Sunday, 18 March 2012

Super Sunday EPL/FA Cup Quarter Final Special LIVE:

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my Super Sunday EPL/FA Cup Quarter Final Special LIVE:

Firstly, I am happy to say that Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba's stable in hospital (after he collapsed and had a cardiac arrest against Tottenham last night), but unfortunately is critically ill and will be under sedation for at least the next 24 hours.

Secondly, The FA Cup Semi-Final Draw will come from me LIVE, later on after Liverpool host Stoke.

And lastly, A special thank you to all my viewers and followers for supporting me. I will continue my hard work, and my quality will improve from your motivation.

Ok, time to get onto the Football action!


Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: LIVE
Defender Johnny Evans gave the hosts the lead after 21 minutes, from a corner which was nicely finished by him - with a volley past Wayne Hennessey from 6 yards out.

Manchester United players hold a 30-second applause for Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, before the match against Wolves.
Defender Johnny Evans celebrates his first ever Manchester United goal against Wolves after 21 minutes.

FACT: That is United's 100th goal in all competitions this season.

Newcastle United vs Norwich City: LIVE from 15:30pm

FA Cup Quarter Finals:

Chelsea vs Leicester City: LIVE at 14:05pm
Roberto Di Matteo will look to continue his 100% managerial run as caretaker manager for Chelsea against Championship side Leicester City.

Liverpool vs Stoke City: LIVE at 16:00pm
The Reds host Stoke City for a place in the Last 4 of the FA Cup. 
Stoke got to the final last year before losing 1-0 to Manchester City, courtesy of a Yaya Toure goal. Can they get there again this season? Will Liverpool win another domestic trophy after their latest Carling Cup Final victory over Cardiff City?

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United: LIVE
34: United can go 4 points clear at the top of the EPL table with a win over Terry Connor's men, who are in 19th place and on the brink of relegation to the Championship.
35: David Davis is on the floor for Wolves. Treatment is needed here. 
He is now on his feet, off the pitch recieving the treatment from the Wolves physio.

Chelsea vs Wolves has just kicked off in the first of two FA Cup matches today. Here are the Line-ups:

Chelsea v Leicester:

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand, Mikel, Meireles, Sturridge, Mata, Kalou, Torres. Subs: Hilario, Luiz, Essien, Lampard, Drogba, Malouda, Ferreira.

Leicester: Schmeichel, St. Ledger, Morgan, Bamba, Konchesky, Gallagher, Wellens, Danns, Dyer, Nugent, Beckford. Subs: Smith, Peltier, Howard, Marshall, Schlupp, Kennedy, Hopper.

39: Defender Ronald Zubar has been given his second yellow card for a late challenge..... RED CARD! Wolves are down to 10-men now, trailing 1-0 at home.

Two yellows make a red: Defender Ronald Zubar is dismissed and Wolves are down to ten-men against Manchester United.

42: Nice through ball by striker Wayne Rooney to winger Antonio Valencia who beats the Wolves' full-backs for pace easily before shooting inside the 6-yard box.... GOAL!! 
Valencia doubles United's lead! 2-0 just before half-time, and this could easily turn into a rout....

Winger Antonio Valencia places the ball past Hennessey to double United's lead. 2-0.

As it stands:
Wolves are bottom of the table.
45: The fourth-official signals three added minutes to be played.
45+1: Valencia crosses the ball into the box for striker Danny Welbeck to hit inside the 16-yard-box..... GOAL! Nice shot past Hennessey whose view was blocked. 3-0, and now it is damage limitation for the home side.

Striker Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring to make it 3-0 to United against Wolves before half-time.

45+3: Valencia passes the ball to midfielder Michael Carrick who takes an ambitious shot from 24 yards out.... MISS!!
The referee blows the whistle for half-time. 3-0, with Wolves having all to do here....

Let's look at the LATEST EPL news before going to Stamford Bridge for LIVE Commentary of Chelsea's match against Leicester:

The EPL match, Aston Villa vs Bolton has been postponed, due to the players not being in the right frame of mind to play following Fabrice Muamba collapsing yesterday against Tottenham.

Arsenal are considering a summer bid for young Birmingham keeper Jack Butland.

Safe hands: Jack Butland is wanted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Liverpool are stepping up their interest in Athletic Bilbao winger Iker Muniain and defender Javi Martinez.

Newcastle are preparing a summer swoop for PSV's left-back Erik Pieters.

Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has revealed that he would like to join Arsenal when he leaves Ajax this summer.

Jan Vertoghen: Could link up with fellow Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen at Arsenal..

James Milner believes Carlos Tevez can become Man City's title talisman.

Carlos Tevez(left): Can he push Manchester City to their first EPL title since 1967-78?

Aston Villa are plotting a summer move for 6ft 5in Heerenveen striker Bas Dost.

Bas Dost: Aston Villa calling the striker to join them for a boost in their strikeforce.

Chelsea 1 Leicester 0

Defender Gary Cahill has scored his first Chelsea goal in the FA Cup after 12 minutes, from a header before celebrating by unveiling a shirt which says 'Pray 4 Muamba'.
Defender Gary Cahill heads Chelsea in-front against Leicester in the FA Cup Quarter Final at Stamford Bridge.
Pray 4 Muamba: Cahill shows support for his former Bolton team-mate who is currently in hospital.

Support for his former team-mate. 1-0.

Chelsea 2 Leicester 0
Striker Salomon Kalou doubles the home side's lead in the 18th minute. 2-0. 

Striker Salomon Kalou cooly places the ball past 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel to make it 2-0 to Chelsea.

So as soon as AVB leaves Chelsea, they start winning matches... Interesting....

Wolves vs Manchester United: LIVE
45: The referee blows the whistle to start the second half here at Molienuex.
56: Striker Javier Hernandez scores to make it 4-0! 
58: Manchester United SUB:
Michael Carrick OFF
Paul Pogba ON
61: And again! 5-0, with Hernandez scoring his second in five minutes. No mercy for Wolves..... this could be even worse with over 25 minutes to go here...
63: Manchester United SUB:
Patrice Evra OFF
Fabio Da Silva ON

14:55: HALF-TIME:
Chelsea 2 Leicester City 0

74: Manchester United SUB:
Johnny Evans OFF
Chris Smalling ON
Smalling is wearing a head mask from the nasty cut sustained against Holland in an International friendly two weeks ago. Evans who scored the first goal is coming off... Played well.

78: Wolves SUB:
Stephen Fletcher OFF
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake ON

78: United passing the ball well, and do not want to concede a goal, despite being 5-0 up with just over 10 minutes to go.

15:04: Chelsea vs Leicester have restarted in the second half. 2-0 the current score...

79: Wolves winger Matthew Jarvis cuts inside defender Chris Smalling, before passing the ball in a dangerous position, but Wolves fail to take the shot well and it goes  well wide, nothing for David De Gea to be worried about. Goal-kick.

81: United go on the counter attack, and look dangerous with striker Danny Welbeck crossing in a through ball towards fellow striker Javier Hernandez, but the Wolves defence clears thankfully.

88: The man of the match has been announced:
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, despite not scoring today. He has worked hard and assisted many runs and plays.

90: The fourth-official signals for two minutes of stoppage time to be added on here.

90+2: Wolves corner cleared away by United's defence, just before the referee blows the whistle for full-time at Molienuex.

Wolves 0 Manchester United 5 

It was an exhibition match for United, passes galore and they were ruthless without going into gear 4, scoring 5 goals (and 22 shots in total with no problem whatsoever) to move 4 points clear of rivals City in 2nd place who face Chelsea on Wednesday. This will worry City who need something special to knock off United for the prestigious EPL title come May.

For Wolves, they are now bottom of the table, and relegation seems headed their way. 
Terry Connor has lost yet again.... and maybe he will be wondering why he took the caretaker job.

Line-ups for Liverpool vs Stoke City at Anfield, which will start at 4.

Liverpool v Stoke:

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Maxi, Gerrard, Spearing, Downing, Suarez, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Henderson, Coates, Kuyt, Adam, Flanagan, Shelvey.

Midfielder Jay Spearing starts along with under-pressure striker Andy Carroll who really needs to gel with star striker Luis Suarez if their partnership is ever going to work.

Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Shotton, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Nash, Jones, Pennant, Upson, Delap, Jerome, Palacios.

Striker Peter Crouch starts against his old club, while midfielders Jermaine Pennant, Rory Delap and Wilson Palacios are amongst a strong Stoke bench.

Chelsea vs Leicester City: LIVE

67: GOAL!
3-0 to Chelsea, but finally the former Liverpool legend scores his first goal in 25 hours and 37 minutes! It's striker Fernando Torres after midfielder Raul Meireles past to him before he struck the ball into the net.

Striker Fernando Torres scores his first goal for Chelsea since October against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
Finally El Nino finds the net again!

A little bit lucky, but a goal nonetheless.

77: Striker Jermaine Beckford scores a consolation goal for the visitors after a shot hit the post and rebound back to his feet.

Striker Jermaine Beckford celebrates scoring his consolation goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to make it 3-1.

85: GOAL!
Another goal, and it comes from.... guess who?!
Fernando Torres scores his second goal in the space of 18 minutes! A corner was whipped into the box, which was powerfully headered past the goalkeeper by Torres. 4-1.

Midfielder Ben Marshall cuts inside the Chelsea defence. Moves in 25-yard curling and swerving shot.... GOAL!

1st and best: Midfielder Ben Marshall scores the goal of the day against Chelsea to make it 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

He beat goalkeeper Petr Cech with ease! I doubt any goalkeeper would want to deal with that shot..... Beautiful goal, and I think that is goal of the FA Cup right there....

90+1: Midfielder Raul Meireles has made it 5-2! 
Torres with great awareness to find Meireles who fiercely hit a placed ball into the past out of the 'keeper's reach.

Highlights from the match:

Liverpool vs Stoke:
0: The referee blows the whistle to start this match here at Anfield. A place in the semi-finals is up for grabs...

23: GOAL!
Luis Suarez breaks the deadlock for the home side after a nice build-up play, which was clinically finished with a deadly strike from 20 yards out.

26: GOAL!
Stoke have equalised! 1-1, with former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch with the goal (a header from a corner). 

Do Stoke have hope? Can Liverpool fight them off?

45+2: HALF-TIME: 
Liverpool 1 Stoke City 1

56: GOAL!
Winger Stewart Downing scores his first goal for The Reds after hitting the ball with a lot of pace past keeper Thomas Sorensen. 2-1.

Winger Stewart Downing scores for Liverpool to make it 2-1 in the 56th minute against Stoke at Anfield.

Celebration time: Winger Stewart Downing is ecstatic as he scored his first goal in Liverpool colours to seal a semi-final place at Wembley.

Liverpool 2 Stoke City 1
Stewart Downing and Luis Suarez ensure that Liverpool go to Wembley (for the semi-final) for the second time in the space of two months.

Newcastle United 1 Norwich City 0 FT
Striker Papiss Demba Cisse scored his second goal for his new club as Newcastle move three points closer to 5th placed Chelsea (2 points ahead).

Newcastle's number 9: Cisse celebrates the only goal against Norwich...

Norwich are now in 13th place.
Semi-final Draw LIVE:

Liverpool vs Everton/Sunderland
Chelsea vs Tottenham/Bolton

Exciting ties ahead.... This could be two derbies, North London and the Merseyside derby.

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