Lotus 365 News | In a sensational turn of events, Manchester City secured their ticket to the FA Cup fifth round with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, courtesy of Nathan Ake’s late-game heroics. The match, filled with intensity and suspense, saw City break a longstanding goal drought at Tottenham’s stadium and advance in the prestigious tournament.
The decisive moment unfolded in the 88th minute when Ake capitalized on a moment of chaos in the box, converting a loose ball from a Kevin De Bruyne corner. The scrappy goal not only secured City’s passage to the next round but also served as a testament to their resilience and determination.
Pep Guardiola, the architect behind City’s success, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, saying, “Today we performed incredibly well. Everything pleased me, from minute one to 95 minutes. We are trying to defend the title, and coming here is difficult.”
The victory was particularly significant for Manchester City, given their historical struggles at Tottenham’s new stadium. Ake’s late goal showcased City’s ability to rise to the occasion and seize critical moments in high-stakes matches.
In a parallel fixture, Chelsea, the eight-time FA Cup winners, faced a resilient Aston Villa side and were held to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. Despite creating numerous scoring opportunities, Chelsea couldn’t find a breakthrough against Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez.
The stalemate at home means Chelsea will have to contend with a replay against Aston Villa, adding another layer of excitement to their FA Cup journey.
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