The magic of the FA Cup returned this weekend with some enticing ties to look forward to.
While Monday’s clash between Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea is undoubtedly the pick of the round, the weekend's games proved to be a more than adequate curtain-raiser.
Wolves and Crystal Palace both booked a spot in the final eight while Millwall continued their party with a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, Manchester City avoided a potential banana skin when they travelled to League 2 Newport County.
The League cup finalists eased into the quarter-finals, netting four times after overcoming fears that the dodgy pitch could hinder their free-flowing style.
However, the pick of the action on Sunday came in Swansea’s dramatic come-from-behind win against Brentford.
Having gone a goal down, the Welsh club roared back to life with a scintillating second-half performance to run out 4-1 winners in the end.
Once Brentford were reduced to ten men in the second half, the tie was reduced to a mere formality, but that certainly didn’t stop the Swans from having some fun.
One moment in particular though, caught the eye of football fans watching on.
With the scores level, Brentford were awarded a free-kick in a promising position and would have been hoping to restore their lead.
However, they made a dreadful hash of the set-piece and Swansea’s Daniel James pounced.
James ended the bundled move just outside his own area before turning on the afterburners and leaving the Brentford defence for dead.
In just over nine seconds he had run the length of the pitch and was tucking the ball away to put the Swans on top.
You can watch James showing some incredible pace below.
Blistering speed - made some of the opposition players look like they were moving in reverse.
That is the kind of counter-attacking speed the likes of Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe would be proud of.
From that point on it was all Swansea and after Monday night’s draw, a coveted spot in the last four beckons for the Championship club.News Now - Sport News