🏆 Man Utd & Liverpool win to set up QF clash; Chelsea & Wolves through 🎥 | OneFootball

🏆 Man Utd & Liverpool win to set up QF clash; Chelsea & Wolves through 🎥 | OneFootball

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Peter Fitzpatrick·28 February 2024

🏆 Man Utd & Liverpool win to set up QF clash; Chelsea & Wolves through 🎥

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There were four FA Cup fifth round ties taking place tonight with spots in the quarter-finals up for grabs. Here is what happened.

Klopp's kids see off Saints and set up United clash

Scorers: Koumas 44', Danns 73', 88'

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Liverpool had two of their youngsters to thank for helping see past Southampton at Anfield and book a quarter-final trip to Manchester United.

The Championship side started the better and had the ball in net after just two minutes. Sékou Mara got behind the Liverpool defence and finished confidently but was deemed offside in the process.

Liverpool then had the woodwork to thank, when Kamaldeen Sulemana's curled effort clipped the base of the post. Caoimhín Kelleher then made a great save as the EFL champions tried to just stay on level terms.

They slowly found their way back into the game, getting a hold of the ball but failing to create any real openings.

The Reds did find the opening goal just before half-time and it came from the debutant, Lewis Koumas.

Bobby Clark played a brilliant ball to him, and then the youngster saw his shot deflect off Jack Stephens and into the net.

Into the second half and it was much of the same, with Southampton surely wondering how they had not scored.

Liverpool got their second in the 73rd minute and it was another youngster. This time, Jayden Danns found himself in space after a great ball from Harvey Elliott, and he expertly dinked Joe Lumley.

Danns got his second and Liverpool's third in the 88th minute, being the first to respond to Lumley parrying Conor Bradley's strike.

Casemiro knicks it late for United at the City Ground

Scorers: Casemiro 89'

Manchester United kept their hopes of silverware alive this season with a late, late win against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

United started the stronger, almost opening the scoring through Antony, who hit the bar after a near corner routine.

Shortly after, Scott McTominay missed a gilt-edged change, heading straight at Matt Turner when he really should have given the Forest keeper no chance.

The Scottish international came close, again, after the half hour. Diogo Dalot did well to fashion some space around the box, but McTominay's header was well saved from a tight angle.

Neither side truly looked like breaking the deadlock for the remainder of the half, with the quality throughout been of a low standard.

The start of the second-half was not much of an improvement, although Forest did make André Onana make a couple of solid stops.

Casemiro fired just over as United looked to find a late winner, but the game looked certain to go to extra-time.

The Brazilian did get his goal in the 89th minute, flicking home Bruno Fernandes' low and dangerous in-swinging free-kick. After a lengthy VAR check, the goal was given.

United held out in added time to secure a crucial victory and a quarter-final home tie against Liverpool in just over a fortnight.

Chelsea win a five-goal thriller at the death

Scorers: Jackson 16', Mudryk 37', Gallagher 90+1; Joseph 8', 59'

A late Conor Gallagher goal helped Chelsea beat Leeds, sent them into the FA Cup quarter-finals and eased some of the pressure on everyone at the club following Sunday's EFL Cup final loss.

They got off to the worst possible start, however, gifting Leeds a goal inside 10 minutes. Axel Disasi tried to play out from the back but his pass was intercepted by Jaidon Anthony, who played in Mateo Joseph. The youngster finished expertly for his first-ever senior goal.

The Blues responded quickly, though, equalising through Nicolas Jackson, whose early shot went through the legs of Leeds' keeper Illan Meslier.

The goal re-energised the home side, who dominated much of the opening half hour.

They took a deserved lead in the 37th minute with a lovely team goal. Malo Gusto found Raheem Sterling, whose cross was swept home brilliantly by Mykhailo Mudryk.

Leeds equalised just before the hour and it was Anthony who was the provider, again, and Joseph the scorer, again. The former clipped a great ball to the back post for the latter to guide home a header.

The game appeared destined for extra-time as nothing could separate them inside 90 minutes. However, into injury-time, Chelsea grabbed the winner through Conor Gallagher.

The Blues will now face Leicester in the quarter-finals.

Early Lemina goal helps Wolves past Brighton

Scorers: Lemina 2'

A second-minute Mario Lemina goal was the difference between the sides at Molineux as Wolves saw off the challenge Brighton.

Lemina was the quickest to react after Jason Steele spilled Jean-Ricner Bellegarde's cross, giving the home side a dream start.

Brighton got into their rhythm shortly after, dominating the ball as they tend to do, but struggling to make any inroads on an equaliser.

Wolves might have doubled their lead shortly into the second half, but substitute Pedro Neto could not get his shot away inside the box.

Gary O'Neil's side saw out the remainder of the game with relative ease, booking themselves a quarter-final at home to Coventry City.