FA Cup Ratings for Premier League Clubs

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The FA Cup Third Round relieved us from the dreariness of our normal robust Premier League schedule to enthrall us with live riveting matches like Pompey-Ipswich and grant us the opportunity to pay top dollar to watch Villa-Utd.  All 20 Premier League clubs participated at the weekend and here are their performances ranked in order.

Great Success!

1. Manchester United 2-0 win over Aston Villa.  They had a tough draw, having to play Villa away.  It wasn’t a dominant performance, but they got the goals when it counted.

2. Wigan beating Sunderland on the road 3-0.  A convincing win against a (for now)  Premier League caliber side away.  Still hoping that Wigan supporters adopt “Don’t Let Me Dow-ow-own, Brrrruce!” (the ELO song) as an anthem.

High Five

3. Arsenal win 2-0 away at Burnley.  It didn’t set the world on fire, but they got the job done.

4. Middlesbrough come back from behind to beat Bristol City 2-1.  It’s a win, so Boro supporters will be pleased.

Listen pussycat, give me a smile
5. Chelsea beat QPR 1-0.  Got my hopes up when The Guardian misprinted the result as a QPR 1-0 victory.  Not impressive but they’ll take it.

6. Portsmouth beating Ipswich 1-0.  David Nugent is still alive.  Who knew?
I get Ipod.  He get Ipod mini.  But everybody know it’s for girls!

7-8. Tottenham and Reading Draw 2-2.  Berbatov should donate part of his next contract to Reading.

9-10. Manchester City 0 – West Ham 0.  Yawn.

11. Derby drew Sheffield Wednesday 2-2.  Sheffield Wednesday are a Championship side, but so are Derby so the result is fitting.  The Rams will just be happy to fight another day.

12. Aston Villa lost to Manchester United 2-0.  Bad draw.
Do Not Fear Me Gypsy.  All I want is your tears.

13. Liverpool drew with Luton 1-1.  Jose Mourinho… Come on down!

14. Newcastle drew with Stoke 0-0.  Do you want your Big Sam ass cheek Medium or Well Done?

15. Bolton lost to Sheffield Utd. 1-0.  Respectable loss and probably better for them to bow out early and concentrate on the League.
What’s Up with it Vanilla Face?
16. Fulham drew Bristol Rovers 2-2.  They can’t even keep a clean sheet against a struggling League One side.

17. Sunderland lost to Wigan 3-0 at home.  Embarassing.

18. Birmingham Lost to Huddersfield 2-1.  Unacceptable.
Where I put this?

19. Everton lost 1-0 to Oldham.  Teams that are taking that next step don’t lose to Oldham.

20. Blackburn lost 4-1 to Coventry at home.  Hideous.

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  1. Kent January 7, 2008
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