Ake maintains Man City’s triple cup security by defeating Tottenham in FA Cup

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Manchester City Scores Late Goal to Triumph Over Tottenham

In Reader Wall’s latest sports update, we recount how Manchester City ended their losing streak at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, acknowledging the vigorous defense of their treble.

Eleventh-Hour Rescue by Nathan Ake

Manchester City snatched a 1-0 victory from the jaws of defeat on Friday in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Nathan Ake seized the winning goal in the dying minutes of the match, precisely in the 88th minute.

The erstwhile defending champions had suffered consecutive defeats in their past five visits to Tottenham’s stadium, and had been notably goalless. The fans and the players were braced for another vexing encounter until Ake came through with his decisive touch.

The intense drama was capped off with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) having to validate the goal. Tottenham players had lodged a complaint that their goalkeeper, Guglielmo Vicario, had been fouled by Ruben Dias prior to Ake’s successful corner attack.

Reflecting on the match, Ake stated, “We trusted the way we played, we created multiple chances and had the belief to keep going even though we weren’t scoring. I thought it was never going to come.”

Treble Defense Bolstered

The victory left pundits believing that Manchester City’s defense of their treble is still on track. The team had previously reigned supreme in the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup last season. Guardiola, who had jested about his team’s inability to score at Tottenham’s new stadium, must have felt an immense sense of relief post-match.

Despite the win, Manchester City’s players were not without their hiccups. Substitute Kevin De Bruyne had a glaring miss, and several other scoring opportunities were left unexploited. Still, they had the last laugh at the end of the day.

This defeat, many believe, symbolizes the evaporation of Tottenham’s hopes for a trophy.

“We worked hard to stay in the game and conceded so late. But they were the better side,” conceded Spurs manager Ange Postecoglu.

FA Cup Progress

Other matches saw Chelsea securing their spot in the English League Cup final this week, but Mauricio Pochettino’s team still has miles to go in the FA Cup. They drew a blank against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, meaning the teams will replay at Villa Park.

In a separate encounter, Nottingham Forest from the Premier League was stuck in a standstill following a goalless draw at Bristol City, a second-division team.

In the last interesting duel recounted here, Djeidi Gassama produced a late equalizer for Sheffield Wednesday, hence earning them a replay after a 1-1 draw with Coventry.

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