Di Matteo credits Villas Boas after victory

Though Di Matteo has taken over in recent months, Villas Boas was doing a fine job, though was fatally undermined by his players – who have since started playing well again under the Italian.

“AVB should get some credit for this victory as well because he started our run in the FA Cup,” he said of the Portuguese, who was appointed last summer. “But I’m very happy for the players. We’ve had a difficult season and a lot of criticism, but the players responded today to all the adversity we’ve faced this season.”