FA Cup Review: United, Chelsea advance as Cardiff, Huddersfield crash out

FA Cup Review: United, Chelsea advance as Cardiff, Huddersfield crash out

Premier League clubs have made an average of nearly eight changes for this weekend's FA Cup ties so far.

This was hardly a convincing win by United - Reading wasted a slew of chances at Old Trafford - and Solskjaer put the underwhelming performance down to selecting a makeshift lineup, albeit one filled with worldwide players.

Everton won at home to fourth-tier Lincoln 2-1, West Ham beat second-tier Birmingham 2-0, Burnley needed a stoppage-time penalty to beat third-tier Barnsley 1-0, while Brighton won at Bournemouth 3-1 in an all-Premier League matchup. They had less possession and one can argue that they were luckier than Liverpool in their 2-1 victory.

"If you can outplay their counter-press then each team in the world struggles, even Man City, and we had these moments".

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Rotherham sit just three points clear of the relegation zone in the English League Championship, with 25 points through 26 matches.

The broadcast rights to the FA Cup are shared between BT Sport and the BBC in the UK. "We came through the intense period somehow okay, but we have to make changes".

The Reds have won the competition a massive seven times throughout their history - most recently in the 2005/06 season - and will use this fixture as a chance to offer some squad players minutes, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane likely to be rested for future matches.

"It's typical of the cup and we need to be ready about this spirit, this fighting spirit, and [we need to] be ready, strong in our head, and ready to play a strong game against this team".

There was no such drama for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest, despite Cesc Fabregas missing a penalty on potentially his farewell appearance at Stamford Bridge.




Elsewhere, expect to see the likes of Fabinho and Adam Lallana to appear in the Reds midfield, with the former establishing himself in the starting eleven more of late.

However, Klopp confirmed he will be making changes for Monday's trip to Molineux, with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet set to start.

Could Wolves cause a shock against the league leaders?

The Midlands club have the sixth best defensive record in the Premier League so far this season and will look to ensure they are organised at the back before concentrating on their attacking intent.

Titleholder Chelsea and record 13-time victor Arsenal were among the other Premier League teams to progress to the last 32.

What with Wolves doing so well in the Premier League, it wouldn't be that hard to believe that the newly promoted side could go on and do well in this year's FA Cup.

That isn't to say that they will offer little up the other end of the pitch. Alvaro Morata scored both goals for Chelsea, which beat United in last season's final at Wembley Stadium.

With only eight places between them, a Derby win against Southampton may be the most likely (and smallest) upset of the weekend.

If you can't watch live, all games that are streamed on ESPN+ are also available to be watched afterwards on-demand via ESPN.com or the ESPN app.

'But it is just a game.

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