Liverpool were beaten 4-2 tonight by Tottenham Hotspur, after getting totally battered during the first half. United loanee, Frazier Campbell, scored two and assisted one, claiming the Man of the Match award.
Chelsea were knocked out at home by the ten men of Championship side Burnley, with former United midfielder, Chris Eagles, scoring in the penalty shoot out. In the end, it went to sudden death, with another former United player missing the crucial penalty. Well, I say ‘United player’, but he never played a game for us, desperate to get out of the contract he signed for the trophies he was promised at Stamford Bridge. Blame the agent, Mikel!
Didier Drogba, making his first appearance in weeks, is set to face the wrath of the FA after sticking his finger up at the travelling fans and chucking coins in to the crowd that had been thrown on to the pitch. Tut tut.
Hilarity aside, this means fewer games for our title rivals to play in now, which might have negative repercussions for us. We were fortunate last season that Chelsea had the distractions of other cup competitions, reaching the final of the League Cup, the 6th Round of the FA Cup, as well as the final of the European Cup.
That’s one trophy less for Chelsea to think about, meaning less opportunities for injuries and fresher players. Considering we’re already going to have to work bloody hard to make up the points we’re lacking, whilst it’s amusing to see our rivals get dumped out of a cup, I’d rather they had the same distractions away from the league that we do.