first_imgManchester City stayed right on their path to winning four trophies this season with a comeback victory against Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.Ashley Barnes scored Burnley’s first but City scored all their four goals in the second half to shut out Burnley.City are currently leading the Premier League table by a huge margin and are in the Round of 16 of Champions League and semi-finals of the EFL Cup.A mis-kick from John Stones led to Burnley’s first goal but Sergio Aguero opened the City floodgates with his doubles early in the second half.Aguero scored two goals in two minutes early after the second half began as City stamped their control in the match.ALSO WATCHThereon, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva joined the party with their goals in the 71st and 82nd minutes respectively as City cruised to victory.STOKE CITY CRASHES OUT, PRESSURE BUILDS ON MARK HUGHESStoke City manager Mark Hughes came under even more pressure as his Premier League side were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup third round by League Two (fourth-tier) Coventry City on Saturday.Many Stoke fans have been demanding a change after their team dropped into the relegation places, losing seven of their last 10 league games.Now a change may prove hard to resist, supportive as the board have been so farHughes, an FA Cup winner with Manchester United and Chelsea as a player, was appointed in May 2013. Stoke finished ninth in each of his first three seasons but dropped to 13th last term.advertisementSaturday’s game was the Weshman’s 200th in charge, of which 71 have been won and 81 now lost.Coventry, who are back in the fourth tier for the first time since 1959, took the lead through Jordan Willis after 24 minutes but he conceded a penalty in the second half that allowed Charlie Adam to equalise.In the 68th minute, however, full back Jack Grimmer beat Stoke’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland to get the winner.Hughes, who made four changes, sent on all three substitutes but Coventry — who famously lifted the Cup in 1987 — held out despite coming under late pressure.”Credit to Coventry,” he said. “They deserved the win for defending manfully and putting bodies on the line.”We’re all under pressure. I can take the pressure and the focus. I’m not naive and I realise people will talk about my position.”But we’ve got good owners who will make the right decisions for the club.”Coventry manager Mark Robins, who once scored a famous FA Cup third round goal for Manchester United that supposedly saved Alex Ferguson’s job, was thrilled with his team.”We could have been 3-0 up in the first half,” he told reporters. “They put pressure on us in the second half and were able to bring on a wealth of experience from their bench.”But then we got the second (goal) on the counter.”WIGAN ATHLETIC HELD 2-2 BY BOURNEMOUTHPremier League Bournemouth survived a giant-killing in the FA Cup third round on Saturday by equalising in added time at home to League One (third tier) leaders Wigan Athletic.Cup winners in 2013, the year they were relegated from the top flight, Wigan led 2-0 at halftime.Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg put them ahead in only the fourth minute and just before the half-hour mark a free kick by former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell was deflected in by Bournemouth’s American Emerson Hyndman.The home side, who have only just moved out of the Premier League relegation places, had risked making eight changes.They made two more with substitutions for the second half and got a goal back through Frenchman Lys Mousset.Ryan Fraser’s free kick then came back off a post, but defender Steve Cook earned a replay in the 92nd minute.last_img read more