Saturday, January 30, 2016 7:07 pm
*Ighalo also shoots Watford through FA Cup Round of 16
Defending Champion Arsenal scraped through to the Round of 16 in the English FA Cup after beating Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
Calum Chambers opened scoring for Arsenal on 19th minute, but Burnley headed home the equaliser 11 minutes after, in a match that the Burnley attack constantly threatened Arsenal defence and in which striker Olivier Giroud was virtually tamed.
Arsenal netted the second goal on 8 minutes after the resumption of the second half, thanks to Alexis Sanchez, who constantly harassed the Burnley defence until he was substituted in the 78th minute for Theo Walcott. Alex Iwobi also played well in the Arsenal midfield today.
In the earlier match, Tottenham walloped Colchester United 4-1. Manchester City also beat Aston Villa at home 4-0 with a hat trick by Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho. He started off with a goal on the 4th minute. Twenty minutes after, he put in the second goal via a penalty. He scored the third goal of the day 50 minutes after, while Raheem Sterling netted City’s fourth goal.
Watford also won at Nottingham Forest by a lone goal by striker Odion Ighalo.
Premier League club, AFC Bournemouth came from behind to beat Portsmouth 2-1.
Crystal Palace 1 Stoke City 0
Bolton Wanderers 1 Leeds United 2
Bury 1 Hull City 3
Oxford United 0 Blackburn Rovers 3
Reading 4 Walsall 0
Shrewsbury Town 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2
West Brom Albion 2 Peterborough United 2
Liverpool 0 West Ham United 0
Match Played on Friday;
Derby County 1 Manchester United 3