LONDON, ENGLAND.- In FA Cup there are always surprises and the one this Sunday is written in capital letters: history Nottingham Forest, currently in second, eliminated Armory on Sunday where Tottenham he was knocked out for a few minutes before a simple one Morecambe (D3), before beating him 3-1.
The only club with the most titles in european cup (1979 and 1980) of the national championships (1978), Forest have spent years wandering through the lower categories of English football, trying to regain lost glory, and this season they are back away from the struggle for promotion (to- 9 in the Championship).
But this Sunday, the players brought great joy to their long-suffering fans by eliminating Arsenal (4th) thanks to a goal from Lewis Grabban (83).
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It was the only big surprise of Sunday’s session, although other teams in the Premier League have not escaped suffering.
Saved by Kane and Lucas
Previously, the Spurs started the game without Harry Kane as well as Brazilians Lucas Moura, in which Antonio Conte tried to provide a break, and without South Korea’s Son Heung-min, was injured.
But it took two goals from the two named in the last five minutes for the London side from the Premiere to take the win.
The ‘Shrimp’ (Shrimps) regained the lead on the scoreboard after Anthony O’Connor capitalized on Tottenham’s defensive passivity to beat Pierluigi Gollini who replaced French world champion Hugo Lloris (33).
Very thick, Fame did not equalize until the 74th minute by means of Harry Winks direct free kick from one side of the area with a small angle.
After jumping onto the pitch minutes before the draw, Moura (85) and Kane (88) forced logic against 21st place in League One (D3).
“The aim was to qualify for the next round and we won the game,” said Conte, admitting that his team “had difficulties in the first half and we conceded one goal from set-pieces, even though we deserved to win.”
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That Liverpool, for its part, with a very young side, also trailed on the scoreboard against Shrewsbury, who are also two steps below, thanks to a Daniel Udoh goal (27).
Brazil goals Liverpool
But the Reds corrected before half-time with a goal 100% fruit from the hunt for the Anfield club, the work of Kaide Gordon (17 years) to pass the ball. Conor Bradley (18 years) and the prison changed by Fabinho (44).
In the second half, Brazilian team-mate Roberto Firmino, off the bench, added the difference (78) and Fabinho sealed his two goals (90+3) in an easy win for Liverpool.
“Kids fight a lot,” said Jürgen Klopp defending the presence of many young people. When you concede a lot of chances can happen, but I like the way we responded.”
One of the most exciting matches on paper is West Ham-Leeds, one of only three encounters between the elite teams in this round.
The ‘Hammers’, candidates to qualify for the Champions League, beat Marcelo Bielsa’s team (2-0) by one goal in each half.
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Argentinian Manuel Lanzini He put the London side ahead in the 34th minute, and Jarrod Bowen completed the counter-attack with Leeds turning on the attack at 90+3.
That Wolverhampton, who have just won at Old Trafford, are respected against Seffield United, who were relegated to the Championship (D2) last year (3-0), while Norwich, 20 in the Premier League, won at least 1-0 away to Charlton (D2).
This week Arsenal will visit Nottingham Forest (D2), while Manchester United-Aston Villa will end the English Cup 3rd round on Monday.
After the draw for the last 32 was held this Sunday, Tottenham are the least lucky side, as they have to face another Premier side, Brighton, while Liverpool will play Cardiff and City against Fulham.
That Leicester will be Notingham Forest’s next rival.
That West HamThey will collide with shock 6th division Kidderminster and the Manchester United-Aston Villa winners on Monday are Middlesbrough.
The next round will be played between February 4 and 7.
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