With characteristic hubris, Alan Pardew was quick to laud his own “bravery” after this pulsating cup tie. Short of reprising that Wembley dance, the West Brom manager could hardly have reveled more in this famous Baggies victory.
But he had a point: to field a 4-4-2 at Anfield, while sitting second-bottom of the league, is certainly courageous. To not only survive a thrashing, but win, is undoubtedly a feat worth bragging about. Continue reading
Having discommoded Arsene Wenger’s makeshift back-line with a high-pressing, two-striker system, Preston North End’s predictable second-half retreat — and some wasteful first-half finishing — allowed Olivier Giroud to deny them a well-earned replay. Continue reading
Arsenal progress to the unfamiliar environs of Wembley Stadium with a dominant victory over Roberto Martinez’s Everton. Continue reading
Manchester City exorcised their Chelsea demons this evening with a completely dominant performance to secure progression to the FA Cup quarter finals. Continue reading
Arsenal put an abrupt end to Tim Sherwood’s honeymoon period as Spurs manager on Saturday evening. Continue reading