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Aguero lifts Man City in FA Cup
    2018-January-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SERGIO AGUERO fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

While City strolled into the fourth round, Chelsea faced an unwanted replay after being held to a 0-0 draw at Championship side Norwich.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Ashley Barnes blasted into the top corner after City defender John Stones sliced his attempted clearance.

However, Burnley hadn’t won at City since 1973 and Argentina striker Aguero ensured that run continued.

City players, who last tasted defeat in domestic competition in their FA Cup semifinal against Arsenal in April, were level in the 56th minute when Aguero fired home from Ilkay Gundogan’s pass.

Aguero then finished off a superb backheeled pass from Gundogan in the 58th minute.

Sane prodded home to put the result beyond doubt in the 71st minute and Bernardo Silva made it four in the 82nd minute.

Hughes could face the sack after fourth-tier Coventry rolled back the years with a memorable cup result at their Ricoh Arena.

With Stoke in the relegation zone, it was reported last week that the club’s hierarchy had considered dismissing Hughes and whether he can survive any longer must now be in doubt.

Coventry has fallen on hard times since winning the FA Cup in a classic 1987 final against Tottenham and now resides in League Two — its first time at that level since the 1950s — after a spell having to play its home matches in Northampton due to a stadium row.

Jordan Willis put the underdogs ahead in the 24th minute with his first goal in a year.

Willis conceded a 52nd minute penalty with a foul on Ramadan Sobhi and Charlie Adam stepped up to equalize. But Coventry right-back Jack Grimmer weaved his way through Stoke’s defense and side-footed past Jack Butland in the 67th minute.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made nine changes at Carrow Road, with Eden Hazard rested and Alvaro Morata only used as a substitute for last season’s FA Cup runners-up.

The result was a disjointed display from the Blues, who now face an extra match that will add to Conte’s frustration after his recent complaints about the draining effects of fixture congestion.

The only flash-point in a tame tie saw Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger square up to a fan after the supporter threw away the ball when the defender tried to retrieve it.

At the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe made eight changes as he prioritized Premier League survival, and it needed a second half revival from his understudies to rescue a 2-2 draw against Wigan.

Northern Ireland forward Will Grigg gave Wigan a fourth minute lead from close-range and there was worse to come for Howe in the 29th minute when Emerson Hyndman’s own goal doubled the visitors’ lead.

Yet Lys Mousset reduced the deficit for Bournemouth in the 55th minute and League One leader Wigan, which won the FA Cup in 2013, was denied a surprise win by Steve Cook’s goal two minutes into stoppage-time.

(SD-Agencies)

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