Manchester City rolled past Rotherham United 7-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, with Ilkay Gundogan starring and Phil Foden scoring his second senior goal.
A trip to the Etihad Stadium was always going to be a tall ask for the Championship side, and Pep Guardiola‘s inclusion of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling in the Starting XI didn’t help the Millers.
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De Bruyne cued Sterling up for the first goal of the game, while Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi, Leroy Sane, and a Rotherham own goal also dotted the score sheet.
Gundogan was the playmaker for four of City’s seven goals, while Sterling also picked up an assist.
Foden’s goal was his first senior goal for City, and it must’ve seemed to him like it took ages for the ball to cross the line considering it took a relatively long time anyway.
The own goal followed, making it 3-0 into halftime.
City out-attempted the Millers 23-1, though that one shot did go on target (Silver lining alert?).
Gundogan set up Foden’s goal, and was provider for the final three goals of the match as well.
It’s no surprise to hear that Foden is definitely sticking around the Etihad Stadium.
Here are all the markers via the FA Cup’s Twitter feed:
After one season down in League One, the Millers are returning to the Sky Bet Championship in 2018/19.
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Rotherham United defeated Shrewsbury Town, 2-1, in extra time on Sunday at Wembley Stadium to reach the Championship.
Regulation wasn’t enough to decide the League One playoff final, but Richard Wood brace ensured his side, Rotherham, would reach the English second division ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Wood did superbly to volley home his squad’s second goal in the first half of extra time, after a brilliant Joe Newell set piece curled into the path of the defender.
Shrewsbury equalized around the hour mark when Alex Rodman calmly placed the ball beyond goalkeeper Marek Rodak from close ranger after a perfectly-executed set piece that caught the Millers off guard.
The first half went largely in favor Rotherham though, having taken the lead in the 32nd minute through Wood’s header to the bottom left corner.
The lead should have been larger though heading into halftime, but David Ball’s early penalty kick was saved by Shrews keeper Dean Henderson in the ninth minute to keep the match scoreless at the time.
A spot-kick comeback and an unbelievable goal helped Rotherham earn promotion to the English Championship after a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient.
Alex Revell bagged a double, including this unbelievable goal from what has to be at least 40 yards out.
His second goal (that crazy one we’ll link to again because it’s bonkers) caused Rotherham’s manager and Rob Ford lookalike Steve Evans to burst onto the pitch in a wild sprint.
Leyton Orient blew two leads in the match – one being the 2-0 lead they had in the match that Revell wiped out with his brace, and the other being their 3-2 lead in the penalty shootout before Rotherham goalkeeper saved a pair of poor penalties from Mathieu Baudry and Chris Dagnall for the win.
The penalties caused the animated Evans to become so nervous he was caught eating his tie.
Rotherham’s double comeback denies Orient the chance to make it 11 London clubs in the top two English divisions. Instead, Rotherham secured their second promotion in two years after playing in League Two just two seasons ago.
The club has clearly put a period of uncertainty behind them, working on a new stadium and a merry-go-round at the managerial job.
Hey, let’s watch that goal again!
The golazo from Revell is a bit of redemption for Rotherham, who saw Preston North End do something similar in the semifinal against them.