The FA Cup fourth round took centre stage during a dramatic weekend of sporting action both at home and abroad.
Manchester United substitute Bruno Fernandes settled a five-goal thriller as he came off the bench to beat Liverpool.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham claimed his share of the headlines with a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory over Luton, but he was almost outdone by Cheltenham’s Alfie May who fired the League Two side to within nine minutes of a famous giant-killing victory over Premier League aristocrats Manchester City before late goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres.
West Ham will look to kickstart their push for a Premier League top-four finish as Leeds head to London Stadium this evening. A hard-fought performance at the Etihad last Saturday was in vain as League leaders Manchester City beat the Hammers 2-1, and David Moyes will be keen to avoid any fallout as their unlikely bid for Champions League qualification continues.
Thomas Tuchel and Carlo Ancelotti face off at Stamford Bridge this evening as Chelsea and Everton battle to boost their Premier League top four hopes. With the race for Champions League qualification looking likely to go to the wire this season, every point will count with as many as seven teams still in the hunt for the three slots behind League leaders Man City. Tuchel has steadied the ship following an impressive start to life at Chelsea, masterminding away wins against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid and, most recently, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Andrea Agnelli says agreement on 'ideal' new-look Champions League is close‘Swiss system’ would see 36 teams each play 10 group matchesTransfer ban between Champions League clubs is discussed Thiago Alcântara, now of Liverpool, celebrates after winning last season’s Champions League final with Bayern Munich. Photograph: Michael Regan/Uefa/Getty Images
Emma Hayes warns Chelsea to be on their guard against Atlético Madrid Blues take 2-0 lead into Champions League last-16 second leg‘We’re only halfway there. Concentration must be high’ Emma Hayes (centre) congratulates her Chelsea players after their first-leg win over Atlético Madrid. Photograph: John Walton/PA
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