Wins by Manchester United and City have set up a derby in the FA Cup semifinals, though the story of the weekend will be the Gunners, who saw an exit to a third competition in two weeks in failing to beat a patchwork United side on Saturday. As downtrodden as Gooners were after the shock loss to Brum and the travails of the Nou Camp, a 2-0 defeat to a United side hamstrung by injuries and Champions League preparations may have been the most disheartening, not only because it was the last nail in a coffin built by two weeks’ disappointments, but also for the continuation of Alex Ferguson’s recent dominance over Arsène Wenger, now having lost only once in the clubs’ last 11 meetings.
On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, myself and my co-hosts – Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer – talk about the four weekend matches, games that set up semifinals on April 16 and 17: Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Stoke City and Bolton, with one of those two clubs likely to punch their ticket into Europe.
Also on the show, a look to mid-week Champions League action, a look back on City and Liverpool’s Europa League struggles, the news from around the league, as well as …
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