The mid week games saw all the top six teams winning to maintain the status quo at the top of the table.
Newcastle vs Man Utd: 1-0 Nearly 70% possession and yet no penetration, this is the story of LVG's team so far. It took a 89 min goal from Ashley Young to settle a relatively easy win. What was baffling was that Van Gaal left Falcao on the bench throughout, deploying only Rooney as the striker. Even the substitutions were from the defense and midfield...Mata for Fellaini, Januzaj for di Maria, Carrick for Rojo,. Maybe it was LVG philosophy of possession football which stifles the opponents but made winning difficult as there is no thrust.
Next up will be the final FA Cup game against Arsenal, another frustrating display at home?
West Ham vs Chelsea: The Blues must be in a high after their Capital Cup win while the Hammers are in a slump.
0-1 A tired win but still a win....
Man City vs Leicester::2-0 a workmanlike win over the bottom dwellers steadied City's ship considerably.
QPR vs Arsenal::1-2. A routine Gunners win despite Charlie Austin making it nervy at the finish
Liverpool vs Burnley::2-0 with this form, no one would bet against the Reds making into the top 4
Spurs vs Swansea: Spurs must pick themselves up after their disappointment in the Capital a Cup final.
3-2 Spurs was given a fright but finally held on for the crucial win to maintain their hope...