City slicker – Samir Nasri gave Manchester City a 35th minute lead in its FA Cup semifnal against Wembley at Chelsea. The Frenchman darted into the penalty area before lashing the ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Double trouble – Sergio Aguero's looping header just two minutes after the interval doubled City's lead as Roberto Mancini's men took complete control of the contest.
Brilliant Ba – Demba Ba produced a moment of magic to bring Chelsea back into the game when he fired home an acrobatic strike with 66 minutes on the clock -- but Rafa Benitez's side was unable to find an equalizer as it crashed out of the FA Cup.
Back with a bang – Robin van Persie ended his 10-game goal drought by firing Manchester United to a 2-0 win at Stoke City. The Dutchman scored a second half penalty to add to Michael Carrick's opener. United is now 15 points clear at the top with six games remaining.
Delight for Di Canio – Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio celebrates his side's first goal during the 3-0 victory at arch rival Newcastle. Sunderland had not won at St James' Park for 13 years but goals from Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan gave it all three points.
Smiles for Sunderland – Di Canio celebrates with his Sunderland players during their crucial victory. Sunderland is now three points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.
Tello the tormentor – Cristian Tello scored twice as Barcelona, playing without talisman Lionel Messi, eased to a 3-0 win at Real Zaragoza to keep its title bid on track.