The outcome was entirely predictable but Manchester City were, at least, given a game before passing to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Superbly taken goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish saw off the Championship strugglers Peterborough, who had feared greater punishment but had their moments.
The home side created a couple of presentable chances to complicate City’s task but will reflect survival is possible if they complete the season with this energy. Nobody went away too unhappy and there was also the deeply touching sight of Oleksandr Zinchenko, City’s captain for the night, being given an ovation by all sides of the ground.
Written by Nick Ames at the Weston Homes Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/01/peterborough-manchester-fa-cup-fifth-round-match-report under the title “Manchester City’s Mahrez and Grealish break Peterborough resistance in FA Cup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.