FA Cup

It was possibly the most shocking results in the history of the FA Cup. League leaders Chelsea had a seemingly easy home game against League 1 minnows Bradford. I for one assumed that they would win and once I saw they were 2-0 up I was so sure their were on their way to a thrashing that I didn’t check the results until the end and it took me a while to comprehend! Bradford had managed to pull off the greatest comeback ever by winning 4-2. Only teams like Barcelona have scored 4 goals against Chelsea in recent seasons and it was a very strong Chelsea team that were playing. It just shows that passion can sometimes beat money and that the little teams have no fear.

I then saw the other results and last season’s Premier league champions Manchester City had also lost to championship side Middlesborough at home. I was in complete shock but that just shows the beauty of football and in particular the FA Cup! I don’t think there has ever been a weekend where there has been so many shocks and where both of the top two went out on the same day.

I also saw some other shocking results including 3rd place Southampton losing at home to rejuvenated under new manager Alan Pardew Crystal Palace. What was more shocking was that on loan arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo and ex arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh scored their goals! This result meant that only Manchester United are still in the completion that are currently in the top four and even they could only manage a 0-0 draw to lowest ranked team Cambridge. One result that I wasn’t shocked by was Spurs losing 2-1 at home to Leicester but apparently to other people this was also a shock!

My team and competition holders Arsenal are now the favourites along with Man United and Liverpool but both have to win their replays first. Arsenal had to endure a tough game of their own against Brighton away. They started very well with Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil getting goals in the first half to announce their long awaited return from injury. But Brighton came back in the second half and it took a man of the match Thomas Rosicky volley to settle it. Arsenal now face giant killers Middlesborough at home. Will their be any more shocks or will the big teams calm the storm and show their superiority?

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