In a weekend that seemed to be more ‘Clash of the Titans’ than the FA Cup ‘norm’ – four big teams were pitted against each other including a ‘grudge match’ between two teams that racked up 6-goals last weekend – that was of course Arsenal vs Liverpool.
The first match on the cards was Manchester City vs Chelsea yesterday and it took 2 goals from Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri to put City through as the song ‘Blue Moon’ echoed round the Etihad stadium. Whilst Pellegrini still keeps his 4-title race alive, Mourinho looks to be further let down as his return to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea looks to be going down a very different path to his last attempt.
The second and perhaps highly-anticipated fixture of the weekend was Arsenal vs Liverpool. Having suffered a humiliating defeat to Liverpool just last week as the Gunners were subjected to a 5-1 rout, it was more nail-biting worries as Gerrard converted his penalty in the 59th minute but thankfully for Arsenal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski were on form and had already bagged 2 goals earlier in the game and they managed to hold on to this lead to see Liverpool knocked out the cup and their forfeit from the top position the previous week a little less humbling.
Whilst this result goes little way to defending how Arsenal performed last week, it will certainly leave Wenger smiling and the team getting a bit of a morale boost. But can they go on to regain their top spot in the Premier League? We look forward to watching them in action next week.Read more...