Mesut Ozil scored on Arsenal's first and assisted on their fourth in the Gunners' big win over Everton that saw them through to the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Mesut Ozil has been struggling for a while now but he reminded everyone why his arrival was so heralded in August. He provided the linkage between Arsenal's midfield and the attack. Whether Yaya Sanogo is the player to take advantage is a solid question but Arsenal managed two goals with the young forward on the field and then scored two more in quick succession to seal the match once Giroud was substituted in. The outcomes of Manchester City vs. Wigan , Hull City vs. Sunderland, and Sheffield United vs. Charlton tomorrow will determine the other three semi-finalists.
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has suffered a setback in his recovery and will be out a further month as Manchester United attempt to climb back in the race for fourth.
With the return of Phil Jones in Week 29 Manchester United's defense is in better shape but they learned today that they won't be back at full strength for another month with presumed starter Jonny Evans out for another month. It would appear that Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic will rotate through the center back spots. It will be educational to see who partners Jones against Liverpool next weekend or whether Moyes will field a conservative line-up with all three (with Jones in a holding role) to attempt to slow down Liverpool's attack.
Manchester United's attack and defense got a boost in Week 29 with the return of Phil Jones who scored and played a part in a clean sheet in the Red Devils' 3-0 win.
Manchester United have struggled at the back in recent matches but the return of Phil Jones offers hope as the team rolled to an easy 3-0 win over hapless West Brom. Jones' return allowed David Moyes to rest Nemanja Vidic and leave Rio Ferdinand out of the squad entirely and the difference was evident. It will be interesting to see if they can keep the momentum going with Liverpool their next opponent.
Younes Kaboul was sent off for a tackle on Samuel Eto'o that resulted in a Chelsea penalty.
The decision was harsh and will surely be the talking point of this game. Kaboul being sent off changed the entire dynamic of the game and put Chelsea up 2-0 in a match they ended up dominating after the red card. The decision was just one of a series of questionable calls in this game. Tottenham remain in fifth place and seriously hurt their chances of a top four finish. They are now four points behind Manchester City and have played three more games than them.
Chelsea destroyed Tottenham in a 4-0 game that saw a series of questionable calls from referee Michael Oliver.
Samuel Eto'o scored the first goal and won the penalty for the second after he was brought down by Younes Kaboul. Kaboul was sent off in what was a harsh decision by the referee that ended up deciding the match. Eden Hazard converted the penalty and Chelsea proceeded to take advantage of being one man up by making it 4-0 with two Demba Ba goals. Chelsea are now seven points clear at the top of the table but many of the teams chasing them have played less games.
Cardiff City boosted their hopes of Premier League survival with a 3-1 victory over Fulham.
A massive day for fantasy managers who picked Steven Caulker, as he grabbed the opener right on the stroke of half-time. Lewis Holtby equalised just before the hour, but Caulker's second goal and Sascha Riether's own goal secured the Welsh side a huge three points and leaves them just goal difference away from getting out of the relegation zone. Fulham stay rooted to the bottom of the table, four points off saftey, and look to be in serious trouble.
Stoke forward had a busy day as he scored the goal that pulled Stoke even and was then shown a red card for a high tackle on Alex Tettey.
Jon Walters scored from the spot to spoil Arsenal's trip to the Potteries last weekend and he scored from the same place to take two points away from Norwich City at Carrow Road in Week 29 as well. Not long after his critical goal, Walters went in late and high on a tackle on Alex Tettey that saw the Norwich midfielder taken off and Walters shown the way to the locker room. The match ended 1-1 which leaves both clubs hovering near the relegation zone.
Bradley Johnson scored a 56th minute goal to put Norwich City up 1-0 over visiting Stoke but a penalty from Jon Walters saw the match end in a draw.
Norwich will have hoped that Johnson's goal combined with a tepid Stoke attack would see them earn all three points against the Potters. Sebastien Bassong's unnecessary foul on John Guidetti in the box gave Jon Walters a chance to score from the spot for the second weekend in a row and the forward made no mistake. There were some half-chances after Walters' 73rd minute penalty but nothing that could break the stalemate.