City routs Chelsea in FA Cup, 4th-tier Stevenage ousts Villa

Manchester City has beaten Chelsea for the second time in less than three days. On this occasion it was in the FA Cup and this time it was a 4-0 thrashing without even needing Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne. City’s top two players were given a rest after the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday yet they weren’t especially missed. Riyad Mahrez, Julián Álvarez and Phil Foden scored first-half goals and Mahrez added another. Next up for City in world soccer’s oldest knockout competition is likely to be Arsenal. Aston Villa conceded two late goals and was beaten 2-1 at home by fourth-tier Stevenage in probably the biggest shock of the third round.

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