Tendayi Darikwa and Andy Rinomhota starred for their Championships clubs in the third round of the famous English FA Cup in games played over the weekend.
Darikwa was on the losing side when his club, Nottingham Forest clashed with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, losing 2-0. Darikwa played the entire 90 minutes.
Rinomhota’s Reading also lost to Manchester United by the same scoreline in a match played at Old Trafford.
While Darikwa was impressive for Forest in their FA Cup third round tie against Chelsea, Rinomhota was also outstanding for Reading and actually took the man-of-the-match gong despite ending the tie against the mighty Manchester United on the losing side at the Theatre of Dreams.
Speaking to the media after Saturday’s 2-0 loss, Rinomhota said:
I’m really happy after bagging the man-of-the-match accolade. Of course, I should be disappointed that we lost the match. We lost to a big team, an experienced side which played better than us, but we actually gave them all sorts of problems.
I would like to salute my teammates for giving their all in a largely tactical game. We can do even better going forward. Of course, we have exited the FA Cup which is a huge disappointment.
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Tendayi Darikwa is a Zimbabwean born international footballer based in the United Kingdom who plays for Burnley Football Club. Read More About Tendayi Darikwa