Bristol City's Stunning 1-0 Win Over 10-Man West Ham in FA Cup
|Tommy Conway of Bristol City celebrates following the team's victory in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Bristol City and West Ham United at Ashton Gate on January 16, 2024 in Bristol, England(Image-Getty)
In a remarkable turn of events, Bristol City secured a stunning victory over 10-man West Ham United during a third-round FA Cup replay. Tommy Conway's third-minute goal, exploiting a lapse in defense, sealed a 1-0 win for the Championship side. Despite West Ham's efforts, including Danny Ings' near miss and Maxwel Cornet's acrobatic attempt, their task became more challenging with Said Benrahma's red card in the 51st minute.
Returning to Bristol, David Moyes expressed joy despite his West Ham side failing to advance to the fourth round, marking their first absence since 2017. Moyes acknowledged his fond memories in the city but lamented the night's outcome.
Bristol City now awaits the outcome of Nottingham Forest's match against Blackpool, with the potential for another encounter against Premier League opposition.
In another thrilling third-round FA Cup replay at Molineux, Wolverhampton Wanderers displayed resilience to overcome Brentford 3-2 after extra time. Despite Brentford taking an early lead through Nathan Collins, Wolves responded with Nelson Semedo's equalizer. Brentford's Neal Maupay reclaimed the lead, but Wolves fought back, with 18-year-old Nathan Fraser scoring a crucial goal. Matheus Cunha's penalty secured the turnaround, leading Wolves to face West Bromwich Albion in the next round.
Meanwhile, Luton Town rallied from behind to defeat Bolton Wanderers 2-1, courtesy of goals from Tahith Chong and Chiedozie Ogbene. After falling behind to Dion Charles' strike, Luton quickly leveled through Chong. Ogbene's second-half goal secured victory, setting up an all-Premier League clash with either Crystal Palace or Everton in the next round. The match featured numerous chances, including a spectacular 45-yard effort from Bolton's Victor Adeboyejo and a fine double save by Luton's goalkeeper Tim Krul. Despite a late scare with Charles' ruled-out goal, Luton emerged triumphant.