Champion Arsenal defeated Newcastle and qualified for the FA Cup 16th final

Arsenal, the last champion of the FA Cup in England, the oldest tournament in world football, qualified for the 16th final by defeating Newcastle 2-0 at home in one of the matches that continued the third round.

Arsenal’s goals were converted, in extra time, by English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe and French striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

In the final played last August, Arsenal beat Chelsea, where Wilfredo Caballero from Entre Ríos saved, 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Thus, Arsenal remains the top winner of the contest (it began in 1871) with fourteen titles, followed by Manchester United (12).

In another outstanding match played today, Manchester United beat Watford 1-0 at home with a goal from England midfielder Scott McTominay.

Last Friday, Liverpool, current English Premier League champions, thrashed Aston Villa, 4 to 1, on the road, with goals from Senegalese attacker Sadio Mané (2), the Dutch Georginio Wijnaldum and the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, and passed round.

Wolverhampton defeated Crystal Palace 1-0, at home, in the other match of the third round of the traditional British tournament, which will continue tomorrow and next Monday.

Tomorrow Leeds, led by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, will play against Crawley Town, from the fourth division, on the road.

Also on Sunday they will play Manchester City-Birmingham; Chelsea-Morecambe and Marine-Tottenham.

(Télam)

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