Last weekend was eventful for me, check out my top five highlights
Arsenal Sanchez Through To The FA Cup Final
Arsenal squirmed, hopped, snicked, and Sanchezed through Reading to book a place in the FA Cup final. The Gunners opened scoring just before the 1st half break through Alexis Sanchez. The Royals came out of the break stronger and got an equalizer thanks to a lil’ deflection from Gibbs past Szczesny. The game went into extra time like Arsenal’s previous two games against lower league opposition and as expected the gunners came out tops with a goal from the Chilean Rottweiler. The ball squirmed through Frederici’s arms, through his legs and slowly across the line. It was excruciating for the goalie who had pulled out great saves all day, only to summarize with such error. It was like Szczesny-2011 reloaded. The ground refused to open for the poor goalie.
A win is a win, A semifinal win grants you a ticket to the final. Wembley again!!! Beerhugz again!!!!
Micheal Owen Should Be Taken Seriously
Liverpool were beaten by Aston Villa by same margin Arsenal defeated Reading. Liverpool looked so downtrodden. It was their only option to get close to a silverware especially with Legend Gerrard leaving in the summer. The defeat was icing to my Arsenal-winning cake because it validates the facts that Micheal Owen should be taken seriously, if you understand what i mean. Why so much hatred for Arsenal from a former bench warmer? He has always gotten it wrong predicting against Arsenal. He must have gone to the wrong VooDoo school to learn such horrendous skill. How does he sleep after such revelations.
Liverpool will win the FA Cup, Arsenal won’t make Premier League Top4, Sterling better than Ozil….
Sorry Liverpool, You may still get the Europa League if…..
Arsenal Remain 2nd Without Kicking a League Ball
Manchester United went to Stamford Bridge, did the playing and played into Mourinho’s tactical plan before given away all three points that may have seen them leapfrog Arsenal to 2nd place and give Chelsea one last chase. Unfortunately, LVG will have to leave the chasing to Arsenal, although near impossible. The defeat for the Red Devils means Arsenal can go 4 points clear if they win their outstanding game. This will be an improvement to last season’s 4th. Can we still chase Chelsea? I don’t see Chelsea losing anytime soon. Hopefully they fall at the Emirates with Wenger getting his first win over Jose Mourinho
Three Away Wins in The Nigeria Premier League.
Sometimes you look at the results of the Nigeria Premier League and you see a high percentage of home wins characterized by 1-0 wins or late late penalties. Last week was different with three clean away wins with even the home fans applauding the away team for being the better side unlike in previous times where it could have lead to an uproar from the home fans. The league is taking bold steps forward and it is heartwarming to note that the NFF have recently suspended two referees that had a poor day in the week.
Has the away wins be spurred by the extra reward attached to away wins? See the full results of the week 4 fixtures.
Kano Pillars 1-0 Enyimba
Bayelsa Utd 1-0 FC Taraba
Kwara Utd 1-3 Heartland
Lobi Stars 2-2 Sharks
Akwa Utd 1-0 Gabros FC
Rangers 0-1 Giwa FC
Abia Warriors 1-2 Wikki Tourists
Nasarawa Utd 0-0 Shooting Stars
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Dolphins
The NFF are yet to sign a deal with Keshi. The political romance continues with shadows cast over the Super Eagles. How can we forge ahead with our eyes blindfolded? I hear Amokachi will not continue as Keshi’s assistant when he signs the deal.
The beach soccer team lost 4-3 to Senegal in the semi final of the Beach Soccer tournament in Seychelles. Winners Madagascar will represent Africa alongside Senegal in the world cup.
What a weekend. Mid week actions return in the Nigeria Premier League…