FA Cup third round will conclude tonight when Premier League leaders Liverpool take on Wolves away from home. All other top six giants are through to the fourth round without conceding a single goal. Tottenham and Manchester City thrashed Tranmere and Rotherham 7-0, Arsenal defeated Blackpool 3-0, while Chelsea and Manchester United won 2-0 against Nottingham Forest and Reading. Today, we want to focus on five things you missed in FA Cup third round last weekend.
5. Callum Hudson-Odoi- Record
2 – Callum Hudson-Odoi is the first teenager to assist two goals in a single competitive fixture for Chelsea since Scott Sinclair versus Leicester in October 2007 (League Cup). Sparkling. pic.twitter.com/LBOVauSKwW
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 5, 2019
Chelsea managed to score 2 goals against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge to advance to the fourth round of FA Cup. Maurizio Sarri will now focus on the League Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday.
The fans were sad to see Cesc Fabregas leave but a new star has also been born. Callum Hudson-Odoi assisted both goals scored by Alvaro Morata to become the first teenager (18) to assist twice in a single match for the Blues since Scott Sinclair did so in 2007.
4. Ilkay Gundogan- 4 Assist against Rotherham
Ilkay Gundogan became the first Premier League player to assist four goals in a single game since Santi Cazorla for Arsenal against Wigan in 2013. 🇩🇪🌟
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— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) January 6, 2019
Ilkay Gundogan was the clear man of the match in a 7-0 Manchester City win against Rotherham at Etihad on Sunday. The German assisted 4 goals on the day. He created 9 goals scoring chances, 100% dribbles completed, 2 interceptions and 88% pass accuracy.
3. City & Spurs Win 7-0
FULL-TIME | Ruthless and clinical. The goals fizzed in as 7up City make the #facup Fourth Round.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 6, 2019
Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City won their FA Cup Third Round matches with a comfortable 7-0 margin. The North London side defeated Tranmere on Friday night away from home. Fernando Llorente netted a hat-trick in a rare start for Spaniard.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 4, 2019
Pep Guardiola side destroyed Rotherham with a similar scoreline at Etihad. The Spaniard started a strong line-up to finish the job as he prepares for a League Cup semi-final tie on Thursday night.