Southampton needed extra time to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup as they produced one of the close football results of the weekend in the FA Cup. Viktor Gyokeres scored the opener for the visitors in the 22nd minute before a stunner by Stuart Armstrong in the 63rd minute forced extra time. Just when it looked like the match would need penalties, Kyle Walker-Pieters scored the winner in the 112th minute.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “Lyanco’s injury is very serious. Broja’s is the top of the knee and we’ll have to look at how serious it is. In an FA Cup game, you cannot really control what happens. They are always so tight and so tough, especially against a team as organized as Coventry. In the first half, we were missing good touches to speed up the situation. That was the reason I made changes at half-time and Stuey (Stuart Armstrong) scored a great goal. We got our reward with patience. It’s good to go through.”
Coventry boss Mark Robins: “I think the team that created the best chances probably lost, but we have to take those chances. But the players were absolutely magnificent. They had a lot of pace and a lot of experience which you’d expect with a Premier League side. Their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. If they go in then things get a little tastier. But we have to be proud of them, without a shadow of a doubt.”
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