Utd closing in on 20th title
Posted Saturday, March 16 2013 at 02:00
The two sides experienced contrasting fortunes in the FA Cup with Toffees’ fans booing the team off following a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Wigan.
Everton 1 Man City 1
The two sides experienced contrasting fortunes in the FA Cup with Toffees’ fans booing the team off following a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Wigan. Everton are being undone by manager David Moyes’ refusal to pen a new contract. Expect a reaction as they have a good home record against the champions.
Man Utd 3 Reading 1
I was surprised by Sir Alex Ferguson’s excuse of tiredness for the timid second half display against Chelsea, who played in Romania on Thursday. I also think Fergie bungled his team selection against Real Madrid. Manager Brian McDermott has left Reading and I can see the champions’ elects cruising past a beleaguered outfit.
Aston Villa 2 QPR 1
This is as big a relegation six pointer as they will ever come. I liked the spirit exuded by both sides last weekend as the two sides registered invaluable victories. QPR have the momentum but Aston Villa have the quality to hurt them. Rangers’ surge will be brought to a halt.
Southampton 1 Liverpool 1
Five-time European champions Liverpool are coming off a massive 3-2 victory over Spurs. Elimination from Europe has allowed the Anfield side to concentrate on the Premier League, improving results. Inconsistency has however been their bane. Two sides playing a high tempo, slick passing game will be a joy to watch.
Wigan 1 Newcastle 1
Roberto Martinez’s Wigan are in the relegation zone on account of their wretched home form. That is a pity because they play an exciting brand of football. The Toons have been tired by their Europa League exertions but they should still be good enough to grab a point.
Tottenham 2 Fulham 1
Spurs’ long unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt in a cacophony of errors at Anfield. Despite Fulham’s good collective football intelligence, I can’t see them taking anything from White Hart Lane. Gareth Bale continues to cause havoc and should hurt a Cottagers outfit not noted for its defensive prowess.