Here’s your Game week 28 recap as the FA Cup dominated the headlines, we have a look at the few fixtures that were played this weekend.
Liverpool, Hull, Bournemouth
The perpetual Jeckyll and Hyde, I’m actually getting tired of saying how often this Red’s side seem to up their game and then down tools. In this match they managed to do it in one game. They were very poor in the first half and had another chance fallen Burnley’s way one would argue that they would have repeated the result from Turf Moor. Alas for Sean Dych it was not to be with goals from Wijnaldum and Can sealing a win for Liverpool and keeping the dream of Champions League Football alive.
A huge six pointer played out at the KCOM this weekend and a well-earned win for Marcos Silva’s men providing hope that they can end the season out of the dreaded bottom three. The win against a fellow relegation candidate will give the Tigers confidence as they enter the final stretch of fixtures.
Winless for 2017 and leaking goals at an alarming rate, Eddie Howe will be very thankful that a double penalty miss did not come back to haunt him. The kind of foul luck that has haunted the Cherries seemed to turn at Old Trafford and with three points finally in the bag the South Coast side will hope to leave their relegation fears behind them.
Swansea, West Brom
An impressive run of results finally came to an end for Paul Clemont’s men with a loss at Hull. The Swans seemed to be swimming away from their early season troubles but a defeat to a direct rival at the foot of the table serves as a timely reminder that the black hole beneath them beckons for any side that get complacent.
West Bromich Albion:
Tony Pulis has to be commended with the job he has done at the Hawthornes. The start of the season began with expectations of a lower table finish and perhaps a cup run. March arrived with the Baggies clinging onto the faint hopes of a Europa League berth but after defeat to Everton they shall have to be content with a top half position come May.
The Imps fairytale cup run has finally come to an end at the hands of a beleaguered Arsenal. The first Non-league side to reach the quarters since 1914was the kind of run that every football fan lives for, when David fells Goliath. And they did it again and again. Lincoln City’s performances have been admirable and although the semi-finals will be contested between the heavy weights and the super-rich, it reminds us anything is possible.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week pled no contest to a charge of dangerous conduct. Despite the big Swede insisting Tyrone Mings ran into his elbow, the FA’s deadline for appeal passed without out one. Could this mean that Zlatan finally admitted he did something wrong? If I remember correctly, his Nike adverts insisted that was impossible.