Manchester Metropolis acquired an enormous FA Cup draw from Cheltenham within the fourth leg earlier than a high purpose gave them a 3-1 victory on Saturday.
Metropolis’s six-game successful streak was lower than 10 minutes away from exiting the fourth-round stage earlier than objectives from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres modified the tide in favor of Etihad.
Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola made 10 modifications for the journey to the League Two workforce, however his workforce was nonetheless wealthy in internationals.
The house workforce – 72 locations under Metropolis within the English soccer pyramid – has produced a formidable defensive show to maintain their much-vaunted opponents at bay.
Then, a couple of minutes after Jesus hit the submit within the second half, they took the lead.
Metropolis did not cope with Ben Tozer’s long-range transfer and Alfie Might fired from shut vary to spark celebrations among the many gamers.
Riyad Mahrez ought to have been the identical when he was sacked by Foden however Josh Griffiths produced a pleasant save to maintain his workforce’s captain intact.
Metropolis have been lastly at degree when Foden made the extent with 9 minutes left, flying into Joao Cancelo’s cross.
Three minutes later, Jesus elevated Metropolis’s lead, beating the escape entice to tug Fernandinho’s dinked ball over the central defenders.
Torres made it 3-1 with the ultimate shot of the sport, turning into Ilkay Gundogan’s low cross.