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The FA Cup : Everton, Manchester City Qualify For Quarter-Finals

Everton upped the pressure on Jose Mourinho with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Tottenham after extra-time to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, as Manchester City eased into the last eight by beating Swansea

Bernard, who looked destined to leave the club less than a fortnight ago, scored the decisive goal seven minutes into the added period to overshadow the efforts of opposing substitute Harry Kane.

The England striker came off the bench to make it 4-4 in the 83rd minute with his 209th goal in 318 appearances in all competitions, taking him past bobby smith to become second-highest scorer in spurs’ history behind only Jimmy Greaves.

Man city beat second-tier Swansea 3-1 to also reach the quarterfinals and break the record for most consecutive wins in all competitions by a top-flight team.

The mark had lasted for nearly 130 years, with Preston winning 14 in a row in 1892. That was later matched by arsenal’s class of 1987.

City has gone one better during a Pandemic, when matches in the Premier League or Domestic Cup Competitions are being played every three or four days to fit them into a condensed season that started a month later than usual.