The only EPL game of the week involving the top 6 as all the clubs not involved in the FA Cup got a breather.
QPR vs Spurs: 1-2 Harry Kane had scored 26 goals in all competition with his brace at Loftus Road. He is definitely the player of the season. QPR is now staring in the relegation zone, Chris Ramsey doing his best to avoid that, but is luckless...Spurs is now confident on chasing a top 4 spot.
FA Cup Qfinal
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Danny Welbeck came back to Old Trafford to haunt his once 'beloved' Red Devils by scoring the winner in the second half.
Utd fans once again witness a possessive but toothless display from Van Gaal side. The statistics: 20 vs 8 fouls, 5 yellow cards vs 2, 1 red (Angel di Maria's two yellows) and 59% possession indicated and exposed Van Gaal's flawed philosophy. Utd fans are used to the 'attack, attack , attack' way and this present side is a bore and painful to watch. Just wonder why Falcao was not trusted to start but remained an unused sub after Welbeck scored on the hour. He is so much more expensive than Welbeck.
Arsene Wenger can now have a wry smile as his side is now the hot favorite to retain the Cup as Liverpool could be the only Premier league side left in the semi. His triumph at Old Trafford also wiped away the past nightmares against the Red Devils during SAF time.
It also ascertained that his present Gunners have the substance to be challenging at the top. For Van Gaal, he could not keep his record of winning at least a trophy in the first year at every club he managed. It must be a big blow to his super ego.
Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers: Despite their red hot form, the Reds could only drew 0-0 with a resolute Blackburn side. The Championship side now earned a deserved replay and has every chance to advance to the semi.
Only Aston Villa Qualified for the FA Cup semi final played on Saturday. Bradford and Reading have to replay
Arsenal Wenger must be smiling wider as his side is kept apart from the Blackburn - Liverpool winner. They could not have an easier semifinal opponent than Bradford or Reading, a big reward for defeating Utd!!!!!