City see off Mourinho's Chelsea

  • Last Updated: February 15 2014, 19:26 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the FA Cup fifth round as Manchester City comfortably overcame Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Stevan Jovetic celebrates after opening the scoring at the Etihad
Stevan Jovetic celebrates after opening the scoring at the Etihad

Manchester City outplayed Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to advance to the sixth round of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.

Having lost to Jose Mourinho's Blues in a league encounter at the Etihad 12 days ago, City came out on top this time out as last year's beaten finalists thoroughly deserved their 2-0 victory.

Things started well for the hosts as Stevan Jovetic scored his fourth goal of the season after 16 minutes to put Manuel Pellegrini's side in charge of the tie.

Samir Nasri exchanged passes with David Silva to add the second just six minutes after coming on as a substitute, although Silva appeared to be just offside.

Joleon Lescott turned home a third but was correctly flagged offside as Chelsea failed to truly test Costel Pantilimon over the course of 90 minutes.

  • Cup dreams: A Sunderland fan gets in the mood ahead of the fifth round clash with Southampton at the Stadium of Light
  • Legend remembered: The Southampton team observe a minute's applause for England and Preston legend Sir Tom Finney ahead of the game
  • Early battle: Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton and Sunderland's Andrea Dossena vie for the ball
  • Close eye: Southampton's Victor Wanyama marshalls Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Touchline tactician: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet urges his side on
  • Fully focused: Southampton's Adam Lallana and Sunderland's Lee Cattermole battle for the ball
  • What a beauty! Craig Gardner notches the opener with a wonder-strike at the Stadium of Light...
  • ...and celebrates his goal
  • Tight game: Sunderland's Santiago Vergini in action with Rickie Lambert, who missed a sitter for Southampton later on as the Black Cats held on to win 1-0
  • Last year's FA Cup final hero Ben Watson challenges Wilfried Zaha
  • Wigan's Chris McCannn celebrates after the Championship side take the lead
  • The Wigan fans are smiling again after they take a 2-1 lead
  • Chris McCann celebrates his goal for the Cup holders
  • Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is overjoyed after his side's second goal
  • Cardiff's Jo Inge Berget and Wigan's Ivan Ramis battle for the ball
  • The stage is set for Man City v Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium
  • Stevan Jovetic opens the scoring for Manchester City
  • Jovetic is thrilled to have taken his chance on a rare start for City
  • Manchester City's goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon thwarts a Chelsea attack
  • Samir Nasri doubles the hosts' lead on his return from an injury layoff
  • City saw the game out comfortably after Nasri made it 2-0
All the action from Saturday's games in the FA Cup fifth round, including the lunchtime clash between Sunderland and Southampton.

Elsewhere, holders Wigan remained in the hunt for this year's competition after winning 2-1 away at Premier League strugglers Cardiff.

Having already seen off top-flight opposition in round four when Crystal Palace were beaten at the DW Stadium, Uwe Rosler's side will now be in the draw for the last eight following a deserved victory in south Wales.

Chris McCann put the Latics ahead in the first half with a cool finish from Jordi Gomez's cross, with Fraizer Campbell levelling before the half hour mark after good work from Magnus Wolff Eikrem.

But it was left to Ben Watson, the man who scored the only goal in last season's final victory over Manchester City, to settle the tie as he thrashed home a winner before the break.

Sunderland continued their transition into a fine cup team as Craig Gardner's stunning finish proved to be the difference as they saw off fellow Premier League side Southampton 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Both sides made several changes and the quality of the game suffered as a result but Gardner's strike four minutes into the second half was enough for Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland to advance.

England striker Rickie Lambert missed a fantastic opportunity to take the tie to a replay as Mauricio Pochettino's side bowed out of the competition.

Sheffield Wednesday's fifth-round tie with Charlton was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Hillsborough, with both Sky Bet Championship sides going into the draw for the quarter-finals.


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