Twitter Reacts as Chelsea Thrash Manchester City's Youngsters in the FA Cup

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2016

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Chelsea comfortably progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a 5-1 win over an understrength Manchester City side.

It was the visiting youngsters who started the brighter, while Gary Cahill picked up an early knock:

Early worry for Chelsea as Cahill goes down & signals physios. Hiddink sends Miazga to warm up but Cahill will carry on for now #cfc #mcfc

— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) February 21, 2016

No central defenders, no top four, FA Cup and UCL. God it is 2012

— Rebecca (@RebeccaKnight01) February 21, 2016

And then another:

Cahill in the wars today...now having to leave the pitch with bloody nose

— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 21, 2016

Announce official mask partner @chelseafc

— Chelsea Stats (@ChelseaStats) February 21, 2016

Pedro hit the post on Chelsea's first clear chance of the game:

Lovely 1-2 between Pedro and Cesc...Pedro hits the post...should have scored

— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 21, 2016

Oohs and aahs ripple around Stamford Bridge as Pedro's chance is replayed on big screens. He & Fabregas combining at their best #cfc #mcfc

— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) February 21, 2016

Then, an Eden Hazard cross found Diego Costa in the box, and he headed the home side ahead:

Lovely goal by Chelsea, but Demichelis and Kolarov have got the marking all wrong there

— Jack Rathborn (@JackRathborn) February 21, 2016

7 – Diego Costa has scored seven goals in his last seven games in all competitions at Stamford Bridge. Streak.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 21, 2016

City hit right back and equalised through David Faupala:

35mins—Diego Costa makes it 1-0 to Chelsea

37mins—David Faupala equalised for Man City#CFC 1-1 #MCFC pic.twitter.com/qZBz3UGxmi

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 21, 2016

Quality from young Faupala. Great innovative touch first off for the one-two, then admirable desire to get his goal.

— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 21, 2016

However, the celebrations were somewhat marred by a handful of coins thrown from the crowd:

Just watching footage of referee Andre Marriner picking up those coins thrown at Man. City's players by Chelsea fans after goal. Disgraceful

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 21, 2016

Throwing coins at a kid celebrating scoring on debut? Really?

— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 21, 2016

Chelsea official says those who threw coins at Man City players will be banned from Stamford Bridge for life.

— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) February 21, 2016

The teams went into half-time level, but it didn't take Chelsea long to go ahead in the second half, as Hazard fed Willian, who finished across the goalkeeper:

Chelsea back in front through Willian - his 10th of the season. He's been on a different level this year

— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) February 21, 2016

It looked like a tight angle, but to Willian, it was really nothing. pic.twitter.com/c3Dbbb19iT

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 21, 2016

Second assist of the game from Eden Hazard, a welcome return to form.

— Matt Hughes (@MattHughesTimes) February 21, 2016

In the space of 47 FA Cup minutes, Hazard has equalled his total number of Premier League assists this season.

— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 21, 2016

It was 3-1 almost immediately after, with Cahill firing past the struggling Willy Caballero:

That should be it...Gary Cahill thrashes in a poor clearance to make it 3-1.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 21, 2016

Not great from Willy Caballero on that Cahill goal. pic.twitter.com/KNbflQQYvQ

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 21, 2016

Guus Hiddink dancing his way into the #FACup quarter-finals at Chelsea...https://t.co/Lvc5HkNRPh

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 21, 2016

The second half was all Chelsea, and Hazard got himself on the scoresheet when he picked himself up to send Caballero the wrong way with a well-placed free-kick:

Eden Hazard sends Willy Caballero the wrong way from 22 yards with a free-kick. 4-1. Messy for Man City now this.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 21, 2016

Willy Caballero’s performance between the sticks for #MCFC today at Chelsea... pic.twitter.com/djOeL2cqb9

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 21, 2016

Who's that Chelsea player who looks a lot like Eden Hazard who just scored a really nice goal?! #CHEMCI

— Ryan Bailey (@RyanJayBailey) February 21, 2016

That's the real Eddie.

— Ashley Connick (@AshleyConnick) February 21, 2016

Caballero then slightly redeemed himself when he saved Oscar's tame penalty:

Penalty to Chelsea. Demichelis fouls Traore and Caballero saves brilliantly from Oscar - out of character with his previous efforts today.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 21, 2016

BREAKING: Willy Caballero makes a save! pic.twitter.com/QbHfaJmUJo

— SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) February 21, 2016

So that's Oscar done on #CFC penalties now. Never been convincing enough.

— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) February 21, 2016

But Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore came off the bench and scored with a looping header:

Traore. Comes on. Scores. Comes on. Scores. Comes on. Scores.
Consistent

— Robert Rea (@robertrea) February 21, 2016

Whenever Traore scores, #cfc win 5-1! Not a bad start to his career...

— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) February 21, 2016

The Blues held on to secure their place in the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals.

F/T: Chelsea 5-1 #MCFC—not what Goalkeeper Willy had in mind when he found out he was starting in the #FACup pic.twitter.com/7InAcrxOFp

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 21, 2016

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