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Haaland and De Bruyne Shine as Manchester City Triumph in FA Cup

 Haaland and De Bruyne Shine as Manchester City Triumph in FA Cup

Erling Haaland of Manchester City
Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Kevin De Bruyne during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Luton Town and Manchester City at Kenilworth Road on February 27, 2024 in Luton, England(Image-Getty) 

Manchester City's Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne displayed exceptional form as the defending champions comfortably defeated Luton Town 6-2 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Clinical Haaland and Assisting De Bruyne

Despite Haaland's recent dry spell with only three goals in five matches, the Norwegian striker showcased his clinical prowess by netting an astonishing five goals at Kenilworth Road. De Bruyne was instrumental in Haaland's success, providing four assists for his teammate's goals.

Luton's Resilience and Haaland's Response

Luton Town managed to narrow the scoreline from 3-0 to 3-2 through Jordan Clark's brace, but Haaland quickly responded with two more goals, securing his team's victory. Mateo Kovacic ensured City's place in the quarter-finals with another goal.

City's Dominance and Lineup

Fielding a strong lineup including Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, and Haaland, Manchester City took control early on. Haaland opened the scoring in the third minute, adding two more before half-time. Despite a setback with Jack Grealish's injury, City maintained their momentum.

De Bruyne's Impact and Haaland's Record

De Bruyne's return from injury proved fruitful as he assisted crucial goals and showcased his playmaking abilities. Haaland's performance was historic, becoming the first player to score five times in an FA Cup match for a top-flight club since 1970.

Newcastle's Triumph in Penalties

Meanwhile, Newcastle United secured a hard-fought victory against Blackburn Rovers, winning 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka emerged as the hero, saving two penalties to propel Newcastle into the quarter-finals.

Leicester's Surprise Win and Bournemouth's Disappointment

In another fixture, Leicester City stunned AFC Bournemouth with a 1-0 victory in extra time, courtesy of Abdul Fatawu's sensational strike. Bournemouth, winless in six matches across all competitions, faced disappointment as they exited the FA Cup.

Impact on Premier League Fixtures

Manchester City and Newcastle's progress in the FA Cup will lead to postponements of their respective Premier League fixtures against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace. Bournemouth's involvement in future rounds depends on Brighton's result against Wolves.

Upcoming FA Cup Fixtures and Draw

Remaining fifth-round ties include Chelsea vs. Leeds, Liverpool vs. Southampton, Nott'm Forest vs. Man Utd, and Wolves vs. Brighton. The draw for the quarter-finals is scheduled for tomorrow.


As the FA Cup drama unfolds, teams like Manchester City and Newcastle United continue their quest for silverware, while others, like Bournemouth, face disappointment. The competition promises more excitement as it progresses towards the final stages.

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