup set also took place but this was to a much lesser extent as Sheffield United are on their way back to the Premier League while Tottenham are unable to win away. Tottenham showed where their priorities lie in the league Harry Kane The game started on the bench, and although the attack had made 17 shots, only four tested the Blades’ goal. Sheffield United didn’t fare much better as only one shot found the target but that’s all it takes sometimes Iliman NdiayeHis goal in the 79th minute made the difference.

Tottenham are likely to go another year without a trophy, but much like teams in the relegation race, they’re unlikely to be too concerned with falling out of the FA Cup at this point, with a top-four finish being the top prize they’ve won can realistically win this season. But the dream run continues for Sheffield United and with seven points clear of an automatic promotion spot the team can afford a rotation in the league.

Vincent Kompany has Burnley on the comeback trail

Another Championship team to leave things late were the Clarets. Burnley needed the full 90 minutes beforehand Connor Roberts grabbed the winner but it was a big one because Burnely will face him in the next round. Kompany will return for a date against homecoming Manchester City, his former club, and the Burnley side will be able to admire their boss’ statute outside the Etihad. It’s quite a moment for Kompany as Burnely already has a foothold in the Premier League barring quite a meltdown, but it hasn’t been an easy road to get there.

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