The team has Thursday night as the last club in the quarter-finals of the TOTO KNVB cup reached. The Locals were in The Cockpit without a lot of effort to be strong for FC Utrecht 1-0.
Tonny Vilhena signed after 26 minutes for the only hit of the contest. Feyenoord was then still many opportunities to score to extend, but Utrecht continued to be a larger defeat saved. The team of trainer Dick Advocaat was in the final stage, even close to the equalizer, but it remained at 1-0.
The narrow win keeps Feyenoord in the race to the KNVB-cup for the second year in a row to win. The team of trainer Giovanni van Bronckhorst was last season in the final too strong for AZ (0-3).
Earlier this week, added Willem II, FC Twente, AZ, Heerenveen, Fortuna Sittard and Ajax already in the last eight, while Vitesse Thursday with 1-2 won by Cossacks Boys. The draw for the quarter-finals is Saturday night on the program.
For FC Utrecht keeps the bekeravontuur again for the winter break. The Domstedelingen were last year already in the second round off by VVV-Venlo.
Van Persie hits after fifteen minutes the lat
For Wigan, there was a lot on the game against Utrecht and that was also seen in the wait-and-see stages. The home team then took still in the driving seat after a quarter of an hour close to the 1-0, but Robin van Persie saw his getoucheerde shot from a free kick on the crossbar end.
Shortly after Bart Nieuwkoop with a fine sliding tackle prevented Oussama Tannane only goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer could expire, it was Feyenoord again dangerous from a free kick. This time it was Sam Larsson David Jensen on the test suggested, but the Danish keeper tapped his bet on.
In the 27th minute, if the hometown audience still cheering, thanks to the excellent Larsson. The Swede gave a brilliant ball in for Vilhena, who, in the first instance on Jensen stumbled and the ball in the rebound, still with his head the goal in worked. Utrecht suggested a shot from Urby Emanuelson, but his bet was a prey for Vermeer.
FC Utrecht after resting with my back against the wall
In the second half was Utrecht even more with the back against the wall set and it was a miracle that at 1-0 it remained. The first big chance for Van Persie, the ball close in front of shot after a beautiful attack.
Just then became a substitute player Luis Sinisterra – the young attacker was in the rest of the field to get in for the injured Steven Berghuis – the pole. The rebound from Van Persie then went on.
Utrecht survived the rush of Feyenoord, but good opportunities came the visitors for a long time. Instead, if Larsson in the 88th minute only to goalkeeper Jensen to expire, but the Swede was by Sean Klaiber out of balance and saw his failed bet in addition to end up.
By the misses at Feyenoord, where the recovered Nicolai Jörgensen eight minutes before time, his comeback was, continued to Utrecht in life and that resulted in a nerve-racking final. The Domstedelingen pushed Everton back in their own half and were perilous moments for the purpose of Vermeer, but the People remained standing and must kwartfinalist call.