FA Cup Drama
Nigerian international Odion Ighalo netted in the 50th minute for Watford, who then went further ahead when their Argentinean midfielder Adlene Guedioura scored a whopper into the top right corner just thirteen minutes later. Daniel Welbeck kept Arsenal’s hopes alive still when he scored in the 88th minute but it was too little too late for the Gunners.
Meanwhile at Goodison Park where Chelsea were the visitors, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton in the 77 and 82nd minute. The Londoners’ cause was not helped when bad boy Diego Costa (pictured) received a red card for nibbling the ear of Gareth Barry. Ironically, Barry also got a red card for slide tackling Cesc Fabregas.
Over at the Madejski Stadium, Crystal Palace beat Reading 2-0. The home side gave away a penalty tucked in by Yohan Cabaye. Reading defender, Jake Cooper got a red card after the incident and the game was sealed for Palace when Fraizer Campbell scored in extra time.
Finally at old Trafford, West Ham forced a draw with the Red Devils. Dimitri Payet scored a free kick in the 68th minute for the Hammers, only for Anthony Martial to save more blushes from harassed manager Louis van Gaal by netting an equaliser with just 7 minutes remaining. The replay will be on Tuesday the March 22nd.
In the semi-final draw, Crystal Palace will be hosting Watford whilst Everton will be up against West Ham United or Manchester United. These games will be played on the 23rd April.
Jake, Year 5
Cottesmore Millfield Academy