A dramatic night at Ashton Gate saw defending champions, Manchester United, lose 2-1 to Championship side, Bristol City. Joe Bryan gave the home side a shock lead in the first half, following good work by Magnusson. But the lead lasted just eight minutes as Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised for United via a free kick.
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Korey Smith scored in stoppage time to send Ashton Gate into a frenzy, as Bristol sealed the win, after yet another brilliant build up but this time by substitute, Taylor.
The win sees Bristol, who are third in the championship, seal the third appearance in the semifinals of the English cup in their history.
The Red Devils, who had Paul Pogba back from suspension, created a number of chances, with Ibrahimovic, starting for the first time since his return from injury, and Marcus Rashford both hitting the woodwork.
However, Bristol were rewarded for their bravery throughout the game, as Smith’s late winner made it the four time they have knocked out Premier League oppositions this season.
“Unbelievable I don’t know what to say,” Smith told the BBC after to game. “We played brilliantly like we have all season. I wasn’t being tracked when I made the runs forward, I was gutted with the one in the first half but it was a great tackle to be fair.”
At Stamford Bridge, an Alvaro Morata late goal saved Chelsea few blushes as they beat Bournemouth 2-1.
Willian Borges gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at the break, before Dan Gosling equalised for Cherries at the stroke of 90minutes.
FT: Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth!
What a finish… ?
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Just when everyone thought the game would be heading for extra time, Morata sealed it for the Blues in stoppage time, after some excellent play by Eden Hazard, who set up the Spaniard.
Antonio Conte’s side now face Arsenal in the semifinals, while Bristol City take on Manchester City, their fifth PL opposition.