Ake's late goal sends Man City into FA Cup fifth round, Chelsea held

January 27, 2024 7:48 am

[Source: Reuters]

FA Cup holders Manchester City left it late to book their place in the fifth round with Nathan Ake’s scrappy 88th-minute effort clinching a 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur.

City had never won at Tottenham’s new stadium, nor even scored a goal in their six previous visits, but Ake flicked in from close-range after a mistake by keeper Guglielmo Vicario.

Tottenham could have few real complaints as they were second-best for long periods against Pep Guardiola’s side and barely forced Stefan Ortega into a save.

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Three days after reaching the League Cup final, eight-time FA Cup winners Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Aston Villa while it also ended 0-0 at Ashton Gate between second-tier Bristol City and Premier League Nottingham Forest.

There were goals at Sheffield Wednesday although no winner as they drew 1-1 with Coventry City.