The F.A. Cup is famous for it upsets as some of the smaller and lower league clubs get the chance to play against those from the upper tiers as the Premier league teams entered the competition.
This weekend didn’t fail to meet up to expectations with last years winners Arsenal crashing out 4-2 to a managerless Nottingham Forest, while League two side Coventry City’s 2-1 win over Premier league team Stoke City cost manager Mark Hughes is job.
Other Premier league teams were pushed all the way and will have the unwanted pressure of the replays to contend with as Chelsea were held to a goal less draw by Norwich City, bottom of the premier League Swansea City were lucky to come away from Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wolves with a goal less draw, the same with Leicester City who failed to find the net against League one side Fleetwood Town.
Bournemouth needed an injury time goal by Steve Cook to save their blushes as they came from 0-2 down at home to League one leaders Wigan Athletic to earn a replay with a 2-2 draw.
Elsewhere, the round went more or less to form as Liverpool’s new signing Virgil van Dijk made a dream debut, with the winner in a Merseyside derby as Liverpool beat Everton 2-1, Manchester United needed two late goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku to dispatch of Championship side Derby City 2-0 at Old Trafford, while Tottenham Hotspurs cruised past League one side and former F.A. Cup winners Wimbledon, thanks to 2 second half goals in the space of two minutes from Harry Kane, before Jan Vertonghen ensured they were in the hat for the next round.
Finally, Premier League leaders Manchester City kept their hopes of the quadruple up as they came from behind at half time, Ashley Barnes giving Burnley a surprise lead mid-way through the 1st half. But City upped their game in the second half, with Sergio Aguero with a brace, before Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva completed the second half route making it 4-1.