Wolverhampton Wanderers arguably kept up with the theme of this year’s FA Cup by beating Manchester United 2-1. The Red Devils, who saw their domestic unbeaten run end by Arsenal this week, would have come into this game looking to avenge that defeat.
Unfortunately for Ole’s men, however, they were quite comfortably second best throughout this contest, with Wolves progressing to their first semi in some 20 years. In the other ties, Brighton managed to come out of the New Den with a nail-biting penalty shoot out win over Neil Harris’ Millwall, who were just seconds away from pulling off yet another FA Cup scalp.
In a cruel twist of events, Millwall keeper David Martin badly misjudged a free kick from Brighton’s Solly March which went through his hands, in what was virtually the last kick of extra time.
A miss from Brighton’s Glen Murray didn’t prove costly, but sadly for Millwall’s Jake Cooper, his penalty did prove costly as Brighton make the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982.
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City, survived an all mighty scare to beat Swansea City in dramatic circumstances 3-2. In contrast, the tie between Crystal Palace and Watford seemed arguably dull, but Watford fans won’t mind that, the Hornets came out on top 2-1 in this one.
As nail-biting and exciting as the football was, the rugby too deserves a mention. This week saw the climax of the Six Nations and Wales gave their soon to be departing manager Warren Gatland a great send off with an impressive grand slam title win by beating nearest rivals Ireland in the last game.
The other side who had any chances of winning the Six Nations was Eddie Jones’ England, but as far as they were concerned the disappointingly drew with Scotland 38-38. A great spectacle for the neutral, but no doubt England manager Eddie Jones will be fuming. That draw meant that it was Scotland who won the Calcutta Cup.
Across the sporting world, a mention deserves to go to Pakistan’s new cricket Super League champions Quetta Gladiators. The Gladiators have been on the wrong of three finals of the PSL, finally, they were able to get over the line here.
A fitting end to a fitting week here’s to hoping for more of the same next week.