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Weekend Football Review

The FA Cup goes on!

FA Cup 4th Round 

Chorley 0 vs. 1 Wolverhampton

Vitor Ferreira scored in the 12th minute as Wolves won against Chorley to progress to the next round. Chorley kept themselves in it but they could never break the Wolves defence which kept a clean sheet. 

Southampton 1 vs. 0 Arsenal

Gabriel scored an own goal in the 24th minute that gave Southampton the lead and Southampton held on to it even after Arsenal tried their level best to get back into the game. The holders Arsenal are knocked out of the FA Cup while Southampton progress to the next round. 

Brighton 2 vs. 1 Blackpool

Bissouma scored a belter in the 27th minute to give Brighton the lead. Madine equalised for Blackpool right before half time. Alzate then scored the winner for Brighton in the 58th minute. Brighton move on to the next round to continue a good cup run while Blackpool are knocked out. 

Sheffield United 2 vs. 1 Plymouth Argyle

Basham scored in the 39th minute to give Sheffield United the lead while Billy Sharp made it two at the beginning of the 2nd half. Plymouth got one back through Camara but Sheffield United held on to progress to the next round. Plymouth are knocked out. 

West Ham 4 vs. 0 Doncaster

Fornals and Yarmolenko scored in the 1st half while Butler scored an own goal in the 2nd followed by a debut goal for youngster Afolayan. West Ham continue their brilliant form in both the cup and league as they reach the next round at Doncaster’s expense. 

Cheltenham 1 vs. 3 Man City

The scoreline without the details might fool you because City barely managed to win this game. May scored for Cheltenham in the 59th minute to give them the lead and they held on to it until the 81st minute when City finally managed to score after bringing on several players. Foden equalised followed by goals from Jesus and Torres as City managed to reach the next round. Cheltenham will feel hard done but they tried their best and nearly managed a massive upset. 

Fulham 0 vs. 3 Burnley

Rodriguez scored two while Long added a 3rd as Burnley ran out comprehensive winners over Fulham. Fulham can now focus on the league and getting out of the relegation zone while Burnley continue on in the FA Cup. 

Brentford 1 vs. 3 Leicester

Sorensen gave Brentford the lead in the 7th minute and they held on to it for the 1st half. Leicester came out fighting in the 2nd and Under equalised in the 46th minute. Tielemans then got the lead for Leicester in the 51st minute via a penalty while Maddison made it 3 in the 71st minute. Leicester progress to the next round as they continue to fight on 3 fronts while Brentford can now focus on promotion to the Premier League. 

Man United 3 vs. 2 Liverpool

This game was way better in than the Premier League version purely because this was in the FA Cup. Liverpool finally managed to score a goal this year as Salah got them the lead in the 18th minute. Greenwood equalised for United in the 26th minute. Rashford then got United the lead in the 48th minute only for Salah to equalise once again for Liverpool in the 58th minute. There was only one person who would grab the winner and Fernandes came off the bench to score a free kick in the 78th minute and take United to the next round. Liverpool’s only win remains against Villa’s U23 team. 

Everton 3 vs. 0 Sheffield Wednesday

Calvert-Lewin scored in the 1st half while Richarlison and Mina added goals in the 2nd as Everton ran out comfortable winners against Sheffield Wednesday. Everton progress to the next round while Sheffield Wednesday are knocked out. 

Wycombe 1 vs. 4 Tottenham

Onyedinma gave Wycombe a surprise lead in the 25th minute which seemed to shock Spurs into waking up. Bale equalised right before half time but Wycombe held on as much as they could. Winks gave Spurs the lead in the 86th minute and Ndombele added two goals late in the game to seal a win for Mourinho. Spurs go onto the next round while Wycombe are knocked out. 

La Liga MW 20

Villarreal drew with Huesca 0-0, Sevilla beat Cadiz 3-0, Real Sociedad drew with Real Betis 2-2, Real Madrid beat Alaves 1-4, Barcelona beat Elche 0-2, an Atletico beat Valencia 3-1. Atletico remain 7 points clear of the rest with a game in hand while Real Madrid sit 2nd. Barcelona are 3 points behind them in 3rd while Sevilla sit 4th a point behind Barcelona. Villarreal and Real Sociedad sit 5th and 6th while Valencia are 14th. Still very much Atletico’s league to lose and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. 

Serie MW 19

Roma beat Spezia 4-3, Inter drew with Udinese 0-0, Atalanta beat Milan 0-3, Juventus beat Bologna 2-0, Verona beat Napoli 3-1, and Lazio beat Sassuolo 2-1. Milan remain top of Serie A with 2 points with Inter right behind them. Roma gain ground on them now only 4 points behind Inter as they sit 3rd while Juventus sit 4th a point behind Roma with a game in hand. Atalanta, Napoli and Lazio make up 5th, 6th, and 7th. It is very much a race between the top teams in Italy and this weekend helped bring some teams back into the mix. 

Bundesliga MW 18

Monchengladbach beat Dortmund 4-2, Wolfsburg beat Leverkusen 0-1, Mainz beat Leipzig 3-2, and Bayern beat Schalke 0-4. Bayern go 7 points clear at the top after a massive weekend of results for them. Leipzig sit 2nd while Leverkusen, and Wolfsburg make up the top four. Monchengladbach sit 5th while Frankfurt sit 6th. Dortmund drop down to 7th in the table as they struggle to put together some form. Bayern are beginning to look like they will run away with the league again. 

Ligue MW 21

PSG beat Montpellier 4-0, Monaco beat Marseille 3-1, Lille beat Rennes 0-1, and Lyon beat St.Etienne 0-5. PSG and Lille remain level at the top of the table while Lyon and Monaco make up the top four. Marseille sit 6th in the table. Still close in France and that’s a good thing because usually PSG are well beyond their rivals at this stage. 

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