FA Cup Semi – Final
Manchester United 1
Leeds United 2
There was the sweet smell of revenge at the end of the tie and Leeds delivered the stroke of revenge on Manchester United and they walked away from the game having booked their place in next month’s FA Cup final.
Leeds learnt from their League Cup loss last week, and from the first whistle chocked any creative ambitions Manchester United attempted, with a mixture pressure, dynamism and, at times, brutality. Best was nowhere to be seen in the Leeds defence as they cajoled and stopped him whenever he got close to the football.
Meanwhile Leeds were slowly using their advantage to form their chances at goal until eventually with a couple of minutes to go before half time, Giles opened the scoring with some cool finishing.
Ten minutes into the second half, Leeds made it 2-0 with a Bremner screamer.
It looked like Manchester United were out for the count. But a little Best magic with a quarter of an hour to go, gave his team some hope. But Leeds’ power and their willingness to use it stomped any Manchester come back and they enjoyed some sweet revenge and a trip to Wembley awaits.
FA Cup Semi Final
Crystal Palace 3
It was a great achievement for Watford to make it the FA Cup semi finals. However they met a Crystal Palace who have a good season in the First Division and will be there next season, but also determined to achieve something more and no team was getting in their way. And unfortunately for Watford they couldn’t put a stop to the rampaging Palace team and when the third goal went in half way through the second half, the game was won and Palace, settled to slower pace to keep their victory. Their hard work and hard running has rewarded them with a Cup Final against a giant of a team in the form of Leeds.