FA Cup Review: Rampant City Sweep Aside Burnley As Chelsea Struggle Against Norwich

Premier League leaders eventually made light work of their FA Cup 3rd round clash with fellow top flight side Burnley at the Eithad Stadium following the 4-1 defeat they handed out to Sean Dyche’s men.

Burnley took a first half lead through Ashley Barnes before goals from Sergio Aguero (2), Leroy Sane and substitute Bernardo Silva in the second half ensured that the hosts produced a stirring fightback to book a 4th round spot.

Last season’s finalists Chelsea have a lot of work to do to book a 4th round place after they struggled to break down English Championship side Norwich City at Carrow Road as both sides played out a boring goalless draw in their 3rd round clash.

Both sides will meet for an unwanted 3rd round replay at Stamford Bridge to determine who will be in the 4th round.

3rd Round Results

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Swansea City

Middlesbrough 2-0 Sunderland

Coventry City 2-1 Stoke City

Norwich City 0-0 Chelsea

Stevenage 0-0 Reading

Manchester City 4-1 Burnley

Millwall 4-1 Barnsley

Fulham 0-1 Southampton

Exeter City 0-2 West Brom

Queens Park Rangers 0-1 MK Dons

Bournemouth 2-2 Wigan

Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Huddersfield Town