Register Login Scores


Negredo, Dzeko Brace Seals Win

A brace from both Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko helped Manchester City to a comfortable 5-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup third round replay at the Etihad on Wednesday night.

Negredo scored either side of half time while Edin Dzeko found the third goal just after the hour mark.

Sergio Aguero scored the fourth goal with his first touch as a second half substitute before Dzeko found his second to sure up the victory that sees City into the fourth round of the FA cup.

City were certainly the better team throughout the match and created their first chance on goal in the eighth minute as Dzeko blazed over from close range after being played through on goal by Negredo.

The home side’s next decent effort on goal only came in the 25th minute as Javi Garcia let fly from distance, but he saw his low grass-cutter well-saved by the Blackburn goalkeeper.

Ten minutes later Jesus Navas was at his menacing best down the flank, but his teasing cross was whispers away from being tucked home by Negredo at the near post.

Finally, seconds before the half time whistle City made their pressure tell as Negredo powerfully headed home a Fernandinho cross, 1-0.

City started the second half where they left off and doubled their lead three minutes after the restart as Negerdo coolly tucked home an inch perfect pass from Aleksandar Kolarov, 2-0.

Dzeko made certain of the win in the 67th minute after he produced a clinical finish at the front post to power home a low Navas cross from the right, 3-0.

The icing on the cake for City was Aguero’s goal, the Argentine scoring with his first touch as a second half substitute in the 73rd minute, controlling well in the box before turning his marker and firing home, 4-0.

Dzeko found his second goal of the night in the 80th minute, again meeting a low cross from the right with a perfect finish from six-yards out, 5-0.

Dzeko Strike Moves City Top

Dzeko Sinks Sunderland

Dortmund Have An Eye On Dzeko


Top 5

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

146 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Multimillion-Rand Claim Against Celtic?

5 Feb 26, 2021 01:42 PM in Siyagobhoza

20 Nominees For Stadium Of The Year Revealed

5 Feb 25, 2021 08:27 PM in World News

Can Sundowns Trio Emulate ‘CBD’?

25 Feb 26, 2021 03:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

146 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs In Talks To Sign Swallows Star

69 Feb 28, 2021 09:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

R3m For Benni’s Influential Duo?

2 Feb 26, 2021 03:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

Gallery: Shocking State Of Iconic International Stadiums

7 Feb 28, 2021 05:28 PM in World News

Chiefs Confirm Special Flight, Release Travelling Squad

172 Feb 25, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Ex-Bafana Star To Land PSL Coaching Job

Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Injury Update On Pirates’ Lorch

7 Feb 26, 2021 07:24 AM in Orlando Pirates