What a truly spectacular day of FA Cup football we saw on Saturday.
Manchester City and Chelsea were the two biggest casualties on a day that also saw the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City and Southampton crash out, leaving reigning champions Arsenal to wonder if they could defend their trophy with relative ease.
Of course there are still plenty of quality sides left to contest this competition, but City are out courtesy of a fine performance from Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, who scored one and set up another to ensure the Blues crashed out 2-0.
The Chelsea loanee’s brilliant performance was just about the only good news for Jose Mourinho’s side however, after the current Premier League leaders lost themselves, falling 4-2 at home to Bradford City.
Shocks everywhere you looked, with Bamford playing his part in one of the biggest and both City and Chelsea left to focus on their league and European exploits (and of course the League Cup in the latters’ case).
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans thought of Bamford’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Think Chelsea need to get bamford back— emma (@EmmaJaneBaldwin) January 24, 2015
The only positive for Chelsea would be Bamford's performance. Sadly he may never be a regular in our first team with our youth policy.— Nitish Mhalgi (@NitishMhalgi) January 24, 2015
Bamford was the best Chelsea player today— Aaron Briggs (@Aaron_Briggs1) January 24, 2015
Bamford getting a taste of what it's like to score vs City. Let's hope it makes him hungry for more, and he brings that back to Chelsea!— Julie Carlson (@ChelseaChickJC) January 24, 2015
Agent Bamford!!!— Morad (@super_chelsea) January 24, 2015
Cue the calls for Bamford to come back even though he's nowhere near good enough for the best team in England.— . (@TalkOfTheBridge) January 24, 2015