Sports

Manchester City edge out wasteful Chelsea in FA Cup

456

Manchester City’s FA Cup title defence has taken them to another final after they beat Chelsea 1-0.

The defending champions weren’t at their best, with Pep Guardoila needing Silva to score the only goal in an end-to-end encounter in the 84th minute after Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic parried a shot from former Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

The Wembley hullabaloo continues for Chelsea, with the Blues now losing 10 of their last 15 trips.

The right wing was the channel used by City to punish Chelsea. Malo Gusto had a game to forget as he was dribbled past five times, more times than any other player while he was on the pitch.

Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson was blunt on the final third; he missed a one-on-one in the first half, trying to go around Ortega but taking the ball too far.

A shot would have been better, and that drained all of his confidence. He missed two chances he should have scored in the opening stages of the second half, denied by Ortega each time.

Chelsea’s latest defeat means Mauricio Pochettino has lost every FA Cup semi-final that he has taken charge of during his managerial career.

On May 25, City will meet Manchester United or second-tier Coventry City, who play on Sunday, in the final.

Guardiola’s weary team found some solace in the result after Real Madrid eliminated them on penalties in the Champions League quarterfinals midweek.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Sen. Enoh lists string of achievements in sports sector

Sen. John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, has outlined a series...

2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: FIFA replaces officials of Benin Republic-Nigeria clash

FIFA has made changes to the officiating team for the 2026 World...

Atalanta 3-0 Leverkusen: Ademola Lookman stunning hat-trick in Europa League final sinks Leverkusen

Atalanta BC have won a European trophy for the first time in...

Breaking: Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea by’mutual consent’ after just one season at Stamford Bridge

Following an end-of-season internal review between Pochettino and sporting directors Laurence Stewart...

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos announces shock retirement in emotional statement

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos will retire from professional football...

Breaking: Manchester City crowned Premier League champions for 4th season in a row as Arsenal miss out

Winning is part of Pep Guardiola’s genetic code, as Manchester City became...

Dominican Republic 2024: Flamingos thrash Burkinabe girls 6-0 to cruise to final round

Nigeria reached the final round of the African qualification series for this...

Enoh sends message to Super Eagles winger Moses Simon, others facing injury layoffs

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, conveyed heartfelt wishes...

Brazil named 2027 Women’s World Cup hosts

After defeating a joint bid from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany (BNG),...

Tinubu seeks reps’ approval of N24bln as reimbursement for Kebbi, Nasarawa airports

President Bola Tinubu has urged the House of Representatives to grant concurrent...

Forbes lists Cristiano Ronaldo as world’s highest-paid athlete in 2024

Forbes on Thursday released its 2024 top 10 highest-paid athletes in the...

Haaland’s double deal bitter deal bitter title blow to Arsenal

Understanding the consequences of defeat, Manchester City got the job done at...

Team Nigeria set for glory at Paris 2024 Olympics – FG

The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, has assured Team Nigeria...

Emirates Stadium becomes main home of Arsenal women in groundbreaking move

Arsenal women will use Emirates Stadium as their main home ground from...

NFF to give Finidi house, chauffeur-driven car for ease of operation

For ease of performing his job, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has...

SWAN commiserates with Tijani Babangida over death of son, brother, Ibrahim Babangida

“It is our utmost prayer that you, your wife, and others affected...

Sen. Enoh gives Tobi Amusan her flowers for setting new world record in Jamaica

The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, gave Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan,...

Sports Minister commiserates with Tijjani Babangida, family, over Ibrahim Babangida’s death

The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Enoh, on Friday extended heartfelt...

Finidi’s work experience with Peseiro pivotal to his selection as Super Eagles Coach – NFF

Finidi George’s impressive record with Enyimba and his amazing run as assistant...

Erik Ten Hag’s United humiliated after 4-0 drubbing at Selhurst Park

On a cold night in South London, Oliver Glasner’s Crystal Palace defeated...