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WinnersWigan Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Wigan. Wigans victory at the Etihad this weekend puts them into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and allows them to make a boast that very few clubs acro s Europe are able to make: they beat Manchester City on their own turf. Despite misfiring slightly with Owen Coyle, Dave Whelan seems to have an eye for a superhuman manager. Following Roberto Martinezs heroics in last seasons FA Cup final was going to be no mean feat, but Uwe Rosler has set about copy-and-pasting the Spaniards unbelievable achievement. Beating Manchester City on their own turf surely trumps beating the Citizens at Wembley in terms of difficulty. Back then, they were in a neutral venue as a Premier League club; this weekend they Jalen Lecque Jersey were on enemy soil and battling for a play-off place in the Championship. This was a truly incredible feat with neutrals and Arsenal fans alike delighted with the Justin Jackson Jersey result.David Meyler Having been on the end of an Alan Pardew special last weekend, David Meylers name has been splashed acro s many a blog, newspaper and website this week. He has however, as Steve Bruce was at pains to stre s this weekend, kept his head down and has focused on his football. Following this all-too-rare desire to only make the right kind of headlines with a winning goal and a mischievous accompanying celebration, David Meyler deserves respect for his conduct over the last seven days.Chelsea Tim Sherwood was harsh in his post-match interview after seeing his troops beaten 4-0 at Stamford Bridge thisweekend. A completecollapseby the Lilywhitessent Spurs Champions League dreams into extremely uncertain territory in the wake of a Oklahoma City Thunder T-Shirts resilient Arsenal, abuccaneering Liverpool, a stubborn Everton and a resurgent Manchester United. In so doing, Chelsea fortified their position in the upper echelons of the Premier League and a sured that the pre sure is on Manchester City to close the nine-point gap that has now emerged with their three games-in-hand. Jose Mourinhos little horse has begun an ominous gallop as the home stretch approaches.LosersArsene Wenger As soon as the final whistle went at the Etihad, tweets by the barrel load began to pile the pre sure onto the Arsenal bo s to lift the FA Cup, some even appearing to bypa s logic completely by articulating just how angry they would be if he did indeed fail to lift the old trophy. If Arsenal lift the FA Cup, people will point to a soft cup run and if they dont, hoards of fans wearing red shirts with white sleeves will call for Wengers head to be paraded down Holloway Road. Nerlens Noel Jersey Whod be a football manager?Gus Poyet and Sunderland Being knocked out of two cup competitions in a week must sting. Being knocked out of two cup competitions in a week and then looking at the league table to realisea team managed bya lad on work experience, Cardiff City,are above you must really sting. They have games in hand and some players who have shown form over the last few weeks but the feel-good factor is ebbing away from the Stadium of Light and all on Wear-side will be biting their Aleksej Pokusevski Jersey nails as their players refocus on the nitty gritty of Premier League survival.Pepe Mel Chairman of West Bromich Albion, Jeremy Peace, made the unpopular choice to sack Steve Clarke and replace him with the little-known Pepe Mel in early January. Despite having a name like a childrens TV character, Mel is not raising any smiles at The Hawthorns. Without a league win since his appointment and having watched his charges be dismantled by a hot-and-cold Manchester United team this weekend, West Broms chances of survival this season are beginning to look slim. Still, at least they didnt sell their best striker to rival, eh? Oh, wait


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WinnersWigan Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Wigan. Wigans victory at the Etihad this weekend puts them into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and allows them to make a boast that very few clubs acro s Europe are able to make: they beat Manchester City on their own turf. Despite misfiring slightly with Owen Coyle, Dave Whelan seems to have an eye for a superhuman manager. Following Roberto Martinezs heroics in last seasons FA Cup final was going to be no mean feat, but Uwe Rosler has set about copy-and-pasting the Spaniards unbelievable achievement. Beating Manchester City on their own turf surely trumps beating the Citizens at Wembley in terms of difficulty. Back then, they were in a neutral venue as a Premier League club; this weekend they Jalen Lecque Jersey were on enemy soil and battling for a play-off place in the Championship. This was a truly incredible feat with neutrals and Arsenal fans alike delighted with the Justin Jackson Jersey result.David Meyler Having been on the end of an Alan Pardew special last weekend, David Meylers name has been splashed acro s many a blog, newspaper and website this week. He has however, as Steve Bruce was at pains to stre s this weekend, kept his head down and has focused on his football. Following this all-too-rare desire to only make the right kind of headlines with a winning goal and a mischievous accompanying celebration, David Meyler deserves respect for his conduct over the last seven days.Chelsea Tim Sherwood was harsh in his post-match interview after seeing his troops beaten 4-0 at Stamford Bridge thisweekend. A completecollapseby the Lilywhitessent Spurs Champions League dreams into extremely uncertain territory in the wake of a Oklahoma City Thunder T-Shirts resilient Arsenal, abuccaneering Liverpool, a stubborn Everton and a resurgent Manchester United. In so doing, Chelsea fortified their position in the upper echelons of the Premier League and a sured that the pre sure is on Manchester City to close the nine-point gap that has now emerged with their three games-in-hand. Jose Mourinhos little horse has begun an ominous gallop as the home stretch approaches.LosersArsene Wenger As soon as the final whistle went at the Etihad, tweets by the barrel load began to pile the pre sure onto the Arsenal bo s to lift the FA Cup, some even appearing to bypa s logic completely by articulating just how angry they would be if he did indeed fail to lift the old trophy. If Arsenal lift the FA Cup, people will point to a soft cup run and if they dont, hoards of fans wearing red shirts with white sleeves will call for Wengers head to be paraded down Holloway Road. Nerlens Noel Jersey Whod be a football manager?Gus Poyet and Sunderland Being knocked out of two cup competitions in a week must sting. Being knocked out of two cup competitions in a week and then looking at the league table to realisea team managed bya lad on work experience, Cardiff City,are above you must really sting. They have games in hand and some players who have shown form over the last few weeks but the feel-good factor is ebbing away from the Stadium of Light and all on Wear-side will be biting their Aleksej Pokusevski Jersey nails as their players refocus on the nitty gritty of Premier League survival.Pepe Mel Chairman of West Bromich Albion, Jeremy Peace, made the unpopular choice to sack Steve Clarke and replace him with the little-known Pepe Mel in early January. Despite having a name like a childrens TV character, Mel is not raising any smiles at The Hawthorns. Without a league win since his appointment and having watched his charges be dismantled by a hot-and-cold Manchester United team this weekend, West Broms chances of survival this season are beginning to look slim. Still, at least they didnt sell their best striker to rival, eh? Oh, wait


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