In an action-packed night of FA Cup fourth-round clashes, Manchester City emerged victorious with a dramatic 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur. Nathan Ake’s controversial late goal, scored in the 88th minute, secured City’s place in the fifth round. Ake capitalized on a loose ball from a Kevin De Bruyne corner, prompting a VAR check that confirmed the goal.
The win marked City’s first-ever victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, breaking a streak of five previous losses without scoring since the stadium’s opening in April 2019. Pep Guardiola’s team, currently on a seven-game winning streak, is positioned five points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool but holds a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Chelsea faced tough opposition at Stamford Bridge, settling for a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa. Despite creating numerous chances, Chelsea couldn’t find a breakthrough against Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez. The match sets up a replay at Villa Park to determine the team advancing to the next round.
In other fourth-round action, Bristol City held Nottingham Forest to a goalless draw at Ashton Gate, showcasing their ability to trouble Premier League opponents. Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City played to a 1-1 draw, with Djeidi Gassama’s late equalizer earning Sheffield Wednesday another chance against Coventry in a replay.
The news comes amid the stunning announcement of Jurgen Klopp’s decision to step down as Liverpool boss at the end of the season, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the ongoing football season.