Mauricio Pochettino

Man United & Man City ‘anger’ over Tottenham’s FA Cup draw

Rochdale 2 – Tottenham 2

Spurs are still not through to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

On Sunday, Rochdale kept the magic of the cup alive with an amazing 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

Harry Kane’s late penalty seemed to have earned Tottenham the win at the bottom side in League One.

But, in the final seconds of stoppage time, sub Steven Davies scored a dramatic leveller to hold Spurs to a replay.

Man United & Man City ‘anger’

On Monday morning, the Times are reporting that likes of Manchester United and City seem to be upset with Tottenham.

Why? Because of their apparent advantage regarding their temporary stay at Wembley this season. The broadsheet reports:

The FA will resist pressure to switch an FA Cup semi-final involving Tottenham Hotspur away from Wembley despite growing opposition from some clubs left in the competition to Spurs effectively being granted a home fixture.

It is the prospect of them playing a semi-final at their home for the season that is understood to be causing angst among their possible opponents, who include the Manchester clubs and London rivals Chelsea.

Of course, many will wonder why this is even an issue.

While the Times note that there’s yet to be an official complaint posted to the FA, it seems unlikely such a request will be made.

FA Cup draw

The FA Cup quarter-final draw looked like this:

Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea vs Rochdale or Tottenham
Man Utd vs Brighton
Leicester vs Chelsea
Wigan or Man City vs Southampton

Provided Man City and Tottenham progress, the four biggest teams left in the competition have all be kept apart for the next round.

Also see: Juan Mata’s classy response to VAR disallowed Man United goal at Huddersfield.

Why everyone thinks the FA Cup quarter-final draw was fixed.