7 Things We Learned From an Amazing Weekend of Premier League and FA Cup Action

Football, eh? A worldie of a Clasico stole the headlines across Europe on Sunday night, but preceding that was a series of games in English football that lived up to the pre-weekend billing. Here's seven things we learned from the Premier League and FA Cup games over the weekend... For more great content, subscribe to 90min on YouTube, and follow @_scottsaunders on Twitter! You've gotta feel a little bit good for Arsene Wenger. After all the crap he's taken this season from his club's fans and...

The Relegation Battle May Well Involve More Than Just Hull and Swansea

The weekend kicked off with the Premier League's relegation battle. Middlesbrough got mercilessly thumped at Bournemouth, and Sunderland are so far adrift they may as well be on Mars.


Hull and Swansea are each battling to avoid that final relegation place. Both of them won this weekend - Hull even did it with ten men against Watford - and they seem to have the wind behind them in the run-in. 


Burnley are in potential danger. Hull and Swansea could conceivably win two of their last four games each, meaning the Clarets will need to recapture their impressive home form or face potentially being caught. They're only three points above Hull...

West Ham and Everton May Have Played Out the Worst Game in Premier League History

Thanks guys, that was a great watch.

Chelsea Dealt Spurs a Cup (and Premier League) Hammer Blow

To follow came one of the games of the season. Tottenham against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley was everything we hoped it'd be.


England's two best teams slugged it out in a sun-drenched goal fest. The two sides went punch for punch, but in the end it was Antonio Conte's league leaders who came out on top.


Conte's Chelsea were pinned back for large parts of the game but were completely clinical in front of goal, with his team selection choices paying dividends as Willian bagged twice in the first half. Eden Hazard isn't a bad substitute to bring on, and his goal swung the tie his side's way again before Nemanja Matic's thunderbolt ended things.


Chelsea may have also ended Tottenham's thin title hopes in the process, as that's a pretty significant mental knock for Spurs to take.

Liverpool Won't Ever Change

What more do you need to say about Liverpool than...they are just so Liverpool?


With the top four in their own hands, Jurgen Klopp's side again slipped up at home against Crystal Palace, with a scorn former player coming back to haunt them. Now both Man Utd and Man City will fancy their chances of overtaking them even while they both meet each other on Thursday night.


They're making it hard for themselves.

The Time Has Come for Mourinho's Squad Players to Step Up

Jose Mourinho's Man Utd came through after 120 minutes of football on Thursday night with an extremely comfortable win at Burnley - which was considered a potential banana skin before the game.


Anthony Martial was the star of the show, scoring a brilliant first goal just days after being challenged by his manager. There's a pattern emerging here.


With injuries across the board and the potential absence of Paul Pogba in the derby on Thursday, it's now time for more of United's squad players to step up. Players like Martial certainly have the talent, but they need to start consistently showing it.

Pep Guardiola May or May Not Have Completely Failed at Man City This Season

So, Pep Guardiola is going to end a football season without one single trophy for the first time in his all-conquering career. He's actually on course to finish with a worse record than predecessor Manuel Pellegrini did last season.


He bought in the wrong places last summer and has now fallen to an Arsenal side who everyone thought should have been swept aside, yet he's not really getting put under the pressure Jose Mourinho across the road was put under when Man Utd were looking wobbly.


Is this progress, City fans?

That Was a MIGHTY Big Win for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal

You've gotta feel a little bit good for Arsene Wenger.


After all the crap he's taken this season from his club's fans and the media, his team finally turned up and earned him a result he can be proud of in the semi-final with City. The Gunners rode their luck at times, but sealed a date with Chelsea at Wembley after extra time.


Would winning the FA Cup (again) be the perfect way for Wenger to say goodbye? Probably, but it still seems like he's going to stay on.

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