Man City score 2 goals in 180 seconds to beat stubborn English club in FA Cup clash

Man City score 2 goals in 180 seconds to beat stubborn English club in FA Cup clash

- Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City's FA Cup clash ended in favour of the Premier League side

- The hosts took the lead in the 59th minute but Guardiola's men replied with three goals before the game ended

- City are now through to the fifth round of the competition awaiting their next opponent

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Three late goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, and Ferran Torres were all Manchester City needed to come from a goal down and beat Cheltenham Town in their FA Cup fourth-round game.

Alfie May broke the deadlock a minute before the hour mark after both sides failed to find the back of the net in the opening half.

The 27-year-old Englishman fired home from close-range after benefiting from a ball that came off the back of so many players inside City's 18-yeard box.

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However, they could not hold on to the lead beyond the 81st minute after Joao Cancelo set up the midfielder for an equaliser.

Man City score 2 goals in 180 seconds to beat stubborn English club in FA Cup clash
Phil Foden equalising for Manchester City in their FA Cup triumph over Cheltenham Town. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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FA CUP Results

FT: Southampton 1 - 0 Arsenal

FT: Barnsley 1 - 0 Norwich City

FT: Brighton & Hove Albion 2 - 1 Blackpool

FT: Millwall 0 - 3 Bristol City

FT: Sheffield United 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

FT: Swansea City 5 - 1 Nottingham Forest

FT: West Ham United 4 - 0 Doncaster Rovers

FT: Cheltenham Town 1 - 3 Manchester City

Foden made a run into the home team's danger zone and then tap the ball into the back of the net - a goal that opened the door for some more in the latter part of the game.

Jesus gave Pep Guardiola's side the lead for the first time in the game three minutes later after combining well with experienced defender Fernandinho.

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Torres sealed the victory for the visitors in the 94th minute with a simple tap-in from Ilkay Gundogan's low cross from the right side of the 18-yard box.

The victory means Guardiola's men are through to the fifth round of the oldest cup competition in England.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal are out of this season's FA Cup having lost to hard-fighting Southampton in the fourth round of the competition on Saturday afternoon, January 23.

An own goal in the 24th minute by Gabriel was enough to hand the Saints victory, in a tie many have tipped the Gunners to win.

The Saints' press discombobulates the Arsenal defence as the ball’s shuttled out to the right, with Walker-Peters entering the box and firing a shot through Cedric’s legs.

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