SPURS HAMMER MILWAL; VICTORIES FOR CITY, ARSENAL
Son Heung-Min’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the FA Cup semifinals, but his side’s 6-0 victory against Millwall was overshadowed by Harry Kane’s potentially serious ankle injury.
Kane limped off in the 10th minute at White Hart Lane after his ankle twisted awkwardly.
The England striker was sidelined with another ankle problem earlier this season and the injury is a major worry for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Then Arsene Wenger avoided more humiliation as troubled Arsenal moved into the FA Cup semifinals with a 5-0 win against minnows Lincoln, while Manchester City joined the Gunners in the last four after a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
City, meanwhile, cruised into the semifinals with a commanding victory at the Riverside Stadium as Pep Guardiola showed he is taking the competition seriously.
David Silva opened the scoring in the third minute and Sergio Aguero’s clinical finish in the 67th minute ensured City advanced to next month’s semifinals at Wembley.
City boss Guardiola, chasing his first trophy in England, was rewarded for naming all his stars despite having to defend a 5-3 lead at Monaco in a decisive Champions League last 16 second leg on Wednesday.
DEPORT STUN BARCA, REAL CRUISE
Barcelona suffered a hangover from their remarkable Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain as Alex Bergantinos’s winner 16 minutes from time handed Deportivo la Coruna a famous 2-1 win on Sunday.
Joselu had fired Deportivo into a first-half lead before Luis Suarez levelled in the first minute of the second period.
However, Bergantinos rose highest from a corner to seal Deportivo’s first victory over Barcelona since 2008.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos struck another late winner as the European champions usurped Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday.
Victory for Madrid moves Real two points clear of Barcelona and with a game in hand still to come.