In a week that saw both clubs crash out of Europe, Arsenal and Manchester United each advanced to the final four of this year’s F.A. Cup with away wins at Boltonand Southampton respectively. They’ll be joined in the semi-final draw by the winners of today’s Blackburn v. Leicester and Newcastle v. Spurs matches.
Simon LeBon doppleganger Anders Frisk has announced his retirement from refereering following death threats received in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quaterfinal last month.
Despite missing an earlier penalty after Brynjar Gunnarsson was sent off for handling a goal-bound shot at the line, QPR striker Kevin Gallen (above) scored twice yesterday, Rangers’ 3-1 victory over Watford putting the R’s within shouting distance of the 6th playoff spot.
Scoreline of the day in the Championship ; promotion-chasing Ipswich hitting for 6 against a befuddled Nottingham Forest.