Lowly Middlesbrough stun Spurs to land in FA Cup quarter-finals; Man City, Crystal Palace also through

Posted by News Express | 2 March 2022 | 510 times

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•Middlesbrough’s Josh Coburn celebrates the all-important goal against Tottenham


Substitute Josh Coburn scored a fine winner in extra time as Middlesbrough stunned Tottenham Hotspurs to reach the quarter-finals of the English FA Cup Tuesday night, March 1, 2022.

Buoyed by a sell-out crowd at the Riverside for the first time in five years, Chris Wilder’s side, who beat Manchester United in the last round, matched their Premier League opponents throughout and broke the deadlock in the 107th minute.

Coburn latched on to Matt Crooks’ pass before the 19-year-old thumped an effort beyond Hugo Lloris and into the far corner from a tight angle.

Tottenham hope Antonio Conte is the manager to end their 14-year wait for a trophy but the north London club will have to wait at least another season.

As for Championship outfit Middlesbrough, they have now won eight games in a row at the Riverside but it is this victory the jubilant home crowd will remember.

Also into the quarter-finals are Premier League defending champions Manchester City after a hard-earned win over Peterborough United.

Riyad Mahrez put the Premier League leaders ahead with their first attempt on target in 60 minutes before Jack Grealish – the most expensive British player of all time – sealed City’s place in the quarter-finals seven minutes later.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace defeated Stoke 2-1 to equally reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Jairo Riedewald scored a late winner as Palace struck with their only two shots on target to beat the Championship side.

Palace led when Jean-Philippe Mateta’s deflected shot landed to Cheikhou Kouyate, who hammered the ball into the top corner from six yards out in the 53rd minute.

Josh Tymon levelled for Stoke five minutes later after good play by Romaine Sawyers on his return from injury.

However, substitute Riedewald slotted in the winner in the 82nd minute after Jack Bonham punched away Conor Gallagher’s cross.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, at about 19:45 GMT. (Based on reports by BBC)


Source: News Express

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