Chelsea and Manchester City have both booked a place in the next round of the FA Cup after comfortable wins in their third round ties respectively.
Michy Batshuayi scored two first half goals, including a penalty, as the Blues easily dispatched Newcastle United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) January 28, 2018
Marcos Alonso’s stunning effort in the second half sealed a convincing win for Antonio Conte’s side, as they advanced to the fifth round in style.
A perfect response to their loss in midweek against city rivals in the Carabao Cup semi final second leg.
For Magpies, they extend their 12-year wait for a place in the fifth round, but can now focus on maintaining their status as a premier league side.
At the Cardiff City stadium in Wales, PL leaders, City also booked a place in the fifth round after a 2-0 win against Cardiff City.
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 28, 2018
Kevin de Bryune put City ahead with a superb free kick in the eighth minute, with Raheem Sterling scoring the second just before the break.
A very controversial FA cup tie it was, as the visitors were left frustrated by a number of decisions from the referee, including a disallowed goal.
Cardiff hardly troubled the Cityzens, and had a man sent off late on. A fully deserved victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, who remain in the hunt for the quadruple.
Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle United
Cardiff 0-2 Man City