- Arsenal struggle against Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley but win 2-1 thanks to a mistake by the Reading goalkeeper
- Chelsea now only two wins away from securing Jose Mourinho’s third Premiership title as manager at Stamford Bridge
FA Cup Semi Final Arsenal 2 Reading 1
Two Alexis Sanchez goals were enough to take the gunners back to Wembley again to defend the trophy they won last year in a final against either Aston Villa or Liverpool.
But they struggled against Reading.
The Championship side pressed hard and played with two attackers.
They were unlucky with two off-side decisions that proved to be wrong on replays and could have released their strikers with only the goalkeeper to beat.
Arsenal, though not at their best, still struck the woodwork three times.
The second goal in the first half of extra-time bobbled in through Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici’s legs and he was distraught afterwards despite being comforted by his manager Steve Clarke.
Arsene Wenger said Alexis Sanchez: ‘struggled to get into the game but has that stubborn resilience and individual potential.’
He complimented his side’s opponents saying ‘Reading were ready to die on the pitch to get to the final and we have to congratulate them on their effort today.’
Premiership Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0
This was a controversial game.
Chelsea had less than 30 per cent of possession and were playing at home.
John Terry appeared to foul Falcao in the build-up to the only goal of the match.
But by winning the ball Terry fed Fabregas; Oscar back-heeled his pass into Hazard who finished superbly.
Chelsea would appear to be home and dry with only two wins needed to take the Premiership title.