Manchester City Survive Cheltenham Scare

Manchester City came back strong in the dying minutes of the FA Cup match against fourth-tier Cheltenham on Saturday to win 3-1. Initially, the minnows took the unlikely lead in the 59th-minute of the match when Alfie May broke the deadlock.Also Read - Arsenal vs Liverpool Live Streaming EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg in India: When and Where to Watch ARS vs LIV Live Stream Football Match Online on Voot Select, Jio TV; TV Telecast on MTV

With the game seemingly slipping away from City, Phil Foden in the 81th-minute got the side back on level terms. Three minutes later, Gabriel Jesus got City in the lead before Ferran Torres sealed the deal with a goal. Also Read - Robert Lewandowski Beats Lionel Messi, Mohammed Salah to be Crowned FIFA The Best Men's Player 2021

“We learn to suffer, being there, being there and in the end, the quality makes the difference,” Guardiola told reporters after the match. Also Read - Liverpool Re-Open Training Ground After Shutdown Due to Covid-19

“We know exactly what happens in this type of competition all around the world. We knew how tough it would be. Every [Cheltenham] throw-in was more important than a corner or free-kick. They were completely alive. That is why the FA Cup is nice – everyone can be punished,” he added further.

Southampton Stun Arsenal

This was the match to watch out for as the Gunners were left red-faced by Southampton. The defending champions were shown the door after an own goal by Gabriel made all the difference. The loss also brings an end to the winning streak of Arsenal. They were on a six-game streak.

“We had in the first half more punch and more power,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl told BT Sport. “In the second half it’s normal they have a lift. We must make the second goal.

“We made one or two chances — Shane Long should have got a penalty. We had early ball wins, but our last decision-making was not always the best. In general our work without the ball was good. It was a good team performance today.”