FA Cup highlights: Liverpool, Chelsea, United, Wolves advance to quarterfinals

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There were some thrilling matches in the FA Cup fifth-round action that truly lived up to the hype.

Liverpool faced a challenging situation due to injuries during their FA Cup fifth-round match against Southampton. Some of their key players, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah, and Darwin Nunes, were unavailable.

However, Liverpool's youngsters Jayden Dann and Lewis Koumas played exceptionally well and secured a 3-0 win, which advanced the Reds to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

Manchester United faced an unexpected loss against Fulham at Old Trafford in the Premier League but bounced back. The Red Devils struggled against Nottingham Forest, and the match remained goalless at The City Ground for most of the regular time. However, Casemiro scored a late goal in the 89th minute, ending the scoreless draw and getting the victory for United.

Chelsea secured their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a late goal from Conor Gallagher, extending Chelsea to a 3-2 win and avoiding extra time against Leeds United.

Her is how all the FA Cup action played out.

FA Cup quarter-final matches

The FA Cup quarter-final matches are confirmed and set for Saturday, March 16th, and will be available for streaming on ESPN+.

  • Chelsea vs. Leicester City at Stamford Bridge at 11:00 a.m., ET

  • Manchester City vs. Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium at 11:00 a.m., ET

  • Manchester United vs. Liverpool at York Road at 11:00 a.m., ET

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Coventry City at Molineux Stadium at 11:00 a.m., ET

FA Cup fifth-round results

  • Coventry City 5-0 Maidstone United

  • AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester City

  • Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Newcastle United

  • Luton Town 2-6 Manchester City

  • Chelsea 3-2 Leeds United

  • Nottingham Forest 0-1 Manchester United

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

  • Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

FA Cup Highlights

Here are some of the notable goals during the Wednesday's fifth-round matches of the FA Cup.

Final: Liverpool 3-0 Southampton

It wasn't much of a question as Liverpool, despite injury woes, take their match against Southampton and get Manchester United in the quarterfinals.

Liverpool Goal: Jayden Danns (88')

Youngster Jayden Danns scores his second goal of the game with a powerful right-footed shot from the center of the box, sending the ball high into the net and extending Liverpool's lead 3-0.

Final: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

It wasn't the offensive slugfest it seemed like it would be. After Mario Lemina scored in the second minute, Wolverhampton battled it out with Brighton all over the pitch. A near goal late was not to be and Wolves head to the quarters to face Coventry City.

Final: Manchester United 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Manchester United ran into a stingy Nottingham side but came away with the result. After a late goal from Casemiro, United will get the winner of Liverpool vs. Southampton

Manchester United Goal: Casemiro (89')

Better late than never. After VAR takes a second look, it's official. Manchester United finally find the back of the net. A free kick finds the top of Casemiro’s head for a magical goal (89’) late.

Liverpool Goal: Jayden Danns (73')

Harvey Elliott assists Jayden Danns, who scores from the right side of the box, extending the Reds' lead by 2-0 against Southampton.

Final: Chelsea beat Leeds 3-2

Not their best selves through 90, Chelsea escape a spirited attack by Leeds and head onto the quarterfinals. Thanks to Jospeh and a late goal by Gallagher, Chelsea will get Leicseter City in the next round.

Chelsea Goal: Conor Gallagher (90')

Chelsea continue to show flashes of form and now go up 3-2 against Leeds. Conor Gallagher whips a right-foot strike into goal and Chelsea are now up with minutes to go in regular time. (90')

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Liverpool injury list

Ryan Gravenberch was added to unavailable players as Liverpool injury woes continued Wednesday. Darwin (Nunez), Mo (Salah), Dom (Szoboszlai) are also out.

Leeds United Goal: Mateo Joseph (59')

A sleepy Chelsea gets caught snoozing. Mateo Joseph gets his second goal of the game (59'). A beautiful gather by Jaidon Anthony leads to a cross in the box to Joseph who heads it homme. The game is tied at two.

Liverpool 1-0 Southampton

Liverpool is leading 1-0 against Southampton at halftime despite missing several chances.

Live betting odds at the half

Wolverhampton is -190 odds to win, +250 to tie and +600 according to BetMGM.

Liverpool Goal: Lewis Koumas (44')

Bobby Clark assists Lewis Koumas who scores a right-footed goal from outside the box to open the scoring for Liverpool.

Wolves up 1-0 at half against Brighton

After drawing first blood with an early goal ('2) from Mario Lemina, things have been fairly copasetic save a 17th minute yellow card from Ansu Fati. Wolves lead at the half by a goal.

Liverpool 0-0 Southampton

Liverpool and Southampton are currently scoreless in the first half.

Chelsea 2-1 Leeds United

After an early gaffe on defense, Chelsea have shown their mettle and take a 2-1 lead into the half behind goals from Jackson and Mudryk.

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United and Nottingham are still tied 0-0 at The City Ground after Nottingham missed two close chances in the 29th and 33rd minutes.

Chelsea Goal: Mykhailo Mudryk (37')

Raheem Sterling sets up Mykhailo Mudryk and Chelsea is cooking (’39) as the Blues find the back of the net, putting them up 2-1 against Leeds United.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

The Wolves started strong and quickly took control of the pitch against Brighton, setting the tone for the quest to a FA Cup quarter-final match.

Wolverhampton Goal: Mario Lemina (2')

Mario Lemina scored the opening goal for Wolves against Brighton with a right-footed shot from the six-yard box.

Chelsea vs. Leeds: 1-1

A chaptic match is now tied at one as Manchester United kicks off against Nottingham Forest

Chelsea Goal: Nicolas Jackson (15')

Moisés Caicedo passes perfectly into the box as Nicolas Jackson scores a nutmeg equalizer against the goalie.

Leeds United Goal: Mateo Joseph (8')

Mateo Joseph scored with a right-footed shot from the center of the box, putting Leeds United ahead of Chelsea with the opening goal.

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FA Cup schedule today

The four Wednesday matches all kick off within 30 minutes of each other, beginning with Chelsea vs. Leeds United at 2:30 p.m. ET. Here are the other matches:

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 2:45 p.m., ET.

  • Nottingham Forest vs. Manchester United, 2:45 p.m., ET.

  • Liverpool vs. Southampton, 3:00 p.m., ET.

FA Cup highlights

Manchester City thrashed Luton 6-2 to advance

Erling Haaland scored five goals during the game, while Mateo Kovacic scored the sixth goal, leading Manchester City to victory and securing their spot in the quarter-finals. Although Luton attempted a comeback with Jordan Clark scoring twice, it was not enough to overpower the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Haaland.

Leicester City comes out on top in extra time

AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City played a goalless draw in regular time, but Fatawu Issahaku scored a stunning goal in the 105th minute of extra time to secure a win for Leicester City.

Newcastle United FA Cup quarter-final bound

In the 71st minute, Anthony Gordon scored for Newcastle United against Blackburn, putting The Magpies on the board. However, Sammie Szmodics quickly responded for the Rovers with a goal in the 79th minute, leveling the score to 1-1. Despite Blackburn's efforts to fight back and force extra time, they fell short during the penalty kicks, with Newcastle securing the win 4-3.

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FA Cup fixtures and results

Monday, Feb. 26:

Coventry City 5-0 Maidstone United

Tuesday, Feb. 27:

AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester CityBlackburn Rovers 1-2 Newcastle UnitedLuton Town 2-6 Manchester City

Liverpool vs. Southampton: Odds and lines for FA Cup match

Liverpool are heavy favorites to defeat Southampton in Wednesday's FA Cup match according to the BetMGM soccer odds.

Odds listed are as of Wednesday.

  • Odds: Liverpool (-154); Southampton (+375)

  • Over/Under: O 3.5 goals (+115); U 3.5 goals (-160)

  • Draw: Draw (+333)

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Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forest: Odds and lines for FA Cup match

Manchester United are favorites to defeat Nottingham Forest in Wednesday's FA Cup match according to the BetMGM soccer odds.

Odds listed are as of Wednesday.

  • Odds: Manchester United (+129); Nottingham Forest (+195)

  • Over/Under: O 2.5 goals (+131); U 2.5 goals (-154)

  • Draw: Draw (+275)

Chelsea vs. Leeds United: Odds and lines for FA Cup match

Chelsea are favorites to defeat Leeds United in Wednesday's FA Cup match according to the BetMGM soccer odds.

Odds listed are as of Wednesday.

  • Odds: Chelsea (-225); Leeds (+650)

  • Over/Under: O 2.5 goals (-190); U 2.5 goals (+155)

  • Draw: Draw (+370)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Brighton & Hove Albion: Odds and lines for FA Cup match

Wolverhampton Wanderers are favorites to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion in Wednesday's FA Cup match according to the BetMGM soccer odds.

Odds listed are as of Wednesday.

  • Odds: Wolverhampton (-190); Brighton & Hove (+185)

  • Over/Under: O 2.5 goals (-175); U 2.5 goals (+130)

  • Draw: Draw (+250)

FA Cup remaining schedule

Quarter-final: Saturday, March 16, 2024


Semi-final - Saturday, April 20, 2024


FA Cup Final - Saturday, May 25, 2024


FA Cup picks and predictions

Gabriel Zaldivar, USA Today Editor: Blues, Liverpool, and United to advance

Zaldivar writes: "Chelsea hasn't been given much of a chance as of late, but Wednesday is going to be one of those feel-good days for the top-flight teams. It's a walk for the Blues, Liverpool and United. Although Manchester will struggle to crack Nottingham, they should reach the quarters in the end."

Elizabeth Flores, USA Today Sports Reporter: Wolves to put on a show

Flores writes: "I expect Wolverhampton Wanderers to maintain their Premier League momentum and put on a great performance against Brighton & Hove Albion to advance to the FA Cup quarter-finals. In the other matches of the day, I predict that Chelsea will easily beat Leeds United to secure a spot in the quarter-finals. Manchester United will be looking to redeem themselves after their loss to Fulham dropped them on the EPL table, but they will come into their match against Nottingham Forest with a strong determination to win. Despite Liverpool's injury issues and doubts surrounding their line-up, I believe they will still manage to beat Southampton and advance."

Jack McKessy, USA Today Sports Reporter: United will get revenge on Nottingham

McKessy writes: "Southampton and Leeds United may give the two EFL Cup finalists a run for their money on Wednesday, but expect the Premier League teams -- Chelsea and Liverpool -- to advance to the quarterfinals when all is said and done. Brighton can keep the good times rolling at Molineux, where they've only lost to Wolves once since 2006, including in EFL Championship competitions. United will get revenge on Nottingham Forest -- the team that handed them their last defeat, in December, prior to Saturday's last-minute loss to Fulham."


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