Premier League and FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

22 April 2024 06:58
Manchester United snatch chaos from jaws of serenity, Nicolas Jackson misfires and Liverpool stay in huntJammy, jammy Man United. To be fair, they did find a new way to be hopeless. Instead of the usual mayhem, they were in total control for 70 minutes, barely letting Coventry have a shot. But then, somehow, they snatched chaos from the jaws of serenity. ITV, and all their teatime viewers, couldn’t believe their luck as a cakewalk turned into a classic. United threw away a 3-0 lead, and for a minute, right at the end of extra time, they were 4-3 down – only for the VAR to come to their rescue, after he had failed to when they conceded a penalty. We were witnessing history, comedy, tragedy, the lot. Casemiro took the first penalty and missed. Destiny was surely calling to Coventry, but André Onana rose to the occasion, flying to his right to paw away one penalty, craftily engineering a miss from another, and saving Erik ten Hag’s job. For now, anyway. Tim de LisleMatch report: Coventry 3-3 Manchester United (2-4 pens)Match report: Manchester City 1-0 ChelseaMatch report: Fulham 1-3 LiverpoolMatch report: Wolves 0-2 ArsenalMatch report: Everton 2-0 Nottingham ForestMatch report: Sheffield United 1-4 BurnleyMatch report: Aston Villa 3-1 Bournemouth Continue full article

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