FA Cup Round Up, While Leeds Welcome Arsenal To Elland Road



FA Cup Round 3rd Round

FA Cup Round 3rd Round

There were no cup upsets last night in the FA Cup 3rd round replays, as Manchester City, Wolves, and Stoke defeated their Championship opponents.

Leicester City made life difficult for Mancini’s high flying Manchester City last night, before it took a late goal from Aleksandar Kolorov to end a resilient fight back from Eriksson’s men.

Carlos Tevez opened the scoring after 15 minutes for the Premiership hopefuls, before Paul Gallagher pulled one back from the penalty spot four minutes later.
Mancini’s men then came storming back with two goals in the space of a minute from Patrick Vieira, and Adam Johnson, to put them in a comfortable position.

Carlos Tevez then missed a penalty for the home side, before Llyod Dyer made it 3-2 and put the tie back on.
Leicester battle hard, but a last minute strike from Kolorov ended any chance for the Championship side, putting City through to the next round.

The game between Cardiff City and Stoke was forced into extra time after neither side could Break the deadlock.

It was an even contest with both sides battling hard, before Irish man Jonathan Walters struck twice in extra time to send Cardiff crashing out, and Pulis’s men marching into the next round.

Cardiff manager Dave Jones opted to leave Craig Bellamy and Jay Bothroyd on the bench, and could have done with the pair as the game entered extra time.

In the other Premiership and Championship encounter, Mick McCarthy’s Wolves put five past Doncaster Rovers at Molineaux.

Steve Fletcher put the home side in front after five minutes, before Mujanji Bia, Doyle, Jarvis, and David Jones rounded off the tie in the second half.

Tonight’s game comes from Elland Road where Leeds take on Arsenal following their 1-1 draw at the Emirates last week.

The whites had victory in their sights last week until a late Fabregas penalty earned a replay for the Gunners.

Wenger has a fully fit squad to choose from, but Leeds can take hope from Ipswich Town’s fine display, in their Carling Cup victory at home to Arsenal last week.

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