The scoreline might show another dominant performance from the Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. However, Cheltenham wasn’t that behind in the match as they almost pulled off a miracle in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Late goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres secured the Manchester City’s place in the fifth round of FA Cup.
The whole game looked like one famous night where the underdogs had the best chance to knock out a champion team. Cheltenham’s Alfie May delivered one such goal for his club in the 59th minute. As the match progressed, it looked like Michael Duff’s team has produced an extraordinary performance.
However, in the 81st minute of the match, Phil Foden made the scoreline square once again. The goal resulted in a huge confidence boost for Guardiola’s team. As a result, Gabriel Jesus in 84th and Ferran Torres in 90+3rd delivered quality finishes and broke Cheltenham’s hopes.
A classic FA Cup shock was on the cards for Cheltenham, but Manchester side looked brighter in the dying moments of the game. After this win, Phil Foden became their leading goal scorer in all competitions. Also, Manchester City has now won 10 consecutive games in all competitions.
Cheltenham and Man City’s manager thoughts
Pep Guardiola, the winning team’s manager, started the interview by showing his happiness of winning the game. He also added that Cheltenham had a fantastic team and they did their jobs exceptionally well. He ended the interview by adding that Premier League teams have suffered in the past and today it was their turn.
Cheltenham manager Michael Duff showed his immense satisfaction with his team’s performance. He added that he’s proud of his team and it was an incredible effort from his side. He also confirmed that he asked his players to come up with something positive in that match. Cheltenham’s manager ended the interview by mentioning that indeed the lads will have a bit of disappointment among them. But they should enjoy at the moment and focus on Monday’s game.