Defending Champions Leicester City were knocked out as Nottingham Forest produced one of the upset football scores of the weekend in the FA Cup. The Championship side took the lead in the 23rd minute through Philip Zinckernagel before Brennan Johnson doubled their lead a minute later. Joe Worrall made it three in the 32nd minute before Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one back. Djed Spence sealed the result with a fourth in the 61st minute.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper: “It was a good day, for sure. A great result obviously, but a performance to match. I thought first half we were excellent from an attacking point of view, obviously scoring three and creating one or two other chances. Dare I say it, we could have scored more in that first half. A little bit disappointing to give them one back, but I like the fact it didn’t upset our rhythm or momentum. You can easily lose a bit of focus when things like that happen, but we didn’t, so that’s a good sign of mentality and concentration.”
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers: “There’s no room for it and I’m sure as a club we’ll deal with that. It should never happen, no matter how disappointing your team is and how they’ve been playing. The players have to be safe on the field. It was a great atmosphere today. I feel a big disappointment for our supporters, but we can never accept that behavior.”
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